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?