If you are a fan of American soap operas, particularly shows like The Young and the Restless, then you most likely know Joshua Morrow, an American actor who has been appearing on the show since 1994. Joshua, who plays the character – Nicholas Newman, has gone on to become one of the biggest stars of American daytime television.
While Primetime television rarely lasts long enough for an actor to play a role for decades, it is one of the defining traits of daytime television, particularly soap operas. It is the very trait that has made Joshua Morrow’s character, Nicholas Newman, a household name. If the goal of a career in acting is to find a consistent job that pays the bills, Joshua Morrow can be said to be living the dream. The actor has been playing the same character since he made his on-screen debut in 1994.
There are a number of interesting things to learn about Joshua Morrow, including the fact that he is also an accomplished Poker player who regularly plays on the World Poker Tour for charity.
Learn more about Joshua Morrow, his life and decades-long career below.
Joshua Morrow Biography
Joshua Morrow was born in Juneau, Alaska on the 8th of February 1974. Not a lot is known about his background, particularly about his parents who got divorced a few years after he was born.
During his high school days, no one could have predicted a lifelong career in Hollywood for Morrow. He spent his high school actively in sports, from soccer to basketball to athletics. After graduation, Joshua Morrow enrolled and attend Moorpark College where graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He did, however, minor in Theater.
The interest in acting, and the entertainment industry in general, further grew when he modeled for Nike, the sports fashion company. His career as an actor kicked off with The Young and the Restless in 1994 and has continued to appear on the show ever since. His big break via The Young and the Restless came at a valued time as Joshua was living with his mother and worked at a restaurant when he was cast in the role. In between his lasting appearance on the show, Joshua Morrow has appeared on other television shows, feature-length films, and short films including A Killer Walks Amongst Us, Tentacle 8, Golden Shoes, Parker, and a couple more.
As a singer, Joshua Morrow has performed in an episode of The Young and the Restless, channeling the talent that made him a vocalist for the band, 3Deep in the early 90s. The band was formed alongside his other friends – Eddie Cibrian, and CJ Huyer.
As a cast member on a soap opera, Joshua Newman has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor five consecutive times; sadly, he did not win any of the nominations. An award he did, however, win, was the Soap Opera Digest Awards in 1996 and 2001, for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor and Outstanding Hero respectively.
Joshua is also known to be a charitable man, committing his time and money to several charity endeavors. He is the founding member of TV Cares and as mentioned earlier, a player on the World Poker Tour for the charity, The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Family Life: Wife and Children
Unlike his parents, Joshua has been able to build a solid marital life with his wife, Tobe Keeney, whom he married on the 4th of August, 2001. Together with his wife, who was an elementary school teacher, he has raised four children – Cooper, Cash, Crew and Charlie Jo.
What is His Salary and Net Worth?
As a cast member of The Young and the Restless, Joshua Morrow has broken several ceilings such as being the first soap opera actor to sign a five-year contract, against the traditional four. His exact salary on the show is unknown but industry standard suggests he might be earning between $1,500 and $3,000 per episode. Regardless of whatever his salary might be, he has been able to build a net worth of $1 million.
Who are His Parents?
Joshua Morrow had to spend a portion of his childhood years away from his mother. After their divorce, his father relocated to Oklahoma. He lived with him for the rest of his childhood years along with his sister. Although his name is unknown, his father is believed to have been a Coast Guard.
His mother’s identity is also unknown but eventually, he relocated to Southern California to live with his mother and her new husband during his teenage years.