Y&R 2020

Current characters

Jill Foster : First appearance March 27, 1973

Portrayed by :  Brenda Dickson (1973–1980, 1983–1987)
Bond Gideon (1980)
Deborah Adair (1980–1983, 1986)
Melinda O. Fee (1984)
Jess Walton since 1987

Paul Williams : First appearance May 23, 1978

Portrayed by : Doug Davidson since day 1

Nicole “Nikki” Reed : First appearance July 1978

Portrayed by : Erica Hope (1978–1979)
Melody Thomas Scott since 1979

Victor Newman : First appearance February 8, 1980

Portrayed by Eric Braeden since day 1

Jack Abbott : First appearance July 22, 1980

Portrayed by  Terry Lester (1980–1989)
Brett Porter (1986)
Peter Bergman since 1989

Esther Valentine : First appearance April 8, 1982

Portrayed by Kate Linder since day 1

Ashley Abbott : First appearance June 11, 1982

Eileen Davidson (1982–1988)
Brenda Epperson (1988–1995)
Shari Shattuck (1996–1999)

Eileen Davidson since 1999

Traci Abbott : First appearance June 17, 1982

Portrayed by Beth Maitland since Day 1

Victoria Newman : First appearance late 1982 (born onscreen)

Portayed by Ashley Nicole Millan (1982–1990)
Heather Tom (1990–2003)
Sarah Aldrich (1997)
Amelia Heinle since 2005

Lauren Fenmore : First appearance January 25, 1983

Portrayed by Tracey E. Bregman since day 1

Dina Abbott Mergeron : First appearance May 27, 1983 (death onscreen on October 16, 2020)

Portrayed by Marla Adams from day 1 to last day on October 16, 2020.

Christine Blair : First appearance July 15, 1983

Portrayed by Lauralee Bell since day 1

Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV : First appearance March 15, 1988 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by John Driscoll (2009–2011)
Donny Boaz since 2019

Justin Gaston (in November 2020, Boaz announced he would temporarily exit the role after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Justin Gaston, the real-life spouse of Boaz’s love interest Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) had been temporarily cast in the role.

Nicholas “Nick” Newman : First appearance December 31, 1988 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Marco and Stefan Flores (1989)
Griffin Ledner (1990–1991)
John Alden (1991–1994)
Joshua Morrow (1994–present)

Kate Valentine aka Chloe Mitchell : First appearance July 27, 1990 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by  Darla and Sandra Greer (1990–1991)
Danielle Ryah (1994)
Elizabeth Hendrickson since 2008

Michael Baldwin : First appearance November 26, 1991

Portrayed by Christian LeBlanc since day 1

Nathan “Nate” Hastings Jr : First appearance September 22, 1992 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Christopher Pope (1995)
Malcolm Hunter (1995–1996)
Bryant Jones (1996–2002)
Walter Fauntleroy (2011)
Brooks Darnell (2018–2019)
Sean Dominic since 2019

William “Billy” Abbott : First appearance July 7, 1993 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by David Tom (1999–2002, 2014)
Ryan Brown (2002–2003)
Scott Seymour (2006)
Billy Miller (2008–2014)
Burgess Jenkins (2014–2016)
Jason Thompson since 2016

Sharon Collins : First appearance June 27, 1994

Portrayed by Monica Potter (1994)
Heidi Mark (1994)
Sharon Case since 1994

Phyllis Summers : First appearance October 18, 1994

Portrayed by Michelle Stafford (1994–1997)
Sandra Nelson (1997–1999)

Michelle Stafford (2000-2013)

Gina Tognoni (2014–2019)

Michelle Stafford since 2019

Victor “Adam” Newman Jr : First appearance April 24, 1995 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Chris Engen (2008–2009)
Michael Muhney (2009–2014)
Justin Hartley (2014–2016)
Mark Grossman since 2019

Lily Winters : First appearance June 26, 1995 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Vanessa Carson (1996)
Brooke Marie Bridges (1997–2000)
Christel Khalil since 2002

