Will Bardwell (as played by Ted Shackleford on The Young and the Restless)
* Was married to Gloria.
* Put John Abbott in prison for killing Tom Fisher.
* Briefly dated Ashley Abbott.
* Has an interest in Jill Abbott and Gloria Fisher.
* Helped Carmen Mesta obtain a restraining order against Drucilla Winters.
* Jill Abbott was the first woman Will slept with since the death of his wife.
* The prosecuting DA in the Carmen Mesta murder.
Ted Shackleford (2006 - July 18, 2007)
District Attorney William Bardwell showed up in Genoa City in 2006 to investigate the case surrounding the murder of Thomas Fisher. During the time in which John Abbott had been suffering from memory loss, Will was forced to arrest John's daughter Ashley after she admitted to killing Tom as a way to protect her father. Soon the truth came out when John regained his memory and summons the DA with a full confession. Although William sympathized with the circumstances of the case, he had no choice but to prosecute and send John Abbott to prison for murder.
William would then go on to investigate the case involving Ashley Abbott and the tainted Jabot Cream. Although there were many scenarios surrounding the case, no one was ever tried for contaminating the cream. William grew fond of and briefly dated Ashley Abbott, but work and other distractions soon won over�
For months, Gloria Abbott and Jill Abbott fought for William's affection. Although William had a connection with Gloria, seeing as they were both the widows of lost loves, Jill ultimately broke down Will's walls and snagged a one night stand with the dapper DA!
These days William is faced to head up Genoa City's latest crime with the murder of Carmen Mesta! Although always considered a fair man, William's keen sense of reading suspects has led him to target Devon Hamilton as the key suspect in the case. With suspicion lingering over the heads of many of the residents of Genoa City, the district attorney is sure to have his hands full in the solving of this high profile case!
Jeffery Bardwell (twin brother)