Peter Reckell

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Peter Reckell
BornPeter Paul Reckell
(1955-05-07) May 7, 1955 (age 57)
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Kelly Moneymaker, 1 child[1]
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Peter Reckell
BornPeter Paul Reckell
(1955-05-07) May 7, 1955 (age 57)
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Kelly Moneymaker, 1 child[1]

Peter Paul Reckell (born May 7, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1983 on the NBC drama Days of our Lives.

Reckell has played Bo Brady on Days of our Lives from 1983 to 1987, 1990 to 1992, and from 1995 to 2012. Other notable credits include Eric Hollister on As the World Turns (1980–1982) and Johnny Rourke on Knots Landing (1988–1989).


Early years

Reckell was born in Elkhart, Indiana, but grew up on a farm in Michigan. The second oldest of six children, he has two brothers and three sisters. While in junior high school, Reckell built theater sets and performed in the chorus, and eventually became a theater technical director. He went on to appear in numerous plays throughout high school. Upon graduation, Reckell attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater with a minor in music and dance.[2]


Reckell made his network-television debut as Eric Hollister on As the World Turns. He then played Bo on Days of our Lives from 1983–87 and later from 1990-91. He returned to the role of the rugged cop for the third time in August 1995, but departed the role again in October 2012. During part of his absence from Days, Reckell appeared in the recurring role of Johnny Rourke on the primetime series Knots Landing. Among Reckell's stage credits are 'Moonchildren', 'The Fantasticks', 'Pirates of Penzance', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Guys and Dolls', 'Love Letters' and 'Death Trap'.

His feature film credits include Rustam Ibraguimbekov's 'Broken Bridges," which was filmed in Russia.

In 2010 Reckell joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning web soap series Venice: The Series as Richard McAndrews. This venture soon became a family affair with wife Kelly Moneymaker coming on board in 2011 to coordinate music for the highly anticipated third season of the show.

On May 14, 2009, twenty-six years since his debut on Days of our Lives, Reckell was nominated for his first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Personal life

Reckell and his wife singer Kelly Moneymaker have a daughter, Loden Sloan Reckell, born November 2007.[3]

Reckell enjoys practicing yoga, martial arts, swimming, horseback riding and mountain biking.


YearFilmRoleOther notes
2004Broken BridgesJeff
2009Street DreamsDan Reynolds
1980–1982As the World TurnsEric Hollister
1982The Facts of LifeAlan CookeEpisode: The Affair
1983–2012Days of our LivesBo Brady
1988Shades of Love: Moonlight FlightTommy RiversTV-Movie
1988–1989Knots LandingJohnny Rourke20 episodes
1991Locked Up: A Mother's RageDannyTV-Movie
1992Days of our Lives: One Stormy NightBo BradyNBC Television special
1993BaywatchJordan StewartEpisode: Tentacles (2)
1995Women of the HouseSteve BristonEpisode: North to Alaska
2000Days of our Lives' 35th AnniversaryBo BradyNBC Television special
2010–presentVenice: The SeriesRichard

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards

Soap Opera Digest Awards



Peter Reckell (album)
Appears On
When Two Chevys CollideDays Of Our Lives: Love Songs

See also


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