|Justin Cruz, left, and B&B star Jacob Young, right, pose next to a 2012 |
V-series Cadillac CTS-V for sale at the new J Star Motorsports in Roy.
Photo Credit: Steven Wyble
Young told the Nisqually Valley News his family had deep roots in Washington, including four generations that have lived in Roy.
Young attended McKenna Elementary School with Cruz where they participated in choir together, and Young gained an appreciation for acting in school plays and musicals. It led to him pursuing acting opportunities after moving to California as a teenager.
He landed the part of Rick Forrester on B&B in 1997 after only three months of auditioning. He later played starring roles in GENERAL HOSPITAL (Lucky Spencer) and ALL MY CHILDREN (JR Chandler) before returning to B&B in 2010.
Despite his success in New York and Los Angeles, Young told the paper a piece of his heart always belonged to Roy.
"The further you go away from home, the more you wish to be (there)," he said. "Every time I came back home I missed it that much more. Sometimes in life you take for granted things that you have, the simplicity of life that’s around you. Something’s to be said about the day-to-day of a small town in a community, and how it thrives and works together. It’s like a puzzle that fits together sort of neatly. And I miss that."
Young has always been passionate about cars, and Cruz has been selling cars at a profit since high school, so a car dealership seemed like the perfect opportunity.