Peter Bergman

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Peter Bergman
Born Peter Michael Bergman
(1953-06-11) June 11, 1953 (age 61)
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Spouse(s) Christine Ebersole (1976-1981)
Mariellen (1985-present; 2 children)

Peter Michael Bergman (born June 11, 1953) is an American actor best known for his portrayals as Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children (1979-1989) as well as Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless (since 1989).

Biography[edit]

The son of Walter Bergman, a United States Navy officer, he was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bergman was married to actress Christine Ebersole from 1976 to 1981. In 1985, he married Mariellen, with whom he has two children, Clare and Connor; Connor was once a five-star defensive end prospect at Harvard-Westlake School.

Career[edit]

Bergman originally auditioned for the All My Children role of Dr. Jeff Martin. His first notable role was his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children, which he played from 1979 to 1987 and again from 1988 to 1989. His character, Cliff, married Nina (Taylor Miller) four times (1980, 1982, 1986, and 1989) and divorced her three times. When the characters left the serial, their fourth marriage was intact.

In a Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup advertising campaign in 1986, Bergman told the viewing audience, "I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV." Chris Robinson, who played Dr. Rick Webber on ABC's General Hospital, was the original spokesperson in the ad campaign, which started in 1984. Bergman replaced Robinson after the latter experienced some legal difficulties. The writer of the commercial used this opening line as a disclaimer, because the then-existing "white coat rule" prohibited people from portraying doctors in commercials without some sort of clarification/disclaimer. The original commercial with Chris Robinson became the most-recalled TV commercial in the history of the Vicks brand. (Jay Leno later parodied the spot on The Tonight Show: "Not a doctor? Hey, pal, I've seen your show...you're not even an actor!")

Since 1989, Bergman has played the role of Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless.

In 1997, Bergman portrayed Jack Abbott in an episode "The Heather Biblow story" on The Nanny, where he shared an on-screen kiss with fellow guest-star, Pamela Anderson. In 2001, Bergman guest starred as Jack on The King of Queens in the Season 3 episode, "Inner Tube." Carrie Heffernan tells Jack she can't believe that Doug lied to her. Jack, however, lets Carrie know he loves her, and is happy about the fact she's pregnant with her baby. They share a kiss. The sequence, however, is only a dream. Scott Reeves made an appearance in the episode as Ryan McNeil, and Melody Thomas Scott co-starred as Nikki Newman.

Bergman says that his success is a "series of accidents" because he didn't have huge aspirations, he just wanted to be a working actor.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
1983
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
All My Children
Nominated
[1]
1990
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Nominated
[2]
1991
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
[3]
1992
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
[4]
1993
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[5]
1993
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actor Won
[6]
1994
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[7]
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actor Nominated
[8]
1995
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[9]
1996
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[10]
1997
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[11]
1998
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[12]
1999
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[13]
2000
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[14]
2001
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[15]
2002
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
[16]
2005
Daytime Emmy Award for Irresistible Combination (shared with Michelle Stafford) Nominated
[17]
2007
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[18]
2008
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[19]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[20]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[21]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[22]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Fantasies Larry Television film
1989 Money, Power, Murder Brant Television film
1991 Danielle Steel's Palamino Warren Taylor Television film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1979-1987,
1988-1989
All My Children Dr. Cliff Warner Contract role
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1989- The Young and the Restless Jack Abbott Contract role
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1991-1992, 2002)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actor (1993)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1990, 1993-2001, 2007-2008, 2010, 2013)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Irresistible Combination (shared with Michelle Stafford)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actor (1994)
1997 The Nanny Jack Abbott Episode: "The Heather Biblow Story"
1998 The Bold and the Beautiful Jack Abbott 2 episodes
2001 The King of Queens Jack Abbott Episode: "Inner Tube"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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