The Young and the Restless cast members

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The Young and the Restless is a long-running American television soap opera, created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It first aired on March 26, 1973. The longest-running cast member is Doug Davidson, who has portrayed private investigator Paul Williams since May 19, 1978.[1] Jeanne Cooper, who portrayed the soap opera's matriarch Katherine Chancellor, was previously the series' longest-running cast member, airing from November 1973 until her death in May 2013.[2] Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden, who portray Nikki and Victor Newman, are the second and third longest-running cast members, having joined in February 1979 and February 1980, respectively.[1][3] Kate Linder has portrayed Esther Valentine since April 1982, and rounds out the series' top four longest-running cast members.[4] The following list is of cast members who are currently present on the show: the main cast and recurring, or who are upcoming, returning or departing from the series.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Robert Adamson Noah Newman 2012–
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott 1989–
Eric Braeden Victor Newman 1980–
Tracey E. Bregman
  • 1983–95, 2000–
  • 2010
Steve Burton Dylan McAvoy 2013–
Sean Carrigan Stitch Rayburn 2013–
Sharon Case Sharon Newman 1994–
Jessica Collins Avery Bailey Clark 2011–
Doug Davidson Paul Williams 1978–
Eileen Davidson Ashley Abbott 1982-88, 1999-07, 2008-12, 2013, 2014-
Melissa Claire Egan Chelsea Lawson 2011–
Scott Elrod Joe Clark 2014-
Justin Gaston Adam Newman 2014-
Daniel Goddard
  • 2007–
  • 2011
Camryn Grimes
  • 2014–
  • 1997–2007, 2009–10, 2013–14
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman 2005–
Bryton James Devon Hamilton Winters 2004–
Burgess Jenkins Billy Abbott 2014–
Christel Khalil Lily Ashby 2002–05, 2006–
Hunter King Summer Travers 2012–
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin 1991–93, 1997–
Kate Linder Esther Valentine 1982–
Mishael Morgan Hilary Curtis 2013–
Joshua Morrow Nicholas Newman 1994–
Melissa Ordway Abby Newman 2013–
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher 2003–
Tristan Rogers Colin Atkinson 2010–12, 2014–
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Newman 1979–
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters 1991–
Gina Tognoni Phyllis Summers 2014–
Redaric Williams Tyler Michaelson 2012–

Recurring cast[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Matthew Atkinson Austin Travers 2014–
Catherine Bach Anita Lawson 2012–
Meredith Baxter Maureen 2014-
Lauralee Bell Christine Blair Williams 1983–2006, 2010–
Judith Chapman Gloria Bardwell 2005–
Aidan Clark Charlie Ashby 2013–
Angell Conwell Leslie Michaelson 2010–
Max Ehrich Fenmore Baldwin 2012–
Kelli Goss Courtney Sloane 2013–
Alyvia Alyn Lind Faith Newman 2011–13, 2014–
Beth Maitland Traci Abbott Connelly 1982–96, 2001–
Cady McClain Kelly Andrews 2014–
Chris McKenna Detective Mark Harding 2014–
McKenna Roberts Matilda Ashby 2013–
Ted Shackelford Jeff Bardwell 2007–
Terrell Tilford Barton Shelby 2014–
Jess Walton Jill Abbott Fenmore 1987–
Ray Wise Ian Ward 2014–

Cast changes[edit]

Debuting[edit]

Actor Character Date Ref
Meredith Baxter Maureen September 8, 2014
[5][6]
Scott Elrod Joe Clark October 1, 2014
[6][7]
Justin Hartley Adam Newman November 2014
[8][9]

Returning[edit]

Actor Character Date Ref
Eileen Davidson Ashley Abbott September 3, 2014
[6][10]
Shemar Moore Malcolm Winters September 10, 2014
[6][11]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Young and the Restless Weekdays. "The Young and the Restless Cast: Doug Davidson". Cbs.com. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Young and the Restless Weekdays. "The Young and the Restless Cast: Jeanne Cooper". Cbs.com. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ The Young and the Restless Weekdays (July 20, 2007). "The Young and the Restless Cast: Eric Braeden". Cbs.com. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Show Guide: Cast Bio: Kate Linder". Sony. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ TV Guide (August 4, 2014). "Exclusive: Meredith Baxter Joins The Young and the Restless". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d CBS (July 29, 2014). "Casting Corner: News and Appearances". CBS. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ TV Guide (July 10, 2014). "Exclusive: Former Men in Trees Star Scott Elrod Joins The Young and the Restless". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ TV Guide (August 19, 2014). "Exclusive: Justin Hartley Joins The Young and the Restless". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Michael Fairman (August 19, 2014). "BREAKING NEWS: Justin Hartley Is The New Adam Newman On The Young and the Restless!". michaelfairmansoaps.com. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ DC (June 17, 2014). "Eileen Davidson Signs on For The Young and the Restless Return". Daytime Confidential. Daytime Confidential. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ TVine (July 23, 2014). "Shemar Moore to Return to The Young and the Restless — But There's a Catch". TVLine.com. TVLine Media. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

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