Whip Jones on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL may look familiar to viewers because his portrayer, Rick Hearst, has played roles on many other soap operas over the years. But if you don’t remember his B&B character, we’re here to help! Hearst played Whip for one stint in 2002 and then returned again in 2009 before being written off the canvas in 2011.
Whipple “Whip” Jones first appeared working in PR for Forrester Creations, a position he’d held for many years before being shown on screen. Ridge Forrester was attempting to take control of the company away from his ex and current CEO, Brooke Logan. When her attempt to solidify the family resulted in Whip being passed over for a promotion in favor of Deacon Sharpe, he grew bitter and resentful.
After Stephanie Forrester humiliated Brooke by revealing her unplanned pregnancy at a press conference, Whip quickly stepped in and claimed he was the father, confusing everyone as they didn’t realize he and Brooke were involved. Knowing that the baby’s father was really Deacon, who at the time was married to Brooke’s daughter, Bridget Forrester, Whip used this to blackmail Brooke into improving his station in life. During the blackmail, Whip developed genuine feelings for Brooke but was unable to get her to return his love. He did, however, convince her to marry him to avoid Deacon, but once the truth about the baby came out, they split up, and Whip transferred himself to Forrester International.
In 2009, Stephanie hired Whip to run PR for Jackie M as well as hoping he’d steal Brooke away from Ridge. But Whip instead began a relationship with Ridge’s other ex, Taylor Hayes. Despite Brooke and Ridge assuming the pair were just getting together to spite them, Whip and Taylor continued seeing each other and eventually got married. After Whip advised Thomas Forrester to do something big to attract attention at a Forrester fashion show, the young man kissed Brooke, which created a scandal, but also had the side effect of bringing Taylor and Ridge back together.
Whip warned Ridge to stay away from his wife, and their marriage suffered when Taylor was unable to resist her lingering feelings for her ex. After Taylor ate hallucinogenic berries Thomas had brought back from the island where he and Brooke had been stranded, she went crazy and had sex with Whip believing him to be Ridge. Ultimately, Whip divorced Taylor, quit Jackie M, and hasn’t been seen since.