Starting this week, there’s a new — and older — Kyle Jenkins Abbott on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. Daytime newcomer Blake Hood debuts on Friday, April 27, as the son of Jack and the late Diane. Watch for Kyle to be less than pleased that his father is re-developing a relationship with his ex-wife Nikki, who killed his mother in self-defense.
“Peter’s the best,” Hood says of his TV dad, Peter Bergman (Jack). “He cares so much about being good – not just himself, but collectively. He’s been here for 20 plus years, but he still comes in every day and asks, ‘How can I make this the best it can be?'”
What’s Kyle’s agenda when he returns home? “He’s come back to be close to his dad and move on with his life,” Hood says. “He wants to live a happy full life and he just happens to have stepped into this situation where the woman who killed his mother is still here.”
Hood’s previous credits include a recurring role as Mark Driscoll on the 90210 reboot, Easy A, and a February appearance on the CBS sitcom 2 BROKE GIRLS. Unlike Kevin Schmidt (Noah), Hood says he won’t be coming and going from the show in order to do other projects. “I’m here,” he insists. “I’ve been here every day this week. I’m busy here. There’s not much time for anything else.”