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Y&R's Greg Rikaart Video Interview: The Future Of Kevin & Chloe, Liz Hendrickson's Return, Fatherhood & Those Computer Skills!

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One of the finest actors in the cast of The Young and the Restless, Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), has major story playing out right now with his longtime scene partner, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), who is back on the canvas of the top-rated daytime drama series.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman had a few moments to chat with Greg at the recent Y&R 11,000 episode on set celebration at CBS Television City were we got his thoughts on: Liz Hendrickson’s return, what it means for Chloe and Kevin, real-life fatherhood, and if his computer skills match up to those of tech wizard Kevin! As for Liz Hendrickson return, Greg enthusiastically shared: “Oh, it’s such a dream.  She’s the best. Liz is back, and she’s looks better than ever, and we have a story together.  It involves the two of us and there is some “revealing” things coming up, but I am going to leave it at that.  That’s the tease, “revealing!”

Kevin seems to always have a penchant for the gals who are bit off-center, and Rikaart confirmed that with: “Yes, she’s (Chloe) nuts, but Kevin likes a little battiness in his ladies.”  Enduring fans of the CBS soap fondly recall when Greg emerged on to the soap scene as bad boy Kevin, who was later revealed to be the brother of Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), Rikaart says that was a pivotal time: “That’s the moments where all the other moments were allowed to happen, because Kevin was supposed to just come in and go, and then when we took that turn in the story where Kevin suddenly had family that gave the character some legs and kept him around.”

Turning to those computer skills, when asked if he is as good in front of a keyboard as his Y&R alter-ego, Rikaart revealed not so much, stating: “I know how to turn my computer on!” (Laughs)

Recently, Greg became a first time father along his husband, TV writer Robert Suddith, and he is over the moon being a first time dad:”Fatherhood is the greatest thing.  He’s a dreamboat …  ‘Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Suduth’, a nice ten syllable name!  ‘Monty’ for short.”

Watch Greg’s interview below. Then let us know, are your rooting for Chloe and Kevin to get back together? Will Kevin learn of Chloe’s duplicity with an  assist from Mariah (Camryn Grimes)? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Peri Levine
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Peri Levine

Sounds good. Hope SSM can make Kevin edgy, interesting and relevant.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

It’s probably no secret to anyone who reads my posts that I have been a devoted fan of Greg Rikaart for about 10 years. To me, he is the ideal man: humble, gracious, appreciative of his job and coworkers. He also has a strong social conscience and has been a vocal advocate on important issues, particularly the environment, which I support. He’s also funny, smart, and very sexy. I love the longer, messy hair and the increase in screen time lately. HOWEVER (and it’s a BIG ONE), I hate that Kevin is letting that witch Chloe play him for a… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree with your every word. Yes indeed, Kevin is way too good for Chloe. Chloe seems to be more interested in becoming Chelsey’s new partner anyway. (“not there is anything wrong with that….of course not. Jerry Seinfeld) I was hoping Chloe’s return was temporary but it doesn’t look that way. I really prefer Kevin with Mariah. I love Mariah–she is tough on the outside but a marshmallow on the inside and she’s perfect with Kevin. And the actress who plays her is oh so very good at fleshing out all her complexities and nuances. Y&R has been damned good… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

And, Harry, wouldn’t it be great if Mariah were the one to expose Chloe? Talk about must-see TV!

su0000
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su0000

I gotta say; All, the fans who begged for ‘romance’ and believed J&S would give it to them, we sadly mistaken.. Kevin & Chloe = boring. There is zero of anything resembling romance or even build up to an intriguing couple = BLAH Michael & Sabrina, same thing.. zero romance, no build up.. they were thrown together and were very stale.. Morgan & Kiki = yawn. No romance, they don’t even kiss. Young couples are sex and kiss, a lot.. they do nothing but look funny at each other. Maxie and Nathan have gone nowhere fast. They have faded out… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Sorry about the GH rant, but geeez had to let it out !
still Chloe and Kevin are boring but! Y&R is right on and showing greatness!

Harry
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Harry

I completely agree with you, Suoo. Y&R has been so good lately I can no longer tolerate GH.
I do like Kevin with Mariah, however.
Today Y&R was on fire! Ole Smiling Jack is back and he’s taking no prisoners.
Y&R’s writing and acting has been so good that it harks back to the good old days of Bill Bell.

