Raised in London, Thorsten came to the United States in 1985 on a track (decathlon) scholarship to the United States International University in San Diego. Thorsten majored in physical education and minored in drama, but ultimately changed his major to drama and received his bachelor's degree in fine arts.
After a rugby tour through Europe, Kaye enrolled in graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he earned his master's degree in theater and theater history. Although he fondly remembers his first professional role as that of the "Wicked Witch of the West" when he was 17 years old in England, Thorsten portrayed some of the most memorable characters in classical theater, from Macbeth to Mark Antony, while a member of the Hilberry Repertory Company in Detroit.
Thorsten then moved to Los Angeles, where he garnered roles in various television projects, including the miniseries, Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever, before moving to New York to accept the role of Patrick Thornhart on One Life to Live. He later landed the role of Ian Thornhart on Port Charles.
Kaye has an extensive portfolio of work in television, film, and theatre. In addition to his work on soaps, he has appeared in numerous TV shows including Sliders, Law & Order, Nothing Lasts Forever, and Air America. On the London stage, he's performed in such plays as The Winter's Tale, Love for Love, and Tartuffe. A seasoned Shakespearean actor, he has performed in Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, Twelfth Night, and The Taming of the Shrew, among other productions. After working with David Worth (Bloodsport) in the film The Prophet's Game -- starring Dennis Hopper -- Mr. Kaye re-teamed with the director in the thriller Shark Attack II. He has also appeared in the feature films The Silencers, Deadly Desire, and The Bone Collector.
Kaye has also published a book of original poetry, entitled From Timber Ridge to Daymer Gardens, with Dorothy Bridges, widow of actor Lloyd Bridges. Proceeds from the book, which accompanied a CD release of the same name, go to Give Kids the World, a charity for sick children.
When not working, Thorsten enjoys music, literature, riding American motorcycles, and hockey; he is also a huge Miami Dolphins fan.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mainz, (West) Germany
DATE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1966
MARITAL STATUS: Long-time companion of Susan Haskell
CHILDREN: Daughter, McKenna [Feb 27, 2003]; daughter, Marlowe Marann [Jan 28, 2007, at 9:38 p.m.; weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz.]