Bryton Eric McClure credited as Bryton James and Bryton, is an American actor, voice artist and singer. As a child actor, he played Richie Crawford on Family Matters, he plays Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. James was born in Lakewood, California to Eric and Bette McClure, raised in Fullerton, California. Bryton was exposed to music early through his father, a musician and music producer. James started in show business, he appeared including one with singer Michael Jackson. At the age of four, he began portraying Richie Crawford on the sitcom Family Matters, where he appeared from 1990 to 1997 in over 200 episodes, he has portrayed Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless since June 2004. He won the 2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, earned nominations for the same award in 2006 and 2008. After being nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series from 2005 through 2008, James won the award in 2009.
James was a guest star on the drama The Vampire Diaries during its second season as warlock Luka Martin. He voices Jason James/Z-Strap on Nicktoons animated series Zevo-3 and Virgil Hawkins/Static in the Cartoon Network series Young Justice: Invasion, he has provided the voice of Mark Surge in Hero Factory. His credits include voice acting work as Freddie on the animated series The Kids From Room 402, Mowgli on The Jungle Book CD-ROM, Zare Leonis on Star Wars Rebels. James was a recording artist and performed on Disney Channel and other U. S. and international networks. In July 2018, it was announced that James had joined the cast of Nickelodeon's upcoming animated series, Glitch Techs. James married Ashley Leisinger on March 16, 2011; the ceremony was officiated by his the Restless co-star Christian LeBlanc. In June 2014, James confirmed that he and Leisinger have since divorced but said they are still close friends, he is best friends with his the Restless co-star Christel Khalil. Saying about their friendship: "Christel and I have grown up together and have experienced some of the same things in our adult lives.
We've always had each other's backs. I'm an only child and Christel is the closest thing I have to a sibling." James is the godfather to Michael Caden. He is godfather to his other The Young and the Restless co-star, Daniel Goddard's eldest son, Ford. James is a spokesperson for many charitable organizations and founded RADD in 1996. In 1998, James was honored by the Young Artist Awards with the Michael Landon Award for charitable work through youth in entertainment. Bryton James on IMDb Bryton James official Twitter on Twitter.com
The Shield is an American crime drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX in the United States, concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. Known for its portrayal of corrupt police officers, it was advertised as Rampart in reference to the true-life Rampart Division police scandal, on which the show's Strike Team was loosely based; the series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Several notable film actors took extended roles on the show, including Glenn Close, the female lead during the fourth season; the series has received critical acclaim as well as several nominations. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 2002, the final season won a 2008 AFI Award for best television series. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Shield #50 on its list of the 60 Best Series of All Time. Chiklis won both the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama in 2002.
The Shield follows the activities of an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department set up in the fictional Farmington district of Los Angeles, a district rife with ethnic gang-related violence, drug trafficking, prostitution. Operating out of a converted church, known as the Barn, the Farmington police work to maintain the peace in the district and reduce crime; the centerpiece of the division is the Strike Team, led by Detective Vic Mackey and his friends Shane Vendrell, Curtis Lemansky, Ronnie Gardocki. They are to use force as necessary to deal with the more violent and dangerous crimes in the area, they try to abide by the law to the best of their abilities. Secretly and the Strike Team use criminal methods to coerce information and stage arrests when police procedures fail them and take a share of various drug busts; the Strike Team's questionable success rate leaves the division's head, Captain David Aceveda, suspicious of their methods but values their success as they help his political efforts to become the mayor of Los Angeles.
Attempts to place a fifth member on the Strike Team not in Mackey's circle go astray. The pilot episode concludes with Mackey, suspicious of the loyalty of the latest Strike Team recruit, Terry Crowley, fatally shooting him during an arrest and framing their suspect; this sets in motion events that continue throughout the series. The show has an ensemble cast featuring the other officers in the Farmington district; this includes detectives Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach, Steve Billings and Claudette Wyms, uniformed officers Sgt. Danielle "Danny" Sofer, Julien Lowe, Tina Hanlon; the series has a variety of subplots, notably Aceveda's political aspirations and his suffering of a sexual assault. The Shield and the Strike Team were inspired by the real Rampart Division Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums unit within the Los Angeles Police Department. Rampart was considered as the series' name and was used in some early promotional ads for the series. Characters are portrayed with virtues. For example, in season 2, the Strike Team prepares to rob the "Armenian Money Train", a money laundering operation of the Armenian Mafia.
