Peter Reckell

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Peter Reckell
Born Peter Paul Reckell
(1955-05-07) May 7, 1955 (age 59)
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Moneymaker
Children Loden

Peter Paul Reckell (born May 7, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1983 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives.

Reckell has played Bo Brady on Days of Our Lives from 1983 to 1987, 1990 to 1992, and from 1995 to 2012. Other notable credits include Eric Hollister on As the World Turns (1980–1982) and Johnny Rourke on Knots Landing (1988–1989).

Early years[edit]

Reckell was born in Elkhart, Indiana, but grew up on a farm in Michigan. The second oldest of six children, he has two brothers and three sisters. While in junior high school, Reckell built theater sets and performed in the chorus, and eventually became a theater technical director. He went on to appear in numerous plays throughout high school. Upon graduation, Reckell attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater with a minor in music and dance.[1]

Career[edit]

Reckell made his network-television debut as Eric Hollister on As the World Turns. He then played Bo on Days of our Lives from 1983–87 and later from 1990-91. He returned to the role of the rugged cop for the third time in August 1995, but departed the role again in October 2012. During part of his absence from Days, Reckell appeared in the recurring role of Johnny Rourke on the primetime series Knots Landing. Among Reckell's stage credits are 'Moonchildren', 'The Fantasticks', 'Pirates of Penzance', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Guys and Dolls', 'Love Letters' and 'Death Trap'.

His feature film credits include Rustam Ibraguimbekov's 'Broken Bridges," which was filmed in Russia.

In 2010 Reckell joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning web soap series Venice: The Series as Richard McAndrews. This venture soon became a family affair with wife Kelly Moneymaker coming on board in 2011 to coordinate music for the highly anticipated third season of the show.

On May 14, 2009, twenty-six years since his debut on Days of Our Lives, Reckell was nominated for his first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Personal life[edit]

Reckell married Kelly Moneymaker on April 18, 1998. Their daughter, Loden Sloan, was born on October 25, 2007.[2]

Reckell enjoys practicing yoga, martial arts, swimming, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
2004 Broken Bridges Jeff
2009 Street Dreams Dan Reynolds
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1980–1982 As the World Turns Eric Hollister
1982 The Facts of Life Alan Cooke Episode: The Affair
1983–2012 Days of Our Lives Bo Brady
1988 Shades of Love: Moonlight Flight Tommy Rivers TV-Movie
1988–1989 Knots Landing Johnny Rourke 31 episodes
1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage Danny TV-Movie
1992 Days of our Lives: One Stormy Night Bo Brady NBC Television special
1993 Baywatch Jordan Stewart Episode: Tentacles (2)
1995 Women of the House Steve Briston Episode: North to Alaska
2000 Days of our Lives' 35th Anniversary Bo Brady NBC Television special
2001 Sheena
Webseries
Year Title Role Notes
2010–present Venice: The Series Richard

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • 2009: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" - Days of our Lives

Soap Opera Digest Awards

  • 1984: Won, "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera" - Days of our Lives
  • 1985: Won, "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera" - Days of our Lives
  • 1986: Nominated, "Favorite Daytime Super Couple on a Daytime Serial" - Days of our Lives (shared w/Kristian Alfonso)
  • 1986: Won, "Outstanding Young Leading Actor in a Daytime Serial" - Days of our Lives
  • 1996: Won, "Hottest Male Star" - Days of our Lives
  • 2001: Won, "Favorite Couple" - Days of our Lives (shared w/Kristian Alfonso)

Other

  • 2002: Won, "America's Favorite Couple" - Days of our Lives (shared w/Kristian Alfonso)
  • 2005: Nominated, "Irresistible Combination" - Days of our Lives (shared w/Kristian Alfonso)

Discography[edit]

Albums
Year Album
Peter Reckell (album)
Appears On
Song Album
When Two Chevys Collide Days Of Our Lives: Love Songs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Revel with a Cause". Soap Opera Digest. April 2012. p. 41.

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