Emmy winner Darin Brooks (ex-Max, DAYS) is headed to CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful in the newly created role of Wyatt Fuller.
TV Guide’s Michael Logan broke news of Brooks’ hiring Wednesday evening. TV Guide reports Wyatt is “clever and mysterious and a love interest for Hope Logan (Kim Matula).” The actor gave TV Guide an exclusive interview discussing his character and his introduction on the show.
Brooks describes Wyatt as “The type of guy who will stand up for himself,” adding his character isn’t afraid to stir up trouble, calling him a “badass.” He previews, “As the story unfolds, he moves into that whole fashion-industry world and you’ll find out his connection to everything…Wyatt will definitely get in the middle of all that.”
Wyatt’s introduction will certainly be memorable. The character steps on the B&B canvas in full alfresco, sans clothes—naked. “Hope stumbles across him and takes his picture on her smartphone,” Brooks told Logan, “And Wyatt catches her. He chases after her to get his hands on the photo.” With a laugh, Brooks acknowledges that Wyatt is “definitely smitten” with Hope. He first airs June 21.
A born-and bred Hawaii native, Brooks is an active outdoorsman and musician, playing bass guitar, drums, and acoustic guitar. Two years after moving to Los Angeles, after taking several acting classes, he got an agent and landed his first professional job as Max Brady, the adopted son of Shawn and Caroline Brady on NBC’s Days of our Lives. After four years as Max, Brooks departed the soap to pursue other projects but he wasn’t empty handed. The actor won his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2009.
He then went on to star in the raunchy cable comedy Blue Mountain State on Spike TV for three seasons, and then as Mr. Owens on the acclaimed web series Miss Behave, along with fellow daytime stars Jillian Clare and Eric Martsolf. He also had several guest stints on CSI:Miami and “Castle.