For well over forty years now, The Young and the Restless (Y&R) has been entertaining fans with the trial and tribulations of Genoa City residents. In that time, viewers have fallen in love (or have loved to hate) a variety of leading men. Despite his dastardly ways, Victor rules this little town and his on-again-off-again rival Jack Abbott always seems to have something up his sleeve. Michael Baldwin ensures there is justice, and when it comes to Nick Newman, well he’s the good guy that can’t seem to find a break (especially lately). But what about some of the other men who once adorned our small screens? Where did they go? Below are seven popular but forgotten Y&R actors.
7. Greg Vaughan
For those avid daytime drama fans, you may recognize this soap veteran from his roles on Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, but Greg Vaughan was also once wrapped up in some pretty heavy drama on the Y&R as well, playing Diego Guittierez. In the early 2000s, a needy Sharon was smitten with Diego and seduced the handsome coffee server into a one-night stand. However, as luck would have it, Victoria Newman was also taken by Diego too. What would unravel next was a pretty intense storyline which involved the Newman family’s lack of approval and poor Sharon and Nick were dragged into it too. Sadly, Guittierez ended up leaving town in 2003 which meant fans had to say goodbye to Greg Vaughan. He left YR to fill in roles on General Hospital, then Days of Our Lives and now he stars on his own show, Queen Sugar.