Suits Creator Mourns Billy Miller: ‘A Funny, Smart, Kind, Gentle Man’
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Suits creator Aaron Korsh is among the mourners paying tribute to late actor Billy Miller , who recurred on the USA Network hit as Marcus Specter, the brother of Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter.
“Very sad news for the entire Suits family,” Korsh wrote on X (fka Twitter) on Sunday. “I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.”
Miller died Sept. 15 amid a battle with bipolar disorder . He was 43.
Best known for his work in soaps, Miller won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless . After leaving Y&R in 2014 following a six-year stint, Miller jumped to General Hospital , where he took over the role of Jason Morgan/Drew Cain from Steve Burton. He left the ABC soap in 2019.
“I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing,” GH’ s executive producer Frank Valentini posted on X (fka Twitter). “On behalf of the entire [ General Hospital ] family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.” ( Read more tributes to Miller here .)
In addition to Suits , Miller’s primetime credits included guest stints on CSI: NY, Justified, Ringer, Major Crimes and Ray Donovan . He also recurred in the first season of the Apple TV+ drama Truth Be Told as the husband of Lizzy Caplan’s Lanie.
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I’m devastated. No words
I loved him as Jason/Drew. I goggled him Saturday to catch up on his latest projects not realizing he had died on Friday. I always wanted him to return to the role.You will forever be missed!
So sorry for his death Billy was a great actor. I seen him in person in Austin TX couple years ago and was the sweetest guy you wanted to talk to prayers for the family and friends and Co Worker’s
I’ve been binging on this series since it hit Netflix. I’m sorry to hear of this loss. I don’t know if he killed himself but I know people who have with this disease. Alot of the drugs make creative people not themselves so they stop taking them and go downhill. St. John’s Wort does work the same as some psychotropic meds. Mental health is serious and it needs to be taken seriously. Many times it’s nutritionally based but people don’t know it.
I loved him on Y&R and suits. My heart goes out to his family and friends❣️ Mari
Ì was flipping channels years ago and stopped on a scene from All My Children with Billy Miller playing Ritchie. I was amazed at his acting ability and followed his career ever since. I’m heart broken at the news of his passing. I feel like I’ve lost a family member. Maybe this will help me get the closure I need. R.I.P Ɓilly Miller.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and. God bless. You .
I am so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. I pray for his family, friends and fans who dearly love him. May he be at peace and may all who love him find solace from their grief.
This really makes me sad. I loved him on The Young and The Restless and I loved him on Suits. May he rest in Peace. Prayers for his family and loved ones. 💔💔💜💜🙏🙏🙏🙏
This is very sad. Death is painful at any phase. We leave open wounds to those we left. With this I pray that every loved one and those who cared about this young man would be embraced in precious peace. GOD bless each of you.
Rip I believe from what I’ve read he was troubled. He did his craft well and I enjoyed him playing billy Abbott on young and the restless. My condolences to his family Way to early to leave.
Billy Miller was THE best Billy on Young and the Restless. Will miss seeing you
Very sorry to hear about Billy Miller such a fine actor 😢 my condolences to his family and to all who had the pleasure of working with him 🙏🏾
I’m so sad that Billy Miller passed away. He was a great drew Cain/ Jason Morgan. Prayers to his family and cast mate’s to gh and y&r
Gone to soon great smile always will rember rest in peace
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The cast of ‘suits,’ then and now.
In honor of the show's resurgence, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at how the cast members of this popular show got their start in Hollywood and what they’ve been up to since the series ended.
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It’s been 12 years since Suits made its original television debut on June 23, 2011, but the show is currently more popular than ever. Initially titled “A Legal Mind,” the pilot, written by series creator Aaron Korsh , was picked up by USA Network on Jan, 19, 2011, with a 12-episode order that included a 90-minute premiere.
Greenlighting the legal series centered on the employees at the fictional Pearson Hardman law firm in New York City marked a greater expansion into drama series for USA, which at the time was running its popular “Characters Welcome” slogan, signifying its diverse lineup of programming. The investment paid off. Suits would go on to air for nine seasons and even spawned a short-lived spinoff titled Pearson , based on Gina Torres’ character Jessica Pearson’s foray into Chicago politics. The new series premiered July 17, 2019, during the final season of Suits , which concluded Sept. 25, 2019.
USA canceled Pearson after one season and not much was thought of Harvey Specter ( Gabriel Macht ), Mike Ross ( Patrick J. Adams ) or the rest of the characters at the firm afterward. However, when Netflix added seasons one through eight of Suits to its streaming platform in June, it sparked a surge of renewed interest in the drama which, as of Oct. 5, has broken Nielsen’s all-time overall streaming record by remaining in the No. 1 spot for 12 straight weeks. (Season nine of Suits is currently streaming on Peacock along with Pearson , and a companion series is in the works at NBCUniversal.)
In honor of Suits’ resurgence, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at how the castmembers of this popular show got their start in Hollywood and what they’ve been up to since the series ended.
Gabriel Macht as Harvey Reginald Specter
Gabriel Macht landed his first role at the age of 8 in the 1980 comedy-drama Why Would I Lie? , for which he received a nomination for the best young motion picture actor award from the Young Artist Foundation. When Macht signed on for the lead role of senior partner Harvey Specter in Suits in 2010, he was best known for playing the title role in Frank Miller’s 2008 adaptation of Will Eisner’s superhero cult film The Spirit. He’d also appeared in episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210; Spin City ; and Sex & the City . Macht directed four episodes over the course of his nine seasons on Suits and began receiving co-producer credit during season three. His father, Stephen Macht, also guest starred as Harvard ethics professor Henry Gerard over multiple seasons. When Suits ended, Macht reprised his role as Specter during a guest appearance on Pearson .
Patrick J. Adams as Michael James Ross
Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams appeared in episodes of procedural dramas such as Cold Case , NCIS and Without a Trace before working his way up to guest appearances on popular series like Lost and Pretty Little Liars prior to Suits . In his first year starring as lawyer Mike Ross, Adams was nominated for a SAG Award for best performance by a male actor in a drama series. Like his co-lead Macht, Adams — the first actor cast in the legal drama — became a co-producer on Suits and directed multiple episodes before departing the series in season seven (he returned as a recurring character in season nine). After taking additional TV roles, including a recurring part on Prime Video’s A League of Their Own , Adams made his Broadway debut in the Second Stage Theater revival of Take Me Out , which won the Tony Award for best revival of a play in 2022.
Gina Torres as Jessica Lourdes Pearson
When Gina Torres signed on for the role of Jessica Pearson, co-founder and managing partner of the Pearson Hardman firm, she was known for numerous supporting roles across TV and film, including portraying Cas in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions and Zoe Washburne in the space western series Firefly , a role that she reprised for the 2005 movie sequel, Serenity . At the 2013 NHMC Impact Awards, Torres was honored for best performance in a television series for her role as Pearson. She also received two nominations from the Imagen Foundation Awards for best supporting actress/television, winning in 2018. That same year, it was announced that Torres would executive produce and star in the spinoff based on her character. Pearson aired for one season on USA before it was canceled on Nov. 1, 2019. Torres currently stars as Tommy Vega on the Fox procedural drama 911: Lone Star and played opposite Gabriel Union in the romantic comedy The Perfect Find on Netflix earlier this year.
Sarah Rafferty as Donna Roberta Paulsen
Sarah Rafferty studied theater abroad at the University of Oxford before graduating magna cum laude from Hamilton College and going on to earn a master of fine arts degree at the Yale School of Drama. In 1993, she met her future Suits co-star Macht at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the two have remained friends since. Playing Specter’s legal secretary and confidant Donna Paulsen was Rafferty’s breakout TV role following appearances on episodes of The Practice , Six Feet Under , Law & Order and Bones . After starring in 132 of Suits ’ 134 episodes, Rafferty had recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Med . She will star as Dr. Katherine Walter in the upcoming TV adaptation of My Life With the Walter Boys, set for release on Netflix.
Rick Hoffman as Louis Marlowe Litt
Prior to landing the starring role of Louis Marlowe Litt on Suits , Rick Hoffman was known for playing Jerry Best on The Bernie Mac Show and Chase Chapman in Samantha Who? Hoffman portrayed the sly partner of the Pearson Hardman firm for the entirety of the series and guest starred as Litt on one episode of Pearson . In 2020, Hoffman had a recurring role as Dr. Swerdlow on Billions and will appear in the upcoming Eli Roth slasher film Thanksgiving , set for release Nov. 17.
Meghan Markle as Rachel Elizabeth Zane
Meghan Markle’s first onscreen role was as a nurse in an episode of the daytime soap opera General Hospital in 2001. After small appearances in films Remember Me and Horrible Bosses and being the holder of Case No. 24 for 34 episodes of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal , in addition to parts on 90210 , CSI: Miami and CSI: NY , Markle joined Suits as main character Rachel Zane. After starring as the paralegal from season one through seven, Markle quit acting, telling BBC News in November 2017, “I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change. It’s a new chapter.” That same month, Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced after the two began dating in July 2016. The titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex were bestowed upon Markle and Prince Harry on their wedding day on May 19, 2018, and remain in place despite the couple stepping down from their royal duties on Feb. 19, 2020. In an October 2022 cover story for Variety , Markle expressed zero interest in returning to acting, saying, “I’m done. I guess never say never, but my intention is to absolutely not.”
Amanda Schull as Katrina Amanda Bennett
Amanda Schull attended Indiana University on a ballet scholarship and was cast in the lead role of Jody Sawyer in the 2000 film Center Stage while still an apprentice with the San Francisco Ballet School, where she participated in a summer intensive. After retiring from San Francisco Ballet in 2006, she pursued acting full time, landing recurring roles on Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill before joining season two of Suits as the recurring character Katrina Bennett. Schull was promoted to series regular in seasons eight and nine and went on to star in five made-for-TV Hallmark movies following its ending. She currently has a recurring role on 911: Lone Star alongside fellow Suits alum Torres.
Dulé Hill as Alex Williams
Dulé Hill joined Suits in the recurring role of Alex Williams in season seven. The actor best known for his role as Charlie Young on The West Wing , for which he received an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a drama series in 2002, was already a member of the USA Network family, having starred as Burton “Gus” Guster on the detective comedy-drama Psych from 2006-14. Hill’s role on Suits was promoted to a main character for the final two seasons of the series, after which he reprised the role of Guster for 2020’s Psych 2: Lassie Come Home , a stand-alone sequel to the 2017 TV film Psych: The Movie , in which he also starred. After playing Guster once more in Psych 3: This Is Gus , Hill starred in the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years , which was canceled after two seasons in September of this year.
Katherine Heigl as Samantha Wheeler
When Katherine Heigl joined Suits as series regular Samantha Wheeler in season eight, she was already a household name, having portrayed Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005-10, a role for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series in 2007. Heigl had also starred in several successful romantic comedy films, including Knocked Up , 27 Dresses , Life as We Know It and 2011’s star-studded New Year’s Eve . After Suits , Heigl starred opposite Sarah Chalke in the TV adaptation of Firefly Lane on Netflix, on which she was also an executive producer. In 2020, it was announced that Heigl would portray Victoria Woodhull in the upcoming miniseries Woodhull , based on the book The Woman Who Ran for President .
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Suits’ Gabriel Macht Shares Poignant Memories of His Late Co-Star
Monday, September 18th, 2023
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The tributes keep pouring in. Suits alum Gabriel Macht reacted to his co-star Billy Miller’s death with a heartfelt tweet remembering the soap veteran’s “kind nature,” “big smile,” and “honest approach” to acting.
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Macht starred as Harvey Reginald Specter on USA Network’s Suits , a legal drama following the employees at the fictional New York City law firm Pearson Hardman, for its whole run from Seasons 1 to 9. Miller played the recurring role of Marcus Specter, Harvey’s younger brother, from Seasons 4 to 9. “RIP my tv bro #BillyMiller I am touched by ur thoughtfulness, ur authentic honest approach 2 ur art, ur kind nature & big smile that Litt us all. May ur memory always be a blessing to ur Mother, ur Sister & her children. & 2 so many you’ve touched. Peace&,” Macht tweeted on September 18, 2023, after the news of Miller’s death.
Suits creator Aaron Korshalso honored Biller with his own tweet . “Very sad news for the entire Suits family,” Korsh wrote. “Billy Miller has passed away. I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.”
Miller , who was best known for starring in soaps like Young & Restless and General Hospital , died in Austin, Texas, on Friday, September 15, 2023. He was 43 years old. His death came two days before his 44th birthday. His manager, who confirmed his death, told People in a statement that Miller had been “struggling with manic depression when he died.”
Miller won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Billy abbott on Young & Restless , including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a DramaSeries in 2010 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014. Along with his soaps career, Miller had also starred in primetime shows like NCIS , The Rookie , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , and Castle . He also starred on All My Children from 2007 to 2008.
“Heartbroken about #BillyMiller. My heart goes out to him, and everyone who loves him- he is loved by so many. ❤️ Warm, kind, incredibly talented.. a big hug to the daytime family. Rest in peace & happy heavenly birthday Billy,” General Hospital ‘s Risa Dorken tweeted after the news of Miller’s death.
Young & Restless ‘ Eileen Davidson tweeted a throwback photo from when she and Miller both won Emmys in 2014. “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. Im gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy,” she tweeted .
