Young and the Restless Nabs Film & TV Star, Eric Roberts!

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Eric Roberts to Y&RAnother big film and television star hits the tape deck on a soap opera. 

Eric Roberts has been tapped to grace the denizens of Genoa City with his presence when he takes on the role of Adam's (Michael Muhney) attorney this July on the Young and the Restless. Just how he will impact Adam's situation and the lives of everyone else in town remains to be seen, but just having Roberts on board is sure to stirr things up.

Real soap aficionados will remember Roberts as the first Ted Bancroft on Another World in 1977. From his soap beginnings Roberts has appeared in countless feature films, The Dark Knight, and the upcoming Expendables to name a few, and a myriad of prime time television from sitcoms (Almost Perfect, The King of Queens, Fraizer) to series dramas like Heros and Crash.

As we are sure you know, he is the brother of Julia Roberts, and it looks like they are keeping a love of soap operas in the family as she just happens to be a huge fan of Days of our Lives!

TVGuide Online broke this story Monday, June 21. Roberts first air date on Y&R is July 12, 2010.