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342 October 30th, 2015 REPORT: Burgess Jenkins OUT At The Young and the Restless As Billy Abbott!

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In what looks to be a move that has been a long time coming, Daytime Confidential is reporting that Burgess Jenkins is out as Billy Abbott at Y&R and that the show is recasting the role again.

Jenkins followed David Tom, who took back the role he originated from Billy Miller, after the three-time Daytime Emmy winner decided to depart the CBS Daytime number one soap opera.

According to the DC post: Jason Thompson, who has now made his decision to exit General Hospital, could be a leading contender for the replacement, but the series is moving forward with a nuBilly no matter if Thompson could be a potential recast or not.

No official confirmation from Jenkins at this time, or the CBS soap, but clearly there are definitely things being shaken-up on the daytime canvas this November.

So what do you think of the news of the departure of Jenkins? Many fans feel he never caught on in the role, are you one of them? Who would you suggest to play Billy Abbott next? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below!

So, what do you think about the report that Jenkins is out at Y&R?  Are you glad if he’s out since the majority of the audience felt he never quite caught on as Billy? Who would you suggest to take over the role?  Would you even cast Jason Thompson in this role? Do you hope another actors plays the part?  Share y

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  1. Christine says:

    I hope they do recast Billy !

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    Elizabeth replied

    Me too. With Roger Howarth.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Interesting choice. Love Roger Howarth and would prefer he was just about any character BUT Franco.

    SZima replied

    Umm, RH is MUCH too old to be Billy!!

    MBmomof3 replied

    I’m sure SZima is right about the age thing.

    Cassie OBrien replied

    I really wish they would bring back Billy Miller. He is the best Billy yet.

    Lynn replied

    This is the best news I have heard in a long time! I never did like the current Billy. He reminded me of a wooden mannequin from the get go. Good riddance and take Stitch and Colin with you.

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    Shelby replied

    I want Billy Miller back.

    Gail Page replied

    I want Billy Miller back to! Y&R should have done all they could to keep him in the first place!

    Chris replied

    Since Billy Miller just committed two more years at GH and is not an option, Daniel Cosgrove would be a perfect choice for Billy and he would stay put in the role. I like Jason Thompson and all but he is no Billy.

    Angela dixon replied

    I don’t care who plays Billy Abbott as long as his role stays on y&r

    AJah replied

    I’m with you girlie…I never like Burgess…he was better off on Dawson Creek. I’m not too fond of Stich either…I would just love it for them to bring Billy Miller back…with his sexy self ;)

    AJah replied

    As quiet as it’s kept…I don’t care for Victoria…since Heather Tom left.

    Bev Davis replied

    yes return Billy Miller!

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    Karen replied

    I like Burgess Jenkins but he never fit the role like Billy Miller did. Someone at Y&R should bring in Tom Eplin for a role – especially now that Jensen Buchanan is on Y&R. I agree with those that wouldn’t mind a Summer recast.

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    ivyleaguer replied

    Any of you who though Burgess Jenkins was a good Billy Abbot are nuts. Not only is horrible as Billy he cannot act nor can’t he memorize his lines. I am sick of his constant cue card reading. He’s in an emotional scene and he looks out into space to catch his next line. Jess Walton and Jeanne Cooper were notorious for reading cue cards but the audience could never tell cause they could actually act.

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    Colleen replied

    No that ok he dies

    Candy replied

    I think the only one that can do the job Is Billy Miller! That’s all I am saying! Is he coming back or not????

    Tami replied

    I actually loved Burgess Jenkins as Billy! I thought he did a great job! He is being recast because he wanted to be with his family and they lived far away!

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    Dee replied

    Bring Billy Miller back! Y&R you have too

    Maitead replied

    I liked Burgess too and thought he did a good job but the role belongs to Billy Miller and bring Heather Tom back as Victoria….

    Janice replied

    I agree. Billy has to have a balance. And be exciting and intriguing all at once.
    I never adopt to the current Billy.
    However I wish him all the best!

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    Mikita replied

    I think Billy Miller should come back as Billy Abbott.

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    Thomasine AKERS replied

    I would prefer the old character that playef Billy Abbot from the beginning. He was funny and fit the role perfectly. Bring back Billy Miller. Who now plays the brother to Steve McGarett on the show ‘Hawaii Five-O.’

    Lee319 replied

    I love Burgess!

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    Perry replied

    The writing is terrible. Victor is God on the show and no one can touch him. Victor always threatens people and acts like he is going to kick their butt. Cmon he’s pushing 75, lets be a little realistic. Stupid show anymore.

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  2. MBmomof3 says:

    Wow, big shake UPS in the soap world! I guess he never really was Billy, but he had an impossible task. I wish him all the best. He grew on me.

    No, I can’t see Jason Thompson as Billy either. Not for a lack of talent, he’s. just not Billy. Or Adam. I love Justin Hartley as Adam.

    If they can’t get Billy Miller maybe they should “rest” the character a bit. Too many recasts in too short a time. If they must recast, get it right this time. Billy is a very important character.

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    JayeLynn replied

    I can’t stand Hartley. He’s yet to capture the Adam Newman that Michael Muhney created. I guess if you like shirtless hunks, then you like Hartley’s style of “acting”.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I think I’m one of the few female soap fans that really could care less about love scenes. But I won’t hold him being a shirtless hunk against him. He’s a good actor who also happens to be a hottie. Good combo in the soap world.

    eventsdiva28 replied

    I agree!

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    Toni Fitz replied

    antfitz
    I think the new Adam Newman has been very good. He has captured both the evilness and loving holiday that the original actor had. As for Jenkins he never got the role. He’s blah. He never captured the edginess that Billy Miller had.

    Kathy replied

    I NEVER liked Muhney at all. Justin Hartley is perfect as Adam in my opinion. I don’t care for Burgess Jenkins as Billy but I didn’t like the Billy before him so I’m at a loss.

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    frances scialla replied

    Have to agree with you need to get this right this time. Someone must have known when recasting this actor wasn’t a fit. Too bad. Don’t think Jason Thompson is going to be a good fit. Too many from general hospital going to the young and the rest less. Hope known their aren’t going to recast the actor that plays Adam really like him took over role really good.

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    Cscott replied

    Bully Miller, definitely!

  3. Llanviewer717 says:

    I am completely shocked and disappointed. I liked him. Burgess was making the character his own. I am so sorry to see him go. I wish him very well in this future.

    I sincerely hope they aren’t thinking of trying Jason Thompson. He absolutely wrong for the part.

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    JUDY replied

    TOTALLY AGREE…..NO ONE WILL BE LIKE BILLY MILLER, BUT BURGESS WAS GOOD…HE WAS REALLY COMING AROUND…..THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER YOUNGER ACTORS THEY NEED TO LET GO…..GOOD LUCK TO HIM…..

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    Nikki replied

    I agree and they should start with Summer. She never fit the role at all.

    Jill replied

    I absolutely agree with you Just. Burgess was doing a really good job. He will be missed. I don’t like Jason Thompson and he is not an appropriate Billy Abbott replacement.

    Kate A replied

    Agree with you!

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    Sarah replied

    I really like Jenkins as Billy, and am totally surprised they are recasting (again!!) At first, I really missed Billy Miller, but he is superb now as Jason Morgan on GH. He adds a lot of depth to that character. Well, characters and actors come and go on soaps. I’m okay with it, as long the soaps stay on the air.

    clh replied

    It may have been better to keep him out of Victoria’s story lines, they had zero chemistry. As a matter of fact he had no chemistry with anyone .

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  4. AngelBear2016 says:

    I havn’t watched Y&R for years-every since they put a villain through a meat grinder. Have no respect for this show so who they recast the Billy Abbott part with is — so what!! I did watch Y&R when Michael Muhney was there and also Billy Miller (just not as Jason Morgan on GH). Best wishes to Jason Thompson he will be missed.

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    SZima replied

    If ya don’t watch the show, why are you commenting.
    We care even less for your uninformed comments!

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    AngelBear2016 replied

    Just wanted Y&R to realize GH fans would not follow Jason Thompson to their show–in fact I’m not watching soaps anymore but do appreciate MF!! Saw his post and wanted to support him. Thank you for 20/20 insight–but I’m not interested in your opinion.

  5. su0000 says:

    I say;
    about time!
    Burgess Jenkins was a horrible Billy !!

    I hope Jason Thompson will not be cast as Billy, he would not be a good Billy, either.
    He do much better than Billy, a role that very had to cast/step into.
    He should save himself and say no, if asked..

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  6. Lou Piikes says:

    Burgess was a fairly decent actor, but he was miscast in the role of Billy Abbott.

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  7. robert says:

    not surprised. fans didn’t really connect with him. the Adam reveal was hurt by the weak scenes of Jenkins. Y&R’s demos have been bad,so I think the show may bring in someone that connects better with younger viewers. I don’t think Jason Thompson is the right fit either. I hate JFP is filling the show with her friends. The storytelling is extremely weak. The person who really needs to leave is Kelly Sullivan. Her acting is bad,and she has no chemistry with anyone

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    Karen replied

    Kelly Sullivan is excellent and Y&R is #1 and growing and JFP is highly regarded well-paid and we don’t know about you

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    Nikki replied

    I agree Karen, Kelly Sullivan is an excellent actress. My gosh the scene where Nick practically had to drag her out of the hospital room was nothing short of amazing. As for her connect her & Adam are great together. That park scene before he delivered the baby was great & so much emotion. Her connection with Nikki & Victor is something that has never been seen. Nikki usually hates every girl Nick goes with but my favorite is how well her & Sharon get along. As for Jason Thompson playing Billy YUCK. Can we try to remember Billy was a spoiled kid, an alcoholic, a gambler as well as a bit of a play boy. Jason Thompson is as bad a fit as Burgess.

