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206 June 25th, 2014 Burgess Jenkins Chats On Taking Over The Role Of Billy Abbott On Y&R!

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This week on The Young and the Restless, Burgess Jenkins debuted as the new Billy Abbott. The actor follows in the footsteps of two stars: now three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller who chose to leave the series late last year, and David Tom, who returned to the role and replaced Miller only to be let-go by the number one soap and in turn replaced by Jenkins!

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Burgess at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception last week to get his initial thoughts on taking on the pivotal role that has been the topic of conversation for many a Y&R fan, working with his new co-stars including: Peter Bergman (Jack), Emmy winner Amelia Heinle (Victoria), and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), and how he views the inner-life of the complex Billy and more. Here’s what he shared!

How have your first few weeks been at The Young and the Restless?

BURGESS:  My first few weeks at Y&R have been fantastic!

Has your on-screen brother, Peter Bergman (Jack) been nice to you? (Laughs)

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BURGESS:  Never! (Laughs) In fact, not only has Peter been incredible, gracious and kind, he was the first person to call me and wish me well and welcome me to the show.  He is an incredible class act!  And as I was saying to Peter earlier, and I could not have meant it more sincerely … from the first time that we met to the days right after and leading up to my first day on the set, I felt this bond with him like brothers would feel.  It was really cool.

Do you feel a lot of pressure coming into a situation where the very popular Billy Miller stepped down from the role of Billy Abbott, and David Tom returned to the role only to be let-go?

BURGESS:  I don’t really feel that way, because I feel like I have a job to do and I am really embracing and enjoying doing that job. Everyone has been incredibly supportive moving forward and not only that, but I don’t know all the ins and out of that stuff and what went on… and I will leave it at that.  I can’t speak intelligently about what went on before because I don’t know all that happened.

Your fans on Twitter seem to be excited about your new gig!

BURGESS:  My fans have been wonderful and welcoming. It’s great to have a fan base like that.

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How has it been working with your new Y&R leading ladies, Amelia Heinle (Victoria) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea)?

BURGESS:  Terrific… both of them! They are very giving actors and the chemistry with both of them is wonderful. So much is about the writing and what it represents and you feel it in the scene work.  It’s really very palpable and nice.

Stepping into the role of Billy Abbott, what do you feel is the essence of this character?

BURGESS:  Billy is loose cannon and you don’t know what you’re going to get, and I don’t think he knows.  He is very earnest and passionate. Billy means what he says and he doesn’t always make the right decisions, but he is doing it because he is trying to do what is right.   I love that about him. He is a flawed, wonderful character.

What was your audition process like to get the role primo of Billy; your reel and then a test?

BURGESS: There was a review of my reel, but then I did come in to test for it.  I wanted to meet the people I was going to be working for, and it was really nice when I did.

So, what did you think of Burgess’ comments?  What has been your initial impression of him in the role of Billy Abbott? Will you give it some time to let the audience get adjusted to seeing him as Billy … and let him settle into the role?   Let us know!

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  1. Cassie says:

    I want Billy Miller. This is just ridiculous. He seems very kind, and generous and he’s an okay actor but there is one Billy Abbott. Billy Miller.

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    Pan replied

    The show died when Billy and Michael left that day. This new guy playing Billy could use some black mascara, lol. Are there any Llily fans? How has she stayed on the show so long??? I think they should make Mariah the real Cassie.. with all the weird stuff they do, maybe this is the plan. Ian could have stolen her from the hospital years ago. Keep Sharron crazy… she’s so boring when her and Nick are in love. Nick has always been such a whiney xxx character @@, lol. Jill and her Aussie husband locking each other in the basement… really, really… make them stop.

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    Kim Huck replied

    LOVING NEWEST BILLY THANKS

    rose in michigan replied

    I agree..100%

    Monica Junge replied

    They might as well kept Tom, I like him better than this one.

    Sue Catton replied

    I liked DT to after the Billy Miller, and I get that there are changes that have to take place on any show, but “new guy” doesn’t seem to fit the roll, he doesn’t even look like a Billy with red hair and goatee, I myself don’t think that he’s gonna last, and for some other characters that have left ie: Phyllis, JT, Mac, etc. the show just hasn’t been the same over the last year, although I love Y&R and I will watch as long as I’m on earth
    So I was just sayin

    Deb replied

    I agree! Billy Miller is the best! You are ruining the show by getting all these replacements!!

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    Tiff replied

    I miss Billy. But I love the original David Tom. What the hell is going on with Y&R. This new guy can not replace either one of the Billys. Get David Tom Back!!!!

    Scott Millican replied

    And what were they supposed to do? Not re-cast the Billy Abbott role?

    Billy Miller left, wouldn’t resign with Y&R, so the producers of the show had no choice but to replace him with another actor.

    That is what people don’t get, these actors like Billy Miller, Michelle Stafford, etc, etc. They left when their contract is up. They obviously have no interest in continuing with Y&R, otherwise they would have resigned, or there are things going on behind the scenes that they just cannot accept. Either way, the character lives on without the actor that made the role famous.

    Just deal with it and move on. Don’t like it, you have a choice not to watch it.

    wolfsmistress replied

    Scott, Miller wouldn’t re-sign because Y&R refused the one thing he asked for … outs to be able to do other projects. Other co-stars have them, including Steve Burton, JFP’s golden boy, but he and Elizabeth Hendrickson (both of whom were NOT hired by Jill Farren Phelps) asked for outs and were refused. After not being able to get outs, which other co-stars DO have, and it being the ONLY renegotiation point on both Miller’s and Hendrickson’s parts as the sticking point to leaving, it falls COMPLETELY on Y&R’s shoulders for not honoring something that could have so easily been worked out. No extra money, no big demands, just “may I have time off so I can do other projects?” And getting a big fat “NO” for their efforts.

    Deal with it? Sure, the fans are doing just that, by having the show constantly try to get someone to replace the actors who were so marvelous in the roles they can’t, seriously, be replaced satisfactorily.

    So who’s to blame? Miller and the other actors who only wished to have outs, like their co-stars, or a show who flat refuses to let them have those outs, their only request, and then they quit and the show scrambles to find replacement actors to fill their shoes, usually poorly?

    Sounds to me like it’s the show’s fault, all around here…
    wolfy

    Celeste replied

    Burgess Jenkins is a terrible replacement as Billy! He looks much too old, is not a good actor, and does not fit Billy’s personality AT ALL. How did this guy get selected for the job? Seriously!! D.Thom was not great, but Jenkins is awful in this role. Billy Miller was absolutely the right personality for the character. PLEASE, Y&R…..bring in a better actor for Billy! Jenkins is definitely NOT in the right role, IMHO.

    Carrie Johnson replied

    I LOVE NEW BILLY

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    SusieQ replied

    David Tom was much too young did not work for me. The new Billie Jenkin although not our beloved Billy Miller I think will work. Please make him a little more fun loving.

    jcfree replied

    I agree with you..

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    jackieroberts replied

    Really wish Billy Miller would come back…..but very exited that David Tom is gone!!!!

