The following is a list of cast and characters from the original and updated versions of the Melrose Place television series. Category: List of Melrose Place charactersThis table includes only main cast characters, those who are listed in the intro title sequence. Notes Portrayed by Thomas Calabro. See main article. Portrayed by Josie Bissett. See main article. Portrayed by Andrew Shue. In the pilot, he moves in with Alison Parker after her roommate moves out in the middle of the night. In the first season he is an aspiring taxi driver, he works for a newspaper, starts working at D&D Advertising with Alison and Amanda. His relationship with Alison starts off platonic. In season one, he dates Amanda and she becomes pregnant with his child, but soon miscarries. After this, he and Alison become a couple, he and Alison get engaged in season two, but she gets cold feet on the day of the wedding due to personal issues with her father. Despite no having a romantic relationship with Alison, he's always there to help her during times of need.
At the end of season three, after Alison moves to Hong Kong for a job offer, he marries his coworker Brooke Armstrong. His marriage to Brooke puts a strain on his friendship with Alison. After Brooke's death, Billy became angry and hostile towards others; this feelings go away, after he visits Brooke's grave. In season 5, he begins a romance with Samantha Reilly, in season 6 they get married; the marriage ends after Samantha has an affair with baseball player, Jeff Baylor, the same time that Billy became interested in Jennifer Mancini. Billy and Jennifer fell in love, in season 7, Billy receives a job offer in Rome, the two leave Melrose Place together. Portrayed by Courtney Thorne-Smith. Alison is from Wisconsin, she has many romances during the show the most notable being with Billy Campbell. She works at D&D Advertising during much of the series. Alison experiences many traumas during the course of the show, she travels to Los Angeles to attend the funeral of Billy's father, while she's there she decides to break up with Keith and move back to L.
A. Keith returns to Los Angeles to try and win Alison back, when she tells him she does not want a relationship with him, he attempts to rape her, he commits suicide while talking to her on the phone. It is revealed in the season two finale. In season three, she develops a drinking problem, which causes many problems with her friends and coworkers, she is sent to a rehab center; when Kimberly Shaw blows up the apartment complex in the season four premiere, Alison is left temporarily blind. After recovering, she marries Hayley Armstrong, Brooke's father. Hayley dies soon after by accidentally falling off of his yacht; when he dies, she finds out that he tricked her into signing divorce papers, therefore Alison does not receive any of his money. Alison leaves D & D Advertising. At one point she was working at the bar Shooters. Alison and Jake wanted to keep their relationship a secret from their exes and Jane, respectively. In season 5, Alison becomes pregnant with Jake's baby and he proposes to her.
She considers an abortion. She and Jake go to a courthouse to get married, she decides to keep the baby, after a brief separation from Jake, they get back together. Alison is told that her pregnancy is life-threatening, must get an abortion in order to survive, she is told that she can never have kids. Jake is okay with this, they get married. During their honeymoon, Alison's alcoholism returns, they are rejected by an adoption agency when the agent discovers that they own a bar and that she's an alcoholic. Alison feels that she is taking away Jake's dream to start a family, she pushes him back to his son and the boy's mother, Colleen. After her break-up with Jake, Alison moves to Atlanta. A year Amanda, having kept in touch with Alison, reveals that she had problems adjusting to Atlanta, that she is back in rehab. Portrayed by Grant Show. See main article. Portrayed by Doug Savant. See main article. Portrayed by Vanessa A. Williams. Rhonda is a fitness instructor, she is Sandy's roommate and Matt's confidante.
She had a relationship with Terrence Haggard, whom she broke up with after he proposed to her too soon. However, they soon Terrence re-proposed to Rhonda, who accepted it, she moves out of the apartment building sometime after season one after her engagement. After her departure, she is only mentioned twice, in the second-season premiere and the sixth-season premiere, both by Matt. Portrayed by Amy Locane. Sandy is an aspiring actress from South Carolina, Rhonda's roommate. During her duration on the show, she works at the group's favorite bar, it is revealed. She leaves in the thirteenth episode of season one, after getting a job on a soap opera in New York City. Portrayed by Marcia Cross. See main article. Portrayed by Daphne Zuniga. See main article. Portrayed by Laura Leighton. See main article. Portrayed by Heather Locklear. See main article. Portrayed by Jack Wagner. Dr. Peter Burns first appears in the third season as the chief of staff at Wilshire Memorial Hospital, where Michael and Matt work, he has been in a relationship with Amanda several times.
