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Viewers of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL may recognize a familiar face when character actor Danny Woodburn makes an appearance on the soap as Ken, a tech expert hired by Bill to retrieve his incriminating confession that Liam has stored on his computer! “Here we go!” Woodburn posted to Instagram with a photo of himself with Don Diamont (Bill) and Aaron D. Spears (Justin). “B&B Oct. 19 and 20!”
This just goes to show how desperate Dollar Bill is growing in his attempts to retrieve his company from his son. “Bill is willing to play lots and lots of dough for Ken to get hold of the evidence Liam has in his files,” Woodburn told TV Insider. “I can’t say how it turns out, but Ken’s no fool — he gets paid either way!”
Woodburn with Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards on SEINFELD in 1998. (Photo Credit: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank)
This isn’t Woodburn’s first brush with daytime. In addition to roles on CONAN, CHARMED, and BONES, the actor also appeared in some episodes of SEINFELD, one of which found his character, Mickey, appearing as a stand-in on ALL MY CHILDREN along with his pal, Kramer! But Woodburn has also appeared on an actual soap himself, having played a demon elf on the NBC supernatural sudser PASSIONS back in 2006 and 2007!
With Juliet Mills (Tabitha) on PASSIONS in 2007. (Photo Credit: Paul Skipper/jpistudios.com)
Woodburn revealed that he was cast on B&B after speaking at a luncheon for CBS casting directors on the subject of diversity. “I advocate for performers with disabilities to play all kinds of people, not just characters with disabilities,” he said. “It’s a tough business for everybody. This is my 27th year with a union card and I’m always excited to be on a set. To me, being at B&B isn’t work. It’s a vacation. When I have a job, I can actually relax!”
So be sure to tune in on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20, to see if Ken can help Bill get back the incriminating evidence that let Liam steal away the family business from his father. And for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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