*Never appeared onscreen.
Peter Mark Richman
Episode Tenure: 001-033
Airdates: July 30 to September 12, 1984
Episode Tenure: 034-059
Airdates: September 13 to October 18, 1984
Episode Tenure: 061-3??
Airdates: October 22, 1984 to December 1985
Episode Tenure: 368-2137
Airdates: January 8, 1986 to January 15, 1993
Channing Creighton Capwell (full name)
Mr. C (nickname given by Cruz Castillo)
• CEO of Capwell Enterprises
• Pamela Pepperidge
(married in the 1950s; divorced)
• Sophia Wayne (1961
to 1985; divorced)
• Gina Demott (1985
to 1986; annulled)
• Gina Demott (1986 to 1987; annulled)
• Sophia Capwell (1987 to 1988; divorced)
• Sophia Capwell (1990 to 1992; divorced)
• Caroline Wilson
• Megan Richardson
• Santana Andrade (lovers;
• Lydia Saunders (lovers)
• Angela Cassidy
• Emmett Capwell (father; deceased)
• Grant Capwell (brother; deceased)
• Mason Capwell (son; with Pamela)
• Elena Nikolas
(daughter; with Pamela)
• Eden Capwell (daughter; with Sophia)
• Kelly Capwell (daughter; with Sophia)
• Ted Capwell
(son; with Sophia)
• Greg Hughes (son;
• Channing Capwell III (son; with Gina)
• Madeline Capwell Laurent (niece; deceased)
• Courtney Capwell (niece)
• Samantha Wainwright (granddaughter)
• Adriana Castillo (granddaughter)
C.C. Capwell was the patriarch of one of the richest and most powerful
families in the country. He was quite domineering and overbearing where
his children were concerned, most notably eldest son Mason (from his first
marriage to Pamela). Mason was continually fighting for his father's
affections, but their relationship was often hostile. C.C. had a far more
loving bond with Eden, Kelly and Ted, his children from second wife Sophia,
who was believed to be dead at the time. C.C.'s namesake and favorite son,
Channing Jr., was found murdered five years before the show premiered.
When Channing's accused killer, Joe
Perkins, was released from prison in July 1984, C.C. attempted to
muscle him out of Santa Barbara. Meanwhile, it was revealed that C.C. had
forced his maid's daughter, Santana Andrade, to give up the child she had
conceived with Channing. C.C. handled the adoption of the baby, a boy
named Brandon, and now, five years later, thwarted Santana's search for
the child. Determined to find her son, Santana romantically pursued C.C.
Soon after, Brandon arrived in Santa Barbara with his adoptive mother,
Gina Demott. When Santana figured out that Brandon was her son, she and
C.C. broke up. C.C. moved Gina and Brandon into the Capwell mansion.
C.C. married Gina because she claimed to be pregnant and also because he
wanted to get closer to Brandon. Meanwhile, C.C. was shocked to learn that
Sophia was alive. Through an intense reinvestigation by police detective Cruz
Castillo, it was revealed that Sophia was Channing's murderer. Sophia
finally remembered that she shot Channing, thinking it was her ex-lover Lionel
Lockridge and that the gun was unloaded. As it turned out, C.C. had
unwittingly loaded the gun for security measures. C.C. and Sophia both
took the blame for their son's death and grew closer from this experience.
Meanwhile, a sick man named Marcello Armonti tried to kill C.C., since he
blamed C.C. for the death of his parents during World War II.
When C.C. learned that he could die from an aneurysm, he tried to put
his affairs with his family, friends and enemies in order before he died.
He made Eden promise that if it came down to it, she would allow him to
die instead of be put on life support. When he caught Mason and Gina in
bed together, he cut them both out of his will. For revenge, Mason
revealed to C.C. that Channing had an affair with another man and that
Channing was not his son, but the son of Lionel and Sophia.
Before C.C. was able to divorce Gina, he collapsed and went into a
coma. Eden had her father brought back to the Capwell mansion, but felt
torn over his request to be not be on life support. Gina created a scheme
to pull the plug on C.C.'s life support system and frame Eden for the act.
