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Duke Lavery was a fictional character on the popular ABC soap opera General Hospital.

The character was created and originated in 1986 by actor Ian Buchanan. Buchanan played the role of Duke from 1986 until 1989. In late 1989, an actor named Deke Anderson played the role of Duke, who was bandaged after plastic surgery, however, Anderson's face was not shown, although he did speak. Greg Beecroft then took over the role in early 1990, however, the character was killed off a few months later in March 1990. In August 2012, however, Ian Buchanan returned, appearing to be Duke, alive.

It was a shock to most viewers since the media did not report it, and it was not included in spoilers of the show. It was revealed that Greg Beecroft's character was not Duke after all, but an imposter.

In November 2012, it was revealed that the man dressed as Duke Lavery since August is actually Cesar Faison, but Faison is actually holding the real Duke captive. Now, the real Duke Lavery is free and in Port Charles.

On May 2, 2015, Duke died from too much blood loss at General Hospital, after being shot in the stomach by Carlos Rivera under the orders of Julian Jerome, a day earlier.


Ian Buchanan first appeared in the role of Duke Lavery on June 6, 1986.[4][5] After a three-year run, Buchanan departed from the series in May 1989. He briefly returned in November 1989 and last appeared on November 10, 1989.[6]

On November 15, 1989, Deke Anderson briefly played a bandaged Duke, post-plastic surgery. Anderson's face was not shown, but his voice was heard and he was credited in the end credits as Duke.

Greg Beecroft stepped into the role in January 1990, as Duke with plastic surgery.

However, the initial recast was met with much disapproval due to Beecroft's lack of chemistry with costar, Finola Hughes who portrayed Duke's love interest, Anna Devane. Just as viewers seemed to be accepting the recast, Beecroft's Duke was killed off on March 19, 1990.[7][8]

In 1988, Buchanan won the Soap Opera Digest Award as the Best Newcomer for his portrayal of Duke. Buchanan also earned in the Outstanding Hero category in 1989. Buchanan also earned two nominations with Hughes as the Favorite Supercouple in 1988 and 1989.[9]

In the summer of 2012, General Hospital's new executive producer, Frank Valentini began hinting at a huge surprise set for the August 27, 2012, episode through his Twitter account.[10][11][12]

Days earlier, Buchanan himself fed into fan speculation that he would be reprising his role as Duke with a very vague Twitter message to fans.[13][14][15] Buchanan reappeared on August 27, 2012, but was initially unclear if he was actually portraying Duke. However, Valentini later confirmed that Duke was alive and well in an interview with Michael Logan of TV Guide.[16][17]

Valentini and head writer, Ron Carlivati immediately pursued Buchanan who had recently been fired from NBC's Days of our Lives as Ian McAllister. His return would immediately cause trouble for Hughes's Anna and Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer who had recently become romantically involved. Valentini stated:[18]

Duke was killed off again on May 11, 2015.[19][20]

Buchanan returned for several episodes as ghost Duke starting on May 11, 2016.[21][22] He also returned on May 27, 2016.

According to the General Hospital Twitter page, Buchanan returned to the role of Duke for one episode on March 8, 2017.[23][24]

On December 13, 2020, it was revealed that Buchanan will return to GH for a ghostly appearance.[25][26]

On December 16, 2020, Duke made his return as ghost to taunt a dying Julian Jerome - the man responsible for his death.

Gloria Monty described what she initially looked for in the role to Soap Opera Digest. "I was looking for a very rough edge to him. Someone who was physically attractive and someone who had style." Co-head writer Monty's sister, Norma Monty said Duke was conceived to be a "nightclub person, on the edge of the old times. A thirties type."

Also, [Gloria] Monty intended to cast an actor without an accent. Ian Buchanan would describe Duke as a "combination good-guy/bad-guy" who very "complex." While Buchanan said he himself his own personality presents some complexities, Duke's complexities are more "extreme."[27]

Buchanan further described Duke as having a "Good heart and soul." However, he was "corrupted by society." Buchanan said he could never be friends with Duke because "He's too unpredictable." "Duke's changed as I've gotten more comfortable with my acting" Buchanan said in July 1987. He continued, "I like the way he's developed. A lot of me goes into him."[28]

