Peter Bergman joined THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as the multi-faceted Jack Abbott in October, 1989. The head of the Abbott family, Jack has survived countless personal and business setbacks, as well as five painful divorces. His drive to succeed as a businessman is only eclipsed by his desire to defeat his bitter enemy, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).
In his 30 years in Daytime television, including 10 years on “All My Children,” Bergman has received 19 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor, winning the coveted award in 1991, 1992 and 2002. These and his two Soap Opera Digest awards for lead actor, as well as three MVP awards from Soap Opera Update, make Bergman the most decorated actor in “Y&R” history.
The son of a U.S. Naval officer, Bergman was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and moved nine times with his family before he entered eighth grade. Upon graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1974, Bergman appeared in numerous regional theatres across the country and several national television commercials before landing the role of Dr. Cliff Warner on “All My Children.”
Bergman has also guest starred in the television series “The Five Mrs. Buchanans,” “The Nanny” and “The King of Queens,” as well as made-for-television movies “Pity the Poor Soldier,” “Woman on the Ledge” and “Palomino.”
Married for 29 years to his “amazing” wife Mariellen, Bergman is the proud father of two college-aged children, Connor and Clare, and the ultimate care-giver to Chester and Finley, the family’s golden retrievers.