NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Billy Miller LEAVING The Young and the Restless!






Now I know how Florida Evans felt when she found out James had gone on to the Ghetto in the Sky on Good Times. Soap Opera Digest is reporting the incredible Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) is exiting The Young and the Restless when his contract is up this summer. DAYUM, DAYUM, DAYUM!


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lene91's picture
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THIS SUCKS!!!!!
What's gonna happen with Billy and Victoria now? *UGLYCRYING*
Sad((

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*rocks back and forth slowly & screams* WHY?!?!?!

*then mumbles* take that no acting and no hair combing Amelia Heinle with you!

Good Luck to Billy Miller. He's a fantastic actor and he has a big future. Y&R's loss will be another show's gain.

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That's too bad, Miller is a really good actor. I hope he has success as he moves on his his career.

This does lead to the question being asked: who should be cast as the new Billy Abbott?

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No more Bacteria? Let's just give up the ghost that is Victoria and exorcise the character for good.

I can't remember one story Billy has been in that didn't seem to fizzle out very quickly - I'm still baffled, several years later, in what the point of the Lily/Cane/Chloe/Billy story was, or Chloe and Billy having a child.

I can't blame him for leaving, it's just too bad that the only story ideas they ever had for him were screwing around with various women and sniffing the Newman backside.

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Sad( Sad( Sad( Is anyone going to tell us why?

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Daniel St. John wrote:
This does lead to the question being asked: who should be cast as the new Billy Abbott?

No one. Billy is pointless. These days all characters on Y&R are pointless unless they're named Victor.

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I wonder if they are going to recast the part and keep the character around or send Billy off for a while. He probably got as bored playing Victorias husband as some of us are watching him in this pairing. I used to enjoy billy, until victoria sucked the life out of him....

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In my Roger Thorpe voice "He'll Be Back, They Always Come Back." Cross my fingers.

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Well They Could Use The black market baby Stuff To Get Him Out

Brett Claywell Could work as Billy

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I never really liked Billy Miller as Billy. I also think his characterization of Billy is very one-dimensional, as in he always acts sarcastic/cynical/parodic. Whether it's talking to a baby or to Phyllis or Jack or whoever he always plays the scene wise-cracking or silly. He's not horrible, just needed to show more depth.

arielade's picture
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No!!! That sucks Sad

But I don't blame him I guess. The show sucks right now, and BM is super talented.

He's the only reason I've been able to stomach Victoria. Can he please leave with him and come back later in the body of Heather Tom?????

arielade's picture
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Oops I meant "she", can SHE please with him!!

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This is terrible news. Billy Miller is one of my fave actors on the young and the restless. I wish he wasn't leaving. Sad

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I'm going to really miss him! Billy is one of the best characters on Y&R and Billy Miller's acting is the main reason why. I actually was against the Billy/Victoria pairing at the beginning, but have since grown to like them together. I know I'm in the minority, but I believe Amelia Heinle improved when she was paired with Billy Miller and they have good chemistry together. I can't imagine Y&R not recasting the role since Billy is such a big part of the show. I do hope he has success outside of this genre, but this is definitely a big loss!

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YESSSSSSSS!!!!!! I can't stand Billy Miller! All he can play is smug and arrogant. I hate the way he hams it up and chews scenery. Good riddance! Recast with the REAL Billy Abbott, David Tom.

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Billy killed in that episode of Justified and my thought after viewing was dude, give primetime and film a try. Do not stay in daytime unless you have to. And he does not have to. Good luck Billy, and unlike most others who try to leave at the height of their fame, I am sure Billy will book a show if he has not already. Brett Claywell would not work as a replacement; you need a hunk with charm, swagger and range and I do not think Brett could pull that off.

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Appleridge,

No, Brett Claywell can't play Billy Abbott. Claywell has the wrong vibe. He's also not a leading man, like Miller.

Obviously, Miller is very talented and a career in soaps is very limited. Since Miller is in his mid-thirties, he has a limited window of opportunity before him. If he doesn't strike now, the door will close on him.

