Jim Houghton

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James "Jim" Houghton (b. in Los Angeles, California on November 7, 1948) is an American actor and writer.

Houghton was an original castmember of the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, in which he played Greg Foster. His most prominent role is that of Kenny Ward on the long-running prime time soap opera Knots Landing, which he played from 1979-83. In more recent years, Houghton has become a soap opera scriptwriter, working on The Young and the Restless and also The Bold and The Beautiful.

Houghton is the son of Twilight Zone producer Buck Houghton, and his sister, Mona Houghton, is also a television writer. James and Mona collaborated on three of the scripts for Knots Landing in 1982.

Houghton is seen on the cover of the Warren Zevon album, "The Envoy".

Positions held

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • Script Writer (2006–2007)

Knots Landing (CBS)
  • Actor: as Kenny Ward (1979–1983)
  • Writer (1982, 3 episodes)

The Colbys (ABC)
  • Actor: as Cash Cassidy (1986–1987)

The Young and the Restless (CBS)
  • Script Writer (2006)
  • Breakdown Writer (1991–2006)
  • Actor: as Greg Foster (Original Cast Member: 1973 - 1976)

Code R (CBS)
  • Actor: as Rick Wilson (1977)

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards
  • WINS (1992, 1997, 2000, 2006; Best Writing Team; The Young And The Restless)
  • NOMINATIONS (1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2005; Best Writing; Y&R)
Writers Guild of America Award
  • WGA WINS (2002 & 2005 Season; The......
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