- Worked as a waiter at Denny's to put himself through private school; was discovered by a customer who helped him get auditions.
- In 1997, at age 17, gained role of Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
- Released debut album, Devil's in the Details, in 2001.
- Received Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor for the role of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital in 2002.
- Made his Broadway debut in May 2006 as Lumiere in the musical Beauty and the Beast.
- Coached an aspiring soap star on a 2008 episode of MTV's Made.
- Sailed on the Soap Cruise, which allows fans to vacation with their favorite soap stars, in 2009 and 2011.
- Tiffany Young — Sister
- Charity Young — Significant Other
- Luke Wayne Young — Son
- Michael Young Sr. — Father
- Julie Costello — Ex-significant Other
- Michael Young Jr. — Brother
- Christen Steward — Wife
- Rhonda Young — Mother