The Young and the Restless' Peter Bergman (Jack) is a powerhouse performer. In his storied career, he has racked up 23 Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor, winning three times. Up for the award yet again in 2022, he spoke to CBS Watch magazine about what the recognition means to him.
I’m the most grateful actor you will ever meet. The Emmys have been very kind to me in the past, and I’m very excited about going this year. It never gets old—23? That’s a crazy number! I look at it as my peers in the industry saying, yes, he’s one of the good ones. That feels really nice.
Looking back, he mused:
For the first 12 years at Y&R, every night of the Emmys, David [Canary] of All My Children and his wife, Bob [Robert] Woods of One Life to Live, Susan Lucci [Erica, AMC] and her husband, and Mariellen and I would go to dinner before the Emmys. It was a tradition. Kelly Ripa [Hayley, AMC] and her husband Mark [Consuelos, Mateo, AMC] were there one year, and one time Wayne Gretzky and his wife, Janet, joined us. We had these wonderful dinners before going to the Emmy Awards, and those are treasured memories.
What would winning this year mean? Bergman dished:
I would love to have another one. I'm always very flattered to be welcomed to the party. I have three and I've been nominated a bit. Each was significant in its own way. They share a shelf on a bookcase at home. I don't sit and hold one or something like that. They're pretty mementos from fun chapters in my life.