Full detailed profile on Danny Romalotti Played by Michael Damian on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Michael Damian (CBS)
Actor: Michael Damian
Who played Danny Romalotti over the years
Michael Damien (1980 - 1998, 2002 - 2004, March 2008 - present - recurring)
Useful information on Danny Romalotti
* Resides on tour.
Current: Rock Star on Tour
Past: Model for Jabot's Men's Line
Past: Waiter at Jonas's Restaurant
Danny Romalotti showed up in Genoa City at age 16, after running away from his family who were con-artists. This included his parents and his sister, Gina. He found a job waiting table at Jonas's Restaurant and befriended Paul Williams. Soon, Gina came to town wanting to reconcile and go straight and Danny got her a job at the restaurant, which she eventually took over!
Danny began giving concerts in Genoa City, often accompanied by his sister, or by his friends, Traci Abbott, Lauren Fenmore, and Amy Lewis. He and Lauren even toured together at one point!
When Traci, who was also the President of his Fan Club, became pregnant by her professor, Danny married her. This devastated his girlfriend, Paul's sister Patty Williams, and she left town. Danny's marriage to Traci was annulled when she miscarried.
Soon, Danny's father turned up in town, brought there by a devious Jill Abbott to con Katherine Chancellor. Rex Sterling, as Danny's father was known then, fell in love with Mrs. Chancellor, however, and reconciled with his kids. He was lost to them forever, though, when he was killed by a bullet from a thief's gun.
Danny, meanwhile, had fallen in love with Cricket Blair. Together they helped her friend Nina through her ill-fated relationship with David Kimble. Christine became a lawyer and they got married. Soon, the couple were dealing with her obsessive boss, Michael Baldwin, who set it up to look like Danny was cheating on his wife.
Danny and Christine survived Michael's machinations and Danny left to perform in "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat". While away, Christine became close to Paul Williams, and Danny was drugged by a fan named Phyllis, who later claimed he was the father of her unborn child. Danny and Christine divorced and he married Phyllis in order to do right by their child. Soon, Danny became aware of how manipulative his wife was, and they got a divorce.
It wasn't long before the baby became sick. Phyllis's grave concern for their son caused Danny to see her in a new light and they remarried. Paul and Christine, however, urged him to seek a paternity test, and he discovered that Daniel was not truly his son. Since his name was on the birth certificate, Danny chose to fight for custody anyway - and he won. He made another play for Christine, but she chose Paul. During this time, Danny was attacked by a mugger and received major kidney damage. Michael Baldwin redeemed himself by donating a kidney. Danny then left for another tour, taking the young Daniel with him, and convincing Phyllis that the boy was better off not having contact with her.
In 2003, Danny returned to town to provide support to Gina who had just lost her restaurant to arson. It was revealed that Daniel was in a boarding school and that he had been there for quite awhile. Within months, Daniel came to see his father on Spring Break, and reconnected with mother Phyllis. He became very angry with Danny and demanded the truth. Feeling like a neglectful father, Danny left Daniel to get to know his mother, and went back on tour.
In March of 2008, Danny returned to perform at the launch party for Restless Style as a favor to Phyllis and also so he could extend an olive branch to Daniel. Things smoothed over between father and son. In May, Danny returned again, this time to offer talented Daniel an opportunity to work as a photographer on his tour. Daniel accepted the position and they left town together. Daniel returned after a while, but Danny stayed on the road.
Danny returned to Genoa City after Daniel married Daisy to give his son advice. He agreed with Phyllis that Daisy was bad news. While in town, Danny crossed paths with old flame, Christine, and they had a passionate time together. He asked her to come with him on the road, but she declined, not able to give up her high-powered career for love.
Brian Romalotti (aka Rex Sterling) (father, deceased)
Mrs. Romalotti (mother, deceased)
Gina Roma (sister)
Daniel Romalotti (not biological son, but legal son)
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At Katherine's memorial service in the park, Jill composes herself after breaking down and tells those in attendance the story of how she and Katherine met and became friends. She explains about the history between her, Katherine, and Phillip. She thought that was the end of her relationship with Katherine...but it was just the beginning. Jill says she never imagined the impact Katherine would have on her life. She marvels that they made their peace with each other...but it didn't happen overnight. Jill then reflects on how the six years they believed they were mother and daughter beautifully redefined their relationship. Others think back on Katherine and Jill's love/hate relationship. Jill says they were destined to have their lives entwined - she doesn't know what kind of universal joke that was... She recalls the last night she saw her going up the stairs. Jill says Katherine will always be with her. "None of our lives will ever be the same without you." Murphy takes the podium with an urn. He says Katherine wants everyone to participate in remembering her. Paul fondles a letter from Katherine. Christine asks if he'll open it. Father Todd reads a poem and then places the urn on a table. Each person lays a rose beside the urn and says their last words to Katherine. Chloe then reads a poem that Delia wrote for Katherine about being free. Murphy tells them there is one more surprise - today is the dedication of Chancellor Park, Katherine's place for now and for always.