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Kelly is a really good actress, sad u cant see that.Poor judge of talent!!

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    Sue replied

    I don’t like Sullivan either. Everything she does is over the top and sugary sweet. I hope she’s the one who Michael finds really killed Dehlia.

    joanne replied

    No one will be a great replacement for Billy Miller. They almost need to quit trying to re-cast and send him on a vacation for awhile. I agree about Kelly Sullivan. I think she’s terrible. She makes the worst facial expressions/overacts and lacks chemistry. She was fine on GH but that character suited her and she played crazy well (hmmmm, maybe because she really is?!). She just doesn’t work on Y&R. But as a friend of JFP, she isn’t going anywhere. It’s the only reason some of these people stay employed.

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    michael e. replied

    couldn’t agree more about kelly sullivan. she is probably not a horrible actress but she isn’t good in this role. and as far as her character getting along with nikki and victor, it’s a soap opera – it’s just a matter of time before they hate each other. the writers are trying to make her likable because she’s so bad.

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  8. Michael says:

    Burgess was a major bore throughout his time as Billy, I’ve been awaiting his dismissal since the day he debut. He is not 100% bad at acting but just not good as Billy Abbott.

    Jason Thompson could do a good job. Then you have guys like James Stephenson (ex-Jared, Passions) Tom Pelphrey, Michael Park, Adam Gregory, Brandon Beemer, Kyle Lowder theres just so much that can do much better than Burgess

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    mollie replied

    Tom Pelphrey….now there is an interesting suggestion for Billy Abbott. Wonder if he is still doing soaps?

    He could make a recast work. Good actor, too.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Tom just wrapped up Banshee. Hes doing a play in NYC right now. Isnt really interested in soaps and long term contracts.

    Kelly replied

    Tom Pelphrey perfect recast for Billy!!!

    Don replied

    I am not that he is dismissed from the role. I knew that it would happened I predicted that after a year or eighteen months he might exit the role and was right. He is not a bad but not good enough to play billy abbott and does not any chemestry with other characters.

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    mollie replied

    You are right…Burgess M. did not have much chemistry with the other actors. He DID improve, but I never saw him as a long term actor with Y&R, either. Even it TPTB give Billy Abbott character a rest, they NEED to get the next re-cast right…so many wonderful soap actors to chose from!

    blake replied

    Tom Pelphrey is such a great actor, he should still be on soaps.

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    SudsySoutherner replied

    Tom Pelphrey would make an EXCELLENT choice as a recast for the role of Billy. His played a wonderful bad boy with a good heart role on TGL. I so wish that would happen!

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  9. Eileen Hargis says:

    I rarely EVER agree with JFP decisions and this one is no different. Wrong to let Burgess go, even more wrong if they put Jason T. in as Billy Abbott. Jason is a fine actor but wrong for the part, no quirky or mischievous in his acting. Better to make him an entirely new character. But she never learns from her mistakes, this wont be any different!!

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    Don replied

    It is rumor that JT will play billy abbott not confirmed as for burgess i am not surprised that he was let go it took y&r a year to realize that burgess was not good for the part and in that case it was the best decision they made but that does not mean that Jason Thompson will play billy abbott

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  10. su0000 says:

    oohhh k..
    Now I believe Billy will be badly burned in the fire..
    He will need facial reconstruction (same as Adam) so his replacement can look like anyone.
    Yup.. another burn victim getting a new face .. LOL

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    Nanci replied

    Or better yet, Billy doesnt get hurt in the fire, but simply decides to take Victoria and the kids on an around the world cruise vacation for about a year. A way to rekindle their relationship, etc. We would get a nice break from Victoria that way, and after a year, a Billy recast would be easier for fans to
    deal with.

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    Harry replied

    No, no, no–we do not need an explanation for a new face. Please,enough of reconstructive surgeries.
    We have watched recasts since forever without reconstructive surgery.
    Fans get the idea of suspended disbelief.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree. Fans don’t need ridiculous explanations. Remember in the old days of soaps when a new actor came in a voice would announce , “The role of Billy Abbot is now being played by….” I’d rather have that then a long drawn out storyline for why the character looks different.

  11. George says:

    My God! How many Billys are we going to see?? I think that the casting department has a problem and they cannot choose properly. Maybe abandon the role for good!!

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  12. Franco says:

    Okay, two people. Either hire Leonardo Dicapro in the role or bring back David Tom!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I liked David Tom.

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    Jimmy replied

    David Tom really should have been given a much better chance than he had. It was the following-in-the-footsteps syndrome that most recasts face that took DT down. But I would take Tom’s version of Billy over Jenkins in the role ANY day.

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  13. Nanci says:

    BJ has been Billy for awhile now, and although he never seemed a great fit, I had become used to him as Billy. Now another recast? Why now? Feel bad for him.

    Dont have ideas for a replacement, but I have seen the actor who plays GH’s Patrick, and no!
    He bears no resemblance at all in looks or anything else.

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  14. clh says:

    Hope he finds a role right for him, but it wasn’t Billy.

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  15. JustSaying says:

    Anyone but Billy Miller. That ship has sailed.

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    JayeLynn replied

    Billy Miller has no intention of returning to Y&R. Jill Farren Phelps ran him off with a bad faith contract negotiations ploy. She then announced David Tom’s return to embarrass BM and stick a knife in his back before Miller’s negotiations’ collapse was announced. There’s no love lost between the two of them.

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  16. elm51 says:

    it took a lot for me to get used to burgess in this role & now that i have tiic are getting rid of him………………………….wow

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  17. CeeCee says:

    Oh, oh, oh, yeah!! Be still mine heart!!

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  18. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    They shouldve stuck with David Tom…JT would also be a miscast!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree.

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  19. Grace Kuhn says:

    No one will replace Billy Miller. Bring back Billy Miller. Grace

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  20. Jane says:

    If Burgess never caught on as Billy, then why did #YR keep him as Billy for 2 years or a little over?

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    JUDY replied

    GREAT QUESTION……

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    Don replied

    Burgess did not play the role for 2 years but for almost a year and half. The production knew since the summer that burgess was not good for the part and they kept him because they had to find a way to finish the character storyline. Burgess only signed with the show for 1 year so that is why the show did not fire him right away they had to wait for his contract to expire to let him go but because billy was in a major storyline they had to give an extension for a few months to complete his storyline.

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    Harry replied

    Jane, I think it was because they had to save face after firing David Tom after two New York seconds had passed.

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    Ashleigh replied

    Haha that sounds about right!!

  21. Jamesj75 says:

    I’m actually shocked by this news! I thought Jenkins did a great job in difficult circumstances. To my eyes, he made the role his own, was a good and appealing actor, and seemed to have chemistry with his costars. I was also shocked to see the characterization of “long time coming.”

    So now what? Another heavily scrutinized recast?!?!

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  22. James R. Poissant says:

    So this is how the rumors started about Jason going to Y&R. I guess anything will be okay as long as we have stories about Billy although I am a little shocked to hear Burgess was being let go. I would have figured if he wasn’t catching on, the show would have done something a long time ago. I do hope for the best for the actor.

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  23. Mark Y says:

    This is sad news for this viewer. I think Burgess was outstanding as a grown up Billy Abbott grieving for the loss of his daughter which dominated his story from the moment he stepped on screen. The playboy Billy died with his daughter. An adult Billy emerged for the first time. I”ll miss Burgess.

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    elm51 replied

    this is exactly how i feel……………

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    kalamaty replied

    Very well said!

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    Mark Y replied

    My pick for a recast would be Daniel Cosgrove who was effective on Guiding Light and As the World Turns. He’d do well as a mature Billy who might occasionally fall off the wagon and have a good old time.

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    JUDY replied

    TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT……

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Very well put Mark Y. Characters should grow and Billy grew with Burgess.

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    GAB replied

    I totally agree with all you said. David Tom was great in his role on Y&R years ago, but he did not mature into the person we need as the current, today Billy. Absolutely! Burgess stepped into the role with more maturity and for the all the reasons you stated. Billy Miller was great in the role but unfortunately, I think the “bosses” messed that up for him and all of the fans.

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  24. Joe says:

    I really liked him. He’s not Billy Miller. I wish they would stop already with these firings and recasts. Just when I get used to someone and grow to like them, they are suddenly removed and replaced. Makes it very hard for me to stay tuned anymore. This just confirms that nothing pleases Jill Farren Phelps. She’s made a mess out of that show’s cast.

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  25. Becky says:

    Oh no! It took me awhile to warm up to him as Billy. Now he IS Billy. I’m not happy with this news, and certainly don’t see Jason Thompson as Billy. I hope they find someone they can stick with soon.

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  26. Joel says:

    Kyle Lowder could be good.

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    JustSaying replied

    I thought about that but sometimes he over-acts or over reaches.

    Plus he looks a little too much like Adam.

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  27. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Burgess was miscast in the role of Billy Abbott, but he did grow into the role. He’s working more now that he’s being given the proper material meant for him than he was before, so I’m saddened to see him go. I personally would’ve never let David Tom go; he was not given the right material and story direction. They said they wanted to use old Jabot flashbacks, and they never did.

    As for recasting Billy for the sixth time in an adult role, I say write the character out for a long period of time. Maybe one year or so, and then bring him back with a new actor, or someone like David Tom or Mark Lawson. Jason Thompson would not suit the role of Billy at all; he’d fit much better in the role of Scott Grainger or a new character, etc. Though, I’d rather see him at Days of Our Lives, where I think he’d fit in more.

    I will miss Burgess, but I would like to see Billy off the canvas for a while, to reboot the character.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    I totally agree that Jason Thompson is not suited to the role of Billy. He would have made an interesting Adam. Not that Justin Hartley isn’t doing a fine job. Mark Lawson is a very interesting thought. I’d like to see his take on the role.

