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52 July 14th, 2016 Has Michael Roark Wrapped Up His Run For Good On Y&R?

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We hardly knew ye! That is what many fans of the CBS Daytime drama, The Young and the Restless are saying Thursday morning after a post over the last 24 hours from actor Michael Roark who popped up on to the scene in Genoa City as Travis, and fell for Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle).

In a post on Twitter, Roark with a photo of himself waving goodbye shared: “Travis says goodbye & sails out of town. Will he come back for his girl?TY fans, cast & crew. #Tricky #YR

But is Roark going out of town and never coming back, or will he return down the line? That is the question.  With Travis, out of the equation this could lead to a possible reconcilation down the line between Billy (Jason Thompson) and Victoria, who already this week shared a heartfelt moment with their kids in an episode on Wednesday.

So, sad to hear Michael is gone as Travis? Do you hope he returns? Do you want Billy and Victoria back together?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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  1. elm1951 says:

    well mal young (exec producer) tweeted ” End of a chapter, Not end of a story” so maybe travis will come back in the future…………………..

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    Judy replied

    I hope he returns , I liked him very much! Amelia and Michael have a great chemistry together ! He is Hot Hot Hot!

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  2. vinman says:

    CYA!

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  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Who was he-lol

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  4. jaybird369 says:

    A ‘possible reconciliation’ for Billy and Victoria??? No Thank You. N-e-x-t……….

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    Celia replied

    No thank you, is right, Jay. With a nuBilly, maybe. But, Jason T is proving to be worse than Burgess for me.
    If not Billy Miller, many have suggested John-Paul Lavoisier. I think he would carry the character well. John-Paul does have a sort of the Billy Abbott personality.

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    Dylan replied

    Yes, and he is available. Due to bad writing, DAYS has squandered another big name soap talent. Same thing has happened with Jason. It’s a shame, because Jason started out as Billy to immediate accolades, and well deserved ones. but the writing has turned Billy into a dark, sullen, self-entitled jerk. Even when Billy Miller’s Billy screwed up and made mistakes, it was never because he wished to hurt someone. He always had the best of intentions, but they just went awry. You could root for his Billy because he was a human, and the writing for his character always seemed somewhat inspired and true to character. As well, Jason appears a little bit old to be playing a whiny self-centered man child after playing a respected surgeon on GH for so long. It is jarring. Even he seems uncomfortable in the role, which is also hard to watc because he was always comfortable in Patrick’s skin and in command of the character’s actions and emotions. John Paul has that ability to both play an adult but with a youthful twinkle, which is why Billy Miller succeeded. I was ALL for Jason Thompson’s hiring, but as usual with the timing on soaps, it was a little too late. Justin Hartley should have been Billy, and Jason should have been Adam. Jason is similar to Michael Muhney’s portrayal, more somber and morose, whereas Jason has a more dynamic, go-getter personality that was like Billy. i now that Jason was not available at the time Adam was recast, and justin was, so its just wishful thinking.

    I certainly don’t want to see Jason out of a job. He took this role with the best of intentions, and it was an initial success. But it has fizzled fast, and watching him pant after Phyllis is just disgusting and definite FF material. As usual, bad writing has compromised yet another A-List talent. Again, wishful thinking, and no offense to Jason, because he is a phenomenal actor, but I think JPL would mae a very good, more age appropriate, more true to character Billy.

    GramS replied

    Oh lord please not him. He has no charisma. He puts me to sleep on DOOL. Jason is a great Billy much better than Burgess. Jason has the personality of the historical Billy. Maybe if you quit seeing Billy Miller as the right Billy you would see the great job Justin is doing. JPL is clearly not even close to being Billy Abbott.

    Celia replied

    @GramS.
    You are entitled to your opinion. It does not make it right.
    I am to mine. It does not mean I am right. It is the reason we OPINE.
    I have no clue if you ever watched OLT! But, John-Paul’s character was very Billy Abbot-like.
    Word to the wise: we try not to attack each other on these sites. But, try to respect each others’s opinions.
    Enjoy your night.

