DC's Top 10 Male Entertainers of 2011
No. 2: Jacob Young, All My Children
When David Canary left Pine Valley as Adam Chandler, it was left to Jacob Young’s JR Chandler to bear the burden as head of the Chandler family. Jacob Young took the reigns and stepped up. Over the years, Young has provided us with more than a few memorable moments, but in 2011 he did some of his best work to-date. We watched with fascination as JR’s drinking and life spiraled out of control. Even though, when confronted by friends and family, he pushed them away, we were still pulling for JR to find his way.
Not even his mother’s, Dixie, (Cady McClain) return from the dead or a visit by his beloved dead wife Babe (Alexa Havins) was enough to get him back on course. In the end, JR wasn’t able to overcome the demons that plagued him and he pulled the trigger that was AMC’s cliffhanger. While we will never know who JR shot, we will never forget Jacob Young’s portrayal of his tragic character.