Emmy winning soap actor Billy Miller (Drew, GH) has officially wrapped his near four-year run on ABC’s General Hospital. Miller taped his final episodes the week ending July 26. News of the actor’s departure was first reported by TV Source Magazine in June.
Miller joined GH in 2014 as a recast for Jason Morgan, replacing star Steve Burton, who vacated the role in the fall of 2012. Miller’s casting came after concluding an acclaimed six-year run on CBS’ The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott, where he earned three Daytime Emmys.
Initially portraying an amnesiac named Jake Doe, Jason would regain his memories in 2016 and reclaim his life, only to have that life upended in an overly convoluted 2017 plot that revealed he was actually Andrew “Drew” Cain, Jason’s twin brother, and a returning Steve Burton was the “real” Jason Morgan.
The fan favorite acknowledged his departure via his manager’s social media account in a goodbye video that featured a heartfelt letter to fans. Fans would show their support for the actor over the weekend with the hashtag #WeLoveBillyMiller on social media.
With a slight air of sadness, it is time to ponder what “Goodbye” means. However, instead of dwelling on what is gone and sure to be missed, there is another way. Maybe our goodbye is really a remembrance of love felt, an appreciation for lives shared, and the lifelong reminisces that come from embraces and received.
Maybe our goodbye is an earnest hope for the brightest path forward for us all. Now, instead of sadness, I am filled with gratitude for all your support, encouragement, and every emotion shared. I cherish the journey we have taken together.
Thank you for allowing me into your home and lives. With every ounce of myself, I thank you for being you. I would be remiss in this crazy, unpredictable world we all love so much if I did not hold out the possibility that maybe our goodbye is really… UNTIL NEXT TIME
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At press time it is unknown when Billy Miller will last air, or if the series intends to recast. A source relayed to us last month one was in the works.
We have reached out to ABC for comment.