John Abbott
Jerry Douglas
Jerry Douglas as John Abbott
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by: Brett Halsey (1980-1981)
Jerry Douglas (1982-)
Duration: 1980-1981, 1982-2006, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
First appearance: May 1980
Last appearance: December 24, 2013
Cause/reason: Appeared as ghost
Created by: William J. Bell
Family: Abbott family
Gender: Male
Died: August 16, 2006
Cause of death: Complications following a stroke
Occupation: Unemployed/in prison
Residence: Genoa City, Wisconsin
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??]
Jillian "Jill" Fenmore
(divorced) [1982-1985]
Jessica Blair
(divorced) [1988-1989]
Jillian "Jill" Fenmore
(divorced) [1993-1996]
Gloria Simmons
(invalid) [2004-2005]
Gloria Simmons
(invalid) [2005-2006]
Children: John "Jack" Abbott Jr.
(son, with Dina)
Traci Abbott
(daughter, with Dina)
Unnamed child
(with Jill, deceased)
William "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)
Cordelia "Delia" Abbott
(granddaughter, via Billy, deceased)
John "Johnny" Abbott IV
(grandson, via Billy)
Katherine "Katie" Newman
(granddaughter, via Billy)
Romances: Katherine Shepherd
(lovers, deceased)
Ellen Winters
Joanna Manning
Dina Mergeron
Gina Roma
Dina Mergeron
Leanna Randolph
Gloria Simmons

John Abbott Sr. was a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Actor History:

  • Brett Halsey (05/1980-03/1981)
  • Jerry Douglas (03/1982-06/2006; contract & 09/2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013; recurring)

Character History: