A Genoa City hunk got a new face when actor Tyler Johnson made his debut as Theo on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in June. Theo Vanderway first appeared in the episode that aired on May 9, though at the time, he was played by actor Nic Luken, best known for playing Jonah on NASHVILLE.
Theo is a colleague of Kyle Abbott’s from his time in New York, and works in publicity. Summer Newman and Kyle met with him in Manhattan, and he then followed them back to Genoa City where he introduced them to an internet influencer who could help them. However, this being a soap opera, it took no time at all for business to turn to pleasure! Summer immediately invited the hunk into her bed for some no-strings-attached fun, but their lighthearted relationship took a dark turn when he realized she was still seriously hung up on Kyle.
At Devon's request, Theo began working with Ana as she struggles to navigate the world of online promotion to bring Tessa's musical career to the next level. He also admitted to Summer that he couldn't stop thinking about her and seems willing to give their relationship another try.
While this is Johnson’s daytime debut, the actor has made primetime appearances in shows like GOSSIP GIRL and 30 ROCK, and can be seen in films such as The Matchmaker’s Playbook and The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
Stay tuned to see what kind of drama Theo gets mixed up in and for more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.