Jack Abbott
Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by Peter Bergman
Created by William J. Bell
Duration 1980—
First appearance June 1980
Family Abbott
Gender Male
Date of birth June 29, 1951 (1951-06-29) (age 66)[1]
Occupation Owner/CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Residence 603 Glenwood Drive
Genoa City, Wisconsin

John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. is a fictional character from the long running soap opera, The Young and the Restless. The character is currently being portrayed by veteran soap actor, Peter Bergman.

Casting & Awards

The of Jack Abbott is first written into the series in June 1980, being portrayed by actor, Terry Lester. After Lester abruptly quit in September 1989 due to disagreement with the writing, the producers quickly recasts the role. Peter Bergman first appeared in the role of Jack on November 27, 1989.[2] In 1997, Bergman appeared as Jack on an episode of the popular CBS prime time series, The Nanny entitled, "The Heather Biblow story" where he shared an on-screen kiss with fellow guest star, Pamela Anderson. Bergman also guest starred as Jack on another of the network's hit comedy series', The King of Queens; he appreared in the Season 3 episode, "Inner Tube" along with fellow cast members, Scott Reeves (Ryan McNeil) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman).

Peter Bergman has been nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 16 times[3] from 1990 to 2002, 2007 to 2008, and most recently again in 2010[3] winning four awards overall in 1991, 1992 and 2002.[3]

Character Conception


Jack Abbott is born on June 29, 1951[1] is in Genoa City to wealthy John Abbott, Sr. and his then wife, Dina. Jack graduated from Harvard in 1973 and then enlisted in the army. He would then serve in Vietnam and after the war, he went to work for his family's cosmetics company, Jabot.








  1. ^ a b Jack's son, Keemo was born in 1974; Jack did graduate from Harvard, and the average age for graduates of a four year college is 22, he would've celebrated his 22nd birthday in June 1973; after finishing college he enlisted in the army.
  2. ^ The Young and the Restless: Behind the Scenes: Jack Abbott (November 2009). Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  3. ^ a b c About Y&R: About the Actors: Peter Bergman. Soap Central. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.

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