Birthday between 1973 and 1976
Mother Joyce Colman (birth)
Mary Ellison Hughes (adoptive)
Father Grant Colman (birth)
Brian Ellison (first adoptive)
Don Hughes (second adoptive)
Siblings adoptive, Christina Nancy Hughes (Don and Mary's daughter)
Paternal Grandparents Chris and Nancy Hughes
Paternal Great-Grandparents Will Hughes (Chris' father, deceased)
Aunts Susan Hughes (Don's sister, deceased)
Penny Hughes (Don's sister)
Kim Hughes (Don's brother Bob's wife)
Great-Aunts Edith Hughes (Chris' sister)
Marion Hughes (Chris' brother John's wife)
Uncles Bob Hughes (Don's brother)
Anton Cunningham (Don's sister Penny's husband)
Great-Uncles John Hughes (Chris' brother)
Dr. George Frey (Chris' sister Edith's husband)
First Cousins Tom Hughes (Don's brother Bob's son)
Frannie Hughes (Don's brother Bob's daughter)
Sabrina Hughes (Don's brother Bob's daughter)
Chris Hughes (Don's brother Bob's son)
Amy Lin Hughes (Don's sister Penny's daughter)
Andy Dixon (Don's brother Bob's step-son)
Second Cousins Adam Hughes Munson (Tom's adopted son)
Casey Hughes (Tom's son)
Daniel Hughes (Tom's son)
Lien Hughes (Tom's daughter)
Hope Dixon (Andy's daughter)
Played By Jason Matzner (baby)
Joseph Christopher (child)
Tommy Baudo (child)
Vincent Capalupo (child)
Timothy Hill (child)
Kerr Smith (teen)
Misc. Facts Ryder's birth parents are Joyce and Grant Colman. After his birth he was adopted by Mary and Brian Ellison. Brian died in 1976 and eventually Mary married Don Hughes.

Don and Mary left the show with Ryder (who was then called Teddy Ellison).

Next we heard from Don and Mary was at Chris and Nancy's 50th wedding anniversary. Don came back to town alone and announced that they were expecting (this was the same time Kim and Bob were pregnant with Christopher). A few months later Don, Mary, and little Christina Nancy came back to Oakdale for Chris Hughes' memorial service.

In 1996 Teddy Ellison came back to Oakdale alone as a teenager. He called himself Ryder Hughes and while in town he dated Nikki and became friends with Dani Andropolous.

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