Jess Walton Bio | Wiki
Jess Walton is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Jill Abbott in the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, and Kelly Harper in the CBS soap opera Capitol. Additionally, Jess has also starred in the 2018 movie Christmas with a View and Wasted in Babylon in 1999.
Jess served as a claims adjuster, for the Ontario Hospital Services Commission, in Canada in her first job. Moreover, she entered rehabilitation, for her drug and alcohol addiction, in 1980. Her acting mentor is Jeanne Cooper.
Jess Walton Age
Jess was born on February 18, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. She is 73 years old.
Jess Walton Height
She is a woman of above-average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.7 m).
Jess Walton Family
She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to her father Frank Walton, and her mother. Jess was, however, raised in Toronto, Canada. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Jess Walton Husband
Jess was previously married to Bruce Davison. The couple held their wedding on May 20, 1972, and divorced in 1973. Later, she married. John James from 1980 until his death in August 2021. John served as an author and founder of The Grief Recovery Institute. Jess and John had a son together named Cole James and she is a stepmom of Alison James.
Jess Walton Education
She attended Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School. Later, Jess left home at the age of 17 and joined a Toronto theater company. In 1969, she moved to Hollywood and in the next year, signed with Universal Studios.
Jess Walton Young And The Restless
In 1987, Jess joined the cast of the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, as Jill Foster Abbott. Originally, the role was portrayed by Brenda Dickson, who departed in 1980, and it was first recast by Deborah Adair. In 1983, Dickson returned to the role and was replaced by Jess in 1987. Moreover, Jess received a Daytime Emmy Award in 1997 for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Jill.
Additionally, she received nominations in 1996, 2000, and 2017. Jess also won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1991, after a nomination in 1990. The Young and the Restless focused on two core families originally, the wealthy Brooks family and the working class Foster family. Moreover, after a series of recasts and departures in the early 1980s, all the original characters except Jill Foster Abbott became written out.
Jess Walton Net Worth
She earns her wealth from her career. therefore, she has amassed a fortune over the years. Jess’ estimated net worth is $8 million.
Who Is Jess Walton
Jess is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Jill Abbott in the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, and Kelly Harper in the CBS soap opera Capitol.
Who Is Jess Walton Husband
Jess currently is not married and does not have a husband. She was previously married to her late husband John James from 1980 until his death in August 2021. They had two children Cole and Alison.
Did Jess Walton Play On Gunsmoke
Yes. Jess played Patricia Colby in 1973 Gunsmoke.