Daytime Emmy Award Winner Steve Burton Joins 'The Young & the Restless'

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January 7th, 2013


via press release:


Burton Joins the Cast of the #1 Daytime Drama on Jan. 29

Casting Announced Today on “The Talk”

Announced today live on THE TALK, Daytime Emmy Award winner Steve Burton will join the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. His first episode will air Tuesday, Jan. 29 on the CBS Television Network. Burton will play Dylan McAvoy, a rugged ex-soldier with a secret arriving in Genoa City.


Most recently, Burton played Jason Morgan on “General Hospital,” a role he’s had since 1991, winning him a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998. His other credits include the television miniseries “Taken” and the film “The Last Castle.” Also, he tours with his former GH castmates in his band “Port Chuck.”


THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 consecutive years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television. “Y&R” will celebrate its 40th anniversary on March 26, 2013.


CBS’s daytime talk show THE TALK, network television's fastest-growing daytime program, (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities who examine current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. The daily one-hour series is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. The hosts swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, how-to demos and appearances from extraordinary people with stories that engage and inform. The show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.


CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 26 consecutive years, featuring a lineup that is a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, network television's fastest-growing daytime program THE TALK, as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I wonder if he’s bringing that stupid black t-shirt with him — Eric Braeden’s going to be jealeous. He wears one ALL the time too.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I also get tired of reading how Sarah Gilbert created THE TALK. Isn’t it just like THE VIEW? Wouldn’t you say she “copied” the idea? Give me a F’ing break…

  • rob60990

    LOL at running to his friend Jill Farren Phelps because things aren’t going his way with RC & FV at GH. They can have him.

  • Reality

    Glad he isnt coming back to GH. It is time the vets and other characters get their time on screen.

  • Dimitrios

    How long will the writers continue the story that Sam thinks Jason is alive before she moves on with either McBain or AJ?

  • Rob R

    Sounds like this character will also be comfortable in a form fitting black leather jacket…..wonder if he had “work done” during his hiatus

  • Farris Flagg

    “The Talk” Is Like “The View” TimsDale4ever.

  • Barb

    This is old news already (this came out mid-December).

  • MBmomof3

    What a shock..NOT! Just hope for Y&R’s sake he brings his “A” game. I once enjoyed his acting until he phoned it in to GH for too many years. Maybe the new atmosphere and his brief break will be good for Mr. Burton, his fans and the show.

    And yes, wardrobe can now bulk-order black T-shirts for Steve and Eric Braeden to fight over.

  • MBmomof3

    @Rob R…when I initially saw him I thought perhaps he had some “work done” as well. But then I thought maybe it was just the break and finally moving on that made him look healthier, and younger, than he looked at the end of his GH run. Anything is possible. Let’s just hope he worked on his craft and his acting has improved along with his appearance.

  • Cath

    Wonder what happened to the move to Tennessee to get his family away from that big bad Hollywood?

    Young and the Restless needs new blood. During holiday break every time I stopped on Y and R it was all about Jack.
    Sharon is beginning to rival Erica Kane on the number of men she has been with too. Phyllis too. The pairings are so incestuous.

  • Jeff

    How much airtime do you think he will hog from the other actors?

  • steve

    Got to wonder who will get fired? I heard he quit GH due to issues with RC. Is it true that he is a homophobe?

  • Elaine

    I can’t believe Steve Burton has gone to Y & R!!! He and Maurice Bernard & Carly & Sam made the General Hospital show!!! I’m sorry to c him leave. Wish he would return to GH. Such a sad day with his announcement. Steve, come back to GH, please!!!!!

  • Bob

    The tight jeans are a welcome…lol. I love the question over the black tee shirt. That is too funny. Tight jeans? Yes. Black Tee Shirt? No.

  • Mikea

    Surprisingly I have not missed Jason at all. I actually thought I would but the story lines and pacing have been excellent. GH has been resurrected.

  • Will

    Mediocre soap actor (at best). His tight wardrobe and nearly superhuman muscle growth (even his head appeared to expand sort of like Barry Bonds’ head) were the most interesting things about his tenure on GH. Phelps loved him. The school girl mentality soap fan who execs write for loved him. Was he ever good for GH? Well look at the its ratings during his ascent to GH leading man. If they are any indication, viewers fled from GH because of the overuse of his extremely limited talents. Sorry, YR fans. I know you deserve a quality show but Phelps is in charge and you have about as much chance of getting a quality show as I have of swimming the Atlantic Ocean with cement blocks around my ankles. But you’ll get plenty friends of Ms.Phelps. Mr. Burton will not be the last.

  • CinCitiChic

    Well, color me stupid! I actually bought that crappy story about him getting out of the biz and moving the family to like Iowa or some country azz bumpkin place!! LOL

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