Carl Williams
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Brett Hadley as Carl Williams
''The Young and the Restless''
Portrayed by Brett Hadley
Duration 1986-1991, 1998-1999
First appearance 1986
Last appearance 1999
Cause/reason Suffered from permanent amnesia
Alias(es) Jim Bradley
Occupation Police Investigator
Spouses Mary Williams (divorced)
Ruth Anne Perkins
Children Paul Williams
Steven Williams
Todd Williams
Patty Williams
Grandchildren Heather Stevens
Ricky Williams
Dylan McAvoy

Carl Williams (also known as Jim Bradley) was portrayed by Brett Hadley.


Carl Williams was the husband of Mary Williams. They had four children (now grown): Steven Williams, Paul Williams, Todd Williams and Patty Williams. While Steve and Todd went on to make Mary and Carl proud, their daughter Patty and son Paul were a handful for them both!

Carl was a detective with the Genoa City Police Department. Carl got Paul involved in law enforcement as a police officer. This ultimately made a difference in Paul's life. Sven Petersen, Jill Abbott's former masseur, shot and later kidnapped her. Jack Abbott and Carl rescued Jill.

(Brett Hadley left the show in 1991, with "Carl" becoming an unseen character who was always "in the other room" or had "just gone to work." One day in 1998, Mary suddenly showed up in Paul's office asking if he'd gotten any leads as to Carl's whereabouts because he had "been missing for eight years.")

Mary's biggest heartache came after Carl disappeared after work one day. For eight long years, Mary grieved for her missing husband. She finally accepted Carl as never returning and allowed herself to fall in love again with Charlie Ottwell. Just when Charlie asked for her hand in marriage, Christine Blair ran into a man named Jim Bradley with the face of Carl Williams!

After convincing him to return to Genoa City, Mary learned that Carl had been beaten to near death and was a victim of amnesia. Although he tried, Jim never remembered being Carl Williams or the family that he left behind, forcing Mary to once again mourn his loss. Jim left Genoa City to resume the life he had made with Ruth Anne Perkins. Paul named his son Ricardo Carl Williams to honor his dad.


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