Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Actor Christian LeBlanc began playing Michael Baldwin on 'The Young and The Restless' back in 1991. Even though today Michael is the lawyer everyone calls when in trouble, back in the 1990's it was Michael needing legal advice. Sexual harassment, attempted rape, shooting. Although I am not a regular viewer, when not at work I do turn in to catch Christian from time to time.
Christian has always been known for his acting, and never fails to deliver. Even when the material does not match his skill, Christian always creates interesting moments on screen. He has earned Emmy nominations six times for his work on the show. He went on to win the Lead Actor award in 2005, 2007, and 2009. (Christian is truly an amazing actor but really... anyone having to be in a scene when Eric Braden mumbles his way through it deserve an award). It still boggles my mind with all the incredible acting talent (contract for Beth Maitland anyone?) that so much material is still thrown to the young and talentless. Nice to see Leblanc and co-star Tracey E. Bregman still get written for.
What Christian has never gotten his due for was the role of soap hunk. As you can see from these shots this 52 year old actor is one of the hottest men in daytime. The shows producers really need to have him drop the suits more. Leblanc, who also appeared on 'As The World Turns' recently joined his 'The Young and the Restless' co-star Tracey E. Bregman in the video for I Keep On Loving You by Reba McEntire. Check out Christian's website HERE:
Christian Leblanc, and actor I love.
Below: Christian with a pre-Desperate Eva Longoria.