Michael Graziadei Returns to Young and Restless as Daniel Romalotti (First Photos)

Fan favorite returns to CBS soap.

Michael Graziadei will be making yet another return to Young and Restless as Daniel Romalotti, Phyllis Summers’ (Michelle Stafford) son during the November 21 episode where Adam proposes to Sally. He will be staying on as per the actor in a Soap Digest interview. 

Graziadei’s debut on Y&R began in May 2004 until January 2013, though the character’s first appearance was in 1994.

The actor left and made a brief return in 2016 for the show’s anniversary.

In June, after Phyllis and Jack broke up, she received a phone call from Daniel.

Soon after, she left for two weeks to see him in Georgia and returned with a new attitude.

She returned with a new lease on life, and has since, made it her business to scheme to make Diane’s (Susan Waters) life miserable.

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Who is Daniel Romalotti?

For those just tuning in, Daniel Romalotti was born to Phyllis and Danny Romalotti (Michael Damian), the rock star (who is also returning for the holidays), but it was revealed later that Brian Hamilton (Steven Culp) was his biological father and that Phyllis had lied to Danny.

Danny divorced her and took custody of Daniel. They moved overseas and Phyllis wasn’t a part of his life.

His resentment of her grew as he felt abandoned by her.

A quick low down on his history: He was the driver in the accident that killed Cassie Newman (Camryn Grimes), he eloped with Lily Winters (Christel Adnana-Khalil), flirted with Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz), and became addicted to porn, which led to Lily breaking up with him and Neil (Kristoff St. John) firing him.

After more trouble, Daniel eventually got involved in a relationship with Amber.

Katherine Chancellor (Jeannie Cooper) officiated their wedding.

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The marriage didn’t last and Daisy Callahan (Daisy Carter, Sheila’s daughter, played by Yvonne Zima) drugged Daniel and raped him, becoming pregnant as a result.

She took off with the kid, who turned out later to be Lucy, the child that Billy (Billy Miller/Burgess Jenkins/Jason Thompson) and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) adopted.

Daisy got custody and disappeared.

Later, Daniel and Heather Stevens (Jennifer Landon/Eden Riegel/Vail Bloom), (who incidentally is Paul Williams’ (Doug Davidson) and April Stevens (Rebecca Staab) daughter), got together.

Daniel found his daughter and moved to Georgia with Heather and Lucy. 

What has Graziadei been up to?

For those wondering what Graziadei has been up to lately, he’s appeared in the series, The Lincoln Lawyer, based on the 2011 movie of the same name, starring Matthew McConaughey.

The movie was based on the 2005 novel by crime writer, Michael Connelly. 

In the actor’s personal life, he and his partner Lauren have become parents to twin boys, Oliver and Arlo.

The twins just turned 1 on Wednesday, August 25.


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