16 Iconic times Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful exchanged their characters
The Young and the Restless celebrated the milestone of the 12000th episode in late November 2020. During this long tenure, Y&R has had an array of characters whose interesting storylines have kept the viewers engaged and entertained. Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, is another long-running soap opera on CBS that aired its 8000th episode back in January 2019.
Over the years, some of the mainstays from Y&R have appeared in B&B and vice versa either for special crossover episodes or because they left one show to join the other. Let’s take a look at 16 iconic times when Y&R and B&B exchanged their cast members.
1. Kimberlin Brown Pelzer
Kimberlin Brown debuted on Y&R in 1990 playing a villainous role as Sheila Carter. Since then, she made recurring appearances on the show, making her final appearance in 2018.
Over the years, on Y&R, she has been famous for her run-ins with Tracey E. Bregman’s character, Lauren Fenmore. Besides, she also appeared on B&B on numerous occasions and nailed her diabolical role by tangling with the Forresters, Brooke, Taylor, and so on.
2. Tracey Bregman
Once when her on-screen arch-enemy, Sheila, flew to L.A. after having a showdown with her, Tracey had a chance to appear on B&B. While in L.A., her character romanced Eric Forrester for a brief time. On their way back to Genoa City, both Sheila and Lauren faced death after a plane almost froze them to death.
3. Eric Braeden
In the late 90s, Eric Braeden had a guest appearance on B&B. In the crossover storyline, Victor Newman was involved with B&B’s frontline characters like Brooke, Ridge, and Taylor.
4. Don Diamont
After making his television debut on Days of Our Lives in 1984, Don Diamont landed the role of Brad Carlton in Y&R in 1985. The character was killed off in 2009 in a drowning accident which saddened a lot of Y&R viewers.
Luckily, Diamont’s fans did not need to wait longer to see their favorite actor as he was immediately cast in Bold and the Beautiful in a leading role as Bill Spencer, Jr.
Fans may remember, Diamont once appeared in B&B in 1993 as well playing his Y&R role as Brad Carlton.
Watch on YouTube: A look inside B&B Don Diamont’s secret romance with co-star and real-life marriages
5. Heather Tom
Heather Tom made her daytime debut playing the role of Victoria Newman, the daughter of Victor and Nikki on Y&R. She exited the role in 2003 and landed a key role in B&B in 2007. Since then, she has been playing the role of Katie Logan on B&B.
6. Peter Bergman
Peter Bergman, who plays the role of Jack Abbott in Y&R, has appeared in limited TV shows. One of them is Bold and the Beautiful itself where he made a crossover appearance in a couple of episodes in 1998 while representing Jabot Cosmetics to Forrester Creations.
7. Eileen Davidson
Back in 2007, she joined B&B and appeared as a series regular in the role of Ashley Abbott for a year. During her time at B&B, she was romantically involved with Ridge Forrester and his brother Storm. She worked at Forrester Creations for about a year before finally returning to GC to look after Jabot.
8. Adrienne Frantz
She was a series regular on B&B until 2005, following which she joined Y&R resuming the same role from B&B. On both the shows, Adrienne played a feisty role tangling with Forresters on B&B and with several characters on Y&R. Adrienne has appeared in over 1200 episodes of B&B and about 400 episodes of Y&R.
9. Sean Kanan
He debuted on B&B in November 2000 playing the role of Deacon Sharpe and was last seen on the show in 2017. From 2009 to 2012 he made recurring appearances on Y&R playing the same role during which he romanced Phyllis Summers and Nikki Newman as well.
10. Katherine Kelly Lang
In 1981, Katherine had a brief tenure at Y&R as Gretchen. Then in 1987, she joined The Bold and the Beautiful and made her character Brooke Logan a fixture on the show. She made guest appearances on crossover episodes in Y&R once in 1999 and once in 2007 playing the role of Brooke.
11. John McCook
John portrayed the role of Lance Prentiss on The Young and the Restless from the mid-70s to the early-80s. Later, when The Bold and the Beautiful premiered in 1987, he landed a major role on the show as Eric Forrester.
Since then, he has remained a frontliner on B&B while making crossover appearances on Y&R to meet Lauren Fenmore.
12. Jeanne Cooper
Jeanne Cooper played the iconic role of Katherine Chancellor on Y&R. The late actress had guested on B&B a couple of times to help Susan Flannery’s character, Stephanie Forrester.
Watch on YouTube: The Young and the Restless Wayback: Remembering Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper)
13. Susan Flannery
Susan’s B&B character Stephanie Forrester appeared on Y&R in 1993 to inform Lauren Fenmore about Sheila’s marriage to Eric.
14. Lauralee Bell
Lauralee Bell has been an integral part of Y&R since 1983. Once in 2007, her Y&R character Christine Blair flew to L.A. to help the Forresters with a legal matter.
15. Sally Spectra
Actress Courtney Hope originated the role of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2017 and departed the soap in August of 2020 after Sally’s relationship with Wyatt Spencer exploded.
In November that same year, she joined the cast of The Young and the Restless, playing her character from B&B looking forward to making a fresh start. She is currently dating Victor’s son, Adam Newman, on Y&R.
16. Summer Newman
Sally made herself new arch-rival as soon as she arrived in the new town. This led Summer Newman to Los Angeles, Sally’s former town, in January 2021, so that she could dig up some dirt on her. Summer had special scenes with Eric Forrester.
Fast forward to July 2021, Summer left GC to join her dream job in Milan, Italy. Sally was one of the masterminds behind Summer’s exit from town.