Jason Thompson, who starred with Miller on General Hospital and later took on the role of Billy Abbott in Young & Restless , tweeted , “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends. ❤️”
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<p>“RIP to my precious Billy Miller,” said his <em>Young & Restless </em>TV-mom on social media. “You were and are much loved by all of us who knew you.” </p>
<p>The <em>General Hospital</em> star, whose Sonny for a time believed that Miller’s Drew was his bestie Jason, admitted, “I don’t know the details. I don’t need to know. What I know is this is incredibly sad, and Billy was way too young to leave this earth.”</p>
<p>The soap-hopper was castmates with Miller on <em>All My Children</em> (as Maggie and Richie), <em>Young & Restless</em> (where they even tied the knot as Chloe and Billy) and <em>General Hospital</em> (as Margaux and Jason/Drew). Wrapping her head around the tragedy, she wrote, “We were co-stars, we were friends, we were more than friends. We were complicated at times… What never changed was my love for you. I’ll always love you, Billy.” (<a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/692241/elizabeth-hendrickson-remembers-billy-miller-after-death/" target="_blank">Read her full statement here.</a>)</p>
<p>“This is not fair,” lamented <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>‘s Liam on Instagram, who famously tied with Miller for the Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy in 2013. “We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.” </p>
<p>“I was sad to learn of Billy Miller’s passing,” the legendary <em>General Hospital </em>actor told our sister site, TVLine. “He was a gifted actor and dynamic personality. Although our time together was brief, it was a complete pleasure to work with Billy on <em>General Hospital</em>, and to call him my friend. My condolences to his mother, family, friends and fans.”</p>
<p>“Still processing this,” admitted the soap vet — who played Amanda opposite Miller’s Richie on <em>All My Children</em>, adding she had “too many feelings. But you are gone way too soon, and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now.” </p>
<p>The Emmy winner played the first leg of Lily and Billy’s eventual relationship opposite Miller on <em>Young & Restless</em>. “There are no words,” she said. “You will be missed, Billy. Sending love to his friends and family.”</p>
<p>“Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us,” said the soap vet currently playing <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>‘s Deacon. “He was a terriffic actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time.” </p>
<p>“I am so saddened and shock to hear about Billy’s passing,” Instagrammed the <em>Days of Our Lives</em> MVP (as Kristen and Susan). “I had the honor of working with him on <em>All My Children</em> [during her run as Hannah and his as Richie] and <em>Young & Restless</em> [while she was Patty and Emily and he was Billy]. All I can say is… it was such a pleasure knowing you! You had a beautiful spirit, and it really sucks that you’re not here anymore… Goodbye, you!”</p>
<p>Although he’d been on a break from social media, Goldin (here with Miller and <em>Young & Restless’ </em>Christian Jules LeBlanc) said that hearing about his former co-star “leaving the planet stopped me in my tracks. We worked together on <em>All My Children</em>,” continued Jake’s former portrayer. “We had an amazing cast, and he was truly one of my favorite people to work with and to be around. Billy, I know you felt everything very deeply. I hope you are free now and can rest. I will keep your grin and all the laughing we did together in my heart when I think about you. Until we meet again…” </p>
<p>The <em>Suits</em> star tweeted, “RIP, my TV bro, Billy Miller. I am touched by your thoughtfulness, your authentic, honest approach to your art, your kind nature and big smile that lit us all. May your memory always be a blessing to your mother, your sister and her children, and to so many you’ve touched. Peace and love.”</p>
<p>The creator of USA Network’s <em>Suits</em>, on which Miller recurred as Harvey’s brother Marcus, called the actor’s death “very sad news for the entire <em>Suits</em> family.I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five-hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.”</p>
<p>Though there was no love lost between <em>The Young and the Restless</em>‘ Billy and Victor, the same clearly was not true of their performers. “We lost Billy Miller,” tweeted Braeden Sunday evening. “It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia [Heinle, Victoria] and I took him to dinner on evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60 years in the business, [thinking] that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road… usually to oblivion! ‘Billy Boy’ was not only a damn good actor but a nice man. May he rest in peace and meet up with Kristoff [St. John, Neil] in the beyond, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns,’ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues.” </p>
<p>“A kind, generous soul,” lamented the man who plays <em>General Hospital</em>‘s Spinelli before adding a sentiment we could all agree with: “Damn.” </p>
<p>“I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing,” tweeted his former TV-sister, who played Ashley opposite his Billy on <em>Young & Restless</em>. “His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. Im gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.” </p>
<p>“There are no words,” wrote the actress, Billy’s niece Abby on <em>Young & Restless</em>. “We mourn the loss of this talented, bright light. My thoughts are with your family, friends and loved ones.”</p>
<p>The <em>General Hospital</em> alum who played Cameron to Miller’s almost-stepfather Drew said he was “heartbroken at the news of Billy’s passing. Beyond honored to have worked with such a talented actor. Beyond grateful to have known such an incredible man.”</p>
<p>“Dearest Billy, sad to see you leave this world,” Facebook’d the <em>Young & Restless</em> scene stealer who plays Gloria. “Rest in peace.”</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless</em>’ Devon Instagrammed that “we all loved you, Billy” and said a deeply felt “thank you for your heart and talent.”</p>
<p>The <em>Young & Restless</em> leading lady called the news of Miller’s passing “heartbreaking. We will miss you, Billy.”</p>
<p>“So very sad to hear this very sad and unexpected news,” said Alexis’ portrayer on Twitter. “I would like very much for my beloved <em>General Hospital</em> to have no more of it.” </p>
<p>The youngster who played Jason and Sam’s son, Danny, on <em>General Hospital </em>admitted on Twitter that he was “Devastated,” adding that it was “hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice and were always there for me. You were an amazing person. I will never forget you.” Weaver then asked that others “please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.” </p>
<p>On <em>General Hospital</em>, Kurth and Miller were family as Ned and Jason/Drew. “I’m still processing this tragic news,” Kurth Instagrammed a few days after his former castmate’s passing. “I know Billy was very private, but he always opened himself up to us, his audience. We saw his sensitivity in every truthful moment on stage. He never held back. A very generous actor, and I will miss his undeniable talent. RIP.”</p>
<p>The <em>Young & Restless</em> icon who plays Esther said, “My heart is broken for the family and friends of Billy Miller. It was an honor to work with him. He will be sorely missed.”</p>
<p>“I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller,” tweeted Thompson, who starred opposite the late actor as <em>General Hospital</em>‘s Patrick, then later followed in his footsteps as <em>Young & Restless</em>‘ Billy. “He was funny, had a great laugh and [was] very talented. Light and love to his farmily and friends.” </p>
<p>“I didn’t get to work with Billy Miller for very long,” Insta’d <em>Young & Restless</em>’ former Summer, “but any time I was lucky enough to work with him, it was always the best day. Everyone at work loved him, and it was clear what a bright light he was to everyone he knew. I’m so sorry to his family and friends for this loss.”</p>
<p>“I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Billy Miller,” said <em>General Hospital</em>‘s former Julian on Twitter. “RIP, Billy. You had much to offer. Condolences to his family, friends and the fans who loved him.” </p>
<p>“Even though it was brief, us knowing and Ella working with Billy Miller, our hearts go out to all of his family and friends and fans,” wrote Ella’s mom of the little girl’s time playing Drew and Sam’s daughter, Scout, on <em>General Hospital.</em></p>
<p>Clearly hurting from the news, <em>General Hospital</em>‘s former Griffin was unflinching in his reaction on Instagram: “[Bleep] you, cruel world!” </p>
<p>The Emmy winner, Mariah on<em> Young & Restless</em>, sent “love and light to all of Billy’s family and friends, and those he touched with his talent and work.”</p>
<p>“He was so kind,” said <em>General Hospital</em>‘s former Hayden of her on-screen faux husband. “Generous to a fault. This is a tough one.” </p>
<p>“Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor,” said Bell on behalf of Bell Dramatic Serial Company. “Billy left an indelible mark on <em>The Young and the Restless</em> with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.” </p> <p> </p>
<p><em>General Hospital</em>’s Felix was simply “stunned,” he said. “Rest in peace, Billy.”</p>
<p>“Man, this sucks,” understated the actor who, as Shiloh, terrorized Port Charles. “Billy and I played on <em>General Hospital </em>for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew [the] hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy. Rest easy, man.”</p> <p> </p>
<p>“I’m heartsick over this,” tweeted the <em>General Hospital</em> junior achiever, whose Jake was alternately Miller’s on-screen son and nephew. “Billy was always kind, helpful, encouraging and an all-around good guy. This is just so hard to process. I’m devastated and shocked! This is going to take a while. Please rest in peace, Billy. You have many fans that love you and are going to miss you.”</p>
<p>“You have left a hole in our hearts,” Insta’d the <em>Young & Restless</em> vet aka Lauren. “We all loved you so much.”</p>
<p>“Very sad to hear about Billy Miller,” tweeted <em>General Hospital</em>‘s Scott. “I so enjoyed his time on [the show]. He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all.” </p>
<p>“I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news,” tweeted Obrecht’s portrayer. “Billy Miller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague at <em>General Hospital</em>. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.” </p> <p>When a fan later asked her to share a specific memory, Gati said that Miller “was always kind, gracious, professional, courteous, friendly, generous. Adored by fans and colleagues. As I recall, he installed and paid for a fully-equipped gym in a space at the studio so everyone could use it. I can’t say enough nice things about him.” </p>
<p>“I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing,” tweeted <em>General Hospital</em>‘s executive producer. “Oh behalf of the entire <em>GH </em>family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.” </p>
<p>“The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it,” said the Aussie who played Miller’s <em>Young & Restless </em>on-screen rival, Cane. “You had that ‘it’ factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In peace, mate.” </p>
<p><em>General Hospital</em>‘s Kevin tweeted that Miller “was gifted, smart, funny and impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the women in our industry. His heart was in the right place and I always laughed around him. #FlightOfAngels #RIP.” </p>
<p>Having played <em>Young & Restless</em>‘ Amber opposite Miller, Frantz tweeted that he “lit up every room you walked into with your light and your charm,” adding that he gave “the best hugs ever! I’ll always remember the laughs and the great times we had together. Hope you’ve found peace, my dear friend. I’ll love you forever!”</p>
<p>“Billy,” said Anna’s portrayer on Intagram, “far too soon. Peace be with you.” Later, <em>General Hospital </em>co-star Laura Wright (Carly) echoed the sentiment, tweeting of his passing, “Way too soon.” </p>
<p>The <em>Young & Restless</em> alum who played Mac was “devastated to hear about Billy Miller. Such an enormous talent but more importantly an amazing, kind, considerate person. Sending so much love to his family and loved ones. Gone way too soon.”</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’</em> Traci posted a joyous photo of herself with TV siblings Miller and Davidson during happier times. “Soar with the angels, my darling Billy,” she captioned it on Instagram. </p>
<p>“Such a shame,” noted <em>General Hospital</em>‘s former Dustin before admitting, “I barely knew Billy. We came up at the same time. He was having a fantastic run, not just the jobs, but his work. Almost a decade later, I saw him on my first day at <em>General Hospital, </em>told him how good he looked. He’d been training, had just done a shirtless scene.</p> <p>“Seems silly, I’m sure,” Lawson continued. “But as an actor/trainer/father of three kids, I understand how hard it can be and the insecurities we face whether we admit it or not. He graciously accepted the compliment. The most we ever spoke. But I liked him.” </p> <p> </p>
<p>“Rest in peace, my friend,” wrote Rylan on Instagram. Like others, she worked with Miller on both <em>General Hospital </em>(where she was Lulu opposite his Jason/Drew) and <em>The Young and the Restless </em>(where she was Abby to his Billy). “What a tremendous loss for this world. Heartbroken.” </p>
<p>“My heart goes out to Billy’s friends and family,” Instagrammed the <em>General Hospital</em> alum, who’s played Robin since she was a kid. “Sweet, talented man gone too soon.”</p>
<p>The <em>Young & Restless</em> vet (who is now Leo on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>) remembers his late co-star as being “generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne [Cooper, Katherine]? I can. Rest well, dear Billy.”</p>
<p>The <em>Days of Our Lives</em> star — Sarah around Salem parts — sent her “deepest condolences to [Miller’s] family and friends,” adding, “I think it’s apparent how beloved he always will be. What a true talent.”</p>
<p>“RIP, sweet Billy. He was a good friend to me during our <em>General Hospital</em> days,” shared Rosalie’s former portrayer.</p>
<p><em>General Hospital</em>‘s Amy shared with the twitterverse that she was “heartbroken” over Miller’s passing. “My heart goes out to him and everyone who loves him. He is loved by so many. Warm, kind, incredibly talented… a big hug to the daytime family. Rest in peace and happy heavenly birthday, Billy.” </p>
<p>The <em>General Hospital</em> Emmy winner worked closely with Miller when he was cast as Jason, who turned out to be Carly’s future boo, Drew. News of his passing is “shocking,” she tweeted, “sending love and light to his family and friends.”</p>
<p>The <em>Young & Restless</em> vet — formerly Paul on the show — called Miller a “beautiful soul, a loving brother… May you rest in peace. I’ll miss your brilliance.”</p>
<p>“From the moment you stepped on stage for your screen test, I said, ‘This guy is so charming,’” Instagrammed the actress, who played Miller’s sister on <em>All My Children</em> and babymama on <em>Young & Restless</em>. “You were so good. We were all always just trying to keep up with you, your talent and your greatness. Always the most generous, with the best laugh and best smile. Huge heart. Kind to all. There were so many moments. My beautiful friend. There are no words. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”</p>
<p>“My fellow Texas brother,” tweeted Muhney, who played Adam opposite Miller’s Billy on <em>Young & Restless</em>, “you lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensite onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. After five years of sharing the stage with you, we shared our last scenes and departed together by way of a literal cliffhanger. (Move over, Thelma and Louise).”</p> <p>He continued, “We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years, are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had.” </p> <p>He concluded, “You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky.”</p>
<p>Although she played <em>All My Children</em>‘s Kendall years before his Richie arrived in Pine Valley, the two would later work together on the 2011 primetime series <em>Ringer</em>. “Rest in peace, Billy,” she said on Instagram. “It was an honor to work with you, but more of an honor to know you.” </p>
<p>The Emmy winner worked with Miller on both <em>Young & Restless</em> (where they were occasional in-laws Phyllis and Billy) and <em>General Hospital</em> (where they were Nina and <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Jason</span> Drew). “I hope he is remembered for the guy he really was,” she told <em>Extra</em>. “Someone who loved his family, an extraordinary actor and someone who really loved to love life.” (<a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/692417/billy-miller-remembered-michelle-stafford/" target="_blank">Read her whole interview here.</a>)</p>
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Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star Billy Miller cause of death revealed following passing aged 43
Actor Billy Miller’s cause of death has been revealed, after his passing aged 43.
