Full detailed profile on Eric Forrester Played by John McCook on The Bold and the Beautiful Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: John McCook
Who played Eric Forrester over the years
John McCook (March 23, 1987 - present)
Useful information on Eric Forrester
* Lives at The Forrester Mansion (369 Willow Hill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90210.
Currently: CEO of Forrester Creations.
Past: Executive at Forrester Creations.
Past: Owner of Forrester Creations
Past: Head Designer at Forrester Creations
Eric and his wife Stephanie created a fashion house called Forrester Creations. Stephanie and Eric had four children: Ridge, Thorne, Kristen, and Felicia.
Eric had an affair with Brooke Logan (who was in love with Ridge), and had a child, Rick. He then married Brooke. Brooke left Eric for Ridge and had another child. Brooke left Eric to be with Ridge, and Brooke took control of Forrester Creations with a 51% stock majority.
Eric then married Sheila, who was a nanny, as well as a nurse. He had a vasectomy so that he could never have children, but Sheila did not know this and because of troubles in their marriage, in order to make him happy, she told him that she was pregnant. She had slept with Connor Davis to try to get pregnant, and was going to pass this child off as Eric's.
Eric had a fling with Taylor, but it didn't last long, since Stephanie was still in love with Eric, and Taylor, being a friend of Stephanie's, didn't want to interfere. Eric then got together with Lauren and fell for her, but Lauren was also a friend of Stephanie, and realized that she was hurting Stephanie by being with Eric, so she ended their relationship.
Eric got back together with Stephanie, and they re-married.
Ridge wanted to take over Forrester Creations, but Eric was against this, and Eric and Stephanie separated, at which point Stephanie began seeing Massimo, an old boyfriend.
Stephanie and Massimo's relationship didn't last too long, and Stephanie began seeing Eric again. Eric found out that Ridge was actually Massimo's son, but since he had been raising him as a son, he was able to accept the fact and continue to be close with Ridge. Eric and Stephanie were able to get over their differences and got back together.
Stephanie faked a heart attack to try to get Ridge and Taylor to get married, but Eric found out and wasn't impressed with Stephanie. He contacted Jonathan, who had Stephanie's power of attorney, and arranged a divorce.
Eric then married Brooke again, but they quickly divorced because Eric was falling for Jackie, and he asked for her forgiveness.
Stephanie found papers in Eric's office that showed that she was the real owner of Forrester Creations, and ended up firing him and Brooke. Later, she hired them back, but gave them positions in the basement. Eric and Stephanie were constantly fighting, but things changed when they found out that Felicia was dying. Felicia asked them to remarry as her dying wish, and they agreed. Eric promised Jackie that the marriage would be annulled as soon as Felicia died.
Eric didn’t leave Stephanie as promised, but he did start an affair with Donna Logan. Although they tried to hide it, Stephanie found out and tried to make Donna’s life miserable. However, it didn’t have any effect on Eric and Donna’s relationship and the two eventually married, but their happiness didn’t last long.
Pam, angry that Eric chose Donna over her sister, poisoned Eric (unbeknownst to anyone) with her lemon bars, he had a heart attack and he fell into a coma. While out, Donna became embroiled in a bitter battle with Eric’s children for control of Forrester Creations. Donna eventually won out, but Ridge became convinced that Eric wouldn’t want to be hooked up to machines and pulled the plug. The medical team rushed in and hooked Eric back up, saving his life. Ridge was wracked with guilt, but Eric pulled through and returned to his family. However, he believed that Donna had cheated on him with Owen while he was in a coma and broke things off with her. Eric turned to Stephanie for comfort, while rebuffing Donna’s attempt to reconcile with him. Just when he was about to come around, Donna discovered that Pam was behind the poisoning. Pam blackmailed Donna into pushing Eric away or else she would harm Donna’s family. Donna reluctantly agreed, but Stephanie found out and helped capture Pam, as well as get Donna off the hook with Eric.
With the truth out in the open, both Donna and Stephanie wanted to be with Eric, but he wasn’t ready to make a decision so he suggested they both move in with him. Meanwhile, his son Rick was laid up after falling off a roof, following a fight with Ridge. Out of anger at Ridge, Rick convinced Eric not to hand the company over to Ridge and Eric named both sons co-presidents of Forrester Creations.
Rick tried his best to best Ridge, but eventually backed off and peace was restored to the family until Bill Spencer came to town and took over Forrester Creations. This left Eric despondent and uninterested in work.
The Forrester family regained control of the business, but a rift due to Beth Logan's death ruined Eric's marriage to Donna, who divorced him. Upon receiving divorce papers asking for part of his share of Forrester, Eric called the family together and asked Stephanie to become part of his life again.
Eric supported Stephanie when he found out she had stage four lung cancer, although he had a brief flirtation with Jackie. He continued to referee at Forrester Creations.
Eric named Thomas the interim CEO when Ridge didn't return from Europe.
Eric and Stephanie decided to remarry in time for their 50th anniversary. When her cancer returned with a fatal diagnosis he planned a celebration of life party for her, getting her favorite group Celtic Woman to sing. After, he took a weak Stephanie to their cabin at Big Bear to spend their last moments together.
Eric was called into work for an emergency. He kissed Stephanie goodbye in case he didn't make it back before she died. He didn't. He gathered the family to watch a DVD Stephanie left for them, and on it she transferred stock from Thomas back to Eric and named him CEO.
