Who is Jeremy Stark on The Young And The Restless?

Amber Peake December 9, 2022
Who is Jeremy Stark on The Young And The Restless?

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As Jeremy Stark stirs up drama, soap fans are curious to know who the actor is behind Young And Restless’ troublesome businessman.

Fans may remember the character made his debut on the soap a few months back as he got acquainted with Diane Jenkins. The two soon hit it off, but their relationship went sour quickly. 

Now back in town, trouble has followed Jeremy. We recap the businessman’s feature on the soap and get to know the actor behind Jeremy Stark. 

Who is Jeremy Stark on The Young And The Restless?

Jeremy Stark was first introduced to Young And Restless viewers in October as a businessman who crossed paths with a then undercover Diane Jenkins. 

At the time, Diane was living under a new identity after it was presumed she had died at the hands of longtime rival and Newman matriarch Nikki. 

The two soon hit it off, but their romance was short-lived after Diane learned Jeremy had criminal motives behind their relationship. It was revealed that Jeremy had been using her as part of a money laundering scam, for which he was later imprisoned. 

Since joining the Y&R in October, the shady character who is portrayed by soap veteran James Hyde has so far appeared in a total of 13 episodes.

Reflecting on how he ended up featuring in the beloved soap to TV Insider, Hyde explained it was “partially manifestation.”

Looking back on his past soap opera days, he continued: “I remember thinking that if I ever came back to daytime, I wanted it to be with Y&R.”

Soap fans will recognise the star for his Passions stint

As Hyde returns to the world of soaps as part of The Young And The Restless, TV audiences will know the actor for his past feature on the noughties soap Passions.

The actor portrayed heartthrob Sam Bennett who was one of former Harmony police chief Samuel Benjamin Bennett’s 10 children. 

He starred on the show for a total of nine years across more than 250 episodes, with the character seen to grow up before audiences’ eyes as he later took over the local police force like his father had previously.

While chatting to Soap Opera News in 2019, Hyde gushed about how honored he felt to be a part of the show across its run. He recounted: “I was so happy to join the cast at the very beginning and [be there at the] end.”

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Hyde also has a couple other classic soap features under his belt

Hyde’s list of soap features does not end there. As well as both Passions and now The Young And The Restless, he features in a few others across the 90s.

In 1997, the soap veteran appeared in five episodes of Another World as Neil Johanssen, an IAD officer who caught the eye of Amanda Cory.

Two years later, the actor also had a minor role in an episode of the CBS soap opera As The World Turns.

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.