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Jonathan Paget was a fictional character on the ABC Soap opera General Hospital.

"Bandaged Duke" was portrayed by actor Deke Anderson from November 15, 1989 to December 1989 and Greg Beecroft from January 1990 to March 19, 1990. The character was originally conceived as a recast of Duke Lavery.

Casting

On November 15, 1989, actor Deke Anderson joined the cast of GH as a recast of Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) just five days after Buchanan left the series.

Anderson's character was introduced as Jonathan Paget, who was Duke with plastic surgery.

Jonathan Paget and Anna Devane

Beecroft's Duke was killed off on March 19, 1990.

In 2012, when Buchanan made a surprise return to GH, it was revealed that Beecroft's version of Duke was actually an impostor all along and that Duke was alive and well.

Storylines

In 1989, Duke Lavery 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 Devane and reunite with her, but he knew Julian Jerome was on his trail. Julian shot and killed his sister Olivia Jerome, 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.

On August 27, 2012, Duke was revealed to be alive and it was revealed that Jonathan Paget, the man who claimed to be Duke with plastic surgery, was actually an impostor all along.

Crimes Committed

  • Shot and "killed" Julian Jerome [Mar 19, 1990; Julian was revealed to be alive in 2013]

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