The Bold and the Beautiful’s Douglas Forrester is well-adjusted despite having an untraditional life. Off-screen, Henry Joseph Samiri, Douglas’s portrayer, got to do something very traditional — he celebrated his birthday!
Henry Joseph Samiri Turns 8 — Which Is Great
“I’m 8!” Samiri posted on Instagram. “Thank you to everyone who supports me all year long! Cheers to the next year of my life may it be a great one!! #birthday #birthdayboy #birthdayparty #8yearsold #summerbirthday #daveandbusters #birthdaycake #kidsparty #summerfun #grateful #thankful”
The young B&B actor joined the soap in 2019. His onscreen father, Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), brought his son home following the untimely death of his mother, Caroline Spencer Forrester (Linsey Godfrey). Thomas landed back in Los Angeles and immediately set his sights on a replacement for Caroline — Hope Logan (Annika Noelle).
Thomas not only wanted Hope for a mate, but he wanted her to act as a surrogate mother to Douglas. After Thomas discovered that Hope’s baby Beth was alive — and had been adopted by his sister Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) — he opted to stay silent, hoping to secure a future with Hope.
Douglas learned that truth and refused to be deterred from sharing the news, despite his father’s attempts at coercing his son into remaining silent. At first, Douglas wasn’t believed, but when Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) held little Phoebe, he realized that the child, in fact, was Beth.
Samiri Plays Big Boy Storylines on B&B
Douglas was forced to step up again at his father’s wedding to Zoe Buckingham (Kiara Barnes). Thomas was hoping Hope would interrupt the ceremony given her desire to raise Douglas. Thomas got his wish — sort of. Hope, in a wedding dress, holding the hand of a tuxedo-clad Douglas did stop the wedding but then, Hope proceeded to expose Thomas’s lies and machinations.
Douglas went to live with Hope, Liam, and baby Beth as Hope and Thomas shared custody. The young boy unofficially officiated a symbolic wedding ceremony between Hope and Liam in the couple’s home. Douglas has the best of both worlds as he continues to see his dad.
Henry Joseph Samiri stays busy while away from B&B. Earlier this year, he appeared in a guest spot on the Fox drama Rescue 911: Lone Star.
Soap Hub congratulates Samiri on his birthday and wishes him many happy returns. The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Los Angeles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on B&B spoilers.