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Finn Finnegan
Finn Dr John Finnegan-Tanner Novlan.jpg
Tanner Novlan as John Finnegan
The Bold and the Beautiful
Portrayed by Tanner Novlan
Current status Present
Duration 2020-
First appearance July 23, 2020
Introduced by Bradley Bell
Family Carter family
Finnegan family
Gender Male
Occupation Doctor
Parents Jack Finnegan (father)
Sheila Carter (mother)
Li Finnegan (adoptive mother)
Siblings Mary Warwick (maternal half-sister)
Diana Carter (maternal half-sister)
Ryder Callahan (maternal half-brother)
Daisy Carter (maternal half -sister)
Spouses Steffy Forrester (August 2021-)
Children Hayes Finnegan (son with Steffy)
Kelly Spencer (stepdaughter with Steffy)
Grandparents Molly Carter (maternal grandmother)
Aunts and
Sarah Smythe (maternal aunt; deceased)
Nieces and
Lucy Romalotti (maternal half-niece, via Daisy)

Dr. John "Finn" Finnegan is a character on the The Bold and the Beautiful. The character has been portrayed by Tanner Novlan since 2020. He is the biological son of the legendary villain of B&B, Sheila Carter and Jack Finnegan. Li Finnegan is his legal mother that raised him with Finn's biological father since he was a newborn baby.

Meeting Steffy Forrester and her addiction

Finn meets his patient Steffy Forrester after she wakes up from her motorcycle accident. Finn is there to help and treat Steffy. After Steffy is discharged, Finn checks on her and discovers that she used all of her pain pills that he prescribed. Finn cuts Steffy off the pain pills and talks with her. Steffy and Finn share a moment where they both kiss. Liam Spencer who is Steffy's ex-husband and the father of her daughter Kelly, questions Finn's motives. Finn assures Liam that he cares about Steffy and her health. Finn gets concerned when Liam and Steffy's father Ridge inform him that Steffy is addicted to pain pills, and is still getting them even after he stopped prescribing them to her, as well as her outbursts. Finn, Liam, and Ridge sets up an intervention for Steffy to get her into rehab. Steffy at first refuses to go, but after the three men get through to her she has a breakdown and realizes that she has an addiction. Steffy decides to go to rehab and Finn takes her and is their for support. After completing the program, Steffy and Finn return to her house. Steffy is happy that she is home and thanks Finn for his support. Liam at first does not support the relationship, but afterwards backs off and lets Steffy go for the sake of his wife Hope Spencer. Steffy and Finn officially made their relationship official. Finn meets her brother Thomas at Forrester Creations. Thomas expresses to Finn his dislike to Liam, when it came to him going back and forth with Hope and Steffy. Finn also notices Thomas's strange behavior.

Steffy's Pregnancy and Paternity Storyline

When Finn discovers that Thomas is at the hospital, he quickly operates on him to save his life. Steffy and Ridge rushes to the hospital after hearing this news. Finn tells Steffy and Ridge that Thomas has a growth on his brain and that he had to remove it or he would die. After Thomas survives his surgery, and recovers Steffy is relived. However Finn and Steffy's relationship is questioned when Steffy reveals that she cheated on him with Liam. Steffy explains that Liam thought Hope cheated on him with Thomas when he saw her brother kissing Hope, and that he confided in her and that they were drunk and had sex. However it was revealed that Thomas kissed a Hope for the Future mannequin that looked like Hope and because it was dark Liam assumed that it was Hope. Steffy then tells Finn that she is pregnant but is unsure if he or Liam is the father. Steffy begs Finn for his forgiveness and Finn forgives her. Finn accepts Steffy's pregnancy but confronts Liam . Both men take paternity test to find out if they are the father of Steffy's unborn child. Steffy and Finn are devastated that the results prove that Liam is the father. Finn still tells Steffy that he will still be there for her. However Steffy feels guilty for Hope and Finn, packs her and Kelly's stuff for Paris. Thomas is suspicious of his friend Vinny who works at the same lab that Steffy's had done her paternity test. Also when Vinny kept hinting that Thomas has a chance to be with Hope again after the paternity results. Thomas later confronts Vinny about Steffy's paternity test. Finn walks in on Vinny and Thomas arguing. When Vinny is questioned by Finn about the test Vinny punches Thomas to escape, but is punched by Finn who demands the truth. Vinny finally tells Finn that Liam is not the father to Steffy's baby, and that he switched the paternity test for Thomas to be with Hope again. Finn is excided that Steffy is carrying his child and leaves.

