*Never appeared onscreen.
Peter Mark Richman
Airdates: July 30 to September 12, 1984
Episode Tenure: 034-059
Airdates: September 13
to October 18, 1984
Episode Tenure: 061-3??
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;
• Gina Demott (1985 to 1986;
• Gina Demott (1986 to 1987;
• Sophia Capwell (1987 to 1988;
• Sophia Capwell (1990 to 1992; divorced)
• Caroline Wilson (past affair)
• Megan Richardson
• Santana Andrade (lovers; engaged)
• Lydia Saunders (lovers)
• Emmett Capwell (father;
• Grant Capwell (brother;
• Mason Capwell (son; with
• Elena Nikolas
(daughter; with Pamela)
• Eden Capwell (daughter; with
• Kelly Capwell (daughter; with
• Ted Capwell
(son; with Sophia)
• Greg Hughes (son; with
• Channing Capwell III (son; with Gina)
Madeline Capwell Laurent (niece; deceased)
• Courtney Capwell
• Samantha Wainwright (granddaughter)
• Adriana Castillo
Brief Character History
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
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
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
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 episode.