Bill Spencer has always been trouble, but his recent actions on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL have some fans fearing that this may be the last they see of the popular character because he’s going to be locked up in prison! However, they shouldn’t worry too much, because Bill has done some pretty awful things in the past and he’s always managed to wriggle out of it before. What’s a little light arson in comparison?
Bill Spencer Jr. made his debut on B&B in 2009 when actor Don Diamont joined the soap fresh off of his two decades on sister soap THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS where he played Brad Carlton. Bill is the previously unseen son of publishing tycoon Bill Spencer, who was a main character for the first seven years of the show. After the senior Spencer died, Bill received half of Spencer Publications and was named co-CEO with his sister, Karen.
Bill struck a deal with Stephanie! (Photo Credit: Aaron Montgomery/jpistudios.com)
The first thing Bill did to put the publishing company on the map was hire Stephanie Forrester to write a scandalous daily blog called “The Logan Chronicles.” This gave Stephanie the opportunity to take revenge on ex-husband Eric and his new wife, Donna Logan. Meanwhile, Bill began dating Katie Logan, and despite her sisters’ protests that he was just using her, the couple was married at her childhood home.
When the Forresters just missed a loan payment, Bill pressured the bank to foreclose and Forrester Creations became a subsidiary of Spencer. Katie discovered that Bill was acting on his father’s dying wish to destroy Eric and his company. But Steffy managed to blackmail Bill into selling the company back to the family by nearly seducing him and stealing Katie’s ring off their dresser. Still, Bill later helped Donna win a percentage of Forrester in her divorce settlement and bought it off of her.
Bill was surprised to learn he had a son! (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Bill learned that he was the father of Liam Cooper, and welcomed him into the family. Although he may have taken the paternal thing a little too far when he nearly let Amber die after she claimed to be pregnant with Liam’s son! And after deciding not to leave Katie for Steffy, he tried to push Liam and Steffy together instead, even arranging for an impromptu wedding for the couple in Aspen.
Worried about Katie’s health when she became pregnant, he suggested she terminate it but ultimately accepted her decision to carry the child and welcomed William into the world. Unfortunately, Katie suffered from postpartum depression and left him, pushing Bill towards her sister, Brooke! Even after Katie recovered and returned to him, Bill couldn’t resist his feelings for the blonde, and after going back and forth multiple times between the two women, Brooke found she was pregnant with Bill’s child. Sadly, she miscarried, and Katie insisted on a divorce.
When Liam planned to marry Hope in Italy, Bill got her father, Deacon, out of prison and used him to put the kibosh on the nuptials. Later, Bill discovered he had another son to boss around when Quinn admitted that her son, Wyatt, was actually his. And after a near-death experience while rock climbing, Bill decided to dump Brooke to return to Katie and their son. But when Brooke decided to remarry Ridge, an upset Bill got so drunk he ended up in bed with Quinn!
Bill wound up back with Brooke again while Katie planned to marry Ridge! So Brooke and Bill decided to beat them to the punch and tied the knot in Dubai. Ridge followed to stop them and Bill had Justin throw Ridge from a helicopter into the ocean! Although Ridge was feared dead, he was soon discovered alive and suffering from amnesia. Brooke was disgusted with Bill’s actions, and they split up. So Bill went back to Katie, and they ended up tying the knot again.
After learning that Maya is transgender, Bill rushed to publish the scandalous story in the hopes it would destroy Rick, but later regretted his actions and even attended the couple’s wedding. Worried about her sister being alone all the time, Katie urged Brooke to come work at Spencer with her and Bill. This was a bad idea, as being in such close proximity to each other led to Bill and Brooke confessing that they were still in love with each other. A jealous Katie drowned her sorrows in alcohol and demanded a divorce.
Katie let Bill have her sister, but not her bottles! (Photo Credit: Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com)
When a teenaged RJ returned home he immediately tried pushing his parents back together, and Bill promised Brooke he would wait for her because Ridge would once again do something to screw it up. RJ very nearly got his way until Brooke learned that Ridge had been carrying on with Quinn, and dumped him to return to Bill. But although she is now Mrs. Bill Spencer, just how much of her husband’s actions will Brooke be able to defend? Bill’s determination to build his skyscraper forced him to go to extremes to put Spectra Fashions out of business so he could have the land for himself. But will they be able to pin arson on him, or is Bill too clever to be caught red-handed? Stay tuned!
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