Get to Know a Soap Opera Star: Greg Rikaart

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Fans of The Young and the Restless know Greg Rikaart as an actor on their favorite soap opera.

But here are a few facts that even the most die hard viewers may not know about Rikaart:

  • Greg Rikaart He graduated with honors from Villanova University.
  • Favorite singer? It's Billy Joel and his favorite Joel song is "Vienna."
  • While in college, he spent a semester interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill.
  • Previously starred on: Felicity, Gilmore Girls, Strong Medicine
  • Once said to Soap Opera Weekly:

"Am I a fan favorite? Are you serious? My mom knew from the get-go that I was going to be, but she's my mommy and she has to say that. From day one, I always tried to bring some vulnerability to Kevin and make it clear that he was doing these wretched, despicable acts of violence, but that he was in pain. There was a method to his madness. He is vulnerable."

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