Finn rushes to Forrester Creations to tell Steffy the news. Ridge warns Finn that Steffy is about to leave for Paris and tells him where she is. Finn thanks Ridge, and rushes over to Steffy's house. Steffy is about to leave when Finn arrives. At first Steffy tells him that she is leaving because she loves him and does not want to bother him being pregnant with another mans child. Before Steffy can run away from Finn, Finn shouts out to her that Liam is not the father to her child but that he is. Finn explains to Steffy what Vinny did, and declare his love for her. Steffy is happy and relieved that Finn is the father. Finn proposes to Steffy and she accepts. Steffy finally takes her and Liam's picture of her wall, and tells Kelly about her pregnancy. Steffy and Finn discovers that they are having a boy. Steffy and Finn decides to have a home birth, and Steffy then goes into Labor. Steffy and Finn welcome their son Hayes, named after her mother Taylor's surname.

Mysterious past and parentage revelation

In July 2021, Jack Finnegan comes to LA to visit Finn, Steffy and Hayes. Finn admits to Steffy that Jack isn't his biological father and still wants to know who his birth mother is. It seems like Jack knows more, but keeps the secrets to himself. Steffy and Finn are married at the Forrester mansion, but Finn excused himself. When Finn leaves, he see's a woman who congratulates him on his marriage before revealing himself as his real mother. Finn is shocked and the woman is none other than Sheila Carter. Sheila explains why she gave Finn up but wants to get to know her son. Finn is excited and asks Sheila to join him at his wedding reception. When he brings Sheila in the mansion everyone including Steffy is shocked that Sheila is here. When Ridge tries to get Sheila to leave Finn refuses to let him do that and Sheila reveals to everyone that she is Finn's real mother. Steffy and everyone does not believe her until Jack confirms Sheila's story. Jack tells his wife Li that Sheila had contacted him about the adoption, and discovered her misdeeds with the Forresters. Steffy warns Finn that Sheila is dangerous to her family and will not allow her around Hayes. Finn is shocked and horrified when Brooke reveals that Sheila had shot both her and Taylor. Also robbing Steffy and Thomas years without their mother in their lives. Ridge gets Sheila out of the house, and Finn is devastated finding out about Sheila's past.

Sheila creating chaos in Finn and Steffy's marriage

Sheila asked Jack to organize a meeting between her, her son and her grandson and she promises that after that she will be out of LA. Jack, being afraid that Sheila will reveal that they had an affair and he is Finn father agrees and gives her Finn's address. He puts his son in an uncomfortable situation and tells him that Sheila is on her way to his home. Sheila arrives and holds her grandson Hayes in her arms after Finn had told her a few times that she had to leave but she promised if he let her hold Hayes just once, she would leave. Then Steffy, who was supposed to be on a business trip changes her mind and decides to not go and let Hope handle the trip herself and she returns home to see Sheila holding Hayes. She is in shock and tells both Jack and Finn off. Steffy is so furious that she refuses to sign the marriage license and Finn ends up in the guest house. They later reconcile. Later, Sheila visits Finn again and when she sees that he is on Steffy's side and tells her that she wants her out of the house, she pretends to pass out. Steffy tells her husband that she is faking. Steffy's suspicions were confirmed by Sheila's blood work that revealed no sign of illness. In 2021, in a conversation between Sheila and Deacon she tells him that her other children don't want anything to do with her as the reason why she's so focused on Finn.

Finn's real father revealed

Finn talks to Steffy about wanting to know his birth father, but is scared to see who he really is. Steffy encourages Finn to find out, but tells him that he still has Jack as a father. Finn then meets Sheila at Gardinia, and questions her who her father is,. Sheila lies to Finn about being unsure who his dad is. Finn is sad about this but accepts it, and focus on his family. However Finn's world is crushed when Jack reveals that he is his real father and that he cheated on Li, with Sheila. As well making Li raised Finn while Sheila was in jail. Finn is furious with Jack and vows to never forgive him.

Meeting Steffy's mother, Taylor and spending Christmas Eve with Sheila

When Steffy's mother, Taylor Hayes arrived in LA Finn met her for the first time. Taylor started living with the the married couple and soon encouraged her daughter that she should allow Finn to connect with his biological mother. She assured Steffy that she will have her eye on her. Finn and Steffy called Sheila and asked her to come over. Steffy was annoyed the whole time, but Finn was happy to see his mother and to let her hold his son Hayes Finnegan.

Shot by his biological mother, Sheila

After showing up at Taylor's office unannounced a couple of times Sheila also shows up at Finn's office. Finn is annoyed and explains to her that she needs to give him heads up before coming to see him and asks her what would happen if Steffy would be there and saw her. Sheila explains that she wanted to bring him cookies because she couldn't do this stuff for him when he was a child. She goes on and says that she hopes that Taylor will convince Steffy to give her a chance and that there is one person that wants to make sure that she won't be able to have a relationship with him and Hayes. When Finn asks who is this person Sheila says that it's Brooke. Finn is surprised and then Sheila confesses that she isn't too concerned about it and that she suspects that Brooke's day of reckoning will be here sooner or later. At this point Finn is unaware that Sheila exchanged Brooke's non alcoholic champagne with the real thing and caused Brooke's relapse. When he comes home from work, Steffy Forrester tells Finn that Brooke has cheated on Ridge with Deacon on New Year's Eve.

