Winsor Harmon III grew up in Rockwall, Texas, where he was a star running back. A year after earning a football scholarship to Texas A&M, he moved to Hollywood to pursue his childhood dream of acting. He now lives in the Los Angeles area with his second wife, their son (Winsor Harmon IV), his stepdaughter (Jade), and his daughter (August) from a previous relationship. He's still an avid sportsman and enjoys horseback riding, motorcycling, and martial arts.
Winsor's acting ambitions were briefly sidetracked when those heartland good looks and chiseled frame made him a successful model. He even spent three years as the Marlboro Man but never lost the desire to act. He broke through in 1994, when he joined the cast of "All My Children." Two years later, Winsor became perennial underdog Thorne Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Winsor recorded a country album, "Stars of Texas," and released it on an independent label in 2002. It features a song about a stripper ("Megan") that he co-wrote with his current wife, who's also a musician.