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Jerry Douglas
(John Abbott)
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 over one hundred television series and feature films, including The FBI, Harry O, The Rockford Files, Police Story, The Streets of San Francisco, House Calls, Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Crash, Walton's Mountain, Night Watch and Melrose Place.

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.

Douglas launched his acting career upon graduation from college, studying with Uta Hagen in New York and Jeff Corey in Los Angeles. 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 playing golf, reading and traveling in his free time.

He and his wife Kym Douglas, entertainment host on the Family Channel's Home and Family Show, have an infant son, Hunter. Douglas has two grown children, Jod and Avra, from a previous marriage.

His birthday is November 12. He stands 6'1" and has light brown hair and brown eyes.