‘The Young and the Restless’ Emmy Winner Was 43 – The Hollywood Reporter | Albiseyler

'The Young and the Restless' Emmy Winner Was 43 - The Hollywood Reporter

Billy Miller, three-time Emmy winner for The young and the restless who also had long-term roles in All my children and General Hospital, died. He was 43.

The actor died Friday in Austin, Texas, after battling manic depression at the time, his manager said. The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, which would have been Miller’s 44th birthday. The cause of his death is unknown at this time.

Miller broke out when he landed the role of Richie Novak on ABC All my children. Shortly after leaving the soap opera, he was cast as Billy Abbott on CBS’ The young and the restless. He portrayed the character to critical acclaim over the course of more than 700 episodes. The same year that Miller left the CBS series, he took on another long-running role as Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on the ABC show. General Hospital.

After three long stints on some of cable’s biggest soap operas, Miller moved on to recurring roles on drama series such as Suits and To be honest. He also appeared in Ray Donovan, Fatal Honeymoon, American Sniper, Ringer, Castle and Justified throughout his career.

William John Miller II was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 17, 1979 and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and studied manufacturing sequencing. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began working in the mailroom of an entertainment management and production company.

After some friends encouraged him to pursue a career as an actor, he did, and his first successes came in the commercial world, where he commissioned several national commercials. In addition to acting, Miller also owned several Los Angeles restaurants and bars for many years.

He is survived by his mother Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *