Henry had given him a shoebox that Chad had been found with all those years ago, which led Chad to believe that his family was in Harmony.
It was Orville who led Chad to Harmony Hospital to search for his birth certificate, at which point he surmised that he had been adopted (because the name on his birth certificate was not Chad Harris).
Chad's hot lead fizzled and died when it turned out Orville had nothing to tell him.
Later, Chad encountered a lounge singer named Crystal Harris, who thought he might be a child that a friend had asked to christen with her father's name (Chad Harris), but before Crystal was able to tell him anything about his past, she was gunned down with a bullet meant for Sheridan.
Passions Finale: Au Revoir: Goodbye my sweets; Passions is over. Not since Bobby Ewing stepped out of the shower has there been such a s... Works for Crane Industries Works for a music company Worked for an L. record company General Gofer at Book Caf Coaching Assistant to T. Russell Music Coordinator for Crane/Hotchkiss Wedding Music Mixer (in L. Chad was born in Harmony, but soon adopted by the Harris family who moved him out to Los Angeles.
Even if she doesn't want to hear it, she's got to be told. Harris (adoptive mother) Alistair Crane (biological father) Liz Sanbourne (biological mother) Julian Crane (biological half-brother) Sheridan Crane (biological half-sister) Beth Wallace (biological half-sister; deceased) Ethan Crane (biological half-brother; via adoption) Ruby Lincoln (biological grandmother; via adoption; deceased) Eve Lincoln (biological great-grandmother; via adoption) Eve Johnson (maternal half-aunt; via adoption) Vincent Clarkson (biological maternal half-cousin; via adoption / paternal half-nephew) Whitney Russell (biological maternal half-cousin; via adoption) Simone Russell (biological maternal half-cousin; via adoption) Fancy Crane (biological half-niece) Pretty Crane (biological half-niece) Fox Crane (biological half-nephew; deceased) Endora Lenox (biological half-niece) Marty Lopez-Fitzgerald (biological half-nephew) James Boothe (biological half-nephew; via adoption) Miles Harris (biological maternal first half-cousin once removed; via adoption) Assaulted former boss (Howard) in L. Unknowingly committed incest with half-sister Whitney Russell.
I know it's going to be hard, and I know it's going to cause her a lot of pain, but you know eventually we're going to have to tell Simone about you and me. Broke into the tabloid office to find out who sent the e-mail.
He lived with them until he was eight, completely unaware that he was even adopted.
He ran away when he was eight, and when he returned a few days later, his family was gone, and he ended up in foster care.
The closest thing he had to a father figure was Henry, the social worker who was originally assigned to his case.
As he grew up, he fell in with a bad crowd, including gangleader Puff Dog, and fell in love with and married a young woman named Latoya.
After creating a hit song that an unscrupulous record producer (Howard) took credit for, Chad attacked the man, and had to leave Los Angeles in a hurry.