The US star, who appeared in Suits alongside Meghan Markle , died by suicide on Friday (September 15), his mother Patricia Miller has confirmed.
In a statement, Miller’s grief-stricken mum revealed that he had been diagnosed with bipolar depression in the years prior to his death before also thanking his fans for an “overwhelming amount of love, prayers and condolences”.
She told Soap Opera Digest: “He fought a long, hard, valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. He did everything he could to control the disease.
“He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight, and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t.”
She concluded: “We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”
Tributes have been pouring in for Miller after news of his death came to light.
Suits co-creator Aaron Korsh took to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday and wrote, “Very sad news for the entire Suits family.
“I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five-hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.”
Gabriel Macht, who played Miller’s on-screen brother on Suits, also paid tribute to him, writing on X: “RIP my TV bro Billy Miller.
“I am touched by your thoughtfulness, your authentic, honest approach to your art, your kind nature and big smile that lit us all.
“May your memory always be a blessing to your mother, your sister and her children. And to so many you’ve touched.”
The Duchess of Sussex, who played Rachel Zane in Suits, is yet to speak out on Miller death.
Markle starred opposite Miller, who portrayed Marcus Specter on the beloved series from 2015 until 2019, in five episodes.
Aside from Suits, Miller starred in CSI: NY, soap operas All My Children, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, in which he received three Daytime Emmys for his portrayal of Billy Abbott.
Previously Miller’s manager confirmed he passed away on Friday, September 15, in Austin, Texas.
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A new television series set in the same high-powered legal universe as suits is in the works four years after the usa series came to an end..
Four years after the wildly popular USA series Suits came to an end , a new show set in the same universe with creator Aaron Korsh at the helm is in the early stages of development at NBCUniversal, a source confirms to E! News.
The forthcoming project will not serve as a revival, reboot, or spinoff, per Deadline , but will instead feature a brand-new cast of characters at their own firm in a completely different location.
The legal dramedy, which starred Gabriel Macht , Patrick J. Adams , Meghan Markle , Rick Hoffman , Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres , ran for nine seasons until September 2019.
As a brief refresher: Suits followed Mike (Adams), a college dropout who despite not attending law school, uses his photographic memory and keen skills to snag a job at a prestigious New York City law firm, of which Harvey (Macht) serves as partner. The successful run led to a 2019 short-lived spinoff Pearson , which followed Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she ventured into the world of politics in Chicago.
The development of the new series comes after Suits broke a streaming record for acquired programming , with viewers jumping on the case after the show was made available for streaming on both Netflix and Peacock.
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So, while you binge-watch the TV drama in preparation for what's next, keep reading for all the secrets on Suits you didn't know existed.
(E! and NBC are part of the NBCUniversal family).
1. Truthfully, Suits creator Aaron Korsh didn't think he had much of a case when he shopped around his original script. As the writer's strike was ending in 2008, Korsh's agent suggested he turn his stories about former finance boss Harvey into a series. And as an aspiring comedy writer, he told The Hollywood Reporter , "I sat down to write something in the tone of Entourage that took place on Wall Street. What emerged when I was finished was an hourlong show. I wouldn't say it was a thriller, but it was much more dramatic, with these plot twists and turns." Not expecting a winning verdict, he continued, "I certainly didn't think in a million years that anybody would buy this show. I was just trying to write a sample that someone would maybe read and hire me off." Among the tweaks that were made when it was transformed into a pilot for USA: Protagonist Mike Ross ( Patrick J. Adams ) and co. were switched from a team of investment bankers to a group of high-powered attorneys. "It raised the stakes," Korsh acknowledged. Because now Mike, who hadn't graduated college, much less passed the bar, wasn't just lying his way into a lucrative gig, "he was committing a crime," said Korsh, "and the law also gave us opportunities for all kinds of ethical dilemmas."
2. Korsh objected to the network's other edits. In the first season they "wanted a case of the week, every week," he noted, revealing he often received notes instructing him to insert more scenes centered around that episode's client. "We'd add them and shoot them," he told THR , "and then I'd cut them out of the edit, and no one ever said, 'Put them back.' No one noticed! The next year, they were like, 'You know what? You don't need a case of the week.'"
3. Welcome to New York? With only the pilot of the New York City-set series actually shot in the city, production had to get creative once they set up shop in Toronto . Two giant murals —one for daytime scenes, one for night—stood in for Manhattan's expansive vista, hanging behind all of the office sets. Or, as Sarah Rafferty (legal secretary turned chief operating officer Donna Paulsen) put it in a clip posted to TikTok , "Basically, New York City is a gigantic shower curtain."
4. Adams made quite the closing argument while auditioning for the part of ballsy college dropout Mike, who parlayed his photographic memory and law knowledge into a high-powered legal gig. "I had been fired from a pilot and it was a pretty public firing," he said of the short-lived 2011 series Friends With Benefits . "And then you get to go into a room and look these producers in the eye and literally say these words to them in the audition: 'Give me this job. I promise I will not fail. I'll work harder than anybody you've ever seen.' Those are the easiest words that have ever left my mouth."
5. As for future duchess Meghan Markle , who scored the part of paralegal and future attorney Rachel Zane after gigs on The League and Without a Trace , she turned up to the audition in denim and a strappy top. Feeling a bit too casual, she relayed in her 2017 cover interview with Vanity Fair , she hit up a nearby H&M for a $35 LBD. It proved to be a smart purchase as she was asked to slip into something dressier. But the true secret weapon for the star, who ended up in competition with actress Kim Shaw for the part, was her chemistry with Adams. As Jeff Wachtel , the chief content officer of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, told THR : "They had it right away. It was a lot of fun."
6. It didn't hurt that Markle felt a strong connection to the hard-working aspiring lawyer. "Rachel and I are very similar: ambitious, driven, and always trying to take the bull by its horns," she detailed to Marie Claire in 2013. They also shared a tendency to beat themselves up ("I'm harder on myself than anyone else might be") and a love for farm-to-table fare. "My character is a foodie because they know that I'm a foodie," noted Markle, who wore all her own jewelry in the series, including her grandmother's charm bracelet and her favorite signet ring. "I'm always on the quest to find amazing new restaurants and new recipes."
7. Gina Torres convinced casting directors to overturn their original plan to have her role—managing partner Jessica Pearson—go to a man. Retooled for the 24 alum, "What I brought to the table being a woman at that time in her 40s, who had been doing the thing she loves for over 20 years informed [Jessica]," she told Entertainment Weekly , adding she appreciated how "fully in her body" the Harvard grad was. "That is the biggest takeaway from playing that character," she explained, "and it made her scary to some people. It made her aspirational to other people, sometimes both."
8. It was almost a case closed situation when Torres (then wed to fellow actor Laurence Fishburn ) decided to leave the show at the end of her contract in 2016. The plan, Korsh told The Hollywood Reporter , was for Jessica to move to Chicago with her boyfriend ( D.B. Woodside ) only to be murdered by an unhinged former client. "I didn't think we were going to see it; we were going to hear about it," he explained. "It was going to shatter everyone and we were going to do a two-year time jump afterwards." The network objected, however, and "when we got into the writing of the episode, we just decided to let her have a happy ending," said Korsh. "And it does absolutely leave the door open for her to come back." Or... spin off into her own titular series .
9. In a lot of ways, Gabriel Macht slipped right into the part of high-powered attorney Harvey Specter. "My sister is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx," the NYC native explained to The TV Addict ahead of the 2011 premiere. "My aunt was in family law. One of my very close friends was a top corporate attorney in Los Angeles....And my cousin was also in family law, a divorce attorney. I've just been around it my whole life, so I've observed bits and pieces along the way. And I feel like when I get the scripts each week, I don't have to Wikipedia and try to figure out what all these terms mean." But he did voice objections to the shooting location ("I love the people of Toronto and I love our crew but New York is where the story is written and I think it should be shot there," he told Metro in 2012) and Harvey's overall look. "I find it to be icky and crispy," he said of his slicked-back hairstyle, "but it works for Harvey."
10. Despite fans' desires, pairing off managing partner Harvey with Rafferty's Donna was not a foregone conclusion in creator Korsh's mind. "When I wrote the pilot, I wasn't like, 'Harvey and Donna are destined to be together,' or even, 'Are they going to be the big "will they or won't they?"' But we definitely went through that with Mike and Rachel," he confessed to USA . "Do we keep them together, and what do we do about that?" But, yes, he took note of the #Darvey shippers on social media, saying that "they're louder than the percentage who aren't" and feel "that they comprise 240 percent of viewers." Eventually, he gave in, ending the series with the pair's spontaneous wedding. 11. As for Macht and Rafferty IRL, "we go back 20 years and our daughters are best friends," the actor revealed in a 2012 interview with Blast magazine of 16-year-old Satine (he and wife Jacinda Barrett are also parents to Luca , 9) and 15-year-old Oona (Rafferty and husband Santtu Seppälä also have daughter Iris , 11). "We are really, really, really close friends. We've been to each other's weddings."
12. Rick Hoffman would get, uh, Litt up by his furry costars. Though his character, managing partner Louis Litt, was fond of cats, Hoffman was so allergic that crew would have EpiPens and inhalers on hand when he had to film with one.
13. While Mike had a photographic memory, Adams was in possession of some solid photo skills. The majority of the snaps in Rachel's office were captured by Adams , who shares other images on his Instagram page .
14. Though the series gained an uptick in the court of public opinion after landing on Netflix in 2023, diehard Suitors have been there from the beginning. Olympian Michael Phelps made a cameo in season three and Charles Barkley was so devoted that he was willing to juggle a few balls to make an appearance in season five. "It's really cool for me, because when they heard me bragging about the show they invited me and I was like, 'I gotta make it work,'" the former NBA power forward turned TNT sports analyst told THR . "Right now with playoffs we're in our busy time and the only day we have off is Friday. I was like, 'I don't give a s--t. My day off, we're going up there to Toronto.'"
15. As for Katherine Heigl , she admittedly courted creator Korsh to land a gig on the series for its last two seasons. "I totally pitched myself," she told E! News of scoring the role of new partner Samantha Wheeler, by reaching out to Korsh. "When he said, 'I'm going to be busy with the eighth season,' I was like, 'Really? Do you need anybody? 'Cause I'm available.'" It was a pretty winning strategy, she acknowledged. "I'm going to do that all the time," she continued. "I'm just going to call everybody—the showrunners of all the shows I love—and be like, 'Do you need a new character?'"
16. Korsh bet hard on Markle becoming a princess bride. Though the actress didn't announce she was leaving Suits until after her November 2017 engagement , Korsh began making plans for her departure months earlier. "I knew obviously from about a year ago that this relationship was burgeoning," he told The Telegraph at the time. "I didn't want to intrude, so I didn't want to ask, 'Hey, what's going on? What are you going to do?' As the season progressed, I said I would rather have good things happening to Meghan in her life, which would likely mean her leaving the show, so let's plan on that."
17. Appropriately, season seven's finale saw Markle's Rachel whisked away to Seattle by her prince charming—and the opportunity to run their own law firm. But the pair were initially meant to wed two seasons earlier before Mike began his prison sentence. "In the original script we were getting married, and all of us we're kind of like…it just felt a little cheesy to me, when we were all reading it," Adams explained to E! News . "But everybody was ready to do it, and I just thought, this is so much in an episode. Like, I'm going to get married and I'm going to go to jail, it just felt like we were packing it all in." Eventually, he continued, Korsh caught wind of the chatter and decided to make a last-minute edit. Said Adams, "It felt a lot more important to say no to the wedding. So it was a day before that we got the new pages that it wasn't a wedding."
