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.
Current: 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. Micheal continues to represent Victor Newman legally. He and Lauren are presently searching for Daisy, who escaped from jail.
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, Kevin has proposed to Chloe so she can be remanded into his custody. Chloe needs time to think. Michael pulls Kevin aside to question whether jumping into marriage with her again is a good idea. He cautions that Chloe doesn't think of Kevin the same way he thinks of her. Kevin doesn't care. Kevin returns to Chloe, who says she can't marry him. Kevin works to convince her. She doesn't want to be a burden, but finally agrees to get married. In Paul's office, Nikki has arrived with his favorite Cobb salad from the Club. They discuss Victor threatening Ian. Nikki says she hasn't been a fan of Victor's approach lately - he's alienated Nick and Victoria too. Nikki says she came to thank him for everything he's done - he's loyal and wonderful. They are laughing and smiling when Chris arrives with takeout. Nikki goes. Chris tells Paul she thought he was too busy for anything but work. Paul says he wasn't expecting Nikki...or the salad. He waves a white napkin in surrender. He admits he didn't tell Nikki about Ian's secret. She thinks Ian was likely just messing with them. Paul says he's one strange bird. Christine will do some digging.
Lauren brings flowers to the station for Chloe and Kevin's quickie wedding. Michael and Lauren step away. He makes it clear he's not thrilled with Kevin's decision. The ceremony takes place. Kevin and Chloe hug. Michael looks concerned.
At the police station, Michael, Kevin, and Chloe debate about whether Chloe should plead guilty. Kevin is adamant that Chloe should remain free, like Billy did after he held Adam at gunpoint. Chloe says Connor was innocent, Adam wasn't. Michael and Kevin continue to bicker. Chloe says pleading guilty was her choice - the worst has happened and the rest doesn't matter. Michael leaves to take care of the matter. Chloe tells Kevin he's always been there for her, but where she's going now, he can't come. Michael returns and says he cut a deal to get Chloe out-patient treatment, but she has to be remanded to someone's care. Kevin says, "Mine. Done." Michael says he doesn't qualify - it has to be a legal relative. Kevin proposes. "For better or worse, but mostly to keep you out of Fairview."