Tucker McCall hasn’t been on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS for years but his name has come up occasionally, so some newer viewers might not even know who this character is. If you don’t remember, or just need a refresher on the highlights, we’ve got you covered! The character first appeared in December of 2009 and was played by William Russ for just a few weeks before being recast with DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Stephen Nichols. He continued to play the role until Tucker was written out in January of 2013.
High-powered businessman Tucker McCall made a splash in Genoa City starting an affair with Jill Abbott and a business deal with Katherine Chancellor. He secretly took control of Chancellor and revealed he was Katherine’s long-lost son, out for revenge by selling off her legacy piece by piece. Over time, Katherine and Tucker got to know each other a little and he decided to keep Jabot for himself, giving Ashley Abbott the CEO position.
While in Japan on business, Tucker and Ashley consummated their relationship, but she decided to stay with Neil Winters. But he dumped her, and Tucker happily comforted Ashley as they tried to buy Newman Enterprises subsidiary Beauty of Nature. He also supported Kay when her great-grandson, Chance Chancellor, was presumed dead. Tucker slept with Diane Jenkins, but ultimately proposed to Ashley and they got engaged on Christmas Eve.
A drunken Abby ran down Tucker, putting him in a coma, but Ashley took the blame for her daughter. Although he had a DNR, Katherine and Ashley kept him from being taken off life support. Kay was left in charge of McCall Unlimited and reversed all of his recent business decisions. Tucker’s living will also revealed a son who would inherit 20 million if he was found. When Tucker woke up from his coma, he and Ashley were married. He was also a suspect when Diane was found murdered. After Tucker fired Devon Hamilton from his record label, the two men were stunned to learn they were father and son. Then, Devon’s mother, Harmony, a former drug addict, showed up in town and Tucker and Devon slowly began to bond.
Ashley and Tucker’s marriage was already on shaky ground, but when she found him in bed with Harmony, that was the last straw. This also ruined the progress he had been making with Devon. Tucker began advising Sharon Newman in business, which led to pleasure, and the two were nearly married before Victor returned to town to stop the wedding. Tucker then found himself under investigation from the SEC and after Sharon revealed his shady business practices, he was arrested. Sharon recanted her testimony, leading to his release, and Tucker was able to reconnect with Katherine before breaking her heart by announcing he was moving to Hong Kong. When Katherine passed away, Tucker was so devastated, he couldn’t bring himself to return for her funeral.
Tucker was mentioned again when attorney Amanda Sinclair arrived in Genoa City with a revised version of Katherine’s will claiming Tucker had been involved in altering the will to give Devon her fortune. As everyone investigates to find out the truth, might Tucker return? Stay tuned to find out and for more Y&R features, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.