Timmm
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Timmm

su0000, we agree! AND, Jean and Shelly are women! Not that a man cannot write romance but women, come on! JELLY blew the Cassadine adventure story. I didnt expect her to be Gloria Monty BUT they had nothing of substance with that story. All those GH couples are horrible! I fear JELLY will screw up Kevin and Laura, as well.

Nikki
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Nikki

I really like Greg’s acting. I think he’s a really nice guy but as Kevin I think he’s as dumb as a door- nob. How many times can he get used before he opens his eyes? I would like to see him with Mariah but that Chloe is for the birds. I’m sick of her & her Delia howling. I would like to see her get caught & go to jail once & for all. No overnight hospital. Jail and let Chelsea find out what kind of friend she really has and Adam was right all along when he asked… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Kevin has a good heart and when you have a good heart, evil seeps in. I think the new writer will smarten up Kev a bit and we will see him and Mariah. Also, I like Chloe but they have to remove some of that anger and let her be more of a smart ass and less mean spirited! I want Chloe back with Cane and Lilly with Jack!

Nikki
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Nikki

Hi Tim I don’t think Lilly will ever be with anyone else. I get so bored with her & Cane. Did you notice the only script for those two is going to the bedroom. As for Kevin I agree him and Mariah we’re a hoot. What happened to Natalie? She was a good actress. I hope we didn’t lose her. There could have been a great story with her. As for Chloe nooooo I want her in jail. Even if Adam is alive I want her to get help. She has so many issues and she sticks to Chelsea like… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I cannot stand Chloe.
And I honestly do not understand why Billy gets a pass while Adam does not.
Adam did not see the little girl in the dark street and did not know he hit her. He even got out of the car to be sure he didn’t hit anyone. He sees the dog scampering down the dark street, smiles and gets back into the car thinking all is well.
But Billy? You do not leave a small child alone in a car–especially at night. He should have brought her into the store with him.

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree with everything you said Harry but another thing I don’t get is Victor punished Victoria by pushing her out of the company, Adam rotted in jail and Victor would only have them find the missing pages to Sage’s diary if Adam agreed to go back to work along side of him but Nick gets nothing and Nikki gets a free pass as well. Now Nikki went along with Victor in his latest plot with Adam so that may have let her off the hook but what about Nick? I guess he’s favored.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nikki, thats my problem with Lilly, she and Cane are wallpaper. They need to be shook up! Natalie could act and she was a Chloe clone and the show could have used that in a story. I want Adam back. MM can return and JH could make a temporary appearance in a story where HE was always Gabe and the real Adam, Muhney was being held captive! No Patty! Jack already has ONE psycho to deal with and a dead beat brother! later Nik!

Katherine R
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Katherine R

Ummm….. Kevin… Chloe’ is more than ‘a little nuts’…. 🙂

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

LUV JASON AS BILLY ,FINALLY LIKE THE ADULT BILLY. AND I HOPE BELLA IS KEVINS.

Mo
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Mo

A paternity test was done and it was shown that Kevin is not her father. Which leads us to believe that Billy is. Unless, of course, Chloe got busy with another guy, but I doubt that.

Sylvia
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Sylvia

Chloe is a murdering witch. Kill her off, she’s irredeemable. R

Mo
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Mo

I like Kevin. I think Greg has done a good job with the character.

Timmm
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Timmm

Greg is a million bucks! Would love to meet him! They need to give more things for Kevin to do. I would like to see Gloria and Jeff back with Kevin running the restaurant.

Nanci
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Nanci

I love Kevin, but him with Chloe again just seems wrong. Their time as a couple
just feels in the past, and him trying to resurrect it seems kinda ridiculous
and pathetic, and tired. Not to mention Chloe is no gem!

Carol M Littlejohn
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Carol M Littlejohn

It seems as though the Y&R is stuck. What about some good and positive story lines for a change

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Y&R’s Camryn Grimes and Fiancé Brock Powell Talk On Their Roles as Mrs. Claus and Santa in ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Camryn Grimes (Mariah, The Young and the Restless) has been involved in a very special passion project in more ways than one!  Now, everyone will be able can see it, and hear it, when Grimes voices the role of Mrs. Claus opposite her real-life fiancé and voiceover star, Brock Powell as Santa in Mickey Saves Christmas.

The new stop-motion holiday special premieres Sunday, November 27th (7:00-7:30 p.m. EST) on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, and Monday, November 28 on Disney+ and Hulu.  It features Disney icons: Mickey, Minnie and the gang, who are sent to the North Pole on a quest to save Christmas and find the true meaning of the holiday.

