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Kevin Schmidt OUT AGAIN at Y&R? Will There Be A New Noah?

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Looks like The Young and the Restless may be going in yet another direction with the character of Noah Newman, Sharon and Nick’s son!

Today, Kevin Schmidt who recently returned to the role (after being let-go once before) tweeted the news and stated, “Hey @Official_YandR! How many times you gonna try and bring in a “New Noah”? There’s only one! Sorry to those who watch for me.”

So that begs the question, what is the series going to do with the role? And if there is a “New Noah” who is it going to be?

So soapers, do you think Kevin is getting a raw deal here?   Would you like to have seen him continue in the role?  Or, who would you think would be a possible replacement?  Weigh-in!

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Should have stuck with Kevin

if i were kevin id tell young and restless to kiss my a….

I agree, Randy!

I think Kevin’s a great actor who’s getting a raw deal. I’m hoping one of the other soaps (GH would be great) picks him up pronto! He’ll land on his feet, regardless. He’s far too talented to languish for long.

It’s clear they’re trying to recast Noah once again and it just won’t work. This character since SORAS does NOT work. Let the character go.

This Noah is just fine thank you, w/ all the other changes going on at Y&R it would be smart to leave Kevin just where he is, a familiar face….I wonder if this idea is the old regime or the new one, if it is new one, good way to upset all the fans,

So no replacement is needed

I love this kid as Noah but really, the Y&R cast is HUGE-I cannot see a viable, interesting storyline for him. Everyone is creeping in on everyone else agewise, you can hardly tell the generations apart. I mean Noah almost seems as old as Daniel & Kevin, it is just weird & now Summer is so old. They just move characters along too fast.

kevin schmidt as noah newman should stay. they recasted before with that horrible actor. he only lasted for 6 months. why bother recasting noah again its going to blow in there ugly faces i mean the stupid producers. keep the current noah on please. he is a good actor. please recast ashley abbott as soon as possible. with the right actress. eileen davidson on days of our lives again beginning her first air date is october 10. young and the restless made a huge mistake in firing eileen davidson. if they ever ask eileen to come back to the young and the restless she hopefully will say no and spit on sony and the producers. eileen is a talented wonderful classy actress.

His character could be killed off like Cassie. I couldn’t care less at this point.

They need to get rid of the whole musician thing for Noah, why does every young character have to do something in the arts? And they just need to reveal why he and Eden broke up, it’s been so long now that nobody cares, but they vaguely bring it up every once in a while like it’s this huge thing. I thought Noah was going to come out of the closet at Cassie’s grave when he said he had something to tell her, that would have been a huge thing to have a gay Newman and the only thing that makes sense of why he and Eden broke up. I like Kevin Schmidt as Noah, sorry to see him go. Again.

That’s a good point, TommyBoy. I also hate how they keep teasing some big breakup story, but never get on with it. The coming out could be true too.

And what about last year when they had that girl Hunter? That never amounted to anything.

It seems like he comes in an out every few months anyway. Is he on contract? If they’re going to recast, give the character more to do, or just leave him in NYC for a year until you figure something out that’s more viable to keep him around. But don’t keep having him pop in and out. If they are doing this recast immediately, they’re probably going to age him so he can mingle with the 25+ crowd and out of the recently SORASed 18 year olds’ orbit.

Is this true? sorry, has to do with Eileen Davidson… being let go and replaced with Beth Chamberlin. I just read this in Wikipedia… 08/14/12.

In July 2012, it was announced that Chamberlin will appraise the role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless after Eileen Davidson was let go from the show. Chamberlin will be reunited with Marcy Rylan, who played her daughter Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light. Rylan currently plays Abby Newman, Ashley’s daughter on The Young and the Restless, as the new Ashley.

I was going to ask the same thing. I tweeted her because I think it can not be true or it would have been posted by Micheal already?

for the love of soaps… and to see Beth Chamberlin back on our screens… would be amazing.

Haven’t heard anything about Beth Chamberlin. I don’t trust everything I read in Wikipedia…anyone can write stuff on there.

WOW! I had not heard this bit of news. Michael Fairman, what do you know?

You had me intrigued so I looked up Beth Chamberlin (only) on Wikipedia and there is a link at the bottom of her page that goes to “wishful casting” and then straight to Daytime Confidential. I think you can probably blame Jamey Giddens for this. That being said, I do not see how that should even be on a Wikipedia page since it is someone’s wish list and not a real story. I thought Wikipedia cracked down on this kind of nonsense.

OK… shows how much i know… ie: about how Wikipedia works… i thought this was the real deal… and, my first thought when i did read this… was that MF, would already have told us.

i was like… how did this happen to Eileen… and yet i love both these ladies.

Just got a tweet from Beth and she confirmed that it is not true at all….but she would love to do it…hint hint Y&R

To Patrick –

Yeah, since Wikipedia exists because of volunteers, all you need is an account to create/edit pages. I remember back in 2009 someone had gotten a hold of Hilary Clinton’s page and wrote some nasty thing about her. It stayed up there for quite a while until someone got wind of it.

Before I had kids I actually created some pages of mostly soap actors and models (I started the one on Michael Graziadei), but my stuff was always being edited [too much] and the pictures were taken down because they were copyrighted and not part of their Wikipedia Commons. I understand, but I got mad when someone would just go and edit everything I worked on so I quit doing it. Now they complain they need donations. What surprises me is just HOW that article from Daytime Confidential was put up unless it was someone from DC that edited the page … which would not surprise me.

