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I've included my two favorite actors and characters on this page. Melody Thomas Scott and Peter Bergman, in my opinion, are the two best actors on the show . They have poise , confidence and are AMAZING actors. These bio's are creditted to the CBS.com website, and I take no credit for them.

Peter Bergman


Peter Bergman joined The Young and the Restless as the multi-faceted Jack Abbott in October 1989. He has received eleven consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor (1990-2000) for his performance on The Young and the Restless, winning the coveted award in 1991 and in 1992. Peter was also honored with the Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in 1992 and 1993. In addition, he was the recipient of the MVP Award from Soap Opera Update in 1991, 1992 and 1994.

Peter portrayed Dr. Cliff Warner from 1979 to 1989 on the daytime drama All My Children. He received a 1983 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Series for his performance on that series.

Additionally, Peter guest-starred in the television film Kojak, and in the television series The Five Mrs. Buchanans and The Nanny. He starred in the PBS presentation of Pity the Poor Soldier and in the made-for-television movie Woman on the Ledge with Deidre Hall. His television credits also include guest-starring roles in the films Fantasies, Money, Power, Murder and Palimino. Peter's theater credits include Love Letters with The Young and the Restless colleague Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

Peter attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Upon graduation, he appeared in numerous regional theatrical productions and in several television commercials before landing his first role in daytime in 1979. He was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His father was in the United States Navy and the family moved nine times before Peter entered the eighth grade.

With a passion for classical and contemporary music, Peter enjoys playing the piano, which he began studying at the age of 20. He enjoys donating his time to several charities, and coaches his children's various sports teams. He also serves on their school's board of directors.

Peter and his wife, Mariellen, have two children, Connor and Clare. He has blue eyes, light brown hair and stands 6' 1". His birthday is June 11.

Melody Thomas Scott


Melody Thomas Scott, who stars as Nikki Reed Newman on The Young and the Restless, joined the cast of the CBS daytime drama in February 1979. She was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy in 1999.

Melody's prior television credits have included a recurring role on the CBS series The Waltons. She has also appeared on My Three Sons and Ironside. Additional television credits include the miniseries Studs Lonigan and the made-for-television movies Moviola and Secrets.

She has co-starred in films with some of Hollywood's most popular leading men, including The Shootist with John Wayne and Dirty Harry with Clint Eastwood. She appeared twice with the legendary Kirk Douglas in the films Posse and The Fury.

Melody attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in music. She began her show business career at the age of three under the tutelage of renowned coach Ethel Meglin, who helped launch the career of Shirley Temple. Melody studied singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz and became one of the Meglin Kiddies, performing at U.S.O. shows in Southern California. Melody made her motion picture debut at age eight in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie.

Melody is married to Edward Scott, executive producer of The Young and the Restless. In 1989, they co-founded the Save the Earth Foundation, an organization that endeavors to create awareness about environmental issues. The couple has three daughters, Alexandra, Jennifer and Elizabeth.

Melody's birthday is April 18. She stands 5' 6" tall and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

In February of 1999, Melody celebrated 20 years on Y&R.