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    Trish replied

    Love Miller. . Got used to David Tom I didn’t think he was to young I don’t understand that at all! I know Miller isn’t coming back but bring back Tom at least! This new one no!!!!!

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    Cynthia replied

    I agree that they should have Billy Miller back if possible or David Tom. I just don’t care for the new guy. I don’t see that there should be a problem if these actors take on other jobs when they are on hiatus or their character is not on. Many people have more than one job. I have been a fan since day 1, and it is hard to get used to different people in roles.

    Eileen replied

    Noooooooo!!!!!! David Tom was Awful!! Not sure yet about this new Billy. So far he doesn’t fit the part of Billy Abbott but he’s better than DT. Billy Miller was spunky and sexy and fun…. so far this new Billy not so much! Do something with his hair and loosen him up a bit! I think Gina Tagnoni is going to be the only recast they get right. I think she is going to be a perfect Phyllis.

    Deb R replied

    give the new Billy a chance! Miss Billy Miller think he was the best yet, Have been a fan since it started people come and go just part of life.

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    Cyn replied

    I want Billy Miller back! They should have worked with him to get him resigned. Too many character changes lately. This show needs more stability and continuity with its cast!

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    Christine replied

    These last two Billie’s that replaced the Billy we all loved! It’s just not the same!! I was very disappointed watching these two Billy’s ! I feel that your ratings are going to fall! Too many changes us right! No one likes to have to get to know the Billy I or swapping actors out for different actors! I’m really bummed I just don’t get that enthused when I know actors are leaving and swapped out for a new one!!! It really makes me sad. Because I’ve watched your show since I was a teenager! But now I don’t get excited to see what’s going to happen, the thrill us gone and I’m very sad

    patsylou d'riera replied

    I LOATHE burgess Jenkins!….I do like “Stitch”

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  2. Random says:

    nope, no one will work except Billy Miller.

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    Kathy Smith replied

    I agree that the role of billy his sucked since billy miller left

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    Maurice replied

    I agree

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    Harry replied

    No, David Tom did not suck. You Billy Miller fans need to let him go and move on. He is replaceable. Tom did an amazing job under incredibly challenging circumstances.
    You all did not give him a chance. Learn from your mistakes and give this new guy a chance.

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    Tiff replied

    Just get David Tom BACK!!!!

    Shelatermiester replied

    I SO agree!! All the gripes about David Tom were totally unfounded! He was doing a great job!! Billy Miller left because he wanted to. The show didn’t get rid of him!So far, I am wishing David Tom was back. But change is constant on soaps and I have nearly always ended up liking the new actors they bring in after they have had a chance to really settle into their role.

    Salhoward replied

    I agree. David Tom was not that bad. Billy Miller is gone. So be it. I don’t like this new Billy (Burgess) at all. His looks donothing for me. I much prefer David Tom. Get rid of this one and bring David back.

    jackie archambauly replied

    David Tom started the roll as Billy Abbot.
    …Billy Miller was good,too…was glad to see David Tom back…not crazy about the new “Billy”….I agree, people didn’t give David Tom a chance.
    Bring back David Tom!!

    Pina replied

    I disagree. David Tom looked like a child, not the flawed man his character is. I like the new Billy (Burgess). That’s what a man looks like. Yummmm.

    Kira replied

    My personal opinion is that David Tom was doing an adequate job playing Billy. He and Miller both had similar youthful looks so I don’t get this whole Tom is too young excuse. Miiller fans will never accept anyone new, and that goes for the new guy too. I personally find Burgess to be a poor casting choice. He looks too old and talks with a mild Southern accent. What Wiscinsin native talks like that? I give him 5 months tops and then I’m sure he will be out the door too, joining Tom.

  3. Sissy says:

    Welcome Burgess!

    I think he’ll do great and I hope people will give him a chance to settle in and make it his own.

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    su0000 replied

    There is no one that can now make Billy Abbott their own..
    Billy Miller is Billy Abbott and the character belongs to Billy Miller..

    (they should not have recast )

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    Derrick replied

    Get over it! BM made the decision to depart his role!

    4ever DAYS replied

    He’ll be another epic fail.

    Sharon replied

    You are dead wrong, I was very sad when they fired David tom, But the new Billy is sexy and the man can act. I am happy I gave the new actor a chance. You sound very negative all the time, on these posts. Please go take your meds, you will feel better.

    Scott Millican replied

    Actually David Tom is the one that originated the Billy Abbott role, not Billy Miller.

    In either case, Billy Miller decided not to resign his contract with Y&R, and leave for greener pastures. So what is Y&R supposed to do? Not use the character? Of course not, everyone is replaceable. If they don’t want to work there, fine, replace them.

    Real Deal replied

    Actually, Billy Miller wanted to stay. Jill Farren Phelps wanted him gone. He wanted the same contract he’s had for years, but she used a lame excuse to cut off negotiations and sign David Tom. She burned Miller, just like she did Muhney. She wanted Steve Burton as Y&R’s lead. That’s why Miller is so bitter.

    wendy replied

    I am liking the new Billy.Burgess welcome.
    Get rid of Cane and Lily!

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  4. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    David Tom shouldnt have been replaced…this nuBilly ill wait and see…i havent watched as much as others because i just never really connected to this show but i still tune in on occasion

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    Harry replied

    I agree, Jim. David Tom was really rocking it these last few days.

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    Wayne Lawless replied

    David Tom was nailing the role in the past many weeks. It’s sad to let him go. He had a manly sensitivity in the role that will be missed.

    Deb replied

    David Tom could not replace Billy Miller! They need to get rid of Abby. The old one was better!

    Tiff replied

    David Tom is the first adult Billy y’all. He set the the bar

    Eileen replied

    Are you kidding???? David Tom was horrible
    as Billy. He made too many stupid faces and
    just didn’t cut it. He had 6 months to convince
    everyone he was Billy and according to
    all the comments the majority of the fans
    Didn’t like his acting either. I’m giving the
    new guy a chance to convince me. There
    will never be another Billy Miller! Sure miss
    him and MM. ;-((((

    Avelina from Santorini Greece replied

    Agreed. They didn’t even give David Tom a chance and I for one don’t think anyone will work except billy miller.

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  5. su0000 says:

    Burgess’ is better than DT..
    but he is nowhere near being a Billy Miller..

    there can be only one Billy Abbott and that is Billy Miller
    Billy Miller owns the trademark on Billy Abbott …

    ((without BM, they should not have attempted to recast ..

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    Harry replied

    No, Billy Miller does not OWN the trademark on the character of Billy Abbott.
    Now taking the initials of BM into meaningful consideration, you need to get take some fiber and let it pass.

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  6. mary smith says:

    I watch every day and CAN NOT stand this guyas Billy Abbott. You need to find some else or bring back Billy Miller, Billy Miller is worth any dollaramount he wamts, as obliviously he CAN NOT be REPLACED.

