Doug Davidson — Photos By: Medina Lynn September 13, 2018 10:14AM EDT 1 of 8 Doug Davidson TONY ESPARZA/CBS Doug Davidson announced that he would be leaving ‘Y&R’ after 40 years in Sept. 2018. September 13, 2018, 9:55AM 2 of 8 Doug Davidson Sonja Flemming/CBS Doug Davidson as Paul Williams on the 11,000th episode of the CBS series ‘The Young & the Restless.’ September 13, 2018, 9:56AM 3 of 8 Doug Davidson CBS Doug Davidson, Mrs. Lee Phillip Bell and Lauralee Bell on the set of the 11,000th episode of ‘The Young and the Restless’ in 2016. September 13, 2018, 9:56AM 4 of 8 Doug Davidson Johnny Vy/CBS Joshua Morrow and Doug Davidson share a laugh in between scenes. September 13, 2018, 9:56AM 5 of 8 Doug Davidson John Paschal/jpistudios.com Doug Davidson joined the show in 1978. September 13, 2018, 9:55AM 6 of 8 Doug Davidson Paul Lovelace/REX/Shutterstock Doug Davidson on the red carpet at The Astra Awards in Sydney. September 13, 2018, 9:55AM 7 of 8 Doug Davidson Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/REX/S Doug Davidson arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton on in Beverly Hills, California. September 13, 2018, 9:56AM 8 of 8 Doug Davidson Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/S Doug Davidson accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for ‘The Young and the Restless’ in 2013. September 13, 2018, 9:56AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.