John McCook (Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful)

Current Character: Eric Forrester

Birthday: 1945-06-20

Birthplace: Born in Ventura, California

Marital Status: Married; Laurette Spang (February 16, 1980)

Biography

John McCook portrays Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful (a role in which he has been honored with one Daytime Emmy Award nomination and two Soap Opera Digest Award nominations). Prior to his work on The Bold and the Beautiful, McCook was most famous for his portrayal of Lance Prentiss on The Young and the Restless from 1975-1980. In addition to his daytime soap opera credits, he also has appeared in numerous primetime shows, including Dynasty, Magnum, P.I., Newhart, Alice, L.A. Law, and Simon & Simon to name a few.

John was born and raised in California. He is married to actress Laurette Spang. The couple have three children (Jake, Becky and Molly). He has a son (Seth), from a previous marriage to dancer Juliet Prowse.

Career Highlights

Body of Work - Dr. David Hoffman (2006)
The Bold and the Beautiful - Eric Forrester (1987-present)
Sidekicks - Bob Small (1987)
Remington Steele - Norman Austin (1986)
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues - Dr. Kenner (1985)
Dynasty - Fred (1983)
The Rear Guard - Don Crawford (1976)
The Young and the Restless - Lance Prentiss #1 (1975-1980)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2001)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1998)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1994)