Thorsten Kaye

Last updated
Thorsten Kaye
Born
Thorsten Ernst Kieselbach

(1966-02-22) 22 February 1966 (age 54)
OccupationActor, poet
Years active1991–present
Partner(s) Susan Haskell [1]
Children2

Thorsten Kaye (born Thorsten Ernst Kieselbach on 22 February 1966 in Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany) is a German-British actor. His best known roles include Patrick Thornhart on One Life to Live , Dr. Ian Thornhart on Port Charles , Zach Slater on All My Children and Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful .

Contents

Acting career

Kaye appeared in many classical theater roles, including The Winter's Tale , Tartuffe , Macbeth , Much Ado About Nothing , Hamlet , Love's Labour's Lost , Twelfth Night , and The Taming of the Shrew , both in London and with the Hilberry Repertory Company in Detroit.

Kaye then moved to Los Angeles, where he acted in many television shows, including the miniseries, Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever, before moving to New York to play Patrick Thornhart on ABC's One Life to Live (1995–1997). The character gained quite a bit of popularity, and it is where he would meet his real life partner, Susan Haskell. After completing a two-year stint on OLTL, Thorsten did some guest starring work for other shows, as well as starring in a few feature films.

In April 2000, Thorsten accepted the role of the dedicated physician Ian Thornhart (Patrick's older brother) on the ABC daytime soap (and the spin-off show of General Hospital ), Port Charles (2000–2003). He appeared on the soap until its run ended in October 2003. Thorsten received two Daytime Emmy Award Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Ian in 2003 and 2004.

In April 2004, Thorsten returned to New York to join the cast of the ABC soap All My Children in the role of casino owner, Zach Slater. He was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards in 2006 and 2009. Thorsten portrayed Slater until December 2009. He returned three times in 2010, and again in 2011 to bring Zach's storyline to a close when AMC came to an end after 41 years, in September 2011.

Thorsten Kaye has one of the lead roles in a new psychological thriller (feature-length film) titled Occupant, which was released in the U.S and Canada in October 2011 on demand in many cable/satellite markets as well as on most digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Blockbuster, and PlayStation.

In 2012, Kaye began appearing in the role of Nick, a recurring character on the NBC series Smash . In October 2013, it was announced that Kaye was cast to portray Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful , replacing originator Ronn Moss, who departed the series in 2012 after 25 years in the role. [2] [3]

Personal life

When not working, Kaye enjoys music, literature and riding American motorcycles. He is a fan of the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Red Wings. [4]

While appearing on One Life to Live , he met his partner, Susan Haskell, who played his on-show love interest (Margaret "Marty" Saybrooke). The two currently have two daughters, McKenna (born February 2003) and Marlowe (born January 2007). [4]

Kaye was an active blogger for the Detroit Red Wings at NHL.com during the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. [5]

Filmography

Film roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996The SilencersJasper
2000The Prophet's GameJoey Highsmith (adult)
2000 Shark Attack 2 Dr. Nick HarrisDirect-to-video
2011 Occupant Joe
2014 Animal Carl
Television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991 Deadly Desire Airport AgentTV film
1995Nothing Lasts ForeverJury ForemanTV film
1995–1997 One Life to Live Patrick Thornhart Regular role
1998 Sliders Ralph HackettEpisode: "Asylum"
1999 Air America Sam MoonEpisode: "Fear of Flying"
2000 Falcone Isadore RechelkoEpisode: "Pilot"
2000–2003 Port Charles Dr. Ian ThornhartRegular role
2004–2011, 2013 All My Children Zach Slater Regular role
2012–2013 Smash Nick FelderRecurring role, 13 episodes
2013–present The Bold and the Beautiful Ridge Forrester Regular role
2016 Falling Water Javier MendozaEpisode: "Castles Made of Sand"

Awards and nominations

List of acting awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryTitleResultRef.
1993 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Male Newcomer One Life to Live Nominated
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Hero Port Charles Nominated
2003
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Port CharlesNominated
[6]
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Lead ActorPort CharlesNominated
2004
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesPort CharlesNominated
[7]
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardFavourite Return All My Children Nominated
2006
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesAll My ChildrenNominated
[8]
2009
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesAll My ChildrenNominated
[9]
2017
Soap Awards FranceBest Actor of the Year The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[10]
2017
Soap Awards FranceBest Couple of the Year — "Caroline and Ridge"
(shared with Linsey Godfrey)
The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[10]
2020
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[11]
2020
Soap Hub AwardsFavorite The Bold and the Beautiful ActorThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[12]

Related Research Articles

Susan Flannery American actress

Susan Flannery is an American actress and director known for her roles in the daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives.

Susan Seaforth Hayes American actress

Susan Seaforth Hayes is an American dramatic actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Julie Williams on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, and her intermittent portrayal of Joanna Manning on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. She began playing the role of Julie Olsen Williams on Days of Our Lives in 1968, and is the only actor to appear on the show for all seven decades in which it has been on the air. Seaforth Hayes still regularly appears on Days as Julie Olsen Williams.

