Wishful Casting: Hollywood Heights’ Robert Adamson as Noah Newman on The Young and the Restless

Kevin G. Schmidt has all but revealed The Young and the Restless is recasting his role yet again. While I hate to see anyone lose a gig, I can't help but think about all the possibilities an edgier Noah Newman would provide the series.

I think new Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps should look no further than the cast of her fun, limited-run, Nick-at-Nite sudser Hollywood Heights to fill the role of the Newman heir. While the younger-skewing Hollywood Heights boasts several talented, hunky, young guys who would potentially fit well in Genoa City, my money is on Robert Adamson.

Adamson plays sexy, rule-breaker Phil Sanders on the English-language telenovela. In case the above pictures don't illustrate the point well enough, Adamson could almost be a younger doppelganger for Joshua Morrow, who plays Noah's dad Nick Newman on Y&R.

 Imagine Adamson's version of Noah clashing with his dad — who decides it's time Noah gave up his musical pipe dreams and came to work for Newman Enterprises. Meanwhile, a rebellious Noah turns to his Uncle Adam (Michael Muhney) for the funds to keep his and Devon's (Bryton James) desires of becoming the next Timberlake and Timbaland a reality.

Y&R Casts Luke Kleintank As Noah Newman

According to Soap Opera Digest, Luke Kleintank will take over the role of The Young and the Restless' Noah Newman. As previously reported by Daytime Confidential last month, Kevin G. Schmidt announced via twitter he was no longer in the role. An online rumor speculated, but was quickly dashed, that former General Hospital star Drew Garrett would step in and take on the role.

With Y&R SORAS'ing the characters of Noah and Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan), will they follow suit with Kyle Abbott once Diane Jenkins, soon-to-be-played by Maura West, hits Genoa City? *HINT, HINT Maria!* Kleintank makes his debut on Sept 21.

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DUH! Kevin G. Schmidt Out at Y&R

Fans waiting for Kevin G. Schmidt (Noah) to return to The Young and the Restless are in for a letdown. The actor announced on Twitter,

Y&R FANS: I have not be asked to return as "Noah Newman". A huge thank you to the cast and crew! Onward and upwards!
This news probably won't come as much a shock for viewers, since Y&R recently SORAS'ed Noah's younger aunt, Abby Carlton Newman (Marcy Rylan). Last time viewers heard about Noah, he was attending high school in Paris with girlfriend Eden. Schmidt is currently starring in the Cartoon Network live action series Unnatural History.

Kevin G. Schmidt Takes Leave From Y&R

Actor Kevin G. Schmidt will be taking a break from The Young and the Restless, which started last week. Schmidt made the announcement via Twitter and Facebook explaining that due to upcoming projects, his alter ego will not be seen in Genoa City for quite some time. Schmidt tweeted,
Shooting my last Y&R for a couple months >.< Gearing up for the new Cartoon Network series, UnNatural History! A huge THANK YOU to the incredible cast & crew as well as the dedicated Y&R viewers/supporters. Look for "Noah" back in G.C. this Summer!

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Y&R Stars Turn out for P.S. Arts “Express Yourself” 2009

The Young and the Restless stars Jeanne Cooper, Daniel Goddard, Eileen Davidson, Sean Kanan, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Billy Miller, Kate Linder, Kevin Schmidt, Clementine Ford and Lauralee Bell out, some with their families,  for the P.S. Arts "Express Yourself" 2009 on Sunday November 15 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The event, presented by Maria and Bill Bell, helps support thousands of children experience art and encourage self-expression. See more photos after the jump.