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Shawn-Douglas Brady
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Actor History
Noel Bennett Castle
April 1987
Paul Zachary
Scott Groff
1990 to 1995
Collin O'Donnell
1995 to 1999
Dyllan Christopher
2000; flashback


Former detective for the Salem P.D.

Former police cadet

Former courier for E.J. DiMera

Former mechanic at Max Brady's garage

Former legal assistant for Mickey Horton


Hong Kong

Formerly somewhere in Salem

Formerly Fancy Face IV

Formerly apartment in Salem (4B)

Fancy Face III

Formerly at the loft (with Mimi)

Formerly at Hartley House

Marital Status


Past Marriages

Mimi Lockhart (March 24, 2006 to 2007; divorced)

Belle Black, November 23, 2007; Divorced early 2016)


Bo Brady (father)

Hope Williams (mother)

Zack Brady (brother; deceased)

Ciara Brady (sister)

Chelsea Brady (paternal half-sister)

Victor Kiriakis (paternal grandfather)

Caroline Brady (paternal grandmother)

Doug Williams (maternal grandfather)

Addie Horton (maternal grandmother; deceased)

Yurgos Kiriakis (paternal great-grandfather; deceased)

Sophie Kiriakis (paternal great-grandmother; deceased)

Tom Horton Sr. (maternal great-grandfather; deceased)

Alice Grayson (maternal great-grandmother; deceased)

Sid Grayson (great-great-grandfather; deceased)

Abigail Grayson (great-great-grandfather; deceased)

Roman Brady (paternal half-uncle)

Kimberly Brady (paternal half-aunt)

Kayla Brady (paternal half-aunt)

Frankie Brady (paternal half-uncle; via adoption)

Max Brady (paternal half-uncle; via adoption)

Isabella Toscano (paternal half-aunt; deceased)

Philip Kiriakis (paternal half-uncle)

Douglas LeCleir (maternal half-uncle)

Steven Olson (maternal half-uncle)

Julie Olson (maternal half-aunt)

Brady Black (paternal half-cousin)

Tyler Kiriakis (paternal half-cousin)

Carrie Brady (paternal half-cousin)

Samantha Brady (paternal half-cousin)

Eric Brady (paternal half-cousin)

Rex Brady (paternal half-cousin)

Cassie Brady (paternal half-cousin)

Andrew Donovan IV (paternal half-cousin)

Jeannie Donovan (paternal half-cousin)

Stephanie Johnson (paternal half-cousin)

Joey Johnson (paternal half-cousin)

Spencer Olson (maternal half-cousin)

David Banning (maternal half-cousin)

Tate Black (paternal half cousin; once removed)

Alexander Kiriakis (paternal great-uncle; deceased)

Titus Kiriakis (paternal great-uncle; deceased)

Tommy Horton Jr. (maternal great-uncle)

Mickey Horton (maternal great-uncle; deceased)

Bill Horton (maternal great-uncle)

Marie Horton (maternal great-aunt)

Justin Kiriakis (paternal first cousin once removed)

Xander Cook (paternal first cousin once removed)

Sandy Horton (maternal first cousin once removed)

Melissa Horton (maternal first cousin once removed; via adoption)

Sarah Horton (maternal first cousin once removed; via adoption)

Mike Horton (maternal first cousin once removed)

Jennifer Horton (maternal first cousin once removed)

Lucas Horton (maternal first cousin once removed)

Jessica Blake (maternal first cousin once removed)

Scotty Banning (maternal first half-cousin once removed)

Eli Grant (maternal first half-cousin once removed)

Alexander Kiriakis (paternal second cousin)

Joey Kiriakis (paternal second cousin; via adoption)

Victor Kiriakis II (paternal second cousin; via adoption)

Jackson "Sonny" Steven Kiriakis (paternal second cousin)

Jeremy Horton (maternal second cousin)

Abigail Deveraux (maternal second cousin)

Jack Deveraux Jr. (maternal second cousin)

Nick Fallon (maternal second cousin; deceased)

Nathan Horton (maternal secound cousin)

