Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful have had to get used to a new face playing Dr. Taylor Hamilton Hayes Forrester recently, as the actress who originated the character didn’t return to the role. That actress, Hunter Tylo, has a reason to celebrate today!
Happy Birthday, Hunter Tylo!
That’s because she was born on July 3, 1962, in New York City, which means that this talented soap hopper is turning 60 years old! Born Deborah Jo Hunter, Tylo began her acting career in 1984 using the name Deborah Morehart.
Her first role was in the sorority slasher film The Initiation, which was quickly followed by a three-year run on All My Children where she played Robin McCall. Afterward, she joined the cast of Days of our Lives in the role of Marina Toscano, Steve “Patch” Johnson’s heretofore unmentioned first wife.
Tylo’s stint on the NBC soap was capped off by Marina’s death, which sparked a whodunit mystery. On June 6, 1990, Tylo made her B&B debut. She remained there until May 1994, at which point she left to pursue other projects that included the miniseries The Maharaja’s Daughter and episodes of Burke’s Law.
She returned to B&B for a brief stint between 1995 and 1996 before once again exiting. There were further reprisals between late 1996 and October 2002 and in 2004, Tylo returned in the form of Taylor’s “ghost” – made possible by her supposed death by gunshot two years earlier.
However, Tylo returned to the show yet again in April 2005, proving that the rumors of Taylor’s death had been greatly exaggerated. Tylo was on contract until the summer of 2013 and then from 2014 until the role was recast in December of 2021, she had appeared in the show on a recurring basis.
Tylo’s other acting credits include the films Final Cut, Longshot, and Down and Derby with fellow AMC alum, Lauren Holly, as well as guest appearances in TV shows like Zorro, Baywatch, The Nanny, and She Spies, as well as roles in a number of TV movies like A Place Called Home and They Are Among Us.
Soap Hub would like to wish Hunter Tylo a very happy birthday and many more. 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, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.