|Full name||John Thomas McCook|
|Born||June 20, 1944|
|Birthplace||Ventura, California, United States|
|Soap Character Profile|
|Character||Eric Forrester |
|March 23, 1987|
John McCook is an American actor best known for his roles on soap operas. He has portrayed the Forrester family patriarch, Eric Forrester , on The Bold and the Beautiful from the shows debut on March 23, 1987 to present. The character appeared briefly on The Young and the Restless in 1993, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2008, 2013, and 2017.