Streetwise teenager Reggie Porter was admitted to the Front Street Clinic
after a gang brawl with another teen named Luis. Afraid that the police
were going to take him into custody, Reggie took a woman hostage. That
woman was none other than the Chief of Police, Anna Devane.
Family friend Dr. Janelle Anderson was able to talk Reggie down. Janelle
pleaded with Dr. David Hayward for leniency for his wife’s attacker.
Reggie came from a broken home with an alcoholic mother and more sisters
than he could support. Putting him in prison endangered all their lives.
David decided to help Reggie and had his attorney brother, Trey Shepherd,
take on his case.
Trey reached up to Reggie, but he was still set in his ways. He was caught
at the scene of a crime. District Attorney Jackson Montgomery offered
Reggie a deal if he incriminated Trey. Reggie had just learned that Trey
was responsible for the Linden House arson. When Trey went to prison,
Reggie was unsure about his future. He was surprised when Jack was named
his new guardian.
Though Reggie did not want to admit it, he enjoyed living with Jack. Reggie
almost fell back into his wayward ways when Luis asked for his help to
break into the Habitat for Humanity homes and steal appliances. Volunteer
Joni Stafford helped Reggie realize he had a second chance as Jack’s
foster son. Reggie finally put an end to his life of crime.
Reggie finally admitted his love for Jack as a father when he was admitted
to the hospital for complications with a gunshot wound. Reggie became
a fixture in the Montgomery family. He became especially protective of
his new cousin, Bianca Montgomery, and Jack’s fiancée, Erica
Kane. Jack offered to formally adopt Reggie, and he accepted.
Reggie was infuriated when Bianca revealed Michael Cambias had raped Bianca.
When Michael was found dead, Reggie was among the list of suspects. Jack
worried that he would not be able to protect his new son.
Reggie took in runaway Danielle Frye and hid her at Greenlee’s loft.
Little did Reggie know, Danielle was the Police Chief, Derek Frye’s
daughter. Dani’s aunt, Livia Cudahy, discovered her one day while
visiting Jack’s apartment. Reggie felt betrayed that Dani had not
told him that her family lived in Pine Valley.
Reggie got a new sister in Lily Montgomery. It did not come at a better
time. Reggie was mourning the loss of Bianca’s baby, Miranda Montgomery.
Erica has also fallen off the wagon and into alcoholism. Reggie cared
for Lily as Jack staged an intervention to save Erica from her addiction.
Jamie Martin turned to Reggie with his suspicions that JR Chandler was
responsible for Babe Chandler’s drug overdose. They confronted JR’s
former drug provider, Seth. When the police arrived, they wrongfully accused
Jamie and Reggie of trying to buy drugs. It was Dani would convince Derek
about their veracity. Reggie found himself spending more and more time
with Dani. Soon, they would be a couple.
Reggie was afraid he was going to loose Bianca when she was admitted in
a coma to Pine Valley Hospital. Luckily, Erica discovered Miranda was
in fact alive. At the hospital, Bianca finally got to hold her daughter
in her arms again.
Reggie and Dani’s relationship hit a snag when it came to being
intimate. Dani kept Reggie at arms length. Matters worsened when Dani’s
mother, Mimi Reed, returned to Pine Valley to claim Dani. Mimi had caught
the young couple in an embrace and jumped to the wrong conclusions.
As Dani and Reggie’s relationship strained, Reggie focused on protecting
Lily. Lily was in a relationship with the volatile Sam Grey. Sam’s
underage drinking upset Lily.
and the rest of the Kane Montgomerys went to Boca Raton to witness Jack
and Erica’s wedding. Reggie finally had the family he had always
dreamed of. Reggie even warmed up to Greenlee.
But his happiness was short-lived. Reggie discovered Dani had drunkenly
slept with the much older Josh Madden. Reggie ignored Dani’s cries
2006: Reggie left Pine Valley to attend college out of
state. Erica and Jack's marriage beagn to crumble.