Played by: Thorsten Kaye (2004 - 2011)
Zach was born Alexander Cambias Jr., but after getting
brother Michaelís help to stage his death, he became Zach
Many people feel that he is the bad guy but I never saw
that; I just saw a seriously wounded man who will do just
about anything to get what he wants. One of the first things
we learned about him was that he and Maria Santos Grey had
shared real love while she had amnesia. Zach tried to get
her back, but in the end he did everything he could to make
sure that things were right for Maria and her children;
Mariaís happiness came first.
His reasons for coming to Pine Valley were later
revealed: he was Alexander Cambias, Jr., son of the
controlling, manipulative Alexander Cambias, Sr. and brother
of the murdered Michael - a rapist. He had come for revenge.
Zach could not believe that the little brother he had
loved so much could have turned into the monster these liars
were saying he was, and he wanted Michaelís murderer to pay.
Zach eventually learned that the loving little brother
hadnít existed in a very long time, and he set out to try to
make up for some of the evil that his brother had bestowed
upon Pine Valley. Here, we got to experience the pain and
sensitivity of the real Zach.
Then comes Ethan, the son he didnít known existed. When
he found out, he became the son he denied with all that he
was. Zach wanted his son, but honestly believed that the
Cambias name was a curse, and he would not let his son be
cursed as he was. It did not work, though, because everyone
found out, and Ethan took it all wrong. He believed not only
that he wasnít wanted by his father, but that his father
denied him so he could not get the Cambias fortune. Zach did
do some pretty bad things, though, such as marrying Kendall,
the woman Ethan loved, to get her away from him for business
reasons, because he thought she was bad for him.
Technically, that was the best bad thing he did. He Kendall
are what love is all about. Later Zach tried, on a few
occasions, to show his son that he cared. When Ethan lay
dying, and Zach could do nothing to prevent it, he tried his
hardest to make up with him, but it was too late.
This man has endured so much pain and continues to do so
as he watches his wife lying in a coma, yet he manages to be
the strongest, most compassionate, loyal, loving man I have
the honor to watch.
Proofread by Laura on 2/22/11
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