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  28. Paddy says:

    I think that’s the right decision – he never fit for me. It’s hard to think of anyone other than Billy Miller playing that role. Jason Thompson could be interesting, but we are playing a lot of musical chairs with current soap actors – why?

    If there are more shake-ups to come, I hope it’s related to Kyle, Summer and Abby being replaced or shipped off somewhere.

    And can we reverse the personality transplant on some of the others (Neil, Lily, Cane, etc) please?

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  29. boes says:

    I’m going to miss him. He’s a talented guy and brought a lot of that talent to his portrayal of Billy, even in the face of fanbased backlash because he wasn’t Billy Miller, and a lot of uncalled for comments on his looks.
    I think he looks fantastic.
    He’s had a good career so far away from soaps and I expect he’ll be back in prime time before the dust settles.
    Y&R is in terrible shape, writing wise these days, and losing this guy, and then possibly replacing him with Jason Thompson of all people just confirms how badly that ship is being steered.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Completely agree. If they bring on Jason Thompson because he’s a “get” in the ridiculous casting war between GH and Y&R that is a huge disservice to the show, the cast, the fans and the important role of Billy Abbot. BJ was fine as the adult Billy. Personal growth of a long term character should be accepted and embraced.

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  30. Mo says:

    I AM THRILLED! He cannot act. He has no chemistry with anyone. I don’t see any emotion. He does not draw me into his scenes. He is just blah.

    I hope they can find someone good. They were able to recast Adam successfully. They can do it with Billy. They just have to find the right actor.

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  31. A.S. says:

    I’m semi-not surprised. I’m party of the group who never quite thought of him as Billy Abbott. He had a total different feeling about him, and approached the role very differently.
    As far as a recast- I love Jason Thompson. He could totally do the charming/charismatic Abbott thing… And add the sarcastic humor too- but he doesn’t LOOK like an Abbott. If he had Sandy brown hair there’d be no question.
    I also thought of Brandon Barash. He’d be awesome too.

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  32. kalamaty says:

    I genuinely feel bad for the guy… I think he’s a fine actor and he played well with the best of the daytime world, he was just woefully miscast in the role and why TPTB didn’t catch on to that sooner is really puzzling.

    Perhaps they should let the character leave the GC canvas for a while, before debuting yet another incarnation of Billy to the audience.

    Best of luck to Burgess.

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  33. Carolina says:

    Jason Thompson is great but he looks nothing like the Abbotts nor does he exude that ornery, boy next door charm that Billy Miller had.

    There’s hundreds of unknown actors out there that would be a better fit. This is obviously another ploy to attract viewers from another soap.

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    Nanci replied

    Totally agree. JT seems stiff, not at all playfully ornery or having that certain charm.
    Not to mention his too dark hair and eyes. Just would not be a good fit!

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  34. jeremy says:

    Billy Miller, also going back to Y&R….. Leaving GH in coming montjs :( :$ :@

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    elm51 replied

    billy miller is leaving gh only to do a movie & some pilot work then he returns to gh…..

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  35. k/kay says:

    Maybe you might try writing the character out for a while but I figure that Thompson would not have left his job with GH if he did not have something lined up this rumor has been going on for months. Sorry cant see JT as Billy Abbott either but as someone pointed out they had tons of Kevin Buchanans on OLTL and tons of Tom Hughes on ATWT. I just wonder when JFP and FV are going to quit acting like children with this back and forth and start running your show.

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  36. Blake says:

    Wow they must be going on their 10th Billy now. Y&R already has to recast Adam and they are losing Stitch also.

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    Nikki replied

    Why do they need to recast Adam again? Adam (Justin Hartley) just signed another 2 year contract according to Daytime Confidential.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Nikki, I’m glad to hear that Justin Hartley is staying. I didn’t know why so many posters were saying Adam was going to be recast. Thanks for that bit of good news. That’s a relief.

  37. CeeCee says:

    PS. I don’t know if Jason Thompson is a good fit for Billy Abbott….too serious!
    I would love to see Aiden Turner (AMC…Anna’s nephew); but, he has an English accent. He would be perfect, though; if he could only ‘acquire’ a regional American accent.
    OR; Colin Egglesfield (AMC….Erica’s transplanted baby boy; and from RIZZOLI and ISLES). Just sayin’.

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  38. carol says:

    I thought BJ was doing a good job as Billy. It took a while but I got used to him. I can’t see JT in the role at all.

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  39. Michael says:

    This has been a long time coming. Glad that his days as Billy Abbott are just about over.

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  40. Sheila says:

    Adam should be not going jail
    Cause I don’t think he kill the little girl

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    Gwen replied

    Adam shouldn’t go to jail for killing Delia. But, he should do some time for not coming forward when he realized he had accidentally killed her. Everyone who loved Delia deserved to know the truth about what happened to her.

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  41. Tammy says:

    I, personally, would love to see Billy Miller back in the role. I’m not sure anyone else will ever able to become the personality that he showed in the role. Everyone else is just a wanna be Billy Miller!

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    Penny replied

    Billy Miller is awesome and filling his shoes as Billy will be hard for anyone!! They really messed up when they let him get away!! He was my favorite actor on Y & R. I have started watching G H just to see him and he is great in his role there. Can’t imagine any actor that would compare to him!!

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  42. Sus says:

    About time. Can’t stand him. He doesn’t have chemistry with anyone.

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  43. Jeff says:

    Too bad, he was finding his groove as Billy. No Jason Thompson please! Cast another actor.

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  44. richard says:

    I would definitely like if PT made his way over from GH, he is gorgeous and can act!! He would set smoke alarms off with Chelsea, but if he does, keep his Billy away from AH’s Victoris!! She puts me to sleep!!! There is only one Victoria Newman Howard, and that’s Heather Tom!!! I feel bad for Burgess, this is another cllassic example of fans bitching about a a recast and now the man is unemployed!! I felt like Burgess was really growing in the role and was warming to him!! Social media can really have an effect on ppl!!! I’m sure Perter Bergman wasn’t immediately liked when he took over from Terry Lester or when they switched Jills from Brenda Dickson. I wish Burgess all the best. Same thing I feel like happened to Guy Wilson, ppl need to realize Guy didn’t kill will, the WRITERS did!!!! SMH…..

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    WHO is PT??????

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    Timmm replied

    Fans/viewers do have a right to bitch, we support the show! Burgess was given an ample amount of time to click and he just didnt. HOWEVER, you do bring up a good point about the Jack and Jill recasts. Terry Lester was the best Jack BUT Peter IS Jack now and for a long time and I wouldnt want it any other way!

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    Gwen replied

    I just thought of something. If Heather Tom took over the role of Victoria, there’s NO way that David could be Billy. Ewwww, creepy!

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  45. Bart says:

    So long
    Farewell
    Auf Wiedersehen
    GOOD-BYE!!!

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  46. Ashleigh says:

    Yahooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

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  47. Leu says:

    I really liked Burgess Jenkins in the role. No, he wasn’t Billy Miller, but that’s the point. I’m disappointed to see him go and wish him well in his future endeavors!

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  48. Carole wadle says:

    I like Jenkins, wish he would stay

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    alexis bean replied

    i like him too

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  49. j9 says:

    Wow. He was just coming in to his own, in my opinion. I was not a fan of his portrayal at first, but the last 2-3 months, I liked when he was snarkier. They should have had him like that with a bit of a snark edge since day one. I think they need to give us a break before NuBilly 3 begins if they plan on recasting this role. I certainly wish him well.

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  50. Harry says:

    I feel bad for Jenkins–he finally fleshed out Billy and made him his own. To me, he was a grown up Billy Abbott. These last few weeks with the Adam reveal Burgess Jenkins has proven himself as an actor. Folks just compared him over and over to Billy Miller which was unfair to Jenkins as it was to David Tom.
    If Jason Thompson is the new Billy, that could work but I hope they do not try to explain away his new face with re constructive surgery. We viewers have endured recast after recast without the new face being explained. Just have Billy go off to some tropical island for a few months and come back with Jason Thompson’s face but with his hair colored dark blonde. I think JT could work well with Victor, Jack and he might have some fabulous chemistry with Victoria.
    I wish Burgess Jenkins all the best–he was given an impossible task and did well under the circumstances.

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    su0000 replied

    Hey Harry..
    No no no..
    I hope JT is subjected to fail of another Billy. I would not want to have him go through that.
    Billy Miller made the Billy charter so much his own that is very hard to replace Billy.
    Jason Thompson is not right for the role.

    JT is an excellent actor but not as Billy Abbott.
    Just because he will be free from GH doesn’t mean he should stick his fine azz in the fire being another failed Billy Abbott.

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    Timmm replied

    It is a big role to fill and although Jason is talented, fans would be very critical. He would be brave to do it!

    Timmm replied

    Your right Harry. Just have the announcer come on when Jason enters the scene as Billy. “The role of Billy Abbott is know being played by Jason Thompson!”

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  51. Timmm says:

    Billy Miller was the best! David Thom, well he wasnt the worse but the part matured beyond his looks and actions. When he had scenes with Victor it was un-watchable! So, you guessed it , Burgess was the worst Billy! NOT the worst actor. He just didnt fit the role. I am happy he is leaving but not stomping on him because he is unemployed. He wouldnt be for long if GH was interested in him as a recast of Frisco Jones. THAT would work! As far as Jason Thompson as Billy, well, it would be an upgrade. He is very talented and he and Victoria would fit well together. Not sure how he would click with the Abbotts though. I saw Jason as more of a Adam recast. [If Justin Hartley were to go] Either way, as they say in the real world, this move is best for ALL parties involved.

