Thom Bierdz's gay storyline on the CBS
daytime drama The Young and the Restless will begin on August
26, according to CBS Soaps in Depth.
“Sources report that Bierdz was on
the Y&R set on August 5, and Soaps in Depth hears that he
will appear in a handful of episodes,” the website reported.
The 48-year-old Bierdz, who is openly
gay, plays Phillip Chancellor III, a closeted gay man who faked his
death to live his life openly elsewhere. The character returned last
summer and came out to the family he left behind, including his son
Phillip Chancellor IV, played by John Driscoll.
The news of Bierdz's return was cheered
“My father's coming back,” he told
Hernandez at GregInHollywood.com. “I'm happy to hear that.”
Driscoll said last year's coming out
storyline was interesting because it reversed the dynamics of the
“Most of the time, it's the son
coming out to the father and in this case, it was the father coming
out to the son,” he said.