Thursday, May 04, 2017

Greg Rikaart Leaving Young And The Restless After 14 Years

"Young and The Restless" star Greg Rikaart will bow out of the CBS soap after 14 years. Rikaart shared news of his departure in a post on Instagram.

"Fourteen years ago, I booked a two-week long gig on 'The Young and the Restless,'" the actor shared. "In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined what it would turn into: a career-defining experience that has brought me so much happiness and fulfillment."

Rikaart, who played villain-turned-good guy Kevin Fisher said he does not know what's in store for his character.

"Playing Kevin and watching him evolve over the years has mirrored my real life in so many ways," he wrote. "We both found love, both became dads and we both have more gray hair now than we did in's hard to know where he ends and Greg begins."

The 40-year-old thanked his fans and his crew and cast mates on the long-running soap opera.

"I am sad to leave a place I hold so dear but also really excited about what the future holds," he concluded. "The journey is just beginning."


AppleTartin said...

They wrote his character into a corner, he can't really be paired with anyone but Chloe and she left the show again. His character ran it's course.

Hothotheat said...

Only a man would think his journey is just beginning in his thirties. Most actresses have had multiple plastic surgeries and slept with all the showrunners to stay employed in their thirties.

boredtechindenver said...

Here comes the next leading man for Lifetime and Hallmark Channel

sandybrook said...

I hope they don't kill the character off and leave an opening for him to come back someday.

OKay said...

This is a terrible idea. The new HW has made some good choices, and the writing is certainly back to being classic soap again, but she has her faves and clearly Kevin is not one of them. GR is a great actor - I wish him every success.


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