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Ricky Paull Goldin
Born January 5, 1965 (age 45)
San Francisco, California

Richard (Ricky) Paull Goldin (born January 5, 1965) is an American actor. He is currently in the cast of All My Children as Jake Martin since April 2008. He left Guiding Light as Gus Aitoro in April 2008.




Movies, theater, and prime-time television

In 1985, aged 20, Goldin starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, Hail to the Chief, playing the son of the first female President of the United States (played by Patty Duke). He also hosted a short-lived docu-dating show called Street Match in 1993, which aired on prime-time on ABC.

Goldin appeared in the made-for-TV movie entitled The Face in 1996 with Yasmine Bleeth. The film was also called A Face to Die For. Goldin also appeared in the made-for-TV movie entitled Talk to Me in 1996 with Yasmine Bleeth. He appeared in the movie Lambada and on Broadway as Danny Zuko in a revival of the musical Grease. He also appeared in one episode of ALF, acting as Danny (Linn's boyfriend). Ricky Paul Goldin had a recurring role on the 1980's sitcom "Kate and Allie" as Allie's daughter, Jenny's boyfriend, Justin.

Daytime television

Among other television roles, he is best known for his role as Gus Aitoro on the long-running soap opera Guiding Light. He portrayed the role from 2001 until his character was killed off on April 1, 2008 and has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.

Prior to Guiding Light, Goldin was best known for portraying Dean Frame on the daytime drama Another World, a role he played from 1990 to 1993, from 1994 to 1995, and again briefly in 1998. He also appeared on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless in the role of stalker Gary Dawson (1999-2000, 2001).

Goldin has appeared in several promotions on behalf of Guiding Light. In 2005, fans voted Goldin and former co-star Beth Ehlers and their characters, Gus and Harley, as the top couple in "The Most Irresistible Combination" contest (which was partially sponsored by Procter & Gamble, the company that produces Guiding Light). Goldin appeared in a promotion for the product "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", which was being promoted by Procter & Gamble.

It was announced on March 5, 2008 (a week after he announced he would be leaving the role of Gus on Guiding Light) that Goldin would be joining All My Children in the recast role of Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin.

Personal life

Goldin was born in San Francisco, California, the son of British-born parents PJ Goldin, an actress, and Professor Paul Goldin, a magician and hypnotist.[1] His uncle is British film director Jack Gold.

Goldin was engaged to be married to actresses Yasmine Bleeth in 1995 and Priscilla Taylor in 2001. In 2001, Goldin married British film producer Emma Ford, but the marriage was annulled in 2002.

Goldin's co-stars have said that he could take on a second career as an interior designer; Stephanie Gatschet said, "He has the nicest apartment I've ever seen in my life."[2]


  1. ^ Paul Goldin - Obituaries, Unsorted -
  2. ^ "Buzz". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 8.  

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