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Shemar Moore is open to a return to The Young and the Restless or Criminal Minds

The actor is contemplating his future when S.W.A.T. ends after season 7.

By Cheryl E PrestonPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Shemar Moore is open to returning to past television roles

In a recent interview with First for Women, soap vet Shemar Moore revealed he could soon be looking for his next job. The CBS series S.W.A.T., where he portrays Sergeant II Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson, is in its seventh and possibly final season. Moore admits he is open to returning to two previous shows where he portrayed popular characters.

He was Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994–2005, 2014, 2019, and again in 2023, and Derick Morgan on Criminal Minds for 11 seasons. Following is what he was quoted as saying.

“In 30 years, the longest I’ve gone unemployed is four months,” Moore confided to “At whatever level, I stayed in the game, hustling. If Y&R called me today, I would go. If CRIMINAL MINDS asked me to come back, I’d go. Because you never forget where you came from. It sounds cliche and maybe cheesy, but it’s also true.”

Not every soap star has the same experience

Shemar Moore is blessed to have only experienced four months of unemployment in 30 years. This is not the case for every actor. Soap vet Ryan Paevy portrayed Nathan West on General Hospital from 2015-2018. He left the soap for other roles and became a favorite on the Hallmark Channel. Paevy recently announced that he may be walking away from acting. He shared with Deadline that after eight months of things not working out and finding out he had fake friends, he needed a break. Paevy says he currently has no job offers and may try something different than acting to make a living.

Additional roles and awards for Shemar Moore

Moore was also the host of the syndicated Soul Train show, and among his many film roles, he was in The Death of Superman, The Return of Superman, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Bounce Back, Motives and Motives 2. He was also Randall Handel in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Additional television roles include Moesha, The Nanny, Malcolm and Eddie, Arliss, Chicago Hope, and Living Single.Among his many award nominations and wins, the following were all for Moore's role as Malcolm Winters on Y&R. In 1999, and 2000, 2001, and 2005 he received the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.

In 2000, Moore won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005, he won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. In 2021 Shemar Moore was the executive producer for American Soul.

Would Malcolm fit into present-day Genoa City?

If Y&R called Moore, how would Malcolm fit into Genoa City life today? His daughter Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) and his nephews Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) and Nate Hastings (Sean Dominick) are moving forward in the corporate world, and his brother Neil Winters ( the late Kristoff St. John) is deceased.

Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) has said she would return if asked to The Young and the Restless, but Dru went over the cliff in April 2007. How could her remaining away from her family be explained after 16 years? In addition there are articles online where Rowell said she had problems with Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Melody Thomas (Nikki Newman) and she even made accusations of racism.

Rowell did tape a tribute to the late St. John in 2018, although she was not asked to reprise her character. It's a long shot that Malcom or Dru would return to Genoa City, but not entirely impossible. Stay tuned for updates related to Shemar Moore and what he will be doing next.


About the Creator

Cheryl E Preston

Cheryl is a widow who enjoys writing about current events, soap spoilers and baby boomer nostalgia. Tips are greatly appreciated.

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