|Benjamin "Benny" Young|
|Portrayed by||Tyler Lepley|
|Occupation||Tow Yard owner|
|Parent(s)|| Hanna Young (Mother) |
Tony Watson (Father)
|Sibling(s)|| Candace Young (Older Maternal Half-sister) |
Unnamed Paternal half-siblings
|Other Relations|| Unnamed Aunt (Maternal Aunt, deceased)|
Quincy Young (half-nephew)
Benjamin Watson "Benny" Young known as Benny Young is a main character on the drama, Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots. He is the only son of Hanna Young and the younger half brother of Candace Young. He is portrayed by Tyler Lepley .
Benny is the son of Hanna and her former lover Tony Watson. He is also the younger half-brother to Candace. He maintains a strong relationship with both of them even though they are at odds with each other.
Benny has become a tow truck driver and started up his business doing several tows around the town. When his mother attempts to set him up on a blind date with a young woman from her church he borrows his sister's new car and ends up arrested due to drugs being found in the car. He was bailed out by Veronica Harrington and was welcomed back home during his time at home he calls his mother out for her mistreatment of Candace and while talking he learned the true identity of his father. He leaves his home to go to work and while doing a tow that night he sees a black sedan (driven by an intoxicated Wyatt Cryer) turn the corner and hit two cars. Seeing this Benny attempts to move out the way only to be struck and left unconscious on the road by the man who drives off.
Benny is currently on life support in a coma at the County Hospital after being hit by a strung out Wyatt Cryer in the hit and run. Throughout, the season Hanna and Candace would visit him urging him to wake up and be the pillar of strength for them. Later on, Benny's father Tony Watson would take Hanna to court to have him taken off of life support (in order to get his kidneys). Hanna hired her daughter Candace as her lawyer and though the two put a good defense they ultimately lost the case and were left begging for Tony to keep Benny alive but to no avail. However, during all this Benny was secretly moved from the county hospital and placed in a better hospital by Katheryn Cryer who also paid for the medical bills. While at the hospital Benny received better treatment and woke up as his parents were arguing over keeping him on life support. In no time, he makes a speedy recovery and returns home where he slowly begins to see why his mother and sister don't get along as he learns some horrible things about their past but this is subsided when he hears from his mother that Quincy Maxwell was out of prison and in their home and tries to confront him but stops when hearing that Quincy killed his nephew and he is left devastated. A few day later, his sadness turns to rage, when he finds out from his mother that his father attempted to have him taken off life support and he invites him over to the house. Benny questions the man's reasons for such an act only to get no answer however, he admonishes the man for trying to act like he knew what Benny would wanted and for taking his mother to court before sending the man on his way.
Later on, he comes home to find out that Quincy slapped his mother and his nephew was still alive being held as leverage by the man. Benny had one of his friends tracked down Quincy and after finding him, he proceeded to crash his car into Quincy's before violently beating the man senseless until both are arrested as a result. Benny is bailed out by Veronica who allows Benny to drive as she had been drinking while driving, the two proceed to have an affair and Benny is given the truck.
Benny soon plans to bail Quincy out but goes to War for something. He meets up with Candace who has earned a lot of money and used it to buy him a tow yard. He is happy but concerned as to where she got the money however, after explaining and showing him she got a job he is relieved and convinced. Later on, he bails Quincy out of jail and gave him a ride in his truck along the way the trade insults as Benny accelerated the truck. Quincy asked Benny if he's trying to scare him but Benny told Quincy he's not trying to scare him but kill him for all the suffering he has done to his family with that said Quincy noticed that Benny was serious about his threat and tried to stop him. Unfortunately, his attempts to stop Benny led to the truck crashing. Benny emerged from the wreck and proceeded to beat the seriously injured Quincy for his actions against his family while showing him no mercy or pity. Benny then asked over the location of his nephew only to be given no answer however, after finding a picture of Quincy and his sister (Quincy Sr.'s sister) he deduced his nephew was there. Benny then called an ambulance for Quincy before insulting him and tossing a plastic bag containing crystal meth on top of an unconscious Quincy before leaving the latter on the road for the law to take care of. Benny goes to Quincy's sister Quita where after ignoring her threats he finds his nephew Q telling him that his mother was looking for him after the latter stated Candace didn't want him. Benny took his nephew away from Quita Maxwell's home and brought him back to Hanna. The happy reunion doesn't last as they find his back bruised and scarred.
