Absolutely Iconic Bold And The Beautiful Actors

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For over three decades now, the fashion industry has taken the soap opera world by storm through the The Bold and The Beautiful (B&B). Crisis on the runways, manipulation, romance and drama all rule the airwaves when it comes to Forrester Creations and all its players. When it comes to the men of B&B, there has been a vast and diverse array of actors who have stepped onto the scene to wow audiences and fans everywhere. Below is a list of the best B&B actors to date.

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10. Pierson Fodé

This model-turned-actor, the handsome Pierson Fodé stepped into The Bold and the Beautiful last year. During his modeling career, he racked up a variety of awards, such as: Best Runway Walk, Star of the Year, and Best TV Commercial Read Beauty and Best Smile. Some fans may even recognize the star for stints on Disney shows like iCarly and Jessie. Playing Thomas Forrester on the B&B, Fodé has already earned himself a Daytime Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor.

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9. Matthew Atkinson

Although he has only been on B&B for about four years, Matthew Atkinson has already played both ends of the spectrum as Thomas Forrester. He’s done terrible things and fallen into obsessive patterns for Hope Logan (Annika Noelle). Yet he’s also redeemed himself by saving his nemesis Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) from wrongful imprisonment. It’s unclear where this character’s future lies, but Atkinson has proven himself adept at following Thomas’ pathos wherever it takes him!

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8. Don Diamont

As with anything in life, when one door closes another opens. Such was the case with Don Diamont, playing the infamous Brad Carlton on The Young and the Restless (Y&R) for over 20 years. When his character passed away in 2009, fans of the soap mourned the loss. Alas, the silver lining in the entire situation was that Diamont headed over to the Y&R’s sister soap for a role that was created for him. Playing Bill Spencer Jr., Diamont has been wreaking havoc in Los Angeles ever since. Unfortunately, the handsome and charming Diamont has yet to win a Daytime Emmy or receive a nomination.

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7. Jack Wagner

Speaking of beautiful people, veteran soap and prime time star (and singer) Jack Wagner hits number six on this list. Not only has he been in the spotlight for acting stints on shows like General Hospital (GH), Santa Barbara and Melrose Place, he’s also a pretty solid golfer winning the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic in 2006 and 2011. Who could forget the fact that at one point in time he had a top 10 hit on U.S. charts, “All I Need” (which also happened to be the love anthem for him and his on-and-off screen love at the time, when they portrayed GH super couple Frisco and Felicia). Alas, he entered the world of B&B in 2003 as Nick Marone and shook things up on the soap. He was involved with Brooke Logan, her daughter Bridget, her sisters Katie and Donna, as well as her nemesis Taylor. This guy got around! Over the years, Wagner has racked up two Daytime Emmy nods, one for his role on GH and one for his B&B Marone character.

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6. Lawrence Saint-Victor

Carter Walton spent a long time in the background of B&B storylines until recently, when Lawrence Saint-Victor became a true leading man. From his failed engagement with Zoe (Kiara Barnes) to his steamy affair with Quinn (Rena Sofer), Saint-Victor became one of the soaps’ most dreamy actors. Add in the fact that Saint-Victor has huge aspirations behind the camera as well, and there’s no doubting that B&B is lucky indeed to have snagged this star.

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5. Jacob Young

Barely over 40, Jacob Young is already a soap opera veteran. He’s appeared on shows like All My Children and General Hospital (GH). He entered his Rick Forrester role in 1997, and is known for his rivalry with Ridge and romantic relationships with Steffy and Phoebe Forrester, as well as the ladies’ mom, Taylor Hayes. Young has earned six Daytime Emmy nods during his soap opera career, and took the coveted prize home in 2002 when he played Lucky Spencer on GH.

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4. Thorsten Kaye

When Thorsten Kaye entered B&B in 2013, had the seemingly impossible job of replacing Ronn Moss. Moss was an iconic presence as Ridge Forrester, and many viewers couldn’t imagine anyone else assuming the role. However, Kaye has made the role his own and imbued it with a gruff, masculine spirit. “Fans have come to terms with a Ridge who’s a little less sexy, who looks a bit more like their neighbor than Brad Pitt,” Kaye said in a 2021 interview. Grounded, talented and handsome, most B&B viewers would love to have Kaye as a neighbor!

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3. John McCook

As patriarch of the Forrester clan, John McCook has been playing the iconic Eric Forrester on B&B since 1987. In fact, he is the only male actor on the soap who has been with the show since it premiered almost thirty years ago. Eric had a roller coaster of a ride while trying to run Forrester Creations and he’s been linked to some pretty high-profile ladies on the show including Stephanie Forrester, Brooke Logan, and her sister Donna. Over the years, McCook has been acknowledged for his soap opera acting talents and being nominated for two Daytime Emmy awards.

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2. Ian Buchanan

While no longer on the show, veteran soap actor Ian Buchanan played Dr. James Warwick on B&B from 1993 to 1999. He made a tremendous splash, but how could the charismatic Scottish actor do otherwise? Buchanan enjoyed daytime drama stints on Days of Our Lives, All My Children, General Hospital and Port Charles. He also nabbed two Daytime Emmy nods while playing Warwick and snagged the award in the Supporting Actor category in 1998.

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1. Scott Clifton

What can be said about Liam Spencer? He’s had an incredible romance with Steffy over the years, and his long-lost son storyline with Bill Spencer Jr. rocked B&B to its very core. The handsome and talented Scott Clifton has done amazing things with this role since he stepped onto the B&B set back in 2010. As a soap opera veteran, Clifton also has enjoyed roles on shows like General Hospital and One Life to Life. As it seems, no matter what soap opera show Clifton is on, Daytime Emmys will follow. The actor has been nominated a total of seven times over his career and has accumulated three statues of his own. Therefore, it’s no wonder that Scott Clifton hits number one on this list of the best of the best when it comes to B&B actors.

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Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass is an avid fan of daytime drama and has been watching Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Young and the Restless for over two decades now. As a full-time freelance writer, she gets to combine her love of soap operas and writing through her Fame 10 articles. Also a mother of two busy girls and a mommy blogger, she's been published multiple times over in Huffington Post Parents and Scary Mommy.