As the reception begins, Paul steps away and reads his letter from Katherine. He looks up and smiles. Jack and Victor have a civil, but brief, exchange. Devon tells Neil and Lily that today has hit him harder than he expected. Nick suggests to Avery that the park would be the perfect spot for them to get married. She agrees and they kiss. Billy and Victoria appear. Avery tells Vikki they've found the location for the wedding. Paul gets two glasses of champagne and joins Christine. He says he just read Katherine's letter. Father Todd joins them. Paul asks Todd to read the letter to Christine. In it, Katherine urges Paul to marry Christine now. Paul gets down on one knee and proposes. She accepts. Everyone applauds. Danny wishes them all the happiness in the world. Jill congratulates them. "We should turn this memorial into a wedding!" Father Todd agrees with her. Everyone claps again - even Nina. Preparations begin. Christine borrows Gina's bracelet. Lily gives Chris a new pen with blue ink. Victoria supplies an antique handkerchief for the 'something old'. Michael arranges to get a marriage certificate and Paul asks him to be his best man. They embrace. Nina approaches Chris and with a nod lets her know she'll stand up for her. Everyone takes their places and the ceremony gets underway. Paul and Chris exchange personal vows in which they agree they are soul mates. Todd pronounces them husband and wife. They kiss.
Later, Paul and Christine receive congratulations and Todd tells Paul he has to get back to Michigan. He says Katherine would have loved all of this. They embrace. Todd leaves Paul with his bible. Everyone gradually makes their way out. Jill tells Lauren she doesn't want to leave the park. Lauren goes. Jill joins Nikki, who is sitting alone on a bench. They talk about how it was exquisite. They talk about what's next. Jill says Katherine left her an epic quest - she doesn't know what she's supposed to find. Nikki says she also left her a quest; she knows exactly what she's supposed to find, but isn't sure she's ready.
Danny arrives at the park where Katherine's memorial will soon be held and does a sound check for the song he'll be singing later. Amber arrives and talks to Katherine's portrait. She wishes it hadn't taken this to get her back to Genoa City. Nick and Avery appear. They remark on it being the perfect spot for the service. Nick muses, "I may just have solved one of our problems."
Nikki and Victor arrive at the park. Victor greets Nick. Nikki joins Jill, who asks if she's okay. Nikki says nothing will be the same again. Jill muses that they've never been close, and admits it nearly killed her sometimes how Katherine treated Nikki like a daughter. Nikki says Katherine loved Jill too. Jill thinks she put them together on preparations because she wanted them to get closer. Nikki smiles. "Maybe she was trying to tell us something." Each asks the other if Katherine told them about her letter. Danny greets them and steals Jill away. Jack arrives. Victor looks tense. Chloe looks at Katherine's portrait and flashes to a conversation they shared. Kevin appears and they talk about Delia, who is with a sitter. Kevin misses them both. Billy and Jack talk about John having been gone for seven years. Billy wonders if he's up there with Katherine skinny-dipping like they did in high school. They laugh about the old stories. Cane and Lily arrive and chat with Amber. She says they look happy. Devon looks at Katherine's portrait and flashes to when he resisted getting to know her. He laments wasting time. Neil reassures him. Gina has come in, and is talking to Victor and Nikki. Nina greets Danny. They laugh together. Lauren and Michael are there. Brock arrives. He and Jill embrace.
Father Todd calls for everyone to take a seat. "It's time to celebrate everything we loved about the great Katherine Chancellor." He reads a bible passage as Danny plays the keyboard. Each person thinks of Katherine. Victor comes to the podium. He shares a story about Katherine not being afraid to tell him the truth. "I will never meet the like of her again. She was a remarkable woman." Nikki speaks next. She tells about Katherine being strong for her when she was drunk in Mexico. "Katherine saved me countless times." She tries not to cry, wondering what she will do without her. Devon is next. He says they barely got to say hello and here they are saying goodbye. Lauren and Danny talk about him being the first rock star Katherine ever knew. Jill, Vikki, and Nikki joke about her penchant for younger men, apologizing to Murphy. Brock shares about Katherine's disbelieving reaction when he told her he'd found God. Cane talks about Katherine giving him trouble for telling the family about her surgery. He'd do it all over again. "No tears today, my friends. No tears." Christine shares her letter, which reminds her to let the paperwork wait and live in the moment. Nina recalls how she once despised Katherine and Jill; they tried to pay her to move to Guam. Amber gets up and says, like Nikki, Katherine saved her life too. Esther takes the podium and sobs. Jill tells her to get on with it. Esther says her favorite memory was the cake fight with Jill. Last, Jill speaks. She says she has about a million stories about Katherine. "No tears, Katherine? The hell with that!" She completely breaks down sobbing. "What am I going to do without you?" Cane rushes to hold her.