Stephen Nichols leaving "The Young and the Restless"

Actor Stephen Nichols

It looks like “The Young and the Restless” star Stephen Nichols has filmed his final appearance on the long running daytime soap opera, which recently celebrated its 24th year on the top of the daytime drama ratings. Nichols has played the role of Tucker McCall, the powerful millionaire-tycoon, on the show since 2009 when he replaced actor William Russ when the producers decided they wanted to take the character in a different direction.

Soap Opera Uncensored reported that Nichols taped his final episode of the CBS daytime soap, but no reason is given for his sudden departure. Jessica Heap, who plays Eden Baldwin on “The Young and the Restless”, is reportedly also making her exit.

Before “The Young and the Restless”, Nichols had already established himself as a staple in the daytime soap world. From 1985-1990 and again from 2006-2009 he played Steve (Patch) Johnson on “Days of Our Lives” for which he earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role and five Soap Opera Digest Best Actor Awards.  Nichols also played Stefan Cassadine on “General Hospital” from 1996-2006. Nichols is now 61 years old.

Will you miss Nichols on “The Young and the Restless”? What is your favourite daytime role Nichols has played?

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Written by: harrisr
Dec 23rd, 2012, 5:24 am


Message Posted On Jan 2nd, 2014, 5:50 pm
I have watched y& r for 23yrs., but I will stop watching when Adam leaves the show this month! I can't believe they fired him.

Message Posted On Oct 6th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Can only hope he goes back to GH and revises Stefan. Loved him there more than any other role. And, GH needs more Cassadines.

Message Posted On Jun 10th, 2013, 3:23 am
Thank goodness saner heads prevailed and they decided NOT to recast Tucker. They really need to get Stephen Nichols back for Katherine's funeral service at the very least!!

Message Posted On Jun 4th, 2013, 1:50 am
Phyllis is a drama queen and I fast forward her immediately. Sharron is very winey. Nick looks so bored. Jason is a dud on y & r. Better on gh. Nikki boring. Adam abd Chelsea. The best together. Billy is losing his charm. And victoria needs a nap. She is so useless. Luv victor

Message Posted On Apr 30th, 2013, 4:16 pm
They sure have changed so many people around. Adam & Chelsey should have stayed together. Nothing new to watch-Nikki & Victor should retire & take off, Sharon should move out of town due to really no need for her to be on the show. As for Phylis she should have been off & in jail. She is just TO dramatic all the time & should have been put in a looney bin years ago. I also now record the show & just watch part of it. Stories drag out much to long!!!

Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2013, 5:14 pm
I love Stephen Nichols and wish he was back. Deb
Y&R fan from WI

Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2013, 7:30 am
Victor and Nikki together. Leave them that way! Victoria and Billy .... LOVE THEM! She needs to get pregnant. Nick and Sharon need to get back together. Avery and Dylan should be together. Adam and Chelsea were amazing together in the beginning before the lying. They belong together.I love that he and Victor are becoming family. I think them running Newman together is awesome!! I hope the new Abby is a better actress then the old one!! Leslie needs to go just like Sophia. Those girls cannot act. Gus Rogan .. another bad actor. Cast a new Sophia and get her and Neil together. Tyler and Carmine need to go back to where they came from. I love love hot sexy Alex!! The show could use more Latino Heat. Like Dr. Griffin Castillo(Jordi Vilasuso)from All My Children. We need some Dr's in GC!! :) What the heck are you doing with Kevin and Chloe?? Stupid stupid stupid!! Cane and Lily are just boring. But this crap with Tyler is only making Lily look bad. Mrs C and Jill .. Love them!! What happened to Devon? Jack and Phyllis...Im a fan of them together! Would love to see Nina and her boys as a happy family. Want Ronan back at the GCPD!! Him and Alex would make a good team. Thats all for now!! :)

Message Posted On Mar 26th, 2013, 11:05 pm
Adam and Chelsea have good chemistry together. They are a great couple They are so good together. Put Them Back Together. Why did you let Tucker go. He bought in excitement. Who Are all these new people. I don't like them. Why are they messing up relationships. Michael and Lauren. Cane and Lilly. Adam and Chelsea. Get rid of big red Phyllis never liked her anyway. Tell her to take Sharon with her and that new girl Neal is messing with. Recast Neal baby mother. I don't know if I can take anymore of this show. I have watched faithfully from day one. Everyone is bed hopping. Why is Lauren sleeping with that young boy and Neal in bed with that little girl. Why is her brother trying to breakup Cane and Lilly. I will just record the show and watch on weekends. There are better things to do at that time. I do not like the story lines.I AM NOT HAPPY1111

Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 9:51 am
Old Watcher: you couldn't have been watching the program since 1964. It premiered in 1973.

Message Posted On Feb 25th, 2013, 10:01 am
Stephen Nichols was perfect in the role of Tucker McCall. He had an abundance of chemistry with all his co-stars. Y&R missed many opportunities to incorporate Tucker into many storylines!! They really need to bring him back like they did with the actress that plays Abby.
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