David Tom - Soap Opera Network
ALL ARTICLES ABOUT
David Tom
  • Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime: David Tom/Burgess Jenkins ‘Y&R’ Recast Was a ‘Hard Decision’

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    97
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    “The Young and the Restless’” Billy Abbot has seen quite a transformation in recent months. After portrayer Billy Miller decided to walk away from the show in January of this year, former portrayer David Tom was cast in the role. But just a few short months later, it was announced that Tom — who previously played the character from 1999 to 2002 — had been ordered to pack his bags so that daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins could step into the role. And while it was Miller’s decision to leave the character he’d played since 2008, the same cannot be... READ MORE
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Y&R’s’ Burgess Jenkins on Succeeding David Tom/Billy Miller, Villy Drama and More; Amelia Heinle and Jess Walton Share Insight on Jenkins

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    27
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    On Tuesday, June 24, Genoa City said hello again to a familiar name with a new face. On that day, daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins took over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" from David Tom, who himself succeeded three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor Billy Miller in the popular role, but how did Jenkins land himself on daytime's most watched drama series? "My management called me and they were talking to me about this role, and when they sent me the breakdown on the character, I just fell in love. I absolutely fell... READ MORE
  • ‘Y&R’s’ Phyllis Summers: While You Were Sleeping… (Photos) + Gina Tognoni’s First Airdate Revealed!

    George De Sota/JPI Studios
    39
    George De Sota/JPI Studios
    After nearly a year in a coma, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will once again say hello to Phyllis Summers when daytime veteran Gina Tognoni takes over the role beginning Monday, August 11, Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively. In our tribute to the character as she gets ready to wake up for the first time in the coming weeks, we take a look back at what Phyllis has missed while she was sleeping, including what former loves Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) have been up to since last seeing their favorite feisty redhead. READ MORE
  • THIS WEEK: A ‘Y&R’ Reveal That’s Unreal, A Wedding “I Do” or “I Don’t” And A New Billy Abbott!

    CBS
    26
    CBS
    Following last week's revelation to her husband, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), that Dylan (Steve Burton) is actually Paul's (Doug Davidson) son and not Ian Ward's (Ray Wise), Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) is nearly at a loss for words as she tells Paul that he's Dylan's father just as Dylan walks into the room. Meanwhile, Hillary (Mischael Morgan) is dabbling in a father/son triangle and potential "Who's The Daddy?" territory with her upcoming nuptials to Neil (Kristoff St. John). Will Devon (Bryton James) be able to stop the wedding? READ MORE
  • FIRST LOOK: Burgess Jenkins on ‘Y&R’ Set, Plus Additional Cast Odds and Ends

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    33
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    As previously reported, Burgess Jenkins takes over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" later this month. Last night on our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), we noted that the actor's first airdate is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24. Jenkins began filming scenes last week. In the picture above, fans get their first look at the actor on set. READ MORE
  • Manager To The (Soap) Stars Michael Bruno On David Tom Firing: ‘Shouldn’t He Be The First One To Know Before Everyone Else Knows?’

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    23
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Michael Bruno, who manages several daytime soap stars past and present, including Amelia Heinle, who portrays Victoria Newman on "The Young and the Restless," appeared on the Thursday, May 29 edition of the Lilly Melgar ("General Hospital," "The Bay") and Martha Madison ("Days of our Lives," "The Bay") hosted radio show "Soap Box with Lilly and Martha" to discuss several soap related topics. One of which was the recent news of David Tom being let go from "Y&R" as Billy Abbott and being replaced by daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins. READ MORE
  • David Tom On Why ‘Y&R’ Let Him Go: ‘I Looked Too Young When They Placed Me With [The New] Kelly’

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    151
    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Recently ousted from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" after just five months back on the job, David Tom (Billy Abbott) reveals in an exclusive interview with CBS Soaps In Depth the reason he was let go from the drama series and whether or not he'd be willing to give daytime another shot. READ MORE
  • Burgess Jenkins on Playing ‘Y&R’s’ New Billy Abbott: ‘[He Is] A Wonderful Character with Interesting Layers’

    Richard McLaren/Lifetime
    25
    Richard McLaren/Lifetime
    With fans still reeling from the shocking casting switcheroo by CBS' "The Young and the Restless" for the role of Billy Abbott, many have been clamoring to hear how daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins snagged the coveted part. READ MORE
  • David Tom OUT! Burgess Jenkins IN! The Shocking Recasting of Billy Abbott on ‘Y&R’

    Richard McLaren/Lifetime
    207
    Richard McLaren/Lifetime
    Just as the long memorial day holiday weekend was getting ready to begin word broke that "The Young and the Restless" was recasting the role of Billy Abbott. According to Daytime Confidential, "Y&R" has decided to go in a different direction with the character and has let David Tom go. He is being replaced by actor Burgess Jenkins. READ MORE
  • Stitch’s Ex-Wife Cast and Officially Headed to ‘Y&R!’

    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
    8
    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
    Oh, are things about to get out of control over in “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City: The Billy (David Tom)/Victoria (Amelia Heinle)/Stitch (Sean Carrigan) situation is about to get even messier, as Stitch’s ex-wife, Jenna, is headed to town! According to Soaps In Depth magazine, the sudser has cast Stephanie Lemelin in the… Read More » READ MORE