|The Bold and the Beautiful character|
|Portrayed by||Sean Kanan|
|Duration||2000–05, 2009–12, 2014–|
|First appearance||October 1, 2000|
|Created by||Bradley Bell|
|Introduced by||Bradley Bell (2000)
Maria Arena Bell and Paul Rauch (2009)
|The Young and the Restless|
|Home||Los Angeles, California|
Deacon Sharpe is a fictional character, originally from the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, portrayed by Sean Kanan from October 1, 2000 to February 22, 2005. From June 23, 2009 to January 30, 2012, the character appeared on its sister soap The Young and the Restless.
Kanan then returned to the role on The Bold and the Beautiful onscreen on May 24, 2012. Shortly after, Kanan was dismissed and last seen on June 27, 2012, though the actor was later rehired. His last appearance was on October 9, 2012. On March 17, 2014, Kanan confirmed his return to The Bold and the Beautiful under a contract position. He returned on-screen on June 13, 2014.
Deacon Sharpe was first known as the biological father of "Little Eric", a baby being raised by Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) and Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz). The baby's biological mother is Amber's cousin, Becky. Amber passes the child off as her son with Rick. The truth is discovered and Deacon pursues custody of the child.
Deacon then began to pursue a romantic relationship with Amber by attempting to seduce her away from Rick for himself. The efforts are complicated by his relationship with Bridget Forrester (Jennifer Finnigan). Deacon pretends to be over Amber after Bridget discovers he married her to get Amber to leave Rick. She has a near fatal car accident and Eric tries to kill him by running him over with his car and he feels like scum. So in an attempt to make himself feel less guilty he makes an attempt to forget Amber but continues to pursue her by taking her to Vegas to give her a massage and by creating situations in which he shows up at beach locations and rubs lotion on her body in an attempt to tempt her.
Deacon goes on to connect with other older female characters on the show; a marriage to Macy Alexander (Bobbie Eakes) and an affair with Jacqueline Payne Marone (Lesley-Anne Down). The character leaves town in 2005 after relapsing back into alcoholism due to Jackie's husband Massimo Marone (Joseph Mascolo) having Deacon's drinks laced with alcohol to get revenge on Deacon and Jackie for their affair.
In June 2009, Deacon began appearing in Genoa City as a supposed art dealer. He is involved with a stolen painting incident and frames Daniel Romalotti (Michael Graziadei), the boyfriend of Deacon's old flame Amber Moore. He agrees to provide the evidence that will get Daniel out of prison, if she has sex with him. Amber agrees, but while they have sex, he makes sure Daniel hears them over the phone by posing as Daniel's attorney, Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), when he is calling him.
Next to his scheme against Daniel, he is doing business with Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle). Victoria faces marital problems. After seeing pictures of her husband J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) kissing his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Carlton (Tammin Sursok), Victoria has sex with Deacon. He later blackmails Amber into marrying him, by threatening Daniel Romalotti's freedom. He tricks Gloria Bardwell into handing over the stolen Terroni painting by promising her a share of the money he received when he sold it. He is tricked by Victoria Newman and Daniel Romalotti into thinking he has the real Terroni but he has a fake one.
In July 2010, Deacon is paroled from prison. He encounters Phyllis, now estranged from husband Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow), and stuck in her car with a flat tire during a thunderstorm in a rather isolated area - somewhat near the Abbott cabin. Though she refuses Deacon's offers of help, when Phyllis sees Nick approaching, she kisses Deacon, in an attempt to make Nick jealous. However, as soon as Nick leaves, Phyllis stops and orders Deacon out of her car. A few weeks later, Deacon applies for a job as bartender at Gloria (Judith Chapman) and Jeffrey Bardwell's new club, Gloworm. Gloria hires him, much to the annoyance of many in Genoa City, still angry at his manipulations and his role in framing Daniel for murder. At his new job he gets to see Phyllis again and Deacon immediately starts flirting with her. When he kisses her again, Phyllis first kisses him back, before slapping him across the face as Phyllis' ex-husband and good friend Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) walks in. Feeling humiliated when she finds out that Nick is letting his ex-wife Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) stay at their house, Phyllis returns into Deacon's arms and they have passionate sex in front of a dumpster behind Gloworm.
Deacon returns in November 2011 when Nikki comes home from rehab. It is revealed that she had a short-lived relationship with him whilst she was away, and she is shown to seriously regret it. Nikki continues to drink even though she's supposed to be sober. Deacon claims he knows the truth about Diane's murder, and in order for him to not reveal it to the world, he blackmails Nikki into marrying him in Las Vegas.
Months later, Bill Spencer, Jr. (Don Diamont) approached an imprisoned Deacon in Genoa City to help him take part of his plans to keep his son Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) and Deacon's daughter Hope apart. After much reluctance Deacon agrees to help Bill in exchange for his freedom. He goes to Italy (the location of Hope and Liam's wedding) with Bill and his assistant Alison. Deacon is confide to inside when they arrive whilst Bill is out trying to convince Liam's ex-wife Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) to stay in Italy, hinting that something could or may happen to stop the wedding. Deacon, however, is still conflicted about what is to come, knowing that he could potentially destroy his daughter. He is also frustrated as well for not being able to go outside since his release from prison. Being alone with only Alison, Deacon inquires to her about Liam and Hope's relationship. Alison responds by saying whilst she doesn't know Hope very well, she is very much in love with Liam as he is with her.
Deacon returns to Los Angeles in 2014 to recommence a relationship with his daughter Hope, and to try and win back Brooke's love. For this Deacon allies himself with Quinn (Rena Sofer), and they plot to break up Bill and Brooke's relationship. Along the way, Deacon and Quinn develop a relationship themselves.
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