Michael Sabatino as Lawrence Alamain
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by||Michael Sabatino|
Richard J. Allen|
|Duration||1990-1993, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|First appearance||September 11, 1990|
|Last appearance||August 3, 2011|
Lawrence James Alamain|
(alias that Carly knew him by)
Lawrence Alamain was a fictional character from the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. The role was portrayed by Michael Sabatino as a series regular from 1990 to 1993. Sabatino briefly returned in 2009, at which point his character was killed off, but would make occasional appearances over the next two years as a figment or a spirit.
Lawrence was born on March 15, 1960 to Leopold and Philomena Alamain, he is also the adoptive brother of John Black. Lawrence, the scion of the powerful European family the Alamains, was introduced as the man Katerina von Leuschner (known to Salemites as Carly Manning) was supposed to be wed in an arranged marriage in 1990. Carly's best friend, Jennifer Horton, masqueraded as Carly in order to invalidate the marriage in 1990 - believing Lawrence had no idea who Carly was. Though Lawrence went through with the wedding, it was revealed he knew all along Jennifer wasn't Katerina, as he (masquerading as a man named James) had an affair with Katerina (masquerading as Carly) when they were teenagers, conceiving a child, Nicholas Alamain, who was raised by Lawrence's aunt Vivian Alamain.
Most of Lawrence's time on the show was marked by his triangle with Carly and her boyfriend, the heroic Bo Brady. Though Bo was a far better man than the often dastardly Lawrence, Carly eventually couldn't deny her love for him and the two were married and left town in 1993 with their son, Nicholas. They were not seen again until 2009, when Carly killed Lawrence in self-defense, for threatening the life of Melanie Jonas, a child she'd conceived in an affair with a colleague, Daniel Jonas. Though he died in 2009, Lawrence has appeared numerous times since then as a ghost to both Carly and his aunt Vivian.