Peter Reckell

Peter Reckell

American actor
Date of Birth: 07.05.1955
Country: USA

Content:
  1. American Actor
  2. Early Career
  3. Beyond the Screen

American Actor

Peter Reckell, an American actor, was born on May 7, 1955, in Elkhart, Indiana, USA. From a very young age, Peter knew that he would become an actor. After working behind the scenes in school productions, Reckell finally took to the school stage himself. Upon completing his education, he was one of the lucky six accepted into the Boston Conservatory, where Peter earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater with minors in Music and Dance.

Peter Reckell

Early Career

Reckell moved to New York City, where he performed in several musicals and plays, including "Love Letters," the longest-running musical in the world, "The Fantasticks," the jazz-rock play "Moonchild," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Pirates of Penzance," and "Guys and Dolls." In 1980, he landed his first role in a daytime soap opera as Eric Hollister in "As the World Turns," a role he played until 1982. He then joined the popular soap opera "Days of Our Lives," portraying the rebellious character Bo Brady, who became a fan favorite. Bo and his love interest Hope eventually became a super couple, but despite his popularity, Reckell decided to take a break from the show from 1987 to 1990. Upon his return, Peter took to the stage, appearing in the play "Deathtrap" and then in the primetime series "Knots Landing" as Johnny Rourke. Returning to "Days of Our Lives," Reckell faced the decision of his co-star Kristian Alfonso (Hope) to take a break this time. The on-screen couple reunited in 1995 and continues to live a dramatic life in the series to this day. Reckell has been a part of the long-running soap opera for over 20 years, remaining one of the most revered actors. The pairing of Bo and Hope is still beloved among the show's viewers. This is evident by the six "Soap Opera Digest" awards they have received, including nominations for "Outstanding Lead Actor" (1984, 1985), "Outstanding Younger Lead Actor" (1986), "Hottest Female Star" (1996), and "Favorite Couple" (2001 and 2003).

Peter Reckell

Beyond the Screen

Outside of his acting career, Reckell has a passion for music, martial arts, and yoga. He owns an electric car and a solar-powered home, and he prefers to commute to work on a bicycle. To make ends meet, the actor worked as a singing waiter during his college years. "Fame fits my ego well, but there are many other things to do," he says.

Peter Reckell

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