This image released by CBS shows Peter Begman, who portrays Jack Abbott with co-star Melissa Ordwat, who portrays his niece Abby Newman on the long-running daytime drama "The Young and the Restless." (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)

‘Young and the Restless’ marks Peter Bergman’s milestone

November 24, 2019 - 4:32 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five years ago, “The Young and the Restless” celebrated Peter Bergman’s quarter-century on the daytime serial with a cake and speeches. The actor says he didn’t expect any fuss over his 30th year playing Jack Abbott, but producers devised a plot twist.

To honor the anniversary, Monday’s episode is all about Jack and those close to him.

As he reads his sister Traci’s (Beth Maitland) family memoir, his past is revisited with clips from previous seasons and appearances by other Abbotts, including Eileen Davidson as Ashley.

Bergman said he found the retrospective moving and hopes viewers enjoy it as well — including the succession of hairstyles and fashions over the decades.

The actor stepped in as Jack on Nov. 27, 1989, replacing Terry Lester as the rival to Eric Braeden’s Victor Newman.

Bergman, who starred for a decade on “All My Children,” has collected a total of 21 Emmy Award nominations for best lead actor. He won three trophies for “The Young and the Restless.”

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