Who Is Reese Buckingham?
This Friday, November 30, Wayne Brady makes his debut on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Zoe’s father, Dr. Reese Buckingham. And as a longtime fan of the soap, the LET’S MAKE A DEAL host tells In Depth that he was thrilled to accept the role. “I remember watching the first episode of B&B back when my grandmother and I used to watch ‘her stories,’ as she called them,” he shares.
Nostalgia came flooding back for Brady when he accompanied his daugh- ter, Maile ( who plays Emma’s pal, Tiffany), to the set in September. Offhandedly, he told executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell that he’d love to get in on the act. “He said, ‘Really?’” Brady recalls. “A week later, Brad called with a character, a stor y arc — the whole thing.”
Brady describes Reese as an OB/GYN who’s just moved to Los Angeles to spend some quality time with his daughter. “He’s an American who [ is divorced from Zoe’s British mother],” he explains. “Now he’s in town for a fresh start. He hasn’t had the best relationship with Zoe in the past, so he’s here to mend fences.”