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    Billy Dee Williams Joins General Hospital.

    Thursday, April 16 2009


    Billy Dee Williaims (ABC)
    Fans of "General Hospital: Night Shift" know legendary film actor Billy Dee Williams as the janitor, Toussaint DuBois, who softened Epiphany Johnson enough to actually date her. It was just announced that the charismatic role will crossover to GH and likely woo daytime viewers as well.

    Williams' first air date isn't yet known but it will be in June. When last seen on the second (and final?) season of "Night Shift", Toussant left Port Charles to tour the country with his jazz band called The Saints.

    Billy Dee's acting resume is lengthy, to say the least. Feature films include "Star Wars", "Lady Sings the Blues" and "Batman" and he's no stranger to the genre of soap operas. He appeared on Another World early in his career and Guiding Light in 1966.

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    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Thursday, April 16 2009 08:51 AM

    Fantastic news!

    Posted by beenaroundalongtime at Thursday, April 16 2009 02:14 PM

    Billy Dee, welcome baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by lighthouse112 at Thursday, April 16 2009 04:02 PM

    Can't wait to see him and Eppithany pick up where they left off on Noght Shift!!!

    Posted by ransomha at Monday, April 20 2009 04:56 PM

    finally some people of color!

    Posted by NickyC36 at Tuesday, April 21 2009 10:11 AM

    Im glad he is on GH in the day time and Eppithany amd him could be a couple. Its about time they show some older couple walong with the young couple.

    Posted by cherrycola at Tuesday, April 21 2009 03:58 PM

    I'm bummed that there will be no Night Shift this summer. It was SUCH a good show. OTOH, I'm stoked that Billy Dee Williams will be bringing Toussaint to daytime. About blessed time romance was spread around among the over 25 group.

    Now can we have a long-term married couple on the show? Since Alan was killed off, I think the average GH marriage has lasted about two months. :/

    Posted by lady2009 at Wednesday, April 22 2009 05:26 PM

    I'm going to love this I hope we see a love of Toussant and
    Epiphany a lot then Patrick and Robin they are making me sick not b/c of the s/l

    Posted by kupp at Monday, April 27 2009 04:33 AM

    Hurry up and, bring on our man writer's Billy Dee Williams.

    Posted by finethings23 at Tuesday, May 19 2009 06:23 PM

    Awesome news!

    Posted by love a soaplady at Friday, May 29 2009 11:38 AM

    Epiphany needed someone.A bit of color will keep this General Hospital fan watching for years to come. I'm sure there are a couple of million more like me who agree with me. Thanks!

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