18. The entire cast, uh, suited up for Markle's big day. "We all went as a family," Korsh noted . "When we all went, there were about 10 of us or something...it was unbelievable." And there was no chance of any of them RSVPing no. "We worked together for so many years on the show. It's such an amazing experience. We were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school with our friends," explained Rafferty. "We became family, in a way; we're still family. So, this is a wonderful family affair."
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Who did Billy Miller play on Suits? Character explored as cast pays tribute in wake of actor's death
Posted: September 19, 2023 | Last updated: September 19, 2023
Billy Miller recently died after committing suicide at the age of 43. His mother, Patricia Miller, revealed to Soap Opera Digest that he was battling bipolar disorder for a long time, leading to his suicide. She clarified that the other claims about her son's cause of death were false.
"We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support."
Miller was known for his appearance as Marcus Specter in four episodes of the legal drama Suits . Aaron Korsh, the series creator, paid tribute to Miller by sharing a post on X (formerly Twitter).
"Very sad news for the entire Suits family. Billy Miller has passed away. I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man."
Billy Miller was popular for his portrayal of Marcus Specter in Suits
Billy Miller played important roles in various shows over the years. One of his roles also included Suits , where he appeared in only four episodes, playing the role of Marcus Specter.
The character was a restaurant owner and Harvey's younger brother . He was addicted to gambling. He had a daughter who loved Pinkalicious and also had to undergo chemotherapy twice.
Marcus was seeking financial help for another chance by launching a restaurant, which was one reason why Harvey got involved with Charles Frostman. A flashback scene once revealed Specter putting all the blame on Harvey for destroying his family.
In an episode of the sixth season, he was seen at his father's funeral. He once threatened Harvey after revealing that Lily Specter was also present. When Harvey spoke to Marcus in the present day, the latter invited him to stay at his home with the other family members .
Suits aired for nine seasons from June 23, 2011 to September 25, 2019. The series received positive feedback and was a recipient of several accolades.
Billy Miller was featured in various successful shows over the years
Billy Miller was raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. He finished his education at Lamar High School and the University of Texas, following which he started working as a model.
He was featured in some commercials until his television debut in 2006. His first show was CSI: NY , where he appeared as Will Graham. He gained recognition for his performance as Richie Novak in All My Children from 2007 to 2008.
For six years, Miller then appeared as Billy Abbott in the longest-running TV series, The Young and the Restless . He later became popular for portraying Jason Morgan and Drew Cain in another popular series, General Hospital . He appeared in four films, including the 2014 biographical war drama film American Sniper.
Billy Miller is survived by his mother, Patricia Miller, and sister, Megan Miller.
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'Suits' Season 9 Episode 9: How will Harvey cope with his mother's death as the firm slowly collapses around him?
To say that Season 9 of 'Suits' has not been kind to Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) would be an understatement. From watching helplessly as a dear friend got disbarred to protect him, to watching another close friend get fired because he could not keep his anger in check, he is wallowing in guilt. To add to his misery, he learned in Episode 9 of the ongoing season that his mother has suddenly died.
Harvey hated his mother from when he was a teenager when he walked in on her cheating on his father, until a couple of years ago, when he was forced to confront the fact that human beings make mistakes. Their relationship had just recently gotten on track, with him apologizing to his mother recently for cutting her out of his life for so long. To learn of her death so abruptly will take a toll on him, especially with everything that is going on around him.
However, we are yet to find out how he takes the news because Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) told him about his mother's heart attack, a few moments before the episode 'Prisoner's Dilemma' ended, and he was still in shock when the credits started rolling. From the trailer for the upcoming 'Thunder Away' it is evident he is being a trooper and helping his friends take down Faye Richardson (Denise Crosby), the woman he holds responsible for everything going wrong at Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams.
We know that he is on board with Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) and Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) going after Faye for wrongful termination of Samantha. However, what he doesn't see coming is Faye's demand that he and Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) represent her in the case. While it contradicts his personal interest, he will have to make his client's interests a priority.
Will Harvey crack under pressure, or will he be able to do what it takes to protect his own? We will have to wait till Season 9 Episode 9 'Thunder Away,' which also happens to be the penultimate episode of the series, premieres on NBC on Wednesday, September 18.
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Harvey Specter : I'm here to tell you you made your point.
Evan Smith : And what point is that?
Harvey Specter : If you drop any charges against Donna, we'll drop the lawsuit against you.
Evan Smith : Well, that's not a very even trade.
Harvey Specter : I'm giving your client the chance to get away with murder.
Evan Smith : Last I checked, my client wasn't being charged with murder, and I don't need you to drop your suit, because you have no case.
Harvey Specter : No case? Your client put a faulty train on those tracks, people died, and they knew it could happen the whole time.
Evan Smith : And you have no proof.
Harvey Specter : And where I come from, you cut a deal with me to make sure I stop looking.
Evan Smith : Then I guess we come from different places, because I didn't give that video to the district attorney to leverage you into a deal. I did it to blow you out of the water.
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The cast of Suits : Where are they now?
Many of us know the latest on Meghan Markle, but what have her fellow costars been up to since Suits wrapped in 2019?
When USA Network set out to create Suits , they did more than make a hit legal drama — they ended up creating appointment television for fans everywhere. Suits ran for nine seasons, airing from 2011 to 2019. And now that the series is available on multiple streaming services, a new wave of viewers is discovering what all the hype is about.
The show may be finished, but you can continue watching some of your favorite actors in other roles. Just what has everyone been up to since bidding Pearson Hardman farewell? Let's take a closer look at the Suits cast and where they are now.
Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane)
It's fair to say that Meghan Markle is the most famous cast member of Suits after marrying Prince Harry and becoming the Duchess of Sussex in 2018, marking her retirement from acting. (She made sure to invite many of her Suits castmates to the royal wedding , including Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Abigail Spencer and Jacinda Barrett). The series was the high point of her showbiz career, wherein she played Rachel Zane, a motivated paralegal trying to make a name for herself.
Before that breakout role, Markle had mostly small parts in movies like A Lot Like Love (2005), Remember Me (2010), and Horrible Bosses (2011), along with television shows like CSI: NY and the 90210 reboot. Somewhat infamously, she was even a "suitcase girl" on the Howie Mandel game show Deal or No Deal . Following the success of Suits , she appeared in an episode of Castle and headlined the Hallmark movie Dater's Handbook (2016). She continued to be a series regular until departing in season 7.
After Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from working royal duties in 2020 , the couple started the non-profit organization Archewell and moved to Markle's native California with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Though it's unlikely she'll revive her acting career, Markle did return to the screen in 2022 through the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan .
Patrick J. Adams (Michael Ross)
Patrick J. Adams played Michael Ross, who is not a lawyer despite passing the bar exam on multiple occasions, but that didn't stop him from landing a job at Pearson Hardman. In many ways, this "leap before you look" character is in line with Adams, who admitted that he didn't realize how big or complex Suits would become .
Before starring in the legal drama, Adams had minor roles in films like Old School (2003 and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), along with TV shows like NCIS , Friday Night Lights , and Pretty Little Liars . After Suits began in 2011, Adams landed slightly bigger parts in genre shows such as Orphan Black and DC's Legends of Tomorrow , as well as the crime series Sneaky Pete . As for film, he also notably starred in the sci-fi drama Clara (2018).
Adams left Suits at the end of season 7 along with Markle, though he did return for the final episode. He's since worked on television shows like Disney+'s The Right Stuff and Amazon Prime's adaption of A League of Their Own . Most recently, he starred in the film He Went That Way (2023) opposite Zachary Quinto and Jacob Elordi, and currently voice acts in the podcast America 2.0 (reprising his role in the 2018 miniseries of the same name).
In 2016, Adams married actress Troian Bellisario . They welcomed a daughter, Aurora, in 2018 and a son, Elliot, in 2021.
Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter)
The other lead at the heart of Suits is Gabriel Macht 's Harvey Specter, a risk-taking lawyer who hires Michael Ross to be his assistant attorney despite the young man's lack of a legal degree. Specter is also known for working legal miracles, though whether that's more due to his charm or chicanery is impossible to tell.
Coming into Suits , Macht had quite a bit of acting experience thanks to one-off roles in shows like Beverly Hills, 90210 , Spin City , and Sex and the City . He also appeared in many eclectic films, such as Behind Enemy Lines (2001), A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), The Good Shepherd (2006), as the title character in The Spirit (2008), and Love & Other Drugs (2010).
After sticking with Suits through all nine seasons, Macht reprised the role of Harvey Specter in one episode of the short-lived spinoff series Pearson in 2019. The actor hasn't appeared in any projects since.
In 2004, Macht married Australian actress Jacinda Barrett . They welcomed a daughter, Satine, in 2007 and a son, Luca, in 2014.
Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen)
Sarah Rafferty played Donna Paulsen, the legal secretary working for Harvey Specter. If he's the hurricane at Pearson Hardman, she's the clean up crew who puts their chaotic world back together.
While Rafferty acted in some smaller movies like Falling for Grace (2006) and Four Single Fathers (2009), she mostly worked as a character actor on shows like Charmed , Six Feet Under , Tremors , and 8 Simple Rules . The actress also seemingly specialized in police procedurals, given her many gigs in Law & Order , CSI: Miami , Numb3rs , Bones , and more.
Since the final episode of Suits aired, Rafferty has appeared in a few episodes of Grey's Anatomy and starred in the spooky thriller film Browse (2020). But her most extensive work since Suits has been playing Dr. Pamela Blake in Chicago Med .
Rafferty has been married to financial analyst Santtu Seppälä since 2001. The couple has two daughters, Oona Gray and Iris Friday.
Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt)
One of Suits ' many strengths was how it managed to capture the petty dynamics at the heart of any workplace. Case in point: While we follow the misadventures of Harvey Specter's somewhat maverick lawyer, it was inevitable that others at Pearson Hardman would resent his antics. Such is true about Rick Hoffman 's Louis Litt, a supervising attorney at the law firm with more than a few axes to grind against Specter.
We doubt that Hoffman had any real axes to grind with the show, however, as it supplied his biggest role yet. Before Suits , the actor mostly had small parts in movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), and Hostel (2005). On the small screen, he also enjoyed one-offs roles in shows ranging from American Dad! and Chuck to CSI: NY and NCIS . Along the way, he landed steadier gigs in The Bernie Mac Show , Jake in Progress , and Samantha Who?
So far, Hoffman hasn't done much acting since the end of Suits , though he did reprise the role of Litt in the spinoff series Pearson and played Dr. Swerdlow in seasons 5 and 6 of Billions .
Gina Torres (Jessica Pearson)
Gina Torres played Jessica Pearson, a founding partner at Pearson Hardman and one of the most powerful characters in the entire show. This means bad news for our protagonists, as she often takes a particular dislike to them and the various schemes they cook up.
Coming into Suits , Torres had been in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades, appearing in everything from Sesame Street to police procedurals like NYPD Blue , Law & Order , 24 , and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation . But she's perhaps best known for her genre roles, notably playing Cas in the 2003 Matrix sequels — The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions — plus stints on Serenity (2005), Angel , Firefly , and many more. Even after joining the main cast of Suits , Torres continued to have supporting television roles on Castle , Hannibal , Revenge , and Westworld , among others.
Since Suits wrapped up, Torres has kept quite busy: Not only did she lead the spinoff series Pearson , but she also currently stars in 9-1-1: Lone Star . And based on her tenure, we don't think anyone else will be snagging her genre queen crown anytime soon.
Torres was married to actor Laurence Fishburne from 2002 to 2018. Before their split, the couple acted opposite each other in the Matrix sequels, and their characters were even married on Hannibal .
Katherine Heigl (Samantha Wheeler)
Upon joining the cast of Suits for the final two seasons, Katherine Heigl played Samantha Wheeler, a partner who works closely with Robert Zane during the merger with Specter Litt. Her character is a tough, no-nonsense woman who isn't afraid to put a few noses out of joint to do what she considers to be the right thing.
Heigl has created a seriously accomplished career in her own right, notably winning an Emmy in 2007 for her performance as Izzie Stevens, M.D. in Grey's Anatomy . The next year, though, she removed her name from consideration , stating "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination," causing accusations that she was something of a diva. Regardless, Heigl continued to work in many films, notably romantic comedies like Knocked Up (2007), 27 Dresses (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), and One for the Money (2012), plus starring roles in the series State of Affairs and Doubt .
After Suits ended, Heigl appeared in the film Fear of Rain (2021) and one episode of Our House . Aside from that, you can see her in the Netflix series Firefly Lane , where she also serves as an executive producer.
Heigl has been married to musician Josh Kelley since 2007. They have three children together.
Amanda Schull (Katrina Bennett)
It's tough not to root for Amanda Schull 's Katrina Bennett, an associate attorney who leaves her cozy job with the D.A. to chase bigger dreams at Pearson Hardman — and her ambition is positively infectious.
Before Suits , Schull made her acting debut in the 2000 dance film Center Stage and soon became a professional ballerina. She then steadily worked her way up the television ladder, starring in the occasional episode of shows like Ghost Whisperer and Bones , along with an extended arc on One Tree Hill . Her resumé soon branched out to include Castle , Psych , and a recurring role on Pretty Little Liars as Meredith Sorenson. After joining the cast of Suits in season 2, Schull stayed busy by also starring in Syfy's 12 Monkeys .