Hanna immediately wants to take him to the hospital but Benny doesn't want to risk the chance of losing Q to foster care but is forced to agree. While Q is being treated, the police and foster care interrogating the Young's for answers and they explain it was not them him who hurt the young child but his father Quincy and his aunt Quita who had been secretly hiding him for years. After giving the police information, Benny and Hanna sit with the foster care lady explaining why they would make good guardians. The lady agrees to meet with them the in a few days. Before said day, Benny and his mother show them their house and Benny calls Candace who doesn't answer. while at the hospital, Benny calls Candace again telling her he has found her son shocking her but she tells him she is in New York to his confusion. He then speaks with the Foster Care lady explaining to her that he now has a tow yard which would support them, shocking Hanna before the three go to check on Q. While at the hospital Benny explains to his curious mother that he kept his tow yard a surprise and she congratulates him but their happiness doesn't last long as they catch sight of a limping Quincy causing Benny to get up and attempt to attack the latter only for his mother to stop him from doing so. When Candace returns to see her son, Benny shows her the room and explains where he was and what had been happening to him over the years and watched as his mother have an argument tht ends with Hanna walking out.
A few days later, he finds out that Candace has gotten a lot of money to pay for a luxurious house and he is happy for her before she takes him to see something. It turns out Candace used her money to buy Benny an equally nice house. Benny is happy about it though he wants his mother to move in his new house something Candace doesn't want due to the tension between her and Hanna but Benny tell her he won't take it unless Hanna moves in.
When Hanna's house is set on fire, Benny knows automatically it was Quincy and tells his mother to move in with him as he explains he got if from his tow yard. Upon arriving, Hanna accuses Candace of setting the fire and soon deduces she paid for the house and tow yard. She tells Benny that Candace doesn't have a job something he realizes and the two go Candace. Hanna immediately accuses Candace but she tells them it wasn't something Benny berates his mother for as he knew Candace wouldn't do it however, Hanna states that Candace was the one who brought Quincy into their lives.
Benny learns from his mother that Candace got all the money due to extorting it from Jim, he is upset and demands to see the money. She goes to get her computer and show her account but Benny points out that its empty shocking her but Benny agrees with his mother that she will get them hurt and the two leave.
He recruits his old friend Mitch to work for him on the tows the later agrees but only if everything is legit. Unsure how to answer, Benny decides to make sure that the yard and home are valid by going to Veronica Harrington who he continues to sleep with despite his mother's protests. He later returns to Candace's home to find out where she earned the money but finds the dead body of Quincy Maxwell and he helps her cover up his death throughout the season.
As a result of the affair with Veronica he makes an enemy out of her husband David whose anger causes Benny's phonelines to be shut off and he confronts David causing them to fight in the lot. When David pulls out a gun, Benny tries to stop him but Mitch arrives and breaks up the fight. Mitch has Benny go inside as he speaks with David before going inside and telling Benny that David turn the phones back on. Benny questions Mitch on this but when the phone does ring, Benny quickly answers and his business is safe due to this.
Later on, he learns his mother has taken his nephew from the hospital and as a result of her supposed kidnapping a warrant is placed on her. Benny calls Hanna but she tells him that she knows Candace won't do it unless Benny sues the Cryers. Benny goes to Candace who refuses to have the warrant taken off but a bank representative Greg Bowman arrives and tells Candace they have to talk.
In the season finale, Benny is shocked as Bowman reveals that Candace had taken out a loan of $2 million which she got from mortgaging Benny's house and tow yard after forging his signature. Bowman tells Candace that for this act Candace would face jail time if he isn't paid the next day. He tells Benny that if he does sign the paperwork himself both would have to leave their properties. Unable to handle anymore new Benny walks outside as Bowman leaves. Candace then tells Benny everything she has done including War extorting her and he is heartbroken to discover their mother was right about her but he doesn't believe most of it especially the news regarding War and Mitch. As a way of getting back at her, he forces Candace to take the warrant off their mother and let her have full custody her son Q something she begrudgingly agrees too.
