Gabriel Burke
John Burke as Gabriel Burke
General Hospital
Portrayed by John Burke
Duration 2019
First appearance November 18, 2019
Last appearance November 19, 2019
Gender Male
Occupation US attorney

Gabriel Burke was a fictional character on the ABC Soap opera General Hospital.

He was portrayed by John Burke from November 18, 2019 to November 19, 2019.

John previously played Everett Dawson in 2010.


Gabriel Burke is introduced on November 18, 2019 as an attorney for the opposing counsel during Sam McCall’s trial for killing Shiloh. He arrives late to the trial which is delayed until his appearance. His excuse was he had been interviewing friends of Shiloh and he argued that Sam had pre-meditated to kill Shiloh who was considered a hero and also helped many people. Burke brought up Sherri’s statement against Sam but Diane claimed it was hearsay. Sam is found not guilty of murder in the first degree but she is found guilty of manslaughter and negligent homicide. The judge argues that Jason could have defended himself if Sam hadn’t shot Shiloh. Burke argues that Sam wanted a quick bench trial so they should proceed to sentencing right now. He mentions how Sam shot Shiloh in the back and she has an extensive history of grifting which involved Shiloh’s father. He also points out that she still has ties to the criminal underworld to this day. Burke wants the maximum sentence for Sam. She is sentenced to two years at Pentonville Penitentiary with possibility of early release since Sam helped an injured guard during Cassandra Pierce’s prison break.

On February 11, 2020, Peter August calls someone (later revealed to be the Attorney General) and asks them to contact Burke. Peter plans to get Sam sent back to Pentonville after she was released since Sam is trying to find a connection between Peter and the hitman he hired and later killed to cover his tracks.

Crimes Committed

  • Working with Peter August and the Attorney General to get Sam sent back to Pentonville [revealed on Feb 11, 2020-present; Attorney General’s part revealed on Feb 12, 2020]
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