Oh, I almost forgot, back when Guiding Light was canceled someone got on Wikipedia and said, get this, that the characters of Mallett and Marina were going to GENERAL HOSPITAL. I like Wikipedia as much as the next person, but have learned to take what they say with a HUGE grain of salt and I do not rely on it for the absolute truth. 🙂

That was NEVER true about Beth. It was a wish casting by another blogger that some dimmed thought person put onto Wikipedia, which I immediately removed due to it being untrue.

Thank you, Scott! I hate when that happens. 🙂

Kevin Schmidt. I blame the writers… and the EP… at the time… MAB? What a loss… of all the younger cast…. Noah… was the most interesting… his chemistry with Nikki and Victor…. let alone… especially, Sharon… is a huge loss.

FANS of DOOL… what about Kevin Schmidt, as Shawn D.? Hope’s son? NIce huh? would make up for the loss of Bo… or is he too young? He’s that good an actor… course, it’ll always be in my opinion, Jason Cook. wishful thinking.

Why does a man with his acting skills still gets lured into the trap of the soap world! Are they that desperate to work even knowing that a few months down the line they will be dropped again and again! Do they not have any respect for themselves??? Another case like Adrienne Frantz!!!

Daytime dramas often use children as story points and then — surprise! — they remain on the canvas and grow up. Sure you can send them to boarding school in Switzerland or note they are at camp all summer, but you know what, they are part of the family. so please, writers, think ahead when birthing a baby. How will that child fit into its families (there is never a nuclear set of parents.. steps, halves…)? Are you content to have a child around for some time? Do you realize we like to see children grow up? Parenting is a potent source of story. Marriage and pregnancy are taken so lightly and used so commonly anymore, I have to wonder if the importance and the joy of such life events has been lost. SORAS-ing to the extremes Y&R and B&B do ruin things, it seems. The characters and the show’s future are painted into a corner. What to do?

As for Mr. Schmidt and Noah, this is a shame. I always thought Noah could be the sane one, the moral center for Nick and Sharon, two troubled parents who once upon a time were really compelling characters to follow. Now Nick cannot seem to follow a straight and narrow path. And Sharon’s character has been ruined to a point I do not know if she can come back. But oh, I would love to see her do it. What a fabulous story arc: the resurrection and rebirth of Sharon (ant in a vengeful angry way). Her son, Noah, could be the catalyst. And Mr. Schmidt would be good at playing in that plot, for sure.

Yet another example of SORASing the kids to death on Y&R. They age them and then their storyline just goes nowhere. Sigh…

I think it’s a big mistake to let Kevin Schmidt go – again.
He is a fine young actor ….who has been underused as Noah.
And what of this story line plot that something happened in Paris involving Noah and Eden….is that ever going to come to light – or is it just going to be another dropped thread ?

Good Luck Kevin !! Y&R’s loss will be someonelses gain.

This is so ridiculous. I was going to comment how great it was to see (Kevin’s) Noah at Jack and Nicki’s wedding. I hadn’t seen him in awhile and think he is a very talented, likeable actor. Didn’t they learn from that AWFUL, laughable, SORAS they did of Noah when he was suddenly a hipster musician? Yuck! No thanks. And I like hipster musicians, but not in that case.

I’d like to add I didn’t like Kyle before, but I REALLY don’t like SORAS Kyle. I don’t know who their casting director is, but they have had some real clinkers.

I don’t care for Blake Hood’s portrayal of Kyle either. It also seems they do not know how to write for him. First he is the ladies’ man sleeping with all of the available GC twenty-somethings (including a one night stand with Eden) and now he is Eden’s protector and acts like he is in love with her and all this after how he said he didn’t want to be serious with anyone.

All the while Eden was in hypnosis and flailing about I wanted to rip Kyle’s head off for interfering.

And just WHERE are they headed with Kyle at Newman Enterprises?? The fact that the actor looks so much like Michael Muhney (hair AND wardrobe) was just bad decision making.

Maybe the new team can have one of the characters have the last 5 years be just a dream (like Pam Ewing on Dallas) and fix a bunch of messes.

I always hope that one episode will start with John Abbot waking from his coma and saying, “I just had the worst nightmare!”

That would be awesome! We need Drucilla back too!

The kid will be fine. Looks like he’s standing in front of a CW sign. Maybe he already has a prime time gig in the works. It will just be a matter of time. He will probably show up years from now with an Oscar. Hold your head high and move on to the next big thing! Life Goes On. Young and Restless needs to get rid of all the kids and people not related to anyone who matters and start all over from scratch at this point. Keep Katherine…bring back Brenda Dickson as Jill and let them duke it out flike they did int the 70’s for some real ratings points. Oh yeah…I guess they need a man to fight over. How about Neil? Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. They might like to dip a little dark meat in their gravy. That would make things interesting for sure.

They need to figure out what they are going to do with the character. If they are going to age him, then he should be treated as an adult and not Sharon and Nick’s little boy. Did he graduate from college? College, did he graduate from high school??!!! I was afraid of Jill Farren Phelps joining this show, but maybe she can give it some direction. And that is something MAB couldn’t do. It’s a mess!!!!!!

The actor couldn’t commit full time so recast is needed for a good storyline hopefully.His Noah was a bore anyway

I think that the Y&R should keep Kevin; he’s a talented actor, plays the part very well, and I think everybody enjoys him for the role of Noah Newman! I wish the Producers at Y&R would STOP firing Kevin and keep him for the role as Noah!

Who’s with me?!

i want kevin to stay too, he is an awesum actor and belongs on the young and the restless…….

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

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Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.

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Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.

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The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.

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After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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