Hearst joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in October 2000. He made an exit from the show in May 2001 when his character was killed -- but Hearst returned in ghostly form in July. His final on-air appearance came in November.
Prior to his stint on Y&R, Hearst had a six-year run on Guiding Light as Alan-Michael Spaulding. Hearst left the show in 1996.
Despite -- or perhaps because of -- his role as Y&R's resident bad guy, Hearst picked up a handful of nominations in the Y&R edition of this year's Soap Central Dankies awards.
According to a source at B&B, Hearst will play Whipple "Whip" Jones III, a character that will be involved in Deacon and Brooke's storyline.
Hearst's first airdate is February 13th.