(Episode #2704 – 3132; 6161- Present)
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. Young 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 first Daytime Emmy® win in the category of “Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series” in 2002. A year later, he joined the cast of All My Children as “JR Chandler”, until the show’s cancelation from broadcast television in 2011. Days later, Young returned to his home at to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL to reprise the fan-favorite role of “Rick” that he originated.
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 has received a total of six Daytime Emmy® nominations in his career. In addition to his 1999 and 2002 nominations, he was nominated in 2005 for his role on All My Children in the category of “Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series”. Young was also nominated in 2009 for his role on All My Children, and in 2015 and 2016 for his role on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”.
Young lives in Utah with his wife, Christen, and his children, Luke, Molly, and Grace. He celebrates his birthday on September 10.