The cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has changed a lot in the years since the soap premiered on CBS in 1973. In fact, the 1974 cast photo only had a dozen actors in it. The most recent gallery of the Y&R actors, shot in 2016, has three times that number!
Longtime fans will recognize the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) in that cast from 1974. But the actor who has currently been on Y&R the longest is Doug Davidson (Paul), who joined the soap in 1978.
Take a walk down memory lane by browsing through these cast photos from the very beginning of Y&R all the way up to the present day!
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1974 - Back Row: Lee Crawford (Sally), Donnelly Rhodes (Phillip), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). Middle Row: James Houghton (Greg), William Greg Espy (Snapper), Trish Stewart (Chris), Jaime Lyn Bauer (Lorie). Front Row: Brenda Dickson (Jill), Julianna McCarthy (Liz), Robert Colbert (Stuart), Dorothy Green (Jennifer), Janice Lynde (Leslie).
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