John James (Dr. Rick Decker on As the World Turns)

Current Character: Dr. Rick Decker

Birthday: 1956-04-18

Birthplace: Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)

Marital Status: Married


Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, John James is the son of legendary radio personality Herb Oscar Anderson. He studied acting at Manahttan's American Academy of Dramatic Arts. John's first big break came as Tom "Junior" Bergman on Search for Tomorrow. He went on to guest star on shows such as "The Love Boat" and in television movies such as "He's Not Your Son".

John is perhaps best known as Jeff Colby from the nighttime soap The Colby's, a spinoff of the 80's hit soap Dynasty.

He and his wife Denise have two children, Laura and Philip.

Career Highlights

As The World Turns - Dr. Eric "Rick" Decker (2003 - 2004, July 2008 - present)
All My Children - Dr. Jeff Martin (2006 - August 2007)
The Colbys - Jeff Colby (1985 - 1987)
Dynasty - Jeff Colby (1981-1989)
Search for Tomorrow - Tom "Junior" Bergman (1976 - 1979)

Awards & Acclaim

Golden Globe Nomination - Best Supporting Actor (1986 - Dynasty)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Favorite Super Couple: Prime Time (1986, 1988 - The Colbys, with Emma Samms)


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