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What happened to Harrison on The Young and the Restless?

Redding Munsell and Kellen Enriquez as Harrison on Y&R
There’s a lot going on with Harrison on Y&R. Pic credit: CBS

What happened to Harrison on The Young and the Restless? That’s a question on Y&R fans’ minds for several reasons.

The CBS soap had a casting switcheroo just as a storyline featuring the youngest Abbott was heating up.

After playing Harrison since the character came on the scene in May 2021, Kellen Enriquez has exited the role.

On Friday, April 12, a new actor was playing Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Summer’s (Allison Lanier) young son.

The change-up comes as Harrison goes missing, and Claire (Hayley Erin) gets dubbed as his kidnapper.

More on that later because it also has fans wondering what happened to Harrison, but first, let’s take a look at the new actor playing him.

Who is playing Harrison on The Young and the Restless?

Redding Munsell has taken over the role of Harrison Abbott from Kellen. This is Redding’s first forte into the soap world.

The young actor is just getting started in his career. However, Redding already has one major credit to his name.

Redding played Jake, the son of Brittany Snow’s Rachel, in the Oscar-nominated short film Red, White, and Blue.

Along with joining Y&R, Redding will star in the upcoming film Hurricanna. The flick stars soap vet A. Martinez, Holly Hunter, and Sylvia Hoeks.

No reason was given for the sudden Harrison switch. The rumor mill is buzzing that perhaps the writers wanted to age the character a bit.

We may never know why, but the timing comes as Harrison is about to embark on a significant journey.

What happened to Harrison on Y&R?

The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that Harrison and Claire go missing. Jordan (Colleen Zenk), of course, is behind their disappearance. However, the only person on Summer’s and Kyle’s mind is Claire, the last person with Harrison.

Other spoilers for the hit CBS tease that Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) knows this had Jordan written all over it.

The odds are that Harrison will go missing because Jordan sees his connection with Claire. We know that aside from revenge on the Newman family, Jordan wants to gain control of her niece again.

Jordan kidnapping Claire and Harrison seems very impulsive, which is unlike her. After all, she didn’t know Claire would be at the Abbott mansion in advance.

Being impulsive could be her downfall, but in the meantime, Claire must protect Harrison from her crazy aunt.

Keep watching to find out what Jordan does next and if Claire redeems herself.

What do you think of the Harrison switcheroo?

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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J Hogan
J Hogan
1 month ago

Don’t like the switch. Harrison was so cute. The new kid is not.

Denise
Denise
1 month ago
Reply to  J Hogan

I disagree, he is too cute and YOU are just rude! I like the new Harrison because he talks. The other one doesn’t say much at all!

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise

You make it seem like that was his choice…if the other Harrison didn’t say much at all, it’s not because he didn’t want to – it’s because he was directed and scripted that way. And yes, the original Harrison is a LOT cuter than this one.

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago
Reply to  J Hogan

I totally agree…that beautiful little boy with the blue eyes and curly locks, is the most beautiful little boy ever! This new kid is cute, but nothing compared to the original Harrison!

Lula cail
Lula cail
1 month ago
Reply to  J Hogan

The chldren grow up quicker on the soaps

Peggy
Peggy
1 month ago

I like the switch. The new Harrison is a better actor.

minimo
minimo
1 month ago

I think the switch was made most likely because they needed a better actor. The original Harrison hardly had any lines. This young actor has shown he can run lines. I like the new kid, but I liked the original one as well.

Ann
Ann
1 month ago

While the original Harrison was cute as can be, he just could not have handled the scenes. He was at best awkward on camera at times. The new Harrison clearly is up for the task.

Carolyn M Johnson
Carolyn M Johnson
1 month ago

both boys are endearing in their own ways!