Matthew Cowles Brings Billy Clyde Tuggle Back to ‘All My Children’

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has announced that is returning to “” as his now undead character, Billy Clyde Tuggle, who resurfaces to cause some trouble as the owner of an escort service. The actor, who debuts on Thursday, May 16, will play a role in helping find Cassandra Foster (), Angie and Jesse Hubbard’s ( and ) daughter, who was recently kidnapped as part of a sex trafficking ring. The character will also interact with Dixie Martin (), who fans will recall Billy Clyde was trying to get to marry him before he plunged to his “death” more than 20 years ago.

Cowles is one of television’s most versatile actors. In addition to starring as ‘Tuggle’ on “All My Children,” a role he wrote and created, Cowles’ television credits include “Kojak,” “Miami Vice,” “Loving,” “,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Law & Order,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Oz,” and “Life on Mars,” to name a few. No stranger to the silver screen, Cowles has appeared in “Slap Shot,” “The Cowboy Way,” “The Juror,” “The World According to Garp,” “Nurse Betty,” and “Shutter Island,” among others. This multi-talented actor has also appeared on Broadway starring in productions of “Malcolm,” “The Indian Wants The Bronx,” “The Time of Your Life,” and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”