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Darnell Williams
Darnell Williams
Pine Valley Presence
At A Glance
Emmy Award winner Darnell Williams returned to All My Children from January 2008 to 2011 as Jesse Hubbard, a role he originated from 1981-1988. Mr. Williams won the Daytime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jesse in 1983 and 1985. Darnell, with Debbi Morgan playing Angie as his love interest, became the first African-American "supercouple" on the daytime serials. In 2011, following the demise of All My Children, Debbie was picked up by The Young and the Restless as a recast of a long-absent character Yolanda Hamilton. Six months later, Darnell was also cast as a new character named only "Sarge".

Mr. Williams was born in London, England. He lived a nomadic life, traveling the world with his family. As an adult he settled in New York City. Following his initial tenure on All My Children, he created the role of Jacob Foster on the ABC Daytime drama Loving and continued the role on its spin-off, The City. Some of his additional television credits include Law & Order, ER, Felicity, NYPD Blue, and True Blue. He has appeared in many films, including Shadowboxer, Short Cuts, Simone, Detour, How You Like Me Now, True Identity, and Sidewalk Stories. Mr. Williams is a familiar presence on the New York stage. Among his many credits are Angels in America, Checkmates, Wit, Blackout, Guilty, and Spaulding Grey: Stories Left to Tell.

From 2001 through 2006, Mr. Williams worked on All My Children as a director and acting coach. He also co-directed the film Manhattanites with Gregori Martin.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Sarge
May 14, 2012 to Present

Guiding Light
Griggs
May 30, 2007 to October 29, 2007

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Steven Stansfield
2006

Hack
Brian Anderson
2003

Firestarter 2: Rekindled
Gil
2002

Nash Bridges
Ray Gantry
2001

NYPD Blue
Corey
2001

Felicity
John Papaleno
1998-1999

Chicago Hope
Mr. Jamison
1999

Profiler
Actor
1999

Promised Land
Mr. Campbell
1998

ER
Theo Williams
1997

The City
Jacob Foster
1995-1997

Loving
Jacob Foster
1995

Stompin' at the Savoy
Ernest
1992

The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
1991

Reasonable Doubts
Lionel Bradford
1991

True Blue
Davey Odom
1989

Gideon Oliver
Tiberius
1989

In the Heat of the Night
Bobby Dobbs
1989

True Blue
Officer David Odom
1989

Hunter
Ellis Riley
1988

All My Children
Jesse Hubbard
1981 to 1988; 1994; July 2, 2001 to December 24, 2001; July 25, 2002; January 25, 2008 to September 23, 2011; April 29, 2013 to September 2, 2013

The White Shadow
Walchansky
1980

Soul Train
Dancer
1974-1975
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Shadowboxer
Mikey's Father
2005

Proudly We Served
Thomas Young
2004

The Breakup Artist
Fr. Williams
2004

S1m0ne
Studio Executive #1
2002

Detour
Gillette
1999

Strays
Keith
1997

Short Cuts
Joe Robbins
1993

How U Like Me Now
Thomas
1993

Boy Meets Girl
1993

True Identity
Tyler
1991

Sidewalk Stories
Father
1989
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor (1985; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1983; for All My Children)

Daytime Emmys Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor (1985, 2012; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1982, 1983; for All My Children)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2009, 2012; for All My Children)

Image Awards Winner, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (2011, 2012; for All My Children)

Image Awards Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (2003, 2011; for All My Children)
Image Awards Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1996; for The City)

Golden Globes Winner, Best Ensemble Cast (1994; for Short Cuts)

Venice Film Festival Winner, Best Ensemble Cast (1993; for Short Cuts)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom
DATE OF BIRTH: March 3, 1955
HEIGHT: 5'11"
News Archives
News Archive: Jesse to stay, even after Gillian goes to heaven. [Sep 10, 2001]
News Archive: Casting call may signal return of Hubbard family to Pine Valley. [Mar 4, 2002]
News Archive: Frankie Hubbard returns to town, Angie and Jesse do not. [May 27, 2002]
News Archive: Daytime's first African American supercouple, Jesse and Angie Hubbard, returning. [Dec 15, 2007]
News Archive: Williams nominated for NAACP Image Award. [Jan 12, 2011]
News Archive: Co-star says Williams has signed on for web-based AMC. [Oct 21, 2011]
News Archive: Darnell Williams to join Debbi Morgan on Y&R. [Jan 4, 2012]
News Archive: Prospect Park confirms Williams, others for AMC reboot. [Jan 22, 2013]
News Archive: Will Darnell Williams play two AMC roles? [Feb 28, 2013]
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