Birth Date: June 11, 1953 / Age: 59
Birth Place: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Lives Today: Los Angeles, California, USA
Biography: Peter Bergman joined The Young and the Restless as the multi-faceted Jack Abbott in October, 1989. Despite the break-up of his marriage to Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and recent business set backs, Jack is determined to succeed and defeat his bitter enemy, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).
Bergman has received 12 consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor (1990-2002) for his work on Y&R, winning the coveted award in 1991, 1992 and 2002. Bergman was also honored with the Soap Opera Digest Award as "Outstanding Lead Actor" in 1992 and 1993. In addition, he was the recipient of the MVP Award from Soap Opera Update in 1991, 1992 and 1994.
Bergman was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His father was in the United States Navy and the family moved nine times before Bergman entered the eighth grade. Upon graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Bergman appeared in numerous regional theatrical productions and in several television commercials before landing his first role as Dr. Cliff Warner on the daytime drama All My Children in 1979. He played the role until 1989, receiving a 1983 Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Series."
Additionally, Bergman guest starred in the television film Kojak, and in the television series The Five Mrs. Buchanans and The Nanny. He starred in the PBS presentation of Pity the Poor Soldier and in the made-for-television movie Woman on the Ledge. His television credits also include guest-starring roles in the films Fantasies, Money, Power, Murder and Palomino.
With a passion for classical and contemporary music, Bergman enjoys playing the piano, which he began studying at the age of 20. He freely donates his time to several charities, and coaches his children's various sports teams. He also serves on their school's board of directors.
Bergman and his wife, Mariellen, live in Los Angeles and have two children, Connor and Clare.