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Soap Alum Terrell Tilford Joining ‘The Young and the Restless’

Terrell Tilford
Pictured: Terrell Tilford; Photo by James Quantz 2013

The Young and the Restless has cast soap alum Terrell Tilford as Leslie’s (Angell Conwell) new husband, Barton.

Soap Opera Digest reports the actor begins taping May 13 and will appear on-screen exactly a month later, on June 13. Last month, Y&R sent out a casting call for Barton, describing him as “an African-American doctor in his late 30s to early 40s, handsome, intelligent, and a highly capable surgeon.”

Leslie met Barton through a dating website just weeks after breaking off her engagement to Neil (Kristoff St. John). Leslie shocked Neil when she revealed she and Barton ran off to Las Vegas and got hitched! How Barton’s arrival affects Neil should be interesting. Though the series is building a triangle between Neil, Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and Devon (Bryton James), Neil’s feelings for Leslie remains in the background.

No stranger to soap operas, Terrell Tilford began his soap career as David Grant on CBS’ Guiding Light from 1998-2001. In 2008 he briefly appeared on Days of our Lives. A year later, Tilford was cast as Dr. Greg Evans on ABC’s One Life to Live, exiting the soap in late 2010.

After departing One Life to Live, Tilford was cast in VH1’s Single Ladies as Sean Clarke. Other credits include Soul Food, Half & Half, All of Us, Girlfriends, CSI: New York, Bones, 24 and The Protector.

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