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8 January 17th, 2012 Ken Howard cast as Phyllis and Avery’s father on The Young and the Restless!

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An yet another bit of stunt casting for The Young and the Restless! Looks like we are finally going to get some more insight into the dynamic between Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Avery (Jessica Collins) and their much talked about father!

Y&R has cast Tony and Emmy winning popular television, stage, and motion picture actor, and the current president of the Screen Actors Guild, Ken Howard to play the long-estranged dad of the dueling sisters!  According to TV Guide, Howard  thus far is set to appear in four episodes. He begins taping this week on January 19th and will appear on-air February 23rd for the first time.

Howard was the star of th70′s series The White Shadow and has appeared in many films and television specials including HBO’s Grey Gardens.  Are you looking forward to seeing Phyllis and Avery’s back-story with their dad and its emotional fallout? Let us know!

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  1. Michelle says:

    I can’t wait to see the drama between Phyliss, Avery their Dad! This is going to be good!


  2. ethel says:

    hmmmm sounds sort of interesting………..


  3. lisa says:

    Yes,Ken Howard is a wonderful actor …I’ve seen him in all the a fore mentioned shows as well as the miniseries The Thorn Birds.
    He will be a welcome addition to Y&R,I look forward to this storyline.


  4. Kian says:

    Wow, great casting! MELROSE PLACE fans will remember Ken Howard as Jane & Sydney’s father. The great casting would continue if Y&R were to cast fellow Melrose alum, Donna Mills … who played Jane’s mother … in the role of Phyllis & Avery’s mom! Let the ratings climb begin!!!


    lisa replied

    Hmmm….THAT would be interesting casting.


    Barbara replied

    I’ve always thought that Kathleen Noone would be great as Phyllis’ mother.

    Patrick replied

    just to bring on an intelligent actor… like kathleen Noone… wasn’t she the best on all my children and passions! great choice to play mom… i actually like avery and phyllis as sisters.. great dynamics…

  5. Bart says:

    Not one character under the Maria Arena Bell regime has worked – the cast is too bloated now – another new character is just going to suck BIG time!!

    MAB and her writers need to go POST HASTE!!


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