Jerry Douglas (John Abbott on The Young and the Restless)

Characters: John Abbott, Alistair Wallingford

Birthday: 1932-11-12

Birthplace: Born in Boston, Massachusetts

Marital Status: Married Kymberly Bankier ( April 6, 1985)


Born, Gerald Rubenstein, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Douglas attended Brandeis University on a football scholarship, where he graduated with a BS in Economics. Eight months into law school, Douglas uprooted his then wife, actress Arlene Martel, and their daughter Avra, and moved to California to pursue a career in acting. He found work on television series such as "Mission Impossible", but during this time his first marriage ended. By then the couple had two children, and Jerry fought for, and won, custody of them!

Jerry has appeared in over 100 television series in his career, including "Barnaby Jones" which he came before he landed his gig on The Young and the Restless in 1985. Jerry has also had numerous small film roles.

In 2007, Jerry release a CD, "The Best is Yet To Come", a collection of Jazz Standards, and is performing around North America. Even though his soap character has died, he still recurs as a ghost!

Jerry is now married to Kymberly Bankier, who he met at a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy, they have a son together and live in California. Douglas donates time to the Salvation Army and Variety Clubs. When he is not working, he enjoys golf and reading.

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - John Abbott (March 1982 - August 2006)
JFK - Board Room Man (1991)
Looker - Laxative Spokesman (1981)
Mommie Dearest - Radio Interviewer (1981)
Crash (1978)
Cover Girls - Fritz Porter (1977)
Mission: Impossible - Daniel Moore (1970-1972)


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