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 Forrester Creations, Ridge doesn't believe what Carter told him. Carter says Maya admitted it was true - she is transgender. He briefs Ridge on the situation, including Nicole's take on it. Ridge thinks Rick will freak out. Carter admits he was shocked himself - he's still wrapping his mind around it - but she's a woman. It just happened that she arrived in a man's body. Ridge muses, "Oh Ricky Boy, you're in for the shock of your life." Carter tells Ridge he can't quit - Rick could have a full-on nervous breakdown. Ridge will do what needs to be done. Elsewhere, Rick talks to Maya about going to Big Bear to celebrate. She asks what they'll celebrate. He says they'll think of something and promises the trip will change everything. Rick hints about the cabin being the scene of many important events in his family. He goes on about her being the quintessential woman. The only obstacle in his life is Ridge. He talks about the past with Ridge and Brooke. "He had this ironclad hold on her heart." They agree Ridge will take no more from him. Rick says his whole life has been building up to this. They kiss. Rick reassures her about taking time away from the company to travel to Big Bear. Maya just wants to be everything he needs in a woman. "And I am." In the studio, Eric and Brooke discuss Rick's decision to propose. Eric says Maya brings more to his life than anyone he's ever been involved with, but Brooke thinks it was kind of fast. Eric feels they're a formidable couple. He knows Rick gives her a lot of credit for his success and he agrees. They debate about whether Rick should wait longer. Talk turns to convincing Ridge not to quit. Eric thinks they will sit down and hash it out. Brooke says Rick needs to get his priorities straight - he is too busy for a wedding. Eric sees no reason to talk him out of proposing. Maya comes in. They ask her to help get Rick and Ridge on the same page. Maya agrees they shouldn't be competing. Meanwhile, Rick finds Ridge in his office. Ridge says he's been talking to Carter. Rick tells him despite what he thinks, he is succeeding. He admits Ridge and Caroline have done an amazing job. Rick starts talking about Maya, who has given him her honesty and been up front with him. Ridge says he won't like this, but Maya hasn't been honest. "Maya's not who you think she is."
At Forrester Creations, Eric cautions Ridge to calm down and not act hastily. Brooke hollers that he can't quit. Ridge says if Rick's becoming CEO permanently he can't do it - life's too short. Brooke thinks he's being emotional. Ridge says Rick mistreats everyone but Maya. Eric supports Rick, but doesn't want Ridge to walk out. Ridge says it's Eric's prerogative to let Rick run the company this way, it's his prerogative to say no. In Rick's office, he upsets her by saying he would never have to worry about an earth-shattering secret from her. Maya says she is lucky to have found him and this life - she doesn't want it to end. They talk about Rick's success at the company. He is thrilled that Ridge can do nothing to stop him. They talk about their life together. Maya says one day he'll know everything there is to know about her; she hopes she doesn't disappoint him. Rick thinks they should live in the moment and take a time out; find a reason to celebrate outside of there. They agree to go to Big Bear. Maya wonders what they're celebrating. Rick says she'll have to find out. Outside, Carter arrives to work out and Nicole is there thinking about Wyatt. He asks if she's always there now. They get on the subject of Maya. Carter says Rick deserves to know she's transgender. Nicole says she agreed with him before, but not now. "There's too much at stake." Carter realizes Nicole stands to lose and guesses this is about Wyatt. Carter is offended that they'll protect their lifestyles at Rick's expense. Nicole says Rick is happy; she won't let Maya tell him. In the studio, Eric is frustrated he didn't do enough to appease Ridge. Brooke soothes that he just needs some time to cool off; he's not going to leave. They debate. Eric thinks Ridge might go. He may be right about his work not being properly respected. He will set up some parameters, but muses that Rick doesn't have to listen to him. Brooke says they'll have to get used to Maya in the mix - Rick is going to propose. Brooke wishes they would wait, but thinks it could be any day now. Carter finds Ridge in Rick's office. Ridge tells him he quit ten minutes ago. Carter declares this a disaster. Ridge agrees. He talks about the old Forrester, which doesn't exist anymore. He can't take orders from someone who doesn't know the difference between a bow and a boa. Carter asks about Caroline. Ridge says she'll make up her own mind, but he can't take orders from King Rick and Queen Maya. Carter stops him from leaving - there's something he should know that could change everything. He says it's about Maya. Ridge is skeptical, but agrees to listen. Carter has a hard time getting it out. Ridge tells him to spit it out. Carter tells him Maya's birth name was Myron. "Maya Avant is transgender."