Jacob Young American actor and singer

Jacob Wayne Young is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as JR Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Rick Forrester on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. He was the second actor to portray Lucky Spencer on ABC's General Hospital.

Heather Tom actress

Heather Marie Tom is an American actress and television director. She is best known for her acting work on various soap operas, with her best known roles being Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless, Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and All My Children and, since 2007, Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful, for which she has earned a record-tying six Daytime Emmy Awards, the most for a soap actress.

Finola Hughes British actress

Finola Hughes is an English actress, television host, entrepreneur, author, and dancer, best known for role as Anna Devane on the ABC soap operas General Hospital and All My Children, and her portrayal of Laura in the 1983 film Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever.

Katherine Kelly Lang American actress

Katherine Kelly Lang is an American actress. She is best known for playing Brooke Logan in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for the CBS Daytime programming block.

Laura Wright American actress born September 11, 1970 (age 50)

Laura Wright is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Ally Rescott on Loving and The City (1991–1997), Cassie Layne Winslow on Guiding Light (1997–2005) and Carly Corinthos on General Hospital (2005–present); the latter garnered her the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.

Maura West American actress

Maura West DeFreitas is an American actress. She began her career in 1995, when she was cast Carly Tenney on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns; she remained with the soap until its series finale on September 17, 2010. West later went on to portray the role Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless from September 2010 to August 2011. In 2013, she was cast in the role of art dealer Ava Jerome on General Hospital. She has been nominated for 12 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning three of them for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Susan Haskell Canadian actress

Susan Haskell is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Dr. Margaret "Marty" Saybrooke Thornhart on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.

Alicia Minshew is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Kendall Hart on the daytime drama All My Children.

Arianne Zucker American actress and model

Arianne Bethene Zucker is an American actress and model. She is known for playing as Nicole Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives since 1998.

Scott Clifton American television actor, musician, internet personality

Scott Clifton Snyder, better known as Scott Clifton, is an American actor, musician, and video blogger as well as an atheist activist. He is best known for playing Dillon Quartermaine in General Hospital (2003–2007), Schuyler Joplin in One Life to Live (2009–2010), and Liam Spencer in The Bold and the Beautiful (2010–present). He has three Daytime Emmy Award wins.

Christel Adnana Mina Khalil is an American actress.

Zach Slater

Zach Slater is a fictional character from the American drama, All My Children. He was portrayed by actor Thorsten Kaye from May 20, 2004 to November 19, 2010; Thorsten returned to the role on August 5, 2011 to September 23, 2011. In 2006, the character was reported by newspaper Chicago Sun-Times as one of the male television character romantically desired by their female readers, and is considered one of television's anti-heroes. On April 30, 2013, Kaye reprised the role of Zach for the continuation of All My Children. In October 2013, Kaye announced he would not be returning for the second season of the series, instead taking on the role of Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Katie Logan

Katie Logan is a fictional character from The Bold and the Beautiful, an American soap opera on the CBS network. Originally portrayed by actress Nancy Sloan for much of her duration on the series, she is currently portrayed by Daytime Emmy Award winning actress, Heather Tom. She is the younger sister of Brooke and Donna Logan. The character is known for her relationship with Bill Spencer, Jr..

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series was an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It was given annually from 1985 to 2019 to honor a young actress below the age of 25, who had delivered an outstanding performance in a role while working within the daytime drama industry.

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It was first awarded at the 1st Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, held in 1974 and it is given to honored the performances of the entire writing team participating in a form of a daytime drama.

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Canadian actress

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is a Canadian actress, disc jockey, singer and television host. She is best known for starring as Olivia Castle in the horror film Final Destination 5 (2011) and as the fashion executive and heiress Steffy Forrester in the American CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2008–present), the latter earning her four Daytime Emmy Award nominations, winning in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It was first awarded at the 7th Daytime Emmy Awards in 1980, and is given to honor an actor/actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest role while working within the daytime drama industry.

References

  1. https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-thorsten-kaye-interview/
  2. Logan, Michael (15 October 2013). "Exclusive: Thorsten Kaye Cast as the New Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful". TV Guide. TVGuide.com. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. SOD (15 October 2013). "Thorsten Kaye Is B&B's New Ridge". Soap Opera Digest. Soapoperadigest.com. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. 27 February 2007. p. 15.
  5. Thorsten Kaye – Time to flip the switch – NHL.com
  6. "Nominees for Daytime Emmys". USA Today . Tysons Corner, Virginia: Gannett Company. Associated Press. 12 March 2003. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  7. "The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 4 March 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  8. "The 33rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 8 February 2006. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  9. "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  10. 1 2 "Soap Awards France 2017 : Hélène Rollès, Les Mystères de l'amour, Ambroise Michel, Terre de passions, Eric Braeden... le palmarès complet". France: toutelatele.com and Médiamétrie. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  11. "The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  12. Montgomery, Daniel (2 September 2020). "1st Annual Soap Hub Awards decided by fans honored 'Days of Our Lives,' Steve Burton, Sharon Case and more". Gold Derby . Penske Media Corporation . Retrieved 3 September 2020.