Aaron D. Spears — A Biography

Aaron D. Spears was born and raised in Washington DC. He was a gifted athlete, excelling in football, and was even considering a career in the NFL while studying at the Delaware State University. All that changed when he didn’t turn in a speech assignment and was forced to make it up by participating in live theater. He was bitten by the acting bug!

Spears moved to Los Angeles with $77 in his pocket and booked the first four roles he auditioned for, including the role of Officer Washington on the daytime soap opera Sunset Beach — his first job and the first taste of daytime. He has been steadily adding to his resume ever since.

Aaron has 20 years of working in Hollywood, but it was his controversial role as Mark Bradley on Being Mary Jane, that caught the attention of millions of viewers. And Spears’ double-duty on The Bold and the Beautiful as Justin Barber and Days of Our Lives as Commissioner Raines for a few years made him a familiar face internationally.

Other credits include Pacific Blue, The District, The X Files, Crossing Jordan, CSI: Miami, Everybody Loves Raymond, General Hospital, The Division, Criminal Minds, Angel, Babel, Bones, Shark, The Mannsfield 12, Boston Legal, Castle, NCIS, This is Us, For the Love of Christmas, In The Shadows, and Christmas For Sale. When he’s not acting, Aaron likes producing and composing.

Aaron currently resides in Los Angeles and is married to Estela Lopez-Spears. They have four daughters and a son.

Follow him on Twitter @aaronDspears, Instagram @aarondspears, and Facebook.

The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. To find out what his character is currently up to on The Bold and the Beautiful, click here.

Fast Facts

  • July 10, 1971 — Birthdate
  • He studied computer science and mathematics at Delaware State University.
  • Worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles School District.
  • Composed the soundtrack for the movie Blue Hill Avenue.
  • Was a stand-out college football player.