This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Jacob Young.
Emmy-winning actor Jacob Young, currently featured on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful,” also is a country music singer, and he’ll be performing at The Laugh Factory in the Tropicana March 26-27.
Young made his casino debut as the opening act for “Dynasty” diva Joan Collins in her one-woman show. At the time, Jacob was playing “JR” Chandler on the classic television show “All My Children.” Their show marked the first-time Alexis and JR were appearing on the same stage.
Currently Young can be seen as the well-dressed business man Rick Forrester on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Ironically, he is a laid-back cowboy in real life and a country music singer.
Young was presented with the Golden Nymph Award by Prince Albert at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in recognition of “The Bold and the Beautiful” being the most watched soap opera in the world for more than ten consecutive years.
The actor began his daytime career playing “B&B’s Rick back in 1997, but over the years he also played Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital,” a role for which we won a Daytime Emmy Award and J.R. Chandler on “All My Children a role which also crossed over to “One Life to Live.” In total, Young has been nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards.
Young’s television career began at the young age of seventeen. On Broadway, he starred as Lumiere in “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, stopping the show every night with his rendition of “Be Our Guest.” He followed his successful self-titled CD in 2001 by returning to his country roots.