Full detailed profile on Michael Baldwin Played by Christian LeBlanc on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Christian LeBlanc (CBS)
Actor: Christian LeBlanc
Who played Michael Baldwin over the years
Christian LeBlanc (1991-1993; April 1997 - present)
Useful information on Michael Baldwin
* Married to Lauren Fenmore Baldwin.
Past: Genoa City District Attorney
Past: Legal advisor to Victor Newman, private practice attorney
Past: Legal Partner in Baldwin, Blair, and Associates
Past: Partner in Baldwin & Williams Attorneys At Law
Past: Attorney with Whitman, Walker, and Wilson Law Firm
In 1991, we met Michael Baldwin when he appeared as a law mentor to Christine Blair and watched as he found himself obsessed with his young apprentice. After continually sexually harassing Chris, Michael found himself with a case against him! He went on to kidnap Chris, and if it wasn't for Paul Williams showing up in the knick of time, Michael would have raped her. The next four years, Michael spent behind bars for the crime.
Amazingly, believing he was a changed man, Christine testified at Michael's parole hearing and he was soon released. Once he was able to again practice law, he even went into business with Chris. During a case, Michael got involved with Phyllis Romalotti who later moved in with Michael. Phyllis became jealous of Michael's law clients. She even kidnapped him and left him abandoned in a warehouse to make him pay! Even though Michael broke free and blamed Victor Newman for his abduction, Phyllis admitted that she was responsible and Michael threw her out. However, amazingly, she and Michael have become best friends.
Throughout the years, Michael has worked both for and against the Newman, Abbott and Chancellor families. Some of his most memorable cases involved working with Katherine Chancellor in her fight to win the estate over Jill and helping Grace Turner find information about Sharon Newman's long lost daughter Cassie. Michael also allowed himself to get wrapped up in some of the shadier cases in Genoa City, such as the time he advised Brad and Jack on the best way to take over Newman Enterprises, working with Victor to sabotage Jabot's cosmetic line and most recent, in 2006, when he illegally uncovered the fact that Jack Abbott secretly bought back Jabot!
However, Michael's biggest challenge came when he was again reunited with his estranged brother, Kevin Fisher, and mother, Gloria Fisher. Since their arrival in Genoa City, Michael has had to pull his family out of numerous messes, including helping Kevin beat certain charges when Michael knew his brother was guilty and covering up crimes that Gloria committed surrounding the notorious Jabot contaminated cream scandal!
Michael had many flings throughout the years, including an 'almost' marriage to his once victim Christine Blair, but finally found true love in Lauren Fenmore. Although she was the center of his brother Kevin's infatuation, Michael and Lauren fell in love and later married. Michael thought he had lost her after the yacht they were on blew up during their honeymoon! It wasn't until Lauren made her way back to him that Michael found out just what lengths Lauren's nemesis, Shelia Carter, would go to in order to get revenge on Lauren!
His next big case came when Michael's evil stepfather, Tom Fisher, was shot dead by John Abbott. Although Michael had submitted himself to Tom's blackmail as a way to cover up Gloria's past, Michael could do nothing to help the man, John Abbott, who finally took Tom down! Michael lost John's case and John was sentenced to seven years in prison. In the end, John died and Michael was left to be Gloria's rock during her grief.
Some happiness finally came Michael's way when he and Lauren found out that she was pregnant and went on to have a healthy little boy. After the birth of Fen, Michael lived with worry for Lauren as she exhibited anxiety and fear for the safety of their son. In 2006, Michael also took on the very public case surrounding the murder of Carmen Mesta, and defended client Devon Hamilton.
While suspicious as to why Paul William's suddenly removed himself from Devon's case, Michael followed Paul to a warehouse and stumbled across the horrid truth that Paul had captured and been holding Shelia Carter in a cell! Despite the fact that Shelia had plastic surgery to look like Michael's best friend Phyllis, Michael knew better than anyone the lengths this woman would go to, in order to get to his wife and child! After Shelia managed to escape, with Michael's son, Phyllis and baby Summer as hostages, Michael became frantic for his son's safe return.
Once Sheila was killed, Lauren, Fenmore and Michael got back to a more normal life. Although always embroiled in his mother Gloria's schemes, Michael never knew his father. This year, he found Lowell/River Baldwin, when turned out to be the Guru that performed brother Kevin and Jana's wedding! Michael is now sporting a new half-sister named Eden, courtesy of his newly found dad, and is also defending Lowell on murder charges which stem from an incident with a bomb. This was the reason Lowell took off and left Gloria and their son!
After River skipped town, Michael and Lauren took in Eden until she left for Paris. Michael most recently saw his wife through another stint in captivity at the hands of Sheila's sister, Sara, who impersonated Lauren, and her kids, Ryder and Daisy.
Michael continued to represent Victor Newman legally. When Michael came to Lauren's aid instead of following through with work for Victor, he cost Victor millions of dollars and in turn lost his job.
Michael was offered the position of Genoa City District Attorney. At a party celebrating his new job, Lauren surprised him with the return of their teenage son Fen. But as DA, Michael experienced many conflicts of interest, so FBI agent Ronan Malloy was brought in to help. Michael told Lauren how much he regretted taking the job.
When Ronan went back to Washington DC, he asked Michael to look after a boy named Jamie who was being cyber-bullied. Michael's son Fen was actually doing the bullying. When Jamie was found fallen from a roof, Michael thought Fen had done it. When Jamie admitted it was a suicide attempt, Fen refused to forgive Michael. Lauren was also upset. She moved out and started an affair with Carmine Basco, a bartender at the Athletic Club.
