The Young and the Restless’ Cane Ashby might have left Genoa City under a cloud of distrust, but he did manage to make good by helping to track down his career criminal father – a fact that all in GC celebrated. And actor Daniel Goddard had his own special moment to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Daniel Goddard
And that’s because he was born on August 28, 1971, in Sydney, Australia, which means that this certified fan-favorite turned 50 years old! Though he planned to earn a degree in finance, Goddard couldn’t resist acting’s siren song.
He transferred his studies to the Ensemble Actors Studio and after appearing in several theatrical productions, Goddard was landed his first television role: Eric Phillips on Home and Away.
After receiving acclaim for his work, Goddard emigrated to the U.S. where he was quickly discovered by modeling scouts. Ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana followed and Goddard eventually found himself cast in the lead role of Dar on the syndicated primetime series Beastmaster.
The program aired for three seasons between 1999 and 2002 and upon its completion Goddard began guest-starring in series such as Wild Card and Monk, and appearing in made-for-TV movies like South Pacific and Lightspeed.
In 2007, he was hired by producers at YR to play Cane Ashby and, eventually, his identical twin brother Calen Atkinson. The role lasted until the winter of 2020. Goddard’s other acting credits include the feature films Dream Warrior, Age of Kali, and Immortally Yours.
Goddard has been married to Rachel Marcus since February 3, 2002. Together the couple has two sons: Ford (born February 2006) and Sebastian William (born December 2008). Goddard became an official American citizen on June 5, 2020
Soap Hub would like to wish Daniel Goddard a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. Tune into The Young and the Restless (Y&R), which 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.