Greg Rikaart

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Greg Rikaart
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Rikaart in 2010
Born
Gregory Andrew Rikaart

(1977-02-26) February 26, 1977 (age 42)
Alma materVillanova University
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Robert Sudduth (m. 2015)
Children1

Gregory Andrew "Greg" Rikaart (born February 26, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Kevin Fisher on the television soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2003 to present.

Throughout his career, Rikaart has received six nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and won once in 2005.

Early life[edit]

Rikaart was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He has a sister, Keri, and two nephews, Nicholas and Luca.[1] While in college, he spent a semester in Washington, D.C., as an intern for a congressman on Capitol Hill.

Career[edit]

Rikaart is best known for his role as Kevin Fisher on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, which he originated in 2003.[2] In May 2017, Rikaart confirmed earlier reports that he would be exiting the soap with his last taping date to be the following month.[3] However, on August 3, the official Twitter account for The Young and the Restless confirmed Rikaart was back taping.[4] In September, Entertainment Weekly reported that Rikaart was back for a 2-week stint.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2013, Rikaart revealed that he was in a committed relationship with writer Robert Sudduth.[1][6] Rikaart posted a photograph with his boyfriend captioned, "Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality tonight nonetheless", in response to the 2013 United States Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage equality.[6]

Rikaart and Sudduth married in Maui on May 9, 2015.[7][8] Their first child, a son, was born June 12, 2016, via surrogacy.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1999 Felicity Art Student Episode: "Portraits"
2000 Strong Medicine Traylor Episode: "BRCA2"
2000 Gilmore Girls Kid #4 Episode: "Rory's Birthday Parties"
2001 Grounded for Life Jason Episode: "Dream on"
2001 That's Life Waiter Episode: "Sex in the Suburbs"
2002 As If Josh Episode: "Alex's POV"
2002–2003 Dawson's Creek David Recurring, 7 episodes
2003 Prey for Rock & Roll Scott Movie
2003 X2 Museum Teenager #2 Movie
2003 Fake Stacy Josh Patterson Short
2003–2019 The Young and the Restless Kevin Fisher Series regular (2003–2017)

Recurring role (2017–2018)

2005 The Closer Craig Sherman Episode: "L.A. Woman"
2005 Wannabe Trevor FYI Movie
2007 CSI: Miami Scott LeBrock Episode: "Chain Reaction"
2008 Imaginary Bitches Mark Episode: "It's Totally What You Think"
2009 Seeds Paul Short
2013 Bones Jeffrey Baxter Episode: "The Cheat in the Retreat"
2013 Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait ... Three. Greg Short
2015 Major Crimes[11] Bobby G. Monroe Season 4, episodes 4, 13, 16 & 17 [12]
2018–2019 Days of Our Lives Leo Stark Contract role

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005)
  • Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2018)
  • Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stairway to Kevin". Soap Opera Digest. June 24, 2013. p. 37.
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 4, 2017). "Greg Rikaart Leaving Y&R". Tvline.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 4, 2017). "Greg Rikaart Leaving The Young and the Restless". Tvline.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Reunited and It Feels So Good". Twitter.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Rice, Lynette (September 13, 2017). "Young and the Restless Surprise!! Greg Rikaart Returning". EW.com. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Y&R's Greg Rikaart Comes Out On Twitter". Soap Opera Digest. August 26, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  7. ^ Fairman, Michael (August 26, 2015). "Y&R's Greg Rikaart Ties The Knot With Television Writer Robert Sudduth!". News - Soap Buzz. Archived from the original on May 13, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Harrison, Lilly (August 26, 2015). "Young and the Restless Star Greg Rikaart Marries Longtime Boyfriend Robert Sudduth!". E! Online. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  9. ^ SOD (June 13, 2016). "Y&R STAR WELCOMES SON". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Juneau, June (June 14, 2016). "Greg Rikaart Welcomes Son Montgomery Argo". People.com. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  11. ^ Ausiello, Michael (August 28, 2015). "Major Crimes Books Young and RestlessVet Greg Rikaart for Pivotal Arc". TVLine. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Greg Rikaart".

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