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    The Young and the Restless CAST - Jack Abbott

    Full detailed profile on Jack Abbott Played by Peter Bergman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.

    Peter Bergman (CBS)
    Jack Abbott

    Actor: Peter Bergman

    Who played Jack Abbott over the years

    Peter Bergman (1989 - present)
    Terry Lester (1980 to 1989)

    Useful information on Jack Abbott

    * Divorced from Sharon Collins Newman Abbott.
    * Resides at the Abbott Mansion at 603 Glenwood Drive.
    * Convicted of shooting Jill and got off on community service.
    * After causing Victor to collapse, Jack left him for dead but ended up coming back to save him.
    * Took over Newman Enterprises with the help of Brad Carlton.
    * Tricked his father into writing and signing a new will cutting Gloria out of an inheritance.
    * Created the House of Kim through which he inadvertently bought back Jabot!
    * Was considered a suspect by many for the murder of Carmen Mesta.
    * Began Restless Style magazine with Nick Newman and their wives.
    * Lost his share of the magazine to Nick in a coin toss, which allowed Nick to buy him out!
    * Tried to get Jabot back by partnering with Gloria and Jeffrey.
    * Was fired by Jill from Jabot, but reinstated by Katherine.
    * Was duped by ex-wife Patty Williams.
    * Got involved with Patty's psychiatrist, Dr. Emily Peterson.

    CURRENT & PAST OCCUPATION

    Current: Jabot Executive
    Past: Partner in Restless Style
    Past: Partner in NVP Retreats
    Past: Owner House of Kim
    Past: Owner Jabot
    Past: CEO of Chancellor Industries
    Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics

    JACK ABBOTT'S HISTORY

    In 1980, Jack Abbott was one of Genoa City's most eligible bachelors. A playboy of sorts, Jack's numerous affairs and partying made his father doubt his dedication to the family business. In an attempt to prove he'd grown up, Jack married the meek, almost innocent, Patty Williams. However, Jack soon went back to his old ways when a pregnant Patty walked in on him having an affair with Diane Jenkins! Although Patty shot Jack three times, he recovered, Patty lost the baby and the two divorced.

    After a few more flings, Jack went on to marry his rival Victor Newman's ex-wife Nikki. Even though Jack and Nikki had a child, who died from premature birth, Nikki could never get over Victor and she and Jack divorced. Throughout the years, Jack and Victor were at each other's throats. Victor took over Jabot, Jack took over Newman, and even left Victor to die on his office floor! However, Jack ended up getting Victor help, which in turn saved his life.

    In 2000, Jack's lost love from his time served in Vietnam showed up in Genoa City! The two immediately reconnected and fell in love, then Luan informed Jack that they had a son! With the help of Paul and Christine Williams, Keemo was located and brought back to GC. However, Jack's true happiness came to an end when Luan died from a terminal disease and his son returned to his home in Vietnam.

    Shortly after, Jack again found his heart broken after falling for and proposing to Diane Jenkins. But Victor came in and swooped Diane out from under Jack, leaving Jack enraged with revenge. Although Jack had plotted and succeed with another Newman takeover, he found himself returning the company to Victor and actually owing him money in order to get Jabot back in the Abbott control!

    Jack fell in love with Phyllis Summers during a time when she was working and spying on him for Victor Newman. After Jack found out, he broke things off with Phyllis and she left Genoa City to move back to New York. Three years later, Phyllis returned and Jack hired her to build the Glow by Jabot website. However, when Jack didn't make an effort to keep her on, Phyllis went to work for Newman!

    Phyllis and Jack's relationship survived, and even though she had an ectopic pregnancy and was told she couldn't have any more children, Jack married her in 2001. Jack later found out that he was the father of Diane Jenkins' son. With Jack and Phyllis working for opposing companies, the stress on their marriage became immense and they ended up in extramarital affairs. They filed for divorce and broke their ties.

    At a time when Jabot was on the verge of bankruptcy, Victor Newman dirty handedly destroyed Jack's attempt to bring Jabot back to the top! Jack got his revenge when Victor's own son, Jack's once stepson, Nick, turned his own father in to the Feds! However, just when Jack's family was about to accept Victor's restitution offer of seventy-five million, with a clause that Jack never work at Jabot again, Jack resigned from the family company and went to become CEO of Chancellor Enterprises.

    Jack's next battle came when his father met and fell in love with Gloria Fisher. After Gloria's ex-husband Tom Fisher came to town, fearing for his family's life, John Abbott shot and killed Tom, and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

    Jack's biggest devastation came with the death of his father shortly before he was to be pardoned and released from prison. Blaming Gloria as the reason for his father going to prison in the first place, Jack tried to strip her of the Abbott name after finding out that she and his father were never legally married. In the end, although Gloria had been shut out of John's will, due to Jack's manipulation, a judge allowed her to keep the Abbott name.

    Although Jack and Phyllis got back together before John's death, they continued to have work related problems and with Nick Newman's marriage on the rocks, Phyllis and Nick began a passionate affair! When Phyllis became pregnant, Jack saw a glimmer of hope that the baby could be his. However, Jack was informed that a paternity test was administered and Nick was the father.