Noah Newman : First appearance March 3, 1997 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by  Hunter Allan (2005–2008)
Kevin Schmidt (2008–2010, 2011–2012)
Luke Kleintank (2010–2011)
Robert Adamson since 2012

Abby Newman : First appearance November 13, 2000 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Madison and Morgan Reinherz (2000–2003)
Rachel and Amanda Pace (2003)
Darcy Rose Byrnes (2003–2008)
Hayley Erin (2008–2010)
Emme Rylan (2010–2013)
Melissa Ordway since 2013

Kyle Abbott : First appearance January 8, 2001 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by  Garrett Ryan (2010–2012)
Blake Hood (2012–2013)
Hartley Sawyer (2013–2014)
Lachlan Buchanan (2015–2016)
Michael Mealor since 2018

Kevin Fisher : First appearance July 11, 2003

Portrayed by Greg Rikaart since day 1

Devon Hamilton : First appearance June 1, 2004

Portrayed by Bryton James since day 1

Summer Newman : First appearance December 19, 2006 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Elara and Rhea Kerwin (2006–2008)
Bianca and Chiara D’Ambrosio (2008)
Sophia and Angelia Hert (2008–2009)
Samantha Bailey (2009–2012)
Lindsay Bushman (2012)
Hunter King since 2012

Faith Newman : First appearance September 30, 2009 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Lutsky Twins (2009–11)
Madison & Brynn Bowie (2011)
Alyvia Alyn Lind since 2011

Charlie Ashby : First appearance June 25, 2010 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Parker Rose Curry (2010–12)
Aidan Clark (2013–16)
Brandin Stennis (2016–17)
Noah Alexander Gerry since 2017

Mattie Ashby : First appearance June 25, 2010 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Jordan Lemnah (2010–12)
McKenna Roberts (2013–17)
Lexie Stevenson since 2017

Chelsea Lawson : First appearance November 11, 2011

Portrayed by Melissa Claire Egan since day 1

John “Johnny” Abbott : First appearance April 9, 2012 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Luke West

Connor Newman : First appearance August 12, 2013 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Brady and Cooper Friedman (2013)
Nolan and Michael Webb (2013–2014)
Owen and Henry Leark (2014–2015)
Asher and Brayden McDonell (2015)
Gunner and Ryder Gadbois (2015–2018)
Judah Mackey since 2019

Mariah Copeland : First appearance January 27, 2014

Portrayed by Camryn Grimes since day 1

Katherine Rose “Katie” Abbott Newman : First appearance November 17, 2014 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Sienne Mercuri since 2018

Christian Newman : First appearance October 7, 2015 (born onscreen)

Portrayed by Jamie and Alister Tobias (2015-2019)

Alex Wilson since 2019

Tessa Porter : First appearance March 24, 2017

Portrayed by Cait Fairbanks since day 1

Rey Rosales : First appearance August 17, 2018

Portrayed by Jordi Vilasuso since day 1

Lola Rosales : First appearance on September 14, 2018

Portrayed by Sasha Calle since day 1

Elena Dawson : First appearance March 19, 2019

Portrayed by Brytni Sarpy since day 1

Theo Vanderway : First appearance May 9, 2019

Portrayed by Nic Luken (2019)
Tyler Johnson since 2019

Amanda Sinclair : First appearance September 18th, 2019

Portrayed by Mishael Morgan since day 1

Miles Mitchell Fisher : First appearance in October 2020 (born onscreen)

Sally Spectra : First apperance on November 3, 2020 (crossover from Bold & Beautiful)

Portrayed by Courtney Hope since day 1

New characters

Miles Mitchell Fisher : First appearance in October 2020 (born onscreen)

Sally Spectra : First apperance on November 3, 2020 (crossover from Bold & Beautiful)

Characters leaving

Dina Abbott Mergeron : First appearance May 27, 1983 (death onscreen on October 16, 2020)

Characters returning

Matt Miller  (played by Robert Parucha) for a few episodes February.

Julia Newman (played by Meg Bennett) for a few episodes in February.

Gloria Fisher Bardwell (played by Judith Chapman) for a few episodes in October.

Nina Webster (played by Tricia Cast) for a few episodes in November.

Next year : 2021

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