Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) is a Main-Character in "All American". Billy is the son of Willy Baker and the late Mrs. Baker; as well as the father of Jordan Baker and Olivia Baker. He is the Coach of the South Crenshaw High School football team -- the Chargers. Billy is the, albeit separated, husband of Laura Fine-Baker; not to mention was romantically involved with Grace James -- whom he'd eventually have an affair with.
Billy is the head coach of Beverly High's football team, who can't let go of his glory days in the NFL. He recruits Spencer from South Crenshaw, maybe because he sees himself in Spencer, maybe because he wants to win, or maybe a bit of both.
Spencer is a rising high school football player and an A student at South Crenshaw High who is recruited by Beverly High School's football coach Billy. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family, these two families and their vastly different worlds are drawn together. They will discover that the differences that divide us on the surface hide a deeper connection - the complicated, imperfect humanity that unites us all.
Billy struggles with his identity as a father.
Spencer's worlds come together to celebrate his birthday in Beverly Hills. But mixing the dysfunctional families - with the dash of an unexpected guest - ends in disaster. Olivia and Jordan, on a mission to uncover a family secret, discover a missing link to their father's past. Billy, Jordan and Asher take a journey to Malibu to scout their next big rival as tensions simmer between Jordan and Asher. Billy finds himself forced to spend some quality time with Grace and defend his decision to marry outside of the culture. Beverly has their big Homecoming game and the pressure is on. Billy tries to bring together his team for a win that will send them to the district play-offs for the first time since he became head coach... But Billy discovers that doing what's right and winning aren't always the same thing.
Jordan is developing a relationship with his grandfather, which brings up family issues for Billy. Olivia struggles with her sobriety. Billy reveals to Laura something he did to protect his family. Spencer wants no parts of his father's return and Billy confronts him about their tumultuous past. Billy must deal with the repercussions of decisions he made in the past. Billy, while focused on the championship game, realizes that he has to face some tough truths in order to get his family back.
Billy realizes he needs to make some major changes to get his life back on track. It's Billy, Corey and Grace's 25th high school reunion which brings up a lot of memories and unfinished business.
Jordan finds himself in trouble and turns to his dad for help, leaving Billy to do what's best for his family even though Laura doesn't like it. Jordan realizes that he needs help and turns to Billy and Laura for support. In an attempt to keep fighting for the family to be whole again, Billy arranges for the family to meet with a family therapist and possibly help decide on the next step for them. Laura makes a decision about where she and Billy stand.
Billy tries to force Jordan and Olivia to hang out with him and make memories, but all doesn't go to plan, giving Olivia an idea on reporting injustices. Jordan alerts Billy about what he sees on social media that makes Billy worry a little. With Spencer in bad shape, Grace, Billy, Laura, Olivia and Layla rush to his side. Knowing there is a big decision he needs to make, the community from both Crenshaw and Beverly Hills rally around him to show support. Jordan and his teammates step up to help Billy out while he is tending to other matters. Billy and Grace are concerned that Spencer is going to push himself too hard before he is ready, which could make things worse for Spencer in the long run.
Spencer is ready to get back to football in order to impress recruiters, but he must prove to Billy and Grace he is not pushing himself before he is ready. Olivia struggles in believing Asher and turns to Billy for help. Olivia questions whether she did the right thing by going to Billy about Asher, leaving Billy to have to make a tough choice in order to protect his team. Spencer goes against Billy's wish and goes around him to get what he wants. Olivia and Asher are both guilt ridden for different reasons when it comes to Billy and the position he now finds himself in. Billy makes a decision about his future that surprises everyone.
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- Lose Yourself
- All We Got
- The Choice is Yours
- California Love
- Keep Ya Head Up
- M.A.A.D. City
- All Eyez on Me
- Back in The Day
- Best Kept Secret