Film and primetime actor Tony Todd has joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Leslie and Tyler's father, Gus Rogan.
Todd announced the news in a recent Horror Society interview.
"I’m working on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS that just celebrated its 40th anniversary," he explained. "They came to me with a character that I just couldn't refuse."
"The difference in working in the soap world, you have to come totally prepared and you’re there and you basically have one take," Todd continued. "I look at that as a challenge and my character is really a unique one. I play a prisoner who’s falsely accused of murdering his wife."
Todd debuts on March 19 but isn't sure how long he will be sticking around Genoa City.
"I've done 4 episodes so far and I’m going to do at least 20," he said. "So that’s what I’m doing right now, I just worked yesterday. It’s a whole new demographic, I have my reasons for everything that I do."
Todd's primetime appearances include roles in 24, SMALLVILLE and CHUCK. His movie roles include Final Destination, Sleepwalk and Candyman.
For horror fans, check out a Candyman clip below: