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TED CAPWELL
Actor History

Todd McKee
Episode Tenure: 001-1259
Airdates: July 30, 1984 to July 28, 1989

Michael Brainard
Episode Tenure: 1827-2137
Airdates: October 28, 1991 to January 15, 1993

Full Name

Theodore Charles Capwell (later changed to Theodore Wakefield Capwell)

Occupation

Waiter at the Orient Express
College radio deejay
Stablehand at the Abernathy Stables
Owner of a winery
Part-owner of the Lair
Seismologist

Marriages

Hayley Benson (1986 to 1987; divorced)
Lilly Blake (got married in 1993)

Relationships

Laken Lockridge
Wanda Berkowski
Katrina Ruyker (engaged)
Angela Cassidy (affair)

Relatives

C.C. Capwell (father)
Sophia Capwell (mother)
Mason Capwell (half brother)
Elena Nikolas (half sister)
Eden Capwell (sister)
Ted Capwell (brother)
Greg Hughes (half brother)
Channing Capwell III (half brother)
Grant Capwell (uncle)
Madeline Capwell Laurent (cousin)
Courtney Capwell (cousin)
Samantha Wainwright (niece)
Adriana Castillo (niece)

Brief Character History

1984
Ted Capwell was the youngest son of the Capwell clan. When he first appeared, he was a carefree 17-year-old and hopelessly in love with the beautiful Laken Lockridge. This romance was frowned upon by their rivaling families. Still, Ted and Laken were determined to stay together. Around the same time, Ted spent a wacky few weeks in Hollywood with his friends Danny Andrade and Jade Perkins to pursue a show business career. When school started again, Ted feuded with his grumpy teacher, Mr. Bottoms. He also feuded with Laken's brother Warren, who seemed to be connected to the 1979 murder of Ted's brother, Channing Jr. Just as Ted chased Warren on horseback, a major earthquake hit Santa Barbara and Ted got trapped in a cave. Fortunately, Warren rescued him.

1985
Laken briefly broke up with Ted because of their family troubles. Ted was devastated and grew closer to his new teacher, Jackie Parks. Meanwhile, Ted learned that his presumed-dead mother Sophia was alive and happily reunited with her. Later, he befriended a teen runaway named Christie Duvall. Although Christie plotted to lure Ted away from Laken, he rejected her. Christie was subsequently raped by her stepbrother Steve Bassett, who forced her to name Ted as the rapist. To make matters worse, Steve was the Assistant D.A. and prosecuted Ted. Eventually, Ted was cleared of the rape charges. When he witnessed Christie's accidental murder of Steve, he covered for the girl. Ted refused to confide in Laken about this. It drove them apart, causing Laken to leave Ted and Santa Barbara.

1986
Ted regained his composure from having been dumped by Laken and fell in love with Hayley Benson, who was hired as the Capwell maid. Unbeknownst to Ted, Hayley was the niece of cunning Gina Demott. When Ted found out, he broke with Hayley. Around the same time, he got a job as D.J. at a radio station. He was instantly plagued by sexy phone calls from a female listener named Roxanne. Roxanne turned out to be Jane Wilson, another employee at the radio station. Ted still had feelings for Hayley, who became a follower of evangelist Lily Light. One day, Hayley unwittingly threw a bomb that caused a fire at Buzz's Place and killed Amy Wallace. Ted covered for Hayley and was held in contempt. The two got married to avoid prosecution.

1987
Ted tried to pursue his independence through working as a stablehand at the Abernathy Stables. His marriage to Hayley was a rocky one and threatened by Jake Morton, another employee at the stables. Things went from bad to worse when Hayley was brutally raped by a stranger. Months later, Ted was surprised when his ex-girlfriend Laken returned to town. Laken conspired to win Ted away from Hayley and succeeded. Ted and Hayley got divorced. While Hayley became involved with Jake, Ted reunited with Laken. Ted and Laken's romance went nowhere and the two broke up. Meanwhile, Ted became the head of his uncle Grant's winery, Roseridge.

1988
Hayley saved Ted's life when he was almost hit by a drunk driver. In doing so, Hayley was killed herself. Devastated, Ted blamed himself for her death. He began seeing Margot Collins and later a movie buff named Wanda Berkowski. In addition, he became part owner of the Lair, a local nightclub.

1989
After a brief romance with Wanda, Ted left the country to track down his older brother Mason. Mason returned to Santa Barbara later that year, but Ted didn't.

1991
Ted was found hiding out in Chinatown, San Francisco. More mature than before, he returned to Santa Barbara and became interested in both Katrina Ruyker and Lilly Blake (formerly known as Lily Light).

1992
Ted and Katrina became engaged. Nevertheless, Ted enjoyed a lusty affair with Angela Raymond. When Katrina found out, she refused to give Ted a second chance and left town. Much to Ted's chagrin, he found Angela preoccupied with none other than his father, C.C. Capwell. Ted and Lilly faked an engagement, hoping to make Angela and Rafe Castillo jealous. During this time, however, Ted and Lilly fell in love for real.

1993
Ted and Lilly got married and were happy together when the series ended.

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