The character of Jett Slade appeared suddenly on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but his portrayer, Gilbert Glenn Brown, may be familiar to some viewers. While this role marks his daytime debut, the actor has made numerous appearances in film and television.
Devon Hamilton wanted to know what his sister, Ana Hamilton, was doing with all her money and suspected she was in serious debt but after following her to a motel, discovered that she was actually funding medical treatments for her father. And much to Devon’s surprise, her father turned out to be former R&B star Jet Slade! However, his health is poor, and he needs constant care from his nurse, Elena Dawson. Devon invited them to move into the penthouse with him and Elena, and Jett accepted.
According to Brown’s official website, he began acting on stage in theater productions between New York and California. He was born and raised in New York City into a family from Jamaica. He caught the acting bug in high school and he joined The Mind-Builders Creative Art Center’s Positive Youth Troupe. Continuing his studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Brown graduated and pursued a career in show business.
Brown had a recurring role on the CBS children’s series THE INSPECTORS, and also guest starred on primetime shows like THE PASSAGE, DYNASTY, THE RESIDENT, and QUEEN SUGAR. And he can also be seen on the big screen playing Howard Clement in The Best of Enemies, the new film starring Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson.
Stay tuned to see how Jet’s storyline continues, and for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.