Camryn and Brock Powell became engaged earlier this year on January 7th, which also happened to be Camryn’s 32nd birthday. How the two met all comes back to the world of voiceover and Disney, as you will learn.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with the real-life lovebirds to preview Mickey Saves Christmas, how they wound up voicing the important voices of Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and just what Brock thinks of Camryn’s Genoa City alter-ego Mariah being married to Tessa (Cait Fairbanks), and more.  Is Brock #TeamTeriah? Check out what they shared with us below.

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The two of you were actually introduced by Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy! How did that happen?

BROCK:  So, Bill Farmer is my mentor, and through him, that was the first time I actually met Camryn.

CAMRYN: I knew Bill growing up, and in 2020 when I wanted to get into voiceovers, I reached out to him and that’s how this all started and I guess, the rest is history.

Now you are voicing Santa and Mrs. Claus in Mickey Save Christmas. How did it come about that you both landed parts on the project?

BROCK: I got to play the role of Santa in Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas, which was the first time I got to voice Santa for Disney, and now I’m returning to the role this time. Camryn received the audition randomly for Ms. Claus on the day we were getting engaged, and it was perfect timing because I had to get her out of the house so I could set up the proposal here.  So, it really was a Christmas miracle because I was sweating!

CAMRYN:  We were cast separately. The production team had no idea that Brock and I were a couple. When I went in to record, they were like, “Here’s the voice of Santa for you to record to, and I was like, “Yeah, I know… that’s my fiancé!”  They were like, “What??” (Laughs)

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Did the engagement go off without a hitch?

BROCK:  Yes, so after the audition process, Camryn returned home. I proposed, and there was a whole Disney/Pixar theme going on in the backyard. It was a really special day. To have her say, “Yes”, and also to have this crazy opportunity for her to audition for the role of Mrs. Claus happening at the same time … and then weeks later finding out she booked the role, it was all amazing.  We were now going to be working on this Christmas special together.  I think anytime you get to voice an iconic character, it’s special.  However, if you’d told me that I would get to return to the role I love, with the person I love playing opposite me … I think I’m done.  I just don’t know how you can ever top it!

Camryn, what did it mean to you to be in this film as Mrs. Claus, because fans saw this post of yours with a photo of you outside the Anaheim Convention Center where Disney’s D23 convention was happening.  It made everyone speculate  just what you were working on, which you shared was a lifelong dream.

CAMRYN:  Yes!  Y&R and CBS is my home, but I’ve always wanted to do something with Disney.  My family raised me on all things Disney and all things Christmas.  They were huge into the holiday, and so this kind of just checks every box.  It’s not only Disney, it’s Christmas, it’s stop-motion animation, and it’s Mrs. Claus.  I think my family was more excited for me to book this then anything I’ve ever done. I think there were tears! So sentimentally, this project really meant a lot to me.

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Camryn, did Brock coach you on doing voiceover work, or give you any tips?

CAMRYN:  I mean, I live with my voiceover coach. (Laughs) It’s amazing!

BROCK:  You know, I do coach for voiceovers and Camryn is my star pupil now.  She’s a talented actress, obviously. The biggest misconception is that, while it starts with the voice, Camryn, as well as most of the amazing voice actors I know, they have access to this childhood imagination which I think makes their performances possible. So, while you’re watching Mickey Saves Christmas, even though we recorded everything separately, what you’re looking for is that energy and every character connecting. You’re inventing the circumstances, you’re inventing your scene partner, where we have to close our eyes and embody a character we may, or may not, have a reference for. I think watching Camryn and hearing Camryn’s work on this, and a couple of other projects she’s worked on, I’m just so impressed at how coming from daytime television where there is a very stringent set routine and at the level that she excels at there, to then come into my world and then just kill it behind the microphone. She was able to let all of that go and have the bravery to try something new. I think a lot of people are going to love what Camryn has done here.  I’m most proud of her to be willing to look silly which is what is required in voiceover.

CAMRYN:  That’s true, and that’s probably the most fun thing about it.

Now, what can you tease us that happens in the story of Mickey Saves Christmas?

CAMRYN: It’s kind of built into the title a little bit, but I think what you’re going to get out of this is a deep sense of community and coming together to fix a problem and being able to lend a helping hand.  I feel, it’s just a really lovely film about chosen family.

