Billy Miller, a Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor known for his work on “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless,” has died. He was 43 years old.
Miller died Friday in Austin, Texas, his manager, Marnie Sparer, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was “struggling with manic depression when he died,” according to a news release provided to The Times. No cause of death was given.
“He … leaves behind many friends and colleagues who will miss his warm personality, generous spirit and genuine kindness,” Sparer said in the statement.
In 2010, 2013 and 2014, Miller He won the Daytime Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless,” a role he played in more than 700 episodes over six years.
Miller received additional Daytime Emmy nominations for her work on “Y&R,” as well as another long-running soap opera, “General Hospital.” He played twin brothers Jason Morgan and Drew Cain in nearly 600 episodes spanning six years. medical drama.
Miller was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. He later moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Texas, where he was one of 20 students accepted into the film department’s prestigious Production Sequence program.
The television star began his entertainment career working in the mailroom of a major production company before deciding to pursue acting because his friends dared him to do so. He quickly landed roles in several commercials before landing his breakout role as Richie Novak on the ABC soap opera, “All My Children.”
Miller also appeared in other films and television series, including “Suits,” “Truth Be Told,” “Ray Donovan,” “Justified,” “Castle” and “American Sniper.” In addition to having success as an actor, Miller was a restaurateur and owner of several bars and restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
The artist is survived by his mother, Patricia, his sister Megan, his brother-in-law Ronnie, his nephew Grayson and his niece Charley. His team asks that donations be made in his honor to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital of Texas.