Young and the Restless

Soap Opera Comings and Goings: Three Leading Men Exit, One Returns, Recast Debuts

Leading men exit, another returns and recast debuts on soap operas this week.

What are the latest casting moves from all four daytime dramas: The Bold and the BeautifulDays of our LivesGeneral Hospital, and The Young and the Restless?

Casting For The Week of  June 24, 2024

Find out if any of your favorite actors and actresses from yesteryear are returning to the shows you watch, if any newcomers have been cast in contract, recurring, or day-player roles, or if any performers are set to make their exit.

The Young and the Restless

One of the show’s most mercurial characters is out. Trevor St. John has announced that he’s left The Young and the Restless and his role of Tucker McCall. The actor posted the news on his X account:  “As you well know, Tuckers come and Tuckers go, and so the cycle continues… this Tucker is in his go phase… I thank each and every member of the wonderful cast, the crew, the directors, the producers and production staff, and CBS/Sony for the great experience from day one to the last. I feel so fortunate to have played such a terrific role. Most importantly, I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to you the [Y&R] fans. THANK YOU!”

St. John started playing Tucker in 2022. The character was previously portrayed by William Russ and Stephen Nichols (Steve, Days of our Lives).

Christopher Cousins makes another appearance as Alan Laurent on Monday, June 24. He’ll share scenes with Beth Maitland’s Traci Abbott.

Jess Walton is back for another video call on Wednesday, June 26. She’ll interact with Jason Thompson’s Billy.

Veronica Redd resurfaces as Mamie Johnson. She’ll discuss Chancellor-Winters business with Christel Khalil’s Lily, Brighton James’ Devon, and Sean Dominic’s Nate.

Days of our Lives 

Over at Days of our Lives Cherie Jimenez finally makes her debut as Gabi Hernandez on Thursday, June 27. Look for Brandon Barash’s Stefan to visit his incarcerated wife in prison. Jimenez’s credits include Pretty Little LiarsThe Newsroom, and Banshee. She replaces Camila Banus, who played Gabi from 2010 to 2023.

Meanwhile, two leading men are leaving the soap. Steve Burton makes his final appearance as Harris Michaels on Monday, June 24, when his character exits Salem. The actor, who has since returned to his role as Jason Morgan on General Hospital, shares his final scenes with Tamara Braun’s Ava.

Bryan Dattilo also wraps up his latest run as Lucas Horton. On Tuesday, June 25, his character will say an emotional goodbye to his TV mom, Lauren Koslow’s Kate, before heading to Arizona to see his kids and grandkids.

Judith Chapman is back as Diana Colville on Tuesday, June 25. It’s a one-day guest spot that will see Leo (Greg Rikaart) visiting his mother in prison.

Kennedy Garcia pops back in as Felicity. She airs on Tuesday, June 25, opposite Raven Bowens’ Chanel and Carson Boatman’s Johnny.

The Bold and the Beautiful 

After abruptly breaking up with Annika Noelle’s Hope and relocating to Paris last March, Matthew Atkinson is officially back at The Bold and the Beautiful as Thomas Forrester. The character resurfaced last Friday and is poised for a new storyline.

Henry Joseph Samiri is also back as Thomas and Hope’s son, Douglas. He airs again on Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25.

Meanwhile, the long-missing Diamond White is back on the canvas as Paris Buckingham too. She reappears on Monday, June 24.

Crew Morrow, the real-life son of Joshua Morrow who plays Nicholas on The Young and the Restless), has been cast as Will Spencer, the newly aged son of Don Diamont’s Bill and Heather Tom’s Katie. Morrow began taping this month and will debut on August 1. Will was last portrayed by Finnegan George (2018 to 2020).

Jamison Belushi, daughter of actor Jim Belushi, has been hired to play April. The lab technician debuts on Monday, July 15, in scenes with two of the soap’s resident doctors: Tanner Novlan’s Finn and Naomi Matsuda’s Li. The actress’ credits include appearing in six episodes of her father’s sitcom According to Jim.

Clint Howard continues his run as Tom. The character airs on Monday, June 24, Wednesday, June 26, Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28

Hollis Chambers returns as Hollis. The Il Giardino waiter airs on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28.

General Hospital

One of GeneraHospital’s kids has been recast – and aged. Twins Riley and Miley Plonski have taken over the role of Maxie’s (Kirsten Storms) adorable daughter, Bailey. The tykes made their debut last week.

Charles Mesure pops back in as Jack Brennan on Tuesday, June 25. The former WSB director will once again share screen time with Laura Wright’s Carly Spencer.

Asher Antonyzyn makes another appearance as Danny Morgan on Thursday, June 27. Look for the teenager to interact with his TV dad, Steve Burton’s Jason.

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