Katie and Bill’s custody battle over their son, Will, on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is going to need someone to preside over it, and the soap has tapped veteran actor Joe Lando to play Judge Craig McMullen! “Get excited, B&B fans!” the soap tweeted out as the news broke.
Although probably best known for his role as Byron Sully in the beloved primetime series DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN, Lando is also popular with soap fans for his previous daytime roles. In 1990, he starred on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Jake Harrison, one half of the popular Jake and Megan supercouple. And in 1993, Lando joined the cast of GUIDING LIGHT as Macauley “Mac” West, an ex-cop who fell head over heels for Mindy Lewis. In more recent years, he starred as John Blackwell on The CW drama THE SECRET CIRCLE, and appeared in the films Earthfall, Casa Vita, and Freshwater.
B&B is known for casting well-known faces in cameos or limited runs, such as Robin Givens as Steffy and now Hope’s obstetrician, Danny Woodburn as tech expert Ken, and Don Most as Spectra handyman Pete. Lando made his debut in the Sept. 20 episode and the length of his stint on the soap will likely depend on how long Bill and Katie fight for custody of their little boy. That is, unless the writers decide to do more with the character and have him get mixed up in some high fashion drama or pair him withe one of the lovely ladies in the cast!
Stay tuned to see what happens, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!