Played by Peter Bergman
Jack is a former playboy who slept with many of the models from Jabot,
and after sleeping with him, the women would ask him to make them the lead
model. Diane Jenkins tried this but ended up falling head over heels for
him. However, Jack decided to marry Patti Williams (Paul's sister) to show
his father that he had grown up. He still saw Diane and even slept with her
on the day of his wedding to Patti; Jill set it up so that a pregnant Patti
would find Jack and Diane together. This caused her to miscarry. After
making plans to move out of the house and have another baby, Patti overheard
Jack making plans to have a vasectomy. Patti was so enraged she shot Jack
three times, causing him to become paralyzed. He eventually recovered.
Jack and Victor Newman are long time bitter rivals. Jack married Nikki,
Victor's ex and true love. They had a son together, but he was born
prematurely and died.
Jack found out that a woman he had loved while he was serving in Vietnam
had had his child, whom she named Keemo. Luan and Jack were married, but she
died from a terminal illness.
Diane returned to town and she and Jack were engaged, but Victor stole
her away and they were married. In order to keep Victor, Diane stole sperm
she thought was Victor's to enable her to have a child. However, it turned
out to be Jack's sperm so they now have a child, Kyle.
Jack began courting Phyllis Summers to spy on Newman, but he fell in love
with her and they were married. He stood by her when she went to trial for
arson and trying to kill Diane. She was acquitted after evidence was found
that Diane had set the fire to frame Phyllis. Jack and Phyllis used this to
gain custody of his son, Kyle.
Family -- Mother: Dina Abbott Mergeron, father: John Abbott, half
brother: Billy Abbott, half sister: Ashley Abbott, sister: Traci Abbott
Carlton Connelly, nieces: Abby Carlton, Colleen Carlton.
Proofread by Laura on 8/30/11
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