Ashland Locke is about to look a little different on The Young and the Restless because the show recast the character with soap veteran Robert Newman. Check out the first look of the “Locke-Ness Monster” — AKA Victoria Newman Locke’s husband — below and find out his first air date.
Robert Newman as Ashland Locke on Young and the Restless
Newman’s upcoming role on Y&R marks a return to CBS for him. He portrayed Joshua Lewis on the network’s now-defunct Guiding Light for 28 years. You can see him working at Newman-Locke with Victoria (Amelia Heinle) starting on February 9, 2022.
As you await his upcoming appearance on the show, check out the first look sneak peek photo of Robert Newman below.
You may also recognize Newman from his recent primetime appearances. He has guest-starred on House of Cards, Chicago Fire, Homeland, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law and Order: SVU. He’s even appeared on the silver screen. His film credits include Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dracano, and the short film Deadline, for which he earned the Best Actor award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in 2014. In addition, Newman took the stage in several Off-Broadway productions, including Perfect Crime, She’s of a Certain Age, Sessions: the Musical, and Quiet on the Set.
Victor Newman Is On To Ashland
Robert Newman takes over the role of Ashland just as things start to go sideways for the character after a period of relative calm. His father-in-law, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), tasked Micheal Baldwin (Christian Le Blanc) with getting the dirt on Ashland, and the legal eagle found a doozy — Ashland’s recent cancer treatments were problematic. It looks like the “Locke Ness Monster” is about to experience plenty of drama, and it could end up costing him his marriage AND his business. It’s undoubtedly an exciting time for Robert Newman to step into the character. What do you think of the first photo of him with Victoria? Let us know in the comments below.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.