Role Ridge, B&B
Show Bold and Beautiful
BIRTHDATE: March 4, 1952
BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles
YEARS ON SHOW: 1987-present (original cast member)
MARITAL STATUS: Engaged to Devin DeVasquez; previously married to Shari Shattuck (ex-Ashley, Y&R) from 1990-2002.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Ronn Moss immersed himself in creative outlets. At the age of 11, Ronn began studying drums, guitar and electric bass, paving the way for a career as a musician. In 1976 bassist Moss joined forces with Peter Beckett, J.C. Crowley and John Friesen to form the band Player. Music mogul Robert Stigwood signed the group to RSO Records. Player topped the national pop charts in 1978 with their single, “Baby Come Back.” Billboard chose Player as its Top New Singles Artist of 1978.
Moss then began to pursue his passion for acting. He was spotted by an ABC talent scout and signed a two-year contract. In 1987 he was approached to play Ridge Forrester on the new soap THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. His vast international fan base extended to Australia, where in 2006 boosters campaigned for Moss to be named Australian of the Year.
In 2000, Moss released a new album that included an updated duet of his original hit, “Baby Come Back.” Moss toured Australia with his band in 2006 and, most recently, has released his new album, Uncovered, in the United States.
Moss was married to actress and mystery author Shari Shattuck from 1990-2002, fathering daughters Caleb and Creason. He now lives with fiancée Devin DeVasquez. The duo launched their joint venture, DevRonn Enterprises, during the summer of 2008, through which you can order Moss’ signature collection of wine, as well as Devasquez’s Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning. Moss is also reportedly at work on a new album with Player, which saw a reunion and touring in 2008. He currently resides in Hollywood. His official Web site is www.ronnmoss.com.
- Wrote the song "Butterfly," on his album Uncovered, for his two daughters.
- His favorite celebrity encounter was meeting Dick Van Dyke.
- Appears regularly on ROVE LIVE when he is in Australia, taking part in sketches that are parodies of soaps.
- Has been videotaping behind the scenes of B&B for 20 years, and hopes to string his footage into a documentary on the history of the show.
- Is one of four original cast members still on the show.