Jacob Young portrays “Rick Forrester” on the multi-Emmy® award winning daytime drama, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. “Rick” is the debonair only son of fashion magnates “Brooke Logan” and “Eric Forrester”, (portrayed by original cast members Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook) who has long competed with his half brother “Ridge” (played by Thorsten Kaye) for a seat at the top of his family business, Forrester Creations.
Born and raised in Washington State, Young was bitten by the acting bug in high school while starring in local stage productions. His ambitious career aspirations led him to Los Angeles where he soon landed his first television role on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Jacob debuted to both fan and critical acclaim and quickly received an Emmy® nomination in the category of “Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series” in 1999.
After taking a brief hiatus from daytime television to film a movie, Young joined the cast of General Hospital as “Lucky Spencer”, where he earned his second Emmy® nomination and his first win in 2002. A year later, Young joined the cast of All My Children as “JR Chandler”, where he earned another two Emmy© nominations.
Young’s other television credits include guest starring roles on Hope & Faith and One Life to Live. He also appeared in the feature film The Girl Next Door and the made-for-television movies, The Beach Boys: An American Family and Imaginary Friend. In 2006, Young fulfilled his dream of starring in a Broadway production when he landed the role of “Luminère” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Young lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Christen, and his children, Luke and Molly.
He celebrates his birthday on September 10.
In June 2013, The Bold and the Beautiful received its eighth Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. In 2011, The Bold and the Beautiful received its third consecutive Emmy® award for “Outstanding Daytime Drama Series”. In 2010, Guinness World Records® named The Bold and the Beautiful the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV. The Bold and the Beautiful is the most watched daytime drama series in the world, seen daily by millions of people in over 100 countries.
The Bold and the Beautiful, which celebrated its 27th anniversary on March 23, 2014, is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET, 12:30-1:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network. It is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology. Bradley P. Bell is the Executive Producer and Head Writer.