Jacob Young - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 17, 2022

Jacob Young
Nick Name: Jake the Snake
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: All My Children (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 10, 1979 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jacob Wayne Young
Birth Place: Renton, Washington, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Michael Young Sr.
Mother's Name: Rhonda Young
Siblings: 3

Michael Young Jr. (older brother)
Tiffany Young (sister)
Charity Applegate (sister)

Ethnicity: Irish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 13, 2007
Wife's Name: Christen Steward

Julie Costello 

Children: 3

Luke Wayne Young (son)
Molly Lynn Young (daughter)
Grace Elizabeth Young (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jacob Young?

Jacob Young is an actor by profession. He is well known for starring in All My Children as JR Chandler, The Bold and the Beautiful as Rick Forrester, General Hospital as Lucky Spencer, and The Walking Dead as Deaver.

Jacob Young – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jacob Young was born Jacob Wayne Young on September 10, 1979, in Renton, Washington, USA. His mother’s name is Rhonda Young and his father’s name is Michael Young Sr. His parents raised him in Loveland, Colorado, and Roy, Washington with his three siblings- older brother Michael Young Jr. and sisters Tiffany Young and Charity Applegate.

At the age of 17, he and his mother moved to San Diego, California. Following his parent's divorce, his mother remarried Edward Vasquez.

young Jacob Young (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

The educational history of Jacob Young is still vacant. He did attend Yelm High School for a short time in the early 1990s and was in high school plays. He worked as a waiter at Denny's to put himself through private school. Fortunately, he was discovered by a  customer who helped him get auditions.

His ethnicity is Irish.

Jacob Young – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jacob Young married his longtime girlfriend Christen Steward on 13 May 2007 after getting engaged in April 2006. Their wedding was held at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Steward works as a model. With his wife, he has three children- son Luke Wayne Young (born Nov 25, 2008) and daughters Molly Lynn Young (born Aug 28, 2013), and Grace Elizabeth Young (born March 20, 2016).

His marriage with Julie Costello, who is also an actress, had ended in divorce.

Jacob Young and Christen Steward with their children (Image: Instagram- posted Sept 2020)

Jacob Young – Career

Early Days

Young began his career in the year 1997, at the age of 17, his debut role being as Rick Forrester in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. He played the character, which gained him profound recognition in Hollywood, until 1999. He was also a series regular in General Hospital (2000-2003) as Lucky Spencer and guest-starred as Dean Torrance in the 2000 episode of The Beach Boys: An American Family.

Finally, in 2003, he was cast as JR Chandler in the TV soap opera All My Children. This is his breakthrough role and Jacob Young portrayed the character for 839 episodes, until 2011.

Jacob Young (right) with General Hospital  cast (Image: soapsindepth)

Films, Series

Jacob Young has also appeared in episodes of the TV series The Bold and the Beautiful (2011-2018), Hope & Faith (2004), One Life to Live (2005), Days of Our Lives (2011), The Young and the Restless (2014), Beacon Hill (2020), The Walking Dead (2021) as Deaver.

Moreover, he has starred in TV films Killer Vacation (2018), Christmas Made to Order (2018), When Vows Break (2019), and The Road Home for Christmas (2019). Young has also worked in the films The Girl Next Door (2004), Psycho Granny (2019), etc.


On the set of The Walking Dead, Jacob Young has worked alongside Cassady McClincy, Michael James Shaw, Paola Lázaro, Angel Theory, and Margot Bingham.

Karla Mosley, Jacob Young in The Bold and the Beautiful (Image: GLAAD)

Jacob Young – Awards, Nominations

For his TV work, Young has been nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards, among which he won one in 2002 for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

Jacob Young – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Young is estimated at around $4 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Jacob Young – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Jacob Young is active on Instagram and Twitter but is absent from Facebook.

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