Beau Kazer, ‘Young and the Restless’ Star, Dead at 63

Actor played Brock Reynolds on long-running soap opera

Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Brock Reynolds on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” died Dec. 30. He was 63.

“It is with great sadness to share the news that Beau Kazer passed away on December 30th in Thousand Oaks, California,” a representative for the show told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Kazer originated the role of Reynolds in 1974 and frequently appeared on the show throughout the years.

“He is survived by his wife, Sharon Alkus who wanted everyone to know Y&R was a large part of his life that he was very proud of,” the statement continued.

Kazer’s “Y&R” costar, Daniel Goddard, remembered Kazer in a Facebook post Tuesday, writing, “‘The Young and the Restless’ has lost another of its own… RIP Beau Kazer (Brock).”

Goddard added, “I remember the first time I heard your voice and thought wow! This guy should have been in radio! Then I watched u act and was blown away with how natural and honest your performances always were. God Bless.”

Jeanne Cooper, who played Kazer’s onscreen mother, Katherine Chancellor, on the soap opera died in May 2013 at 84.

While playing Brock Reynolds, his onscreen love interests included Lori Brooks (Jaime Lyn Bauer), Jill Foster (then-Brenda Dickson), Julia Newman (Meg Bennett) and Gina Roma (Patty Weaver). In 1999, it was revealed his character fathered a daughter, Mackenzie Browning (Ashley Bashioum et al.), with a fellow missionary.

Born in Toronto in 1951, Kazer studied drama at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Kazer’s acting career also included roles on the soap opera “General Hospital,” on which he portrayed Dr. Bunny Wilson, “Hart to Hart” and “B. J. and the Bear.”

The cause of death has not yet been announced.

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