Peter Bergman (born June 11, 1953) is a three time Emmy Award-winning soap opera actor. The son of an American United States Navy officer, he was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless thirteen times (1990-2002, 2007).
His first notable role was his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children, which he played from 1979-1987 and again from 1988-1989.
His character helped form one of the serial’s first supercouples by falling in love and marrying Taylor Miller’s character, Nina Cortlandt.
Soap columnists hypothesized that the two actors were so popular because they were the pinnacle of the image of the wholesome TV couple, with their good looks fair hair and blue eyes.
He originally auditioned for the All My Children in the role of Dr. Jeff Martin.
Staying true to the soap opera format, Cliff and Nina ended up marrying four times (1980, 1982, 1986 and 1989) and separating three times. As the characters left the serial, they had not divorced another time.
In a Soap Opera Digest interview, Bergman said that he had honestly thought he would become the next Dr. Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell, who has been on the show since 1970). He still maintains he was shocked when ABC executives fired him from All My Children.
Since 1989, he has played the role of John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. on The Young and the Restless.