Another example is Mackey letting a serial rapist be mauled by a police dog before calling the dog off. Season 1 premiered on March 12, 2002, concluded on June 4, 2002, consisting of 13 episodes; the season deals with Mackey and the other Strike Team members covering up their shooting of Terry Crowley, a plant on the Strike Team placed by David Aceveda and the Department of Justice who have been suspicious of the Strike Team's activities. Season 2 premiered on January 7, 2003, concluded April 1, 2003, consisting of 13 episodes; the first half of the season deals with a new drug threat from Armadillo, a intelligent immigrant that has coerced the black and Hispanic gangs to work together, making it difficult for the Strike Team to charge him. The second half of the season deals with the Strike Team's discovery of the Armenian "money train" used to ship laundered money out of the United States. Mackey and the Strike Team hijack the shipment, ending up with millions of dollars for themselves. Season 3 premiered on March 9, 2004, concluded on June 15, 2004, consisting of 15 episodes.
The season deals with fallout from the money train robbery. Mackey learns that a portion of the money was marked by the Treasury Department, the Strike Team figures out ways to diverting any federal attention to their activities. However, the tension of having the money gets to Lemansky, in an off-the-cuff discussion, burns most of the money before the others can stop him; this leads to the dissolution of the Strike Team. Season 4 premiered on March 15, 2005, concluded on June 14, 2005, consisting of 13 episodes. During this season, the members of the Strike Team become involved with the affairs of Antwon Mitchell, a respected drug lord who ends up blackmailing Vendrell to coerce his help. Mackey, with the help of the new Barn Captain, Monica Rawling, manages to help Vendrell
Entourage (U.S. TV series)
Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and written by Doug Ellin and chronicles the acting career of Vincent Chase, a young A-list movie star, his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they attempt to further their nascent careers in Los Angeles. Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson served as the show's executive producers, its premise is loosely based on Wahlberg's experiences as an up-and-coming film star; the series deals with real-life situations in modern-day Hollywood. The show is known for its array of famous guests, having featured several actors and other celebrities in guest star and cameo roles playing fictionalized versions of themselves. According to Mark Wahlberg, Entourage was conceived when his assistant asked if he could film Wahlberg and his friends, calling them "hilarious." Other reports credit Eric Weinstein, a long-time friend of Wahlberg, with the idea of filming the actor's group of friends.
However, according to Donnie Carroll, the inspiration for the Turtle character, the idea for a show involving an actor and his friends had come from him. It had originated as a book idea, centered on Carroll's own life and his experiences with Wahlberg, titled From the'Hood to Hollywood, A Soldier's Story. To be more satirical of the Hollywood lifestyle, a fictional approach was chosen rather than a straight documentary in order to keep the content light, avoid directly depicting Wahlberg's violent past. Vincent Chase was envisioned to be more similar to Wahlberg, but it was decided that some of his and his friends' activities would not work well on television. A lighter approach was subsequently decided upon. Entourage revolves around Vincent Chase, his best friend and manager is Eric Murphy. "E," as his friends call him, is based on Mark Wahlberg's friend and executive producer Eric Weinstein. He's been reported to be inspired by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg's manager. Vincent's older half-brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase, is Vince's personal chef and bodyguard.
Johnny is a C-list actor, in the fictional show Viking Quest during his younger days. His role in the new fictional hit show Five Towns had begun to resurrect his fame and career, although he still received less acknowledgment than he would have liked for it; as the show went on, Drama got offers for more roles. The show ended with Drama having his own animated TV show called "Johnny's Bananas" and him landing a new TV movie with the help of Vince. Drama's character is based on Johnny "Drama" Alves, whom Donnie Wahlberg had hired to keep his younger brother out of trouble. Rounding out the entourage of friends is Salvatore "Turtle" Assante, another of Vince's old friends from childhood. Turtle's official role is as Vince's driver and assistant, though his value as such is brought into question; this character is based on Wahlberg's former "gofer" Donnie Carroll aka "Donkey". Carroll auditioned for the role, but the Boston native was turned down when it was decided the actors would have to be New Yorkers.
