If you’ve been waiting since the end of AS THE WORLD TURNS for another glimpse of Billy Magnussen (Casey), you’re in luck! The actor has been working steadily! Now in theatrical release is Damsels In Distress, a comedy in which he plays a date with an unusual quirk. (His ATWT co-star Meredith Hagner [Liberty] also appears in the film.)
But the funny business is over when he guest stars in the Friday, May 4, episode of CBS’ BLUE BLOODS titled “Collateral Damage.” “I play a finance guy who got caught up in a fight club kind of thing,” Magnussen reveals. In addition to keeping pace with series star Donnie Wahlberg, Magnussen had another challenge. “My character had alcohol and pill issues — it was a stretch, you know?”
Then on Wednesday, May 9, tune in to CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION to catch the actor’s debut as a scandalous cop. The episode, titled “Homecoming,” is about the death of an off-road race truck driver who was killed by a bomb in mid-race. “I’m doing the finale, and then I’ll be going into next [season] with a couple of episodes,” Magnussen previews.
For more on what’s ahead for the former soap star, including news about his music career, check out his Keeping Track interview in an upcoming issue of Soaps in Depth. For more on Damsels In Distress, visit http://www.sonyclassics.com/damselsindistress.