In an interview with The Newfoundland Herald in 1988, Buchanan his views on Duke. "I think he is probably a lot like what I would have been if I had stayed in Scotland." He further described Duke as "grumpy, groany, bad tempered" and "always moody."[29]

When asked if Duke was "good or bad," Buchanan said, "I think he is pretty stupid sometimes." Everyone has those moments though "he really means well." Buchanan likened Duke to a modern day Robin Hood. Duke never does anything that is "just evil or bad." He always has a reason for the bad things he does.[29]

After his 2012 return, Buchanan described the character as a "bad boy who fell in love and then wanted to be a good boy." However, it is always a struggle for Duke. He continued that "Duke, was always a little duplicitous."[30]


Duke is born in Scotland to a 17-year-old Mary Fitzhugh. Duke is the product of Mary's affair with mobster Angus McKay and she later marries into the Lavery family to make sure her baby has a name.

Anna Devane is the love of Duke‘s life. He has one son, Dr. Griffin Munro.


Duke, who was previously afflicted with paralysis recovered from his injury and received a light prison sentence for his mob activities. In early 1987, it was revealed that Duke was the son of the imprisoned Angus McKay and Sister Camellia McKay, the beautiful, yet troubled young nun was his half-sister and also the daughter of Angus. In earlier years before it was discovered that they were related, Camellia had fallen for Duke.

The mystery surrounding Camellia deepened even further, when it became apparent that she was being haunted and deeply troubled by a night in her past that she could not remember. The night of mystery occurred the night she spent in L'Orleans, Canada. Duke's father Angus, even though imprisoned and elderly desperately wanted to end the violence and mob rivalry between the McKay and Jerome families.

In order to halt the upcoming mob war, Angus made the ultimate sacrifice and he drank poison and died. With his dying breath, Angus made Duke promise to look after Camellia. Soon after Angus' death, Duke was paroled and now a free man he returned to the club and set out to raise the necessary funds to pay the heavy fine for his past crimes. When his debt was repaid, Duke would finally be free to marry the love of his life, Anna Devane.

Anna accompanied Duke to L'Orleans for Angus' funeral and while there, he intuition went into overdrive. She started to put the pieces together and realized that there must have been more to Duke and Camellia's past besides a simple sibling rivalry. Duke denied it vehemently, but Anna was right. The truth was the revelation that Duke was Camellia's brother, sent her to commit a murder that she couldn't remember. Now four years later, Camellia was trying to remember the truth, but Duke warned against it, telling Camellia that the truth would destroy both of their lives.

Duke and Anna marry

After doing some more digging, Camellia discovered that Angus was not her real father after all, nor was Duke her brother. She abandoned the sisterhood and began focusing on a scheme to win Duke back. She contacted a sleazy reporter named Mark Carlin and by digging in Duke and Camellia's past, Carlin discovered that Duke had covered up a murder back in L'Orleans four years ago. On Duke and Anna's wedding day, Carlin exposed Duke's dark secret and in the middle of the ceremony, the wedding was crashed with reporters.

During all the chaos, Camellia's memories from that night came back to her and she realized that the person she murdered was Evan Jerome. Camellia was acquitted of her crime in Canada, but she came to the realization that she could never win Duke's love. So with a heavy heart, she eventually left Port Charles. Anna later broke up with Duke and started up her own PI agency. Anna's ex-husband Robert Scorpio returned back to Port Charles and partnered with Anna in her agency, but Robert returned with the sad news that his beloved wife Holly Sutton had been killed in a plane crash.

Robert watches as Duke and Anna dance

Robert attempted to win back his former love Anna, but in the end Anna chose to be with Duke. Robert watched as Duke and Anna rekindled their love and married in a Scottish wedding and decided to move on. When Anna is kidnapped by the insane Grant Putnam, Duke desperately turned to underworld crime boss Victor Jerome to help find her.

Duke and Robert both independently tracked down Grant in the Adirondack Mountains. In a final snowmobile chase, Robert caught up to Grant and in a heart-stopping climax, he rescued the evil killer just as he was about to plummet from a cliff. After subduing Grant, Robert turned to Anna, who raced into his comforting arms, overjoyed that her ordeal was finally over.

Just then, Duke arrived on the scene and stood in stunned silence as he witnessed the sight of his wife in her ex-husband's arms. Duke struggled to keep his mob involvement a secret, but when Victor Jerome's son Julian took a bullet meant for Duke, he made a deathbed request for Duke to help his father legitimize the mob, and a grieving Victor intended to hold Duke to that promise. Meanwhile, Victor's daughter Olivia Jerome became attracted to Duke.