    Timmm replied

    Can you believe we are thinking Burgess Jenkins???

    Celia replied

    @Timmm.
    I know, Timmmy. Burgess!! Who would have “thunk” it?

    Jamesj75 replied

    I’m with you, Jay! Besides, it’s not really a reconciliation, given that it’s a different actor playing the role of Billy…

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    jaybird369 replied

    Thank You, Brother. Oh…and I hate to say it…but, since I know how I am (lol), I’ll say it, anyway: Ever since Billy Miller ‘jumped ship’ (or whatever) from Y&R to GH, I feel like Victoria (character-wise and all) has ‘lost her way’. Sad. Oh…and BTW, the ‘current Billy’ is starting to BORE ME…and…is behaving like an unlikable, shallow, selfish, self-centered and love ‘em-and-leave ‘em wanna-be playboy. BEYOND LAME!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a good one, Brother.

    Celia replied

    Hmmmm. True that, James. Hadn’t thought of it that way. But, now I see the light…LOL.
    However, I never felt the connection between Amelia and Jason.
    And, Jaybird is on the same wave as mine, as far as nuBilly is concerned.
    I just cannot give him more than a glance; especially his runs with Phyllis.
    As I said, not Jason’s fault. Historically ( as was suggested Jason’s portrayal of Billy is), this is not Billy Abbott. Billy was a free spirit who captivated the viewers…stole our collective hearts and held on to them in his palm.
    I honestly expected an adult Billy to emerge through Thompson…..yes, for him to hold on to that boyish kind of charisma; but, be a man.
    I find it disappointing how Jason’s Billy has been written thus far. Poor Billy has been regressing.
    Billy needs to get his sight and ‘something’ else back, James, my friend.

    James R. Poissant replied

    Balls of fire—I don’t want to see a Billy and Victoria redux—that ship sailed a long time ago as far as I’m concerned.

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  5. Timmm says:

    I hope! I hated him with Victoria and he was an average, at best, actor in my opinion! To me, JFP hired him because he looked like Billy Miller! When Miller’s sleepy time at GH is over, quit freaking around and hire him back. Thompson can move back to GH and bring Robin and Emma back where they belong, to Port Charles!

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    carol replied

    Totally agree with everything you’ve said. These two actors were much better in their original roles. Can’t put my finger on exactly what the problems are but it’s too much of a coincidence that both were so good before switching shows.

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    Timmm replied

    I agree. I was so certain Jason Thompson would make a good, different Billy Abbott but I feel it is a bust! Billy Miller on GH just seems bored!

    Jeanne replied

    And you want an actor to lose his job because … ? Billy Miller DOES NOT WANT to return.

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    Celia replied

    No one said that Billy Miller wants to return to Y& R. I think, those of us who pine for him, have resigned ourselves to the fact he is NOT coming back.
    As Dylan said, and I actually said something similar days ago, Billy Miller had that “Je e ne sais quoi”, inexplicable factor, which compelled us to forgive him everything.
    I want to smack some sense into this Billy…..not his fault….but, the writers’.
    Jason T has turned Billy Abbott into an annoying, and recalcitrant little pest.
    I was never a fan of Jason T, but I remember voicing my best wishes to him. Everyone deserves that when starting a new role. I did give him tabula rasa….but, ummm…..He didn’t even reach those far recesses of my mind….

    GramS replied

    AMEN!!!!!!

    Timmm replied

    First of all I dont want ANYONE to loose their job! Secondly Jeanne, you are Billy Miller’s agent?

    toscanti replied

    100% agree

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    sonniorsolita replied

    What makes you think Billy Miller wants to go back to Y&R, or that Jason Thompson would be interested in playing Dr. Dull again? Easy for us fans to want the actors to stay in the same roles forever, but at the end of the day it’s up to the actors themselves!

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    Timmm replied

    I agree. I am a poster here with wishes. They dont make my career decisions and I wont criticize what they do for them and their families. I post here to hope as a fan. Either way, I tune in and get through what I dont like.

