The Kositcheks

Amy Kositchek

Portrayers:Robin Pohle 1978-79
Date of Birth:unknown
Parents: Stan Kosnitchek
Entrance onto Show: 1978 Unknown
Marriages: unknown
Romances: unknown
Children: unknown
Occupation: unknown
Crimes/Incarcerations: unknown
Other Interesting Facts: unknown
Date of Death: unknown

AMy was Chris and Jake's sister.


Chris Kositchek

Portrayers: Josh Taylor 1977-1987
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Stan Kosnitchek
Entrance onto Show: Began dating Mary Anderson in 1977
Marriages: none
Romances: Mary Anderson in 1977/78, Stephanie Woodruff 1978, Amanda Howad Peters in 1979, Leslie James 1980, Kayla Brady 1982, One night stand with Savannah Wilder
Children: none
Occupation: Foreman at Anderson Manufacturing, In 1981 opened a health club "The Body Connection", manager of Shwnanigans, Lawyer
Crimes/Incarcerations: none
Other Interesting Facts: Had a sister Amy
Date of Death: Still Alive

Chris arrived in Salem in 1977 as a foreman at Anderson Manufacturing and began seeing Mary Anderson. When Phyliss Anderson Curtis tried to bribe Chris to stop seeing her daughter he refused, and even though he learned she had had an affair with Neil Curtis he continued to see her.

In 1978 Chris left Anderson Manufacturing and formed his own company with the help of Mary Anderson. However, after Bob suffered a heart attack Chris agreed to return to Anderson after Bob asked him personally.

Later that year a new employee at Anderson, Stephanie Woodruff set her sight on Chris, but Chris was committed to Mary Anderson. Chris eventually asked Mary to marry him, but instead she turned him down and broke of their relationship. Chris then moved in with Amanda Howard Peters, who was separated from her husband Greg and returned to Salem. Soon after she moved in Mary fought to get Chris back, and Mary and Chris began arguing, and when Chris hit Mary accidentally with his jeep Amanda moved out.

When Amanda learned she was pregnant Chris proposed to her. Amanda went to Chicago to divorce Greg, who refused thinking the baby was his. However Amanda learned her pregnancy was a tubal one, and she lost the baby and was forced to undergo a hysterectomy. Greg quickly divorced Amanda, and a depressed Amanda broke off her relationship with Chris and left town.

In 1980 Chris began to work on the Solar Generator Project for Anderson, even though Alex had stolen the prototype. When Bob Anderson died he left Chris in charge of Anderson Manufacturing. Later Chris made Alex Marshall his business partner, and began a romance with his secretary Leslie James. The two moved in together, but Leslie quickly left town after she was threatened by Jarvis Maxwell, a business associate of Alex Marshall's who had plans to take over Anderson Manufacturing.

Fed up with the quarrels going on at Anderson, Chris quit Anderson and formed a health club with Josh Fallon called "The Body Connection."

In 1982 Chris began dating Kayla Brady. Later he became the manager of Shenanigans.

Chris eventually became a lawyer and in 1987 Chris left Salem.


Jake Kosnitchek

Portrayers: Rene Lamart 1981, Jack Coleman 1981-82
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Stan Kosnitchek
Entrance onto Show: 1981 Came to Salem to see his brother
Marriages: none
Romances: Angel/Jessica Blake Fallon 1981/82
Children: none
Occupation: unknown
Crimes/Incarcerations: Jake was the Salem Strangler
Other Interesting Facts: Had a sister Amy
Date of Death: 1982 killed himself

In 1981 Jake Kosnitchek came to Salem about hearing of Chris' success with his health club. He soon fell for Angel, one of Jessica Blakes when split personalities. Jake and Jessica planned to elope, and ran off to Vegas to get married, but the wedding was stopped by Marie and Alex who arrived just in time. Jessica then fell apart, and was hospitalized.

Jake's problems with Angel, and Jessica pushed him over the edge, and he began to strangle women and send threatening letters and phone calls to Marlena telling her they deserved to die. He even broke into Marlena's apartment and left a strangled doll for her as a sign.

Later Jake tried to kill Renee Dumonde twice, once in a hot tub, another in the hospital. Both attempts were interrupted though.

In 1982 Jake tried to kill Renee for the third time, but was once again interrupted. Renee had seen Jake's face this time, but suppressed the memories. Tony DiMera then hid Renee, fearing the Strangler would make a forth attempt.

Later that year Marlena decided to take a vacation in Mexico to get away from the Strangler, who she feared would make her his next victim. Marlena however really went to visit her parents in Colorado. When the Strangler, Jake Kosnitchek, learned Marlena hadn't left for Mexico he went to Marlena's apartment to find her there, and strangled her. However, when Marlena returned to Salem Jake realized he had killed Marlena's sister Samantha, so he went back to Marlena's to finish the job. Jake showed up at Marlena's with a gun, but when Roman Brady noticed the incident and went in to save Marlena. Jake and Roman fought over the gun, and when it went off Jake had been shot and killed.

Jake's Victims 2 Unknown Women, Lorie Masters, Attempted to kill Renee Dumonde 3 times, Mary Anderson, Samantha Evans (Thought she was Marlena), attempted to kill Marlena Evans.


Stan Kosnitchek

Portrayers: Thomas Havens 1979
Date of Birth:unknown
Parents: unknown
Entrance onto Show: 1979 unknown
Marriages: 2nd Marriage to Cathy Breton
Romances: unknown
Children: Chris, Amy, and Jake Kosnitchek by first marriage, 4th child by Cathy Breton
Occupation: unknown
Crimes/Incarcerations: unknown
Other Interesting Facts: unknown
Date of Death: unknown

Stan was Amy, Chris, and Jake's father and also had a 4th child by Cathy Breton.


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