Richard Paull "Ricky" Goldin (born January 5, 1965) is an American actor, producer, director and television personality.He is known for his roles in daytime drama as Jake Martin in ABC's All My Children.

In 2005, fans voted Goldin and former co-star Beth Ehlers and their characters, Gus and Harley Cooper, as the top couple in "The Most Irresistible Combination" contest (which was partially sponsored by Procter & Gamble, the company that produced Guiding Light).

Goldin appeared in a promotion for the product I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! On March 5, 2008, a week after he announced he would be leaving the role of Gus on Guiding Light, Goldin joined All My Children in the recast role of Dr. In 2010, he was nominated for his third Daytime Emmy Award, his first for his work on All My Children, in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category.

In 2011, he was nominated again, this time in the Outstanding Lead Actor category for All My Children.

In 2001, Goldin began portraying Gus Aitoro on the longest-running, but now canceled, soap opera Guiding Light on CBS.

He portrayed the role from 2001 until his character was killed off on April 1, 2008.

Goldin was twice nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actor for the role (in 20).Goldin appeared in several promotions on behalf of Guiding Light.Goldin was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Paul Goldin, a London-born entertainer, behavioral psychologist and hypnotist who hosted in his own show in England, and Irish actress P. That same year, he also co-starred in Talk to Me, again with Yasmine Bleeth.Among his movie credits, Goldin has had roles in Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), The Blob (1988) and Lambada (1990).Goldin is best known for portraying Dean Frame on the NBC daytime drama Another World, a role he played from 1990 to 1993, from 1994 to 1995, and again briefly in 1998.He also appeared on the CBS top daytime drama The Young and the Restless as stalker Gary Dawson from 1999 to 2000.