Forbes was suddenly fired from his job on One Life to Live in May of 2008 when his character, Nash, was killed off. The actor says he's "so utterly baffled" by the turn of events.
In order to play "Jesse" on the series Mutant X, Forbes and his castmates were enrolled in a "boot camp" for three weeks. The "camp" included training in wire work, gymnastics, and martial arts.
Forbes admits that his favorite "forbidden food" is Doritos. Although the treats make his face swell, he claims they are too good to pass up.
While working as a model, Forbes appeared in ads for Nautica, Giorgio Armani, and Tommy Hilfiger. He also participated in runway shows and on numerous billboards.
In late 2007, Forbes and his wife purchased a home in New York's Catskills region. The couple also own a home in California which they rent out.
Forbes admits to being a "YouTube junkie." He loves to watch homemade videos posted by One Life to Live fans, especially if he's in them.
In April 2007, Forbes was named "The Sexiest Man on One Life to Live" by Soap Opera Digest magazine. He believes the title should have gone to co-star Jerry verDorn, whom he has the greatest respect for.
Forbes is a huge fan of The Beatles, AC/DC, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Guns N' Roses. He also loves jazz, country, and classical music as well.
Prior to becoming a model, Forbes worked as a door-to-door watch salesman and a construction worker. It was while selling watches that he was discovered by a modeling agent.
Before deciding to go into the entertainment business, Forbes was enrolled in the pre-med program of McGill University.
While working as a model in New York in 1998, Forbes enrolled in the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where he was given a full scholarship.
Forbes is a fan of all outdoor sports; especially snow skiing, canoeing, and hiking.
Forbes was hired at his first ever audition, appearing in a national ad campaign for Kenner Toys.
Forbes plays several instruments including the guitar, French horn, and piano. He has also studied voice.
Forbes' favorite actors are Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Bacon, James Spader, Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, and Kevin Spacey.
In 2005, Forbes took some comedy classes to add the genre to his acting repertoire. Prior to that he "had no comedy experience" and felt "bored with drama." After the classes he felt more in touch with drama, realizing that "the best drama is somewhat funny."
Forbes was nominated for a "Best Supporting Actor" Award at the Method Fest Film Festival for his work in the film Way off Broadway.
Forbes younger brother, Andy, is a member of the band Museum Pieces. He proudly calls the group "one of his favorites."
Forbes has a "Bacon Number" of 2.
He was in Campfire Stories with Sunrise Coigney,
Sunrise was in In the Cut with Kevin Bacon.
Forbes: (on his favorite blooper moment on television) I was doing this love scene on a soap opera and we're supposed to be rolling around a lot in bed, and by accident I flipped her off the bed and into a wall. It was a sound stage wall and it fell over! We're in our underwear, in this bed with no more sheets and the crew was just dying.
Forbes: (on his All My Children role) I'm surprised I stayed on the show for so long, actually. We never really seemed to get it together with Scott.
Forbes: (on why he left modeling) I was in four countries a week. It sounds amazing, and it was amazing - for a month or two. Then one night I woke up in a complete panic in a Swiss hotel. I was drenched in sweat. I had no idea what month it was, what day it was, what country I was in, what city I was in or why I was there.
Forbes: I come from a family where every man has built his own house. They're not working-class, but they like to pretend that they're working class, hardworking, blue collar.