Newman family

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Newman family
The Young and the Restless family
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Type Fictional family
Created by William J. Bell
Original run February 1980–present

The Newman family are one of the core families on the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless, which is set in the fictional town of Genoa City, Wisconsin. They were introduced in February 1980, when Victor Newman arrived in town. The family is currently represented by Victor and his four living children: Victoria, Nicholas, Adam and Abby Newman. The family is also well known for its long standing feud with the Abbott family. The Newmans run the multinational conglomerate Newman Enterprises. They have lived at their ranch for three decades. In October 2012, the ranch's mainhouse was burned down by Sharon Newman; though it was soon rebuilt afterward.

Family members[edit]

First generation[edit]

  • Albert Miller (George Kennedy)
    (deceased as of 2003) – Rienette, Matthew and Christian's (changed his name to Victor) father, who abandoned his family, causing his son to be raised in an orphanage. After years of him being missing, Victor and his son Nicholas flew to Canada to pay him one last hostile visit in November 2003.[1]
  • Cora Miller (Dorothy McGuire)
    (deceased as of 1984) – Victor's mother. She appeared on the series in 1984, while dying. Victor brought her to the ranch to spend her final days. She met her granddaughter Victoria.[2]

Second generation[edit]

  • Victor Christian Newman Sr. (born Christian Miller) (Eric Braeden)
    Victor Newman was born as Christian Miller under poor and struggling conditions. Since the age of 7, he had grown up in an orphanage. His mother promised to return for him but never did, and he ran away as a teenager with nothing. He became a successful billionaire business tycoon. He arrived in Genoa City in 1980 to run Chancellor Industries for Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper). He married Nicole Reed and they had two children together: Nicholas and Victoria. He also has another son Adam from his marriage to Hope Adams and a daughter, Abigail, with his ex-wife Ashley. He is the family patriarch and runs his company Newman Enterprises.[3]
  • Matthew "Matt" Miller (Robert Parucha) – Matthew is the brother of Victor. He lived in Genoa City for two years (1983–85).
Eric Braeden (left) portrays the family patriarch Victor Newman. Melody Thomas Scott (right) plays Nikki Reed, his longtime love and the family matriarch. Victor and Nikki are the parents of Victoria and Nicholas.

Third generation[edit]

  • Victoria Nicole Newman (Heather Tom, Amelia Heinle)
    Victoria was originally born on November 17, 1982 to Victor and his wife, Nikki (however her birth date was since revised to 1975 in 1991). Victoria has worked for the family company numerous times over the years and has been Chief Executive Officer multiple times. She has had several romantic partners and is currently married to Billy Abbott (Billy Abbott). She has one child, Reed, with her ex-husband, JT.[4]
  • Nicholas "Nick" Christian Newman (Joshua Morrow)
    Nick was originally born on January 1, 1988 as the son of Victor and Nikki. His birth date has been revised to 1976 as of 1994. As of September 2008, he is said to be 35 years old. Nick has also worked at Newman Enterprises, but has tried to break away from his father by co-creating his own magazine Restless Style. He lives on the Newman ranch. His most notable marriages have been to Sharon Collins and Phyllis Summers. He is the father of Cassie (adopted), Noah, Summer, and Faith. His eleven-year marriage to Sharon ended after the death of Cassie when Nick had an affair with Phyllis and ended up having a daughter, Summer, together.[5]
  • Victor "Adam" Adam Newman Jr. (Michael Muhney)
    Adam was originally born on April 24, 1995 to Victor and his then-wife, Hope Adams (Signy Coleman). His birth date was revised to April 27, 1981 when in 2008, he arrived in Genoa City at the age of 27. Adam grew up with his mother in Kansas without knowledge of Victor being his father. He was brought back into Victor's life following Hope's death. Adam plotted revenge against the Newmans and has had an extremely bad relationship with his paternal family. He is a businessman, having attended Harvard Business School, and has worked at Newman Enterprises. He was married to Nick's ex, Sharon, whose daughter he controversially stole at birth.[6]
  • Abigail "Abby" Rachel Newman (Marcy Rylan, Melissa Ordway)
    Abby was originally born on November 13, 2000 as the daughter of Victor and his then-wife, Ashley Abbott. In May 2010, she was 21 years old, meaning her birth date was revised to November 13, 1989. Growing up, Abby was thought to be the daughter of Brad Carlton (Don Diamont) but eventually found out she was Victor Newman's. As a young adult, she gained notoriety in the media as the "Naked Heiress". Brad died in 2009. She currently resides in Genoa City (as of February 2013).[7]