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    Rose replied

    No, no, no, as Burgess recast for Frisco. Love to see Frisco back, but Burgess hasn’t show the kind of playfulness and spontenaity needed for the role.

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    Timmm replied

    Rose, there is nobody like Jack Wagner. Burgess looks the part but I agree, he comes off as a stiff. He didnt have the Billy Abbott charm, for sure.

    Aria replied

    Frisco? Are you kidding?

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    Timmm replied

    NOBODY replaces Jack Wagner. I’m just saying, if they wanted Frisco back and Jack wasnt interested, Burgess could pull it off. He has the look and the dry sense of humor.

    Aria replied

    Frisco is suppose to be in his 50 at least, so if burgers took over is he suppose to play him older? Burgess is in his 30s so I’m just saying I know actors don’t play their real age for the most part but if burgess took on the frisco role he be Maxie’s dad, I’m just saying I wouldn’t be convince but hey maybe others would, he does look like jack a little.

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    Timmm replied

    I see your point but Jack Wagner looks younger than his age so it could work and Maxie looks young to.

  52. Tani Sterling says:

    Well, guess it isn’t a surprise. He was such a different physical persona from the previous Billy which presented an uphill challenge from the start. The writing didn’t help. I liked him, and felt he was subtly changing Billy’s character which was a plus. It was perhaps a miscasting from the start. However, for me he was starting to settle in.

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  53. diane says:

    He seemed to be really bored all of the time. In my mind Billy Miller is Billy Abbott, no matter who they put in his place.

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    Timmm replied

    You could be right so maybe they shelve the character?

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  54. Laurie says:

    I think this is a wise decision for Y&R. He’s a nice looking man with a great smile who has done fine in other roles. He’s quite decent at snarky & he wasn’t necessarily out of place on Y&R or on a soap in general, just HORRIBLY MISCAST as charismatic, flirty, passionate, mischievous but lovable screw-up little brother to Jack Abbott. There is not 1 box of the above listed Billy Abbott traits that BJ’s displayed. There’s nothing wrong aging or maturing a character, but this was a completely different person-he doesn’t even look like a Billy, let alone a Billy Abbott. He looks like a Jack Abbott. Here’s what I want to know though:

    WHY did it take a YEAR & A HALF for TPTB to LISTEN to it’s FANS that BJ wasn’t clicking as Billy Abbott?!! Before him they had re-hired & ousted David Tom in record time-3 months wasn’t it? Fans were upset BM left, yes. I’m sure they would’ve been upset no matter who came on board at that time. DT at least captured SOME of the elements of Billy Abbott, but ironically looks too young for the role he was previously so popular & successful. If Y&R thought fans were upset over them recasting BM w/DT, it was NOTHING compared to the backlash they got & continue to get over BJ. They’ve dragged the Delia’s death sl out to unforgivable lengths, throwing BJ into countless heavy scenes along the lonnnggg way, culminating, HOPEFULLY, with wooden, non-emotional, monotone Billy admitting on the stand last week that it was HIS fault his daughter was dead, not Adam. It strikes me as odd that now the level of complaints have gone down & now that the hard, emotional scenes are over & some fans are just too beaten down to even care about Billy anymore, that they kick him to the curb. It just strikes me as lousy:
    1st-IGNORE fans asking for a recast 2rd-put actor in the deeply emotional scenes dragged out over a year 3rd-Allow some fans to get used to him or just not care anymore & allow the actor to feel more comfortable in the role & NOW oust him as the hard parts over. WEIRD. JUST WEIRD.

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    Timmm replied

    I think they were too deep in a story with Billy and needed ANYONE to fulfill the story and move it forward when BM left. Plus, they were probably hoping Burgess would eventually click and he didnt.

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  55. Nikki says:

    I was never a big fan of B. Jenkins but once again Y& R are changing characters after we start to get use to them. I don’t mind losing Kyle because we didn’t really see much of him to begin with but everyone loved Billy Miller and Jenkins was no replacement for him but nobody else is either. I’m use to him now and I thought he did one fantastic job in court. And come-on Dr. Patrick Drake as Billy Abbott? really and do they really think he would be a good Billy? If we can’t have Billy Miller, and David Tom looked like a kid beside Victoria then my vote is to stay with B.Jenkins. J.M.O.

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    Audrey replied

    Can’t blame David Tom if Victoria looks older. David Tom is older than Billy Miller and if you put pictures of them side by side Tom looks older than Miller. And I don’t mean a picture of Tom when he was 19…. I mean a recent picture of both.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    DT is 36 I believe but looks 25

    Nikki replied

    David Tom may not be happy right now but if he keeps his looks like he’s been doing the joke will be on all us who thought he looked too young for Victoria.

  56. DR says:

    I think it is the right decision. He had a chance to shine during the past few weeks with the culmination of the Adam trial and while all of the other performances were outstanding, Jenkins was just flat. He has been written some comedic lines also over the past few months and just can’t deliver them with any comedic timing. Unfortunately, it’s time to move on.

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    Timmm replied

    Good point DR. They hand fed him some amazing dialogue and he sucked! Sad because it was so important to the history of the story concerning Delia’s death!

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    Mo replied

    Past time for him to move on. And yes, his scenes were not emotional and should have been, but he couldn’t deliver. He can’t act.

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  57. Steven says:

    I think Billy Abbott is the most recast character of Y&R history!

    Poor Burgess Jenkins (I hope he finds another soap or goes into primetime)! :(

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    su0000 replied

    hi Steven,,
    And that ^^^^^^ is why I would never want to have Jason Thompson be another fail.
    Billy Abbott is an extremely hard recast.
    I do not see anyone taking over the role that would be a success..

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  58. Belle says:

    I wish you the best , Burgess!

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  59. damien says:

    can sage and phyliss go next?
    sage s character is cheesy! all smiles and then all nervous about her newborn baby!
    as well unless phyliss gets something to do besides being jacks sidekick ,shes useless
    sorry to say but if ashley doesnt get a real story, eileens waayyy better off over at days. y n r keeps promising her big things but never delivers. shes being wasted majorly

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    Timmm replied

    This is ALL true!

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  60. Mary Ann Enrici says:

    I think it will be hard to replace Billy Abbott because he had the looks, personality, and chemistry with Victoria. There was just something that captivated you about him and he was also funny and kinda like the bad little boy , you never knew what he was going to do next but you still liked him . I know he is on another show so you have to find someone with most of those qualities and that’s not going to be easy, good luck!

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    Gwen replied

    Well said.

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  61. Rose says:

    Since I’m relatively new to Y&R I haven’t experienced the changing of the Billy Abbotts like other long-term fans. And if Billy’s supposed to be portrayed like others have said, this wasn’t a role for Burgess. Not easy to step into those shoes. Like it seems Justin as done with Adam, who is also a badboy/good boy, muti-dimentional character. Or even Billy Miller’s take as Jason/Jake on GH. I think it comes down to Burgess monotone style of acting…maybe better suited to more serious roles…he just never seemed to have a light-hearted side in him when the story called for it.

    And definitely not Jason Thompson in the role. Just not the insecure, devious type needed for Billy A.

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  62. Audrey says:

    I’m surprised Burgess Jenkins lasted this long as Billy Abbott. He just didn’t fit the part. When Billy Miller left Y&R they casted the best possible person – David Tom – but let him go and to me that was a stupid move. He was the first Billy Abbott and was very good in the part. Given the chance he would have taken back the role and made it his own again. Boo to whoever decided to let him go.

    They will never find another actor that fans will accept as Billy Abbott because fans are holding on to the memory of Billy Miller. They need to make Billy go away for at least a year, then try bringing another new face to fill the role. They need to look back on the new castings of Adam Newman & Phyllis Summers… see what a difference a year makes.

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Audrey. David Tom was the 1st Billy then as a teenager but not a mature man..
    yes! Billy needs to be gone for a year, or so.

    David Tom(1999 to 2002) teenager
    Ryan Brown (2002 to 2003 )
    Scott Seymour(2006 a few months)
    Billy Miller(2008 to 2014) 6yrs
    David Tom(2014 to 4 months)
    Burgess Jenkins(June 24, 2014 to Nov 2015)
    Who be the next……………. (poor guy lol

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    Don replied

    Jenkins isn’t the only actor who lasted long even though not fitting for the part. I am not suprised I knew that it was going to happen sooner or later that is why some actor s sign most their contracts or a year and then if the show see potential they may offer a longer contract say for example 3 years.

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    Timmm replied

    DT was and is a good actor. He needs to go on a different soap and play a new character. He just didnt transfer from what he played to what Billy is now. His scenes with Victor were horrible. Why? Well, because when Billy was young Victor could scold him and threaten him and it seemed like a father who could really be effective with his threats. Today they need a Billy who can face Victor and hold his own. Miller used his charm against Victor and Jenkins used his maturity. David Thom today still looks like a kid disagreeing with Victor and it make Billy seem ineffective in EVER winning an argument with Victor. Again, I like David and wish he would show up on Days or GH.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    As much as I like David Tom as Billy, you’re right that his youthful appearance worked against him in his scenes with Victor and Victoria. Maybe he would have worked as Kyle?

  63. Mary SF says:

    Although Burgess wasn’t my favorite actor on the show I thought he was doing an decent job of portraying a more grown up version of William Abbot and the show must of have thought so too or they wouldn’t have left him in the position so long– I mean look how fast they got rid of DT.

    So my guess is the rumors will be true and JT will be taking over the role, because other than getting a big name actor in the role, I see no reason to recast Billy right now.

    Personally I can’t picture JT in the role, but I will give him a chance if it comes about— in the end the issues I am having with this show is how the writing is destroying the characters– every character is OOC and that is problem, not the acting. Even the best actor in the world can’t fix flawed and superficial scripts.

