Billy Miller

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Birth Name: William John Miller
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Profession: Actor

Biography

Born William John Miller II in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. As a young child, Billy spent a lot of time at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Miller suffered from a rare condition known as tarsal coalition, an illness that hit his ankles’ cartilage. He watched a lot of TV, including General Hospital.

After receiving the support he needed, Billy thrived. He attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, and then went on to study film production at the University of Texas, where he received his BA in Arts and Communication. Around this time, friends bet him that he wouldn’t make it in the entertainment business.

Miller moved to Los Angeles, found a job working in the mailroom of Industry Entertainment and signed with Wilhelmina modeling agency. He started booking commercials like JC Penney, Pizza Hut and pokerparty.com. After a failed audition in New York for As The World Turns, Billy soured on his management and the entertainment industry and took a break.

In 2006, Miller rebounded and booked an episode of CSI: NY, followed that up with joining the cast of All My Children as Richie Novak. His character was killed off in 2008, but Billy wasn’t fazed. He quickly booked the star-turning role of Billy Abbott on the number one soap, The Young and the Restless.

He quickly made the role his own, giving the Genoa City spoiled playboy a vulnerability and a spine. It paid off, winning Miller three Daytime Emmys. Billy added other credits to his resume while balancing his daytime job like Justified, CSI, Fatal Honeymoon, Castle, Ringer, Major Crimes and American Sniper.

In 2014, Billy left the show that served him so well but, in the blink of an eye, General Hospital announced that he had signed on to Jake Doe. The role was a gift that kept on giving when Jake Doe turned into Jason Morgan and, now, Andrew Cain.

Other roles include Garret Church in Bad Blood, Bobby in Urban Cowboy, Marcus on the series Suits and Todd Dougherty on Ray Donovan.

Billy resides in Los Angeles, where he likes to hang out with friends and dabble in commercial real estate and marketing.

Fast Facts

  • September 17, 1979 — Birthdate
  • Attended The University of Texas in Austin.
  • Spent five years as a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, an organization he now supports.
  • Used to watch General Hospital when he was in the hospital.
  • Owned a company called 4M, building and operating bars in South Bay, California.
  • Won three Daytime Emmys. Two for Outstanding Supporting Actor and one for Outstanding Lead Actor, all three for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless.

Relationships

  • William John Miller I— Father
  • Michelle Miller — Sister
  • Megan Miller — Sister
  • Savannah Strain — Niece

Summary

Billy Abbott began his acting career on a dare from a friend, but success came quickly. Miller landed a role on CSI:NY, and then a series regular on All My Children as Richie Novak.

Three weeks after that role ended, Billy scored the role of Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless, which earned him three Emmys.

Other credits include Justified, Ringer, Castle, CSI, American Sniper, Bad Blood, Suits and Ray Donovan. Miller is currently taken over another fan favorite role on daytime as Jason Morgan on General Hospital.

Billy Miller Photos

Actor (13 Credits)

Title Role Year

General Hospital (TV Show)

13924 — 2017
13923 — 2017
13922 — 2017

Jason Morgan/Jake 2017

Suits (TV Show)

The Painting — 2017

2017

The Young and the Restless (TV Show)

The Young and the Restless — 2014
The Young and the Restless — 2014
The Young and the Restless — 2014

Billy Abbott 2014

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Show)

The Fallen — 2014

Robert Dolan 2014

Castle (TV Show)

Number One Fan — 2013

Mickey Gerhardt 2013

Fatal Honeymoon (TV Show)

Gabe Watson

Ringer (TV Show)

That's What You Get for Trying to Kill Me — 2011
Shut Up and Eat Your Bologna — 2011
The Poor Kids Do It Everyday — 2011

Charlie 2011

Justified (TV Show)

The Moonshine War — 2011

James Earl Dean 2011

All My Children (TV Show)

All My Children — 2008
All My Children — 2008
All My Children — 2008

Richie Novak 2008

CSI: NY (TV Show)

Live or Let Die — 2006

Will Graham 2006

The Restless Breed (Movie)

1957

Run Of The Arrow (Movie)

Silent Tongue 1957

The Mole People (Movie)

Arab Boy 1956

Guest (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Talk (TV Show)

The Talk — 2011

2011