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Nicholas Bechtel
Spencer Cassadine
Actor History
Caden and Nicholas Laughlin
2006
Nathan and Spencer Casamassima
2006 to 2007
Lance Doven
2008
Rami Yousef
2009
Davin Ransom
2009 to 2011
Nicholas Bechtel
May 16, 2103 to present
Other Names
Given the name John Michael Jacks at birth*
Raised by Jasper Jacks for the first months of his life
Lifeline
Born on-screen February 17, 2006
Was said to be 9 years old as of July 22, 2014
Occupation
Student
Resides At
Wyndemere Castle, Spoon Island
Formerly Greece
Marital Status
Single/Never Been Married
Past Marriages
None
Relatives
Nikolas Mikhail Stavrosovich Cassadine (father)
Courtney Matthews (mother; deceased)
Mike Corbin (maternal grandfather)
Janine Matthews (maternal grandmother)
Stavros Cassadine (paternal grandfather; presumed deceased)
Laura Webber (paternal grandmother)
Michael "Sonny" Corinthos (maternal uncle)
Lucas Lorenzo "Lucky" Spencer Jr. (paternal uncle)
Lesley Lu "Lulu" Spencer (paternal aunt)
Mikkos Cassadine (paternal great-grandfather; deceased)
Helena Cassadine (paternal great-grandmother; presumed deceased)
Gordon Gray (paternal great-grandfather; deceased)
Lesley Williams (paternal great-grandmother)
Stefan Cassadine (paternal great-uncle; deceased)
Alexis Davis (paternal great-aunt)
Kristina Cassadine (paternal great-aunt; deceased)
Irina "Cassandra" Cassadine (paternal great-aunt; deceased)
Anthony Cassadine (paternal great-uncle, once removed; deceased)
Victor Cassadine (paternal great-uncle, once removed)
Mike Webber (paternal adoptive great-uncle)
Rick Webber Jr. (paternal adoptive great-uncle)
Dante Falconeri (maternal cousin)
Michael Corinthos III (maternal cousin; via adoption)
Morgan Corinthos (maternal cousin)
Kristina Davis (maternal cousin; paternal cousin, once removed)
Cameron Webber (paternal cousin; via adoption)
Aiden Nikolas Spencer (paternal cousin)
Rocco Falconeri (paternal cousin)
Samantha McCall (paternal cousin, once removed)
Molly Lansing (paternal cousin, once removed)
Baby Girl McCall (paternal cousin, twice removed; deceased)
Daniel Edward Morgan (paternal cousin, twice removed)
Petros Cassadine (paternal cousin, thrice removed)
Children
None
Flings & Affairs
Emma Scorpio Drake (dated, while in elementary school)
Crimes Committed
Health and Vitals
Born prematurely during an encephalitis outbreak and spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [Feb 2006]
Brief Character History

Courtney Matthews contracted a deadly encephalitis virus while pregnant with her son. She had hoped that the man she loved, Nikolas Cassadine, had fathered her child but two separate paternity tests confirmed that her former husband Jasper Jacks (Jax) was father instead. She delivered her son prematurely and learned upon her deathbed that Jax had tampered with the paternity tests. She died with the knowledge that Nikolas was her son's father. However, Jax kept the paternity a secret and claimed Courtney's son as his own. Jax named the infant John and conspired with Carly Corinthos to keep Nikolas away from John.

In time, the child's true paternity was revealed and Nikolas Cassadine renamed his son Spencer. Nikolas came from a royal bloodline and was considered a prince, as was his new son Spencer. For the first few years of Spencer's life, Nikolas took Spencer on many trips abroad but Port Charles remained their home. As Spencer grew older, he expressed his desire to remain in town so he could court his love interest Emma Scorpio Drake. Shortly after Emma agreed to date Spencer, she ended their relationship and chose to date Spencer's cousin Cameron instead. Spencer was crushed by the rejection but vowed to win Emma back.

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