The two go the D.A. office to rid Hanna of the warrant but they are questioned by Jennifer Sallison about Quincy Maxwell's disappearance. Benny gets worried as LaQuita Maxwell comes in showing a picture of blood in Candace's house which she found when she broke in but Candace shrugs off LaQuita and makes up a story.
Benny goes to his house where his nephew and mother arrive with Q admiring how nice it is as Hanna notices the look Benny has. She has Q go upstairs as Hanna gets Benny to reveal that Candace had his house and tow yard mortgaged and she tells him that this event will have a solution and goes to cook as Benny heads to his job.
When Mitch arrives, Benny questions him if he had War set up as Mitch denies it but after Benny says that Candace had, he confirms that Candace was telling the truth as he personally witnessed the event. Benny was in a deep rage swearing to kill War for what he did to his sister before Mitch tells him he handled it as benny questions on how he did it and Mitch reveals he is apart of the Malone Family. At first, Benny is worried but Mitch assures him he is not working with his family and that he was looking out for Candace and Benny when he had War set up but Benny tells Mitch what Candace did. Mitch offers to get the money from his family though he and Benny both agree that is not a good idea as owing them would put benny's family in danger. Realizing they might lose the business, the two toast to having fun over running the tow yard and celebrate going out legally than resorting to crime to pay off their loan.
Hanna Young (Mother)Edit
Benny was born to an unwed Hanna, who did her best to provide for her children. Prior to his accident, Benny relied heavily upon the long-suffering Hanna to be there for him and to be his support system. He also pleaded with his mother to forgive his wayward sister Candace Young. Hanna was intent on finding her son a good Christian girl to date. Hanna was extremely proud of Benny for all his lifestyle choices saying that he is the only good relationship she has on earth showing the amount of love and value that she places into her beloved son. When benny was in the hospital she did her best to make sure he lives and even went to court to fight for him and unfortunately ended up losing she pleaded to his father Tony to keep him alive but she was denied so instead she begged to say goodbye to him however, she was still rejected. She rushed to the hospital only to find that her son was gone benny's "death" devastated her so much so that she broke down crying over his empty hospital bed but could not mourn for long as she was arrested. Hanna was enraged that her son left her life and was not about to let the man responsible go unpunished so she went to the police and told them that Wyatt Cryer was the culprit in the hit and run. Hanna would later learn that benny was not dead having been taken out of the county hospital by a private helicopter to unknown location. Her sadness turned to elation after she found out that Katheryn Cryer had him transported to another hospital where he would be given better help by professional doctors. Hanna would visit her son on occasion being happy that he was improving from his accident and defended him from his father who tried to have him taken off life support proclaiming "You are not touching my son !!!". When benny woke up he asked who was the clown talking about his mother which greatly excited hanna who begged him to say something again as he woke up without a problem calling herself and benny blessed when talking to benny's astounded doctor. When returning home the two had a tearful moment where benny embraced his mother and told her that he was very scared that he nearly died but didn't thanks to the amount care from his beloved mother. Benny stayed in the hospital continuing to converse with his mother until finally coming home where against his mother's wishes he invited his father Tony over though Hanna does not want him to be around with after not being there for Benny throughout his whole life. In Season 3 Benny's personality changes as he becomes more protective of his mother shown when he become suspicious of Hanna's new friend who he caught making out with his mother. He also went out to hunt down Quincy Maxell for slapping her angrily beating the latter for his actions after it was confirmed to him.