Olivia was obsessed with ruling the mob and ordered the hit on her brother Julian. When Olivia realized that she couldn't lure Duke away from his pregnant wife Anna, she decided to kill him instead. Anna became her unintended victim however, when she was caught in an elevator rigged crash, set by Olivia. Anna was rushed to General Hospital, but she ended up miscarrying her and Duke's child due to the fall. Olivia was later gunned down in her hotel suite and when the police arrived on the scene, the found Anna with a gun, standing over Olivia's body.

Duke and Anna

Olivia went into a coma and Anna was charged with attempted murder. However the charges against Anna were false and the real killer turned out to be Dino, Olivia's one-time henchman and the illegitimate son of Victor Jerome. When Olivia woke up and recovered from her injuries, she was shipped off to a mental institution. Anna was overjoyed when Olivia was found guilty of mob activities and shipped off to a mental institution. Olivia escaped several times in the future, but her reign of terror against Duke and Anna was finally over.

Sadly though, Anna's marriage was also over. After Duke testified against the mob, his life and the lives of his loves ones were put in danger. Fearing that Anna and her daughter Robin Scorpio's lives were in danger, Duke sacrificed himself and faked his death in a warehouse explosion, entering the Witness Protection program. After hearing of Victor Jerome's death, Duke thought that it would now be safe for him to live back on the outside world. However, what Duke didn't know was that Victor's not-so-dead son Julian, was alive and hell-bent on getting revenge for his father.

The Jerome crime family, that had been weakened by the death of their boss Victor re-grouped under the command of his son Julian. Julian had two main objectives; to neutralize his dangerous sister Olivia and to see Duke Lavery truly dead. Julian planned to kill Duke and frame his sister Olivia for the crime. Thinking it was safe, Duke finally returned to Port Charles with a new face, a new name and no Scottish accent.

Duke had undergone plastic surgery while in the witness protection program and gained a new face and identity. He returned under the alias of Jonathan Paget was posed as an art dealer. As art dealer Jonathan Paget, he handled Sean Donely's purchase of some rare Chinese porcelain, from the Wellington Collection. Duke wanted to go right to his beloved wife Anna and reunite with her, but he knew Julian Jerome was on his trail. Julian shot and killed his sister Olivia, who had clued Anna in on the fact that Duke was still alive. Before Duke and Anna could be reunited, Duke was gunned down by Julian and he supposedly died in Anna's arms.

Cesar Faison impersonating Duke

In 2012, Duke's stepdaughter, Robin, seemingly dies in a lab explosion at General Hospital. She is later revealed to be alive, however. Dr. Ewen Keenan had orchestrated her "death" on the orders of Jerry Jacks, who is also presumed dead. Everyone believes Robin is dead, but Heather Webber tells Robin's mother Anna that she saw Robin at Ferncliff Asylum.

After investigating, Anna doesn't find Robin, but does find a brochure for a facility in Switzerland. Anna and Luke Spencer go there to look for Robin. They don't find her, but on August 27, a man who looks like Duke with his old face is revealed to be alive, and to have been the one who removed Robin from the Swiss facility.

This man reappears on October 8, 2012 with a comatose Robin. He expresses his sorrow at her present condition and promises to reunite her with Anna when the time is right. He then confronts Anna in Port Charles, and she is shocked to see him. He tells her that he was taken by Jerome's people out of witness protection and thrown into a Turkish Prison. A man named Jonathan Paget soon became his cellmate.

What Duke didn't know is that Paget was a plant and a mole for Jerome. Paget's objective was to learn all about Duke's life and go to Port Charles and impersonate him. He tells Anna he finally got out to reunite with his wife. Their embrace is soon interrupted by Luke Spencer. The man appearing to be Duke is shocked to discover that Anna and Luke are in a relationship and living together. He soon mentions the fact that since he isn't dead, Anna is still his wife. Anna leaves for work promising they will all talk later. He warns Luke that whatever relationship he had with Anna is now over.

