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That’s Soap Star Gordon Thomson Playing Daryl Tulane on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


Daryl Tulane on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is going to be a very familiar face to many soap fans! That’s because the actor, Gordon Thomson, is well known for his numerous roles in both primetime and daytime dramas! Daryl made his first appearance on Monday, July 29, and is acting as Calvin’s lawyer who informed Chelsea that after her husband’s untimely death, she stands to inherit five million dollars.

One of Thomson’s earliest roles was as Egyptologist Aristotle Benedict White on ABC sudser RYAN’S HOPE in the early ’80s. Following that, he debuted as Adam Carrington on DYNASTY in 1982 and remained with the primetime sudser until its cancellation in 1989. In fact, during the 1985-86 season, Thomson also appeared in a few episodes of its spin-off, THE COLBYS.

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With John Forsythe’s Blake in a 1982 episode of DYNASTY. (Photo Credit: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

After DYNASTY, Thomson returned to daytime, becoming the third actor to portray Mason Capwell on the classic NBC soap SANTA BARBARA starting in 1990. In 1998, he joined SUNSET BEACH as A.J. Deschanel, and in 2000, appeared on PASSIONS as FBI agent Hal Freeman. In 2009, he played Walter on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and more recently appeared in the web soaps DEVANITY, WINTERTHORNE and LADIES OF THE LAKE. Not to mention his numerous guest roles on primetime series like MURDER, SHE WROTE, BAYWATCH, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 and GROSSE POINTE.

It appears that Thomson’s appearance on Y&R is just a quick guest role, but in daytime, you never know what the future may hold! Stay tuned to see what happens next, and for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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