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  64. Mark says:

    I like Burgess Jenkins and am a fan of his–I’ll look forward to seeing what he does next. Unfortunately, Burgess wasn’t a good fit for the role given the way the audience has come to view the character of Billy Abbott. I wish Josh Kelly were available–he seems to have a closer mix to the “image” of Billy.

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    Alan replied

    Josh Kelly would have been a great Billy — and Marcy Walker would have been an ideal Phyllis recast.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree completely. Wishing BJ all the best. Josh Kelly would be a perfect fit for Billy Abbot.

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  65. Jimmy says:

    Hallelujah. This was a LONG time coming. Very soon after Burgess debuted as Billy, many fans did not like his version of the character. He can not act, he has very little chemistry with anyone, his scenes exude very little emotion and it just seems like he’s reading lines off a page, and he’s very stiff and awkward, especially in scenes with the better actors on the show, like Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden and Justin Hartley.

    My only question is: why did it take this long to fire him and recast again? BJ never fit the role, and for a casting department who found Justin Hartley to play Adam and Gina Tognoni to play Phyllis, this was a wild misstep.

    As for a new Billy, of course I would love Billy Miller to return. But if that can’t happen, I could see Trevor St. John or Daniel Cosgrove doing very well in the role. And while I would love Jason Thompson to join the show, I feel like he wouldn’t be right for the role of Billy.

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  66. Alan says:

    With the exception of Justin Hartley’s Adam, Y&R recasts have left me less than dazzled: Burgess Jenkins and Gina Tognoni had huge shoes to fill and have fallen short of matching their predecessors in my opinion (but let’s be honest, the writing hasn’t done them any favors). And how many more Kyles are we going to be subjected to before somebody realizes that Blake Hood was the real deal?

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    Mo replied

    I want to love Gina as Phyllis, but I do feel something is off with her as well. Justin as Adam has been fantastic!

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    Gwen replied

    I agree. To me, Michelle Stafford will always be Phyliss. Gina is doing a good job, though…just really BIG shoes to fill IMO.

    MBmomof3 replied

    I enjoyed Michelle Stafford as Phyllis for the most part, but it became very apparent she had checked out of the role long before she chose to leave. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role but I love Gina Tognoni as Phyllis. I think she and Peter Bergman have great chemistry. JMO. I think Justin has been great as Adam too.

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  67. mark says:

    Thank Goodness! He was not Billy!

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  68. Nikki says:

    It’s too bad Jacob Young is in another soap. He would have been great IMO. They need good looks, blondish brown, playboyish, ex drinker, ex gambler, a bit of a joker and a one liner to Victor. Someone I think would fit the bill is Brandon Barash. He would win over hearts in no time, but Jason T. a big NO.

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  69. penny says:

    Some people are just naturals when it comes soap acting, others have to work a little harder and some are given passes because of their looks. I hope Burgess finds another gig immediately. :(

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  70. JUDY says:

    I HOPE BURGESS GETS PICKED UP BY GENERAL HOSPITAL…THEY SURE HAVE ALOT OF THE GOOD ONES LET GO BY Y&R……they should have let go many of the younger actors on now who waste screen time for everyone….GOOD LUCK BURGESS –YOU WERE DOING A FINE JOB!!!!!

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  71. gina poudrier says:

    I am so surprised why change he is a very good actor . I love When Billy and Victoria look at each other in their eyes they have a chemistry together . Wow change different actor . I really don’t agree with that at all . Whenever they change actor for a different one for us the viewers takes a long time before we ga just of the change and everything I really disagree

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  72. Ashleigh says:

    That’s how I feel! If he wasn’t right for the part, they should have made sure they had someone who was for the Delia/Adam conclusion. We’re the ones that ended up missing out. He wasn’t horrible, but maybe should have played someone like Stitch. He never had that twinkle in his eye that the character of Billy has.

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    Gwen replied

    So true.

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  73. A says:

    Thank goodness! That dude cant act his way out of a paper bag.

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  74. Sissy says:

    For thsoe saying Jason T is too serious or stiff to be Billy….guys, he’s an actor lol! I agree that “Patrick” wouldn’t be a good Billy but I’m confident Jason is capable of playing an entirely different character! :-)

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  75. Ashley says:

    I don’t want another one unless it’s Billy Miller again or David Tom again. I just got used to this new guy. He is a good actor. If it’s not either of the two men that I mentioned, then leave in Burgess Jenkins. He is different in the role of Billy than Billy Miller was, yes, but , he is doing a fine job. We don’t need another one again.

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  76. Ron says:

    Never want to see someone unemployed– whether by one’s own choice or not. Still, what is the nature of the Billy Abbott character? A mix of his two parents: the best of John and the worst of Jill. Have the writers forgotten how to create a distinct character? And then to keep him evolving? Maybe the issue isn’t the casting of the character, rather the PURPOSE to the character– maybe Billy should have been the one with the “John Abbott ghost/psychological discussions” rather than Jack! Or, give Billy true story line with his mother (who has done a disappearing act on the show, instead of remaining a central character: as I have sung time and again, Jill Abbott ought to be the old Kay Chancellor of 40 years ago!) My take: drop the character since he has no purpose to the Abbott family or the Jill Foster era.

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  77. Lauren says:

    I honestly think Burgess was fired because he just couldn’t play the role. Why use the excuse of pressures to fly back and forth across the country as the reason for leaving when he knew that was going to happen in the first place? He could have temporarily moved his family with him. This fiasco I feel will make it harder for him to secure any acting gigs – whether soap or prime time or what have you. He’s based in NC so it’s not like traveling will be an issue there and in all honesty as an actor, traveling for your craft is a known requirement and shouldn’t have been an issue for him now. It’s best to be truthful – when the role doesn’t work for you – admit it. You’ll come out on top. Wishing him the best but he still has a lot to learn when it comes to not burning bridges in this vast world of acting. Acting gigs are tough and he’s made it tougher for himself.

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  78. Tam says:

    I really like Burgess Jenkins. I thought he handled Billy becoming more mature really well. I will hate to see him go.

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  79. Susan Luck says:

    I never felt Burgess Jenkins was a good Billy Abbott. Bring back Billy Miller. He was awesome in the role.

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  80. Susan Luck says:

    Most of my co workers and I work in a building of over 2,000 people, did not care for Burgess Jenkins. He seemed too old and uptight for the young and reckless Billy Abbott character. There was no chemistry with Victoria or any female on the show for that matter. We all loved Billy Miller. He played Billy Abbott with charm, a great sense of humor and raw emotion.

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    Gwen replied

    Amen!

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  81. Michelle M says:

    I vote for Billy Miller to reclaim his role as Billy Abbott.
    He should have never left, in my opinion.

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  82. Gayle says:

    Well when are they going to get him off the show? Do they have to find the replacement first? And when are we going to find out who really ran over Delia? That’s really dragging out.

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  83. di says:

    Ricky Paull Goldin would be great as Billy!

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    Gwen replied

    Not!

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  84. Stephanie says:

    It is hard to imagine another Billy as good as Billy Miller. The love scenes with him and Victoria were yummy. The new Billy at least needs to have good chemistry with Victoria. Burgess never clicked with the character at all in my opinion. Why not try three different Billies and then let the fans decide.?

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  85. Paula says:

    David Tom was my favorite Billy when he played a teen. However, when Billy Miller took over the role, he quickly became my fave!!! I loved, loved , loved him!!!! He was charming, snarky, humorous, mischievous, “looked” like an Abbott. He could play many layers of emotion. He killed the scenes where he grieved over the hit-and-run, grave injuries, and death of Delia. Billy Miller had super chemistry with Amelia Heinle and other major cast members!! He won the lead actor Emmy that summer ( well-deserved!!!!) By then, we knew he was leaving Y & R, and it was killing me!!!! Michelle Stafford had already left. Jeanne Cooper had passed away. Michael Muhney had been fired. ( I did not think any one could replace Muhney’s portrayal of Adam. Thankfully, I was wrong!!! Justin Hartley has done a fantastic job of capturing the essence of Adam!!!!) I read that the new regime would not allow Billy Miller a flexible schedule in order to branch out and do other acting projects (besides Y & R) as the former regime had written this into his contract. He said he was open to renewing his contract if they would include the flex time. As we know, they would not agree to it!! So he left right in the middle of a powder keg storyline!!!! David Tom was asked to reprise the role of Billy. He had HUGE shoes to fill and was NOT given time to feel his way through an adult Billy. He was let go because he was NOT Billy Miller!!! In comes Burgess Jenkins who was, at first, difficult for me to like in the role. He is not Billy Miller either, but I was just getting used to him as Billy. Then, I read he is exiting the role!!! It is very difficult to get invested in a legacy character when they play “Musical Chairs” with actors!! I love Y & R and have been a fan since 1983, but they seem to be on a very slippery slope!!!

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  86. Sue says:

    I think he did a good job then people started complaining about him maybe that’s why they got rid of him

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  87. Debbie says:

    Brian Gaskill would be perfect for the role of Billy

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  88. Jeann says:

    Burgess Jenkins never had a chance to succeed with the fans, after Billy Miller. Most fans wanted Billy Miller back and nobody could fill his role but him. Burgess changed Billy Abbotts personality and was not the same. David Tom was good the first time round, but it had changed when he returned. The next Billy will bring a new personality and we can only wait to see how he will fit with Victoria and the rest of the cast. I have been a fan of Y&R for many years, but lately the changes in cast and the story lines have left me so that I am no quite as anxious to turn it on every weekday.

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    Maryellen ferguson replied

    Billy miller and Amelia have va chemistry although i also like it when she was married to J T .I really would like JT AND Mac to come back
    The new billy if it b isn’t Miller. Not sure. But it was only 22 real yrs ago that billy was born..i had my b son same time.