When Suits ended, Schull returned to her roots of playing mostly one-off roles in shows like NCIS , MacGyver , and 9-1-1: Lone Star with Suits costar Gina Torres. She's since acted in multiple TV movies, including Marry Go Round (2022) and The Blessing Bracelet (2023).
In 2011, Schull married actor George Wilson after they met while filming Mao's Last Dancer . They welcomed a son in 2020.
Rachael Harris (Sheila Sazs)
Over the course of Suits , Rachael Harris appeared somewhat sporadically as Sheila Sazs, one of Harvard's employees in charge of helping graduates find good jobs. Harris provided plenty of comic relief in this role, which is no surprise given her long history of making us laugh on screens big and small.
Her early acting career was notably geeky, featuring stints on SeaQuest 2032 and Star Trek: Voyager while lending her voice to animes like Battle Athletes Victory and Serial Experiments Lain . Soon, she found her groove by playing comedic roles in shows like Friends , Frasier , Curb Your Enthusiasm , and Reno 911 , as well as feature films like The Hangover (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), and its sequels. While appearing on Suits , she kept at the comedy game with stints on The Office and even Mike Tyson Mysteries .
Aside from Suits , Harris is best known for starring in the popular series Lucifer as Dr. Linda Martin, the title character's therapist. Once both shows had wrapped, she mostly returned to comedic roles in The Sex Lives of College Girls and in the revival of Reno 911 .
Wendell Pierce (Robert Zane)
Wendell Pierce 's Robert Zane is a daunting presence on Suits : He's the father of Rachel Zane and offers her a job at his own prestigious law firm, which is enough to send her running to work for their competition. In the same vein as Zane, Pierce has made a career of playing similarly powerful, no-nonsense characters.
Pierce's early film career was eclectic, including Malcolm X (1992), Hackers (1995), Bulworth (1998) and Ray (2004). While he continued to work in movies and on stage, the actor also took a number of television roles over the years, from cameos in A Man Called Hawk and Law & Order to House of Payne and Numb3rs . However, he is mostly known to television viewers as Detective Moreland across all five seasons of The Wire .
While on Suits , he also appeared in major movies like Selma (2014) and popular television series like Ray Donovan and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan . After Suits ended, he made some regular appearances on Eureka! and joined the main cast of The Watch . He's also a Tony-winning stage actor with multiple nominations under his belt, the latest being for his 2022 Broadway performance in Death of a Salesman .
Dulé Hill (Alex Williams)
Dulé Hill played one of the more mysterious characters on Suits , whose professional demeanor and top-notch legal mind hid some dark secrets from his past. His Alex Williams became one of the more valuable assets to Pearson Hardman, just as Hill became one of the show's biggest talents. That wasn't much of a shocker, though, to any who are familiar with his previous work.
Earlier in his career, Hill appeared in a number of different series, including New York Undercover and The Jamie Foxx Show . While acting in major films like She's All That (1999) and Holes (2003), Hill's time as presidential aide Charlie Young on The West Wing solidified him as one of television's finest actors, earning him a Primetime Emmy nomination. From there, he went on to star as Gus in the USA Network's fan-favorite series Psych , which led to his eventual casting in the latter seasons of Suits . In the time between those gigs, Hill also had a recurring role in the Dwayne Johnson series Ballers .
Life after Suits has kept Hill busy, with appearances in several episodes of Black Monday , Muppet Babies , and in the main cast of The Wonder Years revival. But the veteran actor never forgot the roles that made him famous. Not only did he reunite with his former costars for a West Wing special to encourage voting in 2020, but he also starred in three more Psych movies.
In 2018, Hill married actress Jazmyn Simon after they met on the set of Ballers . The couple has gone on to appear together in the Psych films, The Wonder Years , and Locked Down (2021), among other projects. He was previously married to Canadian actress Nicole Lyn from 2004 to 2012.
Aloma Wright (Gretchen Bodinski)
Aloma Wright played Gretchen Bodinski, an executive assistant that works her way up from being a legal secretary. In many ways, she served as an audience surrogate throughout the show, allowing us to see this chaotic legal world from a more grounded perspective.
Early in Wright's career, she mostly made one-off appearances in TV shows like Suddenly Susan , Frasier, Friends , Malcolm in the Middle , Ally McBeal , The Drew Carey Show , and more. She also won over many young fans by starring in 18 episodes of Power Rangers in Space before acting in films like The Brothers (2001), Mr. Deeds (2002), Johnson Family Vacation (2004), and Thank You for Smoking (2005). But Wright is best known for her roles as Nurse Roberts in Scrubs and as Maxine Landis across a staggering 244 episodes of Days of Our Lives . Before joining the cast of Suits in season 5, she also had an extended arc on Private Practice.
After Suits ended, Wright mostly appeared in holiday-themed TV movies, including Baking Christmas (2019), The Christmas Edition (2020), and Our Christmas Journe y (2021). She currently stars as Viola Wilson in the series Tyler Perry's Young Dylan .
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Suits Creator (And Sarah Michelle Gellar) Share Praise For Actor Billy Miller After His Death At 43
Another star has left us far too soon.
The Hollywood community and the public at large unfortunately suffered a loss this past weekend. Billy Miller – the veteran actor arguably best known for his turn as Billy Abbott on long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless – died at the age of 43. Since the news broke, a number of fans and former collaborators have taken to social media to pay tribute in his memory. One such person to do that was Aaron Korsh, the creator of Suits , on which Miller was a frequent guest star. Sarah Michelle Gellar , a former co-star of Miller’s, also honored him.
On Suits , Billy Miller played Marcus Specter, the brother of Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter. Miller appeared in five different episodes across multiple seasons of the USA Network drama, which has been crushing on Netflix’s Top 10 list as of late. Amid that though, Aaron Korsh took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to memorialize his former colleague. The producer shared some kind words as well as a personal memory of Miller:
Very sad news for the entire #Suits family. Billy Miller has passed away. I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.
That’s a lovely thought and also sweet was the way in which Sarah Michelle Gellar reacted to the unfortunate news. She worked with the veteran actor on her former CW series, Ringer , which ran for one, full season from 2011 to 2012. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer icon expressed her sentiments in a post that was shared to her Instagram stories. Gellar posted a photo of herself alongside her late co-star and included a short, yet sentimental, caption:
Many of us no doubt know what it’s like to lose someone close to us, whether it be a friend, family member or colleague. Of course, what people can do is treasure memories and reflect on the good times they’ve had with those they’ve lost. That seems to be what some of the Ray Donovan alum’s former co-workers are doing in the aftermath of his death. And quite frankly, it’s lovely to see.
Billy Miller passed away this past Friday in Austin, Texas, according to Variety . His exact cause of death has not been revealed, but his manager did tell the trade he was dealing with “manic depression” just before he died. The actor made a name for himself within the TV sphere, guest-starring on various shows like Justified , CSI : NY and Truth Be Told . Miller made a true dent on the world of soap operas, though, as aside from The Young and the Restless , he had starring turns on All My Children and General Hospital . He ultimately won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on Y&R .
It’s truly saddening that the star has left us and at such a young age. However, if there’s any comfort to be found, it’s in the fact that he’s receiving his flowers from Sarah Michelle Gellar, Aaron Korsh and more. Netflix subscription holders and Paramount+ subscribers will also be able to check out the great work he did on Suits and The Young and the Restless . He leaves behind a solid body of work featuring credits that will hopefully be enjoyed for years to come.
We here at CinemaBlend extend our condolences to the family and loved one of Billy Miller at this time.
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Suits Creator and Gabriel Macht Honor Late Guest Star Billy Miller
Billy Miller played Harvey Specter's brother, Marcus, on Suits during its run.
The creator and a star of the hit USA Network Original series Suits took to social media to honor late actor Billy Miller, who had a recurring guest role on the series.
Fans of Suits may recognize Miller as the actor who played the brother of Harvey Specter ( Gabriel Macht ) in a handful of episodes that gave a rare peek into the high-profile attorney’s past and origins. On Sunday, TODAY reported that Miller died at age 43 mere days before what would have been his 44th birthday. No cause of death was given but the outlet shared a statement from his manager confirming the sad news.
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“Emmy Award-Winning Actor Billy Miller died on September 15, 2023, in Austin, Texas. The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died,” the statement reads .
Not long after the news broke, his Suits co-star and its creator, Aaron Korsh, took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share their thoughts on the late actor’s legacy.
“RIP my tv bro #BillyMiller,” Macht wrote . “I am touched by ur thoughtfulness, ur authentic honest approach 2 ur art, ur kind nature & big smile that Litt us all. May ur memory always be a blessing to ur Mother, ur Sister & her children. & 2 so many you’ve touched. Peace&[Love].”
Korsh opted to share a story about an interaction he had with Miller while paying tribute to his memory.
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“Very sad news for the entire #Suits family. Billy Miller has passed away,” he wrote . “I flew home once with Billy. We had a great time, bonding over the five hour flight, which seemed like it was over in minutes. A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.”
Miller was first introduced in Season 4 of Suits in an episode that forced Harvey to go back and confront his uncomfortable past. This required him to reconnect with his brother, Marcus (Miller), a sort of black sheep of the family who is battling a gambling addiction. While Harvey is the well-off, put-together brother, Marcus’ struggles force him to do things against his better judgment to get his younger bro out of tough spots. Marcus appeared a handful of times throughout the series going forward in flashbacks and other quick one-off moments.
Although he’ll be recognizable to Suits fans as Marcus Specter, the actor was best known for his recurring roles on soap operas like The Young and the Restless and General Hospital .
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Suits won fans over with witty banter and tense drama in and out of the courtroom.
The series lasted Nine seasons and even spawned a short-lived spinoff series revolving around Gina Torres's character.
With a show lasting over 130 episodes, fans may wonder what the cast is doing now.
While some of the cast has had their name all over the news in the years following the show's end, others haven't seen such a large spotlight.
Find out what the cast is doing below!
Katherine Heigl - Samantha Wheeler
Heigl's character got introduced in the eighth season of the television series.
She became known as a ruthless lawyer and was involved in the money laundering investigation at Jarvis, Green, Ellis LLP.
Whether or not you're a big Heigl fan, Katherine Heigl is no stranger to the TV screen, and that won't stop anytime soon.
She played Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy for over 100 episodes and a leading role in multiple short-lived series.
Since her 26-episode stint on Suits, she's starred in Netflix's adaptation of Firefly Lane's two-season run.
Firefly Lane was based on the book of the same name by Kristin Hannah. The novel follows the friendship and bond of Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey throughout the years.
Her role on Firefly Lane was her most successful since Suits, as her other shows, like Doubt and State of Affairs , got canceled after only one season.
She is also set to play the lead in the miniseries Woodhull, based on the book The Woman Who Ran for President by Lois Beachy Underhill.
Rachael Harris - Sheila Sazs
Rachael Harris appeared in multiple episodes starting on Suits Season 2 Episode 3 .
Sheila got introduced as a Harvard University employee tasked with investigating associate satisfaction.
She eventually got involved with discovering Mike's false Harvard credentials, even though she tried to stay anonymous during her claims.
Harris had dueling jobs when appearing on her 28 episodes of Suits.
She started on the Network fantasy series Lucifer in 2016 before Suits ended in 2019.
She finished Lucifer's 93-Episode run, staying with the show through its shift to Netflix. The series did great on Netflix, running three more seasons after Fox's preemptive cancelation.
Everyone loved Dr. Martin; her character was a welcomed presence throughout Lucifer's entire run. Watching her form a bond with Lucifer proved very interesting, as his trust in the therapist grew throughout the show.
She's also had seven episodes on the over-the-top comedy series Reno 911, which airs on Comedy Central.
Aloma Wright - Gretchen
Aloma Wright appeared in 34 episodes, starting on Suits Season 5 Episode 2 .
She appeared sporadically throughout the series up until the final episode.
Aloma Wright has starred in a few Christmas TV movies since Suits ended; she's also guest-starred in the Nickelodeon series Young Dylan (also known as Tyler Perry's Young Dylan).
Before her stint on Suits, she became a very successful actress. She starred in over 90 episodes of Scrubs and over 240 episodes of one of the few remaining soap operas, Days of Our Lives . Days of Our Lives is still a TV Fanatic favorite, with spoiler articles, reviews, and/or roundtables happening weekly!
Dulé Hill - Alex Williams
Before Hill's 35-episode run on Suits, he starred alongside James Roday Rodriguez for over 100 episodes on Psych. His run on Psych earned him critical acclaim and a significant fanbase.
After Suits, he reprised his Psych role for the three movies on Peacock! Psych is a fan-favorite show, so seeing him and Rodriguez back on the screen in the three (brilliant) movies was a treat for all.
He also stars as Bill Williams in the reboot of The Wonder Years, which airs on ABC. The series has performed well on ABC, receiving acclaim for the performances and new take on the story.
There is no current confirmation of a 4th Psych movie, but the characters remain popular, so a fourth outing may come sometime soon.
Wendell Pierce - Robert Zane
Wendell Pierce is a prolific actor, having worked on TV for a while.
He portrayed Robert Zane, Rachael Zane's father.
