Full detailed profile on Neil Winters Played by Kristoff St. John on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Kristoff St. John (CBS)
Actor: Kristoff St. John
Who played Neil Winters over the years
Kristoff St. John (1991 - present)
Useful information on Neil Winters
* Resides at a high rise apartment at 345 Ashland, Apt. 321.
Current: CEO of Newman Enterprises
Past: Chief Operating Officer of Newman
Past: Acting CEO of Newman
Past: Corporate Liaison for Newman
Past: Victor Newman's right hand man
Past: Executive Trainee at Jabot Cosmetics
In 1991, Neil Winters was freshly out of Stanford and working as an executive trainee at Newman Enterprises. Although he first fell for Drucilla's sister Olivia, in the end, it was Dru who won Neil's heart. After the two married, Neil's estranged brother Malcolm came to Genoa City.
While Neil was out of town on business, Dru had been sick and medicated in bed when Malcolm stopped by for a visit. Thinking he was Neil, Malcolm didn't object to Dru's advances and they made love! This secret stayed buried for many years to come.
Neil and Dru soon found themselves to be the parents of a little girl, Lily. However, shortly after, Neil was forced to become a 'long distance' dad when Dru signed a modeling contact and took Lily to Paris! When Neil couldn't accept or support Dru's career path, she filed for divorce with no intentions of coming back to GC.
Although unintentional, Neil fell in love with Malcolm's fiancee Alex Perez. Neil didn't want to hurt his brother, but after losing his best friend Ryan McNeil, Neil got drunk and blurted out to Malcolm that he was in love with Alex! Malcolm was furious and hated being around Neil. However, since they all worked together, Alex and Malcolm were sent to Kenya with Neil and Victoria Newman overseeing things. During their trip, Malcolm overheard Alex tell Neil that she hadn't been honest about her feelings, but Malcolm didn't hang around to hear Alex tell Neil that she was in love with Malcolm. After Alex left, Malcolm tracked Neil down and clocked him in the mouth! Later that day, Neil was stunned to hear that a bridge had collapsed and Malcolm's car had plummeted into a river below.
After Malcolm was presumed dead, Neil returned to GC, quit his job at Newman, and hit the bottle hard, becoming a full-blown alcoholic. In 2002, Dru and Lily came back from Paris in an attempt to help Neil get back on his feet. Although it took time, Neil started to realize that he wanted his family back. Shortly after Dru and Lily moved back into the apartment, it was only a matter of time before he and Dru reconciled.
With his life back on track, Neil was rehired at Newman and Dru went on to work for Jabot. For a while, Neil and Dru were swamped with work, leaving Lily with a lot of time to get into trouble. Although Lily ran into the arms of Kevin Fisher, who ended up using her, Neil and Dru were able to work together and save their daughter from losing more than her virginity.
2005 would be the start of many ups and downs in Neil's life. When Lily and Dru came to Neil wanting to help out troubled teen Devon Hamilton, he wanted no part of it. However, Neil finally gave in and took Devon into their home on a temporary foster basis. During this time, Neil was shocked when Malcolm showed up in GC after thought to be dead! Malcolm was still resentful of Neil, but later came to Neil's side after a car accident almost took his life, and the two finally made a mends.
Just when Neil thought he had it all, a loving wife, two great kids (Lily and his new foster son Devon), a second chance with the brother he thought he had lost, and a great job to support them all, Neil's world plummeted when he found out that Lily wasn't his daughter but rather his brother Malcolm's! With the deception to much to bear, Neil's marriage quickly began falling apart, but his relationship with Lily never faltered - even though she ran off and married Daniel Romalotti!
Neil began throwing himself into his work and soon found that he enjoyed spending time with Newman's PR rep Carmen Mesta. Although Dru was still hounding him with apologies, Carmen made Neil forgot about the past and prompted him to look to the future - even encouraged him to follow his dreams and open a jazz club, which he did months later: Club Indigo.
However, after Dru started harassing Carmen and fighting for their marriage, Neil saw a different side to Carmen and thought better of pursuing their relationship. He went back to Dru, blaming himself for her legal troubles where Carmen was concerned, and decided to make his marriage work. It wouldn't be long before Neil found Carmen dead behind his Club with people looking to him as a suspect!
To make matters worse, Neil's foster son Devon came down with meningitis and as a result became deaf. Although the Winters pulled through the Mesta murder (they were cleared), an even bigger disaster faced Neil when Drucilla went over a cliff and was presumed dead. The widower has moved on, with the help of Lily and Devon, and is now living with Karen Taylor. He recently had a promotion at work as well - Victor asked Neil to take over as CEO of Newman Enterprises after Sabrina died, and Adam messed up the opportunity. Neil eagerly agreed, and hired back Victoria right away! Neil was challenged when Devon's relatives Tyra and Ana showed up on the doorstep! Tyra was Devon's aunt, who was raising Devon's sister as her own. When they temporarily bunked with Neil, sparks flew between Tyra and Neil. In the end, their dalliance caused the end of his marriage to Karen.
