Eric Braeden joined the cast of The Young and The Restless as wealthy tycoon Victor Newman in 1980. Although powerful in his business dealings, Victor struggles with conflicts that are tearing his family apart, but has recently been reunited with the love of his life Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).
Braeden received Daytime Emmy nominations as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1990, 1997 and 1999, 2000 and 2004; he won the coveted award in 1998. He also won the Soap Opera Update Award in 1997 as Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series and was honored as Most Popular Daytime Actor at the People’s Choice Awards in 1998. Braeden was nominated for a Soap Opera Award in the category of Best Lead Actor in 1999.
On July 20, 2007, Braeden received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him the first German born actor to receive a star since Marlene Dietrich in 1960.
Braeden has appeared in more than 120 television series, as well as a number of made-for-television movies including The Judge and Mrs. Wyler with Bette Davis, Happily Ever After with Suzanne Somers and Tyne Daly, and the Jackie Collins mini-series Lucky . He has appeared in the films Operation Eichmann, The Ultimate Chase, Escape from the Planet of the Apes and Morituri with Marlon Brando. He also co-starred as John Jacob Astor in James Cameron’s feature film Titanic .
Braeden’s theater credits include Kean , which marked the premiere production of the Santa Monica Playhouse and the Broadway production of The Great Indoors with Geraldine Page and Curt Jurgens. Braeden was born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany, a port city near the Baltic Sea. He immigrated to the United States in 1959. Braeden lived in Texas for several years and worked in the University of Texas medical school lab before moving to Los Angeles, where he attended Santa Monica College. He joined a local semi-professional soccer team while launching his acting career.
In 1989, Braeden was chosen as the only actor to be on the newly formed German American Advisory Board. The illustrious group includes Dr. Henry Kissinger, Katherine Graham, Alexander Haig, Steffi Graf and Paul Volcher.
Braeden executive produced and starred in the feature film The Man Who Came Back, a western set in the 1870s against one of the worst labor strikes in American History. He also guest starred as Robin’s father on How I Met Your Mother .
Braeden maintains an active athletic regimen. He continues to play soccer with several teams, including the Maccabees, with whom he won the 1972-73 National Soccer Championship. He and his wife, Dale, live in Los Angeles. The couple has a son, Christian.
Peter Bergman joined The Young and the Restless as the multi-faceted Jack Abbott in October, 1989. The head of the Abbott family, Jack has survived countless personal and business setbacks, as well as five painful divorces. His drive to succeed as a businessman is only eclipsed by his desire to defeat his bitter enemy, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).
In his 30 years in Daytime television, including 10 years on All My Children , Bergman has received 17 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor, winning the coveted award in 1991, 1992 and 2002. These and his two Soap Opera Digest awards for lead actor, as well as three MVP awards from Soap Opera Update, make Bergman the most decorated actor in Y&R history.
The son of a U.S. Naval officer, Bergman was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and moved nine times with his family before he entered eighth grade. Upon graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1974, Bergman appeared in numerous regional theatres across the country and several national television commercials before landing the role of Dr. Cliff Warner on “All My Children.”
Bergman has also guest starred in the television series The Five Mrs. Buchanans, The Nanny and The King of Queens , as well as made-for-television movies Pity the Poor Soldier, Woman on the Ledge and Palomino.
Married for 26 years to his amazing wife Mariellen, Bergman is the proud father of two college-aged children, Connor and Clare, and the ultimate care-giver to Chester and Finley, the family’s golden retrievers.
Amelia Heinle joined The Young and the Restless in March 2005 as Victoria Newman, daughter of the rich and powerful Victor and Nikki Newman (Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott). She received her first Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Victoria in 2014.
A native of Phoenix, AZ, Heinle moved to New York City immediately after high school, and landed the role of Steffi Brewster on the daytime drama “Loving” at the age of 19.
She also portrayed Mia Saunders on the daytime drama All My Children . In addition, she has guest starred on CSI: Miam i and Ghost Whisperer , appeared in the television series Monticello and Purgatory , and the made-for-television movie Quicksilver Highway .
Her feature film credits include The Limey, Creature Feature, At Satchem Farm, Black Cat Run , and Liar’s Poker.
Heinle lives in Los Angeles with husband and former co-star Thad Luckinbill, their daughter Georgia, son Rowe and Heinle’s son August.