    Determined to carry on his father's legacy, Jack regained control of Jabot through his other company the House of Kim! He ended up a suspect in Carmen Mesta's murder, but was never charged. Jack has married Sharon Collins Newman, and they partnered for a brief time with Nick Newman and Phyllis Newman to start up a magazine called Restless Style. The foursome didn't work well together and Nick bought out Jack's interest.

    Jack plotted with Adam against Victor, which landed Adam in jail. Jack ended up back at Jabot as a part of a revenge scheme devised by Victor, but was fired again by Jill. With Katherine being proven to be alive, Jack was reinstated. Jack got divorced from Sharon and got involved with Mary Jane Benson, who turned out to be his ex-wife, Patty Williams.

    Jack was devastated when he learned that Patty was brought to town by Victor Newman as a revenge scheme, and it led to the death of his niece, Colleen. Jack became involved with Dr. Emily Peterson, the psychiatrist Patty had plastic surgery to resemble, and Patty switched places with her, duping Jack into marrying her. Once that was straightened out, Emily left Jack. He plotted to keep his co-CEO position at Jabot, which is run by Tucker McCall, to no avail. Jack went to Hawaii with Phyllis to try to find evidence of Sharon's innocence in Skye's murder. He and Phyllis were dating, but she cheated on him with Nick and Jack dumped her.

    When the opportunity arose, Jack happily bought Abby's shares of Newman, and embarked on an affair with Diane, who was married to Victor. Jack offered to trade his shares of Newman to Tucker for Jabot, but Tucker refused. Jack, Adam, and Diane plotted to buy Newman stock at a low price by making people believe Victor was dead. They raked in the profits, and Victor's wrath. Victor sued all three of them for stock fraud. Diane made a deal for immunity and Jack shut down the Newman Fund. He later regained control of Jabot.

    Jack and Genevieve Atkinson began dating. Her maid was Patty Williams in disguise, stalking Jack. Jack proposed to Genevieve but she soon became the owner of Beauty of Nature and kept the purchase from Jack. Jack was devastated when he found out, and went to confront her. Patty, posed as Genevieve, shot him. He almost died during surgery, and paralyzed after. He rejected Genevieve.

    Jack began physical therapy with Sarge, who was tough on him. Nikki offered support but Jack was frustrated with his progress and wanted to have risky surgery.

    Genevieve offered to sell BON to Jack if he would forgive her and marry her. He agreed to meet her in Vegas but slept with Nikki upon arrival. Genevieve bedded Victor and sold him BON, but eventually ownership reverted to Jack and he merged it with Jabot.

    Kyle came back to town, upset about his dad Jack's new relationship with Nikki. Nikki ended things with Jack so he could repair his relationship with his son. Kyle wanted his dad to be happy though, and gave them his blessing to get married.

    Jack decided against the surgery and kept working with Sarge. His doctor began to think Jack's paralysis was mental, not physical. Victor and Sharon showed up at Jack and Nikki's wedding to announce their own union, but it didn't stop the wedding. Jack surprised Nikki by standing on his own, and they were married. But instead of honeymooning, Nikki searched for a suddenly missing Victor while Jack prepared to take over Newman Cosmetics - and divorced Nikki.

    A setback with his injuries from the shooting caused Jack to secretly begin to abuse painkillers at the same time he reconnected with Phyllis. His abuse was soon leaked to the press by Kyle in an effort to save his dad. Jack relapsed and woke up New Year's Day to find a dead prostitute, and the daughter of a congressman, on his floor. Adam got rid of the body, a setup by Victor, and Jack went to rehab. Phyllis helped him get through withdrawal.

    Nikki told Jack about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis and he encouraged her to share the news with Victor. Later, Congressman Wheeler put a hit on Victor, so Jack and Victor worked together to prove Wheeler was involved in the death of Belinda Rogan.

    Jack and Phyllis moved in together. Phyllis revealed to Jack that he was Summer's real dad and all three grew closer. After a fall at the MS Gala, Phyllis needed brain surgery, but was never able to tell Jack that Sharon had switched the results and Nick was really Summer's father before she slipped into a coma. Jack put a ring on Phyllis' finger and considered them engaged. Summer and Jack began to connect.

    Jack regularly flew to Georgia to be with Phyllis, who was still in a coma. He also kept everyone together when his niece Delia was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

    Jack and his team realized a Chancellor subsidiary was illegally selling pills online, which put Summer in the hospital. Jack was able to get an investigation launched.

    Adam asked Jack to be his son Connor's godfather. Jack agreed. Adam admitted Victor was blackmailing him but wouldn't tell Jack why. When Adam was thought to have been killed, Jack urged Chelsea to keep Connor away from Victor.

