Michael Damian (born Michael Damian Weir on April 26, 1962 in San Diego, California) is an American singer and actor, most famous for his role as Danny Romalotti on The Young and the Restless. He first played the role from 1981 to 1998.
He is also known for a singing career in the 1980s, which was also incorporated into his storyline on The Young and the Restless. His cover version of David Essex's Rock On reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and seven other singles reached Top 40 status.
In 1998, he was abruptly dropped from the show and was reportedly on bad terms with the casting department of Y&R for years. He was lured back for one episode in September 2002, which led the soap press to speculate about a possible return. He had always been a fan favorite, and the speculation (which had always been more or less present in magazines since his 1998 departure) that he was to be re-signed grew more rampant with his one-off appearance.
He finally returned to the show in late 2003, but was dropped to recurring status in 2004 and was eventually let go entirely, due to the lack of story for the character.