Peter Bergman Celebrates 30 Years On Y&R With A Fabulous Photo Shoot

Y&R star Peter Bergman marks a major milestone with a wow-worthy fashion photo shoot.

The Young and the Restless' Peter Bergman is dapper, dashing, and still scaling new heights

The Young and the Restless' Peter Bergman is dapper, dashing, and still scaling new heights

He's not one to boast about his enduring success, but even the hardworking and private Peter Bergman had to take a moment to relish 30 years of playing Jack Abbott on Y&R when Watch! invited him to a fabulous photo shoot in a palatial Beverly Hills home.

Though he's the most Emmy-nominated Daytime actor of all time, Bergman takes in the view with grace, a little bit of fun, and a whole lot of gratitude. To toast his milestone moment, Watch! teamed up with photographer F. Scott Schafer and stylist Christina Pacelli for the ultimate photo shoot.

Don't miss our exclusive interview with Peter Bergman in the November/December 2019 issue of Watch!—on newsstands now!

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Peter Bergman appreciates life's simple pleasures

Peter Bergman appreciates life's simple pleasures

One thing that Peter and Jack share in common is the love of their families. "I have a life at home with my wife and stay in touch with my family, and that's important to me," Peter Bergman tells Watch!in his exclusive interview in the November-December 2019 issue.

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Jacket by Sandro. Sweater by AllSaints. Watch by Omega.

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He's the yuletide king

He's the yuletide king

Christmas is a big deal in the Bergman household, with relatives coming from all over to celebrate the holiday. "At some point I play [on the piano] and we all sing Christmas carols," he shares.

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Coat by Baracuta. Sweater by Sandro. Jeans by Levi's. Shoes by Gola. Socks by Hugo Boss. Scarf by The Tie Bar. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban.

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Peter Bergman is feeling fine

Peter Bergman is feeling fine

As he approaches 30 years of being a Daytime legend, Peter Bergman maintains a sense of deep gratitude and humility. "Every day I have been here," he says, choking up a bit in his Watch! interview, "I have given them my all. I go for broke every single time."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Shirt by Frame. Sweater by O.N.S Clothing. Watch by Omega.

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Joy to the world

Joy to the world

Peter Bergman's first big splurge ever was a Yamaha C3 grand piano he bought nearly 40 years ago. He still has it, and every Christmas, he regales family and friends with all the classics including, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The First Noel," and "Jingle Bells."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Turtleneck by Sandro. Bracelet by Jonas Studio.

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It's funny how it all came together...

It's funny how it all came together...

Peter Bergman is still amazed at how he came to The Young and the Restless so many years ago. After his role as Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children came to a sudden end in 1989, Bergman was heartsick and worried; his wife was seven months pregnant with their second child.

But fate intervened: Melody Thomas Scott was traveling with her husband, Y&R executive producer Edward J. Scott, when she saw the news of Bergman's departure inside a magazine she had in her bag. She turned to Ed and said, 'That's Jack Abbott.' "So that's how it started," Bergman says. "Isn't that wild?"

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Jacket by Sandro. Sweater by AllSaints. Watch by Omega.

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​Taking it all in stride

​Taking it all in stride

Peter Bergman gave up running some years ago, but believes it's important to break a sweat every day before he gets to work. "I get up very early," he says. "I start the morning with some yogurt, a banana, and I get my exercise ... [maybe] a spinning class."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Blazer by John Varvatos. Shirt by Theory. Pants by J.Crew. Shoes by To Boot New York. Tie by The Tie Bar. Bracelet and tie bar by Jonas Studio. Watch by Omega. Sunglasses by RayBan. Pocket square by Drake's.

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He doesn't get caught up in the lights

He doesn't get caught up in the lights

Peter Bergman decided a long time ago to keep his children out of the Hollywood spotlight. "I was so determined that my kids were not going to be in this business that I didn't bring them around for the glamour moments, because if that's all you see, why wouldn't you be an actor?"

He knew the hard work, unpredictability and rejection that comes with being an actor, and he wanted to protect them. "My kids wouldn't see that; they'd see just the glamour, so I didn't introduce them to this."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Turtleneck by Sandro. Bracelet by Jonas Studio.

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Peter Bergman modeled himself after timeless gentlemen

Peter Bergman modeled himself after timeless gentlemen

Y&R's leading man discovered early on that preparation, hard work and respect were the building blocks for success. “I had extraordinary role models,” Peter Bergman says. “I learned at a pretty critical age that discipline comes naturally to no one; discipline is something you learn.”

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Turtleneck by Sandro. Bracelet by Jonas Studio.

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​Leader of the pack

​Leader of the pack

Peter Bergman doesn't brag about being the record holder for the most Daytime Emmy nominations (he has 21 nominations), but he's proud of his achievements. "I would love to have another one. I'm always very flattered to be welcomed to the party."

He tells Watch! that every win was significant in its own way. "They share a shelf on a bookcase at home. They're pretty mementos from fun chapters in my life."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Jacket by Brooks Brothers. Turtleneck by Sandro. Watch by Movado.

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Peter Bergman is savoring the moment

Peter Bergman is savoring the moment

Relaxing doesn't come naturally to a man like Peter Bergman, who says he always has a list of projects and things to get done on hand. But he does stop to smell the roses. "Unlike any other acting job, I do scenes with people I've worked with for 25, 30 years. There is so much stuff underneath that girds your performance. It's the gift that keeps on giving."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Blazer by John Varvatos. Shirt by Theory. Pants by J.Crew. Shoes by To Boot New York. Tie by The Tie Bar. Bracelet and tie bar by Jonas Studio. Watch by Omega. Sunglasses by RayBan. Pocket square by Drake's.

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​Up from here

​Up from here

Peter Bergman is looking forward to playing Jack Abbott for many more years to come. "I love doing this."

Photography by F. Scott Schafer. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Blazer by John Varvatos. Shirt by Theory. Pants by J.Crew. Shoes by To Boot New York. Tie by The Tie Bar. Bracelet and tie bar by Jonas Studio. Watch by Omega. Sunglasses by RayBan. Pocket square by Drake's

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