Carroll died on December 2005, after an asthma attack. Ari Gold is Vince's lovable agent; the role has led to Emmy Awards for Piven. Ari is based on Wahlberg's real-life agent Ari Emanuel. Connolly, Dillon and Piven are credited in every episode in the opening credits of the entire series. Debi Mazar, who has a recurring guest star role as Shauna in season 1, is promoted to opening credits billing in season 2, her appearances in season 3 were limited due to her pregnancy and Mazar made her final regular appearance in episode 42. Mazar is credited as a special guest star. Melissa Gold and Lloyd have recurring roles in the first two seasons. Starting in season 3, Reeves and Lee are credited as "starring" in the end credits in the episodes they appear in. Reeves receives opening credits billing starting with season 4, Lee is added to the opening credits starting with season 5. In season 4, Rhys Coiro, who portrays recurring character Billy Walsh, is credited as "starring" in the end credits for the first six episodes of the season.
However, when his character returns in episode 52, he is again credited as a guest star. Emmanuelle Chriqui portrays E's on-and-off girlfriend Sloan McQuewick as a recurring guest star from season 2 to 5, beginning with season 6, she is credited as "starring" in the end credits. Gary Cole guest stars in three episodes of season 5 as agent Andrew Klein, beginning with season 6 he is credited as "starring" in the end credits and returns in season 7 as a special guest star. Scott Caan guest stars in two episodes of season 6 as Scott Lavin, in season 7 and 8, he is credited as "starring" in the end credits. Entourage features many recurring characters; some are fictional, such as Malcolm McDowell's "Terrance McQuewick" character, while other actors, such as Mark Wahlberg, Bob Saget, Pauly Shore, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Mandy Moore, Sasha Grey, Seth Green appear as fictional versions of themselves. Entourage has at least one celebrity guest per episode, such as actors, film directors, film producers and professional athletes playing themselves.
Appearances include Peter Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Tom Brady, Jessica Alba, Gary Busey, Lar
Punk'd is an American hidden camera–practical joke reality television program that first aired on MTV in 2003. It was created with Kutcher serving as producer and host, it bears a resemblance to both the classic hidden camera show Candid Camera and to TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes, which featured pranks on celebrities. Being "punk'd" referred to being the victim of such a prank. New episodes hosted by King Bach and DeStorm Power aired on BET. Ashton Kutcher and MTV were developing a program called Harassment, a hidden camera show which would feature pranks on regular people. However, a January 2002 prank involving a fake dead body at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas backfired and the couple who were targets of the prank sued Kutcher, MTV, the hotel for $10 million; the concept was retooled to involve celebrities instead. Pranks would be set at a variety of locations and private; the show's first prank was set at singer Justin Timberlake's home, where he was led to believe that government agents were seizing his home and valuables because of unpaid income taxes.
The prank was named by Time magazine as #3 in their list of 32 Epic Moments in Reality-TV History. Another involved Frankie Muniz's special custom-made limited edition Porsche being stolen. A frequent segment during the first two seasons was a Punk'd cast member pretending to interview celebrities at red carpet events, only to mock them instead; this segment copies what originated on The Howard Stern Show in the 1980s, when Stern and his writers began sending interns to ask celebrities embarrassing questions on the red carpet. During the first season then-fifteen-year-old Ryan Pinkston posed as a reporter from a children's television program, would insult the celebrities. During season two, the producers chose a foreign interviewer accompanied by her interpreter who would ask inane questions to the guests. Several actors, like Jill Wagner, Masi Oka, B. J. Novak, Caitlyn Taylor Love, Dax Shepard, Carlos McCullers II were accomplices in the pranks; the series finale culminated in early June with the Punk'd Awards.
In October 2010, New York Magazine revealed that Punk'd was being revived with Justin Bieber replacing Kutcher as the host. After a five-year hiatus, the program was revived with a March 2012 premiere; the first episode of the ninth season, featuring Bieber as a guest host, was filmed in late August 2011. On December 31, 2011, MTV confirmed that the program would be revived in 2012, that a different celebrity guest host would be featured each episode, the guests included: Tyler, the Creator, Justin Bieber, Bam Margera, Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale, Nick Cannon, Dax Shepard, Miley Cyrus, Heather Morris, Kellan Lutz, Daniel Tosh, Mac Miller. Ashton Kutcher made a returning appearance on an episode; the ninth season ended on June 7, 2012. On May 25, 2013, Katalyst Media stated. At their 2015 upfronts, BET announced. Although Katalyst had closed by Goldberg returned as executive producer with a revival of the Katalyst banner without Kutcher; the reboot goes behind the scenes of many pranks. The reboot premiered on August 18, 2015.
