Greg Rikaart, Billy Miller, Jeanne Cooper, Christian LeBlanc– Stock Editorial Photography LOS ANGELES - MAR Greg Rikaart, Jeanne Cooper, Christian LeBlanc arriving at The Young & the Restless 38th Upload Date:Jul 18, Jul 29, When Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher)'s impending exit from The Young and A post shared by Christian Le Blanc (@christianjleblanc) on Aug 3. Michael Baldwin is a fictional character from the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. The role is portrayed by Christian LeBlanc, originally from November 26, brother of Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) and Eden Baldwin ( Jessica Heap). . Shortly thereafter, Michael began dating retail store owner Lauren, They.
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You have this family that is not going to be killed-off tomorrow because they are so evil. Right now, Max has a very difficult thing to do as Fenmore, and he is doing it beautifully. Fen is really fixated on Summer, so much so that now he is willing to do anything for her!
This is not good and spells big trouble! Everything he does is for his love for Summer. He has this obsession with her. Every action he does stems from that.
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I think what is interesting is both Lauren and Michael have had obsessions of their own in their pasts, too! Michael is nothing without Lauren, who saved him and saved his brother… and then the focus has been this child by Michael and Lauren. We had no role models. I think that is awesome in a sense, and that is so realistic, especially with younger people such as years-old getting pregnant.
I think what is cool about this is that if you see a family portrait, and you think it looks like perfection and if you tear apart, what is behind it is when you realize we are all human beings.
That is what it comes down to, especially for our on-screen family. What is Fen doing? Assisting Summer in the cyberbullying of Jamie? Then she continues with it and he becomes the assistant! Bullying is so prevalent among teens today, and has caused so many suicides. Were you bullied in real-life, Max? I personally experienced it. I went to middle school in New Jersey, and I was always into the arts, and I got bullied.
I experienced it a lot. So to be on the other end of it, the only thing that has been sort of an awakening is that a lot of these bullies are having their own internal struggle, and that is what I realized. Summer is doing it because of her own struggle with her mom. Fen just likes someone who is doing stupid things. So, as the story plays out do you think this will band Lauren and Michael together as mother and father, or do you think it could cause a rift in the relationship due to how they each decide to deal with what Fen has done?
Lauren sees her son as I see my son … that the sun shines all the time and the angels sing when they walk through the door no matter what they do. As a mother, you want to see the good side of it. I think like most mothers, Lauren will protect her son, no matter what. Michael had dealt with Kevin and Terrible Tom and that history.
So Michael was being bullied by Terrible Tom, and then he left. Kevin will always be that person that Michael owes, and dealing with his obsessive compulsion behavior for good, or for bad. So how do you treat your own son after Michael let Kevin be tortured and left him? So now, for Michael, seeing how obsessive his son has become and doing something that he despises, sets off so many red flags for him. Where would you like to see this storyline go?
And, how would you like to see it resolved? We want to do a musical episode! We do want, too! Max is in a boy band in real life, and he is in a show with Peter Porte Ex-Ricky where he sings. So a musical could be fun.
Seriously though, what I want is some resolution, of course. I want Fenmore to find his heart. He is not evil, whatsoever, but he has just fallen into a trap.
I think he will find his way out. Is that how this went down, Christian? Kathy Hutchins Ronan was mentoring Jamie. I do miss those two. Jeff left because he is a working actor, and I do miss having him in a storyline with me. But this is how daytime is made. You just never know how long someone might be staying put. We are just so thankful that it ended up this way, and we have this amazing story to tell. When I heard about the storyline I would have with Summer, there is only so much you can do as a teenager on the show… such as, rebel or go drinking, or do something bad.
So when I heard this storyline and where it was going, I was very very excited.
They are just great actors to work with. I know there have been a lot of changes on the show in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes since I first came on the show. Speaking of that, how is it for you having new executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and returning head writer, Josh Griffith helming the show now? Kathy Hutchins Each one of these different producing and writing regimes has given us some terrific material.
I have never seen her do that! I give credit to any person who is willing to step into those shoes, because I cannot imagine the pressure on anyone who tries to do that and write for plus characters. The proof is in the pudding, and they are on set and very hands-on.
