Soap alum Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Dario, DAYS; ex-Griffin, AMC) is joining the cast of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. Soap Opera Digest broke the exclusive news of his casting earlier today.
Airing Friday, August 17, SOD reports the hunky star will play a mysterious stranger named Rey who quickly finds himself immersed in the drama of Genoa City.
Jordi Vilasuso, known for his Daytime Emmy winning role as Tony Santos on CBS’ Guiding Light, went on to join ABC’s All My Children in the fall of 2010 as Dr. Griffin Castillo. Vilasuso reprised his AMC role in Prospect Park’s online version of All My Children in 2013. Vilasuso earned two nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor while on Guiding Light, taking home the win in 2003.
In 2015, the actor was cast as Days of our Lives’ newly aged Dario Hernandez. Dario was written out in 2017 after a change in creative teams.
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Episodes are available on CBS.com.
Our Take: Great get for Y&R! TV Source has been vocal about the need for more diversity in soaps, and Y&R has been making good effort to do so on their soap. Could Rey have ties to Abby’s current boyfriend and Nikki’s ex-boytoy Arturo? From a visual standpoint, we’re super open to the idea of an Amelia Heinle/Jordi Vilasuso pairing. This needs to happen!