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  7. Linds says:

    I have only watched one day but I thought he did a great job slipping in there. He seemed like he did understand the character. chemistry with AH was better than it was with David Tom – although DT had really good chemistry with MCE (chelsea). I liked Billy Miller. I liked David Tom. I was anti DT being let go.. so I had every reason not to be very open minded with BJ.. but I decided to be and he pleasantly surprised me. Lets see where this goes. I know one thing – we have had way too much turn over with Billy Abbott and we need some consistency! So unless Miller somehow wants to come back some day and this guy wants out, no more Billys! :)

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  8. Jimmy says:

    I like him so far! In terms of the tole, I think he’s better than David Tom was, but that’s not to say DT is a bad actor; he’s not. I just don’t think he fit into the role like he did when he was previously on the show anymore. Billy has changed so much since then, but it didn’t seem like DT had. So, welcome Burgess Jenkins!

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    mollie replied

    Well said. I agree :) to all.

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  9. Penny says:

    Billy Miller left the show of his own accord. He will not be coming back. His fans need to get over it. No one is irreplaceable.

    Stop criticizing David Tom and now Burgess Jenkins.

    David would have done well if he had been given good material to work with and if they had kept him away from Amelia Heilne who has chemistry with no one, not even her own husband who played J T Helstrom. David Tom did very well with every other actor/actress on the show.

    Burgess Jenkins seems to fit right in and looks as if he could make the role of Billy his own. I hope he will have limited screen time with Amelia Heinle.

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    Jimmy replied

    Don’t get me wrong, I agree that David Tom is a fine actor, but the thing is, after having such a powerhouse like Billy Miller as Billy, and then replacing him with an actor who didn’t seem to fit in the role the way he did 15 years ago when he last played him, it didn’t quite work for me. Nothing against DT as an actor, I just think he wasn’t right for the role. Burgess Jenkins is a fresh face and he’s doing well so far IMO (granted he’s only been on for two days).

    However, I don’t agree with you about Amelia Heinle. Her scenes that won her an Emmy were very powerful and I think she rocked them. She’s a very good actress who had phenomenal chemistry with Billy Miller. That’s what I think fans were hoping for with David Tom, but it didn’t happen. That’s another reason I think DT wasn’t accepted, even though he’s a fine actor.

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    Suzi replied

    I agree totally. It is all about chemistry between two actors.

    Derrick replied

    I know right! I’m liking BJ as Billy!

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    Harry replied

    Penny, I agree with your every word. Fans in their rabid adulation of an actor who has moved on can be incredibly cruel to the recasts. These are human beings who need employment and who deserve fighting chance.

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  10. Tommie says:

    I think he is nice to look at, but it’s gonna take some time to adjust.

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  11. Bart says:

    I saw NuBilly on today’s show (6/25) and he was pretty good – it’s still a wait & see period with me…

    David Tom was not a good fit for the adult Billy Abbott – still sounds like a whiny teenager.

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  12. Harry says:

    I am surprised that many of the comments have expressed longing for Billy Miller. Sure, he was good but he was replaceable and he was beautifully replaced by David Tom. I accepted Miller’s departure, thought he had been phoning it in for the last couple of months anyway. David Tom found his stride and I was really seeing him as Billy Abbott–he came off cheerful, slightly tormented, mischievous and loving–all the attributes we have come to expect from Billy Abbott. It was a HUGE mistake to dismiss David Tom.
    This new actor is perfectly fine and I wish him all the best. However, watching today I felt incredibly mixed up and a little bit dizzy (I mean, more than usual).

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  13. deborah morgan says:

    Burgess is ok so far. Who was the genius that let David Tom go? He was spot on with Billy’s personality. He had the passion and fire that Billy Miller had when he had the role of Billy Abbott. David Tom was awesome.

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  14. Sandra cahoon says:

    Really ? Billy and Amelia have the most outstanding chemistry of any couple on daytime t v in a long time. Other than Nikkei and Victor. Please pay these actors their worth. We need all our soaps back. Young and Restless needs to keep the fantastic actors and actresses it has. THAT uswhat makes it

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    Penny replied

    I didn’t find Billy to be any great actor, He was alright but not amazing as his fans seem to think. He’s replaceable. His toothy, fake grin drove me crazy. Amelia Heinle has chemistry with no one, not even Billy Miller. I’m still wondering why she won an Emmy and why she is still on Y&R. She is one of the weakest actresses on Daytime Soap. She’s no Heather Tom. She will never be Victoria Newman to me.

    As to Eric Braeden he’s a one note, mumble, mumble actor with no talent. Same lines everyday because he can’t remember any other lines – You got that!

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    Dianna Stai replied

    I have never cared for AH, either. As far as Mariah being Cassie, I think the plot is to have Sharon had twins back then and they never told her that. One was “stolen” by a nurse or doctor, probably nurse as she doesn’t remember a father, and the mother turned to Ian Ward’s cult. I think they should do a DNA test on Mariah and that would show them she IS related to Sharon and Cassie.

    Mary E Ferguson replied

    I would definitely be doing a DNA the identical looks are just too curious to let it go…

  15. Louise Murray says:

    I like this new Billy, I like that he is close to the age for his part. I am willing to give him a chance.

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    Louise Murray replied

    Welcome

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  16. Mo says:

    I’ll give him a chance.

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  17. Liza says:

    No questions about his on-screen MOTHER, Jill?

    Wouldn’t Jess Walton be one of his co-stars?

    You forgot to ask about her when interviewing the writers too? I take it your’re not a Jess Walton or Jill fan?????????

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  18. sharon Dunbar says:

    I like you a lot better than the Tom actor!!!!

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  19. Iakovos says:

    Recasts are part of daytime drama. I miss actors in their roles, too. And Billy Miller — who I adore — was himself a recast. That’s how it goes. today’s daytime drama world seems so crazy… lower budgets, faster productions schedules, so many online spoilers and reports… the fact the character stays and the story goes on is a plus for fans of the genre and this show.

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  20. KK Davis says:

    David Tom was not the right choice the first time or the second time he got the chance to play Billy Abbott. This new guy looks as if he could be Peter’s Bergman’s brother, which is something I suppose. I wish this Burgess guy luck, he is going to need it.

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    Timmm replied

    Your right, the new Billy looks like him and Peter could be brothers. Billy Miller looked more like the original Jack, Terry Lester, and they could have been brothers. It may work out. I know that Burgess going one on one with the Mustache is more believable then when David Tom tried it.

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    Don replied

    I DOT THINK HE WOULD BE BELIEVABLE IN FRONT OF THE MUSTACHE HE DOES NOT HAVE THE BAD BOY STYLE THAT BILLY MILLER HAD THAT IS THE TRUTH AND THE MAN SEEMS TO LOOK TOO OLD FOR THE PART DOES NOT FIT FOR THE ROLE OF BILLY BUT WOULD BETTER FIT IN A DIFFERENT ROLE ON THE SHOW THOUGH

  21. Andrea says:

    First off. Billy Miller is the only Billy Abbott for this girl. But I’m aware that there is nothing I can do about it. So we move along to Burgess I think he seems like a nice guy his acting is better than DT so that’s a good start but where is the charisma???? The Billy Abbott I know can charm a women into bed with just a glance. As he should be able to do since He’s the baby boy of a very wealthy family. He should have a playboy esq. demeanor, handsome & charming! The biggest mistake they’ve made is not giving people enough time to adjust one day BM is there the next DT & now BJ. I just don’t think nuBilly will ever b the BM version of BA that we have all grown to love. And if we can’t have BM there had to have been a cute guy out there with some acting chops and the smoothness that can fill this role until a miracle happens & we get BM back!!