This man is revealed to be in league with Joe Scully, Jr., and it was his idea for Joe Jr.'s son, Trey, to marry Sonny Corinthos' daughter Kristina and then kill her so Trey would inherit all her money. In a flashback to December 2011 when Bernie Abrahms, Corinthos' private accountant, was shot, the man appearing to be Duke showed up masquerading as a doctor. He threatened Bernie's family if Bernie did not transfer all of Sonny's assets to Kristina.

Luke remains suspicious of this man and demands a DNA test, but the PCPD do not have Duke's DNA on file, so it is of no help. The man then orders Scully to go to the docks and kill Bernie to prevent him from telling Sonny what they had done the year before. Jason arrives and shoots Joe Jr. after Scully had already shot Bernie.

Bernie manages to contact Sonny and tell him where he is. Jason runs over to Bernie and tries to help him, but he is suddenly shot from behind. The man appearing to be Duke reveals himself from the darkness, having shot Jason. He kicks Jason into the harbor below, and shoots Bernie again, killing him. He returns to Anna's hotel room, where he finds Luke and Anna arguing about him. He agrees to a thumbprint exam, and the results come back positive. He's "proven" to be Duke Lavery.

This man then visits Anna and tells her that he needs to go to Washington to talk with officials about his "imprisonment." In actuality, he goes back to the Lucerne, Switzerland mental institution to check on Robin. On November 9, he acts like he is a fellow captive to Robin in her room to try and handle the situation. Robin starts reminiscing about childhood memories with Duke, and she starts throwing incorrect information.

"Duke" cannot distinguish from false and correct information and Robin realizes that the man is not Duke Lavery. The person with the face, and apparently the fingerprints, of Duke Lavery starts to take off a Duke mask. Robin is shocked at the real identity of the man. The man that has been running around as Duke is actually Cesar Faison. The "real" Duke, however, is also revealed to be alive. The "real" Duke is a prisoner in the Swiss mental institution, being held prisoner by Faison as well.

On December 12, 2012 Faison is unmasked and Duke Lavery is found.  Duke Lavery comes back to Port Charles. He is hired by A.J. Quartermaine to work for ELQ Industries.  He does research about the company due to the assets being frozen by the SEC because of the former CEO Tracy's actions.  He finds that there was a pickle relish, Pickle Lila, that helped ELQ make a comeback. He steals the key that Tracy locked the pantry's refrigerator with, then he steals the jar of pickle relish.  He takes the pickle relish to Starr's and Michael's (son of A.J. and co-worker) apartment. He then goes to Kelly's and talks to Felicia.

A.J. and Duke

He and Anna go on a date at the Metro Court.  Duke gives Anna an expensive necklace and Duke says that he does have the money to give her a gift.  Anna and Duke kiss and is witnessed by Laura Webber (Luke's ex-wife) and Scott Baldwin.  Laura was on the impression that Luke was committed to Anna. She initially thinks that Anna is cheating  on Luke, but then realizes that there is another explanation.


Duke pays the bill, but later the waiter says that the money is counterfeit.  It's revealed that the money that Duke was given by Tracy Quartermaine to double-cross A.J. was used to pay the bill and the necklace. This means that Tracy's down payment was counterfeit. Anna broke up with Duke because he took Tracy relish and that was breaking the law she felt like he was in the mob again. Doing the Nurse Ball Anna and Duke did Scotland dance after the dance they decide to get back together.

One day Duke was at ELQ in A.J. office when women came into the office Duke told her his name and that he works for A.J. The women told him her name was Ava Jerome Duke look shocked Duke told her about crime family name the Jerome's that he use to work for them. Duke ask her was she member of the family. Ava said no she wasn't member of the family she also said she does not know those people.

Ava told him there a lot of people might have last name Jerome. Duke told her that all of Jerome's are dead. Ava then told Duke to tell A.J. she stopped buy and left Duke didn't buy it. He told Anna about Ava and that she might be a Jerome. Anna told him she doesn't know what him involved in the mob. Duke told her that he wasn't going to to back to his old life. Mac Scorpio Robert's brother ask Duke can be be his best men at his wedding to Felicia Jones Duke said yes.

Duke and Emma

Duke was a the Quartermaine Mansion he was in the room reading newspaper Ava was also in the room. Duke kept telling her that she was part of the Jerome family. Duke told her that he went to her art gallery in New York he did background he demand her to tell him who her mystery partner was. Ava told him nothing Duke still didn't buy it Duke said that her mystery partner could be in the mob.

