Tristan Rogers will guest on Soap Central Live on Friday, December 3 at 600pm ET/300pm PT. Tristan will discuss his iconic General Hospital character, Robert Scorpio, his new role on The Young and the Restless, and what the soaps need to do to keep fans tuning in.
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General Hospital vet Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert Scorpio) is changing channels. The Australian-born actor has been cast in a newly created recurring role on CBS's The Young and the Restless.
In a posting on his Twitter page, Tristan playfully announced his addition to the Y&R cast.
"I want to welcome the latest member to the cast of Young and the Restless... me," the actor posted.
A Y&R spokesperson revealed to TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan that Rogers' character will be named Colin, and there's no word yet on whether the character will have a last name. Most soap fans know that a withheld last name can mean that a character has ties to someone already on the canvas.
Colin is described by the show as "a mysterious and charming stranger [...] who comes to Genoa City with a dark secret and a threatening agenda."
Considering the recent hiring of former As the World Turns star and fellow Aussie, Paul Leyden, it is widely believed that Rogers will factor into the storyline involving Leyden's Blake and Cane, played by another Australian native, Daniel Goddard. A published report by TVGuide Canada states that Colin will, in fact, turn out to be Cane's father.
Rogers appeared as a contract player on General Hospital from 1980 to 1992. He returned to the ABC soap for guest appearances in 2006 and 2008. Rogers also appeared as Robert on the GH spinoff, Night Shift, and in a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Rogers starts filming his first Y&R scenes later this week, and the actor will first air on Monday, December 6.