‘The Young and the Restless’: How Is Devon Hamilton a Member of the Chancellor Family?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bryton James in 2018

Right now, Devon Hamilton (performed by Bryton James) is the one grandchild of legacy character, Katherine Chancellor, on The Young and the Restless‘ canvas. But for a good amount of the character’s time on the present, he was not a Chancellor.

Bryton James in 2018 |
Bryton James in 2018 | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Devon Hamilton’s introduction on the present and his early years

The character of Devon was first launched to be dwelling in a bunch dwelling who’s adopted by Drucilla Winters and her husband, Neil Winters. He turns into the adoptive brother of their daughter, Lily Winters. In a 2014 interview, James talked about how the character of Devon was conceived.

He mentioned, “Starting the show as a foster child… it was very different to my real life. Victoria Rowell (who used to play Drucilla on the soap) pitched this story. She grew up in foster care and spent the first 18 years of her life in foster care. It was actually her idea to bring that story to the show. I got to learn about it through her and she actually when through most of that experience. I tried to understand how to portray this character from the person who went through kind of life and mindset. It was a big challenge.” Talking to Daytime Confidential again in 2008, Rowell revealed that she pushed for this character to be performed by a black actor as a result of so many youngsters within the foster baby system are black boys.

A couple of years later, some members off Devon’s organic household have been launched in his aunt Tyra Hamilton and her daughter, Ana Hamilton. However, it’s revealed that Tyra is definitely the adoptive sister to Devon’s mom and Ana is biologically Devon’s sister. Once the mud settles, Devon additionally had a romantic relationship with Tyra, which was a controversial storyline even supposing it wasn’t technically incest.

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The character was retconned to be a Chancellor

When Chancellor fell right into a coma, it was revealed that Devon was the organic son of Katherine’s personal long-lost son, Tucker McCall. Before this, Devon by no means knew who his father was and solely knew that he was deserted.

At one level over time, he thought he noticed somebody who was his father in Genoa City however didn’t method them. When Katherine handed away, Devon was the one to inherit her property.

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With each McCall and Brock Reynolds (and his descendants) all off the canvas full-time, Devon is the one member of the Chancellor household that has been on the present. Mackenzie Browning, the daughter of Reynolds, and her kids have appeared on the present over the previous few years, however just for visitor stints.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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