Jerry Douglas Bio

(John, Y&R)

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BIRTHDATE: November 12
BIRTHPLACE: Chelsea, MA
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
YEARS ON SHOW: 1982-2006; 2007, 2008
MARITAL STATUS: Married to wife Kymberly since 1985
CHILDREN: Daughter Ava and son Jod with ex-wife Arlene Martel; son Hunter with Kymberly

For over two decades, Jerry Douglas reigned in Genoa City as Abbott patriarch John Abbott. Raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Douglas went to Brandeis University to earn a degree in economics. Eight months into law school in Manhattan, he gave up the books and started auditioning. However, his lack of training frustrated him, and he eventually moved then-wife Arlene and daughter Ava to California.

Settling in the San Fernando Valley, Douglas sold insurance by day, and took acting classes at night. Although he still struggled, he received encouragement after appearing in the play John Brown's Body. A critic said he was terrific, which inspired him to hire an agent.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Before acting, Douglas was a saloon singer in Massachusetts.
  2. Used to run an acting workshop for prison inmates, where they acted out scenes from Y&R.
  3. His parents were immigrants from Eastern Europe.
  4. Birth name is Gerald Rubenstein.
  5. Has been on recurring status on Y&R since 2006.
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Jerry Douglas
Y&R'S JERRY DOUGLAS CALLS MUHNEY "HIGH STRUNG AND EMOTIONAL"   Jan 13, 2014

On rumorfix.com, Y&R vet Jerry Douglas (John...

Stay Tuned   Sep 29, 2006

Can't get enough of Y&R's Jerry Douglas (John)?...

Mind Over Matter   Jun 5, 2006

On Y&R, a jailed John recently became so disoriented, he thought he was living 30 years in the past.......

Jerry Douglas on Being Locked Up   Apr 17, 2006

Some daytimers might protest a prison sentence, but THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS'...

Picture This   Dec 21, 2005

Jerry Douglas (John, Y&R) not only wants to wish...

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Other Roles

TV Roles
MELROSE PLACE (Mr. Demarr, 1999)
HUNTER (Mike, 1989)
THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO (Jack, 1982)
BARNABY JONES (Paul, 1980)
THE ROCKFORD FILES (Al, 1979)
THE INCREDIBLE HULK (Frank, 1979)
THE ROCKFORD FILES (Hugh, 1978)
BARNABY JONES (Lee, 1977)
THE BIONIC WOMAN (Connors, 1976)
S.W.A.Y. (The Swinger, 1975)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (Daniel, 1972)
MANNIX (Mitch, 1971)
BONANZA (Jeremiah, 1967)
DRAGNET 1967 (Eugene, 1967)
GUNSMOKE (Clark, 1965)
THE OUTER LIMITS (Tom, 1963)
EMPIRE (LeRoy, 1963)

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