Peter Bergman Bio

(Jack, Y&R)


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YEARS ON SHOW: 1989-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Mariellen
CHILDREN: Connor and Clare

Jack Abbott has always been a bit of a ladies' man. Who knew that his portrayer, Peter Bergman, found his way into acting by chasing after a girl? And lucky for daytime and his fans, he did.

As the son of a Navy career man, Bergman was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He and his three siblings were shuttled around America during their childhood, which taught him how to make friends easily, but left him with a distaste for military life.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Once worked as a bricklayer.
  2. A crossword puzzle addict, he particularly thrives on the challenge of The New York Times.
  3. Learned to play the piano when he was 20.
  4. Starred in a commercial for a cough syrup with the line. "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" circa 1986.
  5. Has won Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in 1991, 1992 and 2002.
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Peter Bergman
Y&R Casts New Kyle   Mar 19, 2012

Y&R's 39th anniversary party on March 16 yielded a big surprise: The arrival of 90210 alum Blake Hood...

Reaction to Ex Soap Actor's Oscar Win   Apr 4, 2011

You can color Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R) especially happy about Melissa Leo ...

Peter Bergman: Hello, Again   Oct 1, 2008

Former ALL MY CHILDREN star Peter Bergman...

Crossing Peter Bergman   Aug 8, 2006

"There's one thing I want in life: I want to be a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle," reveals Y&R's...

Leading Lotharios: Bergman on Y&R's Bed-Hopping   Jun 26, 2006

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS' Jack Abbott has been a player since the beginning of time, but portrayer Peter Bergman...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
ALL MY CHILDREN (Cliff, 1979-87, 1988-89)

TV Roles
THE KING OF QUEENS (Himself, 2001)
THE NANNY (Himself, 1997)
MONEY, POWER, MURDER (Brant, 1989)
FANTASIES (Larry, 1982)
KOJAK (Bo, 1976)

Film Roles
Phantom of the Ritz (Ed, 1992)

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