Kaye is best known for his roles on ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Patrick Thornhart) and PORT CHARLES (Ian Thornhart) for which he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as ALL MY CHILDREN (Zach Slater) for which he was also nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. His additional credits include a recurring role on SMASH (Nick Felder).
"Thorsten's powerful screen presence and vast range as an actor has intrigued me for years," said THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. "The timing was right, so I took the opportunity to cast him in the role of Ridge Forrester. I'm confident Thorsten will make this role unique on every level."
Watch a promo for Ridge's return below:
For more than two decades, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has explored the entangled lives, passionate loves, high-stakes battles, loyalties, tragedies and the inspiring triumphs of the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families. With sensuality, complex characters and intricate and compelling storylines, B&B is at its core a gripping tale of high-fashion glamour, honor and most importantly family. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which celebrated its 26th anniversary on March 23, 2013, is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. ET; 12:30-1 p.m. PT) on CBS.