Y&R's Miles Gaston Villanueva lands "loner" role on The Resident
Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:00:23 AM
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The Young and the Restless' Miles Gaston Villanueva (ex-Luca Santori) has landed a major recurring role on the medical drama The Resident.

Former The Young and the Restless star Miles Gaston Villanueva (ex-Luca Santori) is scrubbing in to Fox's medical drama, The Resident.

Deadline reports that the daytime alum is set to play Alec, a born innovator, a loner, and an iconoclast who has spent a lifetime on the move.

Says the outlet: "His father was an eccentric and Alec lived part of his childhood in a converted school bus. He studied to be an infectious disease doctor, but after a stint volunteering with Partners in Health on a Navajo reservation, he embraced a vision of medicine that tries to alter lifestyle via community outreach to prevent, rather than treat, illness. Alec is tender with patients but blunt with everyone else. And yet he is a charmer. His relationships with women tended in the past to lack deep roots. Whenever it was necessary, he moved on."

The Resident stars Matt Czuchry, Bruce Greenwood, Manish Dayal, Emily VanCamp, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jane Leeves, and Glenn Morshower. It follows a group of doctors at Chastain Memorial Hospital as they face personal and professional challenges on a daily basis.

Fox recently picked up nine additional episodes of the drama, which brings its season two order to a full-season 22 episodes.

Villanueva played the role of Y&R's Luca from 2013 to 2016. He recently starred as Lyle Menendez in the NBC mini-series Law & Order True Crime. His other guest-starring roles include ABC's For the People, Fox's Rosewood, and the CW's Jane the Virgin.

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