Fortunately, C.C. survived.
C.C. woke up from his coma and prevented Gina from giving him a fatal
injection. He then held court with his family members, throwing Gina out
on her ear. He had their marriage annulled. Furthermore, he refused to
have anything to do with Sophia. Eventually, however, they began to
reconcile and planned to get married. When their daughter Kelly was
unjustly accused of Dylan Hartley's
murder, C.C. had her smuggled out of the country until the coast was clear.
Much to C.C.'s dismay, Gina threatened to destroy a videotape which would
clear Kelly from the murder charge if C.C. didn't marry her again. Seeing
no way out, C.C. complied.
C.C. tricked Gina into embezzling from his bank account to get her
arrested. In exchange for her freedom, Gina turned over the videotape.
C.C. and Sophia (pictured) finally got married. Meanwhile, C.C. learned that Victoria
Lane was pregnant from her bizarre encounter with Cruz. In order to
protect Cruz and Eden's relationship, C.C. helped arrange a marriage of
convenience between Mason and Tori so Mason would claim the child as his
own. Later, Elena Nikolas turned out to be the illegitimate daughter of
C.C. and his first wife Pamela. Elena wanted revenge on the Capwell family,
but was soon killed. Then, C.C. had to deal with Pamela, who returned to
Santa Barbara and had some unfinished business with him.
C.C. and Sophia's marriage was destroyed because of her romance with young
T.J. Daniels. Meanwhile, C.C. shared a secret with Pamela about the 1958
disappearance of Hal Clark. C.C. and Hal had gotten in a fight over Pamela
at the Capwell boathouse, leading to Hal's death. Back in the present,
Pamela managed to lure C.C. into a brief affair with her. When C.C.
rejected her, a vengeful Pamela told slimy D.A. Keith Timmons about Hal's
death. However, Hal's nephew, Dr.
Scott Clark, had witnessed the incident at the age of five. Under
hypnosis, he revealed that Pamela had come back that night and shot Hal!
The crime solved, C.C. tried to get Sophia back. When that didn't work, he
briefly dated broadcast journalist Lydia Saunders. He then came under
investigation for the cancer-related deaths caused by his oil wells.
C.C. finally admitted to his guilt and compensated the injured families.
He then retired and hired Megan Richardson to help him write his
autobiography. Before long, C.C. became romantically involved with Megan.
He also learned that they had an affair 18 years ago, and Greg Hughes was
their son. Megan revealed that she had leukemia and left Santa Barbara to
die. When C.C. discovered Robert Barr's plans of a hostile takeover of
Capwell Enterprises, he came out of retirement to take control of the
company. Nevertheless, Barr was able to take over the company.
Robert signed back Capwell Enterprises to C.C. as the year began. C.C.
then locked horns with Lionel and Gina after discovering their schemes to
steal his paintings. On New Year's Eve, C.C. and Sophia got married for
the third time.
After Pamela briefly returned to town, C.C. had several falling-outs with
Mason. Father and son didn't reconcile until months later. Meanwhile, Eden
developed a multiple personality disorder. She assumed the personality of
her dead brother Channing, shot Sophia and left town. When a guilt-ridden
Sophia woke from her coma, she decided to divorce C.C. for the family's
good. C.C. was unable to change Sophia's mind and turned to Santana
Andrade. Gina stole C.C.'s semen from a sperm bank and gave birth to his
son, Channing III.
Eden's letter, a touching appeal to C.C. and Sophia, paved the way for the
couple's reconciliation. C.C. was agitated when Santana turned out to be
pregnant. She almost had an abortion, but C.C. decided to do the right
thing and stopped her. Then, he asked her to marry him. Later, Santana
lost the baby and left Santa Barbara. Finding Sophia in love with Ken
Mathis, C.C. had Gina send him far away on business. Sophia wound up
marrying Ken anyway. Distraught, C.C. became romantically involved with
Angela Cassidy. He proposed to Angela, but later refused to marry her
because she had concealed her affair with his son Ted.
Parting friends with Angela, C.C. reunited with Sophia in the show's final