|Days of Our Lives|
|Portrayed by||Unknown actor (1987)|
Brock Kelly (2019–present)
|Current status||Present; Recurring|
|First appearance||November 12, 2019|
|Created by||Ron Carlivati|
|Introduced by||Ken Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng|
|Nickname(s)||Chris (by his family)|
|Alias(es)||Christian Maddox (birth name)|
Kelly also played Abigail Deveraux's friend Josh from 2005-06.
He is the first bisexual character in the soap's history.
Kelly returned to the show starting October 27, 2020, for a short stint.
On February 10, 2021 it was announced that Kelly would return again to the show as Evan/Christian, his first airdate was February 19, 2021, and last March 2021.
In April 2022. Kelly returned to the series again.
Evan Frears was born Christian Maddox to Orpheus and his deceased wife Rebecca. He has an older sister named Zoey Burge. Christian and his sister were loved by their father, who wanted to find them a replacement mother through Marlena Evans. When Christian became an adult and moved to California,
Evan has two sons:
- David Ridgeway, His son with his late ex-girlfriend Jordan Ridgeway Born in 2018.
- Shawn Christian Spears-Frears , His son with ex-fling, Jan Spears Born in June of 2023.
Evan had a relationship with Jordan Ridgeway, which produced a son that Jordan named David Ridgeway. They broke up because of Jordan's mental illness and Jordan never told Christian that she was pregnant. He eventually found out after seeing pictures of her and David together on her social media. Furious, Christian showed up in Salem and confronted Jordan. Jordan refused to acknowledge Christian as David's father and says that Rafe Hernandez will be his father. She says Rafe will be a father than Christian ever will be. Jordan told Christian she wouldn't let David anywhere near him as long as she was alive. They fought, and Christian started strangling Jordan with her scarf. Jordan died as a result, and her half-brother, Ben Weston, was accused of the murder while Christian took on the alias of Evan Frears and convinced Rafe to hire him as David's nanny.
Evan is first seen after the Time Jump. During his time in Salem, Evan started seeing Sonny Kiriakis romantically. Sonny was currently separated from Will Horton, who was in jail for allegedly killing Sonny's mother Adrienne Johnson. Evan's world falls apart after he throws away papers related to Rafe adopting David. Rafe finds out and Evan is forced to admit his real name is Christian Maddox. He doesn't tell Rafe he is David's father, and instead says he could only take a job as a nanny and lied because he had a criminal record. Rafe promptly fires Evan and sends him upstairs to pack his stuff.
Evan then steals David and goes to see Sonny. He sees Sonny with Will, and realized they are back together. He pulls a gun on Sonny and asks for his help. He tells him he is David's father and explains his history with Jordan, and that he had to pose as a nanny to get close to his son because he has a criminal record. He also confirms he is bi and genuinely cares about Sonny. Evan asks for money just as Ciara Brady and Will arrive. Ciara accuses Evan of murdering Jordan and framing her boyfriend Ben Weston for it.
Sonny asks Evan if it is true, and Evan denies it. Ciara says they found DNA on Jordan's body that was originally believed to be belong to David, but a closer study revealed it belonged to his father. David holds Will and Ciara at gunpoint and says he needs money. Sonny tells him to put the gun down and says he will get him money. Evan starts getting flustered and stressed because he can't build the life with Sonny and his son that he wanted. Will the tackles Evan and Ciara gets the gun. She forces Evan to his feet and demands he drive her to Statesville prison.
Ciara forced Evan into the interrogation room where she forced him at gunpoint to confess to his involvement in Jordan's death. However, the charges against Evan were thrown out due to the fact they were made under duress. Evan then went to see his son, who was then in the care of his father, Orpheus. Orpheus and Evan discusses Jordan's murder and his failures to get a handle on the situation.
Evan didn't appreciate his father's condescension towards him, and also gets irritated that Orpheus dropped David's fire truck when he went out to get supplies, which means he led him alone. Orpheus assures Evan that didn't leave David alone, and says he had someone watching him. but Orpheus reminded Evan that it was thanks to him and his resources that Evan and David are together, and says that their fates are in his hands.
Evan backs off and apologizes to Orpheus, who says it is forgotten. Evan and Orpheus continue to talk about what led them to this point. Orpheus brings up Sonny, and Evan tells his dad that he was on love with another man and to get over it. Orpheus says it wasn't the gender he had a problem with, but that it was a Kiriakis. Evan wonders what their next move is, and Orpheus suggests going on the run. Evan refuses, and thinks he can beat the charges, so Orpheus agrees to help him.
The next day, Orpheus brings breakfast and a new fire truck to replace the one he lost. He hopes his grandson will like it, and noticed Evan is upset as they eat. Orpheus thinks it is time Evan tells David that he is his father. Evan isn't sure. Orpheus talks about how Evan and his sister mean everything to him, and how it feels good when your kids look at you like a superhero. Evan scoffs they were wrong, and Orpheus agrees that he wasn't and regrets disappointing his children.
Evan is trailed back to the motel where he hands over David before he and Orpheus are arrested. Evan is held in custody until Zoey arrives and has him released. Evan then goes to see David, who do with Ben and Ciara. Evan goes to tell David he is his father, but Ben grabs Evan by the throat and starts strangling him.
Evan is ultimately convicted of killing Jordan and sent to prison. Despite being sent to prison, Christian gets his wish and his sister Zoey wins custody of his son David, raising him as her own.
In September 2020, it is revealed that Evan is in Bayview after he tried to commit suicide. Orpheus breaks out of prison, and demands that Marlena get him out of Bayview, so they can leave town together. Marlena gets Evan released, and brings him to Orpheus. Evan knocks Orpheus out and flees.
In February 2021, Evan learns from Orpheus that Ciara is alive. He kills Allan Rhodes, and takes over as Ciara's guard. When Orpheus explains his plan to use Ciara to exhort money from Victor, Evan refuses to hand Ciara back and wants revenge. He cuts ties with Orpheus and goes to kill Ben, but finds Ciara's niece Claire Brady instead.
After Claire realizes who Evan is, he plans to kill her. Claire stalls him long enough for her father Shawn Douglas Brady and Ben to find him. Evan takes Claire hostage and makes Shawn surrender his gun. Evan goes to shoot Claire, and Shawn begs for his daughter's life, and Claire elbows him.
Shawn lunges for the gun, and gets it away, but is shot in the leg. Ben grabs Evan and makes him take him to Ciara at gun point. They return to find the glass box that Ciara was held in had been reduced to rubble. Ben knocks Evan out with the gun and frantically searches for her. Evan regains consciousness when Ben finds Ciara, but before he can shoot them, he collapses under some debris. Evan is later mentioned to have been taken into custody.