Peter Bergman

Birth Name: Peter Michael Bergman
Birth Place: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


A Navy brat, Peter was born Peter Michael Bergman in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It wasn’t until high school that Peter had an inkling that he might want to be an actor. He was athlete, who was considering majoring in English when he stumbled into a theater class.

His defining moment happened during a thespian competition in the 11th grade, another classmate blew him away with his performance and he decided he wanted to be that good.

After graduation, Bergman headed to New York and auditioned for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and nailed it. In 1976, he snagged a two-part role on Kojak but he really wanted more steady work. He didn’t enjoy pounding the pavement and worrying about his next paycheck.

In 1979, Peter landed the role of Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children. He thought is was going to be a temporary thing but his character resonated with fans and critics alike and when the writers paired him with Nina, his popularity soared. He continued to portray the doctor until 1989.

His sadness about leaving the character and Pine Valley behind, turned to joy when Melody Thomas Scott suggested that he might be a good replacement for the newly departed Terry Lester who portrayed Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless and the powers that be agreed.

Peter quickly made the role of Jack his own. Almost 30 years later, with multiple award nominations, 3 Emmy wins, and Bergman is still cranking out front-burner storylines. Not bad for someone who thought he would be teaching English.

Peter and his wife, Mariellen, enjoy their home by the beach near Newport Beach, California. He stays at their condo in Los Angeles when his working. Their two adult children, Connor and Clare, reside in Los Angeles.

Fast Facts

  • June 11, 1953 — Birthdate
  • Is the son of a U.S. Naval officer.
  • Worked in construction for a year to earn money to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • In 1979, joined All My Children as Dr. Cliff Warner, a role he played for 10 years.
  • Starred in a commercial for a cough syrup with the line “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”, circa 1986.
  • Received 12 consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations (from 1990 to 2002) for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless.


  • Walter Bergman — Father
  • Mariellen Bergman — Spouse
  • Christine Ebersole — Ex-spouse
  • Connor Bergman — Son
  • Clare Bergman — Daughter


A navy brat born in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay, Peter Bergman moved around many times as a child. Bergman knew he wanted to be an actor at a young age, and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1974.

Bergman quickly toured with several regional theaters, starred in numerous commercials before landing a two part guest appearance on Kojak, and then the game changing role– Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children, where he spent a decade and earned a strong fan base and international recognition and acclaim as part of a daytime super couple, Cliff and Nina.

After that role ended, Peter made the big move to LA to take over the role of Jack Abbott on daytime’s #1 show, The Young and the Restless.

Peter Bergman Photos

Actor (8 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Young and the Restless (TV Show)

10-27-2017 — 2017
10-26-2017 — 2017
10-25-2017 — 2017

Jack Abbott 2017

The King of Queens (TV Show)

Inner Tube — 2001

Jack 2001

Phantom Of The Ritz (Movie)

Ed Blake 1992

Almost Partners (Movie)

Dan Trigger 1987

All My Children (TV Show)

All My Children — 1980

Cliff 1980

J-Men Forever (Movie)


Cracking Up (Movie)

Barbara Halters 1977

Love Is A Funny Thing (Movie)

Director 1969

Writer (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

J-Men Forever (Movie)


Zachariah (Movie)


Director (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

J-Men Forever (Movie)


Performer (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

The Starland Vocal Band Show (TV Show)

Source (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Americathon (Movie)


Guest (7 Credits)

Title Role Year

Home & Family (TV Show)

5101 — 2017
Home & Family — 2014

2014 - 2017

40 Years of Young and Restless — 2013


The Talk (TV Show)

The Talk — 2011


Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2006
Soap Talk — 2006
Soap Talk — 2005

2005 - 2006

Soapography (TV Show)

Soapography — 2005


The Early Show (TV Show)

The Early Show — 2002
The Early Show — 2001

2001 - 2002

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Show)

The Rosie O'Donnell Show — 2002


Appearing (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Price Is Right (TV Show)

CBS Daytime Special — 2016


"The Young and the Restless" On-Set (TV Show)

Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

Wheel of Fortune (TV Show)

Soap Stars Week: Soap Idols — 2006