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|Portrayed by||Brian Gaskill|
|First appearance||August 17, 2001|
|Last appearance||October 3, 2003|
|Cause/reason||End of series|
|Created by|| James Harmon Brown|
|Introduced by||Julie Hanan Carruthers|
|Namesake(s)||Rafe Kovich, Jr.|
|Died||Between 2003 and 2013|
|Cause of death||Killed by Stephen Clay|
Rafe Kovich was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera Port Charles. He was an angel and was portrayed by actor Brian Gaskill.
Rafe's first claimed to be a vampire slayer, but it was later revealed he was also a distant cousin to Lucy Coe. Rafe helped Lucy and Kevin Collins learn that Michael and Caleb Morley were the same person and a vampire as well. Rafe was able to help in Caleb's eventual downfall. While working behind the scenes, Rafe's true identity as an angel was learned by Alison Barrington. Alison became intrigued and enchanted by Rafe, but her attraction to him caused a rift in her relationship with Jamal Woods.
During the course of Caleb's reign of terror, Rafe revealed that Caleb had been responsible for his death. Rafe had tried to prevent Caleb from killing a young woman—but when his back was turned, Caleb took his life instead.
As the holidays neared, Rafe's heavenly boss, Ed, gave him until Christmas to undo the harm done by Caleb. That meant that Rafe had only a few weeks to reunite all of the couples that had experienced relationship trouble. Rafe succeeded on every level except for one. His relationship with Alison had caused more trouble between Alison and Jamal. Rafe pleaded with Ed to allow him to return to Earth and undo the damage he'd caused. Ed agreed, but it meant that Rafe would be returning without his special powers. He agreed and returned to Earth having to come to terms with his humanity - something he hadn't experienced in quite some time.
Rafe's goal was to reunite Jamal and Alison, but his mission took an abrupt turn when he realized that he had fallen in love with Alison and she felt the same. Alison and Jamal suffered a falling out after Jamal's ex, Valerie was accidentally shot and killed. Rafe was there to help Alison pick up the pieces. Soon after Rafe returned to heaven, having to leave his true love Alison behind.