Renton, Washington, USA
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Bold & the Beautiful, General Hospital, All My Children and One Life to Live
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Jacob Wayne Young
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Jacob Wayne Young (born September 10, 1979) is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as JR Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Rick Forrester on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. He was the second actor to portray Lucky Spencer on ABC's General Hospital.
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Jacob Wayne Young (born September 10, 1979) is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as JR Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Rick Forrester on CBS's The Bold and The Beautiful. He was the second actor to portray Lucky Spencer on ABC's General Hospital.
Jacob was born in Hemet, California, the youngest child of Rhonda and Michael Young Sr. and was raised in Loveland, Colorado, and Roy, Washington, moving to San Diego, California at age seventeen with his mother. His parents divorced and his mother remarried to Edward Vasquez. He has one older brother and two sisters.
Jacob portrayed Rick Forrester on the CBS soap The Bold and The Beautiful from December 31, 1997 to September 15 1999. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1999. Young later portrayed Lucky Spencer on General Hospital for three years from February 25, 2000 until February 10, 2003. In 2001, he was named "Sexiest Soap Star" by People magazine. In 2002, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital.
Young portrayed JR Chandler on All My Children from October 1, 2003 until September 23, 2011. In 2005, he was again nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor, and in 2009 he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
In September 2011, Young reprised his role as Rick on The Bold and The Beautiful. His first airdate was September 26.
On September 11, 2001, Artemis Records released Young's self-titled CD. In 2004, he guest starred in the film The Girl Next Door. He additionally guest starred on ABC's Hope & Faith, and, from May 2006 through August 20, 2006, starred in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, in the role of Lumiere.
In April 2006, Young and his longtime girlfriend, Christen Steward, a model, announced their engagement. They were married on May 13, 2007 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The couple has two children.
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Tri-City Christian High School, San Diego, CA, Yelm High School (brief moment)
Michael Young, Sr., Edward Vasquez (step father)
Michael Young, Jr.
Tiffani Young, Charity Young
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