Greg Vaughan

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Greg Vaughan
Greg Vaughan at 2014 Daytime Emmys.jpg
Vaughan in 2014
BornJames Gregory Vaughn Jr.
(1973-06-15) June 15, 1973 (age 41)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Touriya Haoud (m. 2006)
ChildrenJathan James (b. 2007)
Cavan Thomas (b. 2010)
Landan Reid (b. 2012)
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For the roleplaying games writer, see Greg A. Vaughan. For the baseball player, see Greg Vaughn.
Greg Vaughan
Greg Vaughan at 2014 Daytime Emmys.jpg
Vaughan in 2014
BornJames Gregory Vaughn Jr.
(1973-06-15) June 15, 1973 (age 41)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Touriya Haoud (m. 2006)
ChildrenJathan James (b. 2007)
Cavan Thomas (b. 2010)
Landan Reid (b. 2012)

James Gregory "Greg" Vaughan, Jr. (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor and former fashion model, known for his roles in soap operas The Young and the Restless (2002–2003), General Hospital (2003–2009), and Days of Our Lives (2012–present). Vaughan is also co-starred as Dan Gordon on the second season of Charmed from 1999 to 2000.

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 they will be splitting up after being married for 8 years.


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]


1997Poison Ivy: The New SeductionMichaelDirect-to-video
1997No Small WaysN/A
1998Stuart BlissMagazine stand cashier
1998Children of the Corn V: Fields of TerrorTyrusDirect-to-video
2002For Mature Audiences OnlySamShort film
2011Borderline MurderRay SullivanTelevision film
2011Love's Christmas JourneyAaron DavisTelevision film
2011SebastianDr. David Zigler
2013Second ChancesJeff SinclairTelevision film
2013And Then There Was YouCorinth
1996BaywatchCowboyEpisode: "The Incident"
1996Malibu ShoresJosh WalkerMain cast
1996–1997Beverly Hills, 90210Cliff Yeager6 episodes
1997Buffy the Vampire SlayerRichard AndersonEpisode: "Reptile Boy"
1998Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next WaveTomEpisode: "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
1998Mortal Kombat: KonquestKebralEpisode: "Debt of the Dragon"
1998Pacific BlueTrent SpenceEpisode: "Broken Dreams"
1999LegacyTom StantonEpisode: "Winner's Circle"
1999Student AffairsJasonUnsold UPN pilot
1999–2000CharmedDan Gordon18 episodes
1999CasualtyJack PhillipsEpisode: "Words and Deeds"
2000Nash BridgesJosh AveryEpisode: "Lap Dance"
2002Glory DaysLawyerEpisode: "Unaired Pilot"
2002Will & GraceCute guyEpisode: "Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard"
2002Sabrina, the Teenage WitchPeterEpisode: "The Arrangement"
2002–2003Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessDiego Guittierez #2Role held: April 30, 2002 – February 17, 2003
2003Still StandingTrevorEpisode: "Still Scoring"
2003–2009General HospitalLucky Spencer #3Role held: February 20, 2003 – October 20, 2009
201090210Kai3 episodes
2010Closer, TheThe CloserMounted Officer WagnerEpisode: "An Ugly Game"
2012GCBBill VaughnEpisode: "Pilot"
2012–presentDays of Our LivesEric BradyRole held: November 13, 2012 – present
Preceded by
Jacob Young
Lucky Spencer (role)
Succeeded by
Jonathan Jackson


  1. ^ Baby #3 On The Way For GH Alum! ABC Soaps in Depth
  2. ^ Greg Vaughan Welcomes Son Cavan Thomas,
  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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