"MAJOR" Role For Rikaart!

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Greg Rikaart (Kevin, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) did a little moonlighting recently with a role on TNT's law series MAJOR CRIMES. He debuts tonight in the show's regular time slot at 9:00 p.m. ET as Bobby G. Monroe, an anti-death penalty attorney who is defending Slider, the young man awaiting trial for the murder of Alice Herrera.

"Unlike Kevin, [Bobby] has a very clear moral compass and has very black and white ideas about right and wrong," Rikaart tells Soaps In Depth. "It's been really fun to play a departure from Kevin who has moral and ethical fluidity to him."

The Emmy-winner had been in to read for a role during a previous season of MAJOR CRIMES, but while that one didn't work out, producers kept Rikaart in mind and felt he was right for the role of Bobby. "It's extremely flattering," he says. "I've never just been offered a role in my life [without specifically reading for it]. It's pretty cool."

For now, Rikaart is set for four episodes. Might we see more of Bobby? "That I don't know," the actor responds. "My character doesn't go away or die or anything like that."

Thanks to some fortuitous timing and cooperative scheduling between the two shows, Rikaart was able to complete his primetime role without having to take any time away from Genoa City. "It's been a great year for Kevin at Y&R," the actor says. "I had a busy year and have been heavily involved in a bunch of different stories. I'm incredibly grateful."