Eric tapped Rick to be president over Thomas, so Taylor accused him of playing favorites. When he made Thomas vice president to appease her, Taylor kissed him. They continued to get close and Taylor eventually moved into the mansion with him.
Taylor continued to push Eric to consider Thomas' ideas at Forrester, but he upset her again when he approved the relaunch of Brooke's Bedroom instead. Taylor was insistent that Bill and Brooke had an affair, but Eric told Taylor to stay out of it.
Brooke approached Eric and asked him to pose as the father of her unborn baby with Bill. Eric offered his support as a friend, but nothing more. Brooke later miscarried. When Taylor and Eric were invited to Katie's birthday party, Eric asked Taylor not to cause trouble. Taylor told everyone about Bill and Brooke's affair anyway. Eric was livid and after their fight Taylor left.
Despite grumblings from Thorne and Thomas, Eric confirmed Rick's role as president after a successful rebrand of the Hope For the Future line.
Hope tried to get Eric to dissolve the relationship between Forrester Creations and Quinn Artisan Jewelers at Liam's request, but Eric liked designer Quinn Fuller and refused. Some flirtation developed between Eric and Quinn, but it never really went anywhere.
Eric's granddaughter Ally became increasingly more aggressive at Forrester concerning Quinn and her son Wyatt, prompting Eric to have Thorne come home and handle the situation. Eric also was upset when a newly returned Ridge began seeing Katie and unsuccessfully tried to entice him to return to Brooke.
Eric was devastated when Ridge fell out of a helicopter in Abu Dhabi and he flew with Katie overseas to help in the search.
Donna Logan Forrester (May 2008 - present)
Stephanie_Douglas_Forrester (January 2006 - May 2008 divorced third time)
Brooke_Logan_Forrester_Marone (2005 - divorced second time)
Stephanie_Douglas_Forrester (1999 - 2005 - divorced second time)
Sheila Carter (1993 - 1995 - divorced)
Brooke_Logan_Forrester_Marone (1991 - 1993 - divorced first time)
Stephanie_Douglas_Forrester (divorced in 1990 - first time)
John Forrester (brother)
Jessica Forrester (niece)
Angela Forrester (daughter with Stephanie Douglas Forrester - deceased)
Kristen_Forrester_Dominguez (daughter with Stephanie Douglas Forrester)
Thorne_Forrester (son with Stephanie Douglas Forrester)
Felicia_Forrester (daughter with Stephanie Douglas Forrester)
Rick Forrester (son with Brooke Logan Forrester Marone)
Bridget_Forrester (daughter with Brooke Logan Forrester Marone)
Zende Forrester Dominguez (grandson by adoption)
Eric Forrester III (grandson - deceased)
Nicole Marone (granddaughter - deceased)
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At the Forrester mansion, Taylor muses to Eric that he took a hard line with Rick. Eric agrees. Rick has to get back together with Caroline and stop the nonsense or he'll fire him as CEO. Eric feels there's no reason for Rick to throw away the marriage, especially when Caroline is working so hard to keep it together.
At Forrester, Ridge is proud of Caroline. She agonizes and realizes she's fallen for Ridge. Caroline frets about everyone suffering and thinks she never should have come to Los Angeles. Ridge says no one else could have helped him draw; there's something about her and the way they connect. Caroline runs off. In Rick's office, he tells Maya the orders are pouring in. She credits the models. Rick can't believe they're paying the prices. He explodes that he's making money because his wife cheated. "This line should have sunk!" Eric is there and orders Maya out. He tells Rick, "Stop this foolishness now." He rants about him behaving lie a petulant child; shacking up with Maya, trying to hurt Caroline. He's humiliating himself and the company. "You're CEO now. Act like it." Rick protests that his personal life has no bearing on his position. Eric disagrees. He feels Rick still loves Caroline and implores him not to lose his marriage over Maya. If he doesn't reconcile with Caroline, Eric will fire him as CEO. Rick argues with him. Eric reminds him he promised he wouldn't let his feelings get in the way. "I'm so disappointed in you." Rick cries. He thinks Eric doesn't understand. Eric know it hurt and was embarrassing, but he has to be able to depend on him. "Show me the kind of man you are." Eric warns again, if Rick doesn't stop the foolishness, he's done. Rick thinks he's holding him to a standard he couldn't uphold himself. Eric says that's exactly what he's doing. "Man up." In the showroom, Maya greets clients, who ignore her. Carter laughs and says it's like they don't know how important she is. She snarks that he seems clueless as well. They argue about the success of the fashion show. Carter says it's because of the designs and questions if Rick upped the prices for the good of the company. Maya says company will make a fortune. Carter warns Rick and Caroline may not be over - she may just be the stepsister trying to fit her foot into Caroline's shoe. Ridge finds Caroline outside contemplating the mess from the fistfight. Ridge tells her running away won't fix anything. He urges her to show Rick he's the one screwing up their marriage. Caroline wonders, "What about us?" Ridge says he wouldn't be there if not for her. They embrace. Inside, Caroline wonders to Ridge if she should not go back to Rick, but move forward...it's like it's coming full circle; Ridge Forrester and Caroline Spencer. Rick enters. He tells Caroline he made a mistake and doesn't want their marriage to end. "Could you please forgive me?"