Will Horton (paternal first half-cousin once removed / maternal second cousin; deceased)

John "Johnny" Roman DiMera (paternal half-cousin once removed)

Alice "Allie" Caroline Horton (paternal half-cousin once removed / maternal second cousin)

Sydney DiMera (paternal half cousin; once removed)

Arianna Grace Horton (paternal first cousin; twice removed / paternal second cousin; once removed)

Thomas Deveraux (maternal second cousin once removed)


Claire Brady (daughter; with Belle)

Unnamed child (miscarriage; via in vitro; with Mimi)

Unnamed child (miscarriage; via in vitro; with Belle)

Flings & Affairs

Lani Price (went on a few dates)

Belle Black (dated/lovers)

Jan Spears (she tried to seduce him)

Mimi Lockhart (dated/lovers)

Willow Stark (lovers; deceased)

Crimes Committed

Kidnapped J.T. to try to keep him with his family

Drinking and driving

Crashing into the church and injuring Belle on her wedding day

Custodial interference; kidnapped Claire after temporary custody was awarded to Philip


Blood type is B-

Brief Character History

Shawn-Douglas is the oldest surviving child of Bo and Hope Brady. In 1990, Shawn D. was playing with some friends at a Jencon Oil site and fell into a pipe, which resulted in him losing his hearing. Shawn D befriended his doctor, Carly Manning, who taught him and his dad sign language. Shawn-Douglas eventually regained his hearing. In 1992 Shawn-Douglas was thrilled that his father was going to marry Carly Manning. Shawn D. also became best friends with the new kid in town, Nikki Alamain. Nikki's mom, Carly, was going to marry Shawn D's dad, but the wedding never happened. In 1994, Shawn D's mom, Hope Brady, returned to Salem. Though she didn't know who she was at first, within a year Hope had her memory back and was reunited with her son and husband.

In 1997, Shawn D. walked in on a drug deal at school, and he was shot by the dealer. Shawn D. was rushed to the hospital and was okay and got by with a shoulder wound. In 1999, Shawn D. was been shipped off to boarding school by the evil Gina inhabiting his mother's body. Shawn returned home later that year, attending Salem High. Viewers were soon treated to flashbacks of his long-time friendship with Belle Black, which quickly turned into a relationship. Unfortunately, that relationship ended when Shawn talked Jan into keeping the child she conceived when Paul raped her, and told everyone that it was his baby.

After Jan lost the baby and the truth came out, Shawn and Belle remained broken up for a short time, but eventually were able to put their differences aside, and got back together. They both started at Salem University, where Shawn ended up with a roommate named Dozer, but their relationship is being threatened again. First Shawn kept from Belle the fact that he thought he'd killed his second cousin, Colin Murphy, then Belle's newly discovered half-sister Cassie DiMera was determined to break them up and steal Shawn for herself.

Luckily for Shawn and Belle, despite their problems, they were always able to find their way back to each other. When the citizens of Salem started dying, Shawn pushed Belle to get out of town to keep her safe, and to keep her from interfering in his plans to prove that their friend Rex was the killer. Belle finally returned and the two were close to marriage until Shawn's grandmother Alice died, and Belle's mother Marlena was deemed responsible for her murder. Shawn needed to get away for a few days, but unfortunately ended up being kidnapped by 'Mrs. B' (whom he thought was a friend of Alice's), and for months he was held hostage by Jan and forced to watch Belle and Philip get closer.

Shawn finally managed to escape from Jan but ended up seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. When he woke up, his memory of recent events was hazy -- he could remember Jan's set-up sex sense and Belle's moments with Philip, but not that he was kidnapped and held against his will. He went through a total personality change, becoming surly and angry, and moved in with Jan, whom he believed to be his girlfriend. Unfortunately, his personality change was so extreme that it wasn't long before he became verbally and emotionally abusive to her. And no matter what, he couldn't forget Belle, even though he pushed her away. On the day of Philip and Belle's wedding, Shawn crashed his motorcycle through the church to get to her, but he was too late. He wouldn't leave her alone, though, until she admitted that she was in love with him too.

