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John "Johnny" Morrissey is a fictional character in the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

He was played by Miles McNamara in 1982.

Storylines

On February 10, 1982, Johnny's sister, a nurse named Maureen, mentions that her brother Johnny is back in town. He is an old friend from Elm Street who grew up with Luke and is now a boxer.

On February 17, Luke met with Johnny Morrissey. Johnny had left town two years ago but returned to work at the local Sports Center and was now a Golden Gloves champion. Johnny used to look up to Luke when he was a kid. Johnny was upset that he was told he had a bad heart so he couldn't be a boxer.

When he has a test to see what heart damage he had, none is found. He contacts his old trainer Packy Moore and locates him in a rundown hotel.

Johnny plans to have a boxing match at the Sports Center to attract more young people to the location. He ends up the champion. A mobster down on the docks named Anthony Hand is interested in managing Johnny.

Amy Vining thought Johnny was handsome. After the match, Mikey Webber teases Amy about Johnny being her boyfriend. Packy becomes friends with Mikey.

George Durnely was a mob boss on the docks who owned the land the Sports Center was on. He offered Johnny a job and is turned down. Rick is knocked out by men who were after Packy. Packy is presumed dead.

Moe Bevins, the manager of the other boxer, Attila Kouros, offers to manage Johnny. Blackie tells Rick that he thinks Bevins is connected to Hand.

TV show host Jack Collins wants to do a story on Johnny for WLPC. It is revealed during the show that Johnny's heart condition was brought on by drugs administered to him. Packy watches the show as it airs on TV.

Johnny is happy to find out Packy is alive. Then he blames Packy for his health problems. It is discovered that Packy's sponge that was used during Johnny's matches was being drugged for Durnely. Rick became Johnny's new manager.

Hand tells Johnny to throw a fight or Packy will die. Johnny tells Rick who threatens Hand. Later Packy confesses that he knew his friend, a boxer named Buster Jacobs, drugged the sponge. Buster collapses in pain when with Packy and he is taken to the hospital. A nurse injects Buster in his room and he is killed.

Packy and Mikey go on the run from Durnely's men. Packy throws himself over Mikey's body and is shot to death. Johnny decides to leave town when Packy is killed which breaks Amy's heart.


Health and Vitals

  • Had a bad heart [revealed on Feb 17, 1982]
  • Drugged with a sponge [1982]
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