They are very hands-on.
When you come on set, they are there. I have to focus! Josh Griffith watches us a lot. My favorite thing I ever did on the show was my first scene. I knew it was the beginning of fun and madness. Max, what does your family think of you being on the number one soap, The Young and the Restless? He has been predicting things all the time that happen in the storylines! You are doing bad things. I mean, I would, too! And, the fact that I had to send him away so much because of Sheila, and it affected me as a mother, and how it continually affected me because of the things I did early on to protect my children.
But Isabella had something on Michael from the past, so he backed down and went along with her demands of rent, baby furniture, and everything she needed to live until the baby was born. Michael also arranged for a job for her in another town for afterward.
Just as Michael was softening to the idea of a child and a future with Isabella, and Paul was getting involved with former wife Lauren FenmorePaul found out about the baby's paternity and wanted to be a father to the child. With this major lie, Isabella fell out of grace with both Michael and Mary, Paul's mother. Paul moved in with Isabella and she continued to use manipulating Paul to keep him under her thumb as tightly as possible.
Mary went to great lengths to try to convince him that Isabella was wrong for him and would ruin his life, and to convince Isabella to go away to a home for unwed mothers. All despite the fact that Isabella was providing Mary with the grandchild, and Paul with the child, they both had always wanted. Mary even begged for help from unlikely sources in Lauren, Christine, and even Michael - all of whom she disapproves as well, but had had no luck at all. But Paul moved out on his own volition when Isabella started pressuring him to get married.
Their baby boy, Ricardo, was born, but unlike Isabella's delusions, Paul was not willing to become a happy family with her. Complicating things was the sudden return of Christine, who rebuffed him for the baby's sake, although she still had feelings for Paul. Paul's response was to marry Isabella. Christine spent long hours working with Michael and they became closer, sharing dinners and their feelings together.
They finally broached the subject of their past, and although Christine agreed Michael was a changed man, it still haunted her.
That and her lingering feelings for Paul made it rough on Michael. But Christine decided to put the past behind her and accepted Michael's marriage proposal. Paul invited Isabella's estranged father Ricardo to Ricky's christening, and father and daughter happily reunited.
Michael showed up, asked Ricardo not to mention they knew each other or Isabella's past, then announced his engagement to Chris, much to Paul's rage. Paul attacked Michael, who left with a black eye. Paul showed up at Christine's apartment and forced himself on her. This storyline caused a stir among viewers as it was unknown whether it was rape or just "rough sex".
The next morning Christine tracked Paul down to a deserted beach in Los Angeles where she initiated sex herself. Later Chris disappeared, leaving both Michael and Paul wondering. Christine was gone for months when the guilt got to Paul, and he told Isabella that he and Chris had sex that night.
Isabella left him, only returning occasionally to see Ricky. Chris returned in disguise as the dark-haired mysterious Kelly Simmons, bent on getting information on Isabella. Paul saw through Chris' disguise, and they came to an understanding about the "rape," but Paul chose Isabella and his son.
Paul took Ricky to Isabella's parents in L. Just before they were to be married, Michael confessed to Chris that he set up Isabella to meet Paul so she and Paul would split for good, then Michael could have Chris. Chris exploded, walked out on Michael, and flew to L. Upon their return to Genoa City, Paul moved back into their former apartment with Chris, while Isabella plotted revenge.
One night, Isabella called her only friend, Diane Jenkins Susan Walters who was with Michael, telling them someone was breaking in then screamed. When Michael arrived he found what appeared to be a bloody murder scene and Isabella missing.
Christine woke up unconscious in her car in the woods and told Michael and Paul of her only memory - Isabella screaming not to hurt her, of blood, and a boat. Michael tracked down the boat, which was covered in blood, and destroyed the evidence against Chris.
The night before Chris was to be arrested for Isabella's murder, she was attacked in her bathtub by a very much alive Isabella, who had drugged Christine's wine, telling her how she had set her up, while wielding a butcher knife. Paul arrived in the nick of time, slugged Isabella and knocked her out. As he was reviving the nearly drowned Christine, Michael arrived and saved them both from the crazed Isabella.
