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: 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 has 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 has supported Stephanie through finding out she had stage four lung cancer, although he had a brief flirtation with Jackie. He continues to referee at Forrester Creations.
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 Eric's house, he congratulates Hope on a great celebration. Hope says she didn't see the wedding coming. Donna and Eric recall their own wedding in that room. Ally, Wyatt, and Liam are also helping tidy up. Quinn announces that she and Donna will do it - everyone should go put their feet up. Once alone, Quinn tells Donna about raising Wyatt alone. Donna says she did a good job. They discuss the Wyatt, Liam, and Hope situation. Quinn shrugs that Liam's in the picture now, but anything could happen. Donna wonders if her philosophy applies to Eric. In the other room, Ally gets everyone talking about Rick's wedding, which leads to Liam and Wyatt verbally sparring. Wyatt says he and Hope will actually make it through their vows, unlike her and Liam. Ally watches as Hope handles Wyatt and Liam competing for her attention. Hope assures Liam she's not going home with Wyatt and they leave. Ally tells Liam that Hope shouldn't be treating him like that - what is she waiting for? She compliments Liam and smiles. In the kitchen, Donna is alone with Eric making tea. She ends up sucking honey off 'Honeybear's' finger. They share a very close moment as Quinn looks on in horror. After, Quinn confronts Donna and calls her a slut. She insults Donna and warns her not to cause trouble for her. Donna says it's not her business - she should leave. Quinn asserts that she's not going anywhere. Donna muses, "There is something very off about you." Later, Eric finds Donna looking at a photo of them. She muses that they're both lonely. He says it's been a long day. Quinn watches from the shadows as they discuss how happy they once were. Donna warns him about Quinn. "She's dark. Maybe even dangerous." They kiss. Quinn looks homicidal. Eric goes to bed and Donna kills the lights. Glass smashes. Donna spots the broken photo of her and Eric on the floor and looks around nervously. Quinn watches Donna from outside with a sinister stare.
At Eric’s, Hope calls the guests together to give thanks to the day’s celebration while Liam and Wyatt both think they should celebrate Hope for being so incredible. They gush a bit until Bill breaks it up. Hope puts the focus back on Rick and Caroline, who surprise the guests by announcing their impromptu wedding. Eric offers to play the piano while Dayzee, Hope and Maya lead Caroline off to get ready. Charlie and Pam get to work on the wedding cake in the kitchen. She licks the batter off his finger and then they kiss. Bill finds Brooke outside and tells her he isn’t giving up. She tells him it’s over, but he is sure they will get back to where they were.
Back inside the Forrester Mansion, Quinn addresses Stephanie’s portrait and assumes they would not have liked each other. Eric joins Quinn and she comments how lovely the picture is. He agrees. Meanwhile, Maya runs into Rick by the stairs and tells him how happy she is for him. Later, Eric and Brooke gush over how handsome Rick is as Pam calls attention to Caroline’s entrance. The wedding march begins and she enters with Bill. Brooke hands Caroline a bouquet made from Stephanie’s rose garden and Bill walks her down the aisle. Rick tells her she looks beautiful. Carter begins the ceremony and after commenting on their ups and downs leads Rick and Caroline in their vows. Rick remembers the first time he saw her. Rick almost gave up on them but she didn’t because she knew how good they were together. Every moment with her is a gift and Rick promises to protect and cherish it forever. There isn’t a dry eye in the house as Caroline thanks everyone – the Forresters and Logans are her family now. She adores Rick and knows they will have an exciting marriage. They exchange rings and promise to love each other forever. Carter pronounces them husband and wife and they kiss.