Remembering daytime star Kristoff St. John
Q: I was very sorry to read of the passing of Kristoff St. John. How long was he on “The Young and the Restless”? – Ann McCormick, via e-mail
A: He began playing Neil Winters on the CBS daytime staple in 1991, and his final episode aired several days after his death last month. He earned two Daytime Emmy Awards (out of 11 nominations) for the portrayal, as well as 10 NAACP Image Awards. Before that, St. John’s first daytime-serial role was Adam Marshall on NBC’s “Generations.” His primetime credits included “Wonder Woman,” “Roots: The Next Generations” (as the young Alex Haley), “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” “Family Matters,” “Martin,” “Living Single,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “The Nanny” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”
Q: Is it true that “Mom” might not be back next season? – Joanne Carter, Columbus, Ohio
A: Not anymore. Both Allison Janney and Anna Faris were involved in contract renegotiations that led some to question whether the show would be back – particularly after Janney’s “I, Tonya” Oscar win last year – but the actresses reached agreements to continue not just for next season, but also for the seriocomic CBS show’s season after that.
Kristoff St. John