Full detailed profile on Jack Abbott Played by Peter Bergman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Peter Bergman (CBS)
Actor: Peter Bergman
Who played Jack Abbott over the years
Peter Bergman (1989 - present)
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* Divorced from Sharon Collins Newman Abbott.
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
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.
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)
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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At the Abbott's, Abby doesn't understand why Kelly was being so secretive about Stitch. Traci gets between them when they start to bicker. Meanwhile, Jack assures Billy that he'll be a wonderful father if he is the father of Victoria's baby. Billy wonders why Stitch isn't fighting for his role in his child's life. Kelly interrupts and asks Billy to stop prying into her brother's life. Summer and Austin arrive and they all go in for dinner. Billy wonders what Jack seems so upset about. They all sit down for a meal. It's awkward. Abby takes jabs at Austin. He insists he's not trying to hurt Summer and will go back to work after he serves his time. Summer suggests that Jack give him a job. Austin can't picture it. The topic accidentally turns to Billy and his children. He talks about his life falling apart. When Summer and Austin get up to leave, they explain they are staying at his place downtown. Everyone worries that's too dangerous. The newlyweds leave. Traci tells everyone that they all need to stick together. Abby starts quizzing Billy about the new woman in his life. Jack walks him out and tells him he has every right to be happy. Billy wonders why he seems so tense around Kelly. Once he leaves, Kelly thanks Jack for staying quiet about her brother. He doesn't want to lose her trust. After she leaves, Traci and Abby question Jack about how serious he is about Kelly.
In Kelly’s office, Jack asks her to tell him what happened. She admits her brother is a murderer. It wasn’t an accident or self-defense. He killed a man. Jack wants her to tell him the rest. She’s stressed that now she has to tell him who he killed and that’s the worst part. Through tears, Kelly opens up about how difficult was to be see her brother’s face and to see him going on with his life... To know they're related. Jack thanks her for sharing and says Billy was right - Stitch was keeping a secret. He wants to tell Billy but Kelly says he can’t say a word. Jack is concerned about the safety of his family but she swears that nobody is in danger. Ben is different now. She explains she’ll never forgive him but he’s served his time and built a good life. She begs Jack to keep the secret so she won’t lose her brother over it. Jack counters that the life he’s built is based on lies. How can he know and not tell Victoria? Kelly demands to know what he’s going to do. He doesn’t know but it changes everything.
Later, at the Abbott house, Kelly and Jack arrive for dinner. Abby’s displeased but Traci warns her behave. Kelly takes Jack aside and wonders how she can act normal when her brother’s future is at risk. Summer and Austin show up. Jack greets them and mentions he didn’t realize Austin would be joining them. Summer thanks everyone for the invitation and leaves to take Austin on a house tour. Abby catches up with Kelly in the dining room. She asks about her secret. Billy arrives and Jack tells him he has news - nothing he ever expected. Billy says they’ll deal with it together and to tell him what he heard.