Bryton James joined The Young and the Restless cast in April, 2004 as Devon Hamilton, a young adult who was in and out of foster homes before coming into the lives of the Winters family. Despite his troubled childhood, Devon graduate from college and is pursuing a career in music over his adoptive father Neil’s (Kristoff St. John) objections.
In 2007, James won a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. He was nominated for the same award in 2006 and 2008. He was also nominated for NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and in 2009 he won the award.
James began his acting career at an early age, landing his first commercial when he was two years old. He was soon cast as Richie on the hit series Family Matters , where he appeared in more than 200 episodes during the show’s nine-year run.
An active spokesperson for many charitable organizations, James founded his own charity in 1996 called RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) Kids , which has since been awarded by the United States government for outstanding youth safety work. He has received several honors, including the Michael Landon Award for charitable contributions through youth in entertainment.
A resident of Southern California, he enjoys racing go-karts, snowboarding, video games and performing live.
Christel Khalil joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in July, 2002 as Lily Winters, the daughter of Drucilla and Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John). She left Y&R in September, 2005, returning to the series in November, 2006. Lily married the love of her life, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard), but soon after was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Khalil’s feature film credits include a starring role in White Like the Moon , as well as supporting roles in Interview with the Assassin, Milo the Kid, Matilda and Dragonfury . She provided the voice of Cornelia Hale in the animated television series W.I.T.C.H . Khalil also guest-starred on Malcolm in the Middle and That’s So Raven.
In 2003 and 2004, Khalil was nominated for a Young Artists Award, which recognizes Hollywood’s teen and child stars, for Best Performance in a TV Series. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2004, 2006 and 2010. In 2008, Khalil received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama, an award for which she was also nominated in the same category in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Khalil lives Los Angeles with her husband and son. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, singing and horseback riding.
Christian Jules LeBlanc joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Michael Baldwin in October, 1991, departing in 1993. He returned to the series in April, 1997. A slick attorney, Michael has found happiness in his marriage to Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), despite the antics of his troubled brother, Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and his unpredictable mother, Gloria (Judith Chapman).
In 2005, 2007, and 2009 LeBlanc won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and was nominated again in 2008. He was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004.
LeBlanc graduated with honors from Tulane University, where he majored in Roman history and pre-med. He opted to pursue an acting career after he was offered a role in the PBS television series Edit Point. He has appeared on the television programs Cheers, Gabriel’s Fire and Perry Mason . In addition, he was a regular on the series In the Heat of the Night and played Kirk McColl on As The World Turns.
On stage, LeBlanc has appeared in No Orchids For Miss Blandish , and Ladies in Retirement, in which he co-starred with the legendary actresses Julie Harris and Eileen Brennan. He produced and starred in his first short film, Puppy Love , which was honored as the Outstanding Short Film at the Los Angeles International Short Film Awards in April, 2001.
Born in Fayettville, N.C., LeBlanc grew up in New Orleans as the second oldest of eight children, whose father, retired Major Andre Victor LeBlanc, is a decorated veteran.
LeBlanc lives in Los Angeles. His hobbies include genealogy, water skiing, swimming, racquetball and body surfing. He is an award-winning artist who is writing and illustrating his first children’s book. He has also worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles school district. A world traveler, LeBlanc’s journeys have taken him to Australia and the Middle East.
Daniel Goddard joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in January, 2007 as Cane Ashby, a mysterious Australian bartender who arrived in Genoa City in search of his birth mother. After overcoming many obstacles, Cane married the love of his life, Lily Winters (Christel Khalil), and helped her survive treatment for her life threatening cancer. They are the new parents of twins.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Goddard was working on a finance degree when he decided to pursue a career in acting. After studying at the Ensemble Actors Studio, he landed a role on the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away .
Goddard left Australia in 1996, and spent two years working on archaeological digs in Mongolia, Tunisia, Liberia and Portugal. While passing through Los Angeles, he was cast as “Dar” in the internationally syndicated seriesBeastMaster , which was shot in Australia. In 2002, he returned to the U.S. to guest star on series such as Wild Card, Monk and Emily’s Reasons Why Not . He also appeared in the films Dream Warrior and Lightspeed.
In addition, he recently shot roles in the films Immortally Yours, The Perfect Slee p and Age of Kali.
Goddard resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel, and his sons Ford and Sebastian. In his spare time, he enjoys mechanical engineering, quantitative mathematics and construction.
