Michael Muhney

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Michael Muhney
Michael Muhney 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
Muhney in June 2010
Born(1975-06-12) June 12, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
EducationBachelor's degree
Alma materDePaul University
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jaime Muhney (m. 2000)
Children3
Website
http://www.michaelmuhney.com/
 
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Michael Muhney
Michael Muhney 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
Muhney in June 2010
Born(1975-06-12) June 12, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
EducationBachelor's degree
Alma materDePaul University
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jaime Muhney (m. 2000)
Children3
Website
http://www.michaelmuhney.com/

Michael Muhney (born June 12, 1975) is an American actor, known for his role as Sheriff Don Lamb on Veronica Mars, as well as his role as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless. He is a native of Chicago, Illinois.

Muhney is the second adult actor to portray the role of Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, debuting in the role on June 25, 2009, after the previous actor, Chris Engen left the show.[2][3][4][5] On December 17, 2013, Muhney announced via his official Twitter account that he had been let go from the series. His final airdate was January 30, 2014.[6]

Early life[edit]

Muhney was born in Chicago and raised in Euless, Texas from the age of eight. When he was 16 years old, he won the state championship for his One-Act play performance while attending Trinity High School. He moved back to Chicago where he earned a bachelor's degree from the The Theatre School at DePaul University in 1997. He is a member of Mensa.[7][8] He also speaks two other languages, German and American Sign Language (ASL).

Controversy[edit]

In 2013 Muhney's Young & The Restless co-star Hunter King accused Muhney of groping her.[9][10][11][12] It was reported that Hunter complained that Muhney fondled her breasts on two occasions both of which she protested were unsolicited and unwanted advances.[11][12] King told producers she would go to cops and file a report against Muhney for allegedly groping her if he wasn’t fired from the show.[12] Muhney was fired from the show December 17, 2013.[12][13][14][15]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Real LifeJason-
A Will of Their OwnWilliam StewardEpisode: "1.1"
1999TurksPaul Turk13 episodes
2000Love 101Andrew
Virtual NightmareDale HunterTV movie
2000–01Huntress, TheThe HuntressDet. Mark Farrell8 episodes
2001Nicolas
2002ERColin PrenticeEpisode: "Chaos Theory"
BoomtownChris GriggsEpisode: "Possession"
2003JAGMajor Jack McBurneyEpisode: "Meltdown"
CharmedSethEpisode: "Love's a Witch"
Without a TraceBilly MelinaEpisode: "Trip Box"
2004–06Veronica MarsSheriff Don Lamb40 episodes
2006Lovers, Liars & LunaticsLouis
2006Numb3rsLt. Joseph KarnesEpisode: "All's Fair"
2007One NightJack
2008CSI: MiamiRob Mason / Tim GilbertEpisode: "Raising Caine"
Family PracticeKent KinglareTV movie
Columbus DayDet. Daniels
No Man's Land: The Rise of ReekerDep. Harris McAllister
2009Act Your AgeLake Emerson
2009–14The Young and the RestlessAdam Newman243+ episodes
2010Portal, TheThe PortalDaniel Savanah
DisconnectDylan

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardWorkResultRef
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Nominated
[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today in history". ABC News. Associated Press. June 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Maria (May 21, 2009). "The Young and the Restless: Chris Engen Storms Off Set, Replaced by Michael Muhney". BuddyTV. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Snyder, Jennifer (May 28, 2009). "Chris Engen Leaves Y&R". TV Source Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Garrett, Tommy (June 6, 2009). "Michael Muhney Takes Over Controversial Role". Canyon News. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Comings and Goings: Chris Engen (Adam Wilson)". Soap Opera Digest 34 (26). June 30, 2009. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "Michael Muhney Axed From Y&R!". Soap Opera Digest. December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Michael Muhney (Sheriff Don Lamb)". MI.net. March 27, 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Michael Muhney". ­­CBS.com. October 29, 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Giddens, Jamey (January 4, 2014). "TMZ Reports Michael Muhney Was Fired From Y&R For Allegedly Groping Hunter King". Zap2it/Tribune Media Services. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fairman, Michael (January 4, 2014). "TMZ Reports Michael Muhney Fired From Y&R For Allegedly Groping Co-Star’s Breasts On Two Occasions!". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Heger, Jen. "Soap Scandal: ‘Young & The Restless’ Star Threatened To Report Alleged Breast Groping To Cops If Co-Star Wasn’t Fired". http://radaronline.com/. Radar Online. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d Hegner, Jen. "Revealed: 'Young & The Restless' Veteran Eric Braeden Wanted Michael Muheny Fired Before The Alleged On-Set Grope". Radar Online. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Reports: Michael Muhney fired from 'Y&R' for groping much younger co-star". Fox News. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ Eby, Margaret (January 4, 2014). "'Young and the Restless' star Michael Muhney fired for allegedly groping co-star Hunter King: report". Daily News (New York). Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Young & Restless Star Michael Muhney Fired For Allegedly Groping Co-Star's Breasts". TMZ. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award - 2013 nominations". May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 

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