He repeatedly appeared throughout the series, starting with Suits Season 2 Episode 13 .
Wendell Pierce was no stranger to TV and saw success before he appeared on 36 episodes of Suits, starring in The Wire and Treme .
He continued to see success after his run on Suits. He's quite the in-demand actor!
Post-Suits, he had a ten-episode run on Chicago P.D. and seven episodes as the voice of Death on The Watch .
Starting in 2018, he can be seen as James Greer in Amazon Prime's Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and he has appeared in all of the episodes so far!
Jack Ryan has been a popular show for Amazon, and Pierce has been a welcomed presence on the show as Ryan's former boss and close friend.
He also had a guest spot on the new hit drama Accused , which airs on Fox. Thankfully, Accused has been renewed for a second season because we cannot get enough of this new show!
Amanda Schull - Katrina Bennett
Amanda Schull worked on her 49 episodes of Suits while doing 47 episodes of Syfy's 12 Monkeys . 12 Monkeys lasted for four seasons, which is a great run by Syfy standards!
The 12 Monkeys TV series often got compared to its predecessor, the 1995 movie of the same name. While the argument of the best version remains, we agree that she performed Dr. Railly wonderfully.
After Suits, Schull could be seen starring in multiple Hallmark Channel movies, including Marry Go Round and Project Christmas Wish.
She's also had short guest runs on NCIS , MacGuyver, and The Recruit, along with a five-episode stint on 9-1-1: Lone Star . Most recently, she can be seen in the TV Movie The Blessing Bracelet.
Gina Torres - Jessica Pearson
Gina Torres's portrayal of Jessica Pearson won over fans.
Her can-do attitude, paired with her cunning actions, led her to quickly become a partner and a fan-favorite character.
Gina Torres took her character from Suits and ran with it.
Following the end of Suits, Torres starred in the shortlived spinoff Pearson as the eponymous character Jessica Pearson.
The spin-off premiered immediately after the series finale of Suits.
Following the cancelation of her characters' spinoff, she had multiple guest roles in shows like Riverdale and Westworld .
Torres can now be seen on 9-1-1: Lone Star as Tommy Vega, and her addition has been welcomed.
We love her as Tommy Vega here at TV Fanatic. She's a badass paramedic captain that took over for Liv Tyler on 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 Episode 1 , and we are delighted she's part of the series.
Rick Hoffman - Louis Litt
Even with all the mudding, Louis Litt matured greatly throughout Suits' Nine Seasons.
Rick Hoffman was one of only three actors to appear in every episode of the series.
His character is often memorable for his weird one-liners and his unique interests.
During Suits' run, he had one episode on HBO's Ballers .
Rick Hoffman reprised his role on one episode of the Pearson spinoff.
After his short Pearson stint, he had four episodes in the Showtime series Billions .
He is currently in production for Thanksgiving (directed by Eli Roth), a feature film version of the Grindhouse trailer (which we are very excited for).
Sarah Rafferty - Donna Paulsen
Sarah Rafferty was the second of three actors to appear in every episode of the series.
Donna started working with/for Harvey but got many different jobs throughout the series.
Donna and Harvey seemingly ended up together at the end of the series.
Starring in 134 episodes of Suits, Sarah Rafferty found success through the show and continued after (thankfully, because she was one of our favorites on Suits).
She had a three-episode guest run on the long-running network medical drama Grey's Anatomy .
She then moved to another network medical show, Chicago Med , where she starred for 17 episodes as Dr. Pamela Blake. Dr. Pamela Blake had become an interesting character before her health took a turn.
Her character had surgery on Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 22 and only appeared briefly in the premiere of Season 8. Her character seems to have been written off the show for now, but she's still alive, so who knows!
She is currently in production for the television series My Life with the Walter Boys for Netflix.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex - Rachel Zane
Rachel Zane was the daughter of Robert Zane.
Meghan Markle left the series simultaneously as Patrick J. Adams but for different reasons.
Rachel and Mike moved to Seattle at the end of season seven to open their firm, but she did not return for the final season as Adams did.
Meghan Markle got thrust into the spotlight when she started dating Prince Harry, and it didn't stop after their marriage.
After public dealings with the palace, they opened their own production company Archewell . They have produced a podcast called Archetypes and a Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan.
She and Prince Harry worked on another Netflix docuseries entitled Live to Lead. Their production company also produces a series entitled Heart of Invictus, which is projected to release during the summer of 2023.
Meghan Markle also has two children with Prince Harry. We hope they continue to live their loving lives and hope that we see more of the happy family.
We also are excited to see what else their production company can produce.
Patrick J. Adams - Mike Ross
Mike's story in the series snagged viewers in on Suits Season 1 Episode 1 .
Mike has passed the Bar exam many times but never as an official college student. He never became a legitimate lawyer until Season 6.
At the end of Season Seven, Adams left the show, and Mike went off to create his firm in Seattle with Rachel.
Before Suits finished its run on USA Network, Adams appeared in five episodes of Prime Video's Sneaky Pete .
After his run on Suits, Patrick J. Adams went on to star in the Disney+ series The Right Stuf f as John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.
He's also had a four-episode run on Prime Video's A League of Their Own.
He had a starring role in the TV miniseries Plan B, which aired in Canada, based on the Québécois series of the same name. The show follows a young lawyer discovering how to travel through time to fix his relationships and create his perfect life.
There are (currently) no plans to bring Plan B over to the States, but the international rights have been bought, and we would love to see Adams in this time-traveling science-fiction series.
Gabriel Macht - Harvey Specter
Gabriel Macht is the final actor to appear in every episode of Suits.
He was the main character of the series, and Harvey broke many rules during his time as a lawyer.
Following the end of Suits, Harvey appeared on Pearson Season 1 Episode 5 , but he's been absent from on-screen projects since then. We assume he's living happily after his successful run on one of USA Network's most prestigious shows.
He did spend a little time in the limelight attending Harry and Meghan's wedding as a guest of Meghan Markle.
So Fanatics, have you seen the cast of Suits in their other projects?
Who would you want to see in a new show?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Michael Stack is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on X .
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The Cast of 'Suits': Where Are They Now?
'Suits' aired from June 2011 to September 2019 and starred Meghan Markle, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams
Stephanie Kaloi is a contributing writer at PEOPLE. She has been working at PEOPLE since 2022. She has also written about entertainment news for a number of outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Parade and LittleThings.
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Suits has taken the streaming world by storm.
While the legal drama, which aired from June 2011 to September 2019, is mostly known now as the television series that Meghan Markle , Duchess of Sussex, starred on before she left to marry Prince Harry , the USA Network show was very popular and even launched its own spin-off series, Pearson . Now, the series is available to stream on Netflix , and fans — both new and old — can watch eight out of its nine seasons. Viewers can watch season nine on Peacock.
The series centers on a fictional New York City law firm and follows the exploits of Patrick J. Adams ’ Mike Ross, who manages to talk his way into a job as a lawyer despite having never attended law school. Naturally, Mike spends a number of seasons hoping to keep his big secret to himself, but eventually, it comes out.
Though the series ended in 2019, it’s still beloved by fans all over the world — and many are hoping for a reboot. In September 2023, when Adams shared never-before-seen photos of Markle on set, many Instagram users thought he might be hinting at a potential return to the offices of Pearson Hardman.
Here’s where the cast of Suits are now and what they’ve been working on since the show concluded.
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane
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Arguably the most famous cast member of Suits since the show’s ending, many people know that Meghan Markle left Suits to marry Prince Harry in 2018. Ahead of her departure, Markle’s character Rachel Zane was a fan favorite who finally tied the knot with Adams’ character at the end of season 7 before the pair moved on to new jobs in Seattle.
In 2022, Markle revealed that she spent most of the first season waiting to be fired from the show. As she told Variety , “For me, I had tried for so long to land on a show, filming all these pilots, wondering if they would get picked up. All of Season 1 on Suits , I was convinced I was going to get recast. All the time. It got to a point where the creator was like, ‘Why are you so worried about this?' ”
Clearly, Markle had nothing to worry about. After leaving Suits , she and Prince Harry went on to found their non-profit organization Archewell and have welcomed two children together, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet .
Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and she and Harry left their royal duties and returned to her home state, where they are raising their family in Montecito.
Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross
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Patrick J. Adams' Mike Ross is hired on as an associate lawyer at Pearson Hardman despite the fact that he did not actually have a degree in law. As the character who is perhaps the most central to the show, Adams admitted to Collider that he didn’t exactly realize what he was taking on when he joined the show’s cast.
“When I joined Suits , I was so young and I didn’t really even know what was involved," he explained. "I didn’t know how much work it was. I didn’t know what that looked like over a long period of time. Not that I would have done anything differently but it certainly was a rude awakening to understand that level of commitment and hours, and the amount of time and energy and love that you have to pour into something like that.”
Adams left the show, along with Markle, following season 7; he did, however, make guest appearances during the final season.
“Very excited to head back into the fray one last time. Thanks to the fans for keeping the flame alive and to Mr. Aaron Korsh for welcoming me back,” he wrote on Instagram at the time of the cameo.
Adams was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to L.A. when he was 19. He began acting after graduating from the University of Southern California and had a number of television roles in shows like Cold Case , Friday Night Lights and Legends of Tomorrow . He’s continued to act since Suits ended, having appeared in the miniseries The Right Stuff and starred in four episodes of the Amazon Prime series A League of Their Own .
As for his personal life, Adams is married to actress Troian Bellisario , and the couple share two daughters.
Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter
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As Harvey Specter, a senior partner at Pearson Hardman, Gabriel Macht served as the center of nearly every plotline on Suits and was in every single episode of the series. Following Suits , Macht starred on the short-lives spin-off series Pearson but has not acted since.
In July 2023, Macht mentioned Suits in an Instagram post after the show broke streaming records when it was released on Netflix. "I’m humbled that the stories we created and produced for 9 seasons have been watched and rewatched and will continue to create memories for all whose enjoy the fruits of our labor," he wrote.
Macht was born and raised in N.Y.C. and grew up in the Bronx with his parents. Prior to getting the role of Specter on the series, he had mostly only acted in films; as Macht told Harper’s Bazaar in March 2017, he had to take a different approach to playing a character on TV.
“With a series, it's slow turns and slow deepening of a character, and when I first approached it, I started to have Harvey change within the first season. I had to pull the brakes, because if you do it that quickly then you have nowhere to go after the first two seasons," he said. "It was a bit of a learning curve for me, the slow-burn, and then it became really exciting to play because it becomes a bit more challenging.”
Macht has been married to wife Jacinda Barrett since 2004, and the pair welcomed their first child together in 2007. Their second child was born in 2014.
Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen
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Sarah Rafferty played Donna Paulsen on Suits , a character that the actress has described to Collider as the “emotional glue” of the series. Rafferty was largely pleased with her role on the show, which also had her reunite with her real-life best friend of over two decades, Macht.
The actress grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has three sisters. She enjoyed a successful career on TV before joining Suits and had roles on CSI: Miami , Charmed and more. Rafferty has also continued to act since the end of Suits , having earned notable roles on Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Med .
In June 2018, Rafferty shared what the experience of attending Markle and Prince Harry's wedding was like. As she put it, there were a few key moments that stood out. Rafferty said, “Seeing [Meghan] walk in on her own, in that moment before she met up with Prince Charles to walk the rest of the way, that was amazing.”
She attended the wedding with her husband, Santtu Seppälä, whom she's been married to since 2001.
Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt
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Rick Hoffman’s Louis Litt was hugely popular with fans of Suits , so much so that fans would stop him on the street to ask for hugs, as he told Collider .
As for what it was like to play Louis, Hoffman said, “I am having the time of my life playing this character. At times, it’s unbelievably challenging and scary, when it comes to certain vulnerable areas that I don’t necessarily want to go. Who wants to open that up in front of a camera? But, it’s all rewarding. It’s just so much fun.”
Born and raised in N.Y.C., Hoffman graduated from The Wheatley School before he headed out west, attending college in Arizona and eventually making his way to L.A. He actually planned on a career in medicine before he began acting. His first role was in 1997’s Conspiracy Theory, and he acted on TV and in movies both before and after the end of Suits .
In 2018, Hoffman was on hand to celebrate the wedding of Markle and Prince Harry in London, calling the event the “greatest weekend ever."
Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson
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Gina Torres was already a major name when she came on board Suits as Jessica Pearson, having enjoyed roles on shows like Firefly , Xena: Warrior Princess and Angel , as well as in the movies The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions . However, Suits managed to bring an even larger amount of awareness to Torres and her work.
Torres told Glamour that Suits came at exactly the right time in her life. As she put it, by the time she got the role, her mentality was, “I’m healthy, I’m happy, and I get to do something that I love doing. How many people get to say that? And I get to make a living at it. My focus was to achieve excellence in an arena that I had great respect and awe for and to find my place in it. That’s what I wanted to do.”
The actress was born in N.Y.C. and grew up in the Bronx. In 2019, she starred in her own Suits spin-off titled Pearson , which lasted for 10 episodes. The series might not have made it in the long run, but Torres told Collider that bringing the idea for her character’s growth to fruition and working as both a producer and an actor on the series was rewarding.
“It’s very cool. It’s actually quite astonishing. Producing is something that I’ve always wanted to do, shortly after I realized how much fun being an actor is and how much I enjoy that,” she said.
In March 2023, Torres brought a documentary about eczema to the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. While she doesn’t have the skin condition, Torres understands why it’s important to talk about it.
“I mean, our skin is what people see, right? It's the first thing that people see, especially as somebody who has suffered from various skin conditions over the years as well, who is on camera,” she told PEOPLE of the project.
In addition to being an actress and activist, Torres is also a mom to her daughter Delilah, whom she shares with her ex-husband Laurence Fishburne .
Katherine Heigl as Samantha Wheeler
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Katherine Heigl joined the series following the departure of Markle and Adams. Though she had been acting since she was a kid, she admitted to feeling taken aback by the experience of stepping onto the set of Suits for the first time.
“The first time I actually walked on the stages, and it sort of blew my mind. It was so strange to almost dive into my TV screen and be in the world that I’ve been fascinated by for years now, she told PEOPLE in 2018. "I don’t know why my mind is so blown, I’ve been doing this my whole life.”
Heigl also enjoyed playing her character Samantha Wheeler. As she explained, “I love that Samantha is unapologetic. She makes a misstep, she can say she’s sorry, she can acknowledge when she’s wrong, but she moves forward in life not being afraid of being wrong, not afraid of failing, and not afraid of ruffling feathers. And she kind of does it all a little like she’s got something up her sleeve.”
Prior to Suits , Heigl had made a name for herself in both film and television, starring on shows like Grey's Anatomy , Roswell and State of Affairs , as well as movies such as Knocked Up , 27 Dresses and Life as We Know It .
Since her time on the legal drama, Heigl has continued to act, most recently starring on Netflix's Firefly Lane .
Outside of work, she is married to Josh Kelley , and they share three kids .
Amanda Schull as Katrina Bennett
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Amanda Schull was promoted to series regular in 2018 following the exit of Markle and Adams. She was hardly a newcomer to the series though; at the time, Deadline noted that Schull’s Katrina Bennett was one of the most long-term recurring members of the cast. Bennett was introduced to the series in season 2 as a former colleague of Louis Litt’s who was joining the firm as a junior partner.
Since the end of Suits , Schull has worked steadily in both TV and film. She had a small role on NCIS in 2022 and a five-episode arc on 9-1-1: Lone Star the following year.
Off-screen, Schull is married to George Wilson, and they welcomed their first child together in 2020.
Rachael Harris as Sheila Sasz
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Rachael Harris was an original member of the cast when the series began in 2011. She starred as Sheila Sasz, the love interest of Louis Litt.
While filming Suits , Harris also joined the cast of Lucifer and continued to work on the show after Suits concluded. She has also had a small role on Reno 911!
Harris and her ex-husband Christian Hebel have two sons .
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- In Defense of <i>Suits</i>
In Defense of Suits
D o you want to watch something smart or brainless? That seems to be the choice these days. HBO churns out dramas like White Lotus and Succession that will make you think, but you don't always want to contemplate class warfare on a weeknight. Alternatively, there's the ever-growing glut of reality television on Netflix that is made so cheaply and quickly you'll feel as if you're losing brain cells by just clicking on the preview. This is the state of TV—especially during the summer doldrums—and with no end in sight for either the writers' and actors' strikes , we could be in for a paltry fall as well.
And yet on many streaming services, the most-watched shows are the few dramedies that fall somewhere on the spectrum between mindless and mindful. They often hail from a bygone era and usually offer viewers dozens, if not hundreds, of episodes. Streamers like Netflix, Amazon, and Peacock often get into bidding wars over content produced well over a decade ago in hopes that a new audience will rediscover the pleasures of older TV.
The latest example is Suits , which originally premiered on the USA Network in 2011. The show has been previously available on Peacock, but reached new heights when it dropped on Netflix on June 17. The series—best known for launching the career of former-royal Meghan Markle —has broken several streaming records with 12.8 billion minutes viewed across Netflix and Peacock in the last four weeks. It's the most watched title ever acquired by a streaming service, according to Nielsen. (In a coup for Peacock, the ninth and final season is available exclusively on that streamer.)
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Critics and industry analysts have offered many theories as to why Suits is so successful: Casual royals watchers are seeing Markle's photo pop up on their Netflix app and clicking out of curiosity; Netflix dropped eight seasons of the show at once, the perfect way to fill long summer days; it's the "Netflix effect" in action , boosting once-ignored series like You and Breaking Bad by making them accessible.
But these stories largely dismiss Suits as a forgettable show riding on Markle's fashionable coattails. I would argue Suits is actually pretty good, the kind of middlebrow TV networks don't make anymore. Is it going to win a ton of Emmys or make you think deeply? Definitely not. But it's also not mind-numbing dreck. It's the perfect background show. Not only does it run for nearly 84 hours, but it strikes the perfect balance between drama and predictability.
It falls into a category I call the "ludicrous procedural." It can be at once utterly thrilling and totally mundane. It's exactly the kind of show Netflix needs.
What is the ludicrous procedural?
You're sick of debating what to watch with your partner or roommates every night. You need a go-to weeknight show to flip on while cooking dinner or folding laundry. Let's say you want to binge something lighter than prestige TV shows like The Wire and The Sopranos but heftier than Selling Sunset . You're craving plot, but not one you have to track too carefully.
Classic sitcoms like Friends or The Office can provide weeks or months' worth of bingeing material, but at a certain point they feel too formulaic. There are no surprises. By definition, sitcom characters do not evolve or mature too much or the show will have to end. Ross and Rachel will never be done with each other, and Dwight will never stop making awkward comments about beets.
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A procedural might be up your alley: Predictable but with the occasional twist. Shows like Law & Order: SVU or ER offer an absurd number of episodes, but they're so intense and will wear you down. And you actually have to pay attention to something more concerned with the state of the world, like The Good Wife or The West Wing , in order to keep track of the political and romantic relationships and how it all factors into season-long arcs.
Suits hits a sweet spot. The plots are silly, but never dumb. The dialogue may make you roll your eyes, but it's clever just often enough. You can look down at your computer to answer emails for a 40-minute span, look back up again, and you haven't missed anything particularly significant. And yet something dramatic and entertaining is happening.
It's the same reason that Grey's Anatomy has proven so popular for 19 seasons. Everything is extremely high stakes—literally life or death—at Seattle Grace Hospital, and yet it's not so serious. At one point Katherine Heigl's character talked to a ghost. (Fun fact: Heigl eventually replaced Markle on Suits after the latter left to marry Prince Harry.)
Netflix often touts the notion that it wants to make "gourmet cheeseburger" shows that are both premium and commercial at the same time. I suspect that when Netflix executives make that argument, they have something like Suits in mind.
The insane Suits premise is part of its appeal
The premise of Suits , if you stop to think about it, is bonkers. The pilot episode—which for reasons that I cannot possibly fathom clocks in at 90 minutes—introduces us to Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), an orphan with a perfect memory. Despite being a genius, he was kicked out of college after doing a favor for his deadbeat friend. Mike makes a living taking the LSAT for other people in exchange for cash. The aforementioned wastrel friend, now a drug dealer, asks Mike to do him a favor: Deliver a briefcase of pot to a hotel room.
Mike deploys his immense powers of observation to suss out that his buyers are actually cops and runs into a a suite where a law firm is conducting interviews to evade capture. There he meets Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), a cocky lawyer who wears really, really nice suits. Harvey, charmed that Mike can recite case law by heart and unperturbed by the fact that Mike's suitcase pops open, spilling weed on the floor, hires him. This is an insane decision because 1) Mike didn't go to law school at all and 2) this particular law firm only hires lawyers who went, specifically, to Harvard Law School. (This policy proves very strange to anyone who takes a peek at law school rankings . But the writers get to spend the next nine years cracking a lot of Harvard jokes.)
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Mike will be thrown in jail and Harvey will be disbarred if Mike's secret is ever discovered. On his first day, Mike meets a paralegal named Rachel Zane (Markle!). They flirt, and he learns that she is incredibly smart and desperately wants to be a lawyer, but is terrible at taking tests. She can't get a good score on the LSAT. You can probably guess where that plot is headed.
Every dozen or so episodes, someone new finds out Mike is not a real lawyer and needs to be bribed, blackmailed, or brought into the cabal of secret-keepers for this mediocre white man who happens to have a photographic memory. Is it believable? No. Does it conveniently provide a fail-safe plot device to stir up intrigue at the end of a season? Absolutely.
The comfort of the procedural
Once you get into the groove of the show, you quickly learn the beats. It's a buddy comedy: Harvey teaches Mike how to be a closer, and Mike teaches Harvey to exercise his long-buried empathy. It's a procedural: Each episode, a lawyer takes a case they think will be easy, but—surprise—there's some major roadblock that they'll overcome by the end of the episode. And it's a soap: One of the lawyers is always sleeping with someone ill-advised like a client or an opposing attorney or a paralegal.
Even by the standards of a workplace drama, the firm of Pearson Hardman is highly chaotic. It changes its name every few episodes as various attorneys backstab and blackmail to obtain the status of name partner, which frankly seems like a massive marketing problem. But the show's bloat is the point. In an era of slim seasons with just a handful of episodes, the endless ups and downs of one cast of characters has an undeniable appeal. Even if the revelations are usually predictable, there's a certain dopamine hit that comes with correctly guessing how Mike and Harvey will squirm out of a particular jam. Surprises are welcome, but only on occasion. Sometimes TV tries to twist itself in knots trying to spring the unexpected on its audience— just ask Game of Thrones .
Just enough prestige touches
Suits is not prestige TV. But it does borrow elements from that golden era of television.
As Matt Zoller Seitz once pointed out in his review in Vulture , "There are no dumb or weak characters, just smart sharks." Harvey's secretary Donna (Sarah Rafferty) is whip-smart. The managing partner of the firm (Gina Torres) never has the wool pulled over her eyes. Even the jealous and socially awkward character of Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), a sometimes-antagonist-sometimes-hapless-sidekick to Harvey, is a whiz at tax law.
One-liners are the show's bread and butter. “We’re like two fingers of the same hand,” Louis tells Harvey in a bid for peace over dinner one night. “As long as I’m the index,” Harvey shoots back. Like the rest of the show, the banter lends itself to half-listening.
It also helps that Suits looks good. Every time you do glance at the screen, you'll be greeted by beautiful people in immaculately tailored suits strutting through a perfectly appointed midcentury modern office. Yet the show somehow manages to add depth to its seemingly surface sartorial choices. Mike's wardrobe gradually becomes more expensive and fitted as he insinuates himself into the world of white-shoe law firms and changes slightly during his brief stint as an investment banker. At one point, Donna susses out Louis' secret promotion after she remembers he bragged years ago he'd wear a certain Brioni suit after making senior partner.
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Every few episodes, you'll also find yourself pointing at the screen, like Leo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , at the sudden appearance of a famous person. Justified' s Margo Martindale, Game of Thrones' Conleth Hill, and The Wire' s Wendell Pierce (recurring every few episodes as Rachel's father) capture and hold your attention just when you were getting bored with the usual cast. (In a curious yet charming script choice, the pop culture-obsessed Mike often quotes The Wire when Pierce's character is out of the room.)
In his review, Seitz points out major overlaps with a much more lauded workplace drama of the same era: Mad Men . The two shows often shared directors. And they are actually interested in a lot of the same office politics, from complicated gender and race dynamics to the corrupting power of wealth. But while Mad Men left viewers feeling exhausted (if philosophically fulfilled), Suits always left its audience with a big smile. Nowadays, bingeing Mad Men feels like a project. Bingeing Suits feels like a diversion.
What we lost when we lost "blue sky" shows
They don't make them like this anymore. But why not? The devolution of the USA Network, where Suits first aired, tells the story of a flailing medium.
The network was once moderately successful in terms of its pop culture footprint. Monk was its biggest hit. But even the lesser-watched shows like Suits , Psych , Burn Notice and Royal Pains were, for me at least, a staple of childhood boredom. The New York Times once wrote that the cheery network "seems to have a mandate to uplift the national mood, to appeal to the fantasy of second chances and second opportunities." A Harvard fraud gets to practice law in New York; a fake psychic ingratiates himself with the Santa Barbara police by solving mysteries; a disavowed spy goes freelance in Miami to fight mobsters and con artists; and a doctor wrongfully blamed for the death of a patient reinvents himself as a concierge doctor in the Hamptons.
The locales were usually beachy: Even Suits' New York manages to hide the Big Apple's drearier streets—probably because it was filmed in Toronto. Inevitably, these hucksters and screw-ups used their particular talents to help the needy.
USA Network pivoted away from its "blue skies" programming in the 2010s when the rise of series like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black at Netflix challenged traditional networks to enter the prestige TV race. For several years, USA Network pursued awards—or at least internet chatter— with grittier series like Mr. Robot , The Sinner , and Dirty John .
With the exception of Mr. Robot , which did get a few nominations and launched Rami Malek's career, USA failed to compete with the increasingly dominant streamers in the prestige space. It no longer makes original series. The NBC Universal subsidiary airs mostly reruns and reality TV, essentially killed off by the likes of Netflix, Disney+, and NBC's own streaming service Peacock.
