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Billy Hufsey in October 2008
December 8, 1958 |
Brook Park, Ohio
|Other names||Bill Hufsey|
|Occupation||Singer, Actor, Musician|
|Years active||1981 - Present|
Billy Hufsey emerged as a major television singing sensation from 1983-1987, playing the role of Christopher Donlon on the syndicated drama, Fame. He went on to play Emilio Ramirez on the daytime drama, Days of our Lives from 1987-1991. The producers of Days of Our Lives were so impressed with Billy's voice, they had him write and perform several songs for the show, including "I'll Be There" and "Only This Time". In 1989, Billy recorded and released his album, Contagious. He also toured the world from Italy, Israel, Canada to Las Vegas and many more.
Billy's other television credits include Married With Children, Webster, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Rags to Riches, and Baby Talk. He has also had roles in several movies, which include Tomcats, Zero Tolerance, Crazy Girls Undercover, Cold Nights Into Dawn, Round Trip to Heaven, Off the Wall, and Graduation Day.
On December 12, 2008 Billy performed a free Christmas concert in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio to raise money for "Feed a Family", a local charity that provides food to families that are hurting and in need. At this event, over $219,000 was raised.
On January 4, 2009, Billy starred on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in which former teen idols attempt to revitalize their entertainment careers. He says that he enjoyed his time in the house with the other six idols, as they all learned from each other. While on the show, Billy got the chance to record his new single, "Better Man", and shoot a video for the song. The video was aired on VH1 and now can be seen on his personal site http://billyhufsey.com/ Billy also recorded and released his album, Confessions in 2009. Billy says, "My music is so personal, when I create a song it gives voice to my soul and reveals my essence. And when I give interpretation to an existing song, I identify with it and the version expresses a piece of my heart".
Later in 2009, he was in the film Radio Needles and in 2011, he co-produced the Jadagrace Show.
In addition to music and acting, Billy is also an undefeated Golden Gloves boxer and has a black belt in karate.
Currently as of 2014, Billy is coaching and managing aspiring actors/actresses and singers all over the world to reach the dream he had the opportunity to live out.