Candace Young (Older Half-Sister)Edit
Candace Young is Benny's older half sister, with whom he was extremely close (much to the chagrin of their mother.) He deeply loves his sister as he used to play with her as children and often protected her from dangerous men such as high school bullies or candace's ex-boyfriend Quincy. Years later he would often attempt to counsel Candace, but she refused to accept most of it, believing she had managed on her own and would continue to. Benny aided Candace putting her through law school, often supported her financially without informing their mother so as not to raise her ire. When benny was struck by Wyatt Cryer candace was deeply worried about her brother as she had not been in contact with him for several days and went to her mother's house to look for him only to find nothing. Candace later found out that he was in the hospital after he was struck in the hit and run that took place not too long ago and rushed to the hospital and demanded that the staff do everything they could to save her brother even ignoring other patients in need of help. Her love for her brother is shown again when she went to Jim Cryer she tried to get benny relocated to a private hospital to receive better help but was refused. Candace later sat by her brother's side where she reminisced over their childhood and she begged him to wake up so that he could mend the aminosity between candace and her mother as he was the only thing they both cared about. Candace even went as far as to cooperate with her mother in court to defend her brother and was deeply shocked that the judge went in tony's favor and became devastated that her brother was going to die. She and her mother then rushed to the hospital and went to benny's room to discover to their horror that he was gone from the bed candace went on to believe that her brother was dead for the rest of the episode and beginning of season three. Candace had asked Jim Cryer (who had her kidnapped) if her brother had a funeral to which the corrupt judge ignores her question. She later finds out from a friend named Warlock that he wasn't dead and was being released from the hospital and being given a welcome home party by their mother. Candace was then called by her brother and was greatly estatic to hear her brother's voice and he affectionately referred to her as "big sis" and the two shared a tearful reunion and candace begged him not to hang up as she wanted to hear his voice. Similar to Hanna, he becomes more protective of her shown when he expressed worry about ex-boyfriend Quincy being released from prison as well as expressing concern when goes out settle unfinished business with her ex-lover Jim Cryer. In Season 3, while beating up Quincy he angrily lists one of the blows for the time Quincy hurt her. In Season 3 finale, Benny has had enough of Candace's lies and angrily leaves the house with their mother. He returns and finds the dead body of Quincy Maxwell and helps her cover up his death throughout Season 4. In the season finale, Candace tells Benny everything she has done including War extorting her and he is heartbroken to discover their mother was right but he doesn't believe most of it. As a way of getting back at her, he forces Candace to take the warrant off their mother and let her have full custody her son Q something she begrudgingly agrees too. Benny later learns from Mitch Malone that Candace was telling the truth.
Tony Watson (Father)Edit
Tony Watson is benny's biological father. For many years benny went without knowing that this truth only knowing that his mother once hooked up with a married man never putting two and two together. When not having this knowledge benny had invited the man over for dinner being kind to him referring to him as "Mr. Watson". Tony could not get involved with benny due to him being engaged to another woman while he was with benny's mother so instead he had watched benny from a distance but really wanted to be in his son's life. Years later benny would later come to know his relationship with tony after he went through some legal problems and while having a talk with his mother he discovered the truth which left him deeply shocked and confused. It is unknown how he felt about the man at the time as he would later leave for work and being strucked by a strung-out wyatt cryer. Also unbeknowst to benny while he was in a coma his father (believing benny dead) tried to have him taken off life support and went through intense measures as he was currently on dialysis and needed benny's kidneys. When going to court with hanna and candace about this situation the judge rules in tony's favor and even when begged by benny's mother and sister he was admandant in his decision. He was deeply angered that benny was not at the hospital and he vistied hanna in jail where he demanded benny's location and proclaimed that he will have him taken off life support. Tony's regards to his son at this point was shown to be selfish as he later told hanna that her did not want to die and that benny could save him. Later after following hanna to the hospital benny was at he was determined to have his son taken off life support and ignored his improvements as he believed him to be dead but was quickly proven wrong when benny woke up. Tony was deeply shocked at this and awkwardly asked benny how he was doing when he was acknowledged by the boy who was confused about his presence. Tony saw that benny's moblity was fine and his memory was intact this left him guilty over his actions and while benny was being embraced by his mother tony quitely left the room. Benny later got in contact with tony as he wanted to get to know his father unaware of what occurred while he was in a coma and learned tony's condition after inviting him over. Upon finding out that his father went took his mother to court and tried to have him taken off life support, benny confronted him and admonishing him for putting his mother to court and acting like he knew what he (benny) would want when he doesn't know anything about him.
