Former telenovela star Jason Canela has joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as the sexy contractor Arturo. Initial rumors that his character would use his charms to woo a client have turned out to be true as he has been carrying on a secret affair with Nikki!
The actor has appeared in Spanish-language serials like ¿DONDE ESTA ELISA?, COSITA LINDA, and RUTA 35. as well as the films Single in South Beach and Camino. More recently, he could be seen in FOX’s primetime series PITCH, where he played baseball player Omar Robles.
Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, and show business runs in the family! He has three older siblings, including the actor/singer Jencarlos Canela. This will be his first American daytime soap role, but we have no doubt the hunk will fit right in!
Now that Nick knows about Nikki's dalliances with Arturo, it's likely that he'll do whatever he can to put the kibosh on it. But a guy as hot as that won't be single for long — well, unless Victor catches wind of the affair, at which point all bets are off and it's likely Arturo will beat a hasty retreat from Genoa City before The Mustache does something horrible to him!
Stay tuned to see how Arturo's storyline plays out and for more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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