Birth Date: November 12, 1932 / Age: 81
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Lives Today: Encino, California, USA
Biography: Jerry Douglas joined cast of The Young and the Restless in March, 1982, as John Abbott, the patriarch of the Abbott family and the wealthy chairman of Jabot Cosmetics.
Over the span of his career, Douglas has starred in numerous television series, including The Rockford Files, Police Story, The Streets of San Francisco, House Calls, Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Night Watch and Melrose Place. He has appeared in many television commercials and has been the national spokesperson for Cadillac and Whirlpool.
His feature film credits include Avalanche, Looker, Mommie Dearest and Oliver Stone's JFK.
Douglas was born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He won a football scholarship to Brandeis University, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in economics. He launched his acting career upon graduation from college, studying with Uta Hagen in New York and Jeff Corey in Los Angeles.
In addition to acting, Douglas is also a screenwriter and develops projects through his production company, Jovra Films. He donates his time to Variety Clubs and the Salvation Army charities, and enjoys coaching Little League, playing golf, reading and traveling in his free time. He also has a passion for singing, and has performed in his "Rat Pack" style at concerts in Canada, France and Australia.
Douglas, his wife Kym and their son, Hunter, live in Encino, California. Douglas has two grown children, Jod and Avra, from a previous marriage.