Entertainment Network:

John McCook Bio

(Eric, B&B)


the 411

MARITAL STATUS: Laurette Spang (1980-present); divorced from singer/actress Juliet Prowse (1972-79)
CHILDREN: Seth (b. August, 1972) with Prowse; Jake (b. October, 1981), Becky (b. November, 1983) and Molly (b. July, 1990) with Spang

Thanks to myriad roles on stage, in film and on TV, John McCook has had the romantic leading man down pat for years, so it wasn't a big leap for the California-born actor to create the suave fashion designer Eric Forrester on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL in 1987.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Sometimes went by the stage name John Damon.
  2. McCook's current wife is a former television actress best known for her role as Cassiopeia on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
  3. McCook received his first Daytime Emmy nomination, for Outstanding Lead Actor, in 2001.
  4. McCook's compact disc, John McCook Sings Bold & Beautiful Love Songs, reached the Top 20 in most leading European markets.
  5. He is 6' 2".
stories featuring
John McCook

Molly McCook, daughter of B&B’s John McCook (Eric), has been...

B&B Shoots In Amsterdam   Sep 25, 2014

B&B announced that it will film a romantic story along the canals of Amsterdam during the first week of...

B&B’s McCook In Malibu   Nov 15, 2013

On Monday, November 18, B&B’s John McCook (Eric) will be doing a play reading...

B&B's John McCook Opens Up   Oct 21, 2012

Fan favorite John McCook (Eric, B&B) opened up about his family life on-screen and...

More Emmy Reactions   May 9, 2012

"It's cool!" smiles John McCook (Eric, B&B), who snagged his second...

tweet ticker

Other Roles


Other Soap Roles
YOUNG AND RESTLESS (guest star, 1998) (1996, crossover from B&B)
YOUNG AND RESTLESS (Lance, 1975-80)

TV Roles
EPOCH (TV movie, 2000)
ACAPULCO H.E.A.T Scorned 2 (1996)
THE NEW WKRP IN CINCINNATI (guest star, 1991)
NEWHART (guest star, 1989)
MOONLIGHTING (guest star, 1987)
SIDEKICKS (guest star, 1987)
L.A. LAW (guest star, 1986)
OUR HOUSE (guest star, 1986)
AMAZING STORIES (guest star, 1986 and 1987)
BLACKE'S MAGIC (guest star, 1986)
SIMON & SIMON (guest star, 1986)

Subscribe to Soap Opera DigestSubscribe Give a Gift Renew Customer Service Subscribe

get sod everywhere