Michael Damian Back to ‘The Young and the Restless’ for an “Extended Stay”

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Michael Damian Back to ‘The Young and the Restless’ for an “Extended Stay”

Michael Damian is returning to "The Young and the Restless" for an extended stay as Danny Romalotti, beginning Thursday, September 28.

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After making several return visits to “The Young and the Restless” as his popular character Danny Romalotti during the show’s much celebrated 50th anniversary season, Soap Opera Network has learned that actor Michael Damian is returning to the daytime drama series once again, this time for an extended stay. 

According to a representative, fans can expect to see Damian’s Danny interacting with the denizens of Genoa City more frequently, beginning with the Thursday, September 28 episode, which also happens to be around the time the show kicks off Season 51. To be clear, it has not been specifically stated that Damian is on contract with the series.

Outside of soaps, Damian has made a name for himself both in music and as a director and producer, which includes work on such titles as “Moondance Alexander,” “A Princess for Christmas,” “The Sweeter Side of Life,” “A Royal Christmas,” “Crown for Christmas,” “The Christmas Waltz” and “Falling for Christmas,” among others. Since 1984, Damian has released 10 studio albums, and his music was featured in the 1989 soundtrack album to the film “Dream a Little Dream.” 

Earlier this year, Damian and his wife Janeen signed a three-picture deal with Brad Krevoy’s Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), extending their collaboration with the company that has produced numerous hits for Hallmark Media and Netflix, among others, including several aforementioned Christmas-themed movies. 

The next two films from the Damians include “Paris Christmas Waltz” for Great American Family starring Jen Lilley (“Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital”) and Matthew Morrison (“As The World Turns,” “Glee”), which will debut as part of the network’s “Great American Christmas” holiday-themed movie event, and the Netflix original film “Irish Wish” starring Lindsay Lohan and Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey,” “Picard”).

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Damian originated the role of Danny Romalotti on “The Young and the Restless” in 1981. He’s made frequent return visits, including his 2002 to 2004 stint, and brief visits in 2008, 2012 to 2013, and again from 2022 to 2023.

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