Michael asked Christine to become DA, and he stepped down. He tried unsuccessfully to woo Lauren back home. Michael eventually became suspicious and confronted Lauren when he learned the truth about her affair. She asked his forgiveness but Michael couldn't get the image of her with another man out of his head.
Michael and Lauren went to therapy and worked hard on being happy again. Carmine taunted them with a sex tape he had made with Lauren. Then, Carmine held Lauren captive until Michael saved her. Carmine's torment culminated when he aired Lauren's sex tape at an awards ceremony. After, Michael later found Lauren standing over Carmine's dead body. They both thought Fen did it, so Michael took the blame and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for Carmine's murder.
Fen made sure he was caught for drugs and joined Michael in jail. Michael tried to intervene with the warden for Fen, and was thrown in solitary confinement. Michael's conviction was overturned and he was released. Fen joined him the following week but was soon arrested himself for Carmine's murder. While investigating, Michael realized Carmine was still alive and cleared Fen's name.
Later, Lauren surprised Michael when she thought she might be pregnant. The test was positive and they both worried about having another child so late in life. A trip to the hospital revealed the pregnancy was a false positive.
Hilary Lancaster (divorced)
Lowell/River Baldwin (father)
Tom Fisher (step father - deceased)
Gloria Fisher Abbott (mother)
Kevin Fisher (half-brother)
Florence Baldwin (grandmother - deceased in hurricane Katrina)
Fenmore "Fen" Michael Baldwin (son with Lauren Fenmore Baldwin)
At the station, Michael runs into Lauren, who dropped off something for Chris. They discuss Paul, and how Chris is sticking by them. Michael muses that a good husband should appreciate the support. Lauren goes. Harding appears. Michael tells him the charges against Victor might have been dropped, but whatever caused the showdown between Victor and Jack hasn't gone away. Mariah and Kevin arrive and greet Michael, who leaves. Harding tells Kevin and Mariah about Paul and wonders what they need to tell him. Mariah blurts that they know who killed Courtney and Austin. Harding tries to blow them off but Kevin insists he could be preparing to kill again. They discuss Marco and Marisa. Harding decides to have a talk with Marisa.
At the Club's pool bar, Lily comments on Cane's drinking as Colin watches. As they argue, Joe appears. He tells Cane he's embarrassing himself and his wife. In their suite, Hilary frets to Devon about how much there is to do for the wedding. They discuss her marriage to Neil and Devon assures her they'll last. Hilary is 100% sure she is marrying the man she will spend the rest of her life with. Lauren arrives with wedding dresses and Devon leaves. Hilary has trouble finding a dress. Lauren flashes to her own wedding and produces another one. Hilary blurts, "I can't do this." She rehashes hurting Neil. Lauren says she deserves to be happy. They discuss marriages and whether Lauren and Michael, and Cane and Lily might reconcile. Downstairs, Nikki is concerned about Neil's revenge fantasies. "Please tell me you're not going to act on this." She suggests he focus on positive activities because Hilary and Devon are going to be married and there's nothing he can do about it. Neil assures Nikki he won't drink. Nikki argues he should talk to somebody. He says he is. At the pool deck, Devon comes upon Lily complaining about Colin offering Cane a drink. Colin decides Devon should have a bachelor party tonight. Cane apologizes to Devon for blaming him for Lily's behavior and agrees to join in. Lily tells Joe that she told Cane what happened between them was a one-time thing. He asks her to have dinner with him. She says, "Why not?" Elsewhere, Michael joins Colin, Devon and Cane. Colin called for a lawyer to get him there for the bachelor party. Colin goes to get something and Devon is called away. Michael and Cane hold a conversation about their wives' cheating. Michael says he and Lauren cared enough about their marriage and kid to try after she cheated; maybe Cane could forgive Lily her indiscretion. Devon and Colin return. Colin has four women with him. Cane and Michael take off. Devon awkwardly accepts a champagne. Soon he's woozy and a woman is helping take off his shirt as Colin looks on. When the girl takes Devon to the bed, Colin videotapes and grins. On the pool deck, Joe flirts with Lily over dinner. She wonders if it's a mistake. He thinks it might be just what she needed. They talk about Cane and Avery's treatment of them. Lily says Cane wants custody of the kids. Joe thinks she still wants a future with him. At Hilary and Devon's suite, there's a knock. Hilary assumes Lauren returned but it's Neil. He tells her he won't do anything to ruin her wedding. Hilary knows Devon would love for him to be there. Neil says he won't be there; it would be awkward for all of them. Downstairs, Michael urges Cane to forgive Lily again. He then spots Lauren with a veil. She is ready to try forgiving him. On the pool deck, Joe counsels Lily to move on. He kisses her as Cane appears. She tells Joe he shouldn't have done that. In Hilary's room, she tells Lauren about Neil's visit. She can finally breathe easy. Downstairs, Neil tells Nikki he visited Hilary; she was right about him needing to move on. Neil's phone beeps - he watches the video of Devon and the girl upstairs.
Paul brings Victor into his office where Nikki apologizes for not believing him. Paul says they found a gun in Chelsea's penthouse but aren't convinced Bingham put it there. He has more questions. Victor is irked. Nikki thinks Paul should drop the charges. Paul says they're getting ahead of themselves - Chris is taking this to trial. Michael arrives and says the judge agrees with Victor. Nikki asks Victor to forgive her and they hold hands. Michael returns with Paul - Victor got bail.