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Darnell Williams
Born March 3, 1955 (1955-03-03) (age 54)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974–present

Darnell Williams (born March 3, 1955) is a British-born soap opera actor. He has earned two Daytime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Jesse Hubbard on the ABC soap opera All My Children.



Williams was born in London, UK. He is perhaps best known for the role of Jesse Hubbard, which he portrayed on All My Children from 1981 to 1988, and from 2008 to present. His character became involved in a love affair with upper middle class Angie Baxter (Debbi Morgan). The characters eventually married and thus Darnell Williams was one half of the first African American supercouple on American soap opera.[1] Williams won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on All My Children in the 1980s.

He returned to soap opera as Jesse's look-alike Jacob Foster on Loving and The City. He later reprised his role of Jesse on All My Children, albeit in angel form, when he welcomed Gillian Andrassy (Esta TerBlanche) into Heaven in 2001.

In the mid-to-late 1970s, he was a regular dancer on TVs Soul Train.

He had a recurring role as the counsellor on the primetime drama Felicity and worked as a director and acting coach for All My Children.

In May 2007, Williams joined the cast of Guiding Light in the recurring role of the villainous Griggs, a man who A.C. Mallet was once employed by as a hit-man. Williams then returned to All My Children in January 2008, along with Debbi Morgan, as Jesse Hubbard.

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[2], starring Ilene Kristen, Forbes March, and Aiden Turner, Williams' co-star.

Awards (won)

Awards (nominated)

Film Festival Awards

  • (1993) Volpi Cup Best Ensemble Cast for Short Cuts
      • Shared with the rest of the cast

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