Encore episodes of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS are introducing many old characters to a new audience, such as Keith Dennison, who was played by Granville Van Dusen from 1997-99 and then again in 2000 and 2001. (Although the role was temporarily recast with David Allen Brooks briefly in 1999.)
Keith Dennison is the father of Tricia and Megan Dennison, and was very overprotective of his daughters, having raised them on his own. He was romantically involved with Jill Abbott, and even popped the question, but she turned him down.
Keith did not approve of Tricia’s relationship with Ryan McNeil and opposed their marriage fearing she would get hurt. After she miscarried, Tricia began acting strangely and committed some crimes before leaving town with her father. Keith followed her back to Genoa City to care for her as Tricia was becoming mentally unstable. After he had her institutionalized, she claimed to be recovered but Keith didn’t believe her. Tricia tried to kill Keith but he suffered a stroke and landed in the hospital.
In 2001, Keith was contacted by Victoria Newman in the hopes he would convince Tricia to leave town to keep her away from Ryan. Tragically, Tricia attacked Victoria and shot Ryan on their wedding day. After having his daughter committed, Keith has not been seen on Y&R since.