Full detailed profile on Daniel Romalotti Played by Michael Graziadei on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Michael Graziadei (CBS)
Actor: Michael Graziadei
Who played Daniel Romalotti over the years
Michael Graziadei (May 2004 - August 2, 2013)
Useful information on Daniel Romalotti
* Grew up in a Swiss Boarding School.
Past: Photographer, Restless Style Magazine
Past: Student at Genoa City University.
Past: Works part time at Newman in the mail room
Past: Graduate of Genoa City High
In 1994, after Daniel's mother Phyllis was deemed an unfit mother, he was whisked off by his father Danny to a Swiss boarding school to where he was forced to grow up - and fast.
In 2003, Daniel returned to Genoa City and briefly lived with Christine Blair. Although it took a lot of mending, Daniel and his mother were able to put the past behind them and managed to become close, even after he found out that Danny Romalotti wasn't his biological father.
Daniel became friends with Colleen, Lily and Sierra and went on to volunteer at the new Rec Center where he fell hard for Mackenzie Browning. The two became close until Mac found out that Daniel was younger than he had let on, leaving Mac to break off their budding romance.
Daniel befriended Kevin Fisher and plotted with a boy named Alex to help Kevin once again look good in the eyes of Lily Winters. Alex drugged her orange juice and tried to rape her in the elevator! To everyone's surprise, Kevin Fisher saved her and regained some respect within the community. It would come out later that Daniel actually set the whole thing up to make Kevin look like a hero! Much later, Lily found out but, in time, forgave Daniel.
Daniel and Lily soon became close and fell madly in love! However, with young love came heartache. After finding their young love on the rocks, Daniel got drunk at a party and passed out. Without his knowing, Cassie Newman, an underage driver, drove his car home and got in an accident that ultimately caused her death. On the run from the law, and with no memory of the accident, Lily traveled across the country with Daniel. In the end, they were caught and Lily was slapped with probation and forced to move to New Hampshire to attend boarding school while Daniel was left to face vehicular manslaughter charges. The truth soon came out when Nick Newman came forward with evidence to prove that Daniel hadn't been driving the car the night his daughter was killed.
Although it was only through the internet, against their parents' wishes, Lily and Daniel's relationship remained intact. When Lily came home for a visit, she and Daniel acted as though they were broken up. After her parents found out, Lily was at risk of them telling the police to teach her a lesson, so she and Daniel ran off to Vegas and eloped! Upon their return, the young couple moved into the Abbott guesthouse and got jobs to make a go of it. As a favor to Phyllis, Victor Newman gave Daniel a job in the Newman Enterprises mailroom.
Months later, Daniel walked in on his mother and Nick Newman having an affair on their couch! Once again, Phyllis and Daniel's relationship was put to the test, but they managed to get through it. With his mother and Nick now married, Daniel welcomed a new baby sister into his family in 2006.
Daniel wound up married to Lily Winters, but his online porn addiction ended their relationship. He then became interested in his best friend, Amber Moore. They moved in together, but when Daniel went on tour with his father for awhile, he came home to discover she had cheated on him with Adrian Korbel. Daniel broke up with Amber and moved out. They continued to work together at Restless Style, and Daniel dated Colleen Carlton.
Daniel and Amber couldn't stay apart for long, however, and they reconciled. When Amber got in over her head helping Kevin, Daniel searched for her. Another threat to their relationship came when Amber's old flame, Deacon Sharpe, showed up in town and framed Daniel for murder. Daniel married Amber in a romantic rooftop ceremony performed by Katherine Chancellor!
After Amber found Daniel in bed with Daisy (she drugged him) and Amber's 'son' Eric turned up in town, she left to go back to L.A. and divorced Daniel. Single Daniel fooled around with Abby Newman, and surprisingly for both of them, it turned more serious. Daniel was briefly dumped by Abby when Daisy turned up in Genoa City pregnant with his baby, but they reconciled. Daniel helped deliver the baby when he caught up with Daisy, who was running from the law. She knocked him out as he held his daughter and he was unconscious for days. He awoke to realize his daughter was in the arms of Billy and Victoria, who had somehow acquired her through a quickie adoption. Daniel tried to help Billy and Victoria retain custody, but Phyllis brought Daisy back and won in court against them. Daniel and Abby split for good.
Daniel supported Lily throughout the time where Cane was believed dead and she thought she was seeing his ghost. Daniel and Lily made love after she knew Cane was alive, but they parted ways when she began to be drawn to Cane again. Daniel dated Eden when she came back to town, but things cooled when he provided a jilted Chloe with support and Eden witnessed them kissing.