  6. damien says:

    no real interest in travis/ vicki….
    she was supposed to ‘ let her hair down’ … but it was tame at best… wld ve been funner to see vic really hit rock bottom, join her dad in misery … end of her career, her marriage and really go for broke…. instead we got her falling for a bartender at a hillbilly boozecan
    after watching lauralee and michelle staffords interview as old cricket / phyllis classic days i really think y n r s exhausted the newmans and abbotts… yes they re quintessentail y n r but a lil break would be nice… i would nt mind a cricket/ nina/ paul/ lauren/ michael mystery or a winters lily/ cane/ jill chancellor story!!!
    y n r needs some storyline refreshing with neglected characters
    most of all vic newman genoa city enemy # 1 tales needs a rest… keep him in jail for a bit for real

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    soapqueenforever replied

    I agree with you Damin. I still say that Jill needs to come back on a permanent basis. She is connected to so many people. They could finally have Lauren do more than have dinner at the club with her husband and be his sounding board about his cases. They could bring Colin back with Jill as well. This way Cane and Lily could focus on things other than how much Hilary is ruining their lives. I always thought Stitdh was useless. Let him stay wherever he is now with his son and nurse him back to health. I am hoping that since the other day they were having the house redone to Jill’s liking that means she is making a comeback. There are so many newbies they need to get rid of. Maybe now that the chain of command is different long time fans will get their wish.

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  7. tskyent says:

    The whole story line s*cked…NEW writers please

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  8. su0000 says:

    0ohh geez, hmmm well-
    I won’t miss him, hardly knew he was there.
    Travis didn’t do anything he was just there like a chair, just there …

    Feel bad that Michael Roark lost a job/income. That’s nasty .

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    Celia replied

    Hey, su.
    Perhaps Roark was hired as a transient actor to see if a new relationship for Victoria would pan out. He served his purpose. We now are aware that Victoria is a responsible person, mother and professional….that she would not just up and leave.
    I never caught on to Roark…too fast, too soon.

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  9. meg says:

    I HOPE HIS TEASING AT THE END OF HIS SENTENCE WILL MEAN HE WILL BE BACK ,DON’T WANT VIKI AND BILLY TOGETHER ,THAT WOULD BE ESPECIALLY IF MILLER RETURNED ,JASON IS THE FIRST BILLY I’VE LIKED AND I SURE LIKE TRAVIS.WITH TORI .

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  10. Mo says:

    After yesterday’s ep, I figured Travis was gone. It seemed like Victoria and Billy were going to reconnect.

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  11. Bart says:

    Another lame-duck Chuck Pratt-created character goes away – ADIOS!!!

    Now if only someone will show Pratt the EXIT door….!!!!

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  12. Rod says:

    I really enjoyed him I’m so bored with Billy & Victoria. He’s a great actor.
    Hope he comes back. For now I’ll get to watch him on Beauty & The Beast

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  13. Karen says:

    STUPID! They get someone we like & let them go! I guess too many complaining about Billy & Phyllis! So they will put them back together! Boring!
    I was loving Tricky!!

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  14. MICHELE says:

    LOVED him. Sad to see him go.

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  15. Mateo says:

    MIchael Roark reminded me of Amelia Heinle’s real life husband. They have a similar look. I started to warm up to him as Travis and Victoria needs a good man. I love Victoria and Billy but Billy ALWAYS treats Victoria horribly. They are great as friends, excellent as parents and better off away from each other. I don’t think Billy and Phyllis are a good couple. They feed each other’s worst character traits. I think Jason Thompson is the best replacement for Billy Abbott yet. Billy Miller is the cream of the crop in every way but after David Tom and Burgess Jenkins who just gave a bad smell to the character I am grateful that at least Jason Thompson has actually acting ability. Y&R has been solid and I think with Mal Young running the show it can go far but can I please just ask the PTB to let Pratt go? Give Mal Young the chance to make this show shine again. I heard a recent podcast about about how the Pratt regime has destroyed strong characters such as Nikki Newman and I have to agree. Nikki would never just accept Dr. Gates as a friendly competitor and leave it unsaid. She would corner that cow and milk her for everything she is worth. I want strong Nikki back. Anyway back to Mr Roark. He was a good addition with some redeeming traits as a character. I hope that he does come back in the future. But if he doesn’t I was glad he showed up. I have enjoyed him more than Luca or Meredith or even Ian. Kudos for some strong shows Y&R…Let’s go.

