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
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Born Jacob Wayne Young
(1979-09-10) September 10, 1979 (age 35)
Renton, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Christen Steward (m. 2007)
Children 2
Website www.jacob-young.com

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.

Early life and career[edit]

Jacob Wayne Young was born in Hemet, California, 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 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.[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 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.[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 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.[8] The couple has two children.[9][10][11]

Filmography[edit]

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
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
1999
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful
Nominated
[12]
2002
General Hospital
Won
[13]
2005
All My Children
Nominated
[14]
2009
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated
[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacob Young profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  2. ^ Ho, Sally (July 13, 2008). "Babies stole the show at county fair". Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon). p. C1. 
  3. ^ "Jacob Young: Sexiest Soap Star" 56 (22). People.com. November 26, 2001. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  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 August 16, 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. ^ "Baby On The Way!". Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Young's A Dad Again!". CBS Soaps In Depth. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  12. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominees List 1". Variety. Penske Business Media. March 11, 1999. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Presented In 18 Categories". PR Newswire. prnewswire.com. May 18, 2002. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". TVWeek. Crain Communications. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Steven Hartman
Rick Forrester (role)
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Justin Torkildsen
Preceded by
Jonathan Jackson
Lucky Spencer (role)
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Greg Vaughan
Preceded by
Andrew Ridings
JR Chandler (role)
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Ryan Bittle
Preceded by
Kyle Lowder
Rick Forrester (role)
2011–Present
Succeeded by
incumbent