Joshua Morrow joined The Young and the Restless in 1994 in the role of Nicholas Newman, son of Victor and Nikki Newman (Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott) and heir to the Newman fortune.
In 1996, Morrow won a Soap Opera Digest Award as Outstanding Younger Lead Actor. He was nominated for five consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000) in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Born in Juneau, Alaska, where his father, Kem, was stationed in the Coast Guard, Morrow moved to Oklahoma with his father and sister, Jamie, after his parents’ divorce in 1977. They later relocated to Alamogordo, N.M. when Morrow was in junior high. Morrow moved to Southern California in his senior year to live with his mom and their family. An all-around athlete, Morrow played on his junior and senior high school football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and tennis teams.
A few months after moving to California, Morrow auditioned for a local theater company, The Young Artists Ensemble in Thousand Oaks, and was cast in a lead role in Ordinary People, followed by the company’s production of Picnic. While attending Moorpark College, Morrow played the lead in The Rainmaker, Road to Ruinand Staring into the Abyss . In April, 1994, Morrow was cast on The Young and the Restless.
Morrow also starred in the telefilm My Stepson, My Lover opposite Rachel Ward. He is routinely named the favorite male star in daytime by the top two soap opera magazines.
Morrow lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tobe, and their sons, Cooper, Crew and Cash. He enjoys snowboarding, playing sports and collecting sports memorabilia. Morrow is a star player on several celebrity basketball and softball teams that raise money for charity, but his favorite charity event would be the three times he competed in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celeb Race.
Melody Thomas Scott
Melody Thomas Scott, who stars as Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless , celebrated 34 years in the role, having joined the cast in February, 1979. Scott’s character has matured from the girl from the wrong side of the tracks to the serial’s luminous and resourceful heroine.
After garnering a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1999, she went on to win in the same category for the Digest Award in 2001. She also received four Update Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actress” (1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996) for her portrayal of Nikki, the ultimate survivor.
Scott made her motion picture debut at age eight when she was cast by Alfred Hitchcock as the young Tippi Hedren in the thriller Marnie . At age 13, she co-starred with Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page in The Beguiled.While still a teenager, she played ingenue roles opposite such stars as John Wayne in The Shootist , again with Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry , in Posse , opposite Kirk Douglas, who also directed her, and in Brian DePalma’s The Fury. Scott’s other film appearances include roles in The Car and Piranha.
Scott recently celebrated 50 years in show business. She began her career at age three under the tutelage of renowned coach Ethel Meglin, who launched the careers of Shirley Temple and Judy Garland. She studied singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz and became one of the world-famous “Meglin Kiddies,” performing in USO shows as she started booking national commercials and guests spots on such series as “Wagon Train,” “My Three Sons,” “Ironside” and a recurring role on “The Waltons.”
Scott starred in “The Paradise Virus” in February, 2003, adding to her numerous television credits which include the miniseries “Studs Lonigan” and “Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War” and the telefilm “Secrets.” Scott guest starred in television series including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Hotel” and “The Rockford Files,” and appeared as herself on such series as “The Nanny,” “Diagnosis: Murder” and “The King of Queens.” She was also the subject of Lifetime Television’s “Intimate Portrait.”
On stage, Scott starred in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles productions of “The Vagina Monologues,” Jane Martin’s “Talking With…” and “Love Letters.” A Los Angeles native, she attended the University of Southern California as a piano major.
As a life-long fan of “I Love Lucy,” Scott serves as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the LucilleBall-DesiArnazCenter in Jamestown, N.Y., which is committed to preserving the legacy of the great comedienne. Currently, Scott spearheads a national awareness and informational campaign for Interstitial Cystitis, a bladder inflammation condition, which she was afflicted with in 1999 but from which she is pain-free today.
Married since 1985 to Edward Scott, the couple celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an “Entertainment Tonight” “Celebrity Weddings Unveiled” special which won its timeslot on its July 7, 2005 airdate. The couple has three daughters, Jennifer, Alexandra and Elizabeth.
Sharon Case joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in August, 1994 as Sharon Collins, a heroine who has endured many ups and downs in her marriages to Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow), Jack (Peter Bergman) and Adam Newman (Michael Muhney).
Case received Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 1996 and 1997 as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In 1998, she was the recipient of a Soap Opera Award for Hottest Female in a Daytime Drama. In 1999, she won a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She was nominated for the same award in 2000 and 2004.
