Chris McKenna Joining THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 'At Least For A Few Episodes'

Chris McKenna joins Y&R as Mark Harding.
Former ONE LIFE TO LIVE actor Chris McKenna tweeted on Friday that he was making a return to soaps, on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

"It appears I'll be making a bit of a return to soaps," McKenna wrote. "At least for a few episodes. #theyoungandtherestless"

McKenna joins Y&R in the recurring role of Mark Harding. He is scheduled to debut on February 17.

McKenna played Joey Buchanan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE from 1990 to 1993. He also appeared in several episodes of The CW's 90210 as Patrick Westhill.

31 comments:

  1. This was the Joey that Nathan Fillion replaced, right? I remember him. My gosh, he certainly got hotter with age.

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  2. looks like he might be an Adam recast to me.

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    1. kinda looks that way to me too

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  3. HE'D NEVER BE ABLE TO STAND UP TO ERIC OR VICTOR, BUT THATS WHAT THAT PARANOID FOOL WOULD WANT.

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    1. You do realize that Victor is a character on a soap and not real, right? Weirdos ugh

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    2. ANONYMOUS said his REAL name too..She means HIM as A REAL person.. He's VERY egotistical to say the least.. He does not like competition and Michael Muhney was just THAT.

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  4. Braeden wants to dominate, so he'll kiss the old man's backside, plus he's a FOJ. NuAdam with no balls.

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  5. doesen't matter done with Y&R hope the show gets cancelled

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    1. You may be done with Y&R, but there are many of us who like it and watch it, so just STOP WATCHING, don't take away what is left of soaps for the rest of us who love soaps!!!

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    2. You go ANN..... :) --People dont realize that the ones who have stopped watching were probably the MOST supportive to the show for a very long time. We have deep feelings for the show and for them to hire such a bad producer with such a bad name and to allow such Bad Writing when we know these characters inside and Out...It kinda makes us feel like they are letting us down and that they don't CARE what we Know and FEEL..and the producer had quoting words of saying she doesn't care what we think as fans..
      When ya fire someone(MANY) who carries the show as Muhney did and became such a loved character...well it makes for a lot of hurt feelings and when those feelings are so strong as to let something go that you have done for such a long time---Doesn't That say A LOT!!!--it doesn't mean we dont LOVE the Show that we have watched for YEARRRRRRS.. it means we DO care but we (As TRUE supporters) have to make a stand somewhere.....And I dont want to hear any crap about WHY he was fired..it's BULL! and until we KNOW the exact truth .we can only go on how we feel and we have every right to speak up. look at all the ones that have been fired..THINK ABOUT it!! Since JFP has been there..soooo Many of our favorites have left/been fired./Given no choice!!...Coicidence.. I dont think so!

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  6. He would be a great Adam replacement. Muhney was overrated.

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    1. I don't know this actor but his features are similar to Muhney so he might be a good replacement for Adam.

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    2. Yeah, right. The internet melts down when he was fired. Hardly overrated. You must be Eric Braeden.

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    3. I am upset and angry that you say that Michael Muhney was overrated. Totally disagree - who else would do the crap that MM was asked to do: dispose of s bod,. help Sharon, have his soap father have him hate him on or off the set, then be responsible for an accident that killed a 7 year old girl when he has a 6 year old girl of his own. Heavy and dark! Michael is by far the best actor I have ever seen on s soap. Muhney's acting is exceptional with the ability to express and show a huge range of emotions. He is a very talented young man. A self described perfectionist and a consummate actor, he was easily frustrated with other's inability to act or memorize his lines (Victor). Victor wanted him off and Adam wanted Victor so the old bull won with all his tenure. Michael needs to take it slower in his next show, test the waters and find out who the backstabbers are.

      Did you know that Chris McKenna is another of Jill Phelps like Steve Burton as Dylan. Other actors better watch out as she will have them replaced with all her "friends". Phelps has a terrible history of ruining soaps: 4 cancelled under her watch.

      By the way, I found a reliable source that reported that the groping incidents never happened. MM&HK had a disagreement but there was no touching. CBS investigated and it was non-issue. Read some where that Delia story line and CBS confidential personnel releases, groping, and MM hsrrsssing a writer to know where his story line was going was all rubbish engineered to get us fans to hate Michsrl Muhney so they could fire him with no effect on viewership but that backfired on them because true MM fans are still very angry and we are not stupid. We are going wherever he lands. And if you got an inkling or a gut feeling that you may be fired and you have a family support, wouldn't you want to know where the story lines are going or you are going to be killed off or in a coma fir months so they can fire you and replace you? I would certainly want to know. Writers only allowed fleeting happiness when Adam and Chelsea were married and they have their beautiful little boy.

      Anyone trying to fill Adam's shoes is going to have tough sledding. The chemistry between Adam and Chelsea is unlikely to be duplicated..much better than even Skylar and Sharon...he was just always bailing Sharon out of trouble... not real chemistry.

      Well, I won't know after this week...I'll mo longer be watching Y&R or B&B. The story line in B&B is horrible and boring and it's been centered on the same triangle which has now grown... I swear that it seems like the same story ljne (s) have been on forever.

