One of these beloved actors starred in 'The Young and the Restless'. Can you guess who?

Apr 28, 2018
09:55 A.M.
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The show is an old favorite of many people, and has been on the air since 1973 already. 


The Young and the Restless is an American soap opera that has been playing for 45 years, and is still going strong. One of the original cast members was enjoying one of his early roles on the soap. 

While it wasn't a major role, Jed Andrews helped to give the actor his start in Hollywood, and he has gone on to feature in many prominent films and series over the years. 

But can you remember who played Jed Andrews, the husband of Betty Andrews on The Young and the Restless? The man who had an affair with Lorie Brooks on the soap? 

1. Sam Elliott

Elliott was born on August 9, 1944. He has become known as a man with a deep, soothing voice, and a thick moustache. He has frequently played in old Western movies as cowboys and ranchers. 


His mother was a physical training instructor, while his father worked for the Department of the Interior. After finishing school, he studied in Vancouver, Washington, before being cast in Guys and Dolls.

More recently, Elliott has appeared in The Golden CompassGrandma, Justified, and The Ranch. He is also touted to be appearing in the upcoming film The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot.


2. Tom Selleck

Selleck is most known for his roles in investigative series Magnum P.I. - in which he played the lead role of Thomas Magnum - and Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady

Much like Elliott, Selleck is also known for his bushy moustache. 

Selleck's mother was a housewife, while his father was an executive and real estate investor. As a student, Selleck worked as a model. He was also on the university's basketball team. 


3. Mark Harmon

Harmon has been active as an actor since the 1970's, but is most known for his current leading role on NCIS

He was born to a football player and broadcaster father, and an actress and artist mother. He was the only son with two sisters. During his time at university, he played on the school's football team. 

Harmon has spent most of his career portraying either medical staff or law enforcement, He landed his first acting role through one of his sisters' in-laws, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. 


Could you guess which one played Jed Andrews?

The correct answer is Tom Selleck! 

Selleck started his career by taking small roles in television and film, starting with The Dating Game when he was in his senior in college in 1965. Not long after that, he started appearing in Pepsi-Cola commercials.

After taking another few smaller roles, he was still struggling to establish himself in the acting world. He got his first big break when he was cast in The Rockford Files, and managed to remain friends with the lead of the show, James Garner, for many years. 

Selleck was offered the role of Indiana Jones for Raiders of the Lost Ark, but had to pass on the role when Magnum P.I. producers would not release him from his contract. 

He went on to have roles in FriendsThe Closer, and Blue Bloods after Magnum P.I. ended.