John Abbott
Jerry Douglas
Jerry Douglas as John Abbott
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by: Brett Halsey (1980-1982)

Duration: 1980-1981, 1982-2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015
First appearance: 1980
Last appearance: March 24, 2015
Cause/reason: Appeared as ghost
Created by: William J. Bell
Family: Abbott family
Gender: Male
Born: August 1, 1928
Died: August 18, 2006
Cause of death: Complications following a stroke
Occupation: Unemployed (in prison)
Residence: Prison
Parents: Robert Abbott (father, deceased)
Unknown woman (mother, deceased)
Siblings: Ivan Abbott (brother, deceased)
Marital status: Single; at death
Past marriage(s): Dina Mergeron (divorced; 19??-19??)
Jill Fenmore (divorced; 1982-1985)
Jessica Blair (divorced; 1988-1989)
Jill Fenmore (divorced; 1993-1996)
Gloria Simmons (invalid; 2004-2005)
Gloria Simmons (invalid; 2005-2006)
Children: Jack Abbott (son, with Dina)
Traci Abbott (daughter, with Dina)
Unnamed child (with Jill, deceased)
Billy Abbott (son, with Jill)
Grandchildren: Keemo Volien Abbott (grandson, via Jack)
John Abbott III (grandson, via Jack, deceased)
Kyle Abbott (grandson, via Jack)
Colleen Carlton (granddaughter, via Traci, deceased)
Delia Abbott (granddaughter, via Billy, deceased)
Johnny Abbott (grandson, via Billy)
Katie Abbott (granddaughter, via Billy)
Romances: Katherine Shepherd (lovers; 19??-19??, deceased)
Ellen Winters (dated)
Joanna Manning (lovers; 19??)
Gina Roma (dated; 1985-1986)
Dina Mergeron (dated/engaged; 1984-1985)
Dina Mergeron (dated/engaged; 1996)
Gloria Simmons (lovers; 2004)
John Abbott Sr. was a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Actor History:Edit

  • Brett Halsey (1980-1982)
  • Jerry Douglas (03/1982-06/2006; contract & 09/2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015; recurring)

Character History:Edit