Frankly, I think most younger actors on soaps should be trying to find work outside soaps to build a strong non-soap reel and make contacts with primetime and film directors, producers and casting agents.

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And my heart breaks...

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Damn, I enjoyed Billy Miller. It's sad how so many of the actors who I ENJOY are leaving soaps, and they continuously recruit the HORRIBLE ones to take their places. I guess that's just how the cookie crumbles.

And he was one of the FEW performers on this show who could make Amelia Heinle TOLERABLE. Now that Billy's leaving, it would be GREAT if Amelia would leave also. (wishful thinking!)

I enjoy/enjoyed Billy Miller, but I hope they recast the role (WITH A SUITABLE ACTOR!!!!!!!!!!) and keep him on the canvas!!!!!!!! My only issue with a recast is that Y&R SUCKS at recasts lately, as evidenced by Eden Riegel and Maura West's recasts, so I shudder to think who they would find to play this role if they were to decide to keep him on canvas.

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Billy Miller is definitely an engaging actor, with lots of talent and interest in trying things other than Y&R, and I really never thought he'd stay beyond this contract. I wish him lots more success, and thank him for his contribution to the show. As much as he made Billy Abbott entertaining, I didn't truly care about the character until he was paired with Amelia/Victoria after his New Year's Eve episode. I think they've had a great, soapy love story - definitely one of my all-time favourites - and with this baby story finally shifting into gear I'm looking forward to more.

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Billy Miller LEAVING The Young and the Restless! should be the title.

This man has it and is too good for this show and the genre. He'll do fine. If they ever wanted to do an update or a flatout remake of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", he is who I can see do McMurphy justice.

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Daytime Confidential: Since when did James Evans go to the 'GHETTO IN THE SKY?" Maybe I missed something in that episode.

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WHY OH WHY?!?! why are my favorites just disappearing on the soaps I watch these days.

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So sad. Happy for Miller and his future but sad for Genoa city. Miller is one of their best.

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Not sure what show y'all are watching for you to think Billy Miller is doing a good job as Billy Abbott.

liblad's picture
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Damn. This news really sucks. What's Greg Vaughan doing these days? He'd be a terrific recast.

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Ack! Greg Vaughan sure is beautiful to look at... yummm.....

But unless they rewrite Billy as perpetually confused, I'm not sure GV could fill BM's shoes Wink

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Separate the actor from the crappy material GH writers gave him. Wink

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I have no words.

None.

So, like Florida Evans, I will throw that punch bowl on the floor and cry...just....beside myself.

IF - -AND I SWEAR TO GOD - IF AMC IS CANCELLED (as it should be) AND THEY RECAST WITH CAMERON MATHESON, I WILL LEAVE GENOA CITY FOREVER!!!

Cuz seriously. Billy Miller leaving Y&R is a nightmare come true. Ol Eye Bulger Cam would be a Nightmare covered in honey and bee's.

I wish I didn't go on DC and read this. (Sniff) No offense to DC Con, of course.

P.S. SOUTHERN GIRL 59, James Evans got a job in.... Alaska? Alabama? One of the "A" States....The rest of the Fam was leaving Chicago and during their farewell party, they were reading "Good Luck" telegrams (Telegrams!!)...one was a telegram telling them James was in a car crash and died. It was so sad. Kinda like how I remember that to this day.

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As overrated as I think Billy Miller is(he's a good actor with great charisma but he also mugs more than John Paul Lavoisier over on OLTL), he's the only Billy recast that's stuck and made an impression since David Tom left. The big problem here is finding someone that can actually make Amelia Heinle tolerable since it's doubtful they'll be writing Victoria out just because Miller's bolting(although that scenario would best serve the show I think).

As for recasts, I could see maybe Josh Kelly(Cutter from OLTL)not being too bad in the role. Or maybe Austin Peck(who's also being wasted on OLTL). Personally can't see Brett Claywell; super-cute and a decent actor(I really liked him on OLTL) but I just see him as ill-fitting for a role like Billy.