Jacob Young

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This article is about the American actor. For the American filmmaker, see Jacob Young (documentarian). For Norwegian musician, see Jacob Young (musician).
Jacob Young
Born Jacob Wayne Young
(1979-09-10) 10 September 1979 (age 35)
Renton, Washington, United States
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Christen Steward (m. 2007)
Children 2

Jacob Wayne Young (born 10 September 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.

Early life and career[edit]

Jacob Wayne Young was born in Hemet, California, United States. He is the youngest child of Rhonda and Michael Young, Sr.[1] and was raised in Loveland, Colorado,[2] 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, Michael, Jr., and two sisters, Tiffany and Charity.[3] 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 the character of JR Chandler on All My Children from 1 October 2003 to 23 September 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.[4][5]

In September 2011, Young reprised his role as Rick on The Bold and the Beautiful. His first airdate was September 26.[6]

Other projects[edit]

On September 11, 2001, Artemis Records released Young's self-titled CD.[7] In 2004, he guest starred in the film The Girl Next Door.[7] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2006, Young became engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Christen Steward, a model. They were married on May 13, 2007 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey.[8]

On November 25, 2008, Young and Steward welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Luke Wayne Young.[9] Luke is a biblical name they picked due to its strong reference. Young's middle name, which was given to him by his mother for her love of Wayne Newton, was the second name chosen for the child.[10] As of 2013, Soaps In Depth confirmed that the Youngs were expecting their second child in September.[11] Jacob and Christen welcomed their daughter Molly Lynn into the world in Torrance, California on August 28, 2013.[12]


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
Year Title Role Notes
1997–1999, 2011–present The Bold and the Beautiful Rick Forrester Contract role
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
2000–2003 General Hospital Lucky Spencer Contract role
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
2003–2011 All My Children JR Chandler Contract role
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
2004 Hope & Faith Heath Hamilton Two-part episode "Daytime Emmys"
2014 The Young and the Restless Rick Forrester Episode #10389

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
All My Children
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jacob Young Biography (1979-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  2. ^ Ho, Sally (July 13, 2008). "Babies stole the show at county fair". Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.). p. C1. 
  3. ^ "Jacob Young: Sexiest Soap Star". People.com. Retrieved 2009-09-20.  Unknown parameter |DUPLICATE_publisher= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards - Nominations Announcement". Emmyonline.org. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  5. ^ "2009 Daytime Emmy Nominations". Soapoperadigest.com. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Young to return to B&B". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Jacob Young Extends Beauty and the Beast Run to 8/20". broadwayworld.com, 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Jacob Young marries". About.com. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  9. ^ "All My Children's Jacob Young Baby News!!". Soaps.com. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  10. ^ y Regan Cellura (2008-07-23). "All My Children's Jacob Young to be a Dad!". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  11. ^ "Baby On The Way!". Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Young's A Dad Again!". CBS Soaps In Depth. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  13. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominees List 1". Variety. Penske Business Media. March 11, 1999. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Presented In 18 Categories". PR Newswire. prnewswire.com. May 18, 2002. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". TVWeek. Crain Communications. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Steven Hartman
Rick Forrester (role)
Succeeded by
Justin Torkildsen
Preceded by
Jonathan Jackson
Lucky Spencer (role)
Succeeded by
Greg Vaughan
Preceded by
Andrew Ridings
JR Chandler (role)
Succeeded by
series ended
Preceded by
Kyle Lowder
Rick Forrester (role)
Succeeded by