Finn after Sheila shot him

Steffy mourning after Finn closed his eyes

Finn reached out to Sheila and gave her a speech about second chances. He made it clear that he isn't ready to fully open himself to her, but there was a chance. Sheila was overjoyed. Everything changed when Steffy overheard Thomas and Sheila's conversation and found out what Finn's biological mother did to her step mom. Steffy told Finn about it and went to confront Sheila. Finn was worried when Steffy didn't reply to his texts and went to il Giardino where he knew Steffy was seeing his mother. Finn appeared right when Sheila was getting ready to kill Steffy, but instead she accidentally shot Finn. At first he lost consciousness, but shortly after regained it and managed to tell Steffy that he loves her and also mentioned Hayes. When he closed his eyes Steffy started screaming in agony and told Sheila that she will go to prison for the rest of her life, but Sheila pointed the gun at Steffy and forbid her from calling the police. In the end Sheila decided to shoot Steffy also and she left her and Finn in the alley where Deacon Sharpe found them and he called 911. After medical help arrived they took Steffy to the hospital and Finn was declared "dead".

Li keeping Finn alive in secret

When Steffy woke up at the hospital she initially didn't remember Finn and Hayes. She believed that she is still Liam Spencer's wife. Once her family told her about Finn and Hayes and she remembered she heard that Finn is "dead". Steffy grieved and tried to remember who shot her and Finn. When Steffy's memory about the shooting came back, she confronted Sheila at her home with police listening in secret. After Sheila confessed to accidentally "killing" Finn and shooting Steffy, she was taken to jail. Li was invited to Steffy's home and learned that it was Sheila who shot her son. Steffy asked Li about making a memorial ceremony, but she said that she isn't ready to think of her son as "dead" and said that she will take care of everything. Steffy thought that Li is acting weird and expressed sadness that Finn was cremated before she could even see his body. What Steffy didn't know was that Li was secretly keeping Finn hidden from everyone and that he is in a coma and not really dead. After a short time Finn started moving his pupils and fingers which meant that he started to regain his consciousness which gave Li a lot of hope. Meanwhile his wife Steffy, still unaware of his being alive travelled to Europe with their son Hayes and her daughter Kelly to mourn his death away from the painful memories.

Sheila escaped from jail

Li Finnegan was horrified when Sheila Carter appeared on her doorstep demanding to know where Finn is buried. When Sheila heard the medical equipment she stormed into the room pushing Li away. Sheila was shocked when she saw an unconscious Finn. Li and Sheila started arguing and meanwhile Finn woke up. Li rushed to her son's side and Sheila banged her on the head and replaced her by Finn's side. Shortly after Finn was unconscious again and when Li regained her consciousness after being hit by Sheila she started pretending that she realizes how much she loves Finn and that she needs her help. Soon Finn was again conscious for a moment and called out Steffy's name. Li convinced Sheila that she won't go to the police because she herself would go to jail if they would find out that she is keeping Finn at home after signing his death certificate. Sheila believed Li and allowed her to walk out the door when Li promised that she only goes to pick medicine for Finn especially because when Ridge called Li to inform her that Sheila escaped she didn't tell him anything. When Li went into the hallway she was already calling the police which Sheila overheard and attacked Li. At first Li tried to pretend, but soon she called Sheila out for shooting Finn and then the crazy Carter woman started choking her. Li was successful in releasing herself from Sheila's hands and she gave her a beating which gave her time to reach the car. In the car Li said that Sheila will go to jail even if she has to go there too. Sheila started driving after her and bumped into Li so hard that her car started burning. Li fell into the water and her car sunk. She presumably died and Sheila was content to see it however it became a problem as Sheila was only a nurse and not a doctor and she didn't really know how to take care of a patient like Finn.

Finn waking up from his coma

Sheila brought her friend and accomplice Mike Guthrie to Li's apartment where he saw Finn. Mike was shocked when he found out that Sheila's son is alive and even more shocked when he heard that Sheila caused Li's death. At one point Finn flat lined and Sheila panicked. When heart massage didn't help Mike told Sheila to call 911, but instead she used electric shock and Finn's pulse came back. Sheila asked Mike to leave so Finn won't see him and at one point he woke up and saw Sheila.


Maladies and Injuries

  • Accidentally got shot by his biological mother Sheila Carter when he was trying to protect Steffy from her by jumping in front of Steffy before she shot his wife, Steffy and then she shot her anyway, after she shot him. (April 1, 2022)