Three-time Emmy Award Winner, Billy Miller, joined the role of mobster (and former Quartermaine) Jason Morgan (Jake) in October, 2014. The character of Jason is presumed to be dead, but his body was never found. On his way back to Port Charles, Jason was in an accident which required him to have brain surgery and facial reconstruction. Once he awoke from the surgery, Jason was left with amnesia. Consequently, Jason is not recognized by his friends or family and does not remember his identity. He now calls himself “Jake,” as he slowly tries to put together the pieces of his past.
Miller was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. He is the middle of three children. He attended the University of Texas, Austin, earning a degree in the film department’s Production Sequence, a highly prestigious program with only twenty students accepted annually.
Upon graduation, Miller moved to Los Angeles. While working in the mailroom of a prominent entertainment management/production company, Miller decided, after encouragement (a dare) from friends, to pursue a career as an actor. His first successes came from the commercial world, quickly booking multiple national ads.
Miller’s theatrical career began to blossom when he landed the contract role of ‘Richie Novak’ on ABC’s long-running drama “All My Children”. A mere three weeks after his departure from the show, he was cast in the coveted role of ‘Billy Abbott’ on “The Young and The Restless.” In 2014, Miller won his third Daytime Emmy playing the character, as Outstanding Lead Actor.
Prior to his voluntary departure from “The Young and the Restless” in late 2013, Miller appeared simultaneously in multiple primetime projects including the lead opposite Harvey Keitel in “Fatal Honeymoon” as well as a prominent arc on the thriller “Ringer”. Other highlights include guest star roles on “Justified,” and “Castle.” Additionally, Miller can be seen in recent episodes of “Suits,” “Major Crimes” and “CSI.”
Miller made his big screen debut in a supporting role opposite Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper.” Also upcoming for Miller is a lead role in Adam Silver’s long form directorial debut, “Bad Blood”.
An avid boxer and fan, Miller currently resides in Los Angeles with his dog, Jones. He proudly supports Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where he spent five years as a patient.
HOMETOWN… Grand Prairie, TX
Birthdate… September 17