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  16. Mae says:

    He is the perfect match for her. Bring him back.

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  17. mike says:

    He was one of the few bright spots on what has become a dismal show.

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    Nikki replied

    I agree Mike and all everyone can talk about is Billy Miller & Jason. WOW! Travis had great chemistry with Victoria. Please unless you bring back Billy Miller don’t put Victoria back with this Billy. Jason T. is a great actor but just not with Victoria. While your at it please let that crazy Chloe get normal and let her get over this damn story of Delia. Enough already!

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  18. Nikki says:

    Why is it every time we get someone we like, we lose them. He had great chemistry with Victoria and he wasn’t hard on the eyes either. Dam we like someone there gone, we hate someone we get the twit every day.

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  19. nellie says:

    Billy Miller and J0ason Thompson are both outstanding actors. Give it time people.

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    Timmm replied

    I agree with Jason but Billy Miller has been on GH for almost TWO years and he has had not ONE memorable scene! I know, the writers, the writers BUT he looks bored!

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  20. Linda says:

    Then what was the purpose of Travis other than for Victoria to get laid?

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    Celia replied

    Oh, Linda you crack me up. Can’t be more specific than that. LOL.
    I agree. I said the same thing, in a different way, above.
    It was all about both Victoria and Billy having their fling, but always returning to the roost.
    Hope the story does not go that way: 1) Billy is reliving his teen years–is too far gone building sand castles with “I-can-explain-with-a-good-lie” Phyllis. And, 2) Jason and Amelia are as good as oil and water: they do not mix.
    But, they will be thrown together, anyway.

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  21. Dee says:

    I don’t care one way or the other my complaint is the lousy treatment of Tracey Bregman and Christian LeBlanc (Lauren/Michael Baldwin) barely on together and one of the most stable lovimng exciting couples in YR but Pratt has virtually desimated Michaels family and left them without a story for over a year and the story that was started that would have been a blockbuster with their acting abilities was Michael’s Cancer story but this fool writer had no idea how to write a real story so he screwed it up so badly and it really could have been a beautiful story The ladies who started it were let go and we got this person writing now who has ruined every character and his stories are pure BS

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  22. louisa says:

    I really liked him! Sorry to see him go.

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  23. Helen says:

    Nothing to miss, their story line was lame. The Victoria character made to look frivolous and vapid.

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  24. Sharon says:

    I think when Victoria finds out about Billy’s fling with his sister-in-law it will be awhile before she takes him back because the Billy she knew would not have done this to his brother.

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  25. Mary SF says:

    The only thing that could make this character remotely interesting is if we found he was hired by Victor to distract Vicky from Billy Boy, otherwise he is right up there with those characters that were there, but really can’t remember then– does Sam the vet ring any bells?

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  26. SZima says:

    MY/Travis & AH/Victoria never clicked. He’s 10 years younger than her and it was painfully obvious!
    In fact, AH hasn’t ever clicked with anyone but Billy Miller as long as I’ve been watching the show. Seems to me she’s the problem!

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  27. Carol munro says:

    Michael Roarke was the best thing to happen to the Y&R in a very long time. Best looking character & there could have been so much fun with his character. Much like Paul when he was younger. So boring now with same old story lines like Chloe back, Chelsea moaning about Adam. Never any closures & new beginnings. That’s what you gave us with the Travis story.Even my favourite Victor has become a bore. Hope you shake things up soon. So many of your die hard fans losing interest in the show!!

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