Daytime newcomer Michael Roark quickly became a “Young and the Restless” fan favorite. It didn’t take long for viewers to warm up to his rugged good looks and nice guy attitude.
To celebrate Roark’s newfound success a Travis, Soap Shows offers some fascinating tidbits about the man behind this Genoa City newcomer.
The Early Years
Roark was born and raised on May 9, 1983, in Schaumburg, Illinois. His parents raised him and his three brothers to be career driven men.
An Educated Man
When Roark enrolled at Illinois State University, he minored in theater. While attending law school in Florida, he continued acting while pursuing his degree. Not only is Roark an in-demand actor, he’s also a licensed attorney.
Very First Role
In 2010, he got his first big break when he guest starred as Joe Bray on “Drop Dead Diva.” While the role only lasted one episode, it planted a seed that kept growing on screen.
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Becoming a Producer
Roark produced his first short film, “The Enigma of David Ellingham,” in 2014. He just wrapped up his newest project, “Alabama Dirt,” working with director Tom Stout. The film is set for release in the next few months.
Doing Double Duty
Shortly after winning the role of Travis on Y&R, Roark was also cast as Kyle Johnson on “Beauty and the Beast.” It looks like he’ll be a very busy man as he juggles the roles of daytime hunk and primetime star.