BROCK:  It’s about family, it’s about friends, it’s about putting a lot of pressure on the holidays be perfect.  I think everyone involved in this special from the animators to the music team, everything in it helped make this a love letter to the holidays. The film really just talks about that Christmas is who you spend it with, and not necessarily how it turns out. I think it’s a really positive reminder that the most important part about Christmas is being with the ones we love. These are characters that Camryn and I love, not just the ones we voiced. To be with these actors, to be with these characters. it is just is going to be so special with everyone watching on November 27. It’s going to be the first tine for all us watching it together,

Photo: CBS

Now Brock, do you watch Camryn on The Young and the Restless?

BROCK: Yes, and I will say sometimes when Camryn is at work, our puppy does sit and watch mommy on TV, too!

Is Brock, #TeamTeriah on Y&R, as well?

CAMRYN: Yes, Brock is all about #TeamTeriah. It was actually really beautiful kind of getting engaged around the same time, Mariah and Tessa did on the show.

In another post of yours on social media, I saw that you had picked a spot for your wedding to Brock.   

CAMRYN: Yes. We don’t actually have a set date (we have three options), but we did pick a location.  So, we will be figuring that all out very soon.

Check out a clip from ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’ featuring Camryn as Mrs. Clause and Brock as Santa below.  Then let us know, will you be watching the special? What did you think of Camryn getting to work on this project and opposite the love-of-her-life, Brock Powell? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl Talk On Their Guest Star Turn on The Bold and the Beautiful, Bobby Ewing and ‘Dallas’, and Finding Love with Each Other

On today’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, arriving on to the scene during a crucial moment for Brooke (Katherine Kelley Lang) is none other than real-live lovebirds, Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl.

Duffy’s appearance marks the first time he had been back on the CBS daytime drama in the role of  Stephen Logan since 2011.  He had left his role on the soap to join the cast of TNT’s Dallas reboot to reprise his signature TV role of Bobby Ewing.

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Now 11 years later, Patrick returns, but he brings with him, Linda Purl, heralded for so many memorable TV movies of the week earlier in her career.  In story, Stephen comes t0 Los Angeles with his new girlfriend, Lucy (Purl), only to stumble on drama with the Logan sisters, Brooke, Katie (Heather Tom) and Donna (Jennifer Gareis).  The two also appear on next Monday’s November 28th episode.

For Purl, this marks her second foray into the world of the soaps.  Just recently, she appeared on General Hospital as Peyton, who definitely provided angst and drama for Carly (Laura Wright) when Carly was stuck in Jacksonville.  Fans loved Purl’s performance on the ABC daytime drama series. Don’t be too surprised if Linda winds up with a Daytime Emmy nomination next year for her work.

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Michael Fairman caught up with Patrick and Linda for a virtual interview now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

In addition to their visit to B&B, Patrick opens up about his disappointment on the cancellation of TNT’s reboot of ‘Dallas’, plus being part of one of the most iconic moments in TV history, when in the closing moments of the original Dallas’ ninth season, Bobby was seen lathering up in the shower, when he had been killed-off on the show a year prior.  It was later revealed that the whole previous season was a dream!

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In addition, Patrick and Linda discuss how their friendship turned into a romantic relationship and partnership some 20 years after they originally met, and how they even have gone into business together with ‘Duffy’s Dough’, (www.DuffysDough.com) just in time for the holidays.

Check out the interview with Patrick and Linda below.

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Then let us know, what you thought of Patrick and Linda’s appearance on B&B, and what they had to share in our chat via the comment section.

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(WATCH) Day of Days 2022 Cast Interviews

Want to know what your favorites from Salem had to share and tease at the recent Days of Days 2022? Now, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel has released their full set of interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives conducted during the fan fest event.

Just over a week ago, Day of Days was held for the first time since 2019, and returned in a new location – the Xbox Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.  DAYS, which just celebrated its 57th anniversary, can now be seen in its new home exclusively streaming on Peacock.

Photos: Peacock

Make sure to check out all the conversations below featuring: Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans  (Kayla) and George DelHoyo (Orpheus), Drake Hogestyn (John), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Wally Kurth (Justin), Brandon Barash (Stefan) and Carson Boatman (Johnny), Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Leann Hunley (Anna), Jackee Harry (Paulina) and James Reynolds (Abe), Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and Martha Madison (Belle), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Elia Cantu (Jada), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Kyle Lowder (Rex), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) and Tina Huang (Melinda), and Victoria Grace (Wendy) and Remington Hoffman (Li).

 

After you checked out the videos, let us know which was your favorite chat in the comment section below … and for more upcoming celebrity features and video content make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

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