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Jonathan Randall

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Duration  1999–2000, 2004–09
Last appearance  September 18, 2009
Creator  Barbara Esensten
TV show  Guiding Light
First appearance  September 3, 1999
Played by  Tom Pelphrey
Children  Sarah Elizabeth Randall
Portrayed by  Sean Rademaker (1999–2000) Tom Pelphrey (2004–09)
Created by  James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten
Introduced by  Paul Rauch (1999) Ellen Wheeler (2004)
Significant others  Tammy Winslow Randall, Lizzie Spaulding, Dinah Marler
Parents  Richard Winslow, Reva Shayne
Similar  Tammy Winslow Randall, Reva Shayne, Dinah Marler, Ava Peralta, Joshua Lewis

Jonathan Randall is a fictional character on the television soap opera Guiding Light. He is portrayed by actor Tom Pelphrey, who has been nominated several times for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor, and has won the award twice, in 2006 and 2008.



Jonathan is the son of the show's leading lady, Reva Shayne, and Prince Richard Winslow. He was first seen on the show in 2004. He is the half-brother to Reva's four other children Dylan Lewis, Marah Lewis, Shayne Lewis and Colin O'Neill.

When Reva landed in San Cristobel after her 1990 automobile accident, where she drove off of a bridge in the Florida Keys and was presumed dead, she met Prince Richard Winslow, and she (as "Catherine") married Richard and gave birth to Jonathan.

Richard and Reva visited Jonathan after Reva recalled her life in San Cristobel, but Richard's brother Edmund was a danger to Jonathan. Marissa, Olivia's sister, had been caring for Jonathan, and to protect him from Edmund, Richard and Reva allowed Marissa to adopt him. Richard was killed in an automobile accident in 2002.

He married Lizzie Spaulding after their one-night stand resulted in a pregnancy. They eventually broke up and he married Tammy, but she was killed by Alan Spaulding on January 24, 2007, shortly after their wedding.

Jonathan departed from the show shortly afterwards; he faked his and his daughter's death to get away from Spaulding. His time between his faked death and his next return to Spring Field were documented in the book, Guiding Light: Jonathan's Story, which connected to the series with murder of the police chief of Tourmaline by Alan.

In January 2008, Jonathan returned with his daughter. Unable to work things out with Lizzie due to her grandfather's control of her life, Jonathan was forced to flee with his daughter again because Alan tried to have him arrested for the police chief's murder.

In August 2009, Jonathan returned to check on Reva as she believed Jeffrey O'Neill was dead. He left, and returned a week later with three year old Sarah. He decided they would remain in Springfield, and he would share custody of Sarah with Lizzie and her husband Bill Lewis. A year later, Jonathan and Sarah are still living in Springfield, as Alan died and Jonathan works with Lewis Construction again, and Sarah will be a big sister to Lizzie and Bill's son.


  • Sean Rademaker (September 3, 1999 - September 20, 1999 & January 12, 2000 - January 21, 2000)
  • Tom Pelphrey (September 2, 2004 - February 1, 2007, July 31, 2007 - August 2, 2007, January 23, 2008 - March 6, 2008 & August 5, 2009 - September 18, 2009)
  • References

    Jonathan Randall Wikipedia

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