Actor Todd McKee is set to return to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Jake Maclaine on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 7. But for newer viewers who aren’t familiar with the character, we’ve got a little background information on the guy. Plus, we’ll explain why he might look a little familiar to longtime soap fans!
McKee joined the cast of B&B back in 1990 as Jake, but before that, he was best known for playing Ted Capwell on the NBC sudser SANTA BARBARA, a role he portrayed from the soap’s premiere in 1984 until 1989. You might also recognize him in from primetime appearances in episodes of MELROSE PLACE, CSI, and 7TH HEAVEN.
Jake was the younger brother of Margo Maclaine, who was played by Lauren Koslow (now Kate, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). Although she wanted nothing to do with the sibling who had abandoned their family, Margo softened towards him when he confessed that their father had sexually abused him when he was younger. She attempted to heal the wounds between Jake and their father, Ben, but the patriarch flatly denied any abuse. Eventually, Margo recalled their uncle, Charlie, had been living in the house at the time and when she went to confront him, saved Jake’s life in the process.
Jake was a former tennis pro who was romantically tied to Felicia, Donna, and Macy. After he confessed to stealing the BeLieF formula to protect Macy, he and Margo returned to their home in Wisconsin. However, in 2007, Jake reappeared working as a “jack of all trades” at Forrester Creations, doing technical work and production for their various fashion shows and press events. Jake was seen for a couple of episodes in 2016, first coordinating a Forrester fashion show, and then helping Ridge by digging a massive heart in the sand to woo Brooke.
His most recent appearance was in July of 2018 when Jake was on hand to help keep the Hope for the Future show go off without a hitch… which, as typical for the Forresters, didn’t end up happening! Stay tuned to see what Jake is up to this time around, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!