His unfaithfulness was a way of unconsciously punishing all women for his abandoning him.
For Bergman's portrayal of Jack, Mamie Johnson (Veronica Redd) is his "Achilles heel".
Bergman relocated to California for the role after he successfully auditioned for the part. Jack is known for his longstanding feud with the Newman family patriarch, Victor Newman as well as his romances with Nikki Newman, Phyllis Summers and Sharon Newman.
The role of Jack Abbott was first written into the series in June 1980, being portrayed by Terry Lester.
In May 1985, it was announced that Lester would be leaving the role; he stated that it was because of a CBS film (Blade) he starred in which could have possibly became a series: "I wanted to work something out. However, I was concerned about the possibility of Blade being picked up as a series and being tied to The Young and the Restless." In 1989, Lester quit out of anger, as he felt that Jack was being "squeezed" out of the storyline, and was upset that Lauralee Bell's character Christine Blair was moved to the forefront of several storylines.
Mamie is the woman who has been around since he was a child, even when his mother isn't.
Jack cannot get anything past Mamie; Bergman said that she "saw right through him".
Cliff Warner on All My Children, had recently been fired.
Bergman's firing made headlines, and Melody Thomas Scott, who portrays Nikki Newman, suggested Bergman as Jack to her husband and former executive producer Edward J.He felt himself above everybody, smug." While he was in the role, Lester stated that Jack was a villain, but not entirely: "I think Jack has charged in the past four years, although there's a tendency to make him the same old circus villain he was in the beginning.Happily the producers, the writers and myself were able to keep Jack progressing - never a wonderful person, but not nasty just to be nasty." Of the character, Bergman stated that: "Jack goes from tender, loving scenes at the beginning of an episode with Nikki, where he's so pathetic and loving and sincere, to taking someone's head off by Act 5. He can be in a perfectly good mood and you scuff his shoe and he wants to kill you.The character was first introduced in 1980 being portrayed by Terry Lester.Lester departed from the series in 1989 and was replaced by Peter Bergman shortly thereafter. 1850 Ontario Land Registry Records Research Thousands of your ancestors and where they lived in Ontario - Updated October, 2017 Ontario Genealogy County Directories - Subscriber Site Ontario Genealogy Historical Newspaper Site - Subscriber Site Ontario Genealogy - Historical Images of the Past - Subscriber Site Ontario Genealogy - Historical Atlas Maps - Subscriber Site Ontario Genealogy - Historical Visits to Ontario Villages and Towns - Subscriber Site Upper Canada Land Petitions 51000 Records Indexed Upper Canada Land Leases and Miscellaneous Petitions 10000 Records Indexed Upper Canada (Ontario) Sundries Database Ontario - Upper Canada Land Registry Records Upper Canada (Ontario) Toronto Insane Asylum Database Upper Canada (Ontario) Kingston Insane Asylum Database Upper Canada (Ontario) London Insane Asylum Database Upper Canada (Ontario) Malden Insane Asylum Database Upper Canada (Ontario) Hamilton Insane Asylum Database Join the Ontario Genealogy mail list now.