A mystery man named Rey will soon appear in Genoa City when popular daytime actor Jordi Vilasuso joins the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in the episode slated to air on Friday, August 17. And it looks as though Rey will be a new piece of the puzzle that brings the J.T. storyline back into sharp focus. Just as the women thought they'd gotten away with their crime, Rey has connected each one of them to the missing J.T.. Might he be the one to unearth the truth? (Maybe even literally!)
Vilasuso made his daytime debut as Tony Santos on GUIDING LIGHT back in 2000, and in 2003 won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor for his work on the soap. He left in 2003 and found success with roles on primetime series like NUMB3RS, FASHION HOUSE, and 8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER. In 2010, he joined the cast of ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN as Griffin Castillo, also appearing on the short-lived online revival after its cancellation.
After roles in the films Circle and The Invitation, Vilasuso joined DAYS OF OUR LIVES as a recast of the villainous Dario Hernandez in 2016, leaving in 2017 when his character’s schemes came crashing down around him and he went into hiding.
Will Rey turn out to be a hero like Griffin or a villain like Dario? Or perhaps he’ll be a little of both, like Tony? You’ll have to stay tuned to Y&R to find out! And for more casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!