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)
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* 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 Forrester, Hope returns to Wyatt and Liam after taking the pregnancy test. Hope says she's not pregnant. Liam gasps with relief. Wyatt and Hope agree that they're both good with it. Liam says he's rejoicing about the news. Wyatt tells Hope they'll talk about it when they're alone on the road. Liam goes. Wyatt's surprised Liam left so easily. They agree they weren't really ready for a baby and decide to be more careful about protection. Wyatt says there's no woman in the world he'd rather have a kid with, but they're young. Hope laughs at his idea of having a 'ton' of kids later. They kiss and talk about leaving for their road trip. Meanwhile, Katie enters Eric's office and questions him about making Ridge and Brooke work together. "What exactly are you hoping to accomplish." Eric says it's good for the company. Katie wonders if it's really just about business. Eric says he thinks she's terrific, but he feels Brooke and Ridge belong together. He goes on about their history. Katie scoffs that Brooke has children with several men, himself included. She confronts Eric about the deal he offered Ridge to become CEO. Katie says this won't be Belief 2.0 where Brooke and Ridge end up naked on the lab room floor. She informs Eric that Brooke is with Bill now, and she is with Ridge. He needs to accept it. Eric warns Ridge will hurt her. Katie doesn't think so. She implores him not to try to sabotage them. Eric thinks Ridge and Brooke are the future of his company. Brooke arrives and listens as they argue about Brooke and Ridge working together. Eric wishes Katie the best and says he has a meeting. Brooke enters and confronts Katie, who asks, "What did you expect?" Outside, Hope and Wyatt are beside the trailer when he gets called back inside. Hope gets inside and someone starts the pick-up truck and pulls away. Liam calls her from the truck and says he's all out of options. "You're coming with me."
At Forrester Creations, Ridge marvels at Eric's offer to make him CEO if he goes back to Brooke. He clucks that Brooke really did a number on him. Eric says he's doing this for the good of his family. He feels he's doing this because he's angry at Brooke. Ridge says his feelings for Katie have nothing to do with Brooke. Eric tells him to act like a CEO. Ridge says his personal life should have nothing to do with it. He loves Katie and won't leave her - not even for the company. In Rick's office, Katie tells Brooke that she and Ridge are committed to one another and in love. Katie accuses Brooke of manipulating to get into a working relationship with Ridge. Brooke says she's not flirting with Ridge - she's fighting him. Katie isn't buying it. She thinks Brooke is at the company for Ridge. Katie reiterates that Ridge is with her now and leaves. Later, Eric meets with Brooke to urge her to work out her differences with Ridge. He tells her about the offer Ridge refused. Eric thinks Ridge will come to his senses - deep down he knows Katie isn't the woman for him.