Dulé Hill has taken over the airwaves as Bill Williams in the ABC The Wonder Years reboot. The father of two recently sat down with People Magazine and opened up about life his “brilliant and inquisitive” son.
“Every day is something new,” Hill told the news outlet. “He’s brilliant and inquisitive. Every moment with him is so joyful. He’s my best friend. I always wanted to be a father but after my last relationship fell apart, I thought that was not in the cards for me.”
Hill and his wife, Jazmyn Simon, welcomed Levi into the world two years ago. The couple also share Simon’s 17-year-old daughter, Kennedy, whom Hill adopted in 2018.
“I thought I was going to be a bachelor and do my thing. Meeting Jazmyn and Kennedy was a double blessing,” Hill added. “I’m so grateful for her and all she’s brought into my life.”
Hill is truly proud of his bond with his son and tells People that he is already taking after him in many ways.
“He has an affinity for tap dancing. He has a pair of little Capezios and we dance in the garage. He definitely has rhythm!” Hill started his career at a young age as a professional dancer.
Hill has had an esteemed acting career to date. His resume includes top notch series such as The West Wing, Psych, and most recently, the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years, where he stars as the family patriarch, Bill Williams.
Just like the previous series, The Wonder Years reboot takes place in the late 60’s, but the focus of the story line is told through the eyes of an African American family.
“It shows that Black people in the ‘60s were not always dealing with pain. They were happy. They had a lot of joy. They had humor in their life,” Laura Kariuki, who plays Kim, Dean’s older sister in the show, told Entertainment Tonight in an interview. “Our show does a really good job at showing that.”
Make sure to catch Dulé Hill in The Wonder Years on ABC on Wednesday nights. If you need to catch up on episodes, it is also streaming on Hulu.