      Lastly, I don't want to feel that what I say or think is not even considered, get no acknowledgement from CBS, that fans are stupid and can easily be deceived or duped. They have permanently defamed an excellent young actor for more other reason than power, satisfying an old mean fart who should be retired and to let Phelps bring in her "friends".

      Chris McKenna has not acted on a soap for a long period of time I understand..maybe not for 20 years.

      I'll have a whole extra hour and s half come 1/31.

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    4. I agree with the above
      I'm sure Eric had a hand in MM firing.
      He was instrumental in such before

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    5. Awesomely said Darlene and Kellye.. <3

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  7. If Muhney really assaulted Summer character he SHOULD be gone!! What is wrong with you people!!!

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    1. ITA skiml31626!

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    2. Some people don't believe it. Obviously, you do. Braeden was behind it. His interview exposed his overblown ego and hate for Muhney. He wanted him out and he manipulated the situation. So done with Y&R and their despicable actors. To think Muhney openly supported Braeden and Scott in their contract disputes. Backstabbing slime.

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    3. Oh please, get off your high horse. MM has been known as having a less than stellar moral standing. He has a history of sexual abuse and Y&R isn't the first time this has happened. He pulled the same stunt while he was on Veronica Mars. As far as backstabbing slime, Braeden has a right to speak out and shame that jerk. He sexually harassed numerous young women and should be shamed.

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    5. He did not do anything....Except speak up when needing to do his lines correctly when OTHERS MUMBLED and ADLIBBED (all the time)..... he never GROPED anyone..THAT was created by some idiot with a PHONE just to cause crap then the MEDIA swirled the TEXT into a GROPING thing...YES Muhney had a tongue for speaking up and lashing out..but he is serious about his talent when others clearly think they can say and do whatever they want. Why do people just BELIEVE when others SAY that someone did something bad???. They dont really CARE what the truth really is because they just want to run with the power of "HAVING THE STORY even if it means destroying another---
      If ya don't SEE it with your own eyes
      Or HEAR it with your own ears
      Don't THINK it with your SMALL mind
      Or Speak it with your BIG MOUTH

      innocent until proven GUILTY..

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  8. In a more recent message (1/22), McKenna put speculation about Adam to rest with his tweet that says:

    "There ya go, guys. Speculation over. NOT Adam, never was. Looking forward to starting tomorrow as Harding."

    Personally, I think TPTB at Y&R would be wise to do exactly what Muhney said they'd be doing and give the character that 3-6 month rest.

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    1. P.S. And while the name "Harding" is probably just coincidental, I do remember that Paul Williams once had a fling with his wife April Stevens' fraternal twin sister, Barbara Ann Harding (ca. 1982). Barbara had been adopted out by the Stevens family when she was a baby, and when April learned she had a sister, Paul helped her locate Barbara. Soon after, the entire Stevens family moved to New York where Barbara, who was wealthy from her inheritance, was going to set them all up. So, I suppose "Harding" could be an unknown love child of Paul's. .. lol! .. McKenna is about the right age.

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  9. I can't understand why you want a guy back on the show when he sexually harassed a young 20 year old. Is the actor more important than his real life actions. I can't believe that you are supporting him

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  10. I'm also 'really disappointed' that Michael Muhney was fired for reasons that no one outside of the CBS - Y & R walls really know about. He is an outstanding actor and made the part of Adam real. The nasty remarks made by people that have no clue of the real storey should back off and be quiet. If the sexual harassment rumours are true, he deserves to be let go but if Michael was fired for having too much to say to the wrong people, his lawyers should be working for a wrongful dismissal case if it's warranted. Rumours are just that and on the other hand - sometimes behind closed doors things happen that we can't really believe actually happened. I'm wishing all the best to Michael Muhney for his future whatever happened.

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  11. Do you really think MM is going to "grope" a young co-worker's breasts...not once but twice....and think there won't be repercussions? I can't believe the people who condemn someone based on ZERO facts, only rumor. Do everyone a favor and stay off a jury panel.

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  12. I'm very upset with the lost of MM over some nonsense like this! I hope the ratings drop down to "ZERO" for the terrible treatment of MM over some stupid rumor!

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  13. I recommend a lie detector test be given to King just to be sure she's not lying, and to clear MM repetition.

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  14. Love MM!
    Will miss him!

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  15. As far as the Sexual Harrassment goes, I think it's her word against his. 2nd if all these rumors about Michael are true, then I dunno how he got the Y&R gig after Veronica Mars. 3rd if all of this is true then I dunno maybe he should take a break from acting and go into therapy coz he must have some sorta sex addiction, IF ALL THIS IS TRUE....if not then if I were him I'd hire the best lawyers I could & take the CBS brass to court. I knew him & Eric didn't get along but I also heard Eric really thinks he's Victor Newman. I haven't heard such Stellar remarks about him either. Peter Bergman doesn't like him either.....ALl I know is I'd love to be a fly on the wall behind the scenes, THAT is where the truth lies, not the rumors.

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