Bradley Bell

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Bradley Bell
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Executive Producer & Head Writer
Bradley P. Bell
Born Bradley Phillip Bell
(1964-06-29) June 29, 1964 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation The Bold and the Beautiful
Executive Producer & Head Writer
Years active 1984–present
Known for The Bold and the Beautiful
Spouse(s) Colleen Bell (1991–present)
Children 4
Parents William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell
Relatives William J. Bell, Jr.
Lauralee Bell

Bradley Phillip Bell (born June 29, 1964) is an American television writer and producer. Bell is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and is executive producer and head writer for The Bold and the Beautiful, an American soap opera.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1987, Bell contributed to the creation and launch of The Bold and the Beautiful, currently the world’s most popular daytime TV soap opera with more than 45 broadcasters in over 110 countries, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.[2] Bell was promoted to associate producer in 1989 and again to supervising producer in 1992. He has served as the head writer and executive producer of the show since 1993 and 1995 respectively.[3]

Show Position Start End
The Bold and the Beautiful Executive Producer 1995 present
The Bold and the Beautiful Head Writer 1993 present
The Bold and the Beautiful Supervising Producer 1992 1995
The Bold and the Beautiful Breakdown/Script Writer 1987 1993
The Bold and the Beautiful Associate Producer 1989 1992
The Young and the Restless Occasional Script Writer 1984 1986

Personal life[edit]

Bradley Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. Bell’s parents co-created the soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. His mother was also an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and talk show personality. Bell’s sister, Lauralee Bell is an actress best known for her role as Christine Blair on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Bell also has an older brother, Bill Bell, the president of Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc.

Bell graduated from the Latin School of Chicago before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He concluded his studies at University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in television production before going on to join the writing staff of The Young and the Restless.[4]

Bell married Colleen Bell (née Bradley) in October 1991 and they have 4 children together (Bradley Chasen, Caroline Catherine, Charlotte Cordelia & Oliver Phillip).[5]They live in a mansion situated in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Six-time Daytime Emmy Award® winner Bradley (Brad) Phillip Bell". Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Guinness World Records Names Bold and the Beautiful Most Popular Daytime TV Soap". Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Latinos Getting Larger Role On Soap .Bold and the Beautiful' To Offer...". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. May 6, 2001. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bill Bell On Top". Deseret News. November 30, 1996. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Colleen Bradley, Bradley Bell Wed". Chicago Tribune. November 16, 1991. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 

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Preceded by
William J. Bell
Head Writer of The Bold and the Beautiful
1994 – January 21, 2008
Succeeded by
Rhonda Friedman; Kay Alden
Preceded by
Kay Alden
Head Writer of The Bold and the Beautiful
April 16, 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent