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Darnell Williams (born 3 March 1955) is a British-born soap opera actor.[1] He is best known for his portrayal of Jesse Hubbard on the ABC soap opera All My Children
All My Children
from 1981 to 1988, and from 2008 to 2011, a role which has earned him two Daytime Emmy Awards.

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1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Awards and nominations 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit] Williams was born in London, England. In the mid-1970s, he was a regular dancer on TV's Soul Train, and was one of the few dancers not to solve the Scramble Board. Career[edit] Williams began portraying Jesse Hubbard on All My Children
All My Children
in 1981. His character became involved in a love affair with upper middle class Angie Baxter
Angie Baxter
(Debbi Morgan). The characters eventually married and thus Darnell Williams was one half of the first African American supercouple on an American soap opera.[2] Williams won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on All My Children
All My Children
in the 1980s. During the mid-1980s, both he and Morgan co-hosted a dance show titled "New York Hot Tracks," that also featured music videos. In 1988, Williams left All My Children. However he would return to soap operas in the 1990s as Jesse's look-alike Jacob Foster on Loving and The City. He later briefly reprised his role of Jesse on All My Children, albeit in angel form, when he welcomed Gillian Andrassy (Esta TerBlanche) into Heaven
Heaven
in 2001.[citation needed] Williams had a recurring role as the counsellor on the primetime drama Felicity, and worked as a director and acting coach for All My Children.[citation needed] In May 2007, Williams joined the cast of Guiding Light
Guiding Light
in the recurring role of the villainous Griggs, a man who A.C. Mallet was once employed by as a hit-man. He appeared in the play Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell in New York City through June 2007. In 2008, Williams, along with Gregori J. Martin, co-directed the independent film Manhattanites,[3] starring Ilene Kristen, Forbes March, and Aiden Turner, Williams's co-star. Williams returned to All My Children
All My Children
in January 2008 as a very much alive Jesse Hubbard, along with Debbi Morgan, who plays Dr. Angie Hubbard. He appeared on "Oprah- the Last Season" with cast mates Debbi Morgan and Michael E. Knight in 2011. In September 2011, Darnell Williams concluded his run on All My Children along with the rest of the cast, due to the cancellation of the serial. At the time All My Children
All My Children
ended, Williams was the oldest contracted male actor cast member with the show and the second oldest contracted actor after Susan Lucci. In January 2012, it was confirmed that Williams will be joining the cast of the CBS
CBS
daytime drama The Young and the Restless, where he will reunite with All My Children
All My Children
co-star Debbi Morgan.[4] Williams returned in the new internet version of All My Children, reprising his role of Jesse Hubbard. The new show premiered on iTunes, Hulu
Hulu
and Hulu
Hulu
Plus on April 29, 2013.[citation needed] Williams's film appearances include Sidewalk Stories, Short Cuts, and Simone. Williams did not participate in the All My Children
All My Children
reunion that was featured on the February 2, 2017 edition of the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family show.[5] However, Home & Family did utilize footage of Williams as his Jesse Hubbard character from the wedding of Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner
Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner
(played by Laurence Lau and Kim Delaney, respectively) on All My Children.[5] Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

Year Award Work Result

1982 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated

1983 Won

1985 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series Won

2012 Nominated

Venice Film Festival

Year Award Work Result

1994 Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
for Best Ensemble Cast Short Cuts Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

Year Award Work Result

1994 Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble Cast Short Cuts Won

Soap Opera Digest Awards

Year Award Work Result

1996 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor Loving Won

NAACP Image Awards

Year Award Work Result

1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor
Actor
in a Daytime Drama Series The City Nominated

2003 All My Children Nominated

2011 Won

v t e

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series

Macdonald Carey
Macdonald Carey
(1974) Macdonald Carey
Macdonald Carey
(1975) Larry Haines
Larry Haines
(1976) Val Dufour
Val Dufour
(1977) James Pritchett (1978) Al Freeman Jr.
Al Freeman Jr.
(1979) Douglass Watson
Douglass Watson
(1980) Douglass Watson
Douglass Watson
(1981) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(1982) Robert S. Woods (1983) Larry Bryggman (1984) Darnell Williams (1985) David Canary
David Canary
(1986) Larry Bryggman (1987) David Canary
David Canary
(1988) David Canary
David Canary
(1989) A Martinez (1990) Peter Bergman (1991) Peter Bergman (1992) David Canary
David Canary
(1993) Michael Zaslow (1994) Justin Deas (1995) Charles Keating (1996) Justin Deas (1997) Eric Braeden
Eric Braeden
(1998) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(1999) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(2000) David Canary
David Canary
(2001) Peter Bergman (2002) Maurice Benard (2003) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(2004) Christian LeBlanc
Christian LeBlanc
(2005) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(2006) Christian LeBlanc
Christian LeBlanc
(2007) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(2008) Christian LeBlanc
Christian LeBlanc
(2009) Michael Park (2010) Michael Park (2011) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(2012) Doug Davidson (2013) Billy Miller (2014) Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
(2015) Tyler Christopher (2016) Scott Clifton
Scott Clifton
(2017)

v t e

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series

Peter Hansen (1979) Warren Burton (1980) Larry Haines
Larry Haines
(1981) David Lewis (1982) Darnell Williams (1983) Justin Deas (1984) Larry Gates
Larry Gates
(1985) John Wesley Shipp
John Wesley Shipp
(1986) Gregg Marx (1987) Justin Deas (1988) Justin Deas (1989) Henry Darrow
Henry Darrow
(1990) Bernard Barrow
Bernard Barrow
(1991) Thom Christopher (1992) Gerald Anthony (1993) Justin Deas (1994) Jerry verDorn (1995) Jerry verDorn (1996) Ian Buchanan (1997) Steve Burton (1998) Stuart Damon
Stuart Damon
(1999) Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore
(2000) Michael E. Knight (2001) Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel
(2002) Benjamin Hendrickson (2003) Rick Hearst
Rick Hearst
(2004) Greg Rikaart
Greg Rikaart
(2005) Jordan Clarke (2006) Rick Hearst
Rick Hearst
(2007) Kristoff St. John (2008) Jeff Branson / Vincent Irizarry (2009) Billy Miller (2010) Jonathan Jackson (2011) Jonathan Jackson (2012) Scott Clifton
Scott Clifton
/ Billy Miller (2013) Eric Martsolf
Eric Martsolf
(2014) Chad Duell (2015) Sean Blakemore (2016) Steve Burton (2017)

See also[edit]

Jesse Hubbard and Angie Baxter Supercouple

References[edit]

^ "Darnell Williams". The New York Times.  ^ Daytime's First Black Supercouple
Supercouple
Returns to AMC ^ Manhattanitesthemovie.com Archived 6 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Soap Opera Digest ^ a b Home & Family. Hst. Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos. Hallmark Channel. 2 February 2017. Television.

External links[edit]

Darnell Williams on IMDb Darnell Williams at the Internet Broadway Database Darnell Williams at Internet Off

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