Y&R Alum Michael Graziadei Joins HBO’s ‘True Detective’
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Daytime actor heads to HBO’s hit show.
Soaps.com has learned that former Young and the Restless star Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti) will appear in at least two episodes of the HBO series True Detective. The actor will play Dan O’Brien in the second and sixth episodes of the third season. True Detective begins airing its third season on HBO in January 2019. Each season is a standalone storyline featuring new characters and actors.
The first season in 2014 paired Woody Harrelson (Cheers) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as the lead detectives. Season two in 2015 starred Colin Farrell (Total Recall), Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) and Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers). The third season will star Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) as Arkansas detective Wayne Hays and Stephen Dorff (Blade) as his partner Roland West, an Arkansas state investigator whose entire life has been molded by the central mystery of the show. The backdrop is featured in the Ozark and centers on a murder investigation that spans three decades. Carmen Ejogo (Selma) plays Amelia Reardon, a school teacher who helps the two detectives investigate the disappearance of two children in the 1980s. Other notable cast includes Ray Fisher (Justice League) as Freddy Burns, the son of Detective Hays, and Lonnie Chavis (young Randall on This is Us) plays the same character at age 9. Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) plays Lucy Purcell, a young mother who is at the center of a tragic crime. Jodi Balfour (The Crown) portrays West’s love interest Lori, and Josh Hopkins (Quantico) will play private attorney Jim Dobkins. Jeremy Saulnier directed the first two episodes, and Daniel Sackheim and show-runner Niz Pizzolatto the final six.
Graziadei isn’t the first daytime star to moonlight on HBO’s show. In 2015 General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom appeared on season 2 of True Detective as Glenn Ellinger, a powerful businessman. Soaps.com will continue to update you on Graziadei’s role on True Detective as more information becomes available.