‘The Young and the Restless’: Katy Perry, Tom Selleck among stars who made appearances in show’s 50-year run

The Young and the RestlessIt celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.

Over the many decades it has been on the air, many celebrities have either gotten their start or appeared on the show. While some have been running for at least one season, others have appeared briefly in a single episode on popular soap operas.

Here are some stars you may have forgotten were on the series.

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Tom Selleck

It was one of Tom Selleck's earliest acting credits "young and restless," Jed Andrews played.

One of Tom Selleck’s earliest acting credits was on “The Young and the Restless,” playing Jed Andrews. (Getty Images)

Many will remember Tom Selleck from his starring role as private investigator Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I., but before he landed his breakout role, Selleck played Jed Andrews in “The Young and the Restless.”

Selleck was on the popular soap opera from 1974 to 1975 playing the love interest for Lauralee Brooks’ character. The actor has participated in a number of successful films, most notably “Three Guys and a Baby,” “Three Guys and a Little Lady” with Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg, as well as “Killers.”

He also had a 10-episode stint on the popular NBC sitcom Friends, playing Courteney Cox’s character Monica Geller’s girlfriend.

Selleck has been starring in the hit CBS show “Blue Bloods” since 2010, appearing in 270 episodes and counting.

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff played Dr. William "snapper" Foster Jr "The Young and the Restless" From 1975 to 1982.

David Hasselhoff played Dr. William “Snapper” Foster, Jr. on “The Young and the Restless” from 1975 to 1982. (Getty Images)

when people think of David Hasselhoff, think of a lifeguard jogging on the beach with Pamela Anderson in “Baywatch,” or as a crime-fighter with an indestructible car in both the “Knight Rider” series and movie. However, he also had a role in ‘The Young and the Restless’.

Hasselhoff played one of the show’s original characters, Dr. William “Snaper” Foster Jr. from 1975 to 1982, and took over the role of William Gray Espie, who played the character for two years from 1973 to 1975.

In 2010, he returned to “The Young and the Restless,” reprising his role of Snapper.

“Snapper played in 850 shows during the six years I seemed molded for my profession, attitude, and work ethic,” he told Entertainment Weekly at the time. “When you are asked to reappear in several episodes, it gives me an opportunity to express my thanks, as I have a great deal of respect and heartfelt affection for [creator] invoice [Bell]and his family and my time on Young and the Restless. I just hope I remember all these lines.”

Paul Walker

Before gaining global recognition for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, Paul Walker was played by Brandon Collins "The Young and the Restless" for one season.

Before gaining worldwide recognition for his role in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, Paul Walker played Brandon Collins in “The Young and the Restless” for one season. (Getty Images)

when Paul Walker He was 19 years old, and was starring on “The Young and the Restless” for 32 episodes from 1992 to 1993. On the show, he played Brandon Collins, who worked with one of the show’s main protagonists, Victor Newman.

Walker made a name for himself after appearing on the TV series, working on films like “She’s All That” and “The Skulls” before landing the role of Brian O’Conner in “The Fast and the Furious.” While he has appeared in other films, he is best known for his role as O’Conner in several “The Fast and the Furious” series.

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The actor passed away in 2013 After being involved in a car accident. He was 40 years old. Walker was a passenger in the car that was being driven by a friend, Roger Rodas, who also passed away.

Walker’s last role was in the movie ‘Furious 7’. Filming wasn’t finished at his death, so his parts were completed using stand-ups, two of which were his brothers Cody and Caleb.

Kate Berry

Early in her career, Katy Perry appeared the same "The Young and the Restless."

Early in her career, Katy Perry appeared as herself in ‘The Young and the Restless’. (Getty Images)

Superstar Katy Perry was just beginning her singing career when she appeared as herself on “The Young and the Restless.”

Following her 2008 single “I Kissed A Girl,” Perry joined the cast of the hit TV series of the day, representing herself on the cover of the fictional “Restless Style” magazine.

Since then, Perry has become a very successful Grammy Award-nominated artist.

She is also offline Judge on “American Idol”.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie appeared as himself in an episode of the popular series.

Lionel Richie appeared as himself in an episode of the popular series. (Getty Images)

Lionel Richie He was already a bona fide star in 2001 when he made a guest appearance on “The Young and the Restless.” He appeared as himself on the show, and was asked to sing one of the characters.

During Richie’s appearance, Jill Abbott’s character was recently divorced and began dating a much younger man, Sean Bridges. In an attempt to impress his older girlfriend, he uses some of his connections to get Richie to visit the fictional city of Genoa and dedicate a song to his girlfriend.

Throughout his decades as a musician, Richie has released hit after hit, including “Hello,” “All Night Long,” “Stuck On You,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and “Endless Love.”

It has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won one; 17 American Music Awards, winning 10 awards; two Golden Globe Awards, winning two; and 15 Grammy Awards, winning four.

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Richie has been a judge on American Idol since 2018, along with country singer Luke Bryan and fellow guest star of The Young and the Restless, Katy Perry.

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson inspired a character in the series to pursue his music career during his episode, where he appears as himself.

Smokey Robinson inspired a character in the series to pursue his music career during his episode, where he appears as himself. (Getty Images)

Smokey Robinson already had a successful music career as a Motown artist when he appeared on “The Young and the Restless” in 2004.

During Robinson’s appearance on the show, JT Hellstrom’s character believed he had a future in the music industry. Hellstrom went to one of Robinson’s concerts—Robinson performed on the show—and managed to meet him, which inspired his desire to pursue a career as a singer.

Robinson has played himself in television and films numerous times in addition to appearing on “The Young and the Restless”, including in “The Last Holiday” and in another series, “Days of Our Lives”.

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The legendary singer has been nominated for a total of eight Grammy Awards, winning four; was honored at the Kennedy Center with Honors in 2006; He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983 and was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. One of his hit albums was “One Heartbeat” in 1987.

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