    His assistant Hilary Curtis spontaneously kissed him at the Delia Project Valentine's Day Benefit, but he seemed more intrigued with Kelly Andrews. A hostage situation arose at the gala and he was able to negotiate Chelsea's release. After he learned Kelly slept with his brother Billy, he offered her money to leave town. Insulted, she tore the check up in his face.‚Äč

    PAST MARRIAGES

    Sharon Collins Newman Abbott (divorced)
    Patty Williams (divorced)
    Lindsey Wells (invalid)
    Nikki Reed Newman (divorced)
    Luan Volien (widowed)
    Phyllis_Summers_Abbott_Newman (divorced)

    FLINGS & RELATIONSHIPS

    Emily Peterson
    Diane Jenkins Newman
    Gina_Roma
    Jill_Foster_Abbott
    Lauren_Fenmore_Baldwin
    Ellen Winters
    Mari Jo Mason
    Diane Jenkins Newman
    Leanna Love
    Carmen_Mesta

    RELATIVES

    John Abbott (father - deceased)
    Dina Abbott Mergeron (mother)
    Robert Abbott (grandfather - deceased)
    Ashley Abbott (half-sister)
    Traci Abbott Carlton Connolly (sister)
    Billy Abbott (half-brother)
    Colleen Carlton (niece)
    Abby Carlton (half-neice)
    Robert Carlton (half-nephew - deceased)

    CHILDREN

    Keemo Volien Abbott (son with Luan)
    Unborn Child (with Nikki Newman - miscarriage)
    Unnamed Son (with Nikki Newman - deceased shortly after birth)
    Kyle Jenkins (son with Diane Jenkins Newman)
    Noah Newman (stepson)

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    RELATED DAILY UPDATES

    Friday, April 18 2014: Y&R Recap: Best Behavior.

    At the Abbott house, Traci admires Jack's suit. Billy appears in a t-shirt and says he's not going. A voice says, "The hell you're not." It's Ashley. They have a laugh about Victor inviting all the Abbotts. Billy wants to give Victoria space, but they encourage him to come.

    The Abbotts arrive at the ranch with Billy bringing up the rear. Ashley runs interference when Victor tells Billy he isn't too bright. Billy cautiously greets Victoria, who says his being there will mean a lot to Tyler and Abby. Jack asks Victor for a club soda and they muse about the families coming together. Abby and Tyler join Ashley and they make some awkward chit-chat. Jack and Leslie talk about Tyler being nervous. Traci gives Abby marriage advice - don't get sucked into the family drama. Tyler thanks Victor for opening his home. He says he takes his family's happiness very seriously. Nick and Sharon arrive. Noah comments on them making a statement and then Abby confronts Nick about bringing Sharon there. He defends his relationship. Victoria eyeballs Billy, and Nikki and Abby have a heartfelt chat about their mutual admiration. Victor gets everyone's attention and asks Ashley to make a toast. She talks about three families coming together to celebrate love and mentions how happy Brad and Colleen would be for Abby as well. Victoria goes outside and Billy follows. They kiss and Victoria takes off for home. Inside, Victor makes a more practical speech about marriage involving respect and forgiveness. He wishes Abby and Tyler all the happiness in the world. Summer chats with Traci about working at Jabot. Traci urges her to travel and meet new friends - Phyllis wouldn't want her to put her life on hold. Courtney talks to Tyler about feeling out of their depth in the talk of trust funds and such. Nearby, Ashley and Abby enthuse about Billy going after Victoria. Victor grumbles to Nikki about the same, and remarks on Nick bringing the pyromaniac with him too. Nick and Sharon approach. Nick says it's like a new beginning for all of them. Victor grunts, "Okay son," before moving on to argue with Jack about Bonaventure. Nikki claps for everyone to get cake. Someone watches through the window. When Nick runs out to the car, Victor ends up alone with Sharon. Outside, Nick comes face-to-face with Cassie's lookalike.

    Wednesday, April 16 2014: Y&R Recap: Knickers!

    Cane toasts Lily in the office after the fashion show. Lily thanks him for the flowers, but he didn't send them. She reads the card and throws it out. Cane gets it and sees it's from Colin. In the dining room, Jack and Summer talk about the great event and thank Kelly for her hard work. Kelly asks Jack about their do-over meal. Summer looks uncomfortable. Noah is heading out the door when he bumps into Caroline Spencer. They chat. Caroline joins Jack and meets Summer. Jack talks about making the show an annual event. Later, Jack tells Summer he's proud of her and they talk about how it might have been if she'd grown up with the Abbotts. Jack leaves and Kelly sits with Summer and gives her a thank you gift for her hard work - truffles. Summer says it was great; now she understands why her mom loved working at Jabot. Kelly's sure her mom would have been proud of her.

    At the Abbott house, Jack tells Billy about the show's success. Billy says he stopped by Jill's and put on a brave face. He complains that Victoria seems to be moving on. Jack tells him she was at the Club with Dr. Rayburn. Billy says Stitch was at the house later that night. Jack's sorry. He says at least he can fight for Victoria; he wishes he could do more for Phyllis. The doorbell rings - it's Kelly. Billy lectures her about showing up at his door, but she's there to see Jack. She returns some things from the Club. Billy tells her not to worry about Vikki finding out she was there - it's not an issue. Alone with Jack, Kelly notices the photo of Phyllis. Jack brags that she's a knock out. Kelly decides they should skip their do-over dinner.


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