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  22. Linda Cusano says:

    Love him.. What a difference between
    him and David Tom..

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  23. Linda Cusano says:

    Love him. He’s gonna b a great Billy.

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  24. Eileen Hargis says:

    He is a pro. Knows the right things to say. Time will tell.

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  25. Eileen Hargis says:

    WHEN are u fans going to get it? There IS NO bringing back Bilky Miller. He was offered the role back replacing David Tom and HE SAiD NO!!!!!!!!!!!! He doesnt want to and isnt coming back.

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    Timmm replied

    Y&R screwed him and he is headed to ABC!

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  26. Molly Shelton says:

    I don’t leave remarks on these issue’s, but wanted to on this subject. I really liked Billy Miller, he had the personality of Billy Abbott nailed. David Tom was a terrific actor, I was getting used to him but my adjustment with him as Billy took awhile because he seemed so young. Burgess Jenkins has been good for the two days I have seen him, but he seems older than Billy Miller and David Tom. The fluctuating age differences is boggling to me. That’s where the adjustment comes in, for me anyway. I’m sure, as time passes, all adjustments will be made.

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  27. Kathy Sweet says:

    I like the old Billy much better.

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  28. meg , says:

    as long as they don’t hook him up with CHELSEA AND KEEP HIM AWAY FROM CONNOR.I’M FINE ,HES BETTER THEN DT,

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  29. linda says:

    He’s not Billy Miller, but I like this guy! Hope he can do the job………

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  30. Laurene says:

    “The chemistry is wonderful” Excuse me??

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  31. Brenda says:

    I do not like this new Billy..I don’t think he can act, I have been watching Y & R from day one, and am seriously considering quitting the show. I hate it when they replace the actors, usually I can deal with it, but this guy I CANNOT!!.. don’t know why, I loved Billy Miller, and David Tom. just my opinion

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  32. MPMAJOR says:

    David Tom was not given enough time to resettle back into his former role as Billy Abbott. I will always remember David Tom’s Billy and he is the original Billy, too. I don’t get the excuse that DT’s Billy was too young looking and the reason he was replaced. The character Billy Abbott is suppose to be younger than the fortyish Victoria. Billy Abbott not only was younger than Victoria, bue he always been immature in his behavior, too, and tended to act before thinking all his life. I think it is ironic that there was a lot of complaints about DT’s Billy being too young looking for Victoria and now this new Billy looks older. Will A.H.’s Victoria finally act her age now? She started acting like a teenager when she met BM’s Billy and all thru their courtship and marriage. Victoria never acted like a teenager when she was married to others, Ryan, Cole, Brad, J.T.

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    Jared replied

    Thank you for your post expressing reason amongst all this cult of Muhney and Miller. I don’t recall the daytime Titan Y&R being so driven by vocal minorities of fans who idolize the portraying actors more than the show itself. What’s worse is that the show runners perhaps listened to these people’s opinions. If this is the state of daytime drama, let them cancel them all. David Tom was gelling again, and the truth is that Victoria is too old for Billy. The character wasn’t even born until 1993, I believe. Victoria had already been married once or twice by the time he was born. And this nonsense about him being too young for the recast Kelly? That’s ridiculous. She’s a new character in whom I’m not personally invested. Why sacrifice a legacy character for this new unrelated character? I just don’t get it.

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    Mary E Ferguson replied

    he was born in 93 same year I had my son who is 21 this year…Billy July mine NOvember…and victoria was around the block a few times by then….with Brad, ryan, some other guy … and JT was a teen with Billy and then married Vicki …

    Mary SF replied

    LOL– you’re right, Victoria even when she was a teenager never acted like a teenager. She was barely home from boarding school and she was running a cosmetic company for Victor– that character acted like a fifty year old woman when she was barely out her teens. So the fact she finally got a chance to loosen up and act like kid was refreshing and fitting for her character— after having to be so serious and business like so early, she got a chance to lighthearted and laugh– which was part of the chemistry I like with her and Billy—as for the age difference, Victoria was born in 82, Billy in 93, which means Billy should only be 21– this why SORASing characters always messes with the history of the show– if they kept the timeline in tact, Victoria would have never hooked up with Billy in the first place, problem solved.

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  33. Charlene Hoekman says:

    I myself will give him a chance to get comfy as Billy Abbot. It will be a hard sell after Billy Miller, but I will give him a chance it will just time for him to get into the part. Just remember Billy had this personality that had a personality that no one really liked it it made him into who he is today. Welcome to the Young and the Restless show us what you can do as Billy please.

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  34. Cris says:

    I agree with the majority. Billy Miller IS Billy Abbott. Nobody can replace him. I feel bad for DT but he just didn’t cut it. I guess we have no choice but to give Burgess a chance. I have only seen two episodes with him. But Billy Miller is really missed. Bring him back PLEASE!!!!

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  35. Jack says:

    If Billy MILLER wanted to leave, we must let him go. That’s his choice. I miss him too, but all of these cast changes are making me dizzy. Does anyone else feel like a very BIG reason Y&R won best soap this year was because Michael MUHNEY was so AMAZING every single day??!! As much as I miss MILLER, I miss MUHNEY 500 times more. It also pained me to watch Hunter King take home the trophy at the expense of MUHNEY. I’m ready to pull the plug on Y&R after 38 years of watching.

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  36. Mary SF says:

    O shoot, I well just beginning to really like the chemistry between Tom’ s Billy and MCE’s Chelsea– and now that is blown out of the water— you can replace actors but you cannot replace chemistry, no matter how hard they try. And I was looking forward to a romance between Billy and Chelsea, because of their chemistry. Now I will have to wait and see if this new guy chemistry with MCE is as good as Tom’s as to whether or not I am going to enjoy this story of Billy and Chelsea hooking up— which all but certain, because the triangle involving enemies Adam and Billy with Chelsea in the middle is too good to pass up. At this point let Stitch have Victoria because I am more interested in this soon to be triangle than the Ben Vicky Billy one.

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  37. NERISSA says:

    WE WANT BILLY MILLER BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT SUPPORTING ANY OTHER !!!!!! the chemistry is completely off still.

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    Penny replied

    He left, He’s gone. He doesn’t care about fans who are pining for him to come back. TPTB asked him back. He refused. Get over it!

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    Jared replied

    Don’t include me in that “we”. David Tom is original Billy Abbott.

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  38. G. Wright says:

    Truthfully, I don’t like him. I didn’t care much for David Tom taking Billy’s roll. But, I could live with it better than Burgess Jenkins. No one can replace Billy Miller. He was the best! This guy’s looks just aren’t there. And the way he acts aint much better. I’ve been watching Y&R for 35 years now. I’m faithful in watching everyday. But this year was horrible. So many actors leaving. I cried when Phylis was gone. And Michael Muney, he was a lot of the show. And I pray that he comes back. Please slow down on so many changes. I wish Billy Miller was back too.

