Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthJune 11, 1953
DiedJune 16, 2009, Rosses Point, Republic of Ireland
SpouseMariellen Bergman, Christine Ebersole
FactHas two children, Connor and Clare


Who is Peter Bergman?

Peter Michael Bergman was born on 11 June 1953, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, and is an actor, best known for his portrayal of the character Jack Abbott in the show “The Young and the Restless”, a role which he has been playing since 1989. He’s also played the character Dr. Cliff Warner in “All My Children”.

The Riches of Peter Bergman

Peter’s net worth that is over $10 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been in the entertainment industry since 1979, mainly working on television projects.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Peter’s father was a US Navy officer, and like many military families, they moved around a lot, leading him to eventually take up his high school education in Camp Springs, Maryland, at Crossland Senior High School. After matriculating from high school, he began pursuing acting projects, determined to find a career in the field.

He initially auditioned for the role of Dr. Jeff Martin in the show “All My Children”, which led to one of his first and most notable roles as Dr. Cliff Warner, a character he played from 1979 to 1989.

The soap opera actually ran for 41 years on ABC, and was at one point one of the most recorded television shows in the US. During the early years of its run, it was defined as a show that departed from societal norms, and so was at the top for most of the 1980s and early1990s. The show was later cancelled due to dwindling ratings. During his time with the show, his character married Taylor Miller’s character four times, with their fourth marriage intact by the time they left the show.

Peter Bergman

The Young and the Restless

While portraying a doctor on television, he became a part of a Vicks Formula 44 advertising campaign during the late 1980s, in which he had to declare that he is not an official doctor, due to a rule which banned people from portraying doctors in commercials without a disclaimer. After leaving “All My Children”, he was then cast as Jack Abbott in the soap “The Young and the Restless”. The soap is set in a fictionalized Genoa City, Wisconsin and initially focused on two core families, the working class Foster family, and the wealthy Brooks family.

Due to departures and recasts, many of the original characters were written out with the exception of Jill Foster. More families were also introduced including the Abbotts, the Barber-Winters, Newmans, and Williamses. The show boasts having the longest rivalry on any American soap opera. Over the course of its run, it has won 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and is the current highest rated daytime drama in the US. It is a sister show to “The Bold and the Beautiful”.

Other Projects

While working on “The Young and the Restless”, Peter also took on other acting projects. In 1991, he appeared in the television movie of Danielle Steel’s “Palamino” based on the novel of the same name. Six years later, he portrayed his character Jack Abbott while making a guest appearance in “The Nanny”, which gained a bit of attention as he shared an on-screen kiss with Pamela Anderson.

He also reprised his role in two episodes of “The Bold and the Beautiful”. The soap is known for having several characters cross to and from “The Young and the Restless”. It is set in Los Angeles and follows the Forrester family as they manage a fashion house business. The show is also successful, winning 31 Daytime Emmy Awards during its run, including three Outstanding Drama Series from 2009 to 2011. It is the youngest airing daytime soap in the US.

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One of Bergman’s last known other projects is a guest role in “The King of Queens” ,in which he portrayed Jack Abbott once more. The show aired on CBS and starred Kevin James and Carrie Heffernan.

Personal Life

Bergman married actress Christine Ebersole in 1976, but they stayed together only until 1981, when they divorced. She is known for her work in the musical “42nd Street” which won her a Tony Award, and her appearance in “Grey Gardens”, which earned her a second Tony.

Four years after the divorce, he married Mariellen Bergman – they have two children together.

He mentioned once that he is a big fan of Disney animated movies, particularly “The Little Mermaid” and “Frozen”. He’s spent most of his time as Jack Abbott and has expressed his love for playing the character, though in recent years he has not gained any guest roles as the character.

General Info

Full NamePeter Bergman
Net Worth$10 million
Salary$10 million
Date Of BirthJune 11, 1953
DiedJune 16, 2009, Rosses Point, Republic of Ireland
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMariellen Bergman, Christine Ebersole
ChildrenConnor Bergman, Clare Bergman
ParentsWalter Bergman

Accomplishments

AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Music GroupsThe Firesign Theatre
MoviesA Morning of Six Weeks, Petronella
TV ShowsAll My Children, The Young and the Restless

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Has two children, Connor and Clare
2Starred in a commercial for a cough syrup with the line "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV", circa 1986.
3Attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless1989-2015TV SeriesJack Abbott / Jack Abbot / Jack / ...
The Return of the Muskrats2006ShortHomeless Man
The Tick2002TV SeriesMetcalf
The King of Queens2001TV SeriesJack Abbott
The Bold and the Beautiful1998TV SeriesJack Abbott
The Nanny1997TV SeriesPeter Bergman
The Tick1996TV SeriesTerry / Additional Voices
The 5 Mrs. Buchanans1994TV SeriesClyde
Woman on the Ledge1993TV MovieBob
Palomino1991TV MovieWarren Taylor
Money, Power, Murder.1989TV MovieBrant
All My Children1980-1989TV SeriesCliff Warner
Phantom of the Ritz1988Ed Blake
Eat or Be Eaten1986Video shortProfessor Buster DeCooth / Fred Stiffner / Barbarian Customs Agent
Nick Danger in The Case of the Missing Yolk1983VideoLt. Bradshaw / Yoey Yolk / Judge Knot
Fantasies1982TV MovieLarry
Petronella1978ShortDragon / Youth (voice)
Cracking Up1977Barbara Halters
Kojak1976TV SeriesBo Allen
Everything You Know Is Wrong1975Ben Franklin / Prof. Bowman / McGog brother / ...
A Morning of Six Weeks1966

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
We Love Soaps TV2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Price Is Right1992-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Star
A Way of Life2009DocumentaryHimself
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
SoapTalk2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune2006TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Past Winner
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
CBS This Morning1995TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
All My Children 25th Anniversary Special1995TV MovieHimself
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Daytime Serial
The Joan Rivers Show1993TV SeriesHimself
The Future Is Now1992TV MovieHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
The (New) $25,000 Pyramid1991TV SeriesHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1980-1984TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Starland Vocal Band Show1977TV Series

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories1998TV MovieJack Abbott

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2005Special Fan AwardDaytime Emmy AwardsIrresistable CombinationThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

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