Billy Miller is a classy actor who has won the hearts of numerous soap opera fans with the various roles he has played over the years. He began with the role of Richie Novak in the opera All My Children, then he became famously known as Billy Abbott, the character he portrayed in The Young and the Restless. Billy eventually swept many off their feet with his classy acting in General Hospital (GH).
For putting up fine performances in the aforementioned, the American actor became a three-time recipient of the Daytime Emmy Awards. Known by GH fans as Jason Morgan and Drew Cain, Billy left many sad when he left the soap opera in mid-2019. Asides acting, Miller is a decent businessman, he is the owner of 4M, a company that’s into building and managing bars in South Bay, California. Discover more about the actor’s recent works after his departure from GH.
How Billy Miller Began His Career
Billy Miller took a heavy leap in his acting career by signing with the notable modeling and talent agency, Wilhelmina International Inc., after graduation from college. Afterward, he began making appearances in adverts and did more than five commercial gigs. He was associated with companies such as Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and Pizza Hut.
Later in 2003, he had his first acting audition for a role in As the World Turns. Unfortunately, Billy didn’t bag the role as a result of bad management. This prompted him to leave the talent agency and take a two-year break from his pursuit of a career in acting. Returning in 2006, he landed a role in an episode of CSI: NY.
The next year, Billy Miller made another progress in his career by scoring a regular role in the ABC soap opera, All My Children. He portrayed the character of Richie Novak in the opera before his character was written out. As a result, he actively started auditioning again for acting roles.
His Breakthrough and Works that Made Him Popular
With the help of some famed personalities in the entertainment industry such as Daytime CBS Entertainment’s Senior Vice President, Barbara Bloom, Executive Producer of All My Children, Julie Carruthers, among others, Miller was handed his break out role of Billy Abbott in The Young and the Restless; this was in 2008.
Billy Miller was a regular on the soap opera for six years. During that time, he scored roles in multiple TV series and movies. They include Justified, Ringer, Fatal Honeymoon, Castle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Remembering Nigel, Ripper, and Bad Blood.
In 2014, his fame touched the skies as he landed the role of Jason Morgan and Drew Cain in General Hospital. With a sensational display of his acting talent, Billy enchanted the fans of the soap opera. He also achieved a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2018, before announcing his departure from the show in July 2019.
You can also check out his acting talent in works like Major Crimes, Suits, Ray Donovan, American Sniper, among others.
What Has Billy Miller Been Up To?
Billy Miller’s exit from General Hospital was very shocking. It wasn’t anticipated by anyone including his co-stars on the show. Following the return of Steve Burton in 2017 to the role of Jason Morgan, which he initially played from 1991 to 2012, Miller took up the role of Andrew Cain; Steve Burton’s twin brother. For some time, the character was left with nothing juicy to do, which made fans assume that the writers had lost the zeal of creating quality material for Billy.
As his character was almost irrelevant to the story, the award-winning actor decided to leave the show that made him prominent in the movie industry. Although many still anticipate his return, Billy has moved on.
Since December 2019, he has been playing a recurring role as Alex Dunn in Truth Be Told on Apple TV+. The limited TV series made it possible for him to spread his wings and work with other bigshots in the industry, including Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Cephas Jones, and Elizabeth Perkins. Meanwhile, he still appears as Marcus Specter in the legal drama series, Suits.
Is The Actor Dating Kelly Monaco?
Billy Miller is fond of Kelly Monaco, his co-star in General Hospital. The pair shared amazing chemistry as an on-screen couple, which they manifested in real life for some years. Although they denied being in a relationship at the time, they were caught being all romantic on multiple occasions.
They were first sighted together in Los Angeles in 2016 while hanging out. Soon after, Billy Miller showed up at Dancing with the Stars to support his alleged girlfriend, who is also a dancer and model. Then in July 2018, the two were photographed while having special moments by the seaside. With all these pictures and rumors swirling around, the GH stars still maintained their stance, insisting that they are just good friends who love to hang out with each other.
— Kelly Monaco (@kellymonaco1) October 20, 2018
Apart from Kelly, Billy Miller has not been linked to any romantic partner; he is believed to be single and focused on taking his career to the apex.