Greg Vaughan

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Greg Vaughan
Born James Gregory Vaughn Jr.
(1973-06-15) June 15, 1973 (age 40)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Touriya Haoud (m. 2006)
Children Jathan James (b. 2007)
Cavan Thomas (b. 2010)
Landan Reid (b. 2012)

James Gregory "Greg" Vaughan, Jr. (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor.

Personal life[edit]

Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas to James Gregory Vaughan, Sr. and Barbara Ann Alt, and grew up in Mesquite, Texas. His grandparents were also a big part of his life, and lived in the small town of Fredericksburg, Texas, just outside of Austin. He spent summers in the country, and worked at his grandparents' restaurant, bussing tables.[citation needed]

Vaughan married Dutch model and actress Touriya Haoud on June 4, 2006. The couple have three sons: Jathan James (born May 4, 2007), Cavan Thomas (born January 19, 2010), and Landan Reid (born March 6, 2012).[1][2]

On April 14, 2014 Vaughan and his wife, Touriya Haoud, announced that she and Vaughan will be splitting up after being married for 9 years.

Career[edit]

The actor and former male fashion model has starred in soap operas such as The Young and the Restless and General Hospital. To date, his best-known role is that of Lucky Spencer in the latter, which he played from 2003 to 2009.

At age 16, while getting a haircut, he learned of a "Back to School" modeling competition, and sent in some snapshots. He was selected as a finalist but did not win. However, the winner encouraged Vaughan to pursue modeling, and Vaughan signed up with a modeling agency.[3]

Shortly after graduating from Mesquite High School, he was invited to Milan, Italy, where he modeled for designer Giorgio Armani for two and a half months. More campaigns soon followed, with designers such as Gianni Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, and Ralph Lauren.

While modeling in Miami, Vaughan started to become dissatisfied with the modeling life, and decided to relocate and pursue his dream of becoming an actor, in which he then moved to Los Angeles. His first role was on Baywatch, as well as on the pilot for a 1996 Aaron Spelling series, Malibu Shores, that lead to his future appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210 and was a cast regular for the second season of Charmed.[3]

His next major role was from 2002 to 2003 as Diego Guittierez in the daytime drama The Young and the Restless. When the character was written off the show, Vaughan then got a call from the producers for General Hospital, who were seeking a new actor for the popular character of Lucky Spencer, son of the famous soap opera couple Luke and Laura. Vaughan was the first actor to portray Lucky as a full-fledged adult, with the part having previously been played by Jonathan Jackson and Jacob Young.

On June 7, 2006, Vaughan won the role of the new spokesperson for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter in a ceremony in New York. The contest was created to replace Fabio.

In 2007, Vaughan appeared on The Tyra Banks Show to help Tyra Banks through "soap opera school."[4]

On September 28, 2009, Vaughan announced that he would exit the role of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital; he last aired on October 20, with original portrayer Jonathan Jackson re-assuming the role on October 27.

In the July 16, 2012 edition of Soap Opera Digest, it was announced that Vaughan would join the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives as Eric Brady,[5] who was ordained as a priest before returning to Salem. He first aired on November 13.

In July 2013, Vaughan appeared in Second Chances, a Hallmark Original Movie, alongside Days co-star Alison Sweeney. The movie was filmed before Sweeney and Vaughn became siblings on Days of Our Lives.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Poison Ivy: The New Seduction Michael Direct-to-video
1997 No Small Ways N/A
1998 Stuart Bliss Magazine stand cashier
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Tyrus Direct-to-video
2002 For Mature Audiences Only Sam Short film
2011 Borderline Murder Ray Sullivan Television film
2011 Love's Christmas Journey Aaron Davis Television film
2011 Sebastian Dr. David Zigler
2013 Second Chances Jeff Sinclair Television film
2013 Playdate Ben
2013 And Then There Was You Corinth
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Baywatch Cowboy Episode: "The Incident"
1996 Malibu Shores Josh Walker Main cast
1996–1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Cliff Yeager 6 episodes
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Richard Anderson Episode: "Reptile Boy"
1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next Wave Tom Episode: "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
1998 Mortal Kombat: Konquest Kebral Episode: "Debt of the Dragon"
1998 Pacific Blue Trent Spence Episode: "Broken Dreams"
1999 Legacy Tom Stanton Episode: "Winner's Circle"
1999 Student Affairs Jason Unsold UPN pilot
1999–2000 Charmed Dan Gordon 18 episodes
1999 Casualty Jack Phillips Episode: "Words and Deeds"
2000 Nash Bridges Josh Avery Episode: "Lap Dance"
2002 Glory Days Lawyer Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2002 Will & Grace Cute guy Episode: "Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard"
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Peter Episode: "The Arrangement"
2002–2003 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Diego Guittierez #2 Role held: April 30, 2002 – February 17, 2003
2003 Still Standing Trevor Episode: "Still Scoring"
2003–2009 General Hospital Lucky Spencer #3 Role held: February 20, 2003 – October 20, 2009
2010 90210 Kai 3 episodes
2010 Closer, TheThe Closer Mounted Officer Wagner Episode: "An Ugly Game"
2012 GCB Bill Vaughn Episode: "Pilot"
2012–present Days of our Lives Eric Brady Role held: November 13, 2012 – present
Preceded by
Jacob Young
Lucky Spencer (role)
2003–09
Succeeded by
Jonathan Jackson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baby #3 On The Way For GH Alum! ABC Soaps in Depth
  2. ^ Greg Vaughan Welcomes Son Cavan Thomas, People.com
  3. ^ a b Soapography, "Juliet Mills and Greg Vaughan"
  4. ^ "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 32. 
  5. ^ "Comings and Goings". Soap Opera Digest 37 (29). July 16, 2012. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "TWICE AS NICE!" CBS Soaps In Depth. July 29, 2013. Pgs. 84 -87.

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