Dr. Chris Hughes (Past) (as played by Dylan Bruce on As the World Turns)

Useful information about Dr. Chris Hughes (Past)

*Accidentally started a fire at Milltown Baptist Church in 1997.
*Stole files about Aaron Snyder's operation in 2004.
*Left Oakdale in 2005 to take a job at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
*Brought Evan Walsh IV to town.
*Was accused of sexual harassment by Alison Stewart.

Who's played Dr. Chris Hughes (Past) over the years?

Dylan Bruce (October 2007 - October 15 2008)
Bailey Chase (January 2003 - January 2005)
Alan White (July 2002 - September 2002)
Paul Korver (1999 - March 2001)
Ben Jorgenson (1999)
Christian Siefert (1992 - 1998)
Evan Ross Cannata (1990 - 1991)
Adam Hirshan (1987 - 1990)

Past History

Chris Hughes grew up a priviledged child but that perfect childhood began to make him feel stifled and he began to rebel against his parents and all other forms of authority. He was expelled from Columbia University for cheating and enrolled at Oakdale University. While in college, he concentrated on her personal life and having fun and his studies suffered. He eventually moved out of his parents home because of his behavior. Once he was on his own, he started seeing Molly Conlan.

Molly quickly ended the affair and Chris took up with a 16 year old girl named Daisy. He soon learned that Daisy was actually Abigail, Molly's long-lost daughter. Because of his relationship with Daisy, Chris began to take things more seriously and he re-enrolled in school. Chris convinced Abigail to keep their relationship a secret from her mother because he was afraid that Abigail would not understand his previous relationship with her mom. The truth eventually came out and Holden Snyder ordered Chris to stay away from Abigail. They broke up and Chris turned to his family.

Chris and Tom teamed up to spy on Emily to make sure she wouldn't seek custody of Emily and Tom's son. Chris, however, began to sympathize with Emily and they made love. Tom found out but Chris stood up to his brother, telling him that he was in love with Emily. She didn't feel the same, though. Chris decided to return to school full-time and began studying medicine.

When Chris graduated he returned to Oakdale and began an internship at Memorial Hospital. John Dixon was he supervisor. When he returned, Chris looked up Will Munson. He was hospitalized in the psych ward for an arson fire. Chris began investigating the case and met Alison Stewart, who confessed that she started the fire. Will was cleared of the charges, but the case caused John to wonder if Chris was spending too much time investigating and too little time on medicine. Chris apologized and returned to work at the hospital but things were rocky there. He continued to defend Alison and when she was released from the detention center early he befriended her. Chris tried to fight his attraction to Alison.

During this time, a series of murders occurred at Memorial Hospital. Chris believed that Dr. Gordon was perpetrating the crimes (Dr. Gordon was also interested in Alison). Dr. Ric Decker was also a suspect. Bob Hughes was attacked and left in a coma and Dr. Gordon was killed! This turned all suspicion on to Dr. Decker but when he was attacked the police began looking at other suspects. Alison, though, still feared Dr. Decker and confided her fears in Chris. Chris began his own investigation and together they accessed Dr. Decker's safety deposit box to get evidence against him. Tom found them trying to have a fake death certificate notarized but Alison got away with the document. Alison went to the depository to look in the box but Dr. Decker kidnapped her and tried to kill her. Chris found her just in time. Bob recovered from the coma and named Dr. Decker as the attacker. Ric was arrested. Chris saved both Susan and Alison and realized how much he cared for her. They made love.

Things weren't easy for the two and Alison soon became jealous of his closeness with Katie. Alison lied to Mike Kasnoff so she could get some alone time with Chris. That led to an argument between Katie and Mike; they got into an accident and Chris decided Alison wasn't ready for a serious relationship. He went to Alison's the next day but overheard her talking to another man. He decided to leave town.

Once Chris was out of Oakdale he realized how much he missed Alison and returned home on Thanksgiving. He learned then that Alison was pregnant! She said Aaron Snyder was the father but Chris demanded a sonogram to determing the time of conception. Alison switched the results so it would appear as though her child was conceived in October. Chris learned the truth and followed Aaron to Chicago so he could confront them both. Alison ran away but Chris followed. He tried to convince her that he wouldn't take the baby from her but Alison took a bad fall. Aaron saw part of the confrontation and thought Chris had pushed her off the roof. The fall caused Alison to miscarry; Aaron told everyone his version of events. When Alison's memory cleared she told everyone what really happened. Chris told her he loved her and they made love.

