Shortly after former telenovela star Jason Canela joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as the sexy contractor Arturo Rosales in February of 2018, he found himself neck-deep in drama! And as time has gone on, more of his family was introduced and the drama has only intensified! Unfortunately, Canela announced his departure from the soap in March of 2019, bringing Arturo’s story to an end. But he popped up again in August of that year for a special occasion, so who knows what the future might hold?
Arturo was hired to do some construction, but Nick was stunned to find out he was also moonlighting as Nikki’s new boy toy! Of course, things got even more shocking when Nikki revealed that Victor was fully aware and had a mistress of his own as they’d decided to have an open relationship! However, that didn’t last long, and Nikki eventually broke things off with Arturo so that she and Victor could recommit to each other. He and Abby began spending time together and the sparks started flying. Of course, the fact that he’d been sleeping with her stepmother was a bit of a wrinkle, and Nikki herself didn’t approve of the match at all!
Abby had some initial bursts of jealousy when she suspected Arturo of sleeping with her mother, Ashley Abbott, but that turned out to be a misunderstanding and she eventually admitted she’d developed feelings for the hunk. And on the Fourth of July, the fireworks weren’t just in the sky as the couple took things to the next level by hitting the sheets for some steamy lovemaking!
Later, Arturo’s brother, Rey Rosales, arrived in Genoa City, followed by their younger sister, Lola Rosales. However, things got extra-complicated when Rey’s wife, Mia Rosales, showed up in town and Abby overheard that she and Arturo had slept together! Arturo assured her that was all in the past, and he proved his love by proposing to her at Rey and Mia’s vow renewal ceremony. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all in the past, and when Abby learned that Arturo had slept with Mia again, she dumped him and got him fired from his job at Dark Horse. With Mia also on the outs with everyone in town, Arturo found himself drawn back to her and the couple made plans to return to Miami to start a new life together with their child after DNA tests proved it to be his baby.
Arturo returned to Genoa City alone in August when he attended Lola’s wedding to Kyle.
The actor has appeared in Spanish-language serials like ¿DONDE ESTA ELISA?, COSITA LINDA, and RUTA 35. as well as the films Single in South Beach and Camino. More recently, he could be seen in FOX’s primetime series PITCH, where he played baseball player Omar Robles.
Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, and show business runs in the family! He has three older siblings, including the actor/singer Jencarlos Canela. Y&R was his first American daytime soap role, but he fit in just fine!
Stay tuned to see if Arturo ever returns to Genoa City, and for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!