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Tricia Cast
Tricia Cast - Nashville, 2008.jpg
Cast in 2008
Patricia M. Cast

(1966-11-16) November 16, 1966 (age 55)
Years active1979–present
  • Jack Allocco
    (m. 1989⁠–⁠2000)
  • Bat McGrath
    (m. 2000⁠–⁠2019)

Patricia M. Cast (born November 16, 1966) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Nina Webster on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.


Cast, pictured in 1996
Cast, pictured in 1996

Cast came to prominence on the television series The Bad News Bears in 1979 as Amanda Whirlitzer, the role originated by Tatum O'Neal in the 1976 film of the same name. After years of acting in television films, she starred with Jason Bateman as his sister on the television series It's Your Move. This performance led to a short stint on the soap opera Santa Barbara.

In 1986, Cast began her most notable role, Nina Webster on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, where she was reunited with her good friend and Bad News Bears co-star, Kristoff St. John. In 1992, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal. Cast went on to reveal in 1993 that she only expected her role to be short term on the soap opera.[1][2] In September 2000, it was announced that Cast had requested to be released from her contract, leading to much speculation as to why she chose to leave.[3][4] Cast's publicist later issued a statement, saying: "Tricia has decided to take a sabbatical from Hollywood for an indefinite period of time. She is looking forward to spending some quality time with her new husband in Tennessee." She made her last appearance on January 31, 2001.[5] In 2008, it was announced that Cast would be returning for several guest appearances along with various other previous actors,[6][7] airing from November 14 to 20, 2008.[7] In April 2009, Cast was announced to be reprising the role again for an extended run,[8] remaining on a recurring status with the soap opera for the next three years. In 2011, she was nominated for another Daytime Emmy Award in a different category.

Personal life

Cast was married to Jack Allocco, a composer for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, from 1989 to 2000.[citation needed] She then remarried Bat McGrath on July 20, 2000. Bat McGrath died in 2019.



Year Film Role Notes
1979 Friendships, Secrets and Lies B.J.'s Daughter Movie
1979–1980 The Bad News Bears Amanda Wurlitzer Main role (26 episodes)
1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall Posie Taylor Movie
1981 It's a Living Amy Episode: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"
1981 Little House on the Prairie Jenny Episode: "Growing Pains"
1981 CBS Schoolbreak Special Gilly Hopkins Episode: "The Great Gilly Hopkins"
1982 CBS Schoolbreak Special Tricia Episode: "Help Wanted"
1982 Desperate Lives Susan Garber Movie
1983 Night Partners Francine McGuire Movie
1984–1985 It's Your Move Julie Burton Main role (17 episodes)
1985 Mr. Belvedere Jennifer Simpson Episode: "What I Did for Love"
1985 Santa Barbara Christy Duvall Recurring role (56 episodes)
1986 Simon & Simon Stacey Fielding Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"
1986–2001, 2008,
2009–13, 2014,
The Young and the Restless Nina Webster Regular role (1986–2001); recurring role (2009–13), guest star (2008, 2014, 2020–21)
1997 Married... with Children Starla Episode: "The Desperate Half-Hour"
1998 ER Mary Jo Reynolds Episode: "My Brother's Keeper"
1998 L.A. Doctors Rebecca Williams Episode: "The Code"
1999 Chicago Hope Mrs. Berryman Episode: "White Rabbit"
2016 Local Air Sherri Easley


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Puppy Love Connie Short film
2006 Fay in the Life of Dave Fay Maloney Short film
2007 Shudder Sophie Video
2008 The Delivery Robina Hatch Short film
2009 Old Habits Die Hard Mama Hollis


  1. ^ Reichardt, Nancy M. (July 2, 1993). "Cast didn't expect Y&R soap career would last seven years". Kitchener–Waterloo. p. D.10.
  2. ^ Reichardt, Nancy M. (July 22, 1993). "Cast in the Right Place". The Los Angeles Times. p. 24.
  3. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (September 6, 2000). "Cast away! Nina out at Y&R". SoapCentral. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (October 23, 2000). "Cast will depart Y&R in the New Year". SoapCentral. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (December 17, 2000). "Tricia Cast tells fans why she's leaving". SoapCentral. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  6. ^ Giddens, Jamey (October 24, 2008). "SHUT YO MOUTH! Tricia Cast Returns To The Young and the Restless!!!". Zap2it. Tribune Media Services. Archived from the original on September 8, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Richenthal, Matt (October 29, 2008). "Tricia Cast: Coming Back to The Young and the Restless". TV Fanatic. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  8. ^ ""Y&R" Casting News". SoapNet. April 26, 2009. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013.