To promote the program, BET announced the return of BET: Uncut, a block for uncut music videos, on August 11, 2015. In reality, after a reveal and introduction from new hosts, King Bach and DeStorm Power, BET aired highlights from past segments of the program as well as previews for their program. Candid Camera List of celebrities who have been Punk'd List of practical joke topics Official MTV website: http://www.mtv.com/shows/punkd/series.jhtml Official BET website: https://www.bet.com/shows/punk-d/extras-and-exclusives.html Punk'd on IMDb Punk'd at TV.com
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
The Great Buck Howard
The Great Buck Howard is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean McGinly that stars Colin Hanks and John Malkovich. Tom Hanks appears as the father of his real-life son's character; the character Buck Howard is inspired by the mentalist The Amazing Kreskin, whose popularity was at its height in the 1970s. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2008, it is the first Walden Media film to be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Troy Gable defies his father and leaves law school to pursue his dream of becoming a writer in Los Angeles. To support himself, he takes a job as a road manager for "The Great" Buck Howard, a fading mentalist. Troy comes to enjoy traveling with Buck to performances in smaller venues such as Bakersfield and Akron. In particular, Troy sincerely admires Buck's signature trick: having someone in the audience hide his fee for that night's performance, which he unfailingly discovers. A reluctant publicist, Valerie Brennan, is sent to join them in Cincinnati as a replacement for a more senior colleague to promote Buck's still secret attempt to resurrect his career.
Valerie is disgusted by Buck's verbal abuse towards her and Troy, with whom she becomes romantically involved. Buck reveals that his comeback will involve putting "hundreds" of people to sleep and awakening them as if from the dead; the trick works, but despite a large press turnout, no one is there to record the act, since the news media is called away at the last second to cover a car accident involving Jerry Springer. Furious, Buck unfairly blames the mishap on Troy and Valerie, faints from exhaustion. In the hospital and Troy discover that the media absence worked in Buck's favor, as rumors reported by the news media exaggerate the scope of Buck's act, he appears on television shows such as those of Jon Stewart, Regis Philbin, Conan O'Brien, more. Buck is reunited with his estranged friend, George Takei, who sings "What the World Needs Now". Buck gets the call he has been waiting for: To perform once again on The Tonight Show, he had performed with Johnny Carson 61 times during the height of his career, but never since the show has been hosted by Jay Leno.
Buck is bumped by Tom Arnold, who uses up Buck's time. Buck refuses an immediate offer to come back and appear on The Tonight Show the following week, but agrees to receive an offer to headline a date in Las Vegas; when the limelight on Buck dims once more after he fails to find his money for the first time during his Las Vegas premiere, Troy leaves him and through Valerie's connections, lands a job with a celebrated TV writer. After some time, Troy sees from an ad in the paper. Buck is back where he feels most comfortable, once again performs his signature trick, leaving Troy to wonder whether Buck doesn't have some mysterious talent after all. Portraying themselves The Great Buck Howard received positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 72% of critics gave it positive reviews based on 88 reviews, the consensus being "By turns fluffy and biting, this show biz comedy is given girth by comic heavyweight John Malkovich and made all the more charming by Emily Blunt." The film was released to the general public on March 20, 2009, grossing $115,004 in the opening weekend.