They decided to move in together but had to live with the Hughes family for a while. Alison grated on Kim's nerves but soon their condo was ready for habitation. They were ready to move in when a flood damaged the condo. Alison decided she would get a second job to help with their financial situation, but the job would have put her near Aaron and Chris objected. Alison took the job anyway and snuck around for weeks. When Chris finally learned the truth he forgave her. They moved - out of the Hughes family home and into the Stewart family home! Chris proposed to Alison. She was nervous about it but finally accepted and they began planned the wedding. At this point, Chris decided to enter a contest at the newspaper so he could win some money and give it to Alison. Emily had the same idea and they paired up to win the contest together. As they worked together, their old feelings came up and Emily became all Chris could think about. Alison noticed how distracted he was and confronted him. Chris swore he was in love with her but he couldn't deny his feelings for Emily, too. He and Em tried to keep their distance but Aaron caught on when he saw them kissing.

Chris stuck by Alison, though, and decided to go through with the wedding. While they were standing at the altar he changed his mind and decided to come clean by telling Emily's husband, Hal, that he was in love with Emily. Emily confessed their relationship and asked Hal to forgive her. Hal understood and did forgive her but Alison couldn't. With their relationship over, Chris decided to leave Oakdale for a job at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Chris returned to Oakdale on the arm of Emily Stewart. His family was incensed but nothing they said could change his mind. He convinced his good friend, Evan Walsh IV, to base his research in Oakdale but Bob objected. Chris brought him in anyway and when Bob fell into a coma, convinced the board to back Evan's research projects. It turned out that Evan poisoned Bob; when he recovered, Evan kidnapped Lily and Lucinda Walsh but was killed when he tried to escape.

Chris decided to stay on at Memorial but relinquished his temporary Chief of Staff position. He also broke things off with Emily when he learned of her hooker past. Chris began hanging out with Alison and a romance developed. She also started nursing school; after several failed attempts to make love, Chris became disenchanted with Alison and told the nursing school supervisor to stop cutting Alison breaks in her school work (he had previously encouraged the staff to help Alison out). Alison filed sexual harassment charges but Chris won the case.

He realized that he was in the wrong, though, and apologized to Alison. He also helped convince Bob to let her back into the program. Alison decided to marry Aaron and Chris couldn't let go; he and Alison made love the night before her wedding and he continues to try to break them up.

Flings and Relationships

Katie Peretti
Molly Conlan
Abigail Williams
Emily Stewart
Alison Stewart


Bob Hughes (Father)
Kim Hughes (Mother)
Sabrina Hughes (Sister)
Tom Hughes (Half-brother)
Frannie Hughes (Half-sister)
Andy Dixon (Half-brother)
Chris Hughes (Paternal grandfather - Deceased)
Nancy Hughes (Paternal grandmother)
Will Hughes (Paternal great-grandfather - Deceased)
Lien Hughes (Niece)
Adam Hughes (Nephew)
Casey Hughes (Nephew)
Daniel Hughes (Nephew)
Billy Norbeck (Great-nephew - deceased)
Susan Hughes (Aunt; Deceased)
Penny Hughes Cunningham (Aunt)
Don Hughes (Uncle)
Jennifer Sullivan Hughes (Aunt - Deceased)
Pearl (Great-aunt)
Edith Hughes Frey (Great-aunt)
John Hughes (Great-uncle)
Ryder Hughes (Cousin)
Rick Ryan (Cousin)
Barbara Ryan (Cousin)
Melinda Grey (Cousin - deceased)
Paul Ryan (Cousin)
Jennifer Munson Donovan (Cousin - deceased)
Will Munson (Cousin)
Johnny Dixon (Cousin - Deceased)
John Dustin Munson Donovan (Cousin)
Jennifer Ryan (Cousin)
Casey Peretti (Godfather - deceased)


Miscarried child (with Alison Stewart)


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