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Judy Blye Wilson Steps Down As Casting Director Of The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Noted and beloved casting director, Judy Blye Wilson, who has to be given so much credit for bringing some of the most talented faces to daytime drama has decided to depart The Young and the Restless, where she has been their casting director since 2012.

In an facebook post late Friday, Wilson shared the news with her friends and colleagues stating: “Today is officially my last day at The Young and The Restless.  Yes – I made the decision weeks ago. After thirty years of casting daytime, I feel I need to pause. I am not retiring, just stopping to catch my breath. I have had many wonderful experiences and have made many lifelong friends along the way. I look forward to what the future brings. Love, Judy P.S. Thank you to all for the terrific going away party last night.”

Wilson will be terribly missed by all, as she takes a break from her career in daytime and her some time to herself.  Judy has served as casting director on One Life to Live, Another World, Ryan’s Hope, and her longest tenure at All My Children from 1995-2011.

On-Air On-Soaps wishes Judy all the best, and here’s to what the future brings! 

Share your thoughts and well-wishes to Judy as she ends her run at Y&R in the comment section below!

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Steven
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Steven

Mal Young’s first step as EP is the hire a new casting director!

Belle
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Belle

Good! Perhaps, when Justin leaves, they’ll rehire Michael as Adam.

Timmm
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Timmm

My fingers are crossed so hard they are bleeding!

blake
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blake

I hope so too, he was the best Adam and was their best actor.

ADAM
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ADAM

I hope not, sorry , he was awful, just awful. If Justin leaves which he probably want, but if he does I wished the bring back the the Adam before Michael, he was good.

robert
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robert

sad to see her go. she casted a lot of good people at Y&R. recasting Billy and Adam couldn’t of been easy. Y&R needs to hire a good replacement that will bring in good actors

Mo
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Mo

After 30 years, she deserves a break. Congrats.

marco
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marco

Judy was a gift. Known her for 30 years. A real class act. Loved actors and fought for them. She will be missed. M

Iakovos
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Iakovos

She has quite the record. Reading this news item, I realized Miss Wilson cast shows I watched and followed closely. If Y&R is changing up, casting is not the issue. I like the actors, but not the writing.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

While the woman clearly is experienced, look at the history of her employment. She was only with Y&R starting in 2012 (roughly a year after Phelps came to the show) and previously worked on at least one soap where Phelps worked (Another World). I’m wondering if Judy’s leaving is related to Phelps’ exit? The timing is interesting. I know nothing about the guy replacing Phelps but, for once in the past 5-6 years, I’m not cringing about the choice. This guy is a “blank slate” for me. I’m interested in seeing what he’ll do. Phelps came to the show with… Read more »

blake
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blake

Yeah if she is one of Jill’s friends then it’s best she’s gone too.

Patrick
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Patrick

well 4 soaps are “ailing” debris for each show is suspect I haven’t been excited, lately it’s always a rough patch… going on argh! I love DAYS… I want bottom barrel I igive I truly have to think… about each show… and think about coming up with good and… it’s fruitless I swear I adore… this triangle of : GH Kiki/Dillan/Morgan dang it! Morgan will forever more… be the Corinthos TUNE IN I’m telling you the honest truth… I never really thought about Dillan… until he started his job @Crimson then he met Kiki… all hell break loose this is… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I said… Ava son

triangle… Ava daughter / CARLY son / any quarterMAINe

MEANT Carly son

Patrick
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Patrick

My main point was

Ryan Quan… who starts features and full time… on the REEL

before and after Olympic

it pains me… as posted… it’s been dire mode

I hang in

Ray
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Ray

Please go to “DOOL” and help the teen scene.

blake
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blake

No kidding!

Tony
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Tony

Good first move. Her time at YR has mostly been lackluster and there have been some big duds. Mal Young needs to do more to right the ship!

Toscanti
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Toscanti

I celebrate the departure of anyone brought on board by Jill Farren Phelps! Best of luck Judy.

Patrick
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Patrick

I would love to read… who she all hired on AMC… 1995-2011.

always admit… AMC… was my first real soap

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Weren’t those some pretty strong years with the discoveries of Josh Duhamel, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig, Alicia Minshew, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & Eden Riegel? If she did the casting during that era, she had some real finds IMO.

k/kay
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k/kay

This is not Amc this is bells soap

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Read Patrick’s comment & the article. Ms. Wilson spent most of her career @ AMC from 1995-2011. She was only @ Y&R for 4 years.

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