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Meet 'B&B's Newest Cast Member Tanner Novlan

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By Carol Cassada

After a three month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, "The Bold and the Beautiful" returned last week with new episodes.

There were plenty of surprises in store for the return, including the introduction of a new character.

Viewers saw the debut of B&B's newest resident Dr. John "Finn" Finnegan.

The character is played by actor Tanner Novlan, who was already gaining attention prior to his debut.

Now that fans have been introduced to Tanner, they can't wait to see more of him and his character.

So to welcome Tanner to the B&B community, let's take a look at some facts about his life.

His Wife Is A Former Soap Actress


Tanner's character is bound to attract the attention from the females on the show.

While his character is single, in real-life Tanner is happily married.

In September 2015, he married actress Kayla Ewell. The couple became parents in July 2019 when Kayla gave birth to their daughter Poppy Marie.

Ewell is best known by fans for her roles on the CW shows "The Vampire Diaries" and "Rosewell, New Mexico."

Prior to working on primetime, Kayla appeared on "The Bold and the Beautiful" from 2004 to 2005. Her character was Caitlin Ramirez, who had brief romances with Rick Forrester and Thomas Forrester.

With her husband now on the CBS soap opera, odds are Kayla's going to be around the set. Since the show is planning to use the real-life spouses for love scenes, odds are Kayla may be used for a few episodes.

But fans are also hoping there's a possibility that the show could bring back her character to create some drama in Los Angeles.

Acting Credits


While Tanner may be a newcomer, he's been acting for years and has built up a resume that includes independent films and televisions shows.

One of his debut roles came in the 2009 movie "Maneater."

Since then his acting credits have grown to include guest appearances on "Parenthood" and "Modern Family."

In 2016, he had a lead role in the indie film "Flatbush Luck," for which he received two award nominations for his work.

Most recently, Tanner had a role on the CW show "Roswell, New Mexico" in which he acted alongside his wife Kayla Ewell.

Liberty Commercial

Tanner Novlan - Twitter

Tanner has a few television and movie credits to his name, but he's most famous for his Liberty Mutual commercial.

In the commercial, Tanner portrays a struggling actor who is trying to film a new ad for the insurance company. However, he continuously flubs his lines.

After failed attempts to get it right, the director decides to use a voiceover for Tanner.

The commercial were a hit and earned Tanner a lot of attention. Even B&B fans couldn't help but poke fun at Tanner's famous ad.

His B&B Character

Tanner Novlan - Twitter

When news broke that Tanner was joining "The Bold and the Beautiful" fans were ecstatic.

Tanner's character Finn was brought on to be a new love interest for Steffy Forrester.

For years, viewers have wanted Steffy to break away from the love triangle with Liam Spencer and Hope Logan, and find a new man.

Well, it looks like their wish is coming true.

With Steffy recovering from the injuries sustained in her motorcycle accident, Finn is going to be her doctor and helping her heal.

Of course before long sparks will fly and romance will be blossoming between the two.

Finn is already winning over the hearts of Steffy fans and they can't wait to see what the future has in store for their characters.

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