Daytime Emmy Winner David Tom Returns to 'The Young and the Restless'

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November 19th, 2013


via press release:




Tom Returns As “Billy Abbott,” The Role For Which He Won A Daytime Emmy Award


Daytime Emmy Award winner David Tom will re-join the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Billy Abbott, the role he created in 1999, and for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 for “Outstanding Younger Actor.”  Tom’s episodes will begin airing in February.


“All of us at CBS Daytime and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS are thrilled to welcome David Tom back to the Emmy Award-winning role he created,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime. “We have a lot planned for the character of Billy in 2014, and we’re excited to see David play out the storyline.”


Tom’s credits include roles on “One Life to Live,” “Veronica Mars” and “90210,” as well as CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, on the Network. Tom is the younger brother of Emmy-winning actress Heather Tom of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and also has a twin sister, Nicholle, who is best known for her work on “The Nanny.”


THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years.  The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.


CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

  • Derrick

    David Tom as pretty good as Billy! It’s a shame Billy Miller decided to leave the show but oh well!

  • Andy

    Although I am sure he will do a great job as Billy, I will miss Billy Millers signature on the role he has played since 2008.

  • Bob

    If Billy Miller is to leave, then David Tom is perfect for a replacement. However, David Tom is going to come back much “darker” than he was in the past. David Tom IIRC always had a sunny disposition and will not work now. Good thing Heather is on B&B….can you say yuk….lol.

  • PatF

    Tom is the original Billy and will have no problem remaking the part his. I think it’ll be great to have the character go in a different direction.

    Miller looked a lot like Terry Lester, but the recent pic I saw of Tom with a buzzed cut makes him look like Miller…or vice versa.

    It’ll be great getting him back.

  • robert

    Sad Billy Miller is leaving, but it will be good seeing the original Billy back.

  • L McKenzie

    I can’t imagine Billy Miller leaving this roll. To be replaced by David Tom, yuk! I don’t see any magic between David and Victoria. Where as Bill Miller and Victoria have this. Oh yuk! Sorry to see you leave Bill Miller. You will be missed.

  • Elaine Huggins

    Billy Miller is an amazing actor whom will be greatly missed! I only hope the best for him in all his future roles. I have watched Y&R since the beginning in 1973! While roles will change faces from time to time, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing Miller’s smile.

  • S. Wilson

    Boooooooo…. I love the Billy Abbott that’s featured on the show. The plot never seems the same when they change the character. It’s going to be irritating getting used to the new Billy. This sucks!!!!

  • katherine

    BIG MISTAKE. Sorry but going to ruin the role of Billy. Should have negotiated you lost BIG TIME. Billy Miller is Billy Abbott. He owns that role and cannot be replaced EVEN with the original actor. The chemistry that he and Amelia Hienle have is amazing and cannot be duplicated. BAD CALL. I will stop watching Jan. 30th. I am leaving with Billy Miller.

  • Donna

    It looks like it is time to find other things to watch since the staff of young &restless has decided to fire several main characters….. guess they do not need their jobs either!!!!!! Enough with Nick and Sharon… let the truth come out and MOVE on!!!!!!!! I have watched the y&r since conception, days of our lives will get my attention starting Jan 2015….

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