Actor Darnell Williams, better known for his role as Jesse Hubbard in the series "All My Children," has aged well and now looks more charming than ever. Of the over 40 years of the series, Williams was part of the cast for 10.
Darnell Williams is a 66-year-old British-born actor who is notable for his role in ABC's "All My Children." The soap opera aired on ABC from January 5, 1970, to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network (TOLN) from April 29 to September 2, 2013.
He played the role of a college dropout who was practically homeless and was looking to find his life’s purpose. 41 years after fans fell in love with him as Jesse, his looks seem to have gotten better with time as seen in a more recent Instagram photo.
WILLIAMS AS HUBBARD
Jesse Hubbard fell deeply in love with Angie Baxter (Debbi Morgan), and their love story won the hearts of many viewers.
Darnell's role as Jesse Hubbard earned him two Daytime Emmy Awards in recognition of his excellent performance on the TV show; one for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the other for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Headshot of Darnell Williams | Source: Getty Images
Even though Jesse was killed off in "All My Children" in 1988, Williams' character later returned as Jesse-look-a-like Jacob Foster and was reunited with Morgan’s Angie in the series "Loving." Williams said:
"Debbi and I clicked from day one. We love what we do, and it just comes naturally,”
Morgan joined in, adding, “I’ve been married to Darnell/Jesse longer than any of my husbands.”
Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan pose | Source: Getty Images
DARNELL WILLIAMS' LIFE AND CAREER
The actor, who used to be a regular dancer for "Soul Train" between 1971 and 1975, went on to join the original cast of "Your Arms Too Short To Box With God" in 1979.
In 2012, he signed a two-year deal and was cast in "The Young and the Restless" series as Sarge, a physical therapist. The series also featured his co-star Debbi Morgan.
In 2013, when the production company Prospect Park announced a revival of the show, Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan were among the confirmed actors returning to the series. The pair talked back then to TV Source Magazine about their on-screen chemistry.
After the cancellation of the series in 2013, when Prospect Park cited low ratings on the show, ABC regained the rights of "All My Children" in December 2016.
Fans of the show are still hoping for a reboot of the show now that bringing back old shows has become a trend.
In May 2020, Entertainment Weekly celebrated the iconic soap opera with a week-long five-part cast reunion. The cast of "All My Children" chose to support Feeding America at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Darnell Williams accepting his NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images
However, in December 2020, it was announced that a primetime spinoff, "Pine Valley," was in the works at ABC.
Williams has kept his life away from the spotlight since his last appearance on a series in 2016's "The Family." He doesn't have any social media accounts, but he was recently caught hanging out with celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton and other friends in the middle of a shoot.