Neil then dealth with Lily's cancer, accepted her reconciliation with husband, Cane, and has began seeing Ashley Abbott. Neil's brother, Malcolm, returned after being away for five years.
Drucilla_Barber_Winters (divorced - the first time) Malcolm Winters (half-brother)
FLINGS & RELATIONSHIPS
Dr. Olivia Barber Winters (sister-in-law)
Malcolm Winters (half-brother)
At Chancellor Park, Murphy remarks that it's going to be a hell of a day. Jill wants to know about Murphy's instructions from the Great Beyond. His lips are sealed. Nina appears and asks Paul about getting shot. Nina tells Jill and Esther that Chance couldn't make it. Devon arrives with Hilary and Neil. Jill remarks on their quickie wedding. Neil tells Jill that's the pot calling the kettle black. She suggests he remove his sunglasses and look her in the eye. Neil announces that he can't see and gets irritable when everyone pities him. Jill asks Murphy to start. Victor says Nikki's not there. She appears. "Oh yes she is!" Murphy reads a letter from Katherine which asks them all to carry out a ritual inspired by a ceremony she undertook while doing her bucket list with Murphy. Murphy gets choked up. Michael continues reading. Katherine wants them all to write letters to her and then burn them. Paul writes about his marriage to Chris and thanks her for the journey that brought his son to him. Nikki confides in Katherine about her drinking and wishes she was there. Lauren talks about her affair and the new troubles with Michael. Colin knows Katherine's snarling at him for what he's done, but says he's doing it to protect his family - he loves them that much. Esther says things aren't the same without her. Murphy assures her he's living his life to the fullest as she asked and one day they'll dance together again. Nina tells Katherine she's over Paul and her writer's block is gone. Lily wants help for Neil. Cane talks about Devon, and Devon writes about Hilary. Neil writes that he's got his own angel on earth and has Hilary read it out. Devon hears and crumples his up. Kevin writes to Katherine about his imagination taking him to some scary places. Jack trusts Katherine and John are having a grand old time and saying goodbye to Phyllis. Victor knows Katherine wouldn't approve of his latest project but misses her and thinks of her every day. Everyone places their letters in the urn. Murphy notices Jill's is blank. She muses that Katherine had nothing had to say to her about the music box. Neil knocks the urn over. Jack steals Victor's letter but then feels bad and puts it in the urn. Murphy asks Nikki to do the honors. She manages to light a match and the letters burn. Murphy says Katherine thanks them for trusting her. Victor steps away to take a call from the doctor who is ready to start Phyllis' treatment - they'll know quickly if it works. Paul steadies Nikki. Murphy says Katherine wanted a party. He spins tunes and invites Esther to dance. Neil hollers at Devon to dance with Hilary. Victor returns to the party and Paul says Nikki seems shaky. She gets belligerent about them hovering over her and runs into the bushes where Stitch finds her and notes she seems off. Victor appears. Stitch suggests he take Nikki home. She snarks at him. Victor and Nikki leave. Nina reminds Paul that he ended it with her to be with Cricket, so they'd better work out. Kevin tells Lauren and Michael that Katherine would want him to strike out and fulfill his destiny. Cane challenges Colin about the sketchy guy. Jill saves Colin. She crabs about this ridiculous exercise today and her heart breaking. Colin reassures her and Jill finally realizes what the music box means. Neil asks Jack to describe Hilary dancing - she's gazing into Devon's eyes. Jack says she's radiant out there. Everyone is invited to the Chancellor Estate. Jill stays alone to tell Katherine she understands the hunt was the treasure - she and Colin found each other again and she's never been so happy in her life. She leaves the music box playing in the park. Someone takes it.
At Neil's place, he feels his way around and insists to Lily that he doesn't need help. There's a knock. Neil feels his way over. Jack and Kelly blow in. Jack goes on about work. Neil finally hollers that he can't see anything. Jack is stunned that no one told him. Neil is sure this is temporary. Jack agrees to keep him up to speed on work. Hilary and Devon enter. Neil thanks Devon for being a good son and giving Hilary a ride. Jack and Kelly accept an invitation to stay for dinner. Neil and Lily argue over his plan to keep the house he bought. He knocks the salad over and tensions run high. Kelly takes Lily for a walk to de-stress. Jack talks to Hilary about when he was told he'd never walk again. He urges her not to take Neil's frustration personally. Jack reassures Neil who explains that his other senses are picking up things - he can almost hear what people are thinking. Jack goes and Neil asks Devon and Hilary, "What's cooking with you two, huh?" Devon takes a call from Jill about Katherine's ceremony. Neil thinks they should go. Devon reminds him they've been keeping the news about his condition within the family. What does he want to do?