It was run in 55 theaters. The worldwide gross stands at $900,689. Official website The Great Buck Howard on IMDb The Great Buck Howard at AllMovie The Great Buck Howard at Box Office Mojo The Great Buck Howard at Rotten Tomatoes The Great Buck Howard at Magnolia Pictures
Devon Hamilton is a fictional character from the original CBS daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Bryton James. The character made his first onscreen appearance on June 1, 2004; the character is introduced as a homeless teenager, taken in by the Winters family, the core African-American family within the series. Drucilla Winters sympathizes with Devon. Drucilla and her husband Neil raise Devon along with their daughter Lily and adopt him in 2006. Unlike most young male characters whose stories centered around romance and teen angst, the character of Devon became a vehicle for social and human interest stories, focusing on the challenges of having a drug addict for a parent, being a product of the foster care system, deafness. While Devon has a consistent love interest, the romance was displayed and undeveloped. In 2009, the character was involved in a controversial storyline in which he had an affair with Tyra Hamilton, a woman he'd come to know as his aunt, though it was revealed that they are not related.
The foster care and deaf story arcs received critical acclaim for their social impact and earned James multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations and a win in 2007. James earned several NAACP Image Award nominations and a win in 2009. In 2011, the character would be written into more traditional soap opera plots starting with the revelation that he is the long lost grandson of the wealthy Katherine Chancellor. However, the plot twist would only bring him closer to Neil. In 2013, Devon inherits the bulk of Katherine's billion-dollar estate which turns his life upside down. In 2014, Devon enters into an affair with Neil's young wife Hilary Curtis. Devon's forbidden love affair with Hilary would mark the character's first major love story and would solidify the character as a viable romantic lead. Due to the chemistry between the characters, the pairing of Devon and Hilary amassed a active fan base and as well as critical acclaim which propelled them to supercouple status. James's portrayal of Devon during Hilary's kidnapping earned James a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2016.
The character is introduced in 2004 as a delinquent living out of group homes. The homeless teenager is fostered and adopted by Drucilla Winters and her husband, Neil. In 2006, Devon contracts meningitis and loses his hearing and he receives a cochlear implant to restore his hearing. Devon is implicated in the murder of Carmen Mesta, his name is cleared when Jana Hawkes admits to the murder. In December 2006, Devon is adopted by Neil and Dru but his happiness is short-lived when Dru is presumed dead in April 2007; that year, Devon starts dating Lily's friend, Roxanne. In 2008, Devon meets his "aunt" Tyra for the first time and he learns that Tyra's adopted daughter, Ana is his biological half-sister abandoned by Yolanda. In 2009, Neil and his new wife Karen Taylor make plans to adopt Ana but those chances are destroyed when Neil cheats with Tyra—and Devon witnesses the affair. In May 2009, Devon meets his great-aunt Virginia who reveals that Tyra is adopted and Devon disapproves when she starts dating Neil.
However, Devon realizes his disdain for Tyra stems from the fact that he is attracted to her and after she splits with Neil, they end up sleeping together after he berates her for breaking up Neil's marriage. Roxanne finds them together and dumps him while Tyra skips town with Ana. Devon and Roxy reconcile in October 2009. After he graduates college in 2010, Devon takes a job as a photographer's assistant to support his music career, he lands a gig at Tucker McCall's label Resurrection Music producing with Noah Newman. However, when Noah abandons him for another gig, Devon convinces Tucker to give him another chance which culminates with Tucker firing him. Tucker's estranged mother Katherine Chancellor launches her own label and hires Devon to run it; when Katherine falls into a coma, it is revealed. Devon rejects Tucker and Katherine as Yolanda, now called Harmony, returns looking to make amends and explain her actions. Ana convinces Devon to forgive Yolanda, try and connect with his new family.
In 2012, Tucker and Harmony convince Devon to get another surgery to improve his hearing. Devon befriends Abby Newman. Devon offers her a record contract, but Angelina instead goes to California and Devon closes down his label and joins the marketing team at Jabot Cosmetics. In 2013, Tucker offers Devon a position at his record label but Devon turns it down because it would keep him away from his family and Roxy is furious that Devon considered taking the position without consulting her. Katherine passes away and Devon is shocked when he inherits the bulk of her billion dollar estate. Devon offers a million-dollar reward for Cordelia Abbott's killer and funds a charity in her name. However, Devon's paranoia about his new found wealth leads to Roxy leaving him. Devon befriends Mason Wilder and the reformed bad girl Hilary Curtis who tips him off about Mason stealing his identity after Devon gets arrested for destroying a hotel room in Las Vegas. Devon defends Hilary against Lily's attacks. In 2014, Devon buys the Genoa City Athletic Club, hires Lily and