The new doctor on The Bold and the Beautiful has arrived with Tanner Novlan donning the part. Let’s get better acquainted with him!

How long have you been watching The Bold and the Beautiful?

Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the American soap opera first arrived on screens back in March 1987 and was swiftly established as a sister show to The Young and the Restless, which was first broadcast in 1973.

The crossover potential was exciting and over the years, B&B certainly delivered.

Reaching new heights last year, the series aired its 8,000th episode and audiences are thrilled to continue the journey in 2020.

Fortunately, new faces are here to shake things up…

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The new doctor on The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful has a new fan-favourite on the horizon thanks to the casting of Tanner Novlan.

He plays the part of Dr. John Finnegan and has already made quite the impression as Steffy Forrester’s love interest.

Speaking with Soaps in Depth, he opened up about his experience coming aboard:

“It’s definitely a unique experience. But for me, this is my experience. Because it’s my new normal in the sense that I wasn’t working on the show before. So from an actor’s experience, yeah, it’s different. But to tell you the truth, everyone has done a fantastic job making everyone feel extremely safe and following the guidelines.”

He continued: “… as you can see as the episodes have aired, the same drama has been executed. It’s really remarkable.”

Of course, he is addressing the challenges of filming while cooperating with new safety measures as a result of COVID-19.

It’s clearly been a very different acting environment but where exactly may audiences have seen him before?

Tanner Novlan: Age, wife and previous roles

According to IMDb, the 34-year-old actor first appeared on screens in Michael Emanuel’s 2009 film Maneater (he played Roger Raintree).

After appearing in a music video for Sick Puppies’ ‘Maybe’ in 2010 he landed the part of Paul Linoto in an episode of Bones the very same year.

Moving forward, he went on to star in such TV titles as Parenthood (Jake), Rizzoli & Isles (Wayne Bowman), Cold (J.J.), Mohawk Girls (Midas), Letterkenny (Zack Russell Terrier) and Modern Family (Liam).

As for more recent roles, he appeared in episodes of Roswell, New Mexico (Gregory Manes) this year.

His film work, on the other hand, includes such movies as My Best Friend’s Christmas (Grant Hines), Ice: The Movie (Grant), Fallen Stars (Ben) and Flatbush Luck (Jimmy).

For those interested in his love life, it’s also worth noting that he married actress Kayla Ewell in 2015, who plays Caitlin Ramirez on The Bold and the Beautiful; she was also in Freaks and Geeks (Maureen Sampson) and The Vampire Diaries (Vicki Donovan).

The couple share a daughter – Poppy Marie Novlan – who was born in 2019 and you can see plenty of great snaps of them over on Instagram…

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Follow Tanner Novlan on Instagram

If you’re keen to keep up to date with Tanner as he continues to make a splash on The Bold and the Beautiful, it’s worth following him on Instagram.

You can find him over at @tannernovlan_; he currently has 69.7k followers.

There are a wealth of cool and stylish snaps to scroll through.

He broke the casting news on his Insta in a post back in July and fans were quick to congratulate him on the great news.

We’re sure the congratulations will continue to come in now more and more are being introduced to Dr. John Finnegan.

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