Gross best known for his roles on Family Ties and Tremors has just joined The Young and the Restless and was baffled when he got the part on the steamy soap.
He doesnt think his image falls in line with the perfect looks of the daytime dramas leading men and women.
Gross explains, Im not a huge follower of soaps, but I know what the cast members typically look like. Theyre these perfectly chiseled men and beautiful women with not a hair out of place. I dont look like them at all I couldnt be less of a soap star!
Instead, he considers himself ruggedly handsome and fits in with men in flannel shirts.
Hes hoping to break the mold of what soap stars look like by playing a character whos in his own planet.
Gross says the most challenging part of his gig is learning the scripts quickly enough and getting used to not performing in front of a live studio audience.
His first episode of The Young and the Restless airs this Friday (Aug. 15) on CBS.
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