Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseLaurette Spang-McCook, Juliet Prowse, Marilyn McPherson
FactAttended Long Beach State University

John McCook is an American actor. He was born on June 20, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. His parents were John Charles McCook and Ruth McCook. He has two sisters, Mary and Nancy. He attended high school at the Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford. He then studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

McCook’s career began on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, where he played the role of Lance Prentiss from 1975 to 1980. He then played the role of Eric Forrester on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 1987 to present. McCook has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, and Murder, She Wrote.

McCook has been married three times. His first wife was Lissa Layng (m. 1968-1972). His second wife was Juliet Prowse (m. 1977-1996). His third wife is Laurette Spang (m. 1999-present). He has four children: Charles McCook, Bria McCook, Brooke McCook, and Chad McCook.

McCook has a net worth of $8 million. His salary is $1 million per year.

General Info

Full NameJohn McCook
Height1.87 m
EducationCalifornia State University, Long Beach


SpouseLaurette Spang-McCook, Juliet Prowse, Marilyn McPherson
ChildrenMolly McCook, Seth McCook, Becky McCook, Jake McCook


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Invincible Iron Man, Scorned 2, Cathedral Canyon, The Rear Guard, Epoch, Operation Cobra, To Love Again
TV ShowsThe Bold and the Beautiful, Code Name: Foxfire

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1Four children: Seth McCook, from his marriage to Juliet Prowse; and Jake McCook, Becky McCook and Molly McCook, from his current marriage to Laurette Spang.
2Attended Long Beach State University




David's Dinosaur2016post-productionProfessor Henry Longbottom
The Bold and the Beautiful1987-2016TV SeriesEric Forrester / Himself
Cathedral Canyon2013Senator Johnson
The Young and the Restless1976-2013TV SeriesEric Forrester Lance Prentiss
Christmas Without You2012ShortJohn
ACME Hollywood Dream Role2012TV Series
Post Media Center2011Video short
Indie2010TV MovieTony
The Invincible Iron Man2007VideoHoward Stark (voice)
Plot 72007Dean Routsong
Body of Work2006ShortDr. David Hoffman
Arrested Development2005TV Series"Scandal Makers" Narrator
Epoch2001TV MovieThe President
Acapulco H.E.A.T.1998TV SeriesLyle Decker
Scorned 21997Dr. Greenfield
The New WKRP in Cincinnati1991TV SeriesGeorge
Newhart1989TV SeriesBrad Pettibone
The New Leave It to Beaver1987TV SeriesCaptain James
Amazing Stories1986-1987TV SeriesJerry Lane / M.C.
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesRobert
Sidekicks1987TV SeriesBob Small
Simon & Simon1986TV SeriesZachary Tucker / Chandler 'Doc' McKay
Our House1986TV SeriesMr. Cathcart
L.A. Law1986TV SeriesBarry Graham
New Love, American Style1986TV Series
Blacke's Magic1986TV SeriesKen Killiard
Highway to Heaven1986TV SeriesTodd Jeffries
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesHarrison Fraser III
Remington Steele1986TV SeriesNorman Austin
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues1985TV MovieDr. Kenner
Code Name: Foxfire1985TV SeriesLarry Hutchins
Robert Kennedy and His Times1985TV Mini-SeriesInterrogator
Matt Houston1985TV SeriesFrank Denton
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesGameshow Host
Alice1983-1984TV SeriesHarry Parker / Customer #1
Domestic Life1984TV SeriesLance
Magnum, P.I.1983-1984TV SeriesNolan Atherton / F. Scott Fitzgerald / Roland Martine, Prince of Turbia
Fantasy Island1982-1984TV SeriesSteven Curry / Captain Fitzhugh Ross / Mr. Ross
Masquerade1984TV Series
Hotel1984TV SeriesDr. Frank Chapman
For Love and Honor1983TV Series
Family Ties1983TV SeriesTuxedo Man
Trapper John, M.D.1980-1983TV SeriesBrian Oppenheim / Scott Nelson
Dynasty1983TV SeriesFred
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesDamian / Dr. Porter
Romance Theatre1982TV SeriesRoss
Three's Company1981-1982TV SeriesAlan / Doug Cooper
Diff'rent Strokes1982TV SeriesTom Wallace
Harper Valley P.T.A.1981TV SeriesCalvin Kendall
Too Close for Comfort1981TV SeriesBuck Krulik
Tourist1980TV MoviePepi Virgil
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesMark Bridges
CHiPs1980TV SeriesRay Conner
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm1977TV MoviePrince Charming (segment "Cinderella")
The Rear Guard1976TV MovieDon Crawford
The Blue Sextet1971Bud
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1971TV SeriesCaptain Shafer
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Deputy (uncredited)
Bracken's World1970TV SeriesWounded G.I.
Dragnet 19671968-1969TV SeriesOff. Keefer / Ed Hillier / Off. Nick Jeffries
Run for Your Life1968TV SeriesBuck
First to Fight1967Ford (uncredited)
Mister Roberts1965TV SeriesStefanowski Seaman Stefanowski Lee Helmsman
Hank1965TV Series2nd Student / Gerald Eskow
My Blood Runs Cold1965Owen
No Time for Sergeants1964-1965TV SeriesAirman / Jim Kinney


The Bold and the Beautiful1990TV Series performer - 1 episode


Serial Scoop Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Young and the Restless2013TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2009TV MovieHimself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesGuest Host
CBS: 50 Years from Television City2002TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Aloha Parade1998TV MovieHimself - Host
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1997TV SpecialHimself
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1987TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Beat the Clock1979TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1978-1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Mitzi... What's Hot, What's Not1978TV SpecialHimself
After Hours: Singin', Swingin' and All That Jazz1977TV MovieHimself
After Hours: From Janice, John, Mary and Michael, with Love1976TV MovieHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Bold and the Beautiful2008-2016TV SeriesEric Forrester


Won Awards

1977SoapySoapy AwardsMost Exciting New ActorThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Nominated Awards

2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
1998Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActorThe Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActorThe Bold and the Beautiful (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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