1. Adam Newman is a fictional character from The Young and the Restless, a soap opera on the CBS network.
2. Adam was created by William J. Bell, as the son of Victor Newman , and was introduced April 24, 1995.
3. Adam left town two years after his birth and was raised in Kansas by his mother, and grew up without knowing that Victor was his father.
4. After a year in the role, Engen announced his exit from The Young and the Restless because of objections over his storyline, and Michael Muhney was recast in the role.
5. The media accused Engen of homophobia, but the actor dispelled these rumors, saying he was unhappy with his storyline long before the homosexuality plot twist was aired.
6. The character is known as an antihero, described as “one of the most devious characters on daytime” by The Advocate.
7. Adam has a severely damaged relationship with his father, who often does not accept him as part of his family.
8. In August 2014, it was announced that Justin Hartley had been cast as Adam, making his first appearance on November 5, 2014.
9. In 2008, it was announced that the character had been rapidly aged to an adult.
10. The actor stated his intent to portray Adam as a “rich, three-dimensional character with ambitions, flaws, and the positive qualities of his mother Hope”.