Currently: Laying low in Portland with his son Chase.
For most of his life he never knew his real name. He went by Scott Chandler from 1996 to 1998, Matt Dunning from 1998 to 2000, Bill Lewis from 2002 to 2009, and Chris Hughes briefly in 2010. On January 22, 2014 he took the name Aiden Jennings and fell in love with Hope Brady in Salem, IL.
After some time together, Hope starts to suspect Aiden of killing his first wife however, her death is later revealed an accident caused by Chase. Aiden proposes to Hope and she accepts. Soon after, though, André Dimera begins blackmailing Aiden into killing Hope or he will kill Chase. Obeying, Aiden marries Hope and then attempts to kill her. It is later revealed that it was a doppelgänger and not Aiden who tried to kill Hope. The real Aiden loved her too much to go through with it so Andre sent the doppelgänger in his place and held the real Aiden captive. Returning just in the nick of time, Hope's former husband, Bo Brady, stops “Aiden” by killing him. For a brief time, Aiden is then wrongly believed to have been the Necktie Killer. Many months later when he returns he gradually convinces the town that he had been kidnapped and wasn’t the person who tried to kill Hope. During this time he also realizes that his real name is Daniel and that he’d been cast in other roles many many times. Andre counsels him and slowly helps him realize he can’t keep playing the roles given to him but must write his own destiny. He relinquishes his role as Aiden and returns to Portland to be with Chase for Christmas.
The Receptionist uses Daniel’s abrupt exit to kidnap Dario and train him to become Aiden before anyone realizes Aiden is gone.