Duke told her about how the Jerome's and how they had he and Anna unborn child killed by them and that they mess with is family and friends and that if they are back he won't let them do it again. Duke then went to Anna and told him about is meeting with Ava. Anna told him that he can't get back in the mob but she said she will talk to Ava because she wants to know if the family that killed they unborn child is back. She said since to Duke can not be in mob that will go to Sonny Corinthos.

It was revealed that Ava is a Jerome she is Victor Jerome daughter she may or may not be the same person as Olivia Jerome and is was also revealed that Julian Jerome is alive and he's in Port Charles running a newspaper and Magazine under another name as Derek Wells. The night before Mac and Felicia wedding Dr. Liesl Obrecht the one who held Duke prisoner back in Switzerland came to the party she wanted to poison Anna because Faison fell in love with Anna and instead of her. She took the poison and put it in Anna drink but Duke pick up the wrong drink and he drank it. Then he went outside to he saw Dr. Obrecht so Duke grab her Duke told her that she was trying is mess with Anna and him but then he collapsed.

Duke reunites with Robin

Anna found him and took him to the hospital. Dante told Anna does duke have any enemies Anna said Ava Jerome. Patrick came in and told Anna that good news and that Duke will be okay and he will be wake soon. Duke woke up and told Anna that Dr. Obrecht was the one that poison him and that she was Port Charles. Duke and Anna came face to face with Derek Wells aka Julian Jerome but they didn't recognize as Julian. Duke ask Derek for a job and Derek tells Duke got give him is information. In September, Derek hires Duke to work for him at his newspaper as his assistant. On November 26, Duke was reunited with his step-daughter, Robin.

Determined to get revenge on Julian, Duke joined forces with Sonny, and covered for Sonny when he murdered A.J. Duke's loyalty to Sonny put a wedge in his relationship with Anna, and became close friends with Lucy Coe. Sonny was exposed on October 31st, 2014, and Duke's role in the cover up came out as well.

Anna arrested him, but Lucy bailed him out of jail. Sonny made a deal to plead guilty, so long as Duke goes free. Sonny asked Duke to take over the business while he was in jail, and Duke agreed to honor Sonny's request.

On May 1, 2015, Duke and Anna decided to leave Port Charles together, but he was shot in the stomach during a struggle with Carlos Rivera. He died at the hospital from blood loss a day later.

On May 14, Duke appeared in Sonny's dream. Anna avenged Duke's death by shooting Carlos to "death" on May 18. On May 11, 2016, Duke appeared to Anna in dream where Anna told him he had a son, and imagined how Duke would react to the news. On May 27, Duke appeared to Anna, in spirit, after the Nurses Ball was over to do one last tango with her.

In 2017, Olivia Jerome was revealed to be alive and as she wreaked havoc in Port Charles, she also was trying to bring Duke back from the dead by attempting to "cleanse" his son, Griffin Munro to make room for Duke's soul. On March 8, Griffin tricked Olivia into believing it worked by claiming to be Duke back from the dead. She also believed it because she hallucinated Duke in Griffin's place.

On December 13, 2020, Duke appeared as a ghost to a dying Julian.

Crimes Committed

  • Helped Camellia cover up a murder in L'Orleans [1983; revealed in 1987]
  • Laundered money through his nightclub for Burt Ramsey's organization [1986]
  • Arrested for assault and battery after fighting with reporter Mark Carlin [Apr 8, 1987]
  • Adultery; slept with Olivia Jerome while married to Anna Devane [June 6, 1988]
  • Dumped the dead bodies of rival mobsters left in his club into the river [1988]
  • Accidentally killed an enemy of Victor Jerome during a struggle for a gun [1988]
  • Punched Scott Baldwin [Nov 9, 1988]
  • Punched Scott again [Dec 5, 1988]
  • Mob activities [Dec 2013-May 2015]
  • Stole the jar of Pickle-Lila relish under the orders of A.J. Quartermaine [Feb 2013]
  • Beat up Julian Jerome on Sonny's orders [Jan 24, 2014]
  • Lied about the whereabouts of Sonny Corinthos on the night of A.J. Quartermaine's murder [Mar 10, 2014]
  • Ordered Shawn Butler and Jordan Ashford to dispose of a ballot box that held votes from the mayoral election [revealed Jan 13, 2015]
  • Engaged in a gun battle with Julian and his men [Mar 11, 2015]
  • Held Julian at gunpoint and almost killed him [Mar 11, 2015]
  • Ordered Jordan to kill Julian [Mar 13, 2015]
  • Has been using the Metro Court's tea box for illegal mob money [revealed Mar 19, 2015]
  • Sent one of his snipers to kill Jordan [Apr 22, 2015]
  • Tried to shoot Carlos Rivera during a struggle for the gun [May 1, 2015; shown on May 7, 2015]
  • Indirectly responsible for the death of Bruce, the gunman he sent to kill Jordan Ashford [May 2, 2015; shown on May 8, 2015]

