Dear Soaps,

Did Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R) appear in a famous TV commercial back in the 1980s?
— Bill

Dear Bill,
"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" were the infamous words uttered by Bergman, as well as Chris Robinson (ex-Rick Webber, GH), in a commercial for Vick's cough syrup in the early '80s. Soap actors have always been perceived as medical authorities, so commercial producers have sought them out to hawk medicinal products. Bergman's spot ran for more than four years. (MJM)