Jacob Young is best known for starring as JR Chandler on All My Children, Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, and Lucky Spencer on General Hospital.
Along with his work on soaps, Young has also appeared on the television show Hope & Faith and movies such as The Girl Next Door and The Beach Boys: An American Family. From winning an Emmy to being on Broadway, here are five fast facts you need to know about the actor!
Who Is Jacob Young?
Young was born on September 10 in Renton, Washington. He grew up in both Washington and Oregon along with his siblings Michael, Tiffany, and Charity. Young started acting in his high school musicals and plays including Grease, Guys & Dolls, Our Town, and The Wizard of Oz.
Jacob Young was cast as Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful right out of high school and got his first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1999. He was then as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital and won his Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2002.
Along with his work on television and movies, Young has also appeared on Broadway! In fact, from May 2006 to August 2006 he starred in Beauty and the Beast in the role of Lumiere.
Following In His Father’s Footsteps
Young has appeared on three different soap operas — The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless — where he has played characters that were all named after their fathers.
Getting Personal With Jacob Young
Young and his longtime girlfriend, Christen Steward, got engaged in April 2006 and tied the knot on May 13, 2007, in New Jersey. The couple has three children together — 10-year-old son Luke Wayne, six-year-old daughter Molly Lynn, and three-year-old daughter Grace Elizabeth.