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  89. Pauline says:

    Please bring back Billy Miller!!!!!!

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  90. richard says:

    Bring back Billy Miller, Jill Farren Phelps the executive producer will most likely hire someone she previously worked with from her general hospital days

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    Cathy nozeika replied

    I am glad he is leaving i never cared for him I wish miller would come backhe played billy abbott well.

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  91. Sandy says:

    I liked the present Billy. Do not like who you have hired for replacement. Too bad you lost Billy Miller.

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  92. Becky says:

    I think they just need to have him go to prison for the DUI since he is on Adam’s case so bad. He left his daughter in car. Adam was wrong, but she would not have been hit had Billy taken her in with him. You don’t leave a child in the car in the dark.

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    alexis bean replied

    i agree with you

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  93. Carl irving says:

    I am eltated. He was totally wrong for the part.

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  94. debbie dadger says:

    never liked him playing billy was not a hunk like billy was like a little wuzz no one can replace billy miller should just write out billy unless billy miller returns on the other hand i have to give credit for the choice to replace adam loved real adam but i think i like the new one better he must have done a lot of studying of the mannerisms of adam because he is great should let him and chelsea be happy but i know that is not the world of soaps i see sage and adam and chelsea and sick nick coming up not hard to see that

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  95. Pat says:

    No one will be as good as Billy Miller!

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  96. Anita says:

    I want Billy Miller back!!!!

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  97. Valerie says:

    I really liked Burgess. I am tired of the recasting of Billy. Burgess was really good.

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    Gwen replied

    No he wasn’t.

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  98. jeanne roberta says:

    I think the writers and producers of Y&R are puppet masters. They cast roles and make it impossible for the actors to put their personal spin. They manipulate them to do their bidding. When it doesn’t work out. Its bye bye ,They don’t take responsibility. They blame the actors. Colin was another character they ruined. Maybe if they allowed freedom in creating their character. Y&R wouldn’t be such a yawn fest.

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  99. Judy says:

    bring back the good looking Billy that is now playing on General Hospital. He was a perfect fit. He played that part very well. This Billy now is to old looking. He looks older then the person playing Jack. and another thing, when is Victor going to get what coming to him. Why do Victor always win. Can you write it where he is on the bottom side sometimes. It is really getting old about Victor always winning. I would to see him suffer in a big way. And please don’t let the story go to long about what Dr Anderson did in taking the baby and giving it to Sharon. I love the young and the restless but the story lines go to long. And one last thing Bring back the old Billy that is now on General Hospital pease. thanks

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  100. Kim says:

    I love Billy Miller.. All the Billy Boys have been great!! But nobody can top the dramatic role the sarvasm and the witt the Miller threw into his role…Miss. miller..

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  101. Barb says:

    Mr. Jenkins never caught on to the zest, impulsiveness and passion of the Billy Abbott character, which in my opinion, was best portrayed by Billy Miller. Wish Billy Miller could come back to Y&R–no one plays Billy Abbot better.

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  102. Debbie says:

    Billy miller. He should have never left. Y & R screwed up when they let him go. Hasn’t been the same since. Thus from a decades viewer.

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  103. magda walkerr says:

    I am sorry that Burgess Jenkinns just cannot replace Billy Miller. I wish him well but I want our Billy Miller back, Y and R you mad e a mistake letting him go. We have suffered enough through all the character changes and the horrible story lines please do something right and get our Billy Back.

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  104. Tina durant says:

    I liked him as Billy Abbott.

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    debora frederick replied

    Jason Thompson is it

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  105. debora frederick says:

    Jason Thompson is the one and only Billy Abbott

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  106. debora frederick says:

    Billy Miller is the one and only Billy Abbott

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    Deena replied

    Billy Miller sucked as Billy Abbott. Jason Thompson is a better actor period.

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    Gwen replied

    What are you smoking? Billy Miller DEFINED Billy Abbott!

  107. Pauline Mendoza says:

    I don’t think Thompson fits the part as Billy Abbott. I would like to see the original Billy Miller back in that part. Billy Abbott has been around forever you have got to find a replacement for him. He does have 2 kids and Victoria to come back to on the show. David Tom is not the right look for Billy, he does have a baby face and never fit the role. Please find a replacement and bring BillY Abbott back.

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  108. Lillian says:

    I love when Jason Thompson, played Billy Abbott. I hated to see him go. I will love to see him comeback as Billy Abbott.

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  109. Lillian says:

    I do like Billy Miller as well as Billy Abbott he brought life to the character. Now I would love to see him comeback, I like Jason Thompson as Patrick Drake hate to see him go.

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  110. Bebee says:

    Get rid of him. He doesn’t play the role right

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  111. carol weicker says:

    You need to stop switching people Burgess Jenkins is way better than David Tom…. What is the putpose of continuing to do this Im sure your ratings didnt go down over Billy…. I have watch this from when I was a kid and am 55 and still watch but am getting annoyed Im use to him and your replacing him that is messed up seriously……..

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  112. WC2016 says:

    What about Alexander Skarsgard or Simon Baker. I know they aren’t soap stars, but they are great actors. And Skarsgard would look good with Victoria.

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  113. Snazzy says:

    I am so glad Burgess Jenkins is leaving the show !! He was horrible on the Y& R as Billy !! Whoever they replace him with has to be a lot better as Billy. I hated this guy from from the day his debut !! Bring back David Tom !!

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  114. Sheila Sapngler says:

    I love Burgess. I don’t want to see him go.

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  115. Mur says:

    It’s a JOKE. Bring back Billy Miller, and to the producer’s of the Y&R GROW-UP. and stop changing the actor of Billy Abbot.

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  116. Tone says:

    They need to bring back Billy Miller. He was the perfect fit for Billy Abbott role.

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  117. Bonnie says:

    They should have NEVER let Billy Miller go…there isn’t a actor out there that could ever fill that spot as well as he did…and since the Bell’s have left the story lines have become ridiculous…I have watched Y&R for 37 years and never missed a show..used to record them for 2 weeks while on vacation then sitfor hours and catch up. .but recently I’ve missed quite a few..too many role changes too many ridiculous story lines..the Bell’s did an amazing job when they were with the show…consider becoming a NON viewer..

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  118. Tracy says:

    Of course no one will be as good as the first, but Billy Millet did grow on me. The replacement for “Billy” was blah, but he grew on me. I will admit the devilish Billy Abbott wasn’t him, because of his squeaky clean look. UT wasn’t until Friday’s episode that I realized they were getting a new actor. All the luck to Mr J, but this new guy better be good. This is the only soap I watch now.

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  119. Renee says:

    I wish the old Billy never left. He was the perfect person for that roll and I don’t think anybody will ever fill the role like he did. Heck, bring him back :)

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    roger replied

    Get rid of his chatacter!!!!

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  120. Connie says:

    Yes, I agree this Billy has NEVER fit the part! I’m thrilled and excited that his replacement is the handsome Jason Thompson might just be the one to replace the original Billy!

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  121. susan says:

    Billie Miller…nobody but him!

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  122. Donna says:

    Billy Millet is the only real Billy BRING HIM BACK

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  123. Lynda says:

    Billy Miller

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  124. Kristi mccarty says:

    Great news!!! Burgess is no Billy Abbott. Bring back Billy Miller He’s the best !!!!! Face it it will be hard for anyone to follow him.

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  125. Lynda says:

    I hated Burgess as Billy from the start. David Tom was horrible as Billy too. The only actor that seems real and relates to Victoria is Billy Miller.

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    Timmm replied

    This is all true. One question. Have you seen Jason Thompson on GH? If not, he is a really a good actor. He may not look like Billy Miller but he can act like him. They acted together on GH and were terrific together. JT has looks, charm and expresses emotions. Sound familiar? Plus, if he acts with his TV kids and he eventually will, he is great. Him and his daughter on GH were pure magic together! I think her character is around 9 or 10 years old. Give him a chance.

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  126. Gwen says:

    Billy Miller will FOREVER be Billy Abbott to me. His chemistry with Amelia “Victoria Newman” Heinle is unmistakable. That kind of chemistry canNOT be manufactured. Mr. Miller, please come back!

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  127. Donna says:

    For me Billy Miller is the only actor who did Billy Abbot justice.

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  128. S.F. NEWTON says:

    MR. JEMKINGS IS BILLY ABBOT, SORRY TO SEE HIM GO

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  129. doris Wurthner says:

    I liked this Billy better than the last one. I have been watching this since the beginning. I would just like to see Billy get a break and Victor to go to jail for once for all his illegal dealings, and for Victoria to stand up for her husband over her father.

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  130. Terese says:

    I like Butgess Jenkins. I think he makes a really good Billy Abbott! Don’t get rid of him.

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  131. M.W. says:

    Burgess just never seemed like the real Billy. get a great new Billy!!

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  132. Nancy says:

    I am thrilled they are replacing Jenkins. I have never liked him as Billy. He was irritating. Too bad Billy Miller can’t come back. He was the best

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  133. Nola says:

    My favorite Billy is Billy Miller. I wish he never left. He was the most believable as far as all that he went through. I’m glad they’re getting rid of Mr. Jenkins. I never felt the true Billy Abbot character through him. I’m sure he’s done well in other acting gigs, but Billy Abbot is not one of them.

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  134. Wendy says:

    I happened to like Burgess Jenkins as Billy Abbott and thought he was very good.
    Sorry to see him go

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  135. Georgina Doe says:

    I like Jenkins in the role of Billy. Perhaps the writer is somewhat at blame.

    They are all over the place and everything is dragged out too long.

    I have been watching this mostly since it began.

    Have a great day.

