|Jake Vaughn as Spike Lavery|
|All My Children|
|Portrayed by||Unknown infants (2006)|
Ava and Julia Farrar (2006–07)
Benjamin and Caleb Eckstein (2007–09)
Christian Eckstein (2008)
Jake Vaughn (2010–11)
|Current status||Former; Recurring|
|First appearance||May 31, 2006|
|Last appearance||September 23, 2011|
|Created by||Megan McTavish|
|Introduced by||Julie Hanan Carruthers|
|Born||May 31, 2006|
|Residence||Pine Valley, Pennsylvania|
Spike Aloysius Lavery is a character from the soap opera All My Children, He is the son of Ryan Lavery and Kendall Hart. Spike is the second grandchild of Erica Kane and her first grandson. He has an older paternal half-sister Emma Lavery, a younger maternal half-brother Ian Slater, and a younger paternal half-sister Sara Lavery, but baby Sara died shortly after she was born. Child actresses Ava and Julia Farrar shared the role of Spike Lavery with other babies starting August 2, 2006. They took over the entire role of Spike Lavery from October 2, 2006 until June 28, 2007. Alexander, Benjamin and Caleb Eckstein played the role from July 16, 2007 until December 2009. Jake Vaughn took over the role in April 2010 until the show's cancellation in 2011.
Spike Lavery was conceived in September 2005 through in vitro and was supposed to be the child of Ryan Lavery and Greenlee Smythe, but surrogate mother Kendall Hart is forced to use her own egg after Greenlee's eggs are damaged in a power outage. When Greenlee discovers the baby is not hers, she leaves town. Kendall leaves town to have her baby, where her ex-husband Zach Slater finds her and they reconcile. They remarry and return to Pine Valley. Kendall was in an accident caused by JR Chandler, and goes into a coma. Premature baby Spike was born on May 31, 2006 by Cesarean section.
Zach and Kendall have primary custody of Spike, with Ryan having visitation. When Spike was a year older, he was in a car accident involving Greenlee, which at the time was thought to be the cause of his deafness. It is later revealed that Spike's hearing loss was the result of a chromosomal abnormality, not the car accident, when Spike goes to have cochlear implant surgery.