Thorsten Kaye

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Thorsten Kaye
Born
Thorsten Ernst Kieselbach

(1966-02-22) 22 February 1966 (age 55)
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 .

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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 Nominated
[6]
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Lead ActorNominated
2004
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
[7]
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardFavourite Return All My Children Nominated
2006
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
[8]
2009
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
[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)
Nominated
[10]
2020
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
[11]
2020
Soap Hub AwardsFavorite The Bold and the Beautiful ActorNominated
[12]
2021
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
[13]

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