He’s turned a corner as of late and isn’t wearing his Spencer dagger necklace, but Bill Spencer is one of the most memorable bad guys in the history of The Bold And The Beautiful!
Don Diamont, after playing Brad Carlton for decades on The Young And The Restless, took on a more antagonistic role when BB hired him to play manipulative Bill Spencer, Jr.
While the love of a good woman (Katie, played by Heather Tom) has helped Bill turn some things around, fans will never forget all his bad boy moves! Here’s a look back of five of his finest!
Forsaking All Others
Katie (Heather Tom) suffered from post-partum depression after giving birth to her and Bill’s son Will (Finnegan George). While not in her right state of mind, Katie urged Bill to reconnect with Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). Bill and Brooke — who were not suffering from post-partum depression — acted on Katie’s request.
Bill was determined to tear down Spectra Fashions and build a tower for himself in its place. He was so focused on blowing the building up, he pressed the button setting off the explosion that razed the structure with his son Liam and Sally (Courtney Hope) still inside. This set off a chain of reactions that led to Bill’s next rotten move.
Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Liam temporarily split after his and Sally’s smooch came to light. A distraught Steffy slept with Bill after Liam walked out.
Steffy’s parents Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Taylor (Hunter Tylo) maintained that Bill forced himself on their daughter. While that’s not true, Bill could have walked away given Steffy’s emotional state but he chose not to do that.
Lies, Lies, Lies!
Bill wanted his niece Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) to have the man of her dreams, Thomas Forrester (then-Pierson Fode). So, he lied to Thomas that Caroline was dying. In turn, Thomas broke Sally’s heart and returned to Caroline.
Eventually, the truth came out, leading to a Thomas/Sally reunion that was short-lived. Bill’s lies became the truth after Caroline died unexpectedly of a blood clot.
It wasn’t easy for Liam to try to get his dad to be a good person so he resorted to blackmail. Bill’s response was to deck his flesh and blood, drawing blood in the process.
It’s one thing for Bill to use seductive charms and financial means to get what he wants. But punching his own son? We’re all for Bill returning to some of his wicked ways, but nobody likes a bully! Stay tuned to see what Bill does next! The Bold And The Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.