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Finian O'Toole is a fictional character in the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

He was played by Arte Johnson in 1991 and 1992.

Storylines

In 1991, Finian O'Toole became Mac Scorpio's first friend in town after helping Mac hide from his brother Robert who was angry at him. Finian had worked in numerous jobs around town. He has been married five times and has a brother he doesn’t care for because the brother is a priest.

Bill Eckert, cousin to the Spencer family just come to town with his young son, Sly Eckert, and recently divorced from his mother, Nancy. Bill's father died of a heart attack and Bill and his sister, Jenny Eckert, came into a large inheritance. Bill, now a wealthy man, moved into an abandoned lighthouse with his son Sly and Finian O'Toole, whom Bill had hired as a housekeeper.

Bill was now dating Harlan's marketing genius daughter, Julia Barrett. Harlan brought her to Port Charles to run the cannery with ace in command, Bill Eckert. Harlan Barrett, Leopold Taub, Cesar Faison, and Larry Ashton formed a cartel to control global business via the use of a toxic substance, carbon disulfide, manufactured at a cannery they purchased as a clever ruse for their operations and a place to brew the drug with which they intended to rule the world. Bill and Jenny were both kept in the dark about the cannery's real intentions.

Meanwhile, Nancy having heard about Bill's newfound wealth, promptly wanted custody of Sly. Bill saw the dollar signs in her eyes and would not give in to her blackmail. Nancy began spying on operations at the cannery and discovered the carbon disulfide. She used it to make Bill appear inebriated at Sly's custody hearing. The cartel was worried with Nancy poking around and they wanted to make a still clueless Bill their newest member. The cartel then decided to eliminate Nancy.

Faison tried to use mind control to program Anna Scorpio to kill Nancy, but Anna and Robert Scorpio were on to Faison's plan. With the aid of a psychiatrist, she become immune to it. The Cartel's goal was attained anyway as Nancy was mysteriously murdered and Bill became the prime suspect. The real killer turned out to Bill's housekeeper and Sly's baby-sitter, Finian, who confessed to having a heated argument with Nancy when he accidentally shot and killed her. Finian gets community service as a punishment. He later tries to move back in with Bill and Sly.

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