‘The Price is Right’s’ James O’Halloran Talks ‘The Young and the Restless’

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On the Thursday, March 12 episode of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” fans of the daytime drama series will be introduced to “The Price is Right” male model search winner James O’Halloran, who will guest star as a waiter in scenes with actors Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) and Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin). In an interview with Soap Opera Network, O’Halloran reveals that his appearance on “Y&R” marks the first time he has ever been on the set of an American soap opera, his thoughts on winning the “The Price is Right” male model gig and what’s next for the 6’1 Australian native.

In December, O’Halloran was introduced to American television audiences when it was announced that he had won the second male model search on “The Price is Right” by host Drew Carey. Since then he’s appeared on the game show on numerous occasions, and it looks like it might become something long-term. “It’s been an absolute trip since winning. It’s been a really great ride,” O’Halloran says happily. “It’s certainly stretched down and I’ve got some dates booked all the way until this season, so I guess we’ll wait and see what happens after that. There’s been some talk of them making a chair with my name on it so that might mean that I might be coming part of the furniture there,” teases O’Halloran of his future on the popular daytime program.

Outside of modeling, O’Halloran is experienced in the martial arts (Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). He plays the guitar and is also a singer and songwriter. He enjoys swimming, surfing and horseback riding and loves getting his hands dirty while working with animals and several types of machinery. He happens to hold a degree in industrial design. He’s also an actor.

Like Robert Scott Wilson (Ben, “Days of our Lives”; ex-Pete Cortlandt, “All My Children”) before him, O’Halloran had some inkling that he’d likely be appearing on a soap opera at some point. “Fairly close into the program I was aware of what had happened for Rob and that sort of thing, and I guess it’s not a direct line between them, but certainly I was aware that I could [have] some possibilities. Though it’s been a little bit of a surprise.”

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In scenes filmed in early February, “Y&R’s” Lauren and Michael are seen having lunch at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Their waiter (O’Halloran) comes over and delivers Lauren her fruit cocktail. In reality (since this is TV we’re dealing with), what she’s given is a liquid drink consisting of blue fruit dye or something similar. It’s supposed to represent the alcoholic beverage Blue Curacao.

“They were such a pleasure to work with,” says O’Halloran on sharing the screen with Bregman and Le Blanc. “[They were] so accommodating and they strayed away where they were interested in me and asking questions. Asking if I wanted to run lines with them and that sort of thing… just really welcoming and friendly making me feel right at home.”

In addition to his appearances on “Price is Right” and “Y&R,” O’Halloran can next be seen in the the feature film “Deadly Crush,” where the tag is “true love never dies.” He’s also finding time to take part in the Los Angeles theatre scene.

Renegade Theatre

“I’m actually working on an original play at the moment that’s playing at the Renegade Theatre [‘Boner & Other Stupid Mis Takes’] and apart from that I’m starting up another play… Tennessee Williams‘ ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ which will be showing in April,” says O’Halloran enthusiastically, while sharing that he’s cleared some of his available time to audition and take part in pilot season. “It’s been really great. Busy time… really fun.”

James O’Halloran Show Reel

You might be surprised to learn that O’Halloran might best identify with comedy, but drama is still in play as evidenced by his experience on “Y&R.” O’Halloran says, “I really feel comfortable in comedy at the moment. I think that’s what I lend myself to. I do enjoy drama as well. I do think it’s always good when you can bring a bit of comedy to the drama too, a bit of a dramedy.”

Ultimately, however, his concentration currently remains on his gig on “The Price is Right,” which seems to be working out for all parties. “It’s great that it’s been working. They seem to be happy and it’s an amazing opportunity.” As for how he got the job, O’Halloran admits it was a fun process. “By the end of the process, and getting to work with some of ‘The Young and the Restless’ stars, and things like that, I felt that if I didn’t get it, I would have been happy anyway.”

For more on James O’Halloran visit his official website and make sure to tune into “The Price is Right” and “The Young and the Restless” weekdays on CBS.

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