Dallas Griffin (Past) (as played by Duane McLaughlin on As the World Turns)
* Currently resides with his Aunt Jessica Griffin.
2006-February 2007: Duane McLaughlin
After being transferred from Chicago, Dallas came to Oakdale. He was able to stay with his aunt, Jessica Griffin. Jessica was best friends with Margo Hughes. One day he went to Margo?s looking for his aunt and Maddie Coleman was there. He instantly recognized her from being on the police force in Chicago. Maddie recognized him too and thought that maybe he was stalking her. She was also afraid of her secret getting out in Oakdale. He told Maddie that he wasn?t following her and that he was looking for his Aunt Jessica. He explained to her that he had been transferred from Chicago to Oakdale to serve on the police department.
At this time, Maddie was acting suspicious to everyone. Lia McDermott had been murdered and all fingers were pointing at Maddie, since Lia was killed while on a date with Casey. During questioning, Maddie confessed to sneaking out of her sister Eve?s house and going to a frat party. While at the party, she was raped. This is where Dallas comes into the picture, because he was the officer on duty that night. Maddie was still the suspect, especially when other teens were murdered while around Maddie. Dallas believed that Maddie was innocent but didn?t know how to prove it. Later, Maddie confessed to Margo that she wasn?t raped at the frat party but by her brother in law, Louis Browning. Dallas was upset that he didn?t investigate Maddie?s case further, and blames himself for not suspecting a family member.
Eve Browning, Maddie?s older sister, was the one who killed all the teenagers at Raven Lake. She was jealous of Louis?s obsession with Maddie and wanted Maddie to pay for it. She wanted everyone to think that Maddie killed all of those teens. Dallas made peace with his mistake and remained on the Oakdale Police Department where he is still an important police officer protecting Oakdale citizens.
Lamar Griffin (father)
Ward Griffin (grandfather)
Louise Griffin (grandmother)
Fiona Griffin (aunt)
Jessica Griffin (aunt)
Carl Griffin (cousin)
Leon Griffin (cousin)
Bonnie McKechnie (cousin)