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  39. su0000 says:

    Some characters can not be replaced..

    Some characters can not be replaced..

    Billy Abbott and Billy Miller is NOT replaceable..

    There are times when the great ones leave a soap to let the character die, be gone..

    It is going to be much worse with the attempt to replace Michael M as Adam it will horribly fail..
    Adman and MM are one, and Adam should have remained dead..
    Billy Abbott, Billy Miller’s owned character died the day BM walked off the Y&R set..
    It will all explode when a new Adam appears.. I see it coming from witnessing the attempt to replace Billy miller..
    CBS/Y&R have buried themselves by attempting to replace two loved icons..
    It will not work.. Y&R=Idiots !!

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  40. Angie says:

    Am very disappointed Billy Miller is no longer Billy Abbott. Just saw Burgess for the 1st time on Tuesay’s show so I don’t believe that is enough viewing to determine whether I like him as Billy Abbott or dislike him in the role. I thought Billy Miller did a fantastic job in the role. Maybe Burgess will, too. Viewers, lets give him a fair chance!

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  41. Marie says:

    I couldn’t stand David Tom with his mumbling & hanging bottom mouth. So glad he finally got replaced!! The new Billy is a relief as far as I’m concerned. Love Y&R

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    Timmm replied

    Great observation. Hopefully he took that goofy hat with him!

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  42. Marci HI says:

    NO, no, no, no, no ! ! !

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  43. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I enjoy Burgess in the role, though, I would prefer to have David Tom still in the role. My only gripe is that he appears to be too old physically and look-wise to be Billy Abbott. That is my only gripe, but I’m very happy he’s joined the series.

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    Dger replied

    I only wish he’d shave all that facial hair off, he looks much better clean shaven. I think it might make his chemistry with Victoria come alive.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    /sarcasmbegin.
    Yes, because facial hair makes or breaks chemistry. Makes total sense.
    /sarcasmend.

  44. mike says:

    Y&R casting dept. scores another DUD. Even John Paul Lavosier would have been a better Billy.

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  45. Jared says:

    Ummmm, David Tom is the original Billy Abbott. Billy Miller was a suitable recast, but the latecomers and history revisionists need to realize that for each of you, there is going to be one of me. I don’t want to be antagonistic, but I blame the vocal minority of Billy Miller groupies for David Tom’s ouster. I won’t speak for him, but from my 40 years of watching and following Y&R, I don’t believe Bill Bell let vocal fan groups influence his decision making. Now, we have this unknown recast, and we all lose. I’m sure he’s a fine person, but I’m just not invested anymore. Just to reiterate, Billy Miller took over David Tom’s role, not vice versa. Please get your facts straight if you’re going to post on a message board.

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    su0000 replied

    David Tom was a minor, a child Billy Abbott ,
    and again later a teenager Billy, for awhile…
    DT was never a grown up, the man Billy.
    the married man with children who went toe to toe with Victor and gambled and all else that made Billy Miller’s Billy Abbott..

    And there were 3 minors/children who played Billy Abbott, not just DT.. :)

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    Dger replied

    You are so correct. Finally someone that gets it.

    Tracy Shumack replied

    I too have watched for 40 + years and realize that Tom played the role first, but that was back in the early teen years…he was fine then..but as the adult Billy, Billy Miller was better at the part. I just didn’t like Tom in there as the bad boy Billy Abbott. This guy now seems to have a better fit age wise and character than Tom had, but it will take some time to adjust for him as well as the viewers. I just dont think that Tom could pull off the adult version of Billy…the contrast between him and Stitch was overwhelming…

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    Jared replied

    But that’s not the point. Stitch and Kelly and nu-Victoria (I’m still a Heather Tom fan/holdout) are the newbies and the recast, respectively. Amelia Heinle is too old for the role of Victoria. Also, David Tom, who did INDEED play the original teen/adult Billy (let’s not count the juvenile fill-in actors who were just there to take space), was the most logical and least jarring actor to resume the Billy Abbott role. Also, David Tom is older than Billy Miller, so none of their reasons for letting him go make sense. There are plenty of problematic characters on this show that need to be recast or eliminated: Abby, Kelly, Dillon, Stitch, Hilary (sp?), etc etc etc. Why get rid of the returning David Tom for another newbie when there are already TOO MANY new faces on this show, many who (bless their hearts) cannot act or are unable to bring their roles to life for whatever reason. They could have easily fixed this by bringing Ashley Bashioum’s Mac back, taking Billy out of Victoria’s orbit, leaving the door open for Heather Tom’s return, which NEEDS to happen, and focus on legacy known characters instead of people I don’t care about like Stitch and Kelly and nu-Victoria. I don’t want to be mean, but I personally blame the loud, yet minority, of fanatical fans who cannot let the cult of Muhney and Miller be gone for good. I’m tired of hearing about it (or reading about it). One was fired. The other quit. If outrage should occur, it should be on behalf of Michelle Stafford, who was essentially the star of the show. Otherwise, people, let it go. Now, no one wins, and we have another unrecognizable pretty face who doesn’t capture the role (so far). Finally, on an unrelated note, what’s the purpose of Dr. Barton Shelby? It’s a stupid soapy name for a show that has a history of using more traditional middle American names (like Nikki, Sharon, Phyllis, Jack, Jill). Also, why isn’t this luscious piece of manhood a recast for Malcolm? Do I need to drive from Vegas down to LA to help these idiots on Beverly Blvd. gather up enough money to buy a freaking vowel? LOL

    Mary SF replied

    I agree about a show shouldn’t write based on fan reactions because there is no winning. If they focus on vets people will complain the show is same old, same old; if they introduce new characters they want them to focus on the vets. Change the music and they will be uproar, but don’t change the music people will complain the show is out of date. And characters, my goodness for every character that is liked and equal number hate that character. And there will never be any agreement on who should play who— one of the reasons the soaps have declined because the head writer used to be the producer and they had one vision for the show they wrote for, now they write by committee, focus groups and network brass. The day I saw two characters on Days discussing the virtues of Midol, in the middle of a scene was the day I knew daytime will never rebound back to their glory days.

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    Jared replied

    Thank you. A voice of reason. :)

  46. D L Rutherford says:

    I hope we can adjust to Burgess…but my goodness I don’t think he can act at all. The other actors seem to just crush him with their acting skills. I agree that Billy Miller is missed, Adam is missed, Phyllis is missed, the old Abby is missed, and on and on. Can you tell I don’t like change ? lol

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    Dger replied

    I think Burgess should have done some research on the part of Billy Abbott and the show in general. To come into a part and an interview and say “I don’t know all the ins and outs of all that stuff and what went on” , I don’t believe is very professional. At least learn some of the history of the part you’re going to be playing.

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    Don replied

    Burgess in not a fit for the role of Billy Abbott this is simple as that and sooner or later people are going to see that he would be so much better in a different role on the show but now there is no chance of that happening because it would be too confusing for the viewers.

