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.