TV Guide Magazine: How'd a guy like you wind up in Genoa City?
Badalucco: My agent called and said Y&R wanted to offer me a role that might last a little while. I used to watch it when I was back at New Paltz College in the '70s, and the show's still on and it's No. 1! I've never worked in this genre and I kinda like the idea, as I get older, of reaching a whole new daytime demographic — the female kind. I got no problem with that! But the main reason I took it? My cousin, Rosemary, and my best friend, Ray, never miss the show. There's no way I wasn't gonna do this job! My wife, Brenda, is excited, too. How could I say no?
Entertainment Weekly is reporting The Young and the Restless has snagged yet another primetime actor for the sudser. Emmy-winner Michael Badalucco has landed the role of Hogan (of course!) a bookie who assists Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Jeff (Ted Shackelford) in getting some dead presidents pumped into Gloworm. The Practice star will appear starting Oct. 13.