The cops arrived and hauled Isabella away.
She was committed to a mental institution, and Paul and Christine were free to be together once again. Michael apologized to Chris for all the misery he had caused her, she forgave him and they are still close friends. Though Michael didn't realize it at the time, his biggest trouble had yet to confront him—his own family.
InMichael was shocked when his half-brother Kevin Fisher arrived after landing in a heap of legal trouble. To help Kevin get a fresh start, Michael allowed him to stay with him. They were soon joined by their mother Gloria. Victoria Newman and Michael began to grow close. They fell in love; however, Victoria left Michael and Genoa City, when family problems became too much for her to handle. Shortly thereafter, Michael began dating retail store owner Lauren, They initially kept their relationship a secret due to Kevin's attraction to Lauren, but eventually they became engaged, and were married.
Kevin, by this time, had gotten over his infatuation with Lauren and was Michael's best man. Victoria returned to town, arriving at Michael's doorstep expecting to pick up where they left off. Michael informed her that he was now married to Lauren, and Victoria bowed out gracefully. A year later, Lauren gave birth to a son, Fenmore "Fen" Baldwin. Life as a husband and father was good for Michael, but his family troubles where his mother Gloria and Kevin were concerned were just beginning.
Michael continued to put his job at risk with his family's endless legal troubles, such as Gloria's involvement in the Jabot product tampering case, Kevin landing in trouble with the government after keeping stolen money, and investigating the murder of Carmen Mestawho was murdered by Kevin's girlfriend Jana Hawkes. Michael then had to contend with defending Phyllis after she was arrested for blackmailing Sharon Abbott and Brad Carlton about their affair.
Unfortunately, Phyllis was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison. After a few months, her conviction was overturned and she was released. Michael was then blindsided with yet another case when Victor was charged with the murder of Ji Min Kim. However, the charges were dropped when Michael discovered that the star witness had actually lied about Victor's whereabouts. Michael decided to resume the search for information on his father, River Baldwin.
His grandmother's journal described Lowell as a substance abusing criminal; Gloria, on the other hand, described Lowell as handsome and charismatic. Shortly after Michael was born, though, Lowell was drafted and fled to Canada.
With these new bits of information in hand, Michael decided to start searching for his estranged father in Canada rather than the United States.
He had given up the search by the time of his brother Kevin's marriage with Jana at an ashram. There he met his father, who married them, and is going by the name River. He claims he has been on the run after falsely accused of murder in a protest-gone-wrong in the sixties. Michael returns to Genoa City, disturbed, and several weeks later Lowell shows up at Michael's doorstep.
After he and Gloria spend a night reminiscing, a jealous Jeffrey Bardwell tips the FBI about Lowell's location and he is arrested in a diner just before catching a bus out of town.
Just as he is about to be moved to a new location for custody before his trial, his daughter Eden Gerickwho would also be Michael's sister, arrives in Genoa City, and pleads Michael to be her father's lawyer.
On March 23,Michael discovers that his wife, Lauren Fenmore had made out with his client and her ex-husband, Paul Williams for one night. Michael later lets go of Paul and tells him to find a new lawyer.
Later, Lauren says she was drunk at the time and she was possibly being drugged as someone took pictures of her with Paul at Jimmy's Bar. In JuneMichael is shocked to learn from Lauren that Jill Abbott is her paternal half-sister, and he shares in his wife's anger over Jill changing her last name to Fenmore. Michael does try to convince Lauren to at least give Jill a chance, but Lauren stubbornly refuses to do so due to Jill filing a suit asking for a portion of the estate of her and Lauren's late father Neil Fenmore.
He is later relieved when the two women work out their differences and start developing a sisterly relationship. Michael also has to help with Lauren's continued struggle against the Carters. Sarah Smythethe sister of Sheila, came to Genoa City looking just like Lauren after plastic surgery. Sarah along with Sheila's daughter, Daisy Cartertortured Lauren in a cage.
Michael found Lauren, and Lauren ended up shooting Sarah.