In a statement released by the actor in late February, Goldin told “GL” fans of his plans to leave the soap at the end of his contract. Most likely aware of what the future would hold, the actor ended his statement with this comment “stay tuned and I’ll be back real soon, just wait and see! It won’t be long!”
Ricky Paull Goldin will be the fifth actor to take on the role of Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) baby brother, Jake. Michael Scaleri played the role from 1983-1988. Michael Brainard played the role from 1988 to 1991. Michael Lowry played the role from 1996 to March 2000 in which time Jake was involved with Liza Colby (Marcy Walker). J. Eddie Peck stepped into the role in the summer of 2000, in which time the character was involved with Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) among othera, and lasted in the role until 2003.