Health and Vitals

  • Temporarily paralyzed after he took a bullet meant for Robert Scorpio [1986]
  • Held captive in a Turkish Prison for almost 20 years [1989-2008]
  • Held captive at a clinic in Lucerne, Switzerland by Cesar Faison [2008-12]
  • Hospitalized after being poisoned with the sedative propofol by Liesl Obrecht [Aug 2013]
  • Tied up and held hostage in The Catacombs of Wyndemere by Cesar Faison [Nov 2013]
  • Had a gun pulled on him by Julian Jerome [Dec 17, 2013]
  • Engaged in a gun battle with Julian and his men [Mar 11, 2015]
  • Stalked by Carlos Rivera, who was planning to kill him under Julian's orders [Mar 16-17, 2015; Carlos stopped when Duke entered the Metro Court]
  • Almost got shot by Carlos under Julian's orders [Apr 24, 2015]
  • Shot in the stomach by Carlos during a struggle for a gun under Julian's orders [May 1, 2015; shown on May 7, 2015; revealed May 8, 2015]
  • Died of blood loss after being shot in the stomach by Carlos under Julian's orders [May 2, 2015[31]; shown on May 11, 2015]

See also

Family tree



  1. Duke died after midnight on the night of the Nurses Ball which took place on May 1 according to the invitation.
  2. Duke and Anna were married at the time of his presumed death in 1989, but he was revealed to be alive in 2012. On 11-18-14, Anna states that she and Duke are no longer married, implying their marriage was legally dissolved.
  3. They were together after Faison was revealed to be Duke and even though they broke up, they were still in love.
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  31. Duke died after midnight on the night of the Nurses Ball which took place on May 1 according to the invitation.

