(July 2010 UPDATE! Kevin G. Schmidt is now starring in “Unnatural History” on Cartoon Network!) I have steadfastly avoided inviting soap stars to be my guests on Mr. Media Radio for a simple reason: I don’t watch soaps.
Oh, I did for a year or two in the late ‘80s when my new wife was hooked on All My Children and she recorded the show daily for playback after work. But I was a newlywed then—I had an excuse.
So what is Kevin G. Schmidt, who plays Noah Newman on The Young and The Restless, doing here today?
KEVIN G. SCHMIDT podcast excerpt: “There’s a lot of ‘restless’ on our show, but not a lot of ‘young.’… I think what’s happening now, it’s a transition… I don’t know if Eric (Braeden)’s going anywhere, but I think this is just the show evolving and having to make some tough decisions in a tough economy.”
If you have to ask, you obviously haven’t looked at the young man’s resume: two Cheaper By the Dozen movies, playing the son of Steve Martin and brother of Tom Welling and Hilary Duff; co-starring with Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato in Princess Protection Program; and episodes of everything from Numb3rs to Without a Trace. He’s also got a part in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, due out in December 2009. I’m a lifetime Alvin fan, so that was pretty cool to me.
He also stars as Justin in an online TV series, Poor Paul, which you can catch on YouTube or at PoorPaul.com.