10 Most Popular Young And The Restless Actors Ranked

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The land of Genoa City would be nothing without its leading men. They romance their women, finagle corporate dealings with ease, sometimes cause trouble, and there are those always looking for truth and justice. Many Young and the Restless (Y&R) fans have their favorites when it comes to the actors that play these interesting characters — some are more loved than others. Here’s a definitive ranking of the 10 most popular Young and the Restless actors!

10. Jason Thompson

Fairly new to the Y&R scene, but no stranger to daytime drama, Jason Thompson hits number ten on this list. General Hospital (GH) fans may recognize Jason from his time playing Dr. Patrick Drake from 2005 to 2015. Thompson joined the cast of Y&R in early 2016 and began causing chaos on the show as the newest Billy Abbott recast. During his tenure on GH, Thompson racked up five Daytime Emmy nods.


9. Steve Burton

Speaking of GH, Steve Burton must have welcomed former colleague Thompson onto the Y&R set with open arms. Burton was well-known for his Jason Morgan character on GH, and when he decided to leave the show in 2012, many fans were outraged. GH’s loss was Y&R’s gain and Burton popped up in Genoa City in 2013 wowing fans on an entirely different soap opera playing the handsome, but troubled Dylan McAvoy. While Steve also exited the Y&R early 2017, he has been able to snag a Daytime Emmy nod this year for his McAvoy role in the category of Supporting Actor.