On The Bold and the Beautiful, caring doctor John “Finn” Finnegan was a happy man, married to the love of his life, Steffy Forrester, until his birth mother, Sheila Carter, shot him! Off-screen, Tanner Novlan, who plays Finn, has some celebrating to do!
Happy Birthday, Tanner Novlan!
That’s because he was born on April 9, in Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Novlan worked in construction while honing his craft and working on getting that big break.
In 2009, Novlan made his big-screen debut in the film Maneater. That’s also the same year he appeared in the TV series Bones. Four years later, he took part in the ABC Discovers: Los Angeles Talent Showcase. Next came a starring role in the movie Flatbush Luck. Guest spots on TV programs including Modern Family and Parenthood followed.
Prior to landing his role on B&B, Novlan shot to popularity by appearing as an actor, who had trouble remembering his lines, in a commercial (within a commercial) for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
In 2020, he was cast not only on B&B but also as Gregory Manes in The CW series Roswell, New Mexico.
He debuted in July on B&B as Finn, the handsome doctor who helped Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) recover from her motorcycle accident and helped her with her addiction to opioid painkillers. Novlan had ties to B&B long before being cast as Finn. His family dog’s name is Thorne. And, the actor wed actress Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin) in 2015. In 2019, Ewell gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Poppy Marie.
Ewell has been back to B&B but not as Caitlin. She’s doubled as Steffy for intimate scenes. The show has been utilizing spouses of actors on the show to help stay in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Soap Hub would like to wish Tanner Novlan a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking the link below. The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.