After Avery got Daisy out of jail, Daniel decided to petition the court to get his parental rights to Lucy back in order to prevent her from being raised by Daisy. Ricky briefly kidnapped Lucy while she was in Daniel's care and he lost his bid for custody. Weeks later, Daniel ended up proposing to Daisy, marrying her, and moved her and Lucy into his apartment. He wanted to protect his daughter. After Daisy failed to get Phyllis help when she was miscarrying, Daniel became part of a plot to get rid of his wife. As it turned out, Daisy got too close to Ricky and inadvertently found out that he had murdered his ex-girlfriend. Soon after, she went missing.
Daniel became involved with Heather Stevens secretly, as she was part of the team prosecuting his mother for running down Paul and Cricket in her rental car years before. When the court drama was behind them, Daniel and Heather ended up moving to Chicago with Lucy where they now reside.
Brian Hamilton (father)
Phyllis Newman (mother)
Danny Romalotti Sr. (legal father)
George Summers (grandfather)
Lydia Summers (grandmother)
Brian Romalotti (AKA. Rex Sterling - deceased)
Gina Roma (aunt)
Christine Williams (Godmother)
Paul Williams (Godfather)
Lucy Romalotti (daughter with Daisy Callahan)
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Daniel and Jack talk about Lucy in Phyllis' room. Jack mentions missing Summer's childhood. He talks about 'his girls' and says it's killing him that his love may not wake up.
On the coffee house patio, Summer asks Kyle to help her convince Jack that Phyllis going to the facility in Georgia is the best thing. Kyle thinks Jack needs to hear it from her.
At the tackhouse, Nick and Avery bicker about what should happen with Phyllis. Avery lashes out at Nick, who says he's not the enemy. Avery insists she needs to be with family. Nick says Daniel is doing what Phyllis would do.
Noah stops by Sharon's place with Faith's toy. Sharon asks about Phyllis. Noah says she may not wake up. Sharon gasps. She flashes to Phyllis' fall. "I feel so guilty." Noah is puzzled. He talks about Summer only being able to take so much.
Summer joins Jack in Phyllis' hospital room and they argue about moving her. Jack says she needs them. Summer says they need her more. Jack concedes she might be right about that. Summer assures him he won't be alone. They hug.
In the hospital waiting room, Kyle and Daniel discuss being there for Summer and what a mess Nick made of things. Avery appears with Nick. She tells Daniel she thinks Phyllis should to to the facility; she thinks it's what she would want. Daniel hugs her. She says Nick convinced her. Daniel still won't forgive him. Summer appears and says Nick doesn't need to prove anything to her; he loves her. Summer shares that Jack changed his mind about Georgia. They all go to see about paperwork. Sharon slips by and enters Phyllis' room. She tells her she never meant for her to get hurt. She wants her to wake up, but then says Nick can't be told she switched the paternity results. She goes on about having to make him understand herself. She complains that Phyllis should have been patient. Sharon exits and runs into Noah. He asks if she's off her meds. Summer has joined Phyllis and tells her she gets one day to worry; she gets one day to cry, and then they put it all in a box. She needs that. "I love you more than infinity, Mom." Nick goes in next. "No one could ever say we were boring." He won't say goodbye. He joins everyone else. It's time for Phyllis to go. Jack goes in and puts Phyllis' engagement ring on her finger. "I'll wait for you."
At the hospital, Avery and Jack argue with Daniel about Phyllis' care. Avery says she's Phyllis' sister. Daniel asks if she's serious right now. Nick interjects that Avery and Phyllis were getting closer. Daniel tells Nick he should hit the door. Nick wants to explain himself. A livid Daniel would love to hear it. They step away. Jack soothes Summer and Avery that Daniel will calm down. Avery says Phyllis needs to be with her loved ones. If Daniel won't back down, she'll take legal action. Nearby, Nick tells Daniel what he did with Summer's paternity was about Cassie. Daniel doesn't get him using Cassie as an excuse for what he did to Summer - he knew he it was wrong. Daniel reminds Nick that he came forward to exonerate him after Cassie's death because it was right - yet he took another man's child from him.
Kevin arrives at the hospital to find Daniel shouting about trying to do the right thing. Avery tells Daniel they all love her. Kevin and Daniel go into Phyllis' room. Kevin asks if Daniel's pushing to take her away because he feels guilty about leaving. Daniel says partly, but he also thinks the facility is her best shot. Outside, Jack tells Summer he's not convinced that Daniel's facility is so great. Fen arrives and hugs Summer. They discuss his OD mistake. Summer tells him she's confused. He advises her to look in her own heart. Fen gets a mean text that everyone's seen his mother naked. He eyes up the drug cart. Later, Jack talks to Daniel about how much he loves Phyllis. He understands his need to control the situation, but wants Daniel to trust him to do everything possible to bring her back. They bicker. Jack will not let Phyllis become a science experiment.