Ray Wise Joins THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Ray Wise started his career on CBS daytime drama LOVE OF LIFE.
He returns to the network to play Ian Ward in THE YOUNG AND
THE RESTLESS.
Ray Wise is joining the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in the recurring role of former cult leader Ian Ward, according to TVLine.

Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) met Ward during her time at the New World Commune some 30 years ago, and wound up pregnant with Dylan (Steve Burton).

Wise begins shooting on Friday, December 13th, with his debuted currently scheduled for January 23.

Wise's many soap roles include Jamie Rawlins in the CBS daytime soap opera LOVE OF LIFE (where he got his TV start), Hal Rummley in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Blair Sullivan in DALLAS, Spiros Koralis in THE COLBYS and Leland Palmer in TWIN PEAKS

10 comments:

  1. Am I the only one that wishes Greg Foster was the father?

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    1. I've actually said that on Twitter! Greg or Paul. Love Ray Wise so hoping for the best with this story.

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    2. It would/could still make sense that Greg is the father, and Nikki just ASSumes Ian Ward is. After all, Nikki was still married to Greg when she joined the cult. She and Greg had just gone on an out-of-town vacation before the cult story began. It was during this vacation that Greg put two-and-two together and figured out that Nikki had been the mysterious woman at the hotel when Walter Addison died. (Walter was Rose DeVille's john who thought he was going to have sex with "lingerie model" NIkki.)

      It was this revelation and the rest of Nikki's lies in the cover-up of Walter's death that caused the Greg/Nikki split, sending a lost and lonely Nikki wandering around the park where she encountered cult members, Rebecca and Matthew, who took her in. IOW, Nikki could have already been less than a week or two pregnant with Greg's baby when she joined and not even known. So Greg as daddy would work. Paul not so much. During the cult story, the female cult leader, Sumiko (Helen Funai), whom we actually saw, saved all the boys for herself, including Paul. Otherwise sex between members was verboten, and Nikki had not been unfaithful to Greg with Paul while they were married.

      I'm glad they're playing the Ian Ward character; sounds like it could be interesting. But longer term, it would be nice to reinvent The Fosters.

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    3. Even though I haven't been much interested in the Dylan character, the twist of a Foster connection may be an interesting one, although it would have a lot more resonance if TPTB had not un-Fostered Jill. I still think they made a grave mistake with that decision.

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  2. This is gonna be Wild! He was beyond crazy in TP.

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  3. Would have been great had Dylan (my least favorite character) been a Foster. It would give Katherine's "two daughters" a relative to share and continued rivalry. Linking Nikki and Jill by a blood relative (Jill will always be a Foster for me). They could even do flashbacks if they bring Wings Hauser back on the show.

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    1. It sounds like we are trying to resurrect people who are either retired, retiring or will be soon. I doubt everyone will work as long as Catherine. Nikki is starting to look very tired, and then there is her MS, which I thought was her way out of the show or at least leading to it. The Foster's were great, but it has been such a long time ago and where are they all? I think the writers are now at risk of trying too much too fast and have tried story lines with young actors who are not really very talented. It's true though, they have to do something to get the viewers back. I hope it all works out. It's a whole lot of mish-mash right now. Maybe this story line will bring some solid, newer talent with it. Time to clean up and get it right.

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  4. WHY DO WE KEEP GOING BACK WITH SAME OLD BORING STUFF NICK AND SHARON, VICKY AND BILLY ( IT'S A NEW YEAR BRING RED BACK SO WE FINALLY CAN SEE SHARON GET WHAT SHE DESERVES.) DYLAN NEEDS LET NIKKI BE HIS MOTHER ; SHE WAS A KID BACK THEN. TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT SUMMER COME OUT ALREADY. LET NOAH FINALLY BREAK THE CYCLE WITH GIRLFRIEND WITHOUT SIMILARITIES THE CRAZY ******* A MOTHER SHARON!! BRING BACK J.T. THAT WAS THE HAPPIEST VICKY BEEN WHEN AFTER YOU KILLED OFF RYAN'S CHARCTER. LET SOMEBODY BE HAPPY THIS YEAR. TIME FOR MANSON TO GET CAUGHT, COME ON DEVON . THE GUY IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!!!!!!

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  5. Has anyone tried to find Jill? Are they going to replace Adam or kill him off or send him to jail for 30 years never to be heard from again?

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  6. Adam is being re casted returning in 3 to six months. But, no one will ever replace MM.

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