The multitalented Wayne Brady is adding soap star to his resume with a new role on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL! While the actor’s daughter, Maile Brady, recently appeared on the soap as Tiffany, he won’t be playing her fictional father. Instead, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that he will be playing Dr. Buckingham, the father of Zoe Buckingham, a “worldly, intelligent, and sophisticated” man who “quickly finds himself entangled in a web of passion and mystery” after joining the staff of the local hospital.
Apparently, Brady landed the gig after visiting the set during his daughter’s daytime debut, where he impressed headwriter and producer Bradley Bell so much he was inspired to cast him in the new role. Zoe is British, but there’s no word whether or not Brady will be doing an accent himself on the soap. He has already begun taping and is slated to debut in the episode airing on Friday, Nov. 30.
Although best known (and an Emmy-winner for) hosting the CBS Daytime game show LET’S MAKE A DEAL, Brady has also appeared in TV series like REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, COLONY, and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. And while Brady is being called a series regular, his B&B role will not impact his hosting duties on LET'S MAKE A DEAL.
So stay tuned to see what kind of drama Brady’s character gets mixed up in when he makes his debut at the end of November, and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!