Jess Walton
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Jess Walton
Genoa City Presence
June 22, 1987 to May 9, 2012 contract; November 2, 2012 to Present, recurring
At A Glance

Jess Walton joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in June 1987.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Walton grew up outside the US -- in Toronto, Canada. She studied at the Toronto Workshop Productions' Repertory Theater for three years and appeared in summer stock and repertory company productions including Uncle Vanya and The Right Honorable Gentleman.

In addition to her work on daytime television, Walton has guest-starred in such television series as Marcus Welby, MD, Starsky and Hutch, Barnaby Jones, and Ironside. She has also starred in the made for television movies Montserrat, You'll Never See Me Again, The Storm, Diary of a Madman, and Mod Squad II.

Walton is married to John W James, a renowned grief recovery authority and co-author of the bestsellter The Grief Recovery Handbook. Walton donates her time to the Grief Recovery Help Line.

Walton and her husband live in Los Angeles with a son, Cole and a daughter, Allison. The family has two dogs and a cat.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Jill Foster
June 22, 1987 to May 9, 2012 contract; November 2, 2012 to Present, recurring

Capitol
Kelly Harper
1986-1987

Kate Columbo
Judy Arno
1979

Return of the Mod Squad
Kate Kelsey
1979

The Hunted Lady
Kate
1977

Barnaby Jones
Doris Carson
1977

Switch
Angel Mendarez
1977

The Streets of San Francisco
Lois Flynn
1976

Baretta
Muriel
1976

Jigsaw John
1976

Starsky and Hutch
Theresa Defusto
1975

Cannon
1975

S.W.A.T.
Carole Ritchie
1975

Gunsmoke
Kattalin Larralde
1975

The Rockford Files
Laura Smith
1975

The Six Million Dollar Man
Ellen Jane Haskell
1975

Ironside
Jennifer
1974

Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love
1974

Toma
1974

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Dr. Janet Oliver
1974

Ironside
Debbie
1973

Gunsmoke
Patricia Colby O'Brien
1973

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Naomi Sobel
1972

Kojak
Cheryl Pope
1974

Griff
Penny Coyle
1973

You'll Never See Me Again
Vicki Bliss
1973

Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1973

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1972-1973

The Victim
Susan Chappel
1972

The Sixth Sense
Lilly Warren
1972

Medical Center
Nancy
1971

The F.B.I.
Mary Douglas
1971

The Young Lawyers
Clara Smith
1970

Medical Center
Nancy
November 10th, 1971

The Guns of Will Sonnett
Abbey Garcia
January 17th, 1969
Acting Portfolio: FILM
Wasted in Babylon
Hellen Cook
1999

Monkeys in the Attic
Elaine
1974

The Peace Killers
Kristy
1971

The Strawberry Statement
Student
1970
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (1997; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1991; for The Young and the Restless)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1996, 1997, 2000, 2017; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1990, 1991; for The Young and the Restless)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2014, 2017; for The Young and the Restless)

Soap Opera Awards Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (1993; for The Young and the Restless)

Soap Opera Awards Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999; for The Young and the Restless)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Raised in Toronto, Canada

DATE OF BIRTH: February 18, 1949

HEIGHT: 5' 7"

HAIR: Brown

EYES: Brown

MARITAL STATUS: Married; John W. James [1980 to Present]

CHILDREN: Two; Son, Cole and daughter, Allison

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