Mark Grossman (Adam Newman) is the latest recast on The Young and the Restless. The role he plays represents an offshoot of Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) iconic role, with Adam’s moniker being Victor Adam Newman.
Y&R employed the Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome (SORAS) in 2008, transforming Adam from a young boy to a young man in his twenties. Chris Engen (Adam) became the first actor to play the adult version of this character and remained with the cast until 2009. Michael Muhney (Adam) assumed the role that year, with his run lasting through December 2013, and his final episode being shown in January 2014.
Justin Hartley (Adam) became the next recast in 2014. He was part of the cast through 2016, with his final episode being shown in September of that year. An assumed dead Adam was found alive in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this year. Grossman’s debut in May employed a reverse SORAS effect, as his version of Adam is more historically near to what the character’s real age actually is.
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Young And The Restless Spoilers – Victor Newman Was Presumed Dead
Hope Adams (Signy Coleman) gave birth to Adam in the mid-1990s, which was part of an epic arc where Victor was assumed dead. Instead, Braeden’s alter ego was in Kansas, where he happened upon a farmhouse and saved Coleman’s character, who was blind, from being attacked. That meeting and event established their relationship.
Hayden Tank (Adam) became the first actor to portray this character as someone other than a baby. Tank’s work has been shown in a series of recent flashback scenes, with his last appearance dating back to the early 2000s. Tank’s edition of Adam believed that Cliff Wilson (David Cowgill) was his father, per Hope’s wishes. While Hope did initially live with her son in Genoa City, Wisconsin, she eventually decided that the world wasn’t best and returned to live in Kansas, where she later married her friend, Cliff.
Hope’s passing in 2008, served to introduce the adult Adam, as then played by Engen. That storyline enlightened Adam as to who his real father was and takes us through the present day. A real-life calendar places Adam in his mid-20’s. Grossman is 32. However, as fans know, he’s significantly younger than the last two actors who’ve played the adult version of Adam.
Young And The Restless Spoilers – Latest Comeback Brings Mega Drama
Adam’s earlier comeback from the dead happened five years ago when Hartley debuted in the fall of 2014. Muhney’s version of Adam and Billy Abbott (as then played by Billy Miller) were in a fierce battle that was connected to Delia Abbott’s (Sophie Pollono) accidental death, which is still believed to have been Adam’s fault.
Muhney and Miller both exited the cast through a memorable scene where a black SUV plunged off the side of a road. Billy crawled out (in the form of recast and then returning cast member, David Tom), while Adam was believed to have perished in the fiery wreck.
Victor was staggered to learn that Adam was seen alive in Vegas, and was going by an assumed name, ‘Spider’. Employing another daytime technique, Adam was suffering from memory loss. Sharon Newman’s (Sharon Case) aid convinced Adam to return to GC. Chloe Mitchell’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) failed shot allowed Adam’s memory to be restored, which has also created mega drama.
Young And The Restless Spoilers – Everyone’s Take Should Matter
Engen’s time with the cast was limited, but he did a good job as the first Adam. Muhney’s role was celebrated, as was Hartley’s.
Soap operas thrive off the passion of their fans. So, it’s natural for viewers to offer their take on how Grossman is doing in his role now that Adam has been reestablished as Y&R’s top villain.
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