How long was Kristoff St. John on The Young and the Restless?

PASADENA, CA - APRIL 29: Sharon Case (L) and Kristoff St. John speak onstage during the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 29: Sharon Case (L) and Kristoff St. John speak onstage during the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage) /
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The Young and the Restless is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Of course, this means CBS is honoring one of its most successful and iconic daytime soaps that’s been a household television staple for multiple generations. From cast interviews on The Talk to an Entertainment Tonight special, the network has showered the program in the love it deserves.

As fans, and current cast members alike, look back on the moments that made the soap a must-watch series, we’ll also be remembering actors who made their mark on The Young and the Restless but who are no longer with us. One such talent is Kristoff St. John who originated the role of Neil Winters and played the character from 1991-2019.

Kristoff St. John on The Young and the Restless

Prior to his role on the soap, St. John had been known for his work as a child actor on Roots: The Next Generation and The Bad News Bears. He also starred on Charlie & Co. and Generations, which is credited as the first soap opera to focus on a Black family.

Over the course of his 28 years on The Young and the Restless, St. John was featured in storylines that centered Neil’s volatile relationship with his brother Malcolm, his dynamic with his children Devon and Lily (who are still featured on the soap), and his many romances including his relationships with Drucilla Winters, Karen Taylor, Sofia Dupre, Leslie Michaelson, and Hilary Curtis.

St. John won a Daytime Emmy for his work on the soap and 11 NAACP Image Awards. His last episode as Neil Winters aired on Feb. 6, 2019. He’d passed unexpectedly 3 days prior due to hypertrophic heart disease. He was 52 years old.

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