Claim to Fame
The Bold and The Beautiful
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Justin Torkildsen portrays Rick Forrester, son of Eric Forrester and Brooke Logan, on The Bold and The Beautiful. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Justin learned to ski at the age of two and continued to enjoy outdoor activites as he grew up, including ski racing, ice hockey, track, skateboarding, rollerblading, mountain bikeing and rock climbing. He also had a wonderful opportunity teaching handicapped people to ski. Justin attended Boulder High, where he was an all-star baseball player and earned a letter managing the girls` swim team. He also dressed up as the school mascot, a panther, for football and basketball games. Justin`s first acting experience came about after he answered an audition call for a local dinner theater. Armed with just a Polaroid photo og himself, he won the lead child role of Louis in The King and I. Other local theater parts followed and he received classical training in his roles in Shakespeare`s Henry V and Richard III. Justin has made quite splash in commercial modeling, landing an important ad campaign for Nautica, who featured Justin modeling outdoor gear on their website and in 7-story all billboards in Time Square and other locations in New York, as well as in Chicago and Boston. Television talk-show host Roseanne saw one of this ads and booked him as a guest on her show where she put him through a dating-game segment. Other commercial jobs include a U.S. national commercial for Nintendo`s Gameboy. Justin first came to the attention of B&B when his agent sent in a tape for a different role and the remembered him when they were recasting the character of Rick Forrester. The producers were obviously struck by his physical similarities to the previous actor in the role, but were even more impressed with his acting opposite Ashley Cafagna (Kimberly) in the screen test and he got the role. Justin has found a place to live in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles and is spending his free time writing a screenplay with his best friend. He has already written and performed stand-up comedy routines at Comedy Workes in Denver, The Ice House in Pasadena, and The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. He loves to write comedy and seeing the resulting smiles on people`s faces. Justin loves cars, especially his 1978 Land Cruiser.
Boulder High School in Colorado
Full Name at Birth
Justin Christopher Torkildsen
Justin Torkildsen (born July 3, 1981 in Boulder, Colorado, USA) is an American actor, best known for his role as Rick Forrester on the daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. He portrayed the role from 1999 to 2006.
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