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  136. KH says:

    BILLY MILLER!!!!!

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  137. Ash says:

    Jenkins only had one mode, bitter. That bitterness was all I could feel and see, his acting had no dimensions. Sure his daughter died but everyone has had someone die. Miller is irreplaceable in that role. But I am now watching GH because of him and Stafford (if they would only hire Muhney! The perfect trifecta). Seen Thompson act and just don’t see him as Billy. Too mature, rigid and in what seems to be a bad mood all the time as Dr Drake. Billy needs to be a light, fun loving, bit devious in an innocent way, can turn on the charm and also tough to stand up to Victor and anyone else who gets in his way. Sadly after 35 years of watching Y&R I am enjoying GH more after less than a year of watching.

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  138. Barb says:

    Bringing back Billy Miller would be awesome or at recast!

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    Madeline. Tully replied

    Billy Miller please. And the last Adam was better than this present one.

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    Valerie Terhune replied

    Yes Billy Miller and Michael Muhney perfect cast a new Summer. More mature

    KR replied

    I really like the he new Adam.

  139. diane olson says:

    just have him die – do not recast

    bring in other new characters =- sexual tension is what it is all about anyway

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  140. donna says:

    Well, he didn’t really fit the role completely. I would recommend a different actor however he fulfilled his role. The writers didn’t help either

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  141. Nadine Washington says:

    BRING BACK THE BILLY BEFORE THIS ONE, YOU KNOW, THE SHORT ONE. He was great!!!

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  142. Norma says:

    I feel that Billy is doing a great acting job so far and do not want to see him leave the show.

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  143. Shar Supchak says:

    Burgess Jenkins wasn’t an actor for his role in Y&R. He never fit in correctly, isn’t handsome, squeaky toned voice, and I know many ladies are “glad” to see him go. A man must have selected him, because he should have never been

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    Shar Supchak replied

    on the show in the first place
    Most female and male actors do not have acne as he did. Sorry, it was a huge distraction and didn’t like his hair either…looked like Donald Trump!

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  144. Rita Anderson says:

    I personally think Burgess Jenkins did a creditable job from at first seeming to be miscast to actually growing into the part to actually seem believable. The real problem for Jenkins..the same one that Thompson or anyone else is gonna have..is that Billy Miller WAS Billy!! He inhabited the role so completely that Anyone else is gonna seem like an imposter..and I really hope that eventually Billy Miller will come back to BE Billy Abbott again!!

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  145. patricia butfield says:

    I know burgess is a great actor but I find that he never fitted into the role of Jack it was like that he was never ever to face yje great Victor who is the strongest of the gang it was Billy who was the black sheep of the Abbott family

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  146. Jennifer Lisowski says:

    I would love to see Billy Miller back!

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  147. Elpa says:

    Too many recasts of Billy in such a short span of time. I’m sick of it. And on Hartley as Adam, what an ABRUPT change in his acting (or lines?) immediately after Victor assured he wouldn’t go to prison! He stopped ending EVERY sentence with a panicky question. “you know?” “you see?” When his future was happily secured, it stopped. The overnight change was disconcerting. I’m still expecting him to pace the room, wringing his hands every time things aren’t going his way and use questions to portray the emotions instead of acting them out like he should. It really made his character seem one-dimensional. Though somewhat stilted in facial expressions, I feel like now he’s more of a real person. It’s a shame so much time was wasted getting there. I wonder who told him to stop that over-acting.

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  148. Valerie Terhune says:

    The roll of Billy Abbott following Billy Miller will be hard to cast. I think Burgess was finally catching on but I’m sure Jason Thompson will never bring Billy’s character life. I watch General hospital and I have always found Dr. Drake boring and stiff. Victoria and Billy are full of passion and I can’t see that passion from Thompson. This is a Hugh jump and if it couldn’t be Billy Miller Burgess should have had a longer chance. I am truly saddened by this change.

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  149. nancy says:

    I hate it when they change characters……that being said, my first impression of this Thompson guy is I don’t care for him.

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  150. Valerie Terhune says:

    Jason Thompson will be a mistake for the Billy Abbott roll. Victoria and Billy are passionate and I don’t see him in this roll. Billy Miller will be hard to replace but Burgess was growing into the part. The writers should have left him alone. I had to look up David Tom that’s how memorable he was. Another mistakeY&R writers made was firing Michael Muhney. Summer should have been replaced by a more mature actress.

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    Nancy bloom replied

    I agree with everything you said! I miss the old Adam too & especially Billy Miller!

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  151. Adrian says:

    I think y&r should beg billy miller to cone back best billy ever.

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  152. KR says:

    I am sad to see Burgess leave. I really like him. Loved Billy Miller too. I hope the next guy is easy to get used to.

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  153. Marilyn J Moncur says:

    I have always preferred Billy Miller in the role of BillyAbbott. So attractive. I was very disappointedwhen he left.You could feel the chemistry between he andVicki.
    I saw Jason Thompson today for the first time, I am not familiar with him, bit will reserve judgement.

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  154. Cherie says:

    Bring back billy miller , but no this guy your bringing on does not have the look to fit in with the abbots at all!
    Why did you mess with a good when you had it Billy Miller get him Back!

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  155. Nancy bloom says:

    No one could ever compare to Billy Miller. The show should do everything they can to get him back!

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  156. Dixie Dew says:

    Why not put Billy Miller back. He was perfect and fit the personality of the character. If anyone leaves it should be Victoria. She has awful hair, not attractive . The best move made was actress who plays Phyliss. She is superb and much better than the previous one. Tell Nickki to stop whispering!

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  157. Trisha says:

    They need to bring Billy Miller back! He made Billy who the character became. He has the adorableness, the attitude, the suaveness, the arrogance and the chops to play all of the facets that make Billy Abbott who he is! This is ridiculous, putting a 3rd actor in his place, when you could just give Billy Miller the contract he wanted……he earned it. If you don’t believe me, I suggestyou go into your archives and watch him during Deliah’s death, or when Victoria pulled him out of the gutter.

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  158. Shirley Boehm says:

    At first I was not satisfied but after a short time, I felt he started fitting in. I don’t see how you can do this now. I want Jenkins back please. I am thinking about not watching y&r anymore because of this decision. Please reconsider.

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  159. Magrit says:

    I liked Burgess and will miss him…the new guy looks a bit too slippery for me….Burgess seemed more down to earth ….etc…

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  160. Mary says:

    I finely found a Billy I liked. Burgess in the role of Billy, I thought did a good job.. Of course Billy Miller was the best at this role.. Now I don’t care .. Now I feel They’ve gone overboard with the revolving door of Billy’s! Find myself turning off the show more and more and I’ve watch from the beginning! Sorry Y&R.

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    CoraLu replied

    I agree with Mary. Get Billy Miller back, please.

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    Rodney Corley replied

    I like this Billy and getting tired of the back and forth.

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  161. Linda Creel says:

    I finely found–did you mean I finally found? You flunked out in English, but we get your drift. I never liked Burgess. Isn’t there some way to get Billy Miller back? He was by far the best! I totally agree that I liked the old Adam much better also. I don’t see this Thompson guy (who is he anyway) fitting the role. BILLY MILLER WAS BILLY. BRING HIM BACK!

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  162. Renee says:

    Billy Miller was the best Billy, they should never had let him go and should bring him back. I like Jason Thompson, but he’s a bad choice for the role. By the way the role that Steve Burton (Dylan) is playing extremely boring. Leaving GH was a bad move. And please get rid of that person that’s pl

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    Renee replied

    Please get rid of the person playing Stitch. His role is nto interesting!

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  163. Renee says:

    I just watched the first episode with Jason Thompson as Billy. I deleted the episode before completion!!!!!

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  164. Marsha propps says:

    Loved the way it was. Will miss Billy…..didn’t care for former Mr. Tom.a

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  165. Renee says:

    Bring back Billy Miller. By the way what did you do to Steve Burton (Dylan) his role is horrible!! Leaving GH was a huge mistake!! And what is the point of the Stitch role?!

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  166. Janet Kraft says:

    The new Billy doesn’t even look close to the other actors . The least they could have done was find someone with blond hair!!! The story line is getting so ridiculous. I’m an idiot for continuing to watch this nonsense – it might be much longer until I shut it off for good.

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  167. Penny says:

    big mistake on recasting Billy Abbott!!!

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  168. harriet mcknight says:

    I think they will never find one as good as Billy miller he was wonderful. I can not stand to watch since he has gone but I do watch general hospital now.

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  169. Jan says:

    How can these so-called professional casting people be so unqualified when choosing the Billy character. I am a non-professional, and I would have never picked Burgess for Billy. It blows my mind that they couldn’t see that he was too old and not vibrant enough to be Billy. Also, I would have never let Billy Miller go. Y and R needs new casting people!

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  170. Angela McKay says:

    Transitioning from David Tom (who should have never been replaced) has been difficult. However, I was just becoming used to Burgess playing the role of Billy.

    Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott? NO.

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  171. cj says:

    I liked Burgess as Billy. Thought he fit in MUCH better than Mr. Tom..( He looked about 12 yrs old.) Don’t like the new guy. He looks too much like “Joe” that was just thrown in jail. Why don’t they just leave well enough alone.

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  172. connie nesbitt says:

    I liked burgess jenkins,as billy Abbott

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  173. Dj says:

    Did not like the latest Billy at all. Nobody is or will be as good as Billy Milker. Don’t know what you did to lose him but do whatever it takes to get him back. So what if he’s on another soap. Didn’t Eileen Davidson play on two soaps at the same time???

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  174. jon says:

    Keep Burgess Jenkins or bring back Billy Miller

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  175. Margaret Rodriguez says:

    Tom should have never been replaced! He was the perfect Bill was sort of ok but not my favorite. I don’t like the new Billy AT ALL! He is not what I invitioned Billy to look like.