  47. Amanda Berry says:

    Billy Miller did an outstanding job as Billy Abbot, but I do agree that he chose to walk away from the role. He was replaced by David Tom who did play the role of Billy A. previously, and he was doing a great job. The new Billy definitely does not look or sound like either David Tom or Billy Miller. He is a very good actor, but I’m remaining openly indifferent. Its very hard to see so many changes to great actors in lead roles. But I do wish Burgess well, and hope he embraces the role & makes it his own (so to speak), and makes the rest of us Y&R/Billy fans become his fans & become enchanted by his acting skills too!!

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  48. carol ann says:

    Billy is no longer an important character. Want to rock things??? Let’s bring Adam back (using the actor who was portraying him when the accident happened.

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  49. Tracy Shumack says:

    I am one that is glad that they took David Tom out as Billy…he was okay as a teenage Billy, but he just didn’t have what it took to play Billy Abbott as an adult. I LOVE Billy Miller, and he will always be Billy Abbott to me, but this new guy Burgess seems to be pretty good, and looks more the role of Billy Abbott. He looks age appropriate and a little more like he could play the bad boy role. I hope they bring back the old Adam though as they have lost Phillis and don’t think they can replace her easily. I liked Billy and Victoria together but I really like Stitch and Vicky together now. I think that this mess with Kelly is going to be more on her than Stitch when it comes out. I just hope Dillon and Paul pull through this mess

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  50. Mo says:

    Seeing him for the first time yesterday, I thought, I don’t like him. But Billy Miller isn’t coming back so I’m going to have to try to adjust. It’s going to be hard though.

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  51. p a southward says:

    I will give him a try don’t judge him to harshly. I have to say I miss Billy Miller .

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  52. Karen says:

    The new Billy comes off a bit too serious and doesn’t look like a Billy… more like a William if you catch my drift. I know the current plot calls for intensity but I don’t see anything playful or fun about the new guy and that’s what I liked about Miller playing the part.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    To me he looks like one of the Waltons(Ben Walton)…lol

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  53. jackie says:

    People need to realize this is pretend. You have to use your impanation and give new faces a chance.

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    Dger replied

    Implantation? Or imagination?

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  54. Jennifer Parramore says:

    I will give the man a chance but I don’t think any actor can measure up to the beloved Billy Miller!!! It really isn’t anything against any actors to come in it’s just we LOVE Billy Miller and we just can’t help it! Good luck to Burgess though!

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    Jared replied

    Let’s be careful about the usage of “we”. Bill Miller was an adequate recast for David Tom. I personally was grateful they made the decision to bring back David Tom, and I feel a huge mistake was made to bring yet another new face to a show already inundated with newbies. David Tom was the logical choice to return to the role of Billy. Had he been given a chance, instead of berated by a loud minority of BM fans whom the show runners obviously listened to, we all wouldn’t have to suffer yet another newbie.

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  55. Elizabeth low says:

    I don’t feel the depth Like the other two
    This one is totally different in looks. I guess u all were going for
    The rugged look. Don’t feel it.

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  56. jackie says:

    Imagination

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  57. Teresa Youmans says:

    I am sorry to say that this guy is not the one for this roll :-(
    First off he really isn’t a good actor, and he is too stiff to play
    Billy. We need a out going person for this roll. The scenes I
    have watched he seems to be trying to keep up with his leading
    ladies. To me their isn’t any chemistry between him and either
    woman he is suppose to have a connection with! If I was a casting
    director on Y&R I would put David Tom back in the roll before I would
    keep this guy! From what I have read alot of people feel this way!

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  58. Bernadette says:

    I will give this guy (BJ) a chance. I know he will do great ’cause he is a great actor. It will take sometime to adjust but I know, I will…. Welcome to Y&R Mr. Jenkins!!!

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  59. Kay Middleton says:

    He is like breath of fresh air. He has taken to the roll effortlessly, unlike David Tom, although David did try. David is a good actor if he is put into the right roll. He doesn’t fit the roll as Billy Abbott anymore. I wish him well in his next venture. Welcome Burgess!

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  60. Trish says:

    Bm was the best one and if people can’t see that they have no taste!

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  61. colleen says:

    Needs to shave

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    Dger replied

    Agree!

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  62. Sue Hart says:

    I have already enjoyed his acting on Army Wives. He is fine as Billy.

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  63. Nanci says:

    I am over BM now. He doesn’t want to return, so whatever.
    I am willing to try to get used to new new Billy. And I think
    that he might be okay in the role. Just have to give him time.

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  64. s goodman says:

    please bring back billy miller, and michael to be adam againg, it seems like jill phelps is try ing to ruin the young and the restless, look how many changes she has made, maybe they need to get new writers and producers and keep the old actors

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  65. Pam Kaelin says:

    Good luck you will need it. I cant wrap my brain around anyone in that role but Billy Miller its not the same show.

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  66. Trudy Harwood says:

    I am a staunch supporter of Y & R and I was very happy to see the latest Billy leave. Thank you! Burgess looks like he will do well in the role of Billy. I liked him right away. I don’t know whether I’d like to see him stay with Victoria or not, but, I think there will be drama when Adam shows up. Who will that be? Nobody knows but I’m sure we’ll find out soon. Good luck Burgess, great job so far!!!

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  67. Cece says:

    The new actor playing the role of Billy Abbott is awful! Get rid of him NOW! Please!

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  68. Charlene says:

    I loved Billy Miller, he was a character, made me laugh with all of his facial expressions and body language. So sad to see him go. However, the new Billy Abbott, Burgess Jenkins seemed as though he was a little nervous on the set or a little “stiff”.. I think once he loosen s up a little then he will be fine. I give everyone a chance before I like or dislike. Although, everyone brings their own unique acting to the screen, I believe Burgess Jenkins will do just as a good of a job as Billy Miller.

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    Don replied

    I don’t think so but so far he does not fit at all

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  69. Anne says:

    It is said they replaced David Tom, because he “LOOKED” to young….Are you KIDDING me???? He fit in perfectly with Victoria and also Chelsea…..David Tom came in after Billy Miller was let go due to not being allowed time off…..and he was rocking Billy Abbott…..I am not at all crazy about this new Billy Abbott…he just doesn’t have the “BAD BOY” down…..Just my opinion….

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    Don replied

    WHAT U ARE SAYING IS TRUE MY DEAR, PEOPLE SEEM TO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT BILLY MILLER PUT LOTS OF PERSONALITY INTO THE CHARACTER SO THAT THE SHOE WILL BE HARD TO FILL AND THE NEW BILLY SEEMS TO HAVE WITH THE BAD ASPECT OF THE CHARACTER.

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  70. faye fraser says:

    Every time they change a character we all say we don’t like him or her, but after awhile we get use to them and all is well again. I say give him a chance, you never know, you may turn out to love this new billy!

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  71. Gloria Hanson says:

    I really miss Billy Moore. I finally got use to the n
    ext Billy and now another
    one. Please get Billy &Victoria back together.

