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 current 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, holds the record for 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 on the show: both main and recurring members, as well as those who are debuting, departing or returning from the series.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Robert Adamson Noah Newman 2012–
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott 1989–
Marco Anacelli 2015–
Eric Braeden Victor Newman 1980–
Tracey E. Bregman Lauren Fenmore Baldwin 1983–95, 2000–
Sarah Smythe 2010
Lachlan Buchanan Kyle Abbott 2015–
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–
Melissa Claire Egan Chelsea Lawson 2011–
Scott Elrod Joe Clark 2014–
Daniel Goddard Cane Ashby 2007–
Caleb Atkinson 2011
Camryn Grimes Mariah Copeland 2014–
Cassie Newman 1997–2007, 2009–10, 2013–14
Justin Hartley Adam Newman 2014–
Gabriel Bingham 2015
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman 2005–
Bryton James Devon Hamilton Winters 2004–
Burgess Jenkins Billy Abbott 2014–
Christel Khalil Lily Ashby 2002–
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–

Recurring cast[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Catherine Bach Anita Lawson 2012–
Lauralee Bell Christine Blair Williams 1983–2006, 2010–
Ryan Caltagirone Winston Mobley 2015–
Judith Chapman Gloria Bardwell 2005–
Jill Foster Abbott 1994
Aidan Clark Charlie Ashby 2013–
Angell Conwell Leslie Michaelson 2010–
Jerry Douglas John Abbott 1980–2013, 2015–
Alistair Wallingford 2008
Max Ehrich Fenmore Baldwin 2012–
Robert Gant David Sherman 2013–
Alyvia Alyn Lind Faith Newman 2011–
Beth Maitland Traci Connelly 1982–96, 2001–
Cady McClain Kelly Andrews 2014–
Chris McKenna Detective Mark Harding 2014–
Nadine Nicole Gwen 2014–
McKenna Roberts Matilda Ashby 2013–
Ted Shackelford Jeff Bardwell 2007–
William Bardwell 2006–07
Kelly Sullivan Sage Warner 2014–
Terrell Tilford Barton Shelby 2014–
Jess Walton Jill Abbott Fenmore 1987–

Cast changes[edit]

Debuting[edit]

Actor Character Date Ref
Frank Runyeon Angel May 28, 2015
[5][6]
Sofia Pernas Marisa Sierras June 1, 2015
[6][7]

Previous cast members[edit]

References and notes[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. ^ SOD (May 4, 2015). "FRANK RUNYEON JOINS Y&R". Soap Opera Digest (United States). American Media Inc. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b CBS (May 18, 2015). "Casting Corner: News and Appearances". CBS. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ SOD (April 28, 2015). "NEW Y&R ROLE CAST". Soap Opera Digest (United States). American Media Inc. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 

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