Twin Peaks Alum Cast as Nikki's Cult Leader Baby Daddy on The Young and the Restless






Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Dylan (Steve Burton) will soon have another family reunion in Genoa City. TVLine is reporting Ray Wise has joined The Young and the Restless as former cult leader and Nikki's baby daddy, Ian Ward.

Wise, best know for his roles on Twin Peaks,  Mad Men and How I Met Your Mother, will begin airing on Jan. 23.  Fans can recall Wise replaced Eric Braeden on HIMYM as Robin Scherbastsky Sr, in 2010, after Neil Patrick Harris revealed on Twitter, Braeden didn't think the role was "substantial" enough for him to reprise.


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Great casting!!! This man is creepy good in whatever role he plays. He will even give Victor a run for his money.

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Ray Wise! Now THAT is a coup! Brilliant!

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BAM! Motherfuckin' Ray Wise in the house, bitches!

JFP ain't playing. She'll do anything to surround her boytoy with the best actors and best storylines possible. Dyldo is, and will remain, the epicenter of all things Y&R so the news don't surprise me.

Please Gawd, let Ian Ward and Kelly Annie Dutton share some scenes!!! Ray "I killed Laura Palmer" Wise & Cynthia "I slayed La Zimmer" Watros are camp royalty made in John Waters heaven!

Congrats to Ray Wise for the check, to JFP for the coup, and to Eric Braeden for the constipation, lol.

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Ray Wise is amazing!!! Laughing out loud

Great casting!

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I remember him from Twin Peaks.
Great casting on this one Y&R!
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hmm is JFP pulling an MAB.. great casting though!!!!

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Great actor!

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Great choice. I'm showing my age but when I first started watching soaps in 1971, I remember Ray Wise from Love of Life. He also showed up on Dallas.

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He was so creepy on Twin Peaks. I get chills just thinking about him. And I really get chills when I read his character's name...my nephew's name is Ian Ward!

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I also think he was fantastic on Twin Peaks.

Let's see what he does as the baby daddy.

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Good actor! Oh now they will rewrite the Bill's cult story for Dylan....ugh. Sad

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Laughing out loud

Well this is certainly the correct casting choice. He looks just like the devil himself. I have actually just been watching Twin Peaks' season 1 sporadically as of late, and he's a good actor. However, of course what's irking is that we all know this is because of the D-character.

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Excellent casting, but since Wise probably wouldn't agree to a longtime gig, I sense (another) potential murder. (Avery Bailey Clark to the rescue!) I wonder if he will get "Guest Star" billing like Eric Roberts.

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He is so darned creepy. I suppose this is perfect casting. Perhaps, Dillon will change his tune when he meets he "real" dad and realizes that Nikki is a gem of a woman.

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GREAT CASTING!

Let's hope its not INSTANT EVIL GUY who comes to town and everyone hates him and wants him dead KIND OF STORY. It would be interesting to see a good guy that eventually turns evil. There is nothing worse than Melody Thomas Scott's nikki WHINING ALL THE TIME and keeping secrets.

And let's remember we had Terrible Tom already so make this story different.

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I LOVED him on Psych.

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Twin Peaks! Woo Hoo! Ray is an excellent actor.

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He is lucky enough to have maintained a good career. He was his usual creepy self to good effect in a recent CRIMINAL MINDS.

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I still think Paul should have been the father, this is a good casting.

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Dylan, Dylan, Dylan it's all about Dylan. Surround him with all the talent cause he ain't got any. Please don't send out the grammar police.

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Well, we had to know this character was coming to town Angry At least he will be played by a good/interesting actor, but I pity the guy being stuck in a S/L with Dullan and I'm not anxious to see more weepy Nikki.

Hopefully Ray will raise the acting of those surrounding him to his level for as long as he's there. And he won't be there long, I'm sure! Sad

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I too think it would have been soooo much more interesting if somehow Paul was the father.

It was a cult, so maybe somehow this "leader" had his followers drug both Nikki and Paul...and well, you know.

If he's as evil as the set up, anything could be possible.

Let's see what Jean can do with her new role. I haven't been a fan before...of course YR was in such great shape at the time I used to think anything paled in comparison. But it's a different time so now she may blow me away.

I did notice yesterday that there was yet ANOTHER former GH writer in the credits of YR, and yesterday's show was probably the worst since Altman's stuff started airing alone. Coincidence? NO.

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noway wrote:
Dylan, Dylan, Dylan it's all about Dylan. Surround him with all the talent cause he ain't got any. Please don't send out the grammar police.

SOMEONE AFTER MY OWN HEART. THIS DYLDUMB CHARACTER HAS LESS TALENT THAN BABY CONNOR, WHO DOESN'T SPEAK A WORD.

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PFERRANDO, I have to agree about yesterdays show being bad. I can't understand them going back to the dumbass Lily/Cane thing. I figured they were going to have her pregnant. Maybe we will be lucky and she will just die and he can go back to wherever he came from.

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At least this Ray Wise is old enough to be DILDO's father, unlike Melody, who would have been 13 when he was born, if 57 is really her true age, which is doubtful from watching the show for so long.

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yojoromo...I think her age is correct. I believe she started the show when she was in her early 20's.

But I also know a lot of people fudge on their true age, so who knows.

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pferrando wrote:
yojoromo...I think her age is correct. I believe she started the show when she was in her early 20's.

But I also know a lot of people fudge on their true age, so who knows.

You may be right about her age. In reality, she would still be too young to be his mother. I can't stand the character and being a really old guy, and long time watcher of just this soap, I am really disappointed in how it is being done now.
If they had to bring Burton on, would have been better to make him Jill's son, as it would have been more realistic, and then let him have an affair with Nikki or something. I realize what her age was when coming on to the show, but in watching her now, I just think she is older than stated. I have a lot of friends in that age group that appear much younger than her. Sorry, for ranting.

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Y&R is OLTL with Ian Ward as Mitch Lawrence.

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I think Ray Wise is one of those actors who NEVER gives a bad performance(at least I've never seen one from him, no matter how questionable the character or writing may be).

@Pferrando--yesterday's ep was definitely the worst I've seen in awhile. Except for the early scenes with Jill, I FF'ed through much of Cane and Lily because I just can't do it anymore, mainly I think because DG just emits this air of smugness in every scene he's in and frankly I find it stomach-turning(yeah, he bugs me THAT much). And the scenes with Abby and Tyler--WTF?!? Where the hell did all that bullshit with Abby come from? I don't think Melissa Ordway's a bad actress by any stretch but they've completely neutered the character of Abby(and who knows, maybe it's to fit the actress, much the same way the last 3 or 4 HWs have done for Amelia Heinle with Victoria). In the scheme of it all I guess it's irrelevant--nothing on this earth would make me root for that lazy, chemistry-free pairing.

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OMG!!!!!!! I now will actively start watching YR for the first time even though it is the worst soap EVUH!!!!!!!!!! LOVE Ray Wise - he is a freaking genius!!!!!!!!!