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Soap Stars Defending Doug Davidson After The Young and The Restless Fall Out

It looks like this daytime television star has friends in very high places! Many soap stars are coming out to defend Doug Davidson after the actor was reportedly bumped to recurring status on the hit CBS daytime television show, The Young and the Restless.

As a matter of fact, even rock star and former General Hospital star Rick Springfield is coming to his defense!

According to reports, Doug was shocked to find out that he was being bumped by producers to a more minimal role on the show. The actor has been best known to fans as Genoa City Police Department head chief Paul Williams, a role that he has had since 1978.

Doug’s fans are working hard to make sure that he stays put.

Rick retweeted a petition to keep Doug on the show and even had this to say, “@DougDavidsonYR is my best friend forever and was the best actor and mainstay character on the show. An Emmy winning great human being, a truthful actor with an open heart. Another show needs to snap this giant hearted brilliant actor up! Xooxx”

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On Monday, the Emmy Award-winning actor had a Q&A with his Twitter followers. Even though he didn’t mention any details, he did say such things as, “They are doing away with history,” “It’s remarkable,” and “You all are so wonderful. I so appreciate your support and kindness and love. Thanks for a fabulous career.”

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  1. Jan Clary says

    I have been watching Y&R for over 40 years! I have seen alot of the characters come and go, but Doug Davidson has a long history with Y&R and his character, Paul is a BIG part of the Y&R! I can’t believe after being on the show this long, that he would be treated this way. Mal Young is ruining this show! He is ruining the Y&R legacy and changing story lines around to be unbelievable, such as the story of Jack’s paternity, Billy returning to his wild gambling ways, Nick having a dark side, etc. I could go on and on!! I feel like Y&R Bosses need to get new writers and FIRE Mal Young!! If you read FB comments, alot of your viewers are leaving the show because of such crazy story lines written and because of alot of the actors leaving the show. Please heed your viewers wishes and re-instate Doug Davidson back in to Y&R since he is such a wonderful actor and a big part of the Y&R Legacy!!!

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