Taye Diggs - All American
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All American - Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs has excited the hit CW series, “All American,” after five seasons.

The award-winning actor starred in The CW drama series as “Billy Baker” since the show debuted in 2018, but was shockingly killed off in the February 13 episode leaving fans of the show stunned.

Showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:

It has been an honor to work with Taye over these last five seasons and to watch him bring such incredible life to the role of Billy Baker.

It has truly been a gift for me and my fellow writers to write a character that was equally flawed and heroic.

Billy was all of us and what a joy it was to watch this character grow as he raised his kids and his football players as one big family.

We wish Taye the very best in this next chapter of his life and he remains a beloved member of the ‘All American’ family, so you haven’t seen the last of Billy Baker.

Taye Diggs took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a farewell message and to express his gratitude by writing:

hat’s a wrap! Thank you fans for your unrelenting support.

Thank you cast for your energy and unrivaled talent. Y’all are EVERYTHING and will always be.


For such a graceful exit and for altering the trajectory of my life as an actor, parent and a human being.


See Taye’s original post below.

Taye Diggs has been quite a busy man these days.

In addition to his fresh and fun romance with Apryl Jones, Taye has seen success with “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” on Peacock, he hosted “Back in the Groove” on Hulu, and he’s working on a new film project, The Comeback Movie.

All American” is still airing its fifth season on The CW. New episodes premiere Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

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