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Michael Damian Weir
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At A Glance
Michael Damian is probably best known in the United States for his long run on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. However, the actor also has made a name for himself worldwide as a singer, starred in feature films, and even appeared on Broadway.

In the feature film arena, he recently landed two co-starring roles in the films Justice, a crime/drama starring Jim Belushi and JoBeth Williams and the independent art house film, A Boy and is Gun. Damian made his film debut in the Gary Marshal directed comedy Young Doctors in Love and enjoyed a recurring role for two seasons on NBC's The Facts of Life. Among other recent work, Damian joined co-stars Corbin Bernsen and Kate Jackson in the CBS television movie of the week, The Cold Heart of a Killer. He starred in the crime/drama Death's Handwriting, a Movie of the Week, shot on location in Turkey.

Enjoying crossover success in the worlds of music and theater, Damian captured the starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice's Broadway production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. "Joseph" became the highest grossing revival in L.A. history. Damian continued on to New York where the show succeeded in breaking Broadway's box office records. He was nominated for a Grammy, for the cast album and has earned gold records in the U.S., Canada and Japan for his #1 smash hit Rock On. In addition to singing on Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Best of Broadway Collection, Damian has released 5 albums and has had 8 top 40 hits including "Was It Nothing At All" which earned him a BMI Songwriting Award.

After years in front of the camera, Damian moved into the world of directing, helming numerous music videos for groups such as, Louie Aqua Verde, Jade's Release and MCT. He then partnered with his wife, writer/producer Janeen Damian and the two formed the Television/Film production company, "Damian Entertainment." Together they produced the short film, Finders Keepers marking Damian's writing and directorial debut. Starring the veteran actors James Best (Dukes of Hazzard) and Quinn Redeker (The Deer Hunter), the film debuted at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival and continued to garner critical acclaim at the Geneva Festival Tous Ecran, the Benodet Film Festival and the Festival de Science Fiction de Nantes.

On the international front, Damian went on to co-produce and star in the telefilm Death's Handwriting with Turkish production company Media Films, and Co-created and starred in the Action/Spy TV series Red Eye for TF1 in Paris.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
Red Eye
Julian Decker/Red-Eye
2001

Justice
Scott
1999

The Cold Heart of a Killer
Bomber Gates
1996

The Facts of Life
Flyman
1985 - 1986

Young Doctors in Love
1982

The Young and the Restless
Danny Romalotti
1980 to 1998 [contract]; December 11, 2002 [guest]; November 14, 2003 to October 2004 [recurring]; March 18, 2008 to March 26, 2008; May 26, 2008 to May 31, 2008; November 14, 2008 to November 20, 2008; May 17, 2012 to June 1, 2012
Acting Portfolio
THEATER
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph
On Broadway
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Diego, California
DATE OF BIRTH: April 26th, 1962
HEIGHT: 6'0"
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Janeen Best (June 18, 1998 - present)
News Archives
News Archive: Y&R divorces newlywed Michael Damian. [Jul 5, 1998]
News Archive: Y&R confirms Damian to return on recurring basis. [Oct 27, 2003]
News Archive: Lack of story leads to Damian's exit. [Nov 8, 2004]
News Archive: Damian set to return to Y&R for brief engagement. [Mar 3, 2008]
News Archive: Damian returns to the Billboard pop charts. [May 7, 2009]
News Archive: Supercouple Cricket and Danny headed back to Y&R. [Mar 28, 2012]
News Archive: Damian to return for Y&R's 10,000th episode. [Aug 23, 2012]
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