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Scout Cain · Donna Corinthos · Wiley Corinthos · Rocco Falconeri · Violet Finn · Avery Jerome-Corinthos · Bailey Jones · Danny Morgan · Leo Quartermaine · Aiden Spencer · Jake Spencer · Georgie Spinelli · James West
Deceased and Presumed Dead Characters
Benny Abrahms · Bernie Abrahms · Dr. Rachel Adair · Diego Alcazar · Lorenzo Alcazar · Luís Alcazar · Sage Alcazar · Ruby Anderson · Peter August · Dr. Andy Archer · Hank Archer · Dominique Baldwin · Franco Baldwin · Dr. Gail Baldwin · Lee Baldwin · Cadet Cooper Barrett · Harlan Barrett · Kiefer Bauer · Det. Jesse Beaudry · Officer Brian Beck · Katherine Bell · Nelle Benson-Jerome · Virginia Benson · Nurse Jessie Brewer · Dr. Phil Brewer · D.L. Brock · Nurse Marge Brown · Brendon Byrne · Dr. Neil Byrne · Det. Andy Capelli · Helena Cassadine · Irina Cassadine · Kristina Cassadine · Mikkos Cassadine · Stavros Cassadine · Stefan Cassadine · Tony Cassadine · Stone Cates · Lenny Caulfield · Dev Cerci · Melanie Chamberlain · Dr. Silas Clay · Eddie Coe · Victor Collins · Ray Conway · Wiley Cooper-Jones · Liam Corbin · Mike Corbin · Lily Corinthos · Morgan Corinthos · Phil Cusack · Dr. Alex Devane · Dr. Ian Devlin · Lt. Ronnie Dimestico · Sean Donely · Dr. Pierce Dorman · D.A. John Durant · Beatrice Eckert · Bill Eckert · Nancy Eckert · Cesar Faison · Connie Falconeri · Stella Fields · Dr. Russell Ford · Alice Grant · Brent Green · David Grey · Gordon Grey · Summer Halloway · David Hamilton · Anthony Hand · Jon Hanley · Dr. Steve Hardy · Peter Harrell, Jr. · Peter Harrell, Sr. · Abby Haver · Logan Hayes · Theo Hoffman · Jimmy Lee Holt · Nurse Marie Hopkins · Lady Jane Jacks · John Jacks · Edge Jackson · Aleksander Janáček · Evan Jerome · Julian Jerome · Kiki Jerome · Veronica Jerome · Victor Jerome · Stan Johnson · B.J. Jones · Georgie Jones · Tania Jones · Dr. Tony Jones · Dr. Ewen Keenan · Paddy Kelly · Dr. Warren Kirk · Rafe Kovich, Jr. · Trevor Lansing · Duke Lavery · Beatrice LeSeur · Dr. Cameron Lewis · Nurse Lucille March-Weeks · Wendy Masters · Courtney Matthews · Danny McCall · Angus McKay · Harmony Miller · Nurse Leyla Mir · Trey Mitchell · Susan Moore · Chloe Morgan · Jason Morgan · Oscar Nero-Quartermaine · Dr. Lisa Niles · Johnny O'Brien · Dr. Kevin O'Connor · Brighton O'Reilly · Raj Patel · Dustin Phillips · Eddie Phillips · A.J. Quartermaine · Dr. Alan Quartermaine · Alex Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Dr. Emily Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Quentin Quartermaine · Mariah Ramirez · Madeline Reeves · Carlos Rivera · Hernando Rivera · Faith Rosco · Nurse Sabrina Santiago-Rivera · Joe Scully · Jack Slater · Damian Smith · Frank Smith · Zander Smith · Joseph Sorel · Luke Spencer · Siobhan Spencer · Cheryl Stansbury · Jennifer Talbot · Leopold Taub · Nurse Diana Taylor · Dr. Peter Taylor · Nurse Amy Vining · Barbara Vining · Jason Vining · Reverend Dr. Bradley Ward · Justus Ward · Mary Mae Ward · Dr. Rick Webber · Al Weeks · Det. Nathan West · Dr. Karen Wexler · Dawn Winthrop · Dr. Maggie Wurth · Anthony Zacchara · Claudia Zacchara-Corinthos
Off-screen and Former Characters
Lila Rae Alcazar · Dr. Grant Andrews · Jennifer Arden · Terri Arnett · Jordan Ashford · Arielle Ashton · Lord Larry Ashton · Larry Joe Baker · Christina Baldwin · Serena Baldwin · Dr. Tom Baldwin · Alec Barrett · Brenda Barrett · Julia Barrett · Derek Barrington · Hayden Barnes · Claudette Beaulieu · Dr. David Bensch · Ginny Blake · Jack Boland · Nora Buchanan · Shawn Butler · Edward Caldwell · Florence Campbell · Gia Campbell · Nurse Sheila Cantillion · Judge Naomi Carson · Charlotte Cassadine · Lt. Eric Cates · Jagger Cates · Carmine Cerullo · Gloria Cerullo · Lois Cerullo · Skye Chandler-Quartermaine · Judge Amber Chau · Dr. Linda Chu · Nurse Judy Clampett · Nurse Beverly Cleveland-Fairchild · Angie Collins · Elijah Crowe · Nurse Jolene Crowell · Nurse Nadine Crowell · Dr. Rae Cummings · Marco Dane · Dr. Harrison Davis · Howie Dawson · Margaux Dawson · Katherine Delafield · Téa Delgado · Roy DiLucca · Tiffany Donely · Senator Martin Drake · Dr. Noah Drake · Dr. Patrick Drake · Toussaint Dubois · Algernon Durban · George Durnely · Jenny Eckert · Sly Eckert · John Everett · Nurse Iris Fairchild · Mary Finnegan · Florence Grey · Pres Floyd · Parker Forsyth · Nurse Betsy Frank · Det. Alex Garcia · Charity Gatlin · Jonah Gatlin · Max Giambetti · Milo Giambetti · Marcus Godfrey · Yvonne Godfrey · Carla Greco · Frankie Greco · Alice Gunderson · Nurse Audrey Hardy · Dr. Simone Hardy · Dr. Tom Hardy · Dr. Tommy Hardy · Nurse Jane Harland · Det. David Harper · Sgt. Jim Harper · Elton Herbert · Dr. Jim Hobart · Paul Hornsby · Greg Howard · Dr. Matt Hunter · Hutch Hutchins · Jasper Jacks · Jerry Jacks · Miranda Jameson · Reginald Jennings · Olivia Jerome · Amelia Joffe · Claudia Johnston-Phillips · Frisco Jones · Dr. Lucas Jones · Slick Jones · Dr. Leo Julian · Joe Kelly · Rose Kelly · Jack Kensington · Dr. Gary Lansing · Howard Lansing · Ric Lansing · Roy Lansing · Dr. Steven Lansing · Judge Rachel Lasser · Nurse Meg Lawson · Dr. Kelly Lee · Winifred Leeds · Guy Lewis · Nurse Rita Lloyd · Carol Lockhart · Nurse Anne Logan · Janice Lomax · Priscilla Longworth · Ethan Lovett · Judge Richard Lowe · Charlie Lutz · Emma Lutz · Huxley Lynch · Dr. Andre Maddox · Starr Manning · Todd Manning · Nurse Rosalie Martinez · Pete Marquez · Dr. Francince Massey · Det. John McBain · Camellia McKay · Martha McKee · Nurse Melissa McKee · Skeeter McKee · Nurse Augusta McLeod · Maggie McMorris · James Meadows · Jake Meyer · Nurse Lorraine Miller · Martina Morales · Angel Moran · Miguel Morez · ‎Hope Morgan · Ken Morgan · Sam Morgan · Johnny Morrissey · Joey Moscini · Decker Moss · Dr. Griffin Munro · Det. Byron Murphy · Kent Murray · Dr. Kim Nero · Dr. Patrick O'Connor · Jimmy O'Herlihy · Finian O'Toole · Officer Delores Padilla · Blackie Parrish · Paloma Perez · Bryan Phillips · Judge Henry Pierce · Nurse Georgia Price · Grant Putnam · Celia Quartermaine · Dillon Quartermaine · Tracy Quartermaine · Cpt. Burt Ramsey · Ranelle Rance · Dr. Lak Rashi · Coleman Ratcliffe · Tom Rayner · Guy Richardson · Dr. Joe Rivera · Teddy Rivera · Tony Robinson · Det. Cruz Rodriguez · Casey Rogers · Dan Rooney · Winston Rudge · Father Mateo Ruiz · Delia Ryan Coleridge · Juan Santiago · Emma Scorpio-Drake · Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake · Hannah Scott · Jeffrey Scribner · Rebecca Shaw · Colton Shore · Harry Silver · Charlene Simpson · Dr. Eric Simpson · Det. Lucky Spencer · Lulu Spencer · Valerie Spencer · Rex Stanton · Suzanne Stanwyck · Nurse Mischa Stephens · Holly Sutton · Jackie Templeton · Nurse Regina Thompson · Ellie Trout · Dusty Walker · Claire Walsh · Judge David Walters · Faith Ward · Isobel Ward · Keesha Ward · Dr. Maya Ward · Randy Washburn · Rupert Watson · Heather Webber · Dr. Jeff Webber · Dr. Lesley Webber · Mike Webber · Rick Webber, Jr. · Dr. Sarah Webber · Dr. Steve Webber · Cpt. Samantha Welles · Rhonda Wexler · Agnes Whitaker · Whit Whitaker · Mitch Williams · Dr. Lainey Winters · Prunella Witherspoon · Grace Yang · Johnny Zacchara
Current Crew
Dan O'Connor (Head writer, 2019-present) · Frank Valentini (Executive producer, 2012-present) · Chris Van Etten (Head writer, 2017-present)
Former Crew
Shelly Altman (Head writer, 2011-2012, 2015-2019) · Ron Carlivati (Head writer, 2012-2015) · Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer, 2001-2012) · Robert Guza, Jr. (Head writer, 1996, 1997-2000, 2002-2008, 2008-2011) · H. Wesley Kenney (Executive producer, 1987-1989; Head writer, 1988) · Gloria Monty (Executive producer, 1978-1987, 1991-1992; Head writer, 1981) · Jean Passanante (Head writer, 2015-2017) · Wendy Riche (Executive producer, 1992-2001) · Garin Wolf (Head writer, 2008, 2011-2012)
Related Topics
List of cast members · List of current actors · History of General Hospital