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Kaye Assumes the Role of “Ridge Forrester”


Daytime Emmy Award nominee Thorsten Kaye joins CBS Daytime’s THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in the pivotal role of “Ridge Forrester,” beginning Friday, Dec. 13. Ridge left town in the fall of 2012, and will return to find many things very different from the way he left them.


Kaye is best known for his roles on “One Life to Live” and “Port Charles,” for which he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as “All My Children,” for which he was also nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.  His additional credits include a recurring role on “Smash.”

“Thorsten’s powerful screen presence and vast range as an actor has intrigued me for years,” said THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. “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.”


For more than two decades, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has explored the entangled lives, passionate loves, high-stakes battles, loyalties, tragedies and the inspiring triumphs of the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families.  With sensuality, complex characters and intricate and compelling storylines, B&B is at its core a gripping tale of high-fashion glamour, honor and most importantly family.  THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which celebrated its 26th anniversary on March 23, 2013, is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30 PM-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.


CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

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