Quincy Daylon Young (Half-Nephew)Edit
Is Benny's five year old half-nephew via candace it is unknown if benny was close with the boy as he hardly mentions him but does seem to love the boy believing him to be okay as he was really certain candace would never let anything happen to him. Benny affectionately refers to the boy as "my nephew" when hanna was demanding his location and he was deeply shocked to hear from candace that he was dead showing that he truly loved his nephew. When hearing the full story of the child's death benny was disturbed,shocked and angered at quincy (the father) who took the life of his nephew by throwing him off a bridge all benny could do after that was cry over the loss of his nephew. Benny was later shocked to hear from his mother that his nephew was still alive but that he was in Quincy's hands being treated terribly by his father. After beating up Quincy Sr., Benny questioned him over his nephew but received no answer before he found a picture of the latter's sister deducing that's where his nephew was located. Benny tracked down Quincy's family and arriving at the house he discovered his young nephew whom he was happy to see was alright. Benny spoke to his nephew with latter revealing he didn't know who benny was but after telling him his identity and assuring him that he will get him to his mother the two left the house. Benny then took his nephew home to his mother and smiled as his mother held her grandson. When Benny discover "Q" has an infected back along with several scars, he along with his mother expressed great worry and immediately took him to the hospital while there he stated he won't allow the child's father to take Q from them.
Is the ex-boyfriend of benny's sister Candace and the father of her child. It is unknown if the two were ever on good terms but this seems unlikely now when was it mentioned by Candace that benny and quincy once fought each other after the latter had hurt candace at one point. During his welcome home party benny instantly became angered when he heard from his mother that quincy was in the house looking for candace and refused to calm down. While talking benny reveals he knew quincy was in jail (something his mother didn't know about until she was told) and wanted make him pay fo hurting his sister saying "I'm not about to let him come up in here and let him hurt what I love !!!". Benny struggled to leave the house and ignored the pleas of his mother and sister so that he could put into the matter himself. This shows that despite just recovering from a wreck (that left him in a coma) his hatred against the man who caused his family so much grief is really intense. It is later shown that this increased to a boiling point after hearing from candace that on the night quincy brutally beat candace he was the cause of the death of candace's son this revealtion made benny very angry and sad. Benny later found out from his mother that Quincy has strike her while holding his nephew as leverage to find out where Candace was located. Having reached a breaking point with Quincy's actions, Benny tracked down and horribly attacked Quincy in revenge for all the things he's done to his family though he was arrested. Benny later bailed Quincy out of jail and gave him a ride in his truck along the way the trade insults as Benny accelerated the truck. Quincy asked Benny if he's trying to scare him but Benny told Quincy he's not trying to scare him but kill him for all the suffering he has done to his family with that said Quincy noticed that Benny was serious about his threat and tried to stop. Unfortunately, his attempts to stop Benny led to the truck crashing. Benny emerged from the wreck and proceeded to beat the seriously injured Quincy for his actions against his family while showing him no mercy or pity. Benny then asked over the location of his nephew only to be given no answer however, after finding a picture of Quincy and his sister (Quincy Sr.'s sister) he deduced his nephew was there. Benny then called an ambulance for Quincy before insulting him and tossing a plastic bag containing crystal meth on top of an unconscious Quincy before leaving the latter on the road for the law to take care of. While at the hospital, Benny catches sight of a limping Quincy and attempted to get up and attack the latter only for his mother to stop him from doing so. After this Benny swore to not let Quincy take his nephew away and will wait tp take him down if he thinks about laying harm on his family again. However, Benny was shocked to find Quincy was killed by Candace and Jeffrey even offered to hide his body.
Wyatt is the son of Judge Jim Cryer the former employer of benny's mother though the two men have never interacted personally, in the finale of season one benny while doing a tow was struck by a car driven by Wyatt Cryer (who was intoxicated at the time) and is left lying on the road by the man. On that very night wyatt had rushed home telling his parents and hanna that he thinks he killed someone who he says was changing a tire and without knowing who it was he was frantic about his actions. This incident left benny in a coma for most of the second season with his condition growing worse over his time being there and his family doing their best to keep him alive. While this was happening wyatt upon learning that he actually did hit someone quickly asked for the person's condition and was told that while the man was in the hospital a child was dead. In season two, wyatt is told by a friend of benny's relation to hanna this left him genuinely guilty for seperating a mother from her son and he began to have nightmares of the wreck which left him emotionally disturbed over how he could do such a thing. Despite never meeting him wyatt was deeply concerned about benny's condition especially when finding out that he "died" which left him sad and crying that another life was taken because of his stupid actions. Wyatt would later find out that benny was still alive and although relieved he still felt guilty that it was because of him that benny was in there in the first place. Benny was shocked to find out from Candace that wyatt is the man who ran him over and left him in the hospital. He was shocked that he couldn't believe his mother still worked for the people whose son ran him over even after learning of it.
