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Preston Scavo
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General Information
Lynette Scavo – Mother
Tom Scavo – Father
Porter Scavo – Brother
Parker Scavo – Brother
Penny Scavo – Sister
Series Information
S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6
First appearance:
Brent Kinsman (S1 – S4)
Max Carver (S5 – )


Preston and Porter are identical twins, and the 1st and 2nd born children of Lynette and Tom Scavo. They repeatedly misbehave and drive Lynette to distraction. They are incredibly hyperactive, making fortresses in the living room, throwing balls in the house, pulling petals off flowers, catching lice and anything else possible to drive their mother to insanity.

Season One-Four[]

They attended the well-reputated Barcliff Academy, which they were accepted to because the school's headmaster thought that twins would increase the diversity among the school's student population. On episode Free, a policewoman is talking to Tom about one of her kids stealing a car for a joyride. While Lynette says she's talked to Porter about it, because he went to juvie one time because of the same accusation, Tom states that this time, it was Preston who did it.

Season Five[]

In Season Five, Lynette enters her restaurant to find her teenage twins Porter and Preston have set up an illegal casino, with drinks. She sends the twins’ friends home. She’s upset her boys have been doing this -- for a month -- and grounds them, even though homecoming is coming up. As Tom cleans his convertible, Lynette tells Tom to talk to the boys about their misbehavior. But later, as she’s listening in to Tom’s conversation with the twins, she hears Tom laughing and enjoying himself. When Lynette confronts Tom, she realizes he’s enjoying living vicariously through their escapades, since he was such a nerd in high school. Lynette’s not happy to learn Tom ungrounded the boys so they could go to Homecoming. With Tom standing next to her, Lynette tells Porter and Preston they can go to Homecoming -- in Tom’s convertible, no less. Tom’s shocked by this, but Lynette hands the boys the keys to the car. Later, with the twins more than a half hour late coming home, Tom and Lynette talk. He needs to lay down the law because their kids are growing up and clearly haven’t learned what they need. The twins finally return home and Tom chews them out, grounds them, and knocks off the side mirror.

Preston tells his mother that Porter got Anne Schilling pregnant and they’re running away. She hugs her son.

Porter is arrested and later, “Porter” is at the courthouse -- only Lynette realizes it’s actually Preston, who tells them he's taking his twin's place as Porter's gone. Lynette and Tom are horrified. If things come out, they’ll lose a lot. Tom wants him to come clean but Lynette says she knows how to handle a crisis, and so Preston goes in to pose as his brother. Lynette has to handle Warren Schilling, or otherwise he'll make trouble for Preston, who's still posing as Porter. Thanks to Penny, Bob learns Preston's posing as Porter. Lynette catches Preston when he talks to his twin Porter on the phone. Preston went to Europe after graduating high school.

Season Six[]

Later on, Preston returns from Europe with a Russian bride called Irina. Lynette's suspicions rouse and she goes on big lenghts to reveal her possible daughter-in-law's agenda. She thinks that Irina is a gold digger who's crouching to get her hands on Preston and the Scavos' money. Her fears show up to be true as she digs out the Russian's background discovering that she actually is already married and for that matter cleaned her previous lover's bank account. At the dawn of Preston and Irina's wedding, Lynette faces Irina with the file she's got from immigration office. The bride listens to her words contemptuously and declining nothing but also states that she can explain it all away to Preston once they're married. Little does she know that Preston has stood behind the door and heard every word. The wedding is cancelled and Irina leaves for good. Preston is left upset about the betrayal and his mother's behavior, which, after all, saved him from a miserable life.


  • The twins were originally going to be named Paul and Peter - possible referring to the two apostles of Jesus with the same names - with their younger brother having the name Preston.
  • After being recurring guest stars during the first season, the Kinsman brothers are now being credited as "also starring".
  • Comes back from Europe with A Russian Gold Digger called Irina who end being an victim of the Fairview strangler

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Susan Mayer · Lynette Scavo · Bree Van de Kamp · Gabrielle Solis · Katherine Mayfair · Edie Britt · Renée Perry · Mary Alice Young

Current Main Supporting Characters

Carlos Solis · Tom Scavo · Orson Hodge · Angie Bolen · Ana Solis · Mike Delfino · Julie Mayer · Karen McCluskey · Nick Bolen · Danny Bolen · Porter Scavo · Parker Scavo · Penny Scavo · Juanita Solis · M.J. Delfino · Celia Solis · Lee McDermott · Bob Hunter · Karl Mayer · Andrew Van de Kamp · Preston Scavo

Former Supporting Main Characters

Rex Van de Kamp · John Rowland · Dave Williams · George Williams · Jackson Braddock · Matthew Applewhite · Caleb Applewhite · Betty Applewhite · Paul Young · Zach Young · Austin McCann · Kayla Scavo · Dylan Mayfair · Danielle Katz

Supporting Characters

Adam Mayfair · Victor Lang · Ida Greenberg · Stella Wingfield · Ian Hainsworth · Nora Huntington · Alma Hodge · Alex Cominis · Phyllis Van de Kamp · Gloria Hodge · Xiao-Mei · Martha Huber · Felicia Tilman · Bradley Scott · Maria Scott · Ed Ferrara · Roy Bender · Justin · Millicent Tilman