Derek Wells
William devry
William deVry as Derek Wells
General Hospital
Portrayed by William deVry
Current status Contract
First appearance July 30, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Gender Male
Occupation Publisher of Crimson Magazine and the Port Charles Press

Derek Wells (a.k.a Julian) is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. He debuted on July 30, 2013, portrayed by veteran soap actor, William deVry.


Derek Wells is the publisher of the Port Charles Press and Crimson Magazine. He arrived in Port Charles on July 30 after threatening to take back control of Connie Falconeri's magazine, Crimson, due to the the failing performance of the Press. Upon his arrival in town, he heads to Connie's office and takes it as his own.  He is constantly interrupted while he is on his cell phone by Connie's assistant Maxie Jones and Connie Falconeri.  It is revealed that he is talking to Ava Jerome.  Ava comes to the office and calls Mr. Wells, Julian.  She is perhaps referring to Mr. Wells being previously presumed dead Julian Jerome of the Jerome mob family or possibly a namesake of that Jerome.

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  • Is Derek Wells Sam's biological father?

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    • I think Derek Wells is Sam's father. Rafe and Molly were using the Ouija board and it landed on the letter "J". I think Jul...
    • Due to today's episode, it looks like Julian is indeed Sam's father.  I was hoping that Julian was just a stepping stone to her fat...
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