HomeTagsComings & GoingsGuiding Light’s Driscoll Gets “Restless” Jillian Bowe April 30, 2009 45 Comments He may have just flatlined in Peapack, but former Guiding Light star John Driscoll (Ex-Coop) is set to prove just how alive and well he is in Genoa City, Wisconsin. Driscoll has landed the plum role of Phillip Chancellor IV on The Young and the Restless. John was so good during his audition the casting director actually cried!, says a source. The actor auditioned opposite Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), whom he will be reportedly sharing a storyline with. Additional reporting by Melodie Aikels. 45 Responses Jorpa April 30, 2009 Good for him! Does this mean Nina will be sticking around? Log in to Reply INeedAHugandMedication April 30, 2009 Yeah! Cute guy who can act. Now, let’s get rid of that doofus Cane Ashby. Log in to Reply McD720 April 30, 2009 I am really excited for this! I have wanted this legacy character for so long! Nina Webster is one of my all time favorite characters and I am thrilled that they are bringing Phillip IV on as well… and John Driscoll playing him? This show just keeps getting better and better! Congratulations John! Log in to Reply curacaoman April 30, 2009 So his dad would have been the same age as Cane? And he is sorta Billy’s nephew? Log in to Reply troymcclure April 30, 2009 I’m happy for John Driscoll. he is cute and he can act. Log in to Reply appleridge April 30, 2009 Another great casting move for Y&R Log in to Reply GossipGirl April 30, 2009 I’m glad he’s gotten another job so quickly, especially such a plum part on the best soap on tv. I always loved John Driscoll, but GL never gave him much of a storyline while he was there. I’m wondering what he’ll be doing in the middle of Amber, Chloe and Lily! I don’t know, but it sounds intriguing! BTW…nice picture Jillian! Log in to Reply Smitty April 30, 2009 Sounds good I am happy that “Little” Phillip is coming back. Log in to Reply bizziefan April 30, 2009 Congrats to John I still miss Coop Seems I can remember watching when TB was Phillip, like 20 years ago and he was the age that John is now?…crazy Log in to Reply david46208 April 30, 2009 I don’t know…I see the black airtime dwindling and more casting of white actors and actresses…the days of Y&R being the diverse soap is over. I guess my parody here is not going to seem funny to me. I knew it. Paul Rouch & Hogan and Maria are turning back the hands of time. http://soapscenestoremember.webs.com/index.htm#372466891 Log in to Reply rw0101 April 30, 2009 Love it. I bet he’ll be paired with Rafe. Just watch. Gay ex-military guy. It’ll definitely be a new story for daytime. I always thought Coop had a little ping… Log in to Reply YRFan90 April 30, 2009 MAB and gang continue to make brilliant decisions. Welcome John to Y&R! Log in to Reply monamis April 30, 2009 he looks like Cane Jr. to me. Log in to Reply MuSiQ April 30, 2009 The only problem is Phillip Chancellor III is suppose to be the same Age as Cane. That part of the story doesn’t make sense…It would be Hot it if Phillip IV goes after Lily just to prove who is the real Chancellor. However Lily would probably ruin the whole storyline…so forget it.:P Log in to Reply Chez_44 April 30, 2009 Awesome news – can’t wait Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 April 30, 2009 I glad for John for the role and he can act, but I with you, David46208, I don’t like what it is doing to the black s/l and they need to fix it because Eva is not doing it for me. Log in to Reply YRFan90 April 30, 2009 MuSiQ – This is actually the child Nina has with the man whom Jill thought was the child she had with Kay’s husband. I think there are four generations of Phillip Chancellors. So Nina’s son would be approximately the age of Chloe, etc. Log in to Reply sodsince16 April 30, 2009 Exactly, Cain would be Nina’s age because she dated Faux-Phil3 when they were teens and Phil 4 would be Chloe’s age. It’s exciting! Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 April 30, 2009 Phillip IV and Rafe would be hot. But I am for a Rafe/Adam pairing. that would be a great and make great drama for Victor. Log in to Reply MuSiQ April 30, 2009 YRFAN90- My problem is that Phillip III and Cane should be the same age. That means Cane should be around Nina’s age, but he currently looks around 30, and Nina’s son Phillip IV looks to be now over 20y/o. The age of these characters does not make sense Log in to Reply sodsince16 April 30, 2009 Also, (sorry I hit save too soon) I’ve been thinking that Chloe is sort of a Rachel Davis in the making (an AW reference). Thus, she needs a Steve Frame, an independent man to point out issues to Chloe such as: 1. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life living with with your in-laws? (real men own their own estates) 2. Do you really want a man who doesn’t share your love of style? (After all any guy who would choose Mac…) 3. Isn’t time to get back to fashion? Finding a guy to love Chloe for who she is would totally be the natural next step in that story and I hope Phil4 can do it. Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 April 30, 2009 Thanks, Daniella1030, I am for a Adam/Rafe pairing because they have great chemistry, the writers would do it justice, we can see how Victor and Heather reactions about Adam’s new relationship, and Heather and Adam are boring and it would give Vail some meaty material to work with. Log in to Reply appleridge April 30, 2009 John Driscoll played a gay character opposite Christian Campbell on Nbc’s Book Of Daniel in 2006. So something tells me he’d be game if Phillip the 4th is bi or gay. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane April 30, 2009 DC reported days ago that Phillip was returning for Kay’s wedding on May 4. This is bittersweet news because Nina’s return is not permanent as first reported. Log in to Reply SoapSnob April 30, 2009 This is GREAT news. A wonderful casting choice for Y&R and a good career move for John Driscoll. I am looking forward to what he will bring to the canvas… I hope it is discovered that Jill gave birth to fraternal twins and that Phillip Chancellor III was indeed her son as well. Log in to Reply BigDede April 30, 2009 I really wish they would cast Olivia’s son Nate. He is also in the military and it would be great if him and Phillip was best friends. I would LOVE for Phillip to be the one to come between Cane and Lilly. I want him to be close to Billy also since he was kind of raised with him. But PLEASE don’t hook him up with Mac. She looks too old for him and she can’t act. And kept him from Phyllis part 2 Chloe. Keep Nina and hook her up with Paul. Sexy Paul needs some booty. Nikki isn’t giving it up. She’s too busy around Katherine and wearing too tight tops. Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe April 30, 2009 Uh AlistairCrane I posted that some were saying that PC 4 MAY be coming to town when Nina does. That is what SID had reported. Musiq you gotta blame LML for that. I too look @ Cane and can’t believe he’s really PC3…. Log in to Reply nathan77 April 30, 2009 That’s great for Driscoll, he proved himself and then some during the Coop/Beth and Coop’s death storyline. AND he is very cute to boot. I think being on Restless will be great for him and the show. I will tune in to see him. Log in to Reply Mrs Adam Carrington April 30, 2009 rw0101, simonstuart Imagine if it were a triangle of Phillip, Rafe and Adam. That would show those idiots at ATWT how to write a gay storyline. Log in to Reply glowery April 30, 2009 I am glad to see John join Y&R, especially if that means we don’t have to watch as much of Sharon/Nick/Phyllis. That triangle is boring me to tears. I don’t want to see John become a token gay. As far as the black characters, until they get that horrid Eva off the show there will be no black characters that interest me. I can’t watch Neil when he is with her. Send her and the songbird packing and let them take meddling Aunt Olivia with them. Hopefully if Neil takes the job with Chancellor, there will be a classy,intelligent, beautiful black lady exec to catch his eye. I know a lot of fans want Dru back but her screeching histrionics got on my nerves. Log in to Reply ashlovesgh April 30, 2009 This. Is. Awesomeeeeeee!!!! I am sooo excited for him and excited for Y&R. I am also really intrigued as to where