Fourth generation[edit]

  • Cassidy "Cassie" Ann Newman (Camryn Grimes)
    Cassie was born on January 8, 1991, as the daughter of Sharon Collins and her boyfriend, Frank Barritt. As a young teen, Sharon was unable at the time to raise her and subsequently gave her up for adoption. When Sharon married Nick, they found Cassie and she was reunited with Sharon, with Nick adopting her. She became a part of the Newman family. In 2005, Cassie died as a result of driving a drunken Daniel Romalotti in a car.[8]
  • Noah Christian Newman (Kevin Schmidt, Robert Adamson)
    Noah was originally born on March 3, 1997, as the son of Nick and Sharon. In 2009, he turned 16, and as of 2012, appears to be 21. Growing up he dealt with Cassie's death and the divorce of his parents, after his father had an affair with Phyllis. Noah became a rebellious teen and had a relationship with Eden Baldwin. He was a musician and is currently a bartender.[9]
  • Summer Ann Newman (Lindsay Bushman, Haley King)
    Summer was originally born on December 18, 2006, as the love child of Nick and Phyllis. She was kidnapped as an infant by Sheila Carter along with Fenmore Baldwin, one of her closest friends. In 2012, she was rapidly aged to 17 along with Fenmore.[10] In 2013, it was believed that she was the biological daughter of Jack Abbott, not Nick. But later revealed that Sharon tampered the results thus proving that Nick is the biological father.
  • Reed Newman Hellstrom (Max Page)[11]
    Reed was born on December 3, 2007 during an emergency C-section, to Victoria and her then-husband, J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill). He moved to DC with J.T. in 2010, having made numerous visits since.
  • Faith Cassidy Newman (Alyvia Alyn Lind)[12]
    Faith was born September 30, 2009, as the daughter of Nick and Sharon. Faith's birth was predicted by their previous daughter who died, Cassie, on her death bed. She was stolen at birth by Adam, who gave her to Ashley Abbott as her own. She was since reunited with Nick and Sharon.
  • John "Johnny" Abbott IV
    Biological son of Billy Abbott and Chelsea Lawson, born April 9, 2012. Adopted by Billy's wife Victoria Newman, after Chelsea relinquished her parental rights in order to allow Johnny to be raised by Billy and Victoria.
  • Connor Adam Newman
    Son of Adam Newman and Chelsea Lawson. Born August 12, 2013. Formerly believed to be the son of Dylan McAvoy, due to Chelsea hiding Connor's true paternity from Adam and Dylan.



Family tree[edit]

Albert Miller
Cora Miller
Hope Wilson
Nikki Reed
Victor Newman
Ashley Abbott
Matthew Miller
Riennette Miller
Adam Newman
Chelsea Lawson
Victoria Newman
J. T. Hellstrom
Abby Newman
Phyllis Summers
Nicholas Newman
Sharon Collins
Connor Newman
Reed Hellstrom
Summer Newman
Cassie Newman
(adopted by Nick)
Noah Newman
Faith Newman

Newman-Chancellor Industries[edit]

Newman-Chancellor Industries
Type Private
Industry Conglomerate
Predecessor(s) Newman Enterprises
Chancellor Industries
Founder(s) Victor Newman
Headquarters Genoa City, Wisconsin, United States
Products Cosmetics
Services Real Estate
Venture Capital
Divisions Newman Venture Capital
Newman Real Estate
Newman Cosmetics
Chancellor Construction
Chancellor Entertainment
Subsidiaries Granville Global
NVP Retreats
Chancellor Industries
Bonaventure Industries
Northwestern Publishing

Newman-Chancellor Industries, more commonly known as Newman-Chancellor, is a worldwide conglomerate, founded by Victor Newman in 2013, following the death of Katherine Chancellor and the merger of Newman Enterprises and Chancellor Industries.

