Reckell was raised in Michigan. He worked his way through the Boston Conservatory as a singing waiter. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in theater and a minor in music and dance, Reckell moved to New York City to further his music career. His musical stage accomplishments are many, including Carousel, Jesus Christ, Superstar, and Guys and Dolls. Peter made his television debut on As the World Turns as Eric Hollister, a role he portrayed for two years. Soon afterward, he landed the role of Bo Brady.
Needing a change after four years on daytime, Reckell moved to primetime and began a two-year run on the hit series Knots Landing. Before his 1993 return to Days of our Lives, Reckell added several film appearances to his credits, including the Russian film Broken Bridges produced by Oscar winner Rustam Ibraguimbekov.
Over the years Reckell has accrued many accolades for his portrayal of Bo Brady. In addition to being voted Number One Male in Daytime Television, he received Soap Opera Digest awards for Outstanding Actor and Hottest Male Star.
Reckell is a dedicated environmentalist and avid cyclist who often bikes to work. Reckell and his wife, Kelly Moneymaker, reside in Los Angeles. His birthday is May 7.
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage
Shades of Love: Moonlight Flight
Days of our Lives
May 3, 1983 to April 20, 1987; April 19, 1990 to January 17, 1992; August 1, 1995 to October 30, 2012
As the World Turns
Daytime Emmy Awards
1980 to 1982
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2009)
Daytime Emmy Awards
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Elkhart, Indiana
DATE OF BIRTH: May 7, 1955
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Kelly Moneymaker [Apr 18, 1998 to Present]
PREVIOUS MARRIAGE: Dale Kristien [1987 - 1991]
CHILDREN: Daughter, Loden [Nov 2007]
: Peter Reckell earns his very first Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
: Reckell says he'd given up on ever getting an Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
: Overused Reckell forced to take a month away from DAYS. [Mar 8, 2010]
: Rumor: Reckell preparing co-stars for his exit. [May 3, 2012]
: Reckell's wife hints his time on DAYS is ending. [Jun 13, 2012]
: Peter Reckell confirms he's said "goodbye" to DAYS. [Jun 18, 2012]
: VIDEO: Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell at the 2011 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 19, 2011]
: Peter Reckell says fans "deserve better" than a missing Bo. [Apr 10, 2014]
: Reckell reports "some progress" in DAYS talks. [Oct 10, 2014]
: Peter Reckell in talks with DAYS for 50th anniversary return [Mar 9, 2015]
: Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols returning to DAYS [Mar 18, 2015]
: Peter Reckell's Bo to have an "ultimate hero moment" [May 4, 2015]
: Peter Reckell shares why DAYS' new writers will have fans crying [Jun 1, 2015]
: Peter Reckell on Bo's return and why he chose now to re-join the NBC drama [Sep 7, 2015]
: Peter Reckell, Joseph Mascolo and Andrew Masset return for Hope-centric DAYS episode [Jun 7, 2016]