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  72. Susan Roberson says:

    I became a fan of Burgess Jenkins when he was on Army Wives. We all need to accept that Billy Miller is not coming back. His choice. And David Tom just wasn’t working this time. So let’s support Burgess and give him a good honest chance. I wish him all the luck in his new role. Welcome to Y&R !

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  73. cynthia says:

    I think the new Billy is going to work out. He does kinda remind me of the old Billy.
    Didn’t care much for David Tom he just wasn’t right for the role of Billy.

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    Don replied

    i don’t think that new billy is right either it is getting worse

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  74. rod detlor says:

    Welcome,please bring back Billy Miller,this new guy is hum,hum and David Tom cant act,,we want Billy..we want Billy

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  75. Vicky says:

    I think Burgess Jenkins will fit right in. Good Luck to him. Young and Restless is my favorite show for years now. Get Victoria back!!!!!!!

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    Don replied

    he won’t fit but i guess time will tell but he might be out by thanksgiving day or earlier than that.

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  76. Stephanie says:

    Billy Miller just had a way about him and the chemistry was absolutely there with whomever they paired him with. David Tom is a very talented actor but I agree with so many who’ve posted before me that he was not the right choice for the role of Billy Abbott. I do feel Burgess Jenkins already has better chemistry with the women he stands to get romantic with, and I will enjoy seeing this role continue to unfold for him. I will say that over the last several months I have started to question what is happening off-screen. You don’t lose phenomenal talent without someone toxic in the background. I hope they pull it together because adjusting to this many casting changes causes a real disconnect.

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    Don replied

    he might have chemestry with vicki but not chels he is too old for the part sorry has no charisma at all the guy is empty sorry that is the truth

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  77. Irene M Wells says:

    Much better suited to the role. I liked him right away !

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  78. Glenda C says:

    I loved Billy Miller! I will be patient with the new guy. He’s at least cute. Adam is another story. I can’t imagine anyone filling his shoes.

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  79. mc3 says:

    what the f… stop changing billy. this burgess is way to old to play billy. don’t like this at allllll.

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  80. Tracy says:

    I get really sick of the way they keep changing people. We watch the show and no one asks us what we think. Soo it will just be you and the cast and us viewers will go on strike and stop watching the show. If you dont believe me keep it up and see what happends. We are your pay check. No viewers no pay check

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  81. Mary E Ferguson says:

    I loved Billy Miller as Billy…and rmemeber and loved David Tom as Billy years ago but I didnt get the right vibe or fit with David and Victoria…
    I think Burgess will be good so far I like him with Vicki and CHelsea….He seems more age appropriate but I always feel bad when someone HAS to leave…who will be the new Adam or will it be the old ADam…..and Phyliss>>>>>>>>>

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  82. Tammy Shepard says:

    I believe him time i will get used to him just like i did when billy miller came i always liked david tom the best

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  83. wolfsmistress says:

    At least Burgess looks and sounds more mature than David Tom, even though both are close to the same age.

    Poor David Tom was blessed with that baby face, so he just really didn’t fit into the part well enough once Billy Miller had stepped into Billy Abbott’s shoes and played him as a grown man, mature enough to have children, a wife, responsibilities and such. Tom’s baby face and higher-pitched voice were what really dragged him down in the eyes of most of the viewers, not that he wasn’t as good an actor, as he had originated the role of Billy Abbott and done a fine job of it when Billy was a teen and college student.

    Burgess at least LOOKS and SOUNDS mature, which is what I believe the show is going for with the character, and I believe that Burgess will grow faster on people than Tom will as Miller’s replacement. No, he’ll never BE Billy Miller, and have that cocky, arrogant, vulnerable charm that Miller brought to Billy Abbott, but I do believe that, given a chance, we’ll warm to Burgess well enough.

    Besides, I like the looks of this ginger-haired gent, having a son who’s one. Gives me hope for my own theater-loving, good-lookin’ kid. :)
    wolfy

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    Don replied

    I don’t he will last long if he can’t pull it off with stitch and others well he might be gone in fall

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  84. Don says:

    Burgess as billy abbott is a sign that adam newman might come back to the picture soon because of the friendship of chelsea and billy and I think that is why they were recasting billy in order to bring adam back.

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  85. Terri Smith says:

    PLEASE bring back Billy Miller.Noone can play the character of Billy Abbott like him.David Tom was good in his earlier time on the show but he didn’t come close to filling Billy’s shoes and now this guy is a big dud.I wish you would get rid of Lily and Cane as well as the rest of that boring family.Neil falls in love with every woman he sees and Devon is pathetic.Either give these people a good role or get rid of them.Bring back Adam keep Chloe away and let Phyllis die.Nick and Sharon belong together.Oh and one more complaint….Kelly’s replacement is not good either.

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    Annette replied

    Terri, you are so right. You expressed my exact thoughts. Neil falls in love with everyone, now you know Sophia was unattractive. She and Neil hooks up, have a baby, names him Moses (who in the hell names a baby Moses today? Devon is pathetic. He gets on my damn nerves. How can you sniff around some blind, helpless man’s wife like that? Oh hell, Neil did steal ugly ass Sophia from ugly as Malcom. Is it just me or do trampy looking Hilary always looks like she’s just got out of bed with some man? And why would Neil marry someone who caused him and his family so much pain. Lily and Cain should have left with that boring ass MaKenzie and TC. or TJ whatever his name was he was boring.

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  86. kelly says:

    I’m sorry but this guy Does Not fit the Roll for Billy Abbott. He looks way older then Victoria. This is not a match. Victoria and Billy’s look like a young couple, and they both are spunky, which makes it exciteing to watch them go around and around. Bring back either one of the Billy”s. Bring back Chloe, I just Loved Her Roll.

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  87. Sandra says:

    Still want Billy Miller back

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  88. LAC says:

    So far Jenkins seems to be ok, but I’m withholding judgment until I see a scene where Billy gets to be funny. If he can pull that off, he might do.

    No one will ever top Billy Miller though.

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    Don replied

    I don’t think he will the guy has no charisma keep it real.

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  89. Michelle Keenan says:

    Get Billy Miller back, he was the best. Honestly I thought David Tom was good, as he resembled Billy Miller, the new Billy, was on Army Wives, so I just can’t see him making it long term. We will see though. A long time Y& R fan.

    Michelle K.

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  90. Karyn Turner says:

    I have always liked David Tom, as the original Billy, back in the day, and when he returned last year. He is a very good actor and really adorable, but he looks VERY young for the role as it is now. I don’t like the fact that he was “let go” so suddenly and I would like to know the reason. Burgess Jenkins appears to be a more mature Billy as was the great Billy Miller. We seem to have a SORAS

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    Don replied

    HE IS OLD FOR THE PART AND HE’D BE BETTER IN DIFFERENT ROLE ON THE SHOW HE WOULD BE MORE ACCEPTED BUT NOW IT HAS BEEN DESTROYED BY THE CASTING DEPARTEMENT AND JFP SHAME ON HER FOR DOING THAT.

