Nichols leaving soap
No reason was given for his exit, but the site also reports that Jessica Heap, who plays Eden Baldwin, is also exiting The Young and the Restless.
Nichols, 61, has been on the soap since 2009. Before that he played Steve (Patch) Johnson on Days of Our Lives from 1985-1990 and again from 2006-2009. He also portrayed Stefan Cassadine on General Hospital from 1996 to 2003.