Young Rock 4/19/22 “Kiss and Release” Cast, Plot & Time Tonight

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Tonight (Tuesday April 19 2022), NBC broadcasts an episode of the series “Young Rock” titled “Kiss and Release“.

We’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know about tonight’s episode, including if it’s new, the time, cast, how to watch and all the episode details!

Kiss and Release Season 2, Episode 6 Episode Summary

Hawaii, 1984: When Dewey gets in trouble at school, Ata enlists the help of Andre the Giant to set him straight. Lia, on trial for extortion, attempts to curry favor with the jury.

Is Tonight’s Episode New or a Repeat?

Great news! Tonight’s “Kiss and Release” episode of “Young Rock” is all new.

What Time is Tonight’s Episode On?

Tonight’s “Kiss and Release” episode will be broadcast on NBC at 9:00PM ET/PT.

“Kiss and Release” Episode Video Preview

Young Rock “Kiss and Release” Cast


  • Dwayne Johnson as Himself
  • Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Johnson
  • Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Johnson
  • Uli Latukefu as 18–20-year-old Johnson
  • Stacey Leilua as Ata Johnson, Dwayne’s mother
  • Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson, Dwayne’s father
  • Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia, Dwayne’s grandmother, Ata’s mother
  • Matthew Willig as André the Giant

Guest Cast

  • Matthew Willig as Andre the Giant
  • Randall Park as Randall Park
  • Chelsey Crisp as Casey
  • Christopher Chen as Sandy
  • Kevin Makely as Macho Man
  • Brett Azar as Iron Sheik
  • Ronny Chieng as Greg Yao
  • Josh Thomson as Bob
  • Adam Ray as Vince McMahon
  • Nate Jackson as Junkyard Dog
  • Dave Koenig as Mean Gene



Brett Azar as The Iron Sheik
Nate Jackson as Junkyard Dog
Kevin Makely as Randy Savage
Fasitua Amosa and John Tui as Sika and Afa Anoa’i, better known as The Wild Samoans
Wayne Mattei as Sgt. Slaughter
Josh Thomson as Bob, Lia Maivia’s assistant


Lexie Duncan as Karen, teenage Rock’s girlfriend (Duncan also plays Lisa, Karen’s twin sister.)
Bryan Probets as Principal Boggs
Stephen Adams as Kevin, Teenage Rock’s rival for Karen
Matthew Farrelly as Ric Flair
Jade Drane as Roddy Piper
Adam Ray as Vince McMahon
Taj Cross as Gabe, Dwayne’s best friend in high school
Genevieve Hegney as Diane, Ata’s employer


Emmett Skilton as Ed Orgeron
Wavyy Jones as Russell Maryland
Rich Morrow as Michael Irvin
Lovensky Jean-Baptiste as 2 Live Crew member, Uncle Luke
Robert Crayton as Warren Sapp
Joshua Hoyo Jr as Mario Cristobal
Montez Wilkins as Jessie Armstead


Randall Park as a future version of himself, now the host of his own news show The Straight Line with Randall Park
Kenny Smith as a future version of himself, now a solo sports show host, unlike Inside the NBA
Rosario Dawson as General Monica Jackson, the VP candidate for Dwayne Johnson’s presidential campaign
Ata Johnson cameos as a future version of herself during an interview between Dwayne and Randall, and in the season 1 finale.
Ed Orgeron cameos as a future version of himself during an interview between Dwayne and Kenny Smith

Watch Tonight’s “Kiss and Release” Episode Online

You can find episodes on the NBC website and watch full episodes on Peacock TV.

Young Rock Series Information

Every legend has a beginning. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in a larger-than-life family comedy based on outrageous stories of his youth. This coming-of-age journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne from ordinary kid to extraordinary superstar – revealing he’s more like us than we know. Co-created by Nahnatchka Khan and Dwayne Johnson, the series will be executive produced by Khan, Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras. The show will be produced by Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions and Fierce Baby Productions. ​Khan and Chiang co-wrote the pilot. Johnson will appear in each episode, and his formative years will be the series’ focus and inspiration.

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