HomeTVOne Life to LiveCONFIRMED: Ilene Kristen Confirms William Russ to Y&R With Brandon’s Buzz! Jamey Giddens October 19, 2009 One Life to Live, The Young and The Restless 27 Comments It looks like I am gonna have to start listening to my fellow soap-o-peers’ radio shows a bit more! It has been brought to my attention that the fabulous Ilene Kristen had already revealed William Russ (soon-to-be Tucker) joining the cast of The Young and the Restless on Brandon’s Buzz. Oh and I will put you out of your misery, yep he’s Tucker! Kudos to Brandon’s Buzz for getting the scoopage first! 27 Responses troymcclure October 19, 2009 Y&R seems to cast alot of daytime newcomers/primetime “vets” (Yvonne Zima, Clementine Ford, Michael Muhney etc) I don’t know how I feel about that really. Log in to Reply snizzle October 19, 2009 troymcclure I noticed the same thing. Primetime actors moving to daytime. Established movie actors moving to primetime. Daytime used to be a place for many talented young relatively unknown actors. Drew Garrett comes to mind over at GH but it’s happening far less these days. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens October 19, 2009 Doh! Sorry about the link issues Brandon, Luke will tell you I am the world’s worst with that! LOL Will swap now! Log in to Reply brandonsbuzz October 19, 2009 You know, if I had had the slightest CLUE that this would turn into a major bit of casting news, I would have trumpeted it MUCH sooner! For some reason, as she was telling me about Russ joining Y/R, I was envisioning him in a bit part or a cameo, not a major freakin’ role! Thanks for the shout-out! I promise I’ll be on my toes in the future about breaking news on my air! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane October 19, 2009 I love Boy Meets World. This is good news! Log in to Reply Mel Aikens October 19, 2009 Y&R please bring in a sexy man. They wrote Brad off the show. They need to even things out. Brad = Brad Pitt Not Brad = old prune face Log in to Reply Joan76 October 19, 2009 Any word on Victoria Rowell coming back? DC site said they were having disagreements with other actors about her coming back with all the cut backs and with EB, thought maybe this pave the way for her to come back. Her daughter going threw cancer she has no family, Y&R was once praised by it’s diversity, but there is just two now. Log in to Reply RCLGuard October 19, 2009 Why am I not more excited about this guy? Log in to Reply Coffee_Junkie October 19, 2009 ^^^Probably because this isn’t a very good picture of him. I’ve seen lots of his prime time work, and he’s really good! I hope viewers give him a chance. Log in to Reply sodsince16 October 19, 2009 Hey Scoop Giddens – you buried the lead – Ms. Kristen brought up Mr. Russ in the context of being an “ex-lover” – I thought that was the juiciest part of that interview. PS – I hope you have taken my comments with the appropriate amount of humor and not as an actual attack on your excellent reporting skills. Log in to Reply josser October 19, 2009 Ugh! Another millionaire crashes into Y&R. Big deal! Why should we care when the town of Genoa City has the Abbotts, Chancellors, and Newmans? Y&R has a huge cast. Many of the best performers are stuck on the backburner. I’d rather see them up front instead of adding a new cast member. Also, when the heck is Y&R ever going to do something about its lack of diversity? Where are the Latino, Asian, African-American and gay characters? Is Aunt Estella still stuck in jail? Given that she’s been linked to Patty, the poor woman is still slated for trial. She’s been unemployed for months. If she’s not in jail, is she living on the street or on Rafe’s sofa? Log in to Reply Smitty October 19, 2009 Is Aunt Estella still stuck in jail? *** FYI- Estella isn’t in jail. She was supposed to be awaiting trial for the stuff at the ranch but I am assuming all charges have been dropped against her since everyone believes it was Patty that was terrorizing Ashley. Log in to Reply Bob October 19, 2009 Seems like Estella is off hanging out with Mary, Lynn, Miguel, Mamie, John Silvas, The Hodges, Larry Warton, Gina, etc. We’ve seen Noah and Devon once or so in the past few weeks, but it seems like it has been weeks since we’ve seen Heather, Eden, etc. Log in to Reply Bob October 19, 2009 I was amazed that they mentioned Sierra the other day, though. Between her mention and Dina’s I was pleased. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane October 19, 2009 Who is Sierra? Also, it was disgusting that neither of Colleen’s grandmothers attended her funeral. Log in to Reply Bob October 19, 2009 Sierra was Colleen’s and Lily’s friend when they were younger. She was a very peripheral character, but showed up once in a while (I think she had a crush on Devon in his early days) — she was played by an executive’s daughter. It was disgusting about the grandmothers, but at least they were mentioned. On other shows we probably wouldn’t have even had Traci and Steve there… Their presence added so much to the story, in my opinion. Log in to Reply GossipGirl October 19, 2009 Maybe it’s because all I know him from is Boy Meets World, that I don’t see this as a big casting coup. As long as he doesn’t bring Topanga with him, I’ll give him a chance! Log in to Reply josser October 19, 2009 He’s a fine actor. But what does he bring that we don’t have already? Log in to Reply josser October 19, 2009 Smitty, Charges weren’t dropped against Estella because she was supposed to have been the suspected insider (actually Adam) who helped Patty. Log in to Reply Carol2 October 20, 2009 troymcclure — William started out in soaps. He was Burt McGowan on AW in the late 70s. He’s a wonderful actor. I don’t really know if he’s a good fit for this show but please give him a chance! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane October 20, 2009 Topanga is awesome, but she hosts her own show, The Dish. Log in to Reply rob3215 October 20, 2009 I’m with joshtheguy – plenty of unused cast members at Y and R underused. How about a May/ December fling with the bartender Jill picked up? Kathryn’s hubby needs a dark secret. How about a psycho Aussie ex for Phillip? Maybe Cane will turn to the bottle after realizing who he’s stuck with for the rest of his life? Where’s Nina’s author husband – maybe Tricia could escape and torment the town. Patty – maybe Detective father Williams may have contributed to her loopiness. Maybe Phyllis will get fed up and realize Mr Sharpe is pretty damn hot….yeah, I’m nattering….lotsa underused biggies around the show Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens October 20, 2009 Hey Scoop Giddens – you buried the lead – Ms. Kristen brought up Mr. Russ in the context of being an "ex-lover" – I thought that was the juiciest part of that interview. *** I haven’t heard the interview yet! LOL I will be listening though! Log in to Reply Dorothy GL October 20, 2009 You guys do know he was on Another World in the 70s as Clarice’s husband Burt – right???? Log in to Reply Carol2 October 20, 2009 I knew that, Dorothy. He’s done a lot more than just been a sitcom dad, definitely. http://www.igs.net/~awhp/1burt.html He was great on Wiseguy too. Amazing dramatic work. Log in to Reply Freerhythm October 20, 2009 I remember Boy Meets World, and he was a Hottie middle-aged guy… As for Y&R, I’m glad he’s here….maybe they can give Jill a viable love interest! It’s been TOO long, and it would rescue her from the nail salon / backburner. Just no triangles with GloWorm, PLEASE!!!!! Log in to Reply Smitty October 20, 2009 Josstheguy I think the whole Estella thing is something we are supposed to assume since they haven’t mentioned it yet. They may say something about it in the near future but I do know she isn’t in jail because she met Rafe at Crimson Lights about a month or so ago. It was a short scene if I’m not mistaken. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.