Ex-All My Children's Thorsten Kaye Cast As B&B's Ridge image

Kaye (Nikki Nelson/Wenn.com)

Recast Ridge.

Updated December 9:

With Thorsten Kaye set to debut as Ridge Forrester later this week on Friday December 13, "B&B's" headwriter, Bradley Bell, had this to say: "Thorsten's powerful screen presence and vast range as an actor has intrigued me for years. The timing was right, so I took the opportunity to cast him in the role of Ridge Forrester. I'm confident Thorsten will make this role unique on every level."

Original article October 15:

Veteran soap star, Thorsten Kaye, who played Zach Slater on "All My Children" and Dr. Patrick Thornhart on "One Life To Live," has been cast in the role of Ridge Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful." Kaye told TV Guide that he no longer has a contract with "AMC."

He will first appear as Ridge on December 13. Kaye recently guest-starred in ex-"Y&R's" Michelle Stafford's web series The Stafford Project, episode six, The French Assassin, and previously appeared as Nick Felder on NBC's "Smash." Kaye's latest project, a horror/thriller entitled, "Animal," is in post-production, and tells the story of a group of friends who wind up trapped together in an isolated cabin fighting for their lives against a blood-thirsty predator.

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