Who is Peter Reckell? Where is he now?
Peter Paul Reckell was born on the 7th May 1955, in Elkhart, Indiana USA, and is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Bo Brady in the NBC drama “Days Of Our Lives” (1983-2015) and as Johnny Rourke in the CBS prime time soap opera “Knots Landing” (1988-1989). However, he has been inactive in the world of acting since 2016, when he decided to spend more time with his family.
Early Life and Education
When it comes to speak about his early life, Peter was born in Elkhart, but was raised on a farm in Okemos, Michigan alongside his five siblings – two brothers and three sisters. He became interested in acting very early, and while in junior high school performed in various plays and even served as a theater technical director. Upon matriculation, he enrolled in the prestigious Boston Conservatory, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater, while he minored in Music and Dance.
Talking about his career, it began after graduating, when Peter started auditioning for minor parts in various TV series. He made his debut appearance in the role of Eric Hollister in an episode of the CBS soap opera “As The World Turns” in 1981, which was followed by another minor role as Alan Cooke in an episode of the NBC sitcom “The Facts Of Life” (1982).
— Peter Reckell (@peterreckell) July 28, 2014
Rise to Prominence and “Days of Our Lives”
Peter’s acting breakthrough came in 1983, when he got his first major role as he was chosen to play Bo Brady in the NBC drama “Days Of Our Lives”, which subsequently aired until 2015, appearing in more than 1300 episodes, which increased enormously his popularity and added a considerable amount to his net worth.
— Peter Reckell (@peterreckell) September 6, 2015
The late 1980s and “Knots Landing”Peter’s next major role came in 1988, when he featured as Tommy Rivers in the TV film “Shades Of Love: Moonlight Flight”, directed by Jim Kaufman. Afterwards, he was cast as Johnny Rourke in the CBS prime time soap opera “Knots Landing”, which lasted from 1988 until 1989, increasing further his net worth as he starred in more than 30 episodes, next to Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark.
At the beginning of the next decade, Peter was cast as Danny in the TV film entitled “Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage” (1991), after which in 1992 he reprised the role of Bo Brady in the NBC television film special “Days Of Our Lives: One Stormy Night”. then guest-starred as Jordan Stewart in an episode of the action drama TV series “Baywatch” (1993), played Ben in the TV film “Heavenly Road” (1994), and guest-starred as Steve Briston in the CBS sitcom “Women Of The House” (1995).
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In 2000, he once again reprised the role of Bo Brady in another NBC television special entitled “Days Of Our Lives’ 35th Anniversary”. Peter’s next major role came in 2004, when he was cast as Jeff in the drama film “Broken Bridges”, which was directed by Rafigh Pooya and filmed in Russia. He then landed the role of Dan Reynolds in the drama film “Street Dreams”, starring along with Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Dunn and Rob Dyrdek. In 2010, he was selected to play Richard McAndrews in the Emmy Award-winning web soap series “Venice: The Series”, until 2012, after which he made appearance as Johnny in the TV drama film “The Grove” (2013), all of which contributed to his wealth. To speak further about his career in the recent years, he performed briefly as El Gallo in the Broadway musical “The Fantasticks” in 2016, but has been inactive ever since.
Awards and Nominations
Thanks to his portrayal of Bo Brady in “Days Of Our Lives”, Peter has won numerous awards and recognitions. He won five Soap Opera Digest Awards in several categories, including Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera and Outstanding Young Leading Actor in a Daytime Serial. Moreover, he was also nominated for the 2009 Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.
Peter Reckell Net Worth
His career started in 1981 and he was an active member of the entertainment industry until 2016, when he left the acting world. So, if you ever wondered how rich Peter Reckell is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful career.
Regarding his personal life, Peter Reckell has been married to Kelly Moneymaker since April of 1998. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Loden Sloan, in 2007. He was previously married to Dale Kristien from 1987 to 1991. In his spare time, Peter practices martial arts as well as Pilates and yoga. He also enjoys mountain biking, horseback riding and swimming. Moreover, he is active on his official Twitter account, on which he has more than 71,000 followers.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about his appearance, Derek is a quite handsome man with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. As already mentioned, he is active in various sports to keep his body in the best shape, with the impressive height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while information about his weight is not currently available to the media.