It was talent and nothing more that got Greg Rikaart to appear in more than the originally agreed upon 10 episodes about the soap opera. The young and restless. The talented American actor has had such a tight schedule with engagements in the entertainment industry ever since. Rikaart has won numerous awards for his roles in the popular soap opera, propelling him to a prestigious podium. It’s been an interesting journey for the actor since his breakthrough. Below are interesting facts you should know about him.
Greg Rikaart Bio
He was born on February 26, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York. Greg attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors. Unlike most of his peers, Greg Rikaart didn’t start acting straight out of school or at school. Before he trod the entertainment path, he tested waters in politics. And yes, working as an intern under a congressman on Capitol Hill certainly counts as testing waters in politics. Greg was at school at the time and was only working for one semester.
After school he moved to the city of Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. While looking for opportunities, Greg Rikaart got an offer to play a gay role in Dawson’s Creek. He accepted the offer and played a gay student on the teen drama series. Little did he know that he was only warming up to an industry breakthrough. After appearing on Dawson’s Creek, Greg landed the role of Kevin Fisher on the 2003 soap opera The Young and the Restless.
The actor’s agreement with the producers of theThe show was originally for 10 episodes. But Greg Rikaart was so notable on screen that his long-term contract was renewed. He became a very marketable face that producers had to keep on set. His role on the series has garnered him plenty of recognition and recognition over the years. In 2005 he won an Emmy Award. That same year he received a nomination for the Soap Opera Digest Award. The actor has also earned multiple nominations on the Emmy platform.
In 2013, the actor celebrated his 10th anniversary on The Young and Restless and became an inspiration to many aspiring actors. Greg Rikaart announced in May 2017 that he would be leaving the show that year. It was indeed sad news for his many fans who grew fond of him. After 14 interesting years on the set of Y&R, he left the soap this year. He soon joined the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Greg playing the character, Leo on the soap.
Greg Rikaart has achieved reasonable financial status. His net worth has been estimated at $4 million by various sources. This can only mean that the actor is doing well. Considering his determination to keep growing, this amount could become insignificant for the actor in the years to come.
Greg’s family – mother, husband and son
Greg was born to Elaine Rikaart (his mother) and Hendrick P Rikaart, his father. He is of Dutch-Italian descent and grew up with his sister Keri on Staten Island, New York. The actor has two nephews named Nicholas and Luca.
Greg Rikaart is an openly gay actor, of course, strongly supportive of the LGBT community. The actor announced in June 2013 that he was in a relationship with Robert Sudduth. It was his own way of appearing publicly as a gay man. He made the move a day after the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.
It’s apparent the two have been together before, but we’re not sure exactly when they first started seeing each other. Two years after revealing his relationship status, Rikaart married Sudduth. The couple tied the knot on May 9, 2015, it was a beach ceremony in Maui attended by friends and family. The following year the couple welcomed a son, Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth; He was born on June 12, 2016.
The actor has a slim athletic build and a height that is above average. For a 1.78m tall man, Greg Rikaart wouldn’t be that difficult to find a role.