Anthony Turpel is an American-born actor, who is possibly best known for his appearances in the TV series “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “No Good Nick.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Anthony Joseph Turpel hails from Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 26 January 2000, which makes him 23 years old as of 2023. He was brought up alongside his older sister and half-brother in Providence, Rhode Island. His father is a former actor whereas his mother is a retired trooper. Anthony has disclosed that his mother is one of his greatest influences, who has always encouraged him to focus on fulfilling his dream of becoming a Hollywood icon. The German-English actor, Thorsten Kaye previously took Turpel under his wing, and taught him about Shakespearean projects and acting in general. Anthony portrayed the Lollipop Guild in the play “The Wizard of Oz” when he was five years old.
Hobbies and Interests
Anthony is an outdoorsy person who is very adventurous – he loves going to Disneyland, where he was previously spotted having a log flume ride at Splash Mountain.
He also enjoys attending celebrity events and award ceremonies together with his parents and siblings – he was spotted at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony, which was held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Turpel is keen on traveling and his career has taken him to several overseas destinations such as Russia, Paris in France, London in England, and Italy.
He also likes playing video games with friends.
His favorite dishes are Italian cuisine.
Moreover, Turpel loves watching late-night films and his favorite actors are Scarlett Johansson and Tom Holland.
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One of Turpel’s earliest roles was in a TV commercial for the Trivial Pursuit board game; he also appeared in a commercial for Jack-in-the-Box and Dodge. Turpel was 15 years old when he made his TV debut in the late-night talk show “Comedy Bang! Bang!” in 2015. In the same year, he made one-episode appearances in the acclaimed Nickelodeon sitcom, “Henry Danger”, and the CBS sitcom “Life in Pieces.”
Rise to Prominence
In 2016, Turpel landed his career-defining role of R.J. Forrester in the long-running CBS TV soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.”, set in Los Angeles’ glamorous fashion scene, chronicling the businesses and lives of the powerful and wealthy Forester family. Behind the glamour and glitz, the Forrester family encounters many problems related to alcoholism, deaths, and divorces. Before Turpel, the character of R.J. Forester was portrayed by Ridge Perkett (2007-2009), Jack Horan (2011), and Mace Coronel (2013 and 2014) – Turpel appeared in 95 episodes from 2016-2018. For his praised performance, the Californian actor was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. He was replaced by the actor Joshua Hoffman, who joined the cast in 2023.
In 2019, Turpel was selected to portray Freddie in two episodes of the Fox/ABC procedural series “9-1-1”, and in the same year, he portrayed Will in four episodes of the Netflix sitcom “No Good Nick,” which starred the likes of Siena Agudong, Kalama Epstein, and Lauren Lindsey Donzis.
Turpel’s next major role came in 2020 when he was selected to join the cast of the Hulu/Disney+ teen comedy-drama “Love, Victor” as Felix Weston. Felix is a quirky, humorous, and charismatic teenager who is good friends with the titular character, Victor (Michael Cimino), who has just joined Creekwood High School and follows his journey of self-discovery, struggling with sexual orientation and domestic challenges. He befriends Simon (Nick Robinson), hoping that he will help him navigate the challenges he faces at school. The drama also starred Cimino as Victor Salazar, George Sear as Benji, Rachel Hilson as Mia Brooks, and Mason Gooding as Andrew. Turpel appeared in 28 episodes (2020-2022). Concurrently, he made a one-episode appearance in the drama “This Is Us.”
In 2022, Turpel made a brief appearance in the NBC sci-fi “Quantum Leap.” The series starred the likes of Mason Alexander, Caitlin Bassett, Raymond Lee, and Nanrisa Lee.
In 2022, he starred alongside Jerry O’Connell and Bailee Madison in the Patrick Lussier-directed mystery horror film “Play Dead.” In the same year, he appeared in the short film “Baby Blue” and most recently in 2023, he appeared in another short film entitled “Angeles.”
In 2017, Turpel appeared as an interviewee in an episode of “Soap Central.” 2021 saw him appear in an episode of the TV program “Celebrity Page.” Turpel has appeared in several podcasts such as “Courageous Nerd” (2020-2023), “Girl Stuff Podcast” (2022), and “The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast.”
Social Media Presence
Turpel is active on Instagram (@anthony_turpel) with around 210,000 followers. He uploaded his first post on 19 March 2015. He joined Twitter (@AnthonyTurpel) in September 2016 and has accumulated about 13,000 followers as of late 2023. His Twitter description is ‘That lanky awkward neighbor.’ Turpel uses his social media handles to update his fans about his recent and upcoming projects and to endorse brands.
Turpel has remained tight-lipped about his love life, and hasn’t introduced anyone as his girlfriend. He’s unmarried and without any children as of 2023; “The Bold and the Beautiful” actor is seemingly focused on his career.
Turpel is good friends with his “Love, Victor” co-star, Mason Gooding. Mason is the son of the popular American actor Cuba Gooding Jr., and was born in Los Angeles, California, under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 12 November 1996, which makes him 27 years old as of 2023. He’s known for his appearances in the TV series “Ballers.” Gooding is also recognized for his performance in two of the “Scream” slasher film series, and the comedy film “Booksmart.” Turpel says that he loved Gooding’s performance, and enjoyed working with him on the TV series.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Turpel is of Caucasian ethnicity and has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. He is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs); the actor wears shoe size 7(US). Turpel’s chest, waist, hips, and bicep sizes are 41ins, 30ins, 37ins, and 14ins respectively. Two of his distinctive features include a cleft chin and a birthmark on one of his cheeks.
Turpel has accumulated a good sum from his acting endeavors. He also earns from commercials and brand endorsement deals, and so his net worth is approximately $2 million as of 2023.