|The Young and the Restless character|
|Portrayed by||Jerry Douglas|
|First appearance||March 18, 2008|
|Last appearance||June 11, 2008|
|Created by||Maria Arena Bell|
|Introduced by||Maria Arena Bell|
Alistair Wallingford first appeared on March 18, 2008, portrayed by Jerry Douglas, who portrayed the late John Abbott, Sr. The character departed on June 11, 2008. His character was announced to interact with Jack and Sharon Abbott, and Jeffrey Bardwell When asked to described his character in an interview, Douglas stated ––
|“||Douglas said that "He is a devoted stage artist in his own mind. He has no qualms about telling you how great he is. And he is very charming! Now that I have portrayed him for a few weeks, I think he is genuinely a good person with a good heart. He is a bit of a lost soul. He has no roots. A kind of wandering minstrel from theater to theater for most of his life but he loves the stage and he loves performing. I find him fascinating."||”|
Douglas also said it was very fun to play a character other than the "ghost" John. Alistair was a down-on-his-luck actor who happened to be a lookalike of the late John Abbott, Sr.
Alistair enjoyed his beer and wine and was usually drunk, causing problems with Jack and Sharon's plans. They finally fired him and tried to keep him hidden away in a room at the Genoa City Athletic Club, but he escaped from Sharon and returned to the Abbott mansion to pursue his attraction for Gloria. When he entered the house, Lauren was about to walk down the stairs when she saw him and, thinking he was John Abbott, fainted and fell down the stairs. Alistair later ran into Katherine Chancellor at Crimson Lights Coffeehouse, and she was surprised at how similar Alistair looked to John. She then saw Alistair near her house and invited him inside, where she learned more about Alistair. Jill Foster Abbott, her daughter, was also shocked when she first saw Alistair. The two women later learned more about Jack's plot against Gloria, and the fact that Alistair had fallen in love with Gloria. Eventually, Jack and Sharon decided that it was time to be rid of Alistair. The Abbotts made a $50,000 donation to a struggling, out-of-area theater group in exchange for Alistair being cast in both their summer and fall productions (the latter being the role of "Felix" in The Odd Couple). Before he could leave, however, Alistair insisted on saying goodbye to Gloria.
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