Prior to joining the series, Case portrayed Debbie on the CBS drama As the World Turns, Dawn on General Hospital and Anne on Valley of the Dolls . She also starred in the HBO Production “Silicone Wars” with David Schwimmer. Her additional television credits include guest-starring roles in Cheers, Beverly Hills, 90210, Silk Stalkings, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and Doogie Howser, M.D.
Case starred opposite David James Elliott in the romantic comedy Dad’s Home for Hallmark Channel which aired in June, 2010.
Case starred in the feature film Diplomatic Immunities and recently completed a starring role in the short filmRepressions. She previously starred in the short Wentworth.
Her theater credits include lead roles in Grease, The Wizard and The Nutcracker.
Case recently designed a line of fashion jewelry, “Pomp,” that will debut in August.
Tracey E. Bregman
Tracey E. Bregman, who portrayed department store heiress Lauren Fenmore on The Young and the Restless from 1983-1995, returned to the role in 2001. She also crossed over to play the same character on the daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 1995-1998 and again in 2004. Lauren is married to Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) and they have a son, Fen. Lauren was shocked to learn that Jill Abbott is her long-lost half sister.
Bregman received a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Younger Leading Actress for her role on “Y&R” in 1985. She was the first recipient to be awarded in this category, and was again nominated in 1987. In 2006 and 2008 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Born in Munich, Germany, Bregman lived in London, England until the age of 10 before settling in Southern California. She studied acting with Francis Lederer at American National Academy of Theater Arts and at the Lee Strasberg Institute, and currently studies with Gene Bua and Ivana Chubbuck.
Bregman began her acting career with the role of Donna Temple Craig on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives . Other television credits include the after-school special The Girl with E.S.P. , and the telefilms Three on a Date andSex and Mrs. X. She was a series regular on Second Family Tree with Ann Archer and James Spader, and guest-starred in the series The Fall Guy, Gavilan, Fame and The Love Boat, as well as the Canadian series The Littlest Hobo . She has also appeared in four feature films.
Bregman has co-written a children’s book called When I Dream.. . with dear friend and award-winning writer and lyricist, Toni Bull Bua. The book is now a musical for Broadway. This year she was honored with a Spirit Award by the Young Musicians Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ronald Recht, and they have two sons, Austin and Landon.
Kristoff St. John
Kristoff St. John joined The Young and the Restless in 1991 in the role of Neil Winters. A high-placed executive at Chancellor Industries, Neil has overcome alcoholism, and finds himself balancing family concerns, most recently with his daughter Lily’s cancer diagnosis.
He made his television debut at age seven in the sitcom series That’s My Mama, and continued to star in series such as Charlie & Company , with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight and Della Reese; The Bad News Bears andThe San Pedro Beach Bums. His television credits include more than two dozen television guest starring roles such as Suddenly Susan, Arliss, The Jamie Foxx Show, Get Real, Pensacola, Martin, Living Single, For Your Love, The Cosby Show and Diagnosis Murder. Additionally, he had a recurring role on Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.
Throughout his career, St. John has worked with such legendary entertainers as Richard Pryor, Tony Orlando, Diahann Carroll, Jack Warden, James Earl Jones, Smokey Robinson, Irene Cara, Farrah Fawcett, Jon Voight, and had the distinction of playing the title role of Young Alex Haley in Roots 2, for which he won a Youth in Film award.
St. John’s feature film credits include The Champ, Top of the Heap, Avatarmania and Pandora’s Box .
In 1989, St. John joined the cast of Generations, where he played the role of Adam Marshall, which garnered him two Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor in 1990 and 1991. In 1992 he won the award for his role as Neil Winters on Y&R. He was nominated for Daytime Emmys in 1993, 1999, 2000, 2007, and won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2008. In addition, St. John won the NAACP Image Award as Best Actor in a Daytime Drama in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. He has been nominated for the Image award 13 times.
St. John has formed his own production company to produce and direct his own projects. In 1995 he produced and hosted the CBS series CBS Soap Break , an up close and personal look at CBS soap stars. He has also written, produced, directed and hosted two installments of a behind-the-scenes video series titled Backstage Pass to the Daytime Emmys. He also exercised his hosting chops as a co-host on the red carpet for TV Guide Channel’s 2007 Golden Globes pre-show.
St. John, who is active with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American Diabetes Foundation and PETA, has three children: Julian, Paris and Lola.