Newman Enterprises[edit]

Newman Enterprises was a worldwide conglomerate founded in 1980 by Victor Newman, following his departure from Chancellor Industries. The company operated with three divisions: Real Estate, Cosmetics and Venture Capital; and numerous subsidiaries. Throughout the company's history, its main rival has been Jabot Cosmetics.

For years Newman's chief rival in the cosmetics industry was Jabot Cosmetics but after it went public Victor bought up most of the stock and acquired the company. For years Victor was Chairman of the Board and CEO with Jack Abbott, Brad Carlton, Jill Foster Abbott, Ashley Abbott, and Neil Winters all serving as underlings. Jack, Brad, and Neil served as coCEO but only short term as Victor always intended to pass Newman Enterprises on to his children. This caused longtime employee Neil Winters to resign and become CEO of Chancellor Industries.

For years Victor as Chairman and CEO ruthlessly ran Newman Enterprises and made it one of the largest and most successful conglomerates in the world. Both Victoria and Nicholas worked their way up at Newman Enterprises to eventually become board members and CEO's respectively. After the death of Victor's ex-wife Hope Wilson Victor invited his younger son Victor Adam Newman, Jr. to come work at Newman Enterprises. Adam was a Harvard educated Wall Street stockbroker and inherited much of Victor's business savvy but his ambition and jealousy put him at odds with Victor and his siblings but Adam served briefly as Chairman of the Board and CEO and managed to retain a seat on the board after Newman Enterprises went public.

For years Newman Enterprises was a private company but after his daughters Victoria and Abby and eldest son Nicholas successfully sued Victor for $1.5 billion Victor took the company public. Despite this Victor forgave his children and they have returned to work at Newman Enterprises.

Since the lawsuit, there have been many changes in Newman Enterprises in terms of CEO. When Victor was jailed, Adam Newman took on the roll of CEO, but Victor later returned. A few months later, Victor disappeared because of mental health issues, and his then-wife, Sharon Newman took over the roll of CEO out of revenge towards the Newmans, mainly Victor, Nicholas, Victoria, Abby, Adam and Nikki. A court ruling made Victoria Newman acting CEO while Sharon underwent court ordered psychological evaluation, but the decision was reversed soon after. Sharon's tenture as CEO saw stocks at Newman plummet, but her term ended once Victor returned alive retaking control of his company. Due to the plummet in stocks, Tucker McCall conspired with Jack Abbott in a hostile takeover to control Newman Enterprises. They purchased significant stock. With Tucker's support, Jack was successful in his bid to become CEO. Jack fired Victor, Victoria, and Nicholas as he planned to change the face of the company by renaming it "Abbott Enterprises". Jack became addicted to painkillers but covered-up with help from Adam Newman.

Jack resigned as CEO and Adam convinced the board to appoint him CEO. Victor began plotting a takeover but when Adam was shot defending Victor they agreed to work together. Adam raised enough money from an anonymous source to buyout the remaining stockholders and the Newmans retook complete control of Newman Enterprises. Victor discovers that Adam's secret investor that allowed the Newmans to retake control of Newman Enterprises was Jack Abbott, this causes a rift between Victor and Adam in which Adam signs over his shares in the company to Victor. Upon the death of Victor's close friend Katherine Chancellor Victor inherits majority ownership of Chancellor Industries and immediately plans a merger between Chancellor Industries and Newman Enterprises with Victoria heading the project. The new company emerged with the name Newman-Chancellor Industries.


