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  • Born

    14 July 1970 (age 53)

  • Born In

    Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway

There are two artists by this name:

1) Jacob Young (born 1970) is a Norwegian guitarist, bandleader, improviser and jazz composer whose sensibilities have been shaped both by the history of the music as it has unfolded in the North and by his deep knowledge of the American jazz tradition, studied also at first hand.

Jacob´s debut album This is You was released in 1995. The follow-up album Pieces of Time was released in 1997. A third album Glow was released in 2001. The fourth album Evening Falls was released worldwide for the ECM label in 2004.

Jacob has played with such musicians as Arve Henriksen, Trygve Seim, Nils Petter Molvær, Mats Eilertsen, Per Oddvar Johansen, Christian Wallumrød, Karin Krog and many more.

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2) Jacob Young (born Jacob Wayne Young on September 10, 1979 in Renton, Washington) is an American soap opera actor and singer. He was raised in Tillamook, Oregon and Roy, Washington, and moved to San Diego, California at age 17 with his mom. In the summer of 2006, he became engaged to his long time girlfriend Christen Stewart, a model.

He played Rick Forrester on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful from December 31, 1997 to September 15, 1999. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1999.

Jacob played the part of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital for three years from February 25, 2000 until February 10, 2003. In 2002, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor and was named "Sexiest Soap Star" by People magazine.

Even though he does not appear to be a large guy, he is very muscular and well-toned, having been a wrestler in high school. In an interview some years ago, he admitted that he purposely wore a loose-fitting shirt to his GH audition so he wouldn't look too muscular. He was replacing Jonathan Jackson, who was quite thin.

Young has played the character of Adam "J.R." Chandler, Jr. on All My Children since October 1, 2003. In 2005, he was again nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor.

He played "Hunter" in the movie "The Girl Next Door." From May through August 20, 2006, he starred in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, in the role of Lumiere.

On September 11, 2001, Artemis Records released Young's self-titled CD.

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