Jacob Young

Birth Name: Jacob Young
Birth Place: Renton, Washington, United States
Profession: Actor

Birth Name: Jacob Wayne Young
Birth Place: Renton, Washington
Date Of Birth: September 10, 1979
Profession: Actor and Singer
Soap: General Hospital
Character Name: Lucky Spencer


Born Jacob Wayne Young in Renton, Washington to Michael and Rhonda Young. He grew up with his siblings, Michael, Tiffany and Charity in Washington and Oregon. He decided to be an actor after performing in several high school musicals.

At 18, Jacob decided to try his luck in Los Angeles and quickly won the sought-after role of Eric “Rick” Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. He gained front-burner recognition and became a fan favorite when paired with Adrienne Frantz’s Amber Moore.

They were the rich-boy and girl-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks super couple to watch. Despite his status, Young decided to leave in 1999.

He played Dean Torrance in the Beach Boys mini-series The Beach Boys: An American Family. By 2000, he had landed the coveted role as the recast of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital. Jacob won a Daytime for his portrayal of young Spencer on GH, so his gamble paid off. He left GH in 2003.

Young added The Girl Next Door and Hope & Faith to resume while juggling the role of JR Chandler on All My Children and One Life to Live. Then he returned to where it all started– The Bold and the Beautiful in 2011. Even made a brief cross-over as Rick, to B&B’s sister soap, The Young and the Restless.

Young resides in Utah, with his wife Christen and their three children, Luke, Molly and Grace.

Fast Facts

  • September 10, 1979 — Birthdate
  • His nickname is Jake the Snake.
  • In school, he was a skilled wrestler.
  • One of a few actors on daytime to play 3 characters that were named after their fathers.
  • Voted People magazine’s Sexiest Soap Star in 2002.
  • Has two older sisters and one older brother.
  • Raced in the 2002 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, California.
  • Won $900 at the Roulette table in Las Vegas on his 21st birthday.
  • Is a singer.
  • Performed on Broadway as Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2006.


  • Michael Young, Sr. — Father
  • Rhonda Young — Mother
  • Michael Young, Jr. — Brother
  • Tiffany Young — Sister
  • Charity Young — Sister
  • Christen Steward— Spouse
  • Luke Wayne Young — Son
  • Molly Lynn Young — Daughter
  • Grace Elizabeth Young — Daughter


Jacob Young landed his first television role on The Bold and the Beautiful as Rick Forrester, leading to his first Emmy nom for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1999.

After taking a brief hiatus from daytime television to film a movie, Young joined the cast of General Hospital as Lucky Spencer, where he earned his second Emmy Award nomination and his first win in 2002.

A year later, Young joined the cast of All My Children as JR Chandler, which earned him two more Emmy Award nominations. In 2011, Young returned to the role that started it all on The Bold and the Beautiful, garnering more recognition and praise.

Jacob YoungPhotos

Actor (8 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Show)

7703 — 2017
7702 — 2017
7701 — 2017

Rick Forrester 2017

The Young and the Restless (TV Show)

The Young and the Restless — 2014

Rick Forrester 2014

Imaginary Friend (TV Show)

Dr. Kent

All My Children (TV Show)

All My Children — 2011

JR Chandler 2011

Hope & Faith (TV Show)

Daytime Emmys — 2004

Heath Hamilton 2004

The Girl Next Door (Movie)

Hunter 2004

General Hospital (TV Show)

Lucas Lorenzo `Lucky' Spencer Jr.

General Hospital Thanksgiving (TV Show)

Writer by (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Wilfred (TV Show)

Distance — 2013

Guest (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

Home & Family (TV Show)

5153 — 2017


The Talk (TV Show)

The Talk — 2012
The Talk — 2011

2011 - 2012

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2006


Live With Kelly and Ryan (TV Show)

Regis and Kelly — 2002


Appearing  (2 Credit)

Title Role Year

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2006


Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

Subject (person only)  (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Soapography (TV Show)

Jacob Young and Ilene Kristen — 2005