Even though Belle admitted her love for Shawn, she couldn't forget that she was married to Philip. He had finally convinced her to leave Philip when she learned that she was pregnant. She was determined to stay with her husband, so Shawn finally decided he needed to move on. He and Mimi tentatively began a relationship, which grew into love very quickly, prompting Shawn to propose to her on New Year's Eve. Shawn's world fell apart when, only hours later, his little brother Zack was brought into the emergency room, the victim of a hit and run. Shawn was devastated when Zack died, and the only hope he had was that little Zack's liver would allow his god-daughter Claire to live.

Claire survived, and Shawn and Mimi went through with their wedding even though he couldn't stop thinking about Belle. He and Mimi were determined to have a child of their own and tried in-vitro, but Mimi lost the baby. They then decided, at the same time as Belle and Philip, that they would try again, only Belle would carry her child with Philip, and a surrogate would carry Shawn and Mimi's child. There was a mix-up in the lab, though, and Belle was implanted with her egg fertilized with Shawn's sperm, and Mimi and Shawn's surrogate was implanted with Mimi's egg fertilized by Philip's sperm. Shortly after they learned of the mix-up, Shawn ended up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning, where someone left a folder proving that he was Claire's father. Initially no one believed the reports, and Shawn was furious with his half-sister Chelsea after learning she was responsible, but a DNA test proved that Claire really was his little girl.

When Shawn overheard Mimi admitting that she had known about Claire for some time, he was furious, and immediately ended their relationship. Mimi and Philip decided to sign away the rights to the baby being carried by Lauren, the surrogate, and began to start rebuilding her life. She teamed up with Max Brady to find Philip, who had gone missing after re-enlisting in the army. Belle didn't want him near her initially, especially after learning of his relationship with Willow, a former prostitute. Belle and Shawn finally began to come to an agreement about Claire when she was kidnapped from a diner. This terrified both Belle and Shawn, who then came under scrutiny from social services. Unbeknownst to anyone, on the occasions when Belle would allow Victor to visit with Claire, she was also spending time with Philip, who had been injured in his duties as a marine and needed reconstructive surgery.

When the case finally went to court, Philip won temporary custody of Claire, who was legally his daughter because he was married to Belle at the time of her birth and was named as her father on the birth certificate. Shortly after, Shawn and Belle kidnapped the little girl and fled the country, with Philip desperate to find out what happened to the little girl he raised for the first year of her life. Shawn and Belle initially fled to Canada, and ended up on a boat after Philip tracked them down. They landed on a deserted island, and Claire became very ill. They finally found their way to a small (but populated) island, where they met Duck and his daughter Gabby, who agreed to help them hide.

But, Phillip eventually found them and they had to run again. Trying to stop their escape, Philip ruined the engine of their boat and nearly killed them all. The near-death experience made them realize that they could work out a custody arrangement.

Shawn proposed to Belle in the summer of 2007. She agreed. However, grieving over the death of her father, she turned to Philip. In November 2007, Belle and Shawn were married in a ceremony at his parents' house. Shortly after, Belle admitted to Shawn that she slept with Philip. Shawn was furious with her. But, he ultimately wanted their relationship to work. So, the two decided to leave Salem in March 2008 and sail around the world on the Fancy Face IV.

Bo and Hope mentioned keeping in contact with Belle and Shawn over the subsequent years.

Shawn briefly returned to Salem in late 2015 to surprise his mother when she married Aiden Jennings. However, Bo returned to Salem alive the night of their wedding. Bo did not have long to live because of a brain tumor, but he and Shawn did get to say goodbye.

In January 2016, Shawn returned to Salem again to help out Claire -- who was finishing high school. He also wanted to work things out with Belle. But, Belle seemed to be more interested in Philip. So, Shawn agreed to go out with Lani Price -- a new detective at the Salem P.D.

Their relationship did not last long because Shawn still had feelings for Belle. When she was offered a job with DiMera Enterprises in Hong Kong, Shawn agreed to go with her and give their relationship another chance.

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