After nearly three decades in daytime television, Kristoff St. John is poised to make history at this year’s Daytime Emmys. He has already won Best Younger Actor and Best Supporting Actor and is short-listed in the Best Actor category for his role as Neil Winters on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.” Should he prevail, he will be the first man to triumph in all three acting categories. His former “Y&R” colleague Heather Tom claimed the triple crown with wins for Younger Actress (“Y&R,” 1993 and 1999), Supporting Actress (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” 2011), and Lead Actress (“B&B,” 2012 and 2013).
St. John began his career in daytime playing Adam Marshall on NBC’s “Generations,” the first soap to feature an African-American family as its nucleus. Though the show was cancelled after only two seasons, St. John earned two Emmy nominations both years: Supporting Actor (1990) and Younger Actor (1991).
He then originated the role of Neil Winters on “The Young and the Restless” in 1991, winning his first Emmy for Younger Actor the following year. Subsequently, he earned five more nominations in the Supporting Actor category, winning once in 2008. After 25 years on the show, St. John finally earned his first nomination in Lead Actor category last year, losing to Tyler Christopher of “General Hospital.”
St. John currently sits in a tie for third place with “Days of Our Lives” star Billy Flynn with 4/1 odds in our predictions center. They trail St. John’s “Y&R” co-star Jason Thompson in second place (3/1 odds) and “GH” star Maurice Benard in first place (5/2 odds). Do you think he’ll pull off a victory and achieve the triple crown?
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