Emmy winner Michael Badalucco will make a short-term appearance on The Young and the Restless next month. Badalucco, known best as "Jimmy the Grunt" from the ABC series The Practice, will play a bookie. Y&R has made news in recent months for hiring well-known film and television for short-term roles.
The Young and the Restless has signed another former primetime player for a recurring role. In recent months, the top-rated soap has made a habit of placing well-known stars from television and film into key, albeit short-term, roles.
reports that Emmy winner Michael Badalucco, known best for his role as Jimmy Berluti on the David E. Kelley legal drama, The Practice
, has been cast in the role of Hogan. Hogan is said to be a bookie who helps Jeffrey and Kevin raise cash to pay for Gloworm. In a bit of irony, Badalucco's character on The Practice
got himself into some hot water with a bookie because of a gambling problem.
In addition to his work on The Practice
, Badalucco has made guest-starring appearances on Cold Case
and In Plain Sight
. The actor also has numerous film credits on his résumé, including Jungle Fever
, and Clockers
, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
As previously mentioned, Badalucco is the latest high-profile performer to play a bit part on Y&R. Earlier this year
, Eric Roberts appeared as ruthless attorney Vance Abrams. Film vet Sean Young continues to appear
in the recurring role of Meggie. On September 1
, former Brady kid, Susan Olsen, made a single episode cameo as a preschool teacher.
Badalucco first appears on October 13.