Watch any soap opera on television and eventually most of the characters will sleep with each other. If it takes place in a big city or small town, these men and women always end up together before too long. Perhaps the male role is older and wealthy for the reason he gets all of the hot ladies, but that is certainly not the case when it comes to Lawrence Saint-Victor, who is in the type of shape that a number of professional athletes would be jealous of.
“I am currently a contract player on “The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS),”” he says, “and my character’s name is Carter Walton.”
Prior to that, the 31-year-old has been on “Guiding Light,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law and Order,” “Comedy Central’s Onion Sports Dome” and “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.” Due to the long hours he puts in acting, Saint-Victor must rotate his workout schedule to ensure that he gets each and every one of his five days in.
“One week, I will train at 6 AM, and the other, I will do it after midnight,” the Spring Valley, New York native explains.
Because of his profession, Saint-Victor needs to be cognizant of his size and his 6’2”, 208-pound frame is about as wide as he wants to get. “My typical week’s workout is more cardio-based than weights,” he describes. “I do lower weight with higher reps and whatever exercise I am doing, I need to complete three sets of 12-to-15 reps. I prefer to lift heavier, but as an actor, I can’t get too much bigger.”
Before the acting bug bit him, Saint-Victor was always athletic, playing team sports such as basketball and football and also doing martial arts, running track and gymnastics. He began weight training at 17 and has been doing it ever since, similar to his current job.
“I was way too much into sports to do theater during high school, but was always interested in it,” he recalls. “When I enrolled at Rockland Community College, I then decided to give it a try. After two years there, I was accepted into the prestigious Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film at SUNY Purchase.”
And the rest, as they like to say, is history.
LAWRENCE SAINT-VICTOR WEEKLY WORKOUT
Photos: Jason Robert Moore (workout photos), Marc Cartwright (posing)