List of 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. Jeanne Cooper who portrays Katherine Chancellor is the show's longest-running cast member, having been on the show since 1973.[1] The longest-running male cast member is Doug Davidson who has portrayed private investigator Paul Williams since May 1978.[2] Melody Thomas Scott (who plays Nikki Newman) and Eric Braeden (who plays Victor Newman) are the third and fourth longest-running cast members, having joined in February 1979 and February 1980 respectively.[2][3] Kate Linder has played Katherine Chancellor's maid Esther Valentine since April 8, 1982, and rounds out the series' top five 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.



Main cast

Robert AdamsonNoah Newman2012—
Peter BergmanJack Abbott1989—
Eric BraedenVictor Newman1980–2009, 2010—
Jeff BransonRonan Malloy2010–11, 2011–12, 2012—
Sharon CaseSharon Newman1994–2003, 2003—
Jessica CollinsAvery Bailey Clark2011—
Jeanne CooperKatherine Chancellor Murphy1973—
Doug DavidsonPaul Williams1978—
Melissa Claire EganChelsea Newman2011—
Genie FrancisGenevieve Atkinson2011—
Daniel GoddardCane Ashby2007—
Michael GraziadeiDaniel Romalotti2004—
Jessica HeapEden Baldwin2011—
Amelia HeinleVictoria Abbott2005—
Elizabeth HendricksonChloe Fisher2008—
Blake HoodKyle Jenkins Abbott2012—
Bryton JamesDevon Hamilton2004—
Christel KhalilLily Ashby2002–05, 2006—
Jennifer LandonHeather Stevens2012—
Christian LeBlancMichael Baldwin1991–93, 1997—
Kate LinderEsther Valentine1982—
Billy MillerBilly Abbott2008—
Debbi MorganHarmony Hamilton2011—
Joshua MorrowNicholas Newman1994—
Michael MuhneyAdam Newman2009—
Stephen NicholsTucker McCall2010—
Greg RikaartKevin Fisher2003—
Marcy RylanAbby Newman2010—
Melody Thomas ScottNikki Newman1979–
Kristoff St. JohnNeil Winters1991—
Michelle StaffordPhyllis Newman
Sheila Carter
1994–97, 2000—
Jess WaltonJill Abbott Fenmore1987—
Darnell WilliamsSarge2012—

Recurring cast

Tatyana AliRoxanne2007—
Catherine BachAnita Lawson2012—
Lauralee BellChristine Blair1983–2001, 2002, 2003–06, 2010, 2011, 2012—
Tracey E. BregmanLauren Fenmore Baldwin1983–95, 2000, 2001—
Lindsay BushmanSummer Newman2012—
Tricia CastNina Webster1986–2001, 2008, 2009—
Judith ChapmanGloria Bardwell2005—
Angell ConwellLeslie Michaelson2010—
Michael DamianDanny Romalotti1981–1993, 1994–1998, 2002, 2003–2004, 2008, 2012—
Marco DapperCarmine Basco2012—
Max EhrichFenmore Baldwin2012—
Michael FairmanPatrick Murphy2008—
Yani GellmanRafe Torres2008—
Stacy HaidukPatty Williams2009–10, 2011–12, 2012—
Beth MaitlandTraci Abbott Connolly1982–96, 1999, 2001, 2006—
Julia Pace MitchellSofia Dupre2010—
Sophie PollonoCordelia Abbott2011—
Ted ShackelfordJeffrey Bardwell2007–11, 2011—
Alex StraggsDavis Holloway2011—
Tonya Lee WilliamsOlivia Winters1990–2005, 2007, 2008–09, 2010—
Yvonne ZimaDaisy Carter Romalotti2009–10, 2010–12, 2012—

Cast changes

Upcoming and returning

Jess WaltonJill Abbott FenmoreReturns TBA[5][6]
Cooper HarrisTBADebuts TBA[7]
Haley KingSummer NewmanDebuts October 15[8][9]
James AveryJudge Roy DaleyGuest stars October 11[10]
Jerry DouglasJohn Abbott, Sr.Returns TBA[11]


Genie FrancisGenevieve AtkinsonExits TBA[12]
Marcy RylanAbby NewmanExits October 23[13]
Debbi MorganHarmony HamiltonExits TBA[14]
Jennifer LandonHeather StevensExits TBA[15]

Former cast


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  2. ^ a b The Young and the Restless Weekdays. "The Young and the Restless Cast: Doug Davidson". Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  3. ^ The Young and the Restless Weekdays (2007-07-20). "The Young and the Restless Cast: Eric Braeden". Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Show Guide: Cast Bio: Kate Linder". Sony. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Fairman, Michael (18 September 2012). "Jess Walton Set For A Return To The Young and the Restless!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Braeden Renews... And Walton Returns!". CBS Soaps In Depth. October 22, 2012. p. 11. 
  7. ^ "Who Is The New Girl?". Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Comings and Goings". Soap Opera Digest. October 15, 2012. p. 11. 
  9. ^ "Starlet Replaced By Primetimer!". CBS Soaps In Depth. October 22, 2012. p. 13. 
  10. ^ "Meet The Judge!". CBS Soaps In Depth. October 22, 2012. p. 13. 
  11. ^ Fairman, Michael (12 October 2012). "Jerry Douglas Set For A Return To The Young and the Restless!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Simms, Richard M. (2012-09-13). "Breaking News: Francis Is Out At Y&R!". CBS Soaps In Depth. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "No More Naked Heiress!". CBS Soaps In Depth. October 22, 2012. p. 11. 
  14. ^ Simms, Richard M. (2012-09-14). "Morgan Is Out, Too!". CBS Soaps In Depth. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Y&R Cast Changes Continue!". Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. September 17, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 

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