Former telenovela star Jason Canela is joining the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! 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.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Canela will be joining Y&R on Friday, Feb. 2, as Arturo, a good-looking building contractor who will apparently use his charm to woo a client. But which Genoa City bachelorette will be the one to catch his eye? Sharon’s newly single, but Victoria has also been desperate for a good romance. Then again, Ashley seems to have a thing for hot, younger men!
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!
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