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21 January 18th, 2014 Former OLTL Star Chris McKenna To Appear On The Young and the Restless!


It is a bit of ‘where are they now?’, but actor Chris McKenna is on his way back to the daytime soaps, if not for a short time, according to his Twitter account.

McKenna played Joey Buchanan from1990 to 1993 on One Life to Live, the role that was also played by Castle’s Nathan Fillion!

Now, the actor is coming to CBS’ The Young and the Restless for a few episodes according to a series of tweets from him that said: “It appears I’ll be making a bit of a return to soaps. At least for a few episodes. #theyoungandtherestless.  Seems I’ll be making a return to soaps, if only briefly.

More recently, Chris appeared another soap, the CW’s 90210 in the role of Patrick.

So, the big question, who will McKenna play when he makes his way to Genoa City?  Any guesses? And, do you remember him from his days as Joey in Llanview?  Let us know!

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  1. desskyent says:

    Loving the new faces on the Y&R


    Joshua replied

    This guy is 100x hotter than Nathan Fillion.

    I get it that he is a nice guy but I don’t understand why so many women are obsessed over him. He’s average at best.


    Sooz replied

    Back in the day, he was just a little chubbier and boyish. They replaced him with Nathan Fillion because my god he was hot then. Now he’s eh.

  2. Cookie says:

    Omg a perfect Adam!!’ Why is he not Adam???


    Johnny replied

    In that picture he even looks a little like Chris Engen who first played Adam.


    jennifer replied

    Because this guy, cannot act. His acting is terrible, my dog can act better than him.


    Joshua replied

    @Jen: Upset Michael Muhney was fired for sexually harassing Hunter King?

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Then something drastic has happened in the last two decades, because he was certainly a good actor when he was on One Life to Live (of course he was pretty young then). I have not seen anything he might have done since.

  3. Patrick says:

    “he” is smoldering’ly HOT…

    he has the “IT” factor

    just what reels in tantalizations and come hither

    check mate!

    i’m smitten


  4. jaybird369 says:

    Chris McKenna is SO RUGGEDLY DREAMY!!!!! He would be PERFECT as the new Adam Newman!!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!


  5. Truth Detective says:

    Y&R has become an ABC soap now. What an utter mess. Braeden wants a weak actor to play Adam, so here he is.


    Sammie Jo replied

    Oh yeah, because EB has so much power he writes his own scripts and now is casting actors to make him look good.
    Some people need to seriously chill out.
    The MM fanatics will no doubt start a letter writing campaign to get rid of this guy and probably blame MM’s problems on him.
    Here’s a conspiracy theory they’ll like, Chris and EB dreamed up this whole plot to get rid of MM so Chris could have the job. LMAO
    Where do I donate for the next banner? LOL!


  6. Mary SF says:

    I doubt he will be the new Adam- he said his role would be “brief” and didn’t the tptb say when they fired MM they were giving the character a rest for 3 to 4 months. Y&R doesn’t tape that far in advance. My guess he has something to do with that company that makes the pills that Summer OD on. Or maybe he is connected to Kelly’s past– her ex husband maybe?


  7. David says:

    He was charming as the last teen Joey before OLTL SORAS’d him. Be interested to watch him now, 2 decades later!


  8. Mo says:

    Tired of all the new faces/characters. Maybe he’s Kelly’s ex.


  9. Llanviewer717 says:

    Of course I remember him as Joey. I think he was on during the BIlly Douglas coming out as gay story. He was great as Joey. It will be great to see him now as a grown man. I can’t wait.


  10. Cheryl says:

    Yes I remember him. It will be great to see the handsome young man again. I watch GH with Star, Todd, & John. They can keep bringing back as many of the good soap actors as they want.


  11. Sue says:

    Well he is easy to look at, I’d like to see him with sharon she needs someone other than a Newman.. not Adam recast..


  12. Sharonda says:

    He better not be ADAM. Well it really doesn’t matter anyway, lol. I won’t be watching it after Jan 30th. FREE MM!


  13. Crystal B. says:

    I am so tired of hearing about Michael Muhney yes he is a terrific actor and I absolutely love him as Adam, but we are mad at everyone regarding his firing but him. If this is true and he did this to Hunter (Summer). I am sorry he should be fired. It is easy for us to act like we know this great actor and judge him on his talent and say oh no young and the restless didn’t fire him, but wrong is wrong. Every actor can be replaced when wrong is done. Will me miss him Hell ya, but he misstepped and if he didn’t and this is just smoke they are blowing in our face in time it will all come out. And Billy Miller left on his own accord no one fired him he is another great actor who should be doing greater things that sometimes soap operas can hinder you from doing. Please stop looking for a person to blame it was both of their choices including Michelle (Phyllis) to leave or do something stupid and get fired. Sorry if I offend anyone, but that is not my intentions. :)


  14. helen says:

    I enjoy this show and it doesn’t matter if they change the actors
    it still is a great way to spend the hour. Some times we want to throw things at the screen and sometimes we want to cry . the writers have a job to do I think they do the best they can. I will continue to watch because it is so entertaining and you got to love the way they can put Adam in a snow bank thrown from the vehicle that just only happens on a soap and Connor can still have his Daddy Let’s keep watching
    we won’t know what’s next I can’t wait


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