The character of Jeremy Stark on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has been talked about and even seen in some flashback scenes, but that’s likely not the last we’ll see of the guy! The actor playing Jeremy is James Hyde, who is best known for playing Sam on NBC sudser PASSIONS, so after his appearance in the Oct. 21 episode, viewers knew that there was more to come!
Jeremy Stark was a handsome businessman that Diane Jenkins encountered while she was presumed dead but actually living under an assumed identity in Los Angeles. He poured on the charm and she fell hard for him, enjoying a whirlwind romance. But after a while, Diane noticed that with all the jet-setting they had been doing, they never traveled together. Months later she was horrified to discover he was using her as a courier to launder money in foreign banks!
When Diane confronted him, Jeremy revealed that the man who created her fake identity worked for him, so now she did, too. He threatened to expose her if she didn’t continue working for him, so she was forced to pretend to still be in a relationship with him while helping him do his dirty work. Eventually, Jeremy learned he was about to be arrested and Diane managed to get away before she was caught as well. After years of investigations and a trial, Jeremy was locked up in prison and Diane was free to try and put her life back together again.
However, with Diane back in Genoa City and being threatened by Tucker McCall, who found out about her involvement with Jeremy and used it to force her to help him with the Abbotts, it was only a matter of time before Stark resurfaced. With the felon being released from prison, Phyllis Summers contacted him anonymously to let him know Diane was responsible for him being locked up, so now all bets are off!
Stay tuned to Y&R to see what happens next!