Jake hasn’t been a major part of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL in a while, so we’ve got a little background information on the guy for you in case you’re curious about his past. Actor Todd McKee joined the cast of B&B back in 1990 and has appeared on a recurring basis over the years, but before that, he was best known for playing Ted Capwell on the NBC sudser SANTA BARBARA. You might also recognize him in from primetime appearances in episodes of MELROSE PLACE, CSI, and 7TH HEAVEN.
Jake Maclaine 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 Forrester, Donna Logan, and Macy Alexander. 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 dig a massive heart in the sand so Ridge could woo Brooke.
In July 2018, Jake was on hand to help the Hope for the Future show go off without a hitch… which, as typical for the Forresters, didn’t end up happening! And then in 2019, he informed Charlie and Ridge about the dangerous chemicals in the industrial washing machines on the property but assured them everything was perfectly safe. (It wasn’t!) Stay tuned to see if Jake shows up again!