May 20th, 2008  |  Leave a comment

The Young and the Restless – 35th Anniversary Round-Up – Cast Members

Joshua1.jpgBy Michael Fairman


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SHARON CASE:
Many years of unforgettable storylines!

TRACEY E. BREGMAN:
It’s a great testament to the show, cast, crew, staff and writers on its longevity

DON DIAMONT:
Setting the standard, and maintaining a long term level of excellence.

TV SOAP:
How long have you been on “Y&R”? Does it seem longer, as long, or shorter than that?

JOSHUA MORROW:
I have been on the show 14 years.  It was a dream come true for me as a job, and I am just happy to be a part of it.

JUDITH CHAPMAN:
I am going into my fourth year. Time has stood still in soapland.

BRYTON MCCLURE:
It’s my fourth year. It does feel like that long, especially when I look at back at all the stories I have had.

JERRY DOUGLASS:
When John died, I never really left because the ghost was on. The show wanted the moral authority even in a post- death fashion. I have been here consistently about 26 years,

DANIEL GODDARD:
I have been here about 15 months now. It has gone by very fast.

SHARON CASE:
I have been on “Y&R” for 14 years; and its feels like half that much.

TRACEY E. BREGMAN:
I have been on the show for 25 years. I can’t believe how long it has been and how fast it has flown by.

DON DIAMONT:
I have been on “Y&R” for 23 years, left for 2, and in many ways it has flown by in everything that has transpired through that time

TV SOAP:
Has there been a special bonding moment with a cast member, crew member or production staff that you can share with us?

JOSHUA MORROW:
Its not specific moments, it’s that I have two incredible mentors, Peter Bergman (Jack) and Eric Braeden (Victor).   I learned professionalism from Peter and watching how Eric handles every situation.  Two great people!

JUDITH CHAPMAN:
One of my favorite moments was my very first scene. There was a bit of tension on set and Eric Braeden was there with files in his face. I had not met him before and I just walked on the set. And I went, “Oh my heavens, my very first scenes on “Y&R” are with thee Eric Braeden. I need a drum roll please.”  The ice was broken, and I did our scene in three takes, and Eric shakes my hand and goes, “You are very good. Miss Chapman needs a drum roll please!” Everyone cracked up.  I think I had arrived.

BRYTON MCCLURE:
One of the strongest bonds was with Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla). When I first came on the show I was the foster child and it came from her true life story. To portray her story right in front of her, that is a very strong thing.
JERRY DOUGLASS:
When Beth Maitland (Ex- Tracy) and Eileen Davidson (Ex-Ashley) joined the show, Terry Lester (Ex-Jack) said to me, “Let’s keep ourselves close off the show because we are a fortunate to build a family like this on-screen. “  We became more than that.

DANIELGODDARD:
Everyday. Everyday you come to the set and you see everybody and it’s like family. The crew is so respectful of your storylines.

SHARON CASE:
Working with Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) during the storyline when she and I were stuck in the sewer with rats.

TRACEY E. BREGMAN:
It has been great working with wonderful people from everyone at “Y&R” to the Baldwin/Fisher clan as well as Michelle Stafford (Phyllis).

DON DIAMONT:
I lost my father and brother during the same year since I have been on “Y&R”; as a whole, the show has always been very supportive and it meant a lot to me.

TV SOAP:
When you think of “Y&R 35” what does that mean to you?

JOSHUA MORROW:
It means success, shows don’t usually last this long.  We have been doing it for 35 years and kicking-ass for this long and its good.

JUDITH CHAPMAN:
Longevity. For me to be with the number one show in daytime, not only does it show “Y&R” has longevity but I do too! (She laughs)

BRYTON MCCLURE:
Legendary! It’s a legendary show.  It’s been the number one show consecutively in the US for 18 years.

DANIEL GODDARD:
Honored.  I am so honored to think that I could be part of it.  To Jerry, Jeanne, Jess, Peter, Eric, and Joshua: I hope that I can do for the show what they have done, and have “Y&R” run for another 35 years.

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