Remember that September casting blitz happening over at “The Young and the Restless?” Well, that’s just the beginning of familiar faces making their way through Genoa City this month. The next on the train of blasts from the past: Original cast member Tom Hallick, who played sexy neurosurgeon-turned-news reporter Brad Eliot from 1973-1978! But his return on Friday, September 26 comes with a twist!
It’s been 36 years since Hallick was last seen in Genoa City, meaning it’ll most likely be easy for viewers to accept the small change that “Y&R” put into effect: According to TV Guide, the actor won’t be playing Brad, but a kindly truck driver who helps an on-the-lam Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) make her way back home to friends and family! And funny enough, the scene pays homage to the 1973 premiere episode of the sudser, which included Hallick’s Brad getting a lift from a truck driver heading toward GC.
“They found the same kind of truck and dug out the old script — only now I have the truck driver’s dialogue and Gina has mine,” Hallick tells TV Guide. “It was weird recreating the scene that way, but really pretty wonderful.”
For the full TV Guide story, click here.