Hometown: Fayettville, North Carolina
Birthday: August 25
A nine-time Emmy Award nominee, Christian Jules Le Blanc received three Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” for his role as Michael Baldwin.
Christian joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in October 1991, departing in 1993. He returned to the series in April 1997.
Le Blanc’s additional television credits include the role of Kirk McColl in “As the World Turns,” “In the Heat of the Night” with Carol O’Connor and Howard Rollins, “Perry Mason,” “Cheers” and “Gabriel’s Fire.”
He produced and starred in his first short film, “Puppy Love,” with actress Grace Zabriskie, which was honored as “Outstanding Short Film” at the Los Angeles and New York International Short Film Festivals.
Le Blanc’s theater credits include “Ladies In Retirement,” in which he starred with Julie Harris and Eileen Brennan. Also, Le Blanc appeared in “No Orchids for Miss Blandish,” The Los Angeles Times’ “Pick-of-the-Week.” His additional theater credits include “The Catonsville Nine,” “Appearances to the Contrary” and “The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival” in New Orleans. Currently, he is a member of the Rogue Theater Company of Los Angeles.
Le Blanc hosted “The 2012 Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Young and the Restless Charity Tea” and “Soap Cruise.”
Le Blanc is also an award-winning artist. His work has been shown in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, where they are currently on display at the Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. Currently, he is working on a children’s novel, which he is illustrating.
Le Blanc, an army brat, was born in Fayetteville, N.C., but calls New Orleans, Louisiana, his home. He is one of the eight children of Andre and Alice Le Blanc. His father is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Special Forces.
Le Blanc lives in Los Angeles. His hobbies include genealogy, languages and sports, including water skiing, swimming and racquetball. He worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles school district. A world traveler, Le Blanc’s journeys have taken him to Australia and the Middle East.
His birthday is August 25. Follow him on Twitter at @CJLeblanc.