John Thomas McCook
June 20, 1944 (age 71) (
Ventura, California, United States
Greater Los Angeles Area
California State University, Long Beach
Laurette Spang-McCook (m. 1980), Juliet Prowse (m. 1972–1979), Marilyn McPherson (m. 1965–1971)
Molly McCook, Seth McCook, Jake McCook, Becky McCook
Movies and TV shows
The Bold and the Beautiful, The Invincible Iron Man, Scorned 2, Code Name: Foxfire, Epoch
Susan Flannery, Ronn Moss, Katherine Kelly Lang, Hunter Tylo, Winsor Harmon
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John Thomas McCook (born June 20, 1944) is an American actor best known for his roles on daytime soap operas.
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- Personal life
John McCook - Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Since 1987, he has played the role of Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. From 1976 to February 1980, he portrayed the character of Lance Prentiss on The Young and the Restless. In addition, he has appeared as a guest in episodes on dozens of primetime series. B&B co-star Winsor Harmon once starred with McCook on an episode of Acapulco H.E.A.T. filmed in Mexico. Harmon told Soap Opera Digest about their guest stint on H.E.A.T.:
"I hung out with John McCook the whole time and I kept watching all these people from other countries asking for his autograph. I'm thinking to myself, 'Who the hell is this guy?' So one night, we were drinking Coronas and I asked him why he had so many fans and he explained how B&B was so popular around the world. I had no idea. The more he talked about it, the more I was thinking, 'I want to be on that show.'... The first time I drove into the parking lot, there was John, just pointing at me and laughing. He asked what I was doing here and I told him that I was Thorne. That's when he told me that he was going to be playing my dad. That was just too wild."
Currently McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang are the show's two longest-serving actors, and both debuted in the first episode. McCook is only seven years older than Ronn Moss, who formerly played his son on the show.
McCook was dressed as F. Scott Fitzgerald in a costume-party scene in an episode of Magnum PI.
In 2001 & 2012, McCook received a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Lead Actor category for the role of Eric Forrester.
John McCook has been married since 1980 to former actress Laurette Spang, with whom he has three children, Jake Thomas (born 1981), Rebecca Jeanne (born 1983), and Molly Jane (born 1990). He was married twice previously, including to the now deceased dancer/actress Juliet Prowse (1972–79, by whom he had one son, Seth, who was born in August, 1972). John McCook lives with his family in the Greater Los Angeles Area.