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How long have you been a fan of the show? Did you know that several of the cast members of 'The Young and the Restless' got their start on other daytime soap operas. Some even moved to other shows after debuting on 'Y&R' and returning to the show full time. Check below to learn some of the current 'Y&R' cast members that played roles on other soap operas!
Case's daytime career began in 1989 when she took on the role of Dawn Winthrop on 'General Hospital'. She played the role until 1990 and not much long after she began play the role of Debbie Simon on 'As the World Turns' from 1992 - 1993. Case then made her way to the role that she's probably best known for her role as Sharon Newman on 'The Young and the Restless', a role she has been playing since 1994. Watch a clip of Case as Dawn on 'GH' below!
Tognoni's first appearance in daytime was as Kelly Cramer on 'One Life to Live' in 1995. She played the role from 1995 - 2002 and then made her way as series regular on 'Guiding Light' in the role of Dinah Marler from 2004 - 2009. Tognoni returned to her daytime roots on 'OLTL' in 2010 and continues playing the role of Kelly until 2011. Currently Tognoni plays the role of Phyllis Summers on 'Y&R'. Check out the video clip below of Tognoni as Dinah on 'GL'.
Bergman's daytime career began with the role of Dr. Cliff Warner on 'All My Children' in 1979. He played the role until 1987 and then made a return to the show in 1988 until 1989. For his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Warner, Bregman received an Emmy nomination. He's best known for his role as Jack Abbott on 'The Young and the Restless', a role she has been playing since 1989. Watch a clip of Bergman as Cliff on 'AMC' below!
He's one of the newest major cast additions to the show but Thompson started out his daytime career in 2005 with the role of Patrick Drake on 'General Hospital'. After being a member of the cast for over a decade, Thompson exited the show in 2016. He then took on the role of Billy Abbott on 'Y&R' in the same year. Check out a video clip below of Thompson as Patrick on 'GH'.
Davidson became a cast member of 'The Young and the Restless' in 1982 as she began playing the role of Ashley Abbott. Davidson remained a part of the cast until 1988 but returned in 1999 - 2013 and again in 2014. A part from playing the role of Ashley, Davidson has also played the role of Susan Banks and Kristen DiMera on 'Days of Our Lives'. Check out the interesting clips below!
Aside from playing the role of Victoria Newman on 'Y&R', Heinle played the role of Mia Saunders on 'All My Children' and Steffi Brewster on 'The Loving' and 'The City'. Heinle was a part of the cast of 'AMC' from July 19, 2001 - June 15, 2004. Watch the clip of Heinle on 'AMC' below!
Hendrickson was first present in daytime as she took on the role of Frankie/Maggie on 'All My Children' in 2001. Hendrickson was a part of the cast from 2001 - 2007 and she was a part of a major ground breaking story the love story of Bianca and Frankie! After a break, Hendrickson then made her way back to daytime playing the role of Chloe Mitchell from 2008 - 2015 and 2016 - present. Check out a clip below of Henrickson on 'AMC'.
Melissa Claire Egan:
Egan a fan favorite, began her daytime career with the role of Annie Lavery on 'All My Children'. Egan played the role from 2006 - 2011. Not much long after Egan made her way to the CBS daytime sudser as Chelsea Lawson on ;Y&R'. Check out an AMC clip featuring Egan as Annie Lavery below!
Bregman first appeared on daytime in the role of Donna Temple Craig on 'Days of Our Lives' from 1978 - 1980. She also played the role of Lauren Baldwin on 'The Bold and the Beautiful' on and off from 1992 - 2007. Bregman also played Sarah Smythe on 'Y&R' briefly in 2010. Watch a clip of Bregman on 'B&B' below!
Chapman first played the role of Natalie Bannon Hughes on 'As the World Turns' from 1975 - 1978.She then played the role of Ginny Blake Webber on 'General Hospital' from 1984 - 1986 and briefly played Sandra Montaigne on 'One Life to Live' in 1987. Chapman also played the role of Anjelica Deveraux on 'Days of Our Lives' from 1989 - 1991 before she began playing the role of Gloria Bardwell on 'Y&R' in 2005. Chapman has also made appearances in the same role on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'. Watch the clip below of Chapman on 'GH'.