Billy Miller, a Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor recognized for his work in “Basic Hospital” and “The Younger and the Stressed,” has died. He was 43.
Miller died Friday in Austin, Texas, his supervisor, Marnie Sparer, confirmed to the Los Angeles Occasions. He was “battling manic despair when he died,” in line with a information launch offered to The Occasions. No explanation for demise was given.
“He … leaves behind an important many pals and colleagues who will miss his heat character, beneficiant spirit, and real kindness,” Sparer, stated within the assertion.
In 2010, 2013 and 2014, Miller gained the Daytime Emmy for lead actor in a drama collection for his efficiency as Billy Abbott in “The Younger and the Stressed” — a task he performed in additional than 700 episodes over the course of six years.
Miller acquired extra Daytime Emmy nominations for his work on “Y&R,” in addition to one other long-running cleaning soap opera, “Basic Hospital.” He portrayed twin brothers Jason Morgan and Drew Cain in practically 600 episodes spanning six years of the medical drama.
Miller was born in Tulsa, Okla., and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. He later moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the College of Texas, the place he was one among simply 20 college students accepted into the movie division’s prestigious Manufacturing Sequence program.
The TV star launched his leisure profession by working within the mail room of a significant manufacturing firm earlier than deciding to pursue performing as a result of his pals dared him to. He rapidly booked components in a number of commercials earlier than touchdown his breakout function as Richie Novak on the ABC cleaning soap opera, “All My Youngsters.”
Miller additionally appeared in quite a lot of different films and TV collection, together with “Fits,” “Fact Be Instructed,” “Ray Donovan,” “Justified,” “Fortress” and “American Sniper.” Along with discovering success as an actor, Miller was a restaurateur who owned a number of bars and eating places within the Los Angeles space.
The performer is survived by his mom, Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley. His staff asks that donations be made in his honor to the Texas Scottish Ceremony for Youngsters Hospital.