Counterintuitively, the death of networks like USA is bad news for Netflix, who has relied on network TV shows like Suits , Manifest , and You to boost its viewership numbers. Netflix has been trying to build up its own library of bingeworthy content. But its most-watched series, like The Crown or Stranger Things , cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make and could never produce nearly enough episodes to fulfill viewers' insatiable appetite. While newer (and slightly cheaper) Netflix originals like The Night Agent or The Diplomat have aspirations to become the mid-tier dramas that people will binge for weeks on end, the streamer simply doesn't have a robust enough library to keep up with demand.
As long as there are lulls in television programming, some old and seemingly unexpected series will find new life on these streamers. Eventually TV creators may learn the lesson. We don't want dumb shows and smart shows. We want shows that are just smart enough.
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Marcus Specter is Harvey's younger brother who suffers from a gambling addiction.
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- Harvey got involved with Charles Forstman due to Marcus asking for money for his second chance, a restaurant. As of " Not Just a Pretty Face ", he doesn't know that the money had been dirty.
- He appears in flashback in " Faith " when Harvey is telling his therapist about his parents. He blamed Harvey for destroying their family.
- He appears in " The Painting " at his father's funeral in flashback and has the first appearance in the present. He threatened Harvey after admitting that Lily was there and would say a few words. He tells Harvey that it was time to let it go.
- After Harvey approached him in the present, he invited him to stay at Marcus' home with his family.
- Marcus' phone number is 617-665-0138.
- He has a daughter who likes Pinkalicious .
- Marcus had been sick where he needed chemo twice in his life: once when Harvey was younger and once when Harvey wasn't speaking to his mother.
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Tv and streaming | new ‘suits’ series in the works after netflix viewership skyrockets.
“Suits” is about to get all dolled up for a new generation, with a fresh series reportedly in the works amid the original legal dramedy’s months of newfound success on Netflix.
Aaron Korsh — the mind behind the USA show that aired from 2011 to 2019 — is developing a “Suits” offshoot for the network’s parent company, NBCUniversal, insiders told Deadline.
Similar to procedurals such “FBI” and “NCIS,” the franchise’s new entry will feature on new characters and be set in a new place — potentially Los Angeles — but it will not be a revival, reboot or spinoff, sources told the outlet.
Though many details remain unclear, such as which NBC platform will host the show, Korsh is forecast to reunite with fellow “Suits” executive producers David Bartis and “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman to reprise their behind-the-scenes roles.
The original “Suits” centered on college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), whose botched drug deal earns him a career in white collar law when he meets New York City attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), who discovers he’s been leveraging a photographic memory to take and ace the LSAT on behalf of law school hopefuls.
The nine-season series notably served as the breakout role for actress-turned-Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, who co-starred as paralegal and Mike’s love interest, Rachel Zane. Both Adams and Markle — who remain close friends in real life — left the show in 2018.
In 2019, the show spawned “Pearson,” a short-lived spinoff that put the spotlight on Gina Torres’ “Suits” character, Jessica Pearson.
The series has also found success overseas , with Korea, Japan and Egypt all remaking “Suits.”
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Harvey Specter: Suits character profile
Harvey Specter: The Complex NegotiatorHarvey Specter, the character portrayed by Gabriel Macht in the hit TV series Suits, is a fascinating study in the art of negotiation and power dynamics. With his sharp wit, strategic thinking, and impeccable legal skills, Harvey stands out as the epitome of success in the high-stakes world of corporate law. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the intricacies of Harvey Specter's character, examining his motivations, tactics, and the underlying psychology that makes him such a compelling figure.One of Harvey Specter's defining traits is his unyielding pursuit of success. From the outset of the show, we see him as a driven and ambitious lawyer, always striving for bigger wins, better clients, and more influential connections. His hunger for success and recognition stems from a deep-rooted desire to prove himself, both to the world and to himself. This need to surpass expectations serves as the driving force behind Harvey's relentless work ethic and his unwavering determination to come out on top.Harvey's negotiation tactics are a key aspect of his character. He possesses a remarkable ability to read people and adapt his approach accordingly. Whether it's using charm and wit to win over a reluctant client or employing aggressive tactics to intimidate opponents, Harvey is a master manipulator. He understands that negotiation is not just about the facts; it's about understanding the emotions, desires, and weaknesses of the people involved. By leveraging this knowledge, Harvey ensures that he always maintains the upper hand in his dealings.However, Harvey's negotiation skills go beyond mere manipulation. He also possesses a deep understanding of power dynamics and the importance of building and maintaining relationships. He recognizes that alliances and loyalties play a significant role in achieving long-term success in the legal world. Harvey carefully cultivates a network of influential contacts and allies, ensuring that he has the necessary support and resources to navigate the complex corporate landscape. This emphasis on relationships allows him to not only secure his own position but also elevate those around him.Underneath Harvey Specter's confident and commanding exterior lies a complex and multifaceted character. While he exhibits traits commonly associated with an alpha male, such as dominance, assertiveness, and competitiveness, he also reveals glimpses of vulnerability and insecurity. These occasional cracks in his armor expose a deeper level of humanity, reminding us that even the most accomplished individuals are not immune to self-doubt and personal struggles.Harvey's upbringing and past experiences heavily influence his present-day demeanor. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, he became hardened by his surroundings, developing a strong determination to never let anyone take advantage of him. This background also contributes to his deep-rooted sense of loyalty and protection towards his loved ones, often blurring the lines between personal and professional relationships.As viewers, we are often left wondering whether Harvey's pursuit of success comes from a genuine love for the law or simply a desire to prove himself. While his motivations may be complex, they ultimately drive a character who is willing to go to great lengths to secure his own success and protect those he cares about.In conclusion, Harvey Specter is a character that embodies the complexities of modern-day negotiation and power dynamics. Through his sharp intellect, strategic thinking, and intuitive understanding of human behavior, Harvey has established himself as a formidable force in the legal world. Yet, behind his confident facade lies a complicated individual driven by personal demons and a deep-seated desire for personal and professional validation. It is this duality that makes Harvey Specter a captivating character, resonating with audiences and keeping them eagerly invested in his journey.So next time you tune in to watch Suits, take a moment to appreciate the intricate layers of Harvey Specter's character. From his negotiation tactics to his underlying motivations, Harvey serves as a reminder that success is not just about intelligence and skill but also about understanding the nuances of human nature. And perhaps, as we watch him maneuver through the cutthroat world of corporate law, we can gain a deeper understanding of the art of negotiation and the power of perseverance.
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Abigail spencer: the suits actress' 10 best movies & tv shows.
Abigail Spencer has made her mark on some of TV's best shows, from Suits to Mad Men, and the actress has also starred in some great movies.
- Abigail Spencer has had major roles in various genres, showcasing her talent and versatility as an actress.
- Spencer's close friendship with Meghan Markle has also contributed to her recognition, as they have worked together on the set of Suits and appeared in a documentary together.
- Spencer has delivered standout performances in shows like True Detective, Reprisal, and Grey's Anatomy, showcasing her skill in portraying complex and compelling characters.
While she may be best known for her role in the critically acclaimed legal drama, Suits , Abigail Spencer has proven to be a talented and versatile actress as she has had major roles in various projects ranging in genre. Spencer's first ever acting job was in the ABC soap opera All My Children in which she played the character Becca Tyree. It also ended up being her breakout role as she would go on to appear in 21 episodes of the series. Since then, Spencer's acting projects include popular medical dramas, intense detective mystery series, and big-budget sci-fi/fantasy epics.
Additionally, Abigail Spencer is known for her close friendship with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Spencer and Markle first met at an audition and would later bond working together on the set of Suits . Not only did Spencer attend Markle's wedding and 2019 baby shower, but she also appeared in Meghan and Prince Harry's Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan (via Town & Country ). However, even if Spencer wasn't friends with a member of English royalty, she still has remained a recognizable figure thanks to her roles in some of the most popular movies and shows.
Related: Why Meghan Markle Really Left Suits
10 This Means War (2012)
- Rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV
Directed by Charlie's Angels and The Babysitter 's McG, This Means War follows two CIA agents, Franklin "FDR" Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck Hansen (Tom Hardy), who realize that they are dating the same woman named Lauren Scott (Resse Witherspoon), causing the two friends-turned-rivals to compete against each other for her affection. Spencer plays Katie, Tuck's ex-wife. This is one of Spencer's best roles because not only is her role substantial, but she also is able to hold her own against major movie stars like Pine, Hardy, and Witherspoon.
9 True Detective (2014-Present)
- Stream on Max
True Detective is an anthology crime series in which each season follows a different set of characters and their struggles with solving a difficult murder case. In season 2, the story is about three police officers from different departments (Taylor Kitsch, Colin Farrell, and Rachel McAdams) who attempt to investigate the mysterious death of Ben Caspere (Bo McCann). Meanwhile, a former criminal named Francis Semyon (Vince Vaughn) starts his own investigation into Caspere's death. While True Detective season 2 was not as well-received as season 1, it was praised for the cast's excellent performances, including Abigail Spencer who plays Gena Brune, the ex-wife of Farrell's Ray Velcoro.
8 Reprisal (2019)
- Buy on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video
Reprisal is a noir drama series that follows Katherine Harlow (Abigail Spencer), a femme fatale who assembles a crew to get her revenge against the gang that killed her brother and left her for dead after dragging them by a truck. While the show was canceled after one season, it still remains one of Spencer's best roles because not only is she the lead, but she also gets to play a darker character than most in her filmography. Spencer effortlessly becomes a woman on a quest for vengeance, and she pulls it off very well.
7 Timeless (2016-2018)
- Stream on Hulu
Co-created by The Night Agent 's Shawn Ryan and The Boys ' Eric Kripke, Timeless tells the story of a team called the "Lifeboat" who must go back in time and stop a mysterious organization called Rittenhouse from fundamentally changing all of history using a time machine stolen by a group of terrorists. Abigail Spencer plays Lucy Preston, a history professor who must lead the "Lifeboat" team and use her extensive knowledge of history to stop Rittenhouse's plans. This is one of Spencer's best roles because she is the protagonist of an incredibly entertaining show that offers a unique twist on the time travel genre.
6 Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
- Stream on Peacock
Directed by The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Cowboys and Aliens is about Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) a nameless, outlaw with amnesia who teams up with wealthy cattle owner Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) and a mysterious woman named Ella Swenson (Olivia Wilde) to defend a small town from an alien abduction. Considered one of Harrison Ford's best Westerns , Cowboys and Aliens is also one of Abigail Spencer's best projects because not only is it an underrated sci-fi western mashup, but Spencer's role as Alice, the love of Jake's life, is small but integral, as it's her death by the aliens that is how Jake got amnesia in the first place.
5 Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
- Stream on DirecTV
Directed by legendary horror filmmaker Sam Raimi , Oz the Great and Powerful is a fantasy adventure and a sort of prequel to The Wizard of Oz . It follows magician/con artist Oscar Diggs (James Franco) who accidentally travels to the realm of Oz after his hot air balloon gets caught in a tornado. Accompanied by his friends, Oscar goes on a journey through this mysterious land and eventually becomes the iconic Wizard of Oz. While Spencer's character May, Oscar's magic assistant in Kansas, does not have a substantial role, it is still one of the actress' more memorable thanks to the film's A-list cast and director.
4 Grey's Anatomy (2005-Present)
- Stream on Netflix
One of TV's most popular medical dramas, Grey's Anatomy follows a group of doctors and nurses at the Seattle Grace Hospital and explores how their medical work affects their lives. Abigail Spencer joined the cast in season 14 as Megan Hunt, Owen's younger sister and a trauma surgeon who mysteriously disappeared while serving in the US Army. It is later revealed that she was held captive by a rebel force but was later found and then sent to a hospital in Germany before flying back to Seattle to work as a surgeon. Megan is a very complex character with a lot of depth, which is why it's one of Spencer's best roles.
3 Rectify (2013-2016)
- Stream on AMC+
Rectify is a character study drama series that tells the story of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), a man who is released from prison after new DNA evidence reveals that he did not commit the crime that he was convicted and sent to death row for. Daniel attempts to return to his normal life after being released from prison while also trying to reconnect with his family and loved ones. Abigail Spencer plays Daniel's sister, Amanda Holden, who always believed that Daniel was innocent, and to see Spencer embody such a complex character makes this one of her best roles.
2 Mad Men (2007-2015)
Considered one of the greatest shows ever made, Mad Men is a period drama that explores the world of 1960s American advertising from the perspective of Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the creative director of fictional Manhattan ad agency Sterling Cooper. In season 3, Abigail Spencer plays Suzanne Farrell, Sally Draper's (Kiernan Shipka) teacher whom Don has an affair with after they meet at Sally's school. Of all Don's mistresses on Mad Men , he had some of the most chemistry with Suzanne, and a large part of this is thanks to Spencer's soulful performance.
1 Suits (2011-2019)
- Stream on Netflix and Peacock
Created by Aaron Korsh, Suits tells the story of Mike Ross (Patrik J. Adams) who uses his photographic memory to scheme his way into working for a law firm in New York City despite neither finishing college nor attending law school. Throughout the show, Abigail Spencer plays Dana "Scottie" Scott, a top Harvard Law School graduate and head of her own firm who is a former partner and girlfriend of Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). This is Spencer's best role because not only is it arguably her most recognizable character, but she perfectly embodies the intelligent lawyer who can go toe to toe with Harvey Specter.