David is a judge that Benny met when Veronica gave him her truck and David went to retrieve it from Benny. Unknown to Benny, David once had him arrested while he was driving Candace's car which he implanted drugs in, during season one. Benny was released after Veronica told her husband to get Benny out of jail. David was unaware that Benny was sleeping with Veronica who was in the house when David was getting his truck back. David soon found and demanded information from Benny who ignored this, as revenge David had all phone line to Benny's tow yard cut off until he got answers. Benny confronted David about this nearly resulting in a fight. Later on, when Benny threatened Jeffrey for the phone lines Jeffrey called David and the latter told him to let him speak with Benny. David was angered Benny threatened his son and told him to meet him at his tow yard to discuss things. Before going David got a gun just in case things got ugly. The two men met at the tow yard where Benny once more demanded his phone lines be turned back on while David told him he should of never threatened his son or sleep with his wife. Benny told David he was not with Veronica as David told him he could have her and refused to turn the phone line back on resulting in Benny attacking him and the two have a fight that causes David to pull out his gun while causing Benny to stop him. The fight is broken up by Mitch Malone whose grandmother Mama Rose threatens David to turn the phone lines back on which he does though reluctantly.
War was childhood friend of Candace and Benny as he often went to their home and spent time with them. Years later, War helps Benny track down Quincy Maxwell who slapped his mother, War attempted to help but Benny denied as he wanted take care of Quincy himself so war gave him the latter's location. When Candace extorted Jim for money, she purchased Benny a tow yard and he offered to War work with him but he refused and asked how he got it lied to which Benny revealed it Candace causing War to realize she lied to him about the amount of money and confront her after Benny told him she got millions. While speaking to Candace, War threatened Benny's life if Candace ran away stating although the Young Family have treated him good because of Candace's lies they have to suffer. While waiting on Candace, War visited Benny's tow yard ready to shoot him with a concealed gun but didn't go through with as Candace got the money. Candace later told Benny of what War did to her, how he threatened Benny and that he'll most likely come for him after Mitch Malone had him arrested. Benny didn't believe this due to War always having their backs and Mitch having no way to set War up. However, Mitch later confirms Candace's story having witnessed it and admitting to having his infamous family set War up. Benny was in a deep rage swearing to kill War for what he did to his sister.
Veronica Harrington (Ex-Lover)Edit
Benny first met Veronica when latter was able to get him out of jail after he was arrested for driving Candace's which secretly contain drugs (implanted by David Harrington). Benny was thankful to her for having him bailed out of jail and happily went back to home with his mother. Benny later called for Veronica again to have him bailed out once more after he was arrested for assaulting Quincy to which she did and he drove her home due to veronica having been drinking. On the way, veronica slowly came on to Benny and this led to them having sex in the car and Benny was given the truck as a gift from Veronica. She later got contact with him and though Benny tried to talk her out of sex due to her being married, she once again comes onto him after he told her that sex with her was the best he ever had. This led to them once again having sex in Benny's room but this was interrupted when Benny's mother walked in on them. Like his mother, Benny is oblivious to the fact that it was Veronica was the one who got Quincy out of prison to. Benny later called off the affair and he veronica traded insults.
Mitch Malone (Friend)Edit
Is an old friend of Benny who he recruits to work in his new tow yard. Mitch agreed to work with Benny but only if it is legit something Benny assures. However, Mitch begins to grow suspicious of Benny's word as he spots him with various items (which Benny use to bury Quincy Maxwell) as well Benny sleeping with Veronica causing her husband David to cut their phone lines until he got answers. In the Season 4 finale, Benny learned from Candace that Mitch set War up but he doesn't believe her doubting Mitch had such connections. However, upon confronting Mitch, he is at first relieved when Mitch tells him he did not set War up but after Mitch hears that Candace was the one who told him of it. Mitch decided to come clean and Benny was shocked to learn that Mitch was a member of the infamous Malone Family but relieved he was not involved with his family business. When Benny told him of Candace mortgaging the tow yard, Mitch offered to get the money from his family though he and Benny both agree that is not a good idea as owing them would put benny's family in danger. Realizing they might lose the business, the two toast to having fun over running the tow yard and celebrate going out legally than resorting to crime to pay off their loan.