Though it’s been some time since he has been seen on-screen at The Bold and the Beautiful, actor Don Diamont isn’t sweating it. Bill Spencer is still as beloved a character as any rascally rake can be, and in the real world, the actor has a very special milestone to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Don Diamont
That’s because he was born on December 31, 1962, in New York City, New York, which means that this talented actor is turning 58 years old today! Diamont – born Donald Feinberg – adopted his mother’s maiden name soon after landing an agent. He began his career as a model, eventually becoming much-sought-after by titans in the industry.
In 1984, Diamont was hand-picked by Ken Corday to appear on Days of our Lives. Diamont played Carlo Forenza for a full year and then accepted a role on a competing soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
At YR, he played gardener Brad Carlton, who exploited both his business acumen and good looks to climb Genoa City’s social ladder. By the early 1990s, Brad was a respected Jabot executive wed to the boss’s daughter.
Diamont exited the role of Brad in 1996 to pursue other acting opportunities and he subsequently appeared on Baywatch, Diagnosis Murder, and High Tide. He made a triumphant return to YR in 1998, and he remained there until executives released him from his contract in 2009.
In March of that year, it was announced that Diamont had accepted an offer to join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, and he made his debut on May 12. Since that time, he has starred as “Dollar” Bill Spencer.
In 1990, Diamont became the first daytime actor to be included in People Magazine’s list of Most Beautiful People In the World. Nineteen years later, the magazine declared him the Sexiest Veteran Soap Actor.
Outside of his acting and modeling career, Diamont is an active contributor and advocate for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and he is known for being the spokesman for Sure Ultra Dry products and the Morris Home Furnishings store in Dayton, Ohio.
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