Billy Warlock (born March 26, 1961) is an American actor best known for playing Eddie Kramer, a lifeguard on the first three seasons of Baywatch and in the reunion movie in 2003, as well as for numerous daytime roles, most notably Frankie Brady on Days of Our Lives and A.J. Quartermaine on General Hospital.
Warlock in a promotional photo for Happy Days
William Alan Leming
March 26, 1961
|Years active||1981 – 2011|
Warlock was born William Alan Leming in Gardena, California, the son of Dick Warlock, a successful Hollywood stunt man who did stunts for Kurt Russell and was the stunt driver in the Disney picture, The Love Bug. His siblings include Lance Warlock and a sister, Rhonda. After graduation from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California in 1979, Dick got him a stunt job as Robin Williams's stunt double in a Mork & Mindy episode, one that was produced by Garry Marshall. Several months later, he auditioned for Marshall and won his first major television role as Leopold "Flip" Phillips, Roger's brother (and the Cunninghams' younger nephew), in the tenth season of Happy Days.
As a young adult, Warlock had a small role in Halloween II (1981), and Lovely But Deadly (1981), directed by David Sheldon. He later appeared in Hotshot (1987), directed by Rick King, and played the lead role in the horror film Society (1989), directed by Brian Yuzna. The same year, Warlock appeared as an original cast member of Baywatch, where he played lifeguard Eddie Kramer for the first three seasons. In the early 1990s, he also was on the short-lived TV Series The Hat Squad, with Nestor Serrano and Don Michael Paul from 1992 to 1993, and portrayed Lyle Menendez in the 1994 television movie Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders.
He also starred on soap operas such as Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. In the latter, he portrayed A. J. Quartermaine from June 13, 1997, to December 11, 2003, and for several visits in 2005 from February 4 to February 11, when his character was presumed dead. He reprised the role from March 15 until April 26 when his character was actually murdered in his hospital room by Dr. Asher Thomas (Larry Poindexter) after he kidnapped his biological son, Michael Corinthos (Dylan Cash).
On Days of Our Lives, Warlock portrayed Frankie Brady from 1986 to 1988, from 1990 to 1991, and again beginning in June 2005. In 1988, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on the series. He was let go from the soap and his final airdate was November 2006. In spring 2007, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in the role of Ben Hollander, Jack Abbott's campaign manager. Warlock appeared on the show from May 2007 to January 2008.
In 2003, Warlock reprised his role of Eddie Kramer in the Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding television film. The following year, he appeared in an off-Broadway revival production of The Normal Heart at the Public Theater in New York City. Charles Isherwood of Variety praised his performance as "sincere and nicely understated." During the summer of 2010, Warlock appeared on As the World Turns as Anthony Blackthorn.
Warlock was once engaged to Erika Eleniak, his Baywatch co-star, who portrayed Shauni McClain. He was married to soap actress Marcy Walker, but later divorced. He married former Days of our Lives and As the World Turns co-star Julie Pinson on August 26, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|1981||Halloween II||Craig||As Bill Warlock|||
|1981||Lovely But Deadly||Boy on beach|
|1983||Six Pack||Duffy Akins|
|1986||21⁄2 Dads||Danny Selzer|
|1989||Class Cruise||Sam McBride|
|1989||Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier||Eddie Kramer||Television film|
|1994||Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders||Lyle Menendez||Television film|
|1995||Mr. Payback||Payton Bach||Interactive film|
|1996||Panic in the Skies!||Flight Attendant Matt Eisenhauer|
|1997||Steel Sharks||Bob Rogers|
|2003||Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding||Eddie Kramer||Television film|
|2004||The Thing Below||Captain Jack Griffin|
|2009||Hatchet Man||Boss||Short film|||
|1982–1983||Happy Days||Flip Phillips|||
|1983||ABC Afterschool Special||Craig Foster||1 episode|
|1984–1985||Capitol||Ricky Driscoll||1 episode|
|1986–1988||Days of Our Lives||Frankie Brady||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series|
|1987||Rags to Riches||Tommy||1 episode|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Ron Green||Episode: "Come from the Shadows"|
|1989–1992||Baywatch||Eddie Kramer||45 episodes|
|1990–1991||Days of Our Lives||Frankie Brady|
|1992–1993||The Hat Squad||Matty|
|1995||Baywatch Nights||Eddie Kramer||Episode: "Backup"|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Mike Barnett||Episode: "One Big Happy Family"|
|2005–2006||Days of Our Lives||Frankie Brady||589 episodes (total)|
|1997–2003; 2005||General Hospital||A. J. Quartermaine||237 episodes|
|2007–2008||The Young and the Restless||Ben Hollander|||
|2009||Damages||Undercover Customer #2||Episode: "New York Sucks"|||
|2010||As the World Turns||Anthony Blackthorn||15 episodes|
|2010||One Life to Live||Ross Rayburn||18 episodes|||
|2004||The Normal Heart||Felix Turner||The Public Theater|||
- Brant, Marley (2006). Happier Days: Paramount Television's Classic Sitcoms, 1974-1984. New York: Billboard Books. pp. 61–62. ISBN 978-0-823-08933-8.
- Reichardt, Nancy M. (September 23, 1990). "Better 'Days' Are in Store for Billy Warlock". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
- "Billy Warlock's Actor's Profile". Soap Central. December 30, 2007. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- Isherwood, Charles (April 21, 2004). "The Normal Heart". Variety. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
- Ulrica, Wilhborg (August 26, 2006). "Days of Our Lives Star Get Married". People.
- Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Cengage Gale. ISBN 978-0-787-69050-2.
- Van Hoven, Matt (June 10, 2009). "The Story Behind 'Hatchet Man' – a Film Inspired, Written and Produced by Ad Folk". Adweek. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
- "Billy Warlock ex-Days/GH star Joins Y&R!". Soaps.com. 2010. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
- "Billy Warlock Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
- Gore, Scotty (August 11, 2010). "In Or Out? Billy Warlock At 'One Life'". Soap Opera Network. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.