Jacob Young

Jacob Young

Birth name: Jacob Wayne Young
Born: September 10, 1979
Age: 38
Birthplace: Renton, Washington, U.S.
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Biography

Jacob Wayne Young (born September 10, 1979) is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as JR Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Rick Forrester on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. He was the second actor to portray Lucky Spencer on ABC's General Hospital.

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Early life and career

Jacob Wayne Young was born in Hemet, California, the youngest child of Rhonda and Michael Young, Sr. and was raised in Loveland, Colorado, and Roy, Washington, moving to San Diego, California at age seventeen with his mother. His parents divorced and his mother remarried to Edward Vasquez. He has one older brother and two sisters.

Young portrayed Rick Forrester on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful from December 31, 1997 to September 15, 1999. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1999. Young later portrayed Lucky Spencer on General Hospital for three years from February 25, 2000 until February 10, 2003. In 2001, he was named "Sexiest Soap Star" by People magazine. In 2002, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital

Young portrayed JR Chandler on All My Children from October 1, 2003 to September 23, 2011. In 2005, he was again nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor, and in 2009 he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

In September 2011, Young reprised his role as Rick on The Bold and the Beautiful. His first airdate was September 26.

Other projects

On September 11, 2001, Artemis Records released Young's self-titled CD. In 2004, he guest-starred in the film The Girl Next Door. He additionally guest-starred on ABC's Hope & Faith and, from May 2006 through August 20, 2006, starred in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, in the role of Lumiere.

Personal life

In April 2006, Young and his longtime girlfriend, Christen Steward, a model, announced their engagement. They were married on May 13, 2007, at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The couple have three children.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family Dean Torrence Television film
2004 The Girl Next Door Hunter
2012 Imaginary Friend Dr. Kent Television film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997-1999, 2011-present The Bold and the Beautiful Rick Forrester Contract role
2000-2003 General Hospital Lucky Spencer Contract role
2003-2011 All My Children JR Chandler Contract role
2004 Hope & Faith Heath Hamilton Two-part episode "Daytime Emmys"
2014 The Young and the Restless Rick Forrester Episode #10389

Awards and nominations

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1999
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
2002
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Won
2005
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
2009
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
2015
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
2016
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated

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