his storyline could go. Nice job Y&R…your show just keeps getting better and better! Log in to Reply petitejolie April 30, 2009 John Driscoll has played a gay character before on the short-lived Book of Daniel opposite Christian Campbell (ex-Bobby Warner, AMC). Log in to Reply kennethzach April 30, 2009 he seems to be a nice looking guy. Log in to Reply Pure_Diva April 30, 2009 He’s a cutie! Log in to Reply blake3b April 30, 2009 Good for John! He was great on GL, so it’s nice to see him land a great gig like Y&R when the industry isn’t what it used to be. Log in to Reply mk1814 April 30, 2009 Nina mentioned that he was a soldier. Is it possible that he could be a gay soldier that gets involve with Rafe? It would be a story line with a lot of possibilities. Log in to Reply snizzle April 30, 2009 It seems like overkill to have both Cane and Philip IV on the canvas while other characters esp the minorities get less airtime. Log in to Reply syreeta April 30, 2009 I agree. Does Y&R seriously need another young male character? I guess we will continue to see Devon once every couple of months. Why bother keep him if there not going to use him. It would be nice if Y&R develops the Winters more as they did with the Abbots, Newmans, Fischer/Baldwins and now the Chancellors. I would rather they spend time to cast someone to play Nate and Dru. Log in to Reply ATLn30318 April 30, 2009 Reply/Post #30 (Mrs Adam Carrington), I am all for Y&R having a “gay” storyline perhaps featuring Rafe/Phillip and also who knows with David Lago’s character returning to Genoa City so I hear, is another possibility/pairing. I just don’t want it be mishandled, dont want it to look so odd or to stand out in such a way that it makes it seems like Y&R is just trying too hard to be “pro” something or make some kind of politically correct statement or undertone which could ruin it. It would be nice if it was just natural not forced. Now I am a huge fan of the German Soap Verboten Liebe that features Christian and Olli, a very hot gay couple, in front brunner storyline. The two actors that portray them Jo Wiel (Olli) and Thore scholermann (Christian)have chemistry & passion and you believe their being together and you root for them. It would be nice if Y&R if it’s going to have a gay couple and/or storyline could possibly duplicate that “chemistry/feel” somehow. Luke & Noah over on ATWT for me is missing fire IMO. The Europeans seem to be less skiddish I suppose and to them, it’s no big deal. Log in to Reply CGat April 30, 2009 So glad to see him move on in his career. Really miss him on Guiding Light. But, am really excited about this casting move! Gosh, those last few months of GL, he was knocking it out of the ballpark with Beth!! Log in to Reply Mrs Adam Carrington May 1, 2009 ATL, What I meant was that they have the potential to write an organic gay storyline for Y&R like TPTB did at GL. I see some workable chemistry btwn Adam and Rafe that could be well developed and Maria & co have the talent do do justice to such a storyline. Log in to Reply terrifictam May 1, 2009 Can’t wait I loved John> he and Liz are going to be amazing I can tell already Log in to Reply kerfuffles May 1, 2009 Good casting Y&R! I’m looking forward to his return. I hope he pursues Chloe so maybe Billy will wake up and stop chasing boring Mac around. Though a romance storyline with Rafe/Phillip has potential, too. Log in to Reply spudfarm May 1, 2009 “PLEASE don’t hook him up with Mac. She looks too old for him and she can’t act.” I’ll agree that Clementine looks a little older than Mac should, but it’s not fair to say she can’t act… she hasn’t exactly been given a chance to show her chops (unless that occurred today… I haven’t watched yet!). That said, she does seem the only actress out there that doesn’t have chemistry with Billy Miller. Log in to Reply Daniella1030 April 30, 2009 That wold be interesting, I’d still rather have Rafe do a gay storyline w/ Adam (but that’s another story) but an ex-military guy who is gay would be cool and somewhat taboo. I also think a post- traumatic stress storyline would suit a returning soldier. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.