Why We’re Raising a Glass to Mark Grossman On His Third Young & Restless Anniversary — Plus, How Adam’s Amnesia Helped Make His Early Scenes Unforgettable

“Way to go!” doesn’t even Begin toHis achievement should be covered.

WhenWe first heard that Mark GrossmanHad been tapped toAssume the role of The YoungThe Restless’ Adam NewmanFrom Justin Hartley(Who took it over from Michael MuhneyIt was then taken over by, Chris Engen), we’ll admit it: WeWe were skeptical. “HeLooks a little baby-faced for the part,” we mused, “doesn’t he?”

Joshua Morrow, Mark Grossman, Sharon Case"The Young and the Restless" Set CBS television City Los Angeles 07/2/19 © Howard Wise/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661 Episode # 11744 U.S. Airdate 08/06/19

Above: FromThe beginning GrossmanWas a… um… hit.

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More: Mark GrossmanAnd Sharon Case’s real-life relationship timeline

But it turned out it didn’t matter in the slightest. From his debut on May13, 2019, the daytime newcomer brought such much sorrow toThe pivotal part was that we soon became less interested in his age than in his talent. InIn no time, his combination platter of charismatic vulnerability and charisma had made us forget how great we were. AdamsBefore him.

DespiteYou can do it! Grossman admitted to Soaps.com in 2021 that he had spent “the first couple of months just trying to get used toThe pace and finding out who AdamHow he fit in. I was present in most of the episodes during those first few months. I’d never done daytime, so I wasn’t used toThe pace or quantity of material. ItWas a lot!

“But everyone was great,” he added. “The vets all helped me figure things out and had such great advice.”

Eric Braeden, Mark Grossman, Victor, Adam, JPI Y&R

GrossmanLearned from Young & Restless’ masters of the game.

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InIn some ways, it is the fact that AdamIn the early days, I had amnesia. Grossman’s run made things easier. “ItIt saved me time to build these relationships and figure them out,” he said. “It’s like you’re learning to dance with all these different partners.”

ByNow, the actor is only the king of the ballroom. toExtend his metaphor. OnHis anniversary as the black sheep NewmanFamilies, feel free to stop by the comments section below toSend your congratulations Check out our photo gallery featuring highlights Adam’s unpredictable life in Genoa City.

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