Michael E. Knight (Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Dr. Simon Neville

Birthday: 1959-05-07

Birthplace: Born in Princeton, New Jersey

Marital Status: Divorced from OLTL's Catherine Hickland


Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Michael E. Knight was raised in California and dreamed of a career in acting from an early age. Earning his theater arts degree from Wesleyan University in three years, Knight sought out further technical training at the Circle in the Square Theater.

The three-time Emmy Award-winner returned to “All My Children” in December 1992 as Tad Martin. He has also appeared in numerous stage productions and television series. His numerous guest-starring roles on television include “Murder, She Wrote,” “Dear John” and “Grapevine.”

On the silver screen Knight has been seen in “Hexed” and “Baby, It's You.”

After the cancellation of “AMC,” Knight returned to daytime in October 2015 to play Dr. Simon Neville on “The Young and the Restless.”

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Dr. Simon Neville (October 15, 2015 - present)
NCIS - Leland Spears (2015)
Drop Dead Diva – Charles Van Horn (2013)
Hexed – Simon Littlefield (1993)
All My Children, One Life to Live - Ted Orsini/Tad Martin (1982 – 1986; 1988 – 1990; 1992 – September 23, 2011; 2013)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Guest Performer (2020)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2001)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series (1986, 1987)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2005)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1998, 1999, 2001)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series (1985, 1986, 1987)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Best Supporting Actor (1999)


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