It looks like The CW’s Nikita is getting another soap connection. According to Soaps in Depth, former All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful star William DeVry will be playing one of the show’s secret keepers, a guardian. The actor tells In Depth, "It looks like I'm doing six episodes and counting." Nikita airs on Fridays and stars The Young and the Restless grad Lyndsy Fonseca. Her former Y&R co-star Thad Luckinbill has also appeared on the action-packed series.
Former All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful star William DeVry is joining the cast of the new CBC espionage sitcom InSecurity, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, his role in the Canadian series will be that of "a politically savvy spy boss" at the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).
So I was browsing You Tube for B&B clips and stumbled this priceless gem from earlier this year when Storm (William deVry) died on The Bold and the Beautiful. This is a MUST WATCH!
It’s a pivotal year for Montreal-born actor William DeVry. Not only did he turn 40 in April, but he also found himself at the epicenter of a dramatic and controversial storyline on the world’s most-watched soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, when his character, Storm Logan, committed suicide. (In true soap opera fashion, though, William is expected to return as Storm’s spirit.)
The L.A. resident, who was on All My Children before joining B&B in 2006, comes from a historic Canadian family. His great-grandfather Herman DeVry founded what’s now known as DeVry University. And his grandmother held 26 world records in track and field.
“I began playing sports right out of the womb!” he tells Hello! Canada.
Nelson Branco: When you were growing up, you dreamed of becoming a baseball player – how did you get into acting?
William de Vry: After I moved to Florida at 19 to study business, I was invited to try out for the state league, but at the same time, a buddy asked me to take an acting class with him in Orlando. One thing led to another and an agent approached me. After booking my first audition, I was off to Hollywood. It was a happy accident. My father didn’t encourage me to get into sports or acting; he would have preferred me to enter the legal or medical worlds. I’m an only child. But he was happy with my choices, especially when I began making money! [Laughs.] My mother was very happy that I decided to become an actor because she’s always been involved in the art world.
NB: Being an athlete, do you feel compelled to follow a strict workout regimen?
WD: Yes, thanks to my family’s influence, I’ve never taken a day off in my life from working out. It’s just common sense and diet. You know once you get those love handles, it’s hard to work off. However, I do have to give props to my genes.
NB: How often do you return to Montreal? You must miss it.
WD: When you have Quebec blood running through your veins, you tend to miss the food, nightlife and culture of Montreal. I miss it a lot – especially my friends. I wouldn’t mind living there part-time someday. It’d be great to land a TV series there, for sure. I usually return twice a year and I’ll be there in July. I still subscribe to the NHL TV package, so I feel like I have never left Canada. [Laughs.]
NB: Patrick Duffy plays your father, Stephen, on The Bold and the Beautiful – what’s it like working with the Dallas alum?
WD: He’s great! I’ve been a fan of his for a while. I love everyone I’ve worked with on the show. B&B has one of the most talented casts in daytime television.
Even the three blind mice from the nursery rhyme could see where the storyline featuring Storm, Ashley, Ridge and Brooke is headed on Bold and the Beautiful. And I have to say, for the first time in months I am disappointed in the camptastic show.
Why oh why must they write William de Vry's rugged-yet-suave character into a corner so that the Chiseled One can play hero for Ashley? It would be one thing if we had seen Storm struggling with his sanity for months, but we haven't. From the moment Ridge, in the midst of a gnarly bout of righteous indigestion, began declaring Storm was "dangerous Logan" the writing appeared on the fashionable walls of Forrester Creations. Storm is about to pull a Sheila. Even the music has started changing during Storm's scenes.
Okay, the man put a buckshot in Stephanie. I say instead of being villified, he should recieve the Key to Los Angeles for that act of heroism, if not a gold medal. That woman hired a man who raped Storm's little sister! And when Ridge spits and splatters about how Storm almost let Bobby Ewing take the fall for Stephanie's shooting, does he forget that his beloved Mama Bear and Best Girl tried to get him to frame his own half brother Nick for the murder of Phoebe's grifter ex-boyfriend not so long ago?
Please Mr. Bell don't sacrifice Storm by dropping him from the slippery slopes of one of Ridge's granite cheek bones. The women of Los Angeles need another person to play Connect-the-Freckles with besides Ridge, Nick, Rick and Eric.