Bo Buchanan (as played by Robert S. Woods on One Life To Live)

Useful information about Bo Buchanan

* Resides in a loft.
* Widowed by two wives and a handful of lovers.
* Found out that Matthew Rappaport was his son after wife Nora had a one night stand with Sam Rappaport.
* Framed by Spencer Truman as a co-conspirator in the murder of Margaret Cochran.
* Was sent back through time to 1968 with Rex Balsom.

Who's played Bo Buchanan over the years?

Robert S. Woods (1979 - 1986, 1988 - Present)
John-Paul Lavoisier (played a young Bo - July 21, 2008 - August 26, 2008)
Tanner Woods (played a young Bo - August 26 2008)

Past History

Bo Buchanan arrived in Llanview in 1979 unaware that he was a Buchanan. However, his true identity was unveiled after Bo uncovered his biological father, Asa, in a lie. Throughout the years, Bo has had his shares of losses, from wives to children.

It all started after he married Delila Ralston. Bo and Didi were taken hostage by a crazed man, Patrick London, who underwent plastic surgery in order to look like Bo and take over his life. During the ordeal, Didi was electrocuted and died in Bo's arms. Bo would then go on to marry Sarah Gordon who was later kidnapped and presumed dead. Although he would never get used to the devastation in his life, Bo never gave up. Just when he found love for a third time and married Cassie Callison, Sara returned from the dead and she and Bo reunited. But not for long... A year later Sara died in a hit and run accident leaving Bo to grieve her death again.

A few years later, Bo was overjoyed to find out he had a grown son. Drew Buchanan made Bo proud when he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Llanview PD. However, Bo's life again took an overwhelming turn for the worse when Drew was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Out of all the women in Bo's life, his love for Nora Hanen is the most memorable. It was Nora who got him through the loss of his son by giving Bo another child, only to have him crushed again when Lindsay Rappaport found out that Nora had an affair and switched the paternity results to say that Sam Rappaport was the father of Nora's child, ultimately ending Bo's love affair with Nora forever. It later came out that Matthew Rappaport was indeed Bo's son.

However, after losing his father, and his job, Bo was faced with some inner demons after Lindsay Rappaport betrayed his love once again - and after Bo was sent back through time, to 1968, with Rex Balsom to face the man who hurt him the most Asa!

Bo's hardest challenge came after Matthew was paralyzed in a car accident. Not only was he trying to deal with the pain of watching his son manage, he was trying to deal with his resurfacing feelings for Nora, who married his brother Clint. After Nora and Bo realized they couldn't fight their feelings, and Matthew had the surgery that enabled him to walk again, they decided to give their relationship another go, even though Clint banished them both from his life.

Bo and Nora ended up remarrying, but their troubles were far from over. In an attempt to help Inez, Bo offered her a job, which caused tension between him and Nora. After a fight over Inez having a crush on Bo, he accused Nora of being the one who cheats then watched her storm off. Bo received a text from Nora, not knowing it was being sent by Clint and Eddie, who had Nora held hostage. The text implied things were over between them and encouraged Bo to sleep with Inez.

When Bo awoke at Inez's, she told them they slept together, when they really hadn't. Bo found Nora after Rex had rescued her from Eddie's motel room and was consumed with guilt. Inez finally confessed that she and Bo didn't have sex, which reunited him and Nora. She also stated that Clint had been behind the whole scam in order to destroy Bo and Nora's marriage. Bo confronted Clint and vowed to make him pay.

While investigating the murder of Eddie Ford, who kidnapped Nora, Rex admitted to Bo that Clint had kidnapped David. Bo and Rex saved David then arrested Clint for Eddie's murder after Rex brought Bo proof Clint had been at the scene of the crime with the murder weapon.

Flings and Relationships

Mimi King
Pat Ashley
Becky Lee Hunt
Melanie Farrell
Gabrielle Medina (deceased)


Asa Buchanan (father - deceased)
Olympia Buchanan (mother - deceased)
Pike Buchanan (uncle)
Jeannie Buchanan (aunt - deceased)
Austin Buchanan (cousin - deceased)
Rafe Garretson (cousin)
Sammi Garretson (cousin)
Clint Buchanan (brother)
Ben Davidson (brother)
Cordero Roberts (nephew)
Rex Balsom (nephew)
Kevin Riley Buchanan Sr. (nephew by adoption)
Joseph Buchanan (nephew by adoption)
Jessica Buchanan (niece by adoption)
Natalie Buchanan (niece )
Shane Morasco (great-nephew)
Clinton James Roberts (great-nephew)
Kevin Riley Buchanan Jr. (great-nephew by adoption - deceased)
Sarah Victoria Roberts (great-niece)
Megan Victoria Buchanan (great-niece by adoption - deceased)
Brennan Buchanan (great-niece by adoption)
Baby Girl Brennan (stillborn)
Zane Buchanan (great-nephew grandson by adoption)


Drew Buchanan (son with Becky Lee - deceased)
Matthew Buchanan (son with Nora)


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