Thorsten Kaye
Ridge Forrester in THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Birthday: February 22

July 2020

Born in Germany and raised in England, Thorston Kaye moved to the United States in 1985 on a track scholarship to the United States International University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and later earned his master’s degree from Wayne State University in theater and theater history.

Kaye starred in many stage productions including “Macbeth” and “Antony and Cleopatra” while he was a member of the Hilberry Repertory Theater Company in Detroit, Mich.

In 1995 Kaye booked his first television role on the daytime drama “One Life to Live,” in the role of Patrick Thornhart. After taking time off to pursue other roles on television and stage, Kaye returned to daytime television in 2003 in “Port Charles,” playing his former character’s brother, Ian Thornhart. While there, he earned two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. In 2004 he began playing Zach Slater on “All My Children,” where he garnered two more Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Also, he appeared on the series “Smash.”

In 2020 he received his fifth Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his work in 2019 on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Kaye currently holds the record for being the only performer to be Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor category on three different shows.

Kaye resides on the East Coast with his wife, Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Haskell, and their daughters, Marlowe and McKenna. He commutes weekly to Los Angeles to film THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. His birthday is Feb. 22. Follow him on Instagram at @iamthorstenkaye, Facebook at @iamthorstenkaye, and on Twitter at @iamthorstenkaye.