Peter Reckell single-handedly changed the face of daytime with his creation of "Bo Brady", the motorcycling rebel on NBC's number one daytime program "Days Of Our Lives". His break-all-the-rules approach, complete with earring, tattoo and attitude, presented a daytime hero unlike anyone had ever imagined and the impact was immediate. Awarded by Soap Opera Digest for being number one actor for three consecutive years, Peter was also voted Hottest Male Star. He also garnered a "People's Choice" nomination, among his many accomplishments in the role he originated and portrays with such fervor.
Being one who likes to take on new challenges, Peter segued to prime time to portray an Irish rogue on the CBS hit series "Knots Landing". As "Johnny Rourke", Peter gained new success and popularity. He and co-star, Nicolette Sheridan, were tagged "sexiest couple in a night-time series" by TV Guide.
Switching from Irish rogue to starched white collar is just one example of Peter's chameleon-like qualities. In "Heavenly Road", a television comedy-drama, he played the President of a large computer company who was forced to wrestle with his compassion and business savvy when exposed to the culture and indigenous people of Hawaii.
Pursuing yet another challenge, Peter ventured to Russia to star in "Broken Bridges", a political film produced by Oscar winner, Rustam Ibraguimbekov. Instead of breaking bridges, Peter began building friendships. Private moments he spent with his comrades and their families are experiences he took to heart and memory.
Bicycles, electric cars, conservation and recycling are a daily part of Peter's life. His love of nature and concerns for the environment motivated him to build a solar-powered home. He even threw in a few extra solar panels so he can sell energy back to the utility company. Human strength is also a good source of energy - you can see Peter pedaling his way to work on a regular basis. His idea of relaxation is throwing kicks at his martial-arts instructor and practicing yoga.
Even though Peter enjoys his success on television, his passion for theatre remains. He was trained at Boston Conservatory where he received a B.F.A. in theatre with a minor in music and dance. He put himself through school by working as a singing-waiter and later, moved to New York City to further his career. He did an off-Broadway production of "Moonchildren" and performed in the longest running musical of all time, "The Fantasticks". Some of his other theatrical accomplishments include: "Carousel", "Pirates Of Penzance", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Guys and Dolls", "Love Letters" and "Death Trap". Drama-Logue said of his performance in the original production of "Misconduct Allowed", "Reckell is almost too good to be true...tanned, fit, ridiculously attractive with an engagingly unruly forelock and a dazzling smile. Plus that, as an actor, he makes the right moves at the right times and can segue smoothly and believably from wry comedy to wrenching anguish."