Paul Williams (The Young and the Restless)

Infobox soap character
name = Paul Williams
series = The Young and the Restless
portrayer = Doug Davidson
first = April 6, 1978
last =
cause =
creator = William J. Bell



caption1 = Doug Davidson as Paul Williams (2006)
nickname =
alias =
gender = Male
born = February 7th, 1949
death =
age = 59
occupation = Former President of Paul Williams Investigations, LLC
Investigator for Baldwin, Blair, and Associates
Former Genoa City Police Officer
Former Waiter
title =
residence = Genoa City, Wisconsin
parents = Carl Williams
(father)
Mary Williams
(mother)
siblings = Todd Williams
(brother)
Steven Williams
(brother)
Patty Williams
(sister)
spouse = Isabella Braña Williams
(married/estranged; 2002 - presently)
April Stevens
(divorced, 1979)
Lauren Fenmore
(divorced, 1984-1986)
Christine Blair
(divorced, 1996-2002)

romances = Nicole "Nikki" Reed Newman
(lovers)
Cindy Lake
(engaged; deceased)
Cassandra Rawlins Carlton
(dated)
Ashley Abbott
(dated)
Margaret "Maggie" Sullivan
(dated)
children = Heather Stevens
(daughter, with April)
Ricardo "Ricky" Williams
(son, with Isabella)
grandchildren =
grandparents = Brandon Williams(Grandfather-deceased), Ida Williams(grandmother-deceased)
aunts/uncles = Jane (Last Name Unknown)
(maternal aunt)
cousins =
relatives =
color = #C3B091
color text =

Paul Williams is a fictional character on US soap opera "The Young and the Restless", portrayed by actor Doug Davidson.

Character history

When Paul, the son of police detective Carl Williams (played by Brett Hadley) and homemaker Mary Williams (Carolyn Conwell) was introduced in 1978, he began dating stripper Nikki Reed (then played by Erica Hope, now Melody Thomas Scott), resulting in her contracting a venereal disease. (Despite this, Nikki and Paul are now good friends.) He went on to romance prostitute Cindy Lake, as well as April Stevens (Cynthia Eilbacher), who mothered his daughter, Heather (Vail Bloom), before marrying Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman) and opening a private investigations agency with Andy Richards (Steven Ford).

Paul and Lauren divorced, and Paul became involved with Cassandra Rawlins (Nina Arvesen), not knowing that she was actually married to his friend George (Jonathan Farwell). When George was murdered, Paul was the prime suspect. He faked his own suicide before going on into hiding, but he was eventually cleared and he reunited with Cassandra. Their happiness was short-lived, as Cassandra was killed in a car accident.

Paul briefly dated his new secretary, Lynne (Laura Bryan Birn), before marrying lawyer Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell). While Paul wanted children, Christine chose to focus on her work; this was ultimately the end of their marriage.

In an extremely controversial storyline twist, Paul forced himself on top of Christine in late 2002, leading viewers to debate whether or not he had raped her, or if it was merely "rough sex".

Paul then married psychotic Isabella Braña (Eva Longoria), the mother of his unborn son Ricardo, despite still having feelings for Christine. Isabella began to grow paranoid of Christine, framing Christine for her own murder, before trying to drown Christine in a bath tub. Isabella is now in a mental institution, while Ricardo is attending boarding school.

In 2004, Paul Williams Investigations was forced to close down, and Paul became a partner at Baldwin, Blair and Associates, along with Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Christine. He also hired budding PI J. T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) as an apprentice.

Paul has most recently dated Detective Maggie Sullivan (Tammy Lauren).

Paul and J.T. vigorously investigated David Chow. They found out a great deal about his past and kept an eye on him to make sure Nikki stayed out of harm. Victor Newman also received information/gave information to Paul about Chow to make sure his children's mother stayed out of harm's way. This investigation ended when Chow was killed in a severe car accident set up by the Mafia.

References

* [http://www.wchannel.com.au The W Channel]
* [http://www.soapcentral.com/yr/whoswho/paul.php Paul Williams at soapcentral.com]


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