Thursday, November 3, 2011
I started watching The Young and the Restless with my grandma when I was 11 years old. Back then, Nick Newman was just a twinkle in Victor Newman's eye. When Nicholas was rapidly changed into a teenager in 1994, Joshua Morrow took on the part and has played the handsome Newman heir ever since.
If you are unfamiliar with the long-running soap opera Y&R, here's a quick rundown of Nick's life on it. Who knew Wikipedia had a Nick Newman page? As on any long-running television show, Nick Newman has had his fair share of business ventures, jail time, rifts with his father - The Mustache, and of course romances and marriages. But what about the dimpled, cordial guy who plays Nick Newman?
Besides trading barbs with his TV siblings Victoria and Adam, Josh is a sports fanatic, Little League coach, husband, and father to three sons. He was also in the boy band 3Deep with fellow Y&R alum, Eddie Cibrian, in the 90's. Click here to see a video of a 3Deep song. (sorry, Josh) To redeem him, you can also click here to see Josh play Nick on the Emmy award winning CBS show.
I recently asked Morrow about books and what he likes to read to his three adorable boys.
Josh just finished The Swinger by Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck. The book is "fiction loosely based on Tiger Woods. Very entertaining and an easy read" according to Josh. Another book recently read was Unbroken which he describes as "unreal!"
Some favorite books that he likes to read to his boys include Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss, Go, Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen, and Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. (Great picks!)
Joshua's favorite book ever is The Last Stand of Fox Company which is a true story of U.S. Marines in combat by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.
Thanks, Josh, for the awesome book recommendations!
Joshua is very active on Twitter where he frequently ribs his costar Michael Muhney who plays rival Adam on the show. Click to follow him on Twitter here.
Photo from @joshuamorrowYR.