‘Young and the Restless’: Chance Chancellor Returns – Who Is Phillip IV to Adam Newman?

Young and the Restless Spoilers reveal Phillip Chancellor IV also known as Chance Chancellor will be part of the Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) storyline. This is more of the Y&R writers going all out to bring the CBS soap back to its heyday with legacy characters back to the forefront. So, if you’re a newer watcher you might not who is Chance Chancellor? Take a look at who he is and why he’s linked to Adam Newman.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Chance Chancellor Legacy

Longtime Y&R viewers remember Chance Chancellor AKA Little Phillip Chancellor (then John Driscoll). He was as the son of former bad girl teen Nina Webster (Tricia Cast) and preppy Phillip Chancellor III (Thom Bierdz). Chance is related to several prominent legacy families in Genoa City. Most notable are his grandmothers, Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and Jill Abbott (Jess Walton). 

Chance’s mom Nina was involved with Ryan McNeil (Scott Reeves) off and on until his sudden death when he was shot by his ex Tricia Dennison (Sabryn Genet) on his wedding day to Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle). Ryan languished in a coma for days before finally passing away. So, he had a complicated life, remind Young and the Restless spoilers. That’s a similarity with Adam Newman for sure.

Y&R History Lesson: Faked Death, Love Triangles and Chance’s Messy Childhood

After Ryan’s death, Nina and Chance moved away on Young and the Restless. This gave Nina a better shot at her writing career. Next she returned to GC, Chance was not with her. He joined the military and was serving in the Gulf War. This displeased Katherine and Jill who never liked Nina. Katherine’s approach was more subtle and understanding. But both hated the danger he faced.

The next time Y&R fans saw the young Chancellor heir, he was back from the war. Chance Chancellor decided to put down roots. Unfortunately, it didn’t go smoothly. He’s shaken when he learns his father faked his death. Later, Chance tumbled into a love triangle with Uncle Billy Abbott (then Billy Miller) and Billy’s estranged wife Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson) on Young and the Restless.

Y&R Recasting Chance Chancellor?

Y&R viewers will remember Chloe proposed to Chance and they were happy til he cheated on her. Later, he left for a job at the Pentagon. In real life, the actor that played Chance, John Driscoll, left acting to join the Army. However, he said he would consider coming back to the role in an interview a while back, so long as it didn’t dishonor the military or what he stands for.

So, Young and the Restless might recast the part. It seems likely that fans will see him soon since he’s a crony of Adam Newman’s from Las Vegas. Phyllis Abbott (Michelle Stafford) found out about Chance and is using it to leverage Adam Newman. So, clearly Adam wants to keep his link to Chance Chancellor quiet. It’s an interesting twist since Chance was working for the government and Adam Newman was an amnesiac gambler.

Since Jill surely missed her grandson and he never got the opportunity to say goodbye to Katherine, this story should be interesting to watch. Don’t miss any of the action on the CBS sudser.

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