10 Worst Young And The Restless Actors
8. David Tom
A little bit of link between this worst actors list with Cady McCain and David Tom. Tom may have played the original Billy Abbott in 1999, but when he re-entered that role in 2014, it was an epic fail. So much so that a mere four months after re-uniting with his cast mates on the Y&R, Tom was fired from the job. Reasoning? Tom noted in an interview that producers felt he looked too young side-by-side with somewhat love interest Kelly Andrews (played by McCain), but who knows! It could have been because of poor acting or just not nailing the evolved role.
7. Burgess Jenkins
While on the subject of Billy Abbott, the recast after David Tom didn’t fair too well either. Burgess Jenkins stepped into the role of Abbott in 2014 and while he lasted longer than Tom, he really didn’t nail the role. Call it bad acting, call it not really feeling the part, or capturing the true essence of Billy Abbott. Jenkins simply lacked the charism to play Billy and didn’t seem to have onscreen chemistry with any of the women Billy was attached to. As such, Jenkins exited the role in 2016 and Jason Thompson was recast as Billy, the third actor to play the part since Billy Miller left the show in 2014.