After 41 years…

Come Friday Tom Hallick will return to “The Young and the Restless” as a truck driver who helps Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) find her way back home to Genoa City. However, back on March 26, 1973 the actor appeared in the very first episode as Brad Elliot who had been in need of a ride back to town as well. A little back-story…

Brad had been mugged, carjacked and left for dead until a truck driver stopped, picked him up and drove him to Genoa City. While eating at Pierre’s Restaurant, Brad admitted he couldn’t pay his check and accepted Stuart Brooks’ offer to pay his bill and work off the debt at his newspaper. In fact, it was during his first few days at The Genoa City Chronicle when Brad destroyed a newswire that reported the death of a Chicago doctor, whose body had been burned beyond recognition in a car crash. That doctor had been Brad but the body that of the person who carjacked him.

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