He is very manipulative around people Michael and Amanda. In season four, after Kimberly is institutionalized, he take
Francis Godolphin Waldron was an English writer and actor, known as an editor and bookseller. Waldron became a member of David Garrick's company at Drury Lane, is heard of on 21 October 1769, when he played a part in A New Way to Pay Old Debts. On 12 March 1771 he was Dicky in The Constant Couple by George Farquhar, he made little progress as an actor, but Garrick gave him charge of the theatrical fund which he established in 1766, he was at various times manager of the Windsor and other country theatres. Waldron sold the Windsor theatre, which amounted to a shed, to the manager Henry Thornton in 1791. On 25 April 1772 Waldron was the original Sir Samuel Mortgage in George Downing's Humours of the Turf. On 17 May 1773 he took a benefit, as the original Metre, a parish clerk, in his own Maid of Kent, a comedy based on a story in The Spectator. On 12 May 1775, for his benefit and that of a Mrs. Greville, he produced his Contrast, or the Jew and Married Courtezan, played once only and not printed.
Tribulation in The Alchemist followed, on 22 or 23 March 1776 he was the original Sir Veritas Vision in William Heard's Valentine's Day. His Richmond Heiress, a comedy altered from Thomas D'Urfey, was acted at Richmond in 1777 during his management of the theatre. On 19 February 1778 he was, at Drury Lane, the first Cacafatadri in Abraham Portal's Cady of Bagdad, he played Shallow in the Merry Wives of Windsor. His Imitation, a comedy that remained unprinted, was brought out at Drury Lane for his benefit on 12 May 1783 and coldly received: it was a reversal of The Beaux' Stratagem with women substituted for men and men for women. Waldron played Justice Clack in the Ladies' Frolic. Waldron was a friend of Peter Whalley, concealed him at a time when he had money troubles, he began to part-publish a revised edition of Whalley's Ben Jonson edition, but it was cut short after two numbers. At the Haymarket Waldron was the first Sir Matthew Medley in Prince Hoare and Stephen Storace's My Grandmother on 16 December 1793.
He was still seen at Drury Lane, where he played Elbow in Measure for Measure, the Smuggler in The Constant Couple. On 9 June 1795 he was, at the Haymarket, the first Prompter in George Colman's New Hay at the Old Market. For his benefit on 21 September were produced Love and Madness, adapted by him from Fletcher's Two Noble Kinsmen, Tis a wise Child knows its own Father, a three-act comedy by him. Neither piece was printed; until near the end of his life Waldron made an occasional appearance at the Haymarket, at which, as young Waldron, his son appeared, his name being found to Malevole, a servant, in George Moultrie's False and True, Haymarket, 11 August 1798. Waldron died in March 1818 at his house in Drury Lane. In 1783 Waldron published An Attempt to continue and complete the justly admired Pastoral of the Sad Shepherd of Ben Jonson; the King in the Country, a two-act piece, 1789, is an alteration of the underplot of Thomas Heywood's King Edward the Fourth. It was played at Richmond and Windsor in 1788, after the return of George III from Cheltenham, is included by Waldron in his Literary Museum.
Heigho for a Husband, 1794, was a rearrangement of the Imitation. Its appearance had been preceded on 2 December 1793 at the Haymarket by the Prodigal, 1794, an alteration of The Fatal Extravagance of Aaron Hill, with a happy ending. In its preface Waldron says; the Virgin Queen in five acts, a sequel to The Tempest, was printed in 1797, but not acted. The Man with two Wives, or Wigs for Ever, 1798, was acted in the provinces; the Miller's Maid, a comic opera in two acts, songs only printed with the cast, was performed at the Haymarket on 25 August 1804, with music by John Davy. Based on a Rural Tale by Robert Bloomfield, it was played for Sarah Harlowe's benefit, was a success. In 1789 Waldron brought out an edition of John Downes's Roscius Anglicanus with notes. From 54 Drury Lane he issued in 1792 The Literary Museum, or Ancient and Modern Repository published with another title-page as The Literary Museum, or a Selection of Scarce Old Tracts, an antiquarian work, he followed this up with the Shakspearean Miscellany, a second collection of scarce tracts from manuscripts in his possession, with notes by himself and portraits of actors, poems by John Donne and Richard Corbet, other works.
Waldron wrote or compiled: the lives in the Biographical Mirrour, Free Reflections on Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments under the hand and seal of W. Shakespeare in the possession of S. Ireland on the Ireland Shakespeare forgeries, A Compendious History of the English Stage compiled from other writers, A Collection of Miscellaneous Poetry, The Celebrated Romance intituled Rosalynde. Euphues Golden Legacie, with notes forming a supplement to the Shakspearean Miscellany, a notice of Thomas Davies in John Nichols's Literary Anecdotes. Eight numbers of a newspaper How Do You Do appeared in 1796, the joint work of Waldron and Charles Dibdin. Waldron lived with Sarah Harlowe from about 1796, they had four children. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Waldron, Francis Godolphin". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900