Former Personnel[edit]

The Newman ranch[edit]

"The Newman Ranch at 421 Larkspur Trail, Highway B, on the outskirts of Genoa City, has born witness to quite a lot of drama since Victor bought the property more than 30 years ago. In addition to the many romantic candlelit dinners and holiday celebrations, there's been the basement imprisonment of Michael Scott (the lover of Victor's first wife, Julia), several life-threatening events - including Nikki being shot by Veronica Landers - and Adam's haunting of Ashley. Most memorably, of course, Victor changed Nikki's life forever when he invited her to live at the ranch. "You were going to make a lady out of me," she remembered, tearfully surveying what remained of her beloved home after the recent devastating fire. Victor's reply: "It's a building. The memories we have are in our hearts. Always will be." And so they will be in ours!"[28]

The Young and the Restless' official website on the Newman ranch following it being torched by Sharon Newman

Victor and his wife at the time, Julia Newman, bought the Newman ranch from Katherine Chancellor in 1980. According to Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential, it is one of the show's most "iconic sets".[29] In October 2012, during a mental breakdown, Sharon Newman drank at the Newman ranch. She ended up setting the curtains at the ranch on fire, burning down the mainhouse completely. Adam Newman took her away into hiding immediately.[30][31]

List of the Newman staff:[32]

  • Newman Upstairs Maid: Bonnie
  • Newman Cook: Vera
  • Newman Former House Manager: Estella Munoz (Anne Betancourt)[33]
  • Newman Former Houseman: Miguel Rodriguez (Anthony Pena)[34]
  • Newman Former Houseman: Charlie
  • Newman Former Maid: Ellie
  • Newman Jet Pilots: Wally, Kenny
  • Newman Jet Steward: Henry
  • Newman former Corporate Attorneys: Mitchell Sherman (William Wintersole), Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell), Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc)[35][36] Melanie Daniels
  • Newman Former Personal Attorneys: John Silva (John Castellanos)[37] Avery Bailey Clark
  • Victor's Secretary: Connie Wayne (Lise Simms)[38]
  • Adam's former personal assistant: Mason Wilder
  • Diane's former secretary: Trudy
  • Diane's former personal assistant: Marissa Barton
  • Faith's Nanny: Amy

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ Reed, Jon-Michael (1984-07-22). "What's happening on the soaps". The Gainesville Sun. (Halifax Media Group). Retrieved 03-11-2012. 
  3. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Victor Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  4. ^ a b c "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Victoria Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  5. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Nicholas Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  6. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Victor Adam Wilson | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  7. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Abby Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  8. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Cassie Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  9. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Noah Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  10. ^ "Two more Genoa City residents growing up too fast | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  11. ^ "Send Well Wishes to Max Page (Reed)". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  12. ^ "BRIGHT STARS || Alyvia Alyn Lind". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  13. ^ a b "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Ashley Abbott | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  14. ^ a b "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Chelsea Lawson | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  15. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Julia Newman | The Young and the Restless @". 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  16. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Nikki Reed Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  17. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Leanna Love | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  18. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Diane Jenkins | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  19. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Sabrina Costelana | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  20. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Ryan McNeil | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  21. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Cole Howard | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  22. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Brad Carlton | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  23. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | J.T. Hellstrom | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  24. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Sharon Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  25. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Phyllis Summers Newman | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  26. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Skye Lockhart | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  27. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Billy Abbott | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
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  29. ^ Giddens, Jamey (01-10-2012). "Young and Restless' Sharon Newman in 'The Burning Ranch'". Zap2It. (Tribune Media Services). Retrieved 03-11-2012. 
  30. ^ "GENOA CITY UPDATE: BURN, BABY, BURN! VICTOR INFERNO!". TV Guide. Retrieved 03-11-2012. 
  31. ^ "The Young and the Restless October 2012". (Sony Pictures Television). Retrieved 03-11-2012. 
  32. ^ "About Y&R: The Newman/Miller Family Tree | The Young and the Restless @". 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  33. ^ "Anne Betancourt - Filmography by year". (Internet Movie Database). Retrieved 03-11-2012. 
  34. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Miguel Rodriguez | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  35. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Christine Blair | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  36. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | Michael Baldwin | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  37. ^ "About Y&R: Who's Who in Genoa City | John Silva | The Young and the Restless @". 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  38. ^ "About Y&R: About the Actors | Lise Simms | The Young and the Restless @". Retrieved 2012-11-03.