The return of Dusty Donovan

The return of Dusty Donovan
Profile of Dustin Donovan - As the World Turns

Dusty is back! Dusty has always been an interesting character to me. Dusty came onto the scene as a rebel teenager who won sweet Lily’s heart. He was reckless, and intriguing to Lily and they were very much in love. But gone is the teenager with the piercing blue eyes. Dusty is very much all man. Dusty has taken on a different persona in recent years. Dusty is very withdrawn, very dark, and does not have many friends. He has been involved in many schemes, and does not have a problem performing illegal acts. Dusty has had an unexplainable love affair with Emily Stewart, Lily Snyder(again), and Meg Ryan. His relationship with Lucy Montgomery never made sense to me, but now that he is alive, it makes you wonder, which Oakdale lady will take his heart? Will Lily become obsessed with Dusty again? Will Emily dump Casey at the sight of Dusty? And the all important question: will Lucy finally bring Johnny home? Only time will tell. How well do you know the character Dusty? Here are a few facts about the brooding character:

Portrayed by:

Brian Bloom (1983 – 1988)
Grayson McCouch (2/2003- 1/2008; 9/2008- )

Past Occupations:

Former Co-Owner, The Intruder
Former Partner, Metro
Former Employee, Worldwide Industries


Gunnar St. Clair (Biological father/Deceased)
Nicole Berryesa Donovan (Mother/Deceased)
Burke Donovan (Adopted/stepfather/Deceased)
Karen Haines Stenbeck Dixon (Former legal guardian)
John Dixon (Former legal guardian)


John Dustin Donovan (adopted son w/Jennifer Munson)


Jennifer Munson (wife, deceased)


Pamela "Pam" Wagner
Molly Peterson
Rose D'Angelo
Lucy Montgomery
Meg Snyder Ryan
Emily Stewart
Alison Stewart
Lily Walsh Snyder
This would require too much thought.
Too many to name.

Unforgettable Scenes:

Dusty shows a softer side by Jennifer's bedside. Dusty fought for Jennifer to live until he realized it was too late, and Doctor's could not stop her condition. Dusty vowed to raise Jennifer's child as his own, and also promised that Craig Montgomery would not get his hands on Johnny. Scenes like this are rare for Dusty; a man who shows little emotion, even when the stakes are high.

Dusty's return is directly related to James Stenbeck. Upon his escape from jail, did James take Dusty prisoner? Will this lead to Craig’s return? This will be interesting to see unfold. To view Dusty & Jennifer's goodbye, click on the related links below.

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