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Christian J. LeBlanc Bio

(Michael, Y&R)


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BIRTHDATE: August 25
YEARS ON SHOW: 1991-1993; 1997-present

Christian J. LeBlanc began his career all wet — literally. Born in Fayetteville, NC, LeBlanc grew up in New Orleans as the second oldest of eight children whose father, retired Major Andre Victor LeBlanc, is a decorated veteran and winner of the Bronze Star. As a college student at Tulane University, LeBlanc was a pre-med major until a fateful meeting changed his life. LeBlanc was doing laps in the school's swimming pool when he was approached by a photographer who suggested he look into modeling. He did, acting soon followed, then AS THE WORLD TURNS came calling.

After his contract was up, LeBlanc went West, where he did a string of appearances in prime-time, including a one-year gig as Deputy Junior Abernathy on IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. LeBlanc was let go when producers decided to change the direction of the drama. Consequently, the actor hit the audition circuit and notched several more guest gigs in his belt, until YOUNG AND RESTLESS offered him the plum role of slick, smart, sociopathic attorney Michael Baldwin.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Once worked as a busboy at New York's Helmsley Palace under the infamous "Queen Of Mean," Leona Helmsley. "She was terrifying," he told Digest in 1992.
  2. An avid fan of genealogy, LeBlanc has traced his family roots back to the 1800s.
  3. Worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles school district.
  4. Won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2007.
  5. He is 5' 10".
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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
AS THE WORLD TURNS (ex-Kirk, 1983-85)

TV Roles
EDIT POINT (Reporter, 1982)
RIPTIDE (Guest star, 1986)
HOTEL (Daniel,1986)
CHEERS (Assistant #2, 1987)
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (Patrolman Junior Abernathy, 1988)
E.A.R.T.H. FORCE (Guest star, 1990)
GABRIEL'S FIRE (Kyle, 1991)
MONSTERS (Guest star, 1991)
SEEDS OF TRAGEDY (Driver, 1991)
RED SHOE DIARIES (Leonardo, 1994)
DIAGNOSIS MURDER (Coach Campbell, 1995)

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