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    Marie replied

    Billy Miller was my favorite Billy Abbott. Always will be.

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  176. Andrew says:

    I just started watching the show after a 12 year break. I liked Burgess, and never saw the former Billy actor. Not sure about Jason Thompson through. I really miss Colleen and JT. That is what I remember when I last followed the show. The show is at least a good distraction of reality.

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  177. Carla Henderson says:

    Ive have watched Y&R since it first aired
    Tha Billy that just left never seemed to gel. He seemed fake, I don’t care for the “new” one at all!!! The ONLY one who fit the role of Billy Abbott is the last one, Billy ???? He was perfect great actor. I dont like the Neil Hillary Devon situation, she’s not a good actress!!!! Keep up great job!!!!!
    Thxs,
    C.

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  178. Randy says:

    Don’t like the new Billy at all. I would have brought back the original Billy being that it seems very hard replacing him. But I don’t see this new Billy lasting up to the summer. Jason Thompson should be brought back.

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  179. Edna smith says:

    Their know one like billy miller. Every one that tried replace him not good. I just loved billy he was like Victor and Michelle who played Phyllis those are my favor but my one actor is Victor newman

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  180. Mary says:

    Of course Billy Miller rocked the role of Billy but Burgess was starting to grow on me. It’s too bad that after only a year he is out…just when he started to really hit his stride as Billy Abbott. I’m not sure about the new guy, Jason Thompson. He’s not even blond, making it hard to for viewers to see him as Billy. When Eileen Davidson first left the role of Ashley, she was replaced by Brenda Epperson, who looked like Ashley. It made it easy for the viewers to accept her. Not so sure about Jason.

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  181. Phil says:

    Yes, bring back Billy Miller!
    He was perfect as the irresponsible tearaway and wild boy who boozed and gambled away his time.
    Jenkins was god-awful, mumbling his way through his lines. Totally boring and unconvincing.

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  182. Phil says:

    Yes, bring back Billy Miller!
    He was perfect as the irresponsible tearaway and wild boy who boozed and gambled away his time.
    Jenkins was just dreadful, mumbling his way through his lines. Totally boring and unconvincing.

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  183. Gail says:

    I think Burgess Jenkins made the best Billy yet! I’m a big fan of Jason Thompson from GH as well and I’ll be happy to see him back on a show but thought Burgess Jenkins was doing a great job in the role.

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  184. Dawn Kochel says:

    Best Billy was actor now playing Jason on GH, but liked Burgess, was good actor, nice physique. Try to get used to Dr. from GH being Billy.

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  185. Joy says:

    I have been watching this show since it first came on the air. Up until the past few years it was rated number one. I don’t know who writes the story lines, but the show has lost credibility. The Jack doppelgänger story was so ridiculous and lasted way too long. Then Neil keeping Devon’s wife in what looked like a shed while she was in a coma for the longest time made no sense either, especially since this is so out of character for Neil.

    I agree with most of you that Billy Miller was the best Billy Abbott, but it looks like the “powers that be” are the ones who have ruined Y&R and treated BM badly so that he won’t return. The only good thing they have done is hire Michael E. Knight. He is a great actor and he is the only reason I continue to watch. It would be nice if they returned to story lines that had some semblance of reality.

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  186. ABOE says:

    So glad they got rid of Tom he was awful, Jenkins was just starting to make the role his own, looks wise he really fit in with Abbotts best. Loved Miller. BUT I remember when Bergman took over part of Jack; it took a bit but he made that role his, I think they should have gave Jenkins same chance. TOOK A BIT FOR NEW PHYLIS TO GROW ON ME TOO! Was really rather sick of the “Miller” Billy anyway and was glad for the changes Jenkins brought to role. Why they tried to go back to “Miller” Billy ways was stupid. Should have let Jenkins keep on making role his own!!

    This new guy does not have right coloring or look to be an Abbott. Should have just let the character die cause they just keep making it worse with each different actor.

    Kristoff having a hard time not “acting” blind anymore? He keeps looking off into space like he forgets he’s not blind anymore. Really sick of the whole Hillery thing; and that girl is a horrible actress, thank god for DVRs I fast forward anytime that whole stupid deal between her Neil and Devon even comes on. I really wouldn’t even watch the show anymore if it weren’t for DVR, there is a lot of times I have to fast forward through the “New” Adam too/ what is up with that horrible hair cut? I think the guy they are replacing Jenkins with would have made a better Adam. Lord ya are really making bad judgement choices on actors to play these parts; won’t be long before I give up and stop watching all together.

    Don’t miss All MY CHILDREN a bit and I actually liked it better than Y&R; SO life goes on.

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  187. Gramma says:

    I am in my 70′s and have been watching Y&R since the being of time. Jenkins never replaced David Tom…. This constant changing of charactors on Y&R is flustrating.
    I still miss PHYLLIS…..

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  188. Gramma says:

    So Sorry… I forgot about the brief insert of David Miller (the boy trying to play a man).. My favorite was and is Billy Miller… He just made the Billy Abbott charactor real.
    The new guy is NOT suited for this part… need a more masculine actor to play the part.
    Like Devon with his shadow of hair… he has a nice hairline, so do NOT know why he would want to be bald..
    Glad Ashley is back…
    Love Nick, Sharon, Nikki… and of course Jack and Victor… they make the show

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  189. Gramma says:

    So Sorry…. I forgot Jenkins replaced David Tom as he had such a brief insert on Y&R, he was like a boy trying to play a man’s part. Billy Miller… was/is my favorite actor for the role of Billy. The new guy is not masculine enough.. He is kind of a pretty boy.
    Love Nick, Sharon, Nikki, Ashley, Neil, Adam,Loren, Michael, Jill, etc. and of course Jack and Victor they make the show.
    Devon is wearing a shadow of hair.. and he has a nice hairline, so why the bald look?

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  190. Amy says:

    Agree we ALL want Billy Miller back PLEASE

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  191. Willie pearson says:

    I think Jenkin did. A find job but there is only one billy miller

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  192. Willie pearson says:

    Jenkin did a find job. But there is only one billy miller

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  193. Day Dreamer1956 says:

    Bring back the Adam before the present one n the other Billy

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  194. d says:

    Wasn’t a fan of when they brought David Tom back.. he was good as Billy in his earlier years but wasn’t mature enough to fut the character a second time around. Burgess took some getting used too. The best Billy was Billy Miller he had attitude and spunk. I think Thompson is not right for the part. And how do you cast a character that always has always been dirty blond to someone with jet black hair. Totally doesn’t fit. I don’t see this lasting long. Bring Billy Miller Back!

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  195. Jeanine says:

    Your Y@R audience want Billy Miller back. Definitely the best Billy Abbott by far!

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  196. Robin says:

    Jill Farren-Phelps strikes again! I have been watching Y&R since I was a teenager (I’m in my mid 40s now). David Thom was not a good fit as Billy as an adult, so glad I was glad they replaced him. Burgess Jenkins was far better than Thom but of course he was no Billy Miller. Having watched the new Billy Abbott, I say if we can’t have Billy Miller – BRING BACK BURGESS! This new guy, Jason Thompson, is horrible and Billy Abbott is a blonde!

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  197. Ok says:

    Billy Miller please.

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  198. marlone says:

    Please, Please, bring Billy Miller back to Y & R. He played the part great and kept it exciting. Billy Miller was (is) great with Victoria, in romance scenes. I loved them together, and Victoria appears to be more exciting when Billy Miller is her husband on Y&R. Miller, is funny, exciting, loveable, serious, fun, sincere, he is AWESOME, when he plays Billy Abbott!!!! He’s good in movies that I’ve seen him in. Y & R is where he belongs! Please, ask him to come back!

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  199. Patti says:

    Bring back Billy Miller at ANY costs!! His replacement (Tom) was the worst. Jenkins was better than Tom, but the latest in not believable and a poor actor. I’ve been watching since the show aired. This is another unacceptable change.

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  200. donna b says:

    I honestly was enjoying Burgess Jenkins as Billy but for me the one and only real Billy was Billy Miller, he just has the right personality and charisma . Burgess def my second choice. I’ve watched and been a huge fan of Y&R since it started in the early 70′s.

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  201. Michele says:

    Never really “warmed up” to Jenkins, he was too “wimpy.” I’ve always liked either David Thom or Billy Miller. Not sure about new Billy yet, especially since he has dark hair vs. blonde. We’ll see.

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  202. Toni says:

    I thought he looked perfect for the part, but he is a TERRIBLE actor. Needs a good coach. Speaks in a monotone.

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  203. Jim S says:

    Been watching Y&R with wife for 5 years and have seen the revolving door with Billy Abbott casting. Wife also watches GH and agrees with me that Jason Thompson does not fit as Billy. Very bad casting. Billy Miller the best of all “Billy-boys.”

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  204. Dottie Laurence says:

    Glad he’s gone, sure wish Billy Miller would come back, he was dead on in that role.

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  205. JENNIE says:

    I think the outgoing Billy was catching on, although I didn’t think he could replace Billy Miller. Some times an actor can set a tone for a role that is hard to replace with some one else. Now the guy playing Billy now, looks to old and very out of place. I think they will be replacing the role of Billy again.

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  206. Connie says:

    I don’t care for the new Billy that’s potraying him now. I prefer the old Billy from the very beginning.

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  207. Jimmy says:

    Billy Miller

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  208. MJ says:

    The only one I think really “rocked” the role of Billy Abbott was Billy Miller!!!

    I wish he would come back “so bad”!!

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  209. Peter says:

    I just hate that I have to get use to a new billy Abbot after getting use to burgess Jenkins playing him..

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