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  91. RMB says:

    I was very relieved to see BG as Billy Abbott! I believe he will be able to pull off the layers of Billy’s personality and hopefully also the sense of humour once he settles into the role. Let’s give him a chance. Tired of the changes!

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    Don replied

    be careful for what u wish for u might be disapointed in the end, i don’t think he will last long because the guy has no charisma no funny at all l am asleep during his scene so boring. zzz..zzzz…zzzzz.zzzzz.zzz..zzz

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  92. Izabel says:

    The knife is still in my back from when Billy Miller left y&r lol… But w/ an unsettled environment who could blame him. BM will only be BILLY ABBOT for me…. Feel so sorry for DT for being let go so randomly but I agree he just didn’t cut it…. HOWEVER, I got use to his whiny’, immature’ look & tone that I’d rather have HIM then this new guy who sounds soooo rehersed and staged its not even funny! BUT, a part of me will give him a chance cause hopefully once he gets comfortable he should improve on that.. I HOPE.

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  93. Sammie Jo says:

    I liked him instantly, he looks more age appropriate for AH than DT did and he can actually act.
    He doesn’t spit out his lines like he’s constipated like DT did.

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    Don replied

    billy miller is better for the part the man has not charisma unless if they adapt the role for him but i do not think it will happen because is not fit for the role burgess in not bad actor but not for the role of billy he would be more accepted if he played a new different character on the show that would be a better fit but if he fails it is because of the casting departement of miscasting him in the wrong role sorry but that is true.

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    Sammie Jo replied

    Billy Miller will always be billy, but we can’t have him.
    This guy may or may not have the charisma, but at least he can act unlike DT.
    I personally would have put this Burgess guy in the role of Adam.

    Don replied

    he can act but does not mean he is a fit to play billy abbott.

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    Sammie Jo replied

    True, but let’s give him a couple of weeks and see.

  94. Terry says:

    Why did Tom get fired? He was much better than Burgess.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    They recast Billy again, due to “change in storyline”.

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    Don replied

    NO, THEY THOUGHT THAT DAVID WAS TOO YOUNG FOR THE PART AND DID NOT WIN FAVOR OF THE VIEWERS.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Don, you cannot actually believe that. Stop being deluded and brainwashed by the haters, please, makes you look quite pathetic.

  95. Sharon says:

    David Tom was like a wimpy whiner in the role of Billy! I just could not think of him being Victoria’s “man”. Billy Miller was best and even then, had a tendency to whine and groan. The new guy is fine. We’ll see. I want BM back!!

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    Timmm replied

    They should have casted David Tom as a whiny, bitchy barrister at Crimson Lights!

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  96. Laura says:

    Why was David Tom let go. If we could not have Billy Miller, Tom was the next best. The new one does not fit at all.

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  97. Don says:

    I would have accepted Burgess in a different role in Y&R it might’ve worked but in the role of billy no billy miller did an amazing job in the role it hard to fill the shoe sorry he may not last long.

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  98. jaybird369 says:

    A few things:

    1. Very sadly, Billy Miller is N-O-T coming back PERIOD. It is what it is.
    2. David Tom was let go from Y&R. Again…it is what it is.
    3. The nuBilly (that Burgess Jenkins dude) seems to be working out OK…so far. But…if BJ gets fired or ends up quitting, then the show’s writers (from there) should just write out the character of Billy Abbott ALTOGETHER!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!

    Deuces, ya’ll.

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    Don replied

    they will write the character off in BJ does not succeced they will go in a different direction with the show without billy on it.

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  99. GB21 says:

    It really would be nice if the ratings could go higher. I know a lot of followers have left. Maybe it is time for some new followers to continue to watch. Sometime you have to give a person a chance in a new role. They need time to grow. Some actors grow faster than others.
    There are going to be times where there will be some new change and the followers will not have any control over the new change. Take the change in stride and keep watching the Young & The Restless while we still can.

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  100. Sue Tiffany says:

    Love the new Billy!! Great on the eyes, more sofisticated. The last one (Thom) wasn’t right for some reason. He became annoying.

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    Sami Garner replied

    Yea! I think he is really good and will get better, and he looks like an Abbott.

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  101. Dee says:

    I have been watching for at least 35 years, not too sure about the future. Hate this new BA, either old BA was ok. Really don’t like all the new characters and story lines, too farfetched. I do think Mariah will be Sharon’s twin daughter separated at birth.

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  102. Timmm says:

    Here is the problem with anyone playing the role of Billy Abbott. Mr. Miller did a hell of a job. He is GONE! We have to accept someone as Billy Abbott. Why is it that I know how to do this and everyone in casting at CBS does not. What you need to do is see actors and audition actors who look like Billy Miller, act like Billy Miller, with his charm and sense of humor. If I have a guy who walks in and wants to audition and he doesnt have that smile, that charm, boyish man look, with a flirty sense of humor, not too tall, too old, reads well with his close characters, I’m not auditioning him! Period! There are thousands of actors looking for work. Find them and give them their big break! Until then , write the character off!

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  103. faye34 says:

    this new billy is awful young and the restless needs to get on their hands and knees and beg billy miller to come back and also adam to

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  104. Diane says:

    The character of Billy needs to go away on a very long business trip for a long time! Neither of these two replacements have the charisma of Billy Miller! David Tom was a huge mistake, thankfully he’s gone. This new guy does nothing for me and seems stiff and uncomfortable in his scenes. Thankfully the DVR has a FF button.

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    Don replied

    New billy may be out in 6 or 8 months and they will the show in a different direction without billy so in other words do not recast a popular character.

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  105. NERISSA says:

    Billy Miller was it for me.. No replacement needed. JFP should have given him what he wanted which was nothing she does not give to others!!!! this new guy looks older than Jack, I mean come on!!! Sorry but I can’t see anyone taking Miller’s place. This was a character that always lacked spice and importance until Miller took the role! He made us all fall in love with Billy (a gambler, a cheat) we still rooted for him!! 3 Emmy’s means he was doing a whole lot right and should have been treated with more respect than he got!!

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  106. Lisa says:

    Billy Miller is the only Billy Abbott, no one can take Billy Millers place ever..

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  107. Diane Mraz says:

    I really enjoyed watching Burgess Jenkins in the movie; Susie’s Hope. He was fantastic. I also like him playing Billy Abbott in; The Young and the Restless. He is a fine actor.

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  108. Yvonne says:

    Sorry,Burgess Jenkins do nothing for me. I agree with others who says Billy Miller should be taken back or send this Billy on a trip to find Adam. Love Stitch, hope he is father for Victoria’s baby, and it turns out he was protecting Kelly from the father. Now he is in the witness protection program . He is such a caring doctor, please keep him.

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  109. Annie says:

    Hi I enjoy Y&R. I think Billy Miller was the best Billy. He gave life to Victoria’s character. Victoria is boring and the new Billy is boring. Miller breathed life into Victoria’s character. Chelsea is a bore too. Lily and Cain are super boring. And just one more thing is anyone else sick of Nikki, and Sharon. (Too many skeletons jumping from their closets) Now Victor and Jack are great.

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