Deacon Sharpe hasn’t been on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for a while so newer fans might not be aware of who the guy is. Played by Sean Kanan, Deacon was a character that stirred up trouble from 2000-05 before taking his show on the road and causing drama on sister soap THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS from 2009-12. But he returned to B&B for another run from 2014-17 and reprised his role again in October 2021 to cause even more drama!
Deacon was introduced as the biological father of “Little Eric,” a baby being raised by Rick Forrester and Amber Moore. Learning that the child was his — with Amber’s cousin, Becky — Deacon took custody of the kid. He then tried to seduce Amber away from Rick, but he was also in a relationship with Bridget Forrester, so things got messy. Feeling guilty, Deacon tried to forget Amber and married Bridget, but not only was he still obsessed with Amber, he began having an affair with Bridget’s mother, Brooke Logan!
Brooke gave birth to their daughter, Hope Logan, and pushed Deacon away. He returned to town trying to be a part of his daughter’s life, and Brooke’s new beau, Nick Marone, convinced her to give him a chance. Deacon was so grateful that he signed parental rights to Hope over to Nick when he and Brooke tied the knot. And when Brooke later lost custody of her children due to her inability to care for them, Deacon signed his rights over to Ridge Forrester. Deacon then went on to marry Macy Alexander and have an affair with Jackie Marone. However, after Jackie’s husband, Massimo Marone, laced his drinks with alcohol, Deacon fell off the wagon hard and left town.
Deacon resurfaced in Genoa City in 2009 posing as an art dealer and framing Amber’s boyfriend, Daniel Romalotti. The charmer agreed to help get Daniel out of prison if Amber had sex with him. Deacon was also doing business with Victoria Newman, who had sex with him after discovering her husband kissing his ex. Blackmailed by Phyllis, Deacon kidnapped Amber but it turned out to be a set-up so he’d be arrested. Once he got out of prison, Deacon flirted with Phyllis Summers, who was disgusted by him but eventually slept with the cad.
Noticing that Nikki Newman was a fellow alcoholic, Deacon schemed with Meggie McClain to get Nikki drunk and away from Victor Newman so Meggie could move in on the tycoon herself. Although the plan ultimately failed, Deacon and Nikki did have a relationship for a while. Even after rehab, Nikki continued drinking and Deacon blackmailed her into marrying him, threatening to reveal the truth about Diane Jenkins’ murder. She stayed married to him long enough to find out who really attacked Diane, and it turned out to be Nikki, then Deacon, and finally Patty Williams who finished her off.
Months later, Bill Spencer tracked down Deacon in prison to help him keep Liam Spencer and Hope apart. In exchange for his freedom, Deacon agreed but was afraid of hurting his daughter, so ultimately disappeared and let the wedding happen.
In 2014, Deacon met Quinn Fuller and found out that her son, Wyatt, was in love with Hope. He fell for Quinn, and even forgave her when she accidentally caused Hope to lose her baby. A depressed Brooke was drinking heavily and threw herself at Deacon, who remained committed to Quinn, even proposing. But on the day of their wedding, Brooke crashed the ceremony with a video call from Hope who tried to guilt Deacon into not going through with it. But he dismissed them both and they tied the knot. Later, however, Quinn revealed that they’d split up and Deacon had moved to Europe. But Deacon returned to find that Quinn had kidnapped an amnesiac Liam. And when Deacon tried to help Liam, Quinn threw him off a cliff into the ocean! He survived, and in 2017, revealed that he had been the one shooting at Quinn on multiple occasions.
Deacon was shipped off to prison but in 2021 he showed back up on his daughter’s doorstep! Hope admitted that she had been writing to him in prison and turned out to be the only one who seemed to want him around. He then found himself drawn in by Sheila Carter, who wanted them to fake a romance so they could get closer to their children. He accepted her offer of a place to stay but turned down her advances and insisted he was a changed man.
Unfortunately, Hope was the only one happy to see him as everyone else continued to want Deacon as far away as possible. He did manage to get through to Brooke, and then reminded her of their passionate past, hoping to drive a wedge between her and Ridge so he could step right in! Although Deacon wanted nothing to do with Sheila’s schemes, he found himself an unwitting accomplice when she switched out Brooke’s non-alcoholic champagne for the real thing so the blonde got drunk on New Year’s Eve with him! After they shared a kiss, he put her to bed and the next morning promised not to speak of it… but unfortunately, their liplock had been witnessed by little Douglas Forrester!
Believing Deacon was why his wife fell off the wagon, Ridge got into a massive brawl with the guy. At Sheila’s urging, Deacon continued trying to declare his love for Brooke and get her to give up on Ridge, but she refused. Deacon was horrified to take out the trash at Il Giardino and find Steffy and Finn shot and dying in the alleyway! He was then further appalled when Sheila confessed she’d accidentally shot Finn and then shot Steffy to keep her quiet. Thankfully, Steffy pulled through, and Finn was later discovered to be alive.
Deacon began venting to Taylor Hayes about Brooke and Ridge, and the pair found they had quite a bit in common, though nothing really came of their chemistry. He was stunned to hear that Sheila had been killed by a bear, but after a drunken night with a mysterious redhead, woke up to find himself in bed with a very much alive — and disguised — Sheila! She was determined to find a way to be with Finn again, and nothing Deacon could do could convince her to stay out of sight.
Deacon wasn’t surprised when Sheila was arrested, but he was completely taken aback when she began a sudden new relationship with Bill! He urged her to leave Bill and come back to him, but she only agreed to a secret affair. When Bill and Ridge revealed it was all a big scam to trick Sheila into confessing to her crimes so she could be locked up, Deacon reluctantly helped the Feds to bring her in.
After arranging the money to buy Il Giardino and run it himself, Deacon found himself being pushed towards Brooke by an insistent Taylor, but it was just so she could have Ridge for herself. When Sheila was released from prison on a technicality, Deacon was thrilled to be reunited with her. (Especially since he’d made a deal with the judge who set her free!) He popped the question and Sheila accepted. However, when their relationship went public, everyone was horrified. Deacon insisted that Sheila could change the same way he had, but no one else believed that.
Stay tuned to see what happens next!