Now this is actually good casting if you look at the eyes of Ray Wise and Steve Burton! In a move that could potentially spark the story of Dylan (Steve Burton) being Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) biological son from her younger days as part of a cult, according to TV Line, the CBS number one soap, The Young and the Restless, has cast veteran actor Ray Wise in the role of Ian Ward, the cult leader from the New World Commune who got Nikki pregnant some 30 years ago!
TV Line goes on to say, “Wise will begin shooting this Friday the 13th, with an eye on a January 23 debut. His character, will play an integral role in the lives of several Genoa City residents.” The role is recurring. Could Ian be the new Mitch Laurence of daytime?
Wise is well remembered by soap fans for his role on Twin Peaks and Love of Life! His other credits have included: How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Reaper and Mad Men!
So what do you think about the casting choice of Ray Wise as Dylan’s father? Do you think Ian will cause havoc in Genoa City? Comment below!