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Joseph Sorel is a fictional character in the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

He was played by Joe Marinelli from 1999 to August 15, 2001.

Storylines

Joseph Sorel is a mobster who arrives in Port Charles in 1999. He becomes an enemy of Sonny Corinthos and causes him a lot of trouble.

Joseph Sorel (1999)

In 2001, Sonny is stabbed at Lily’s grave. Sorel’s daughter Angel takes Sonny home and nurses him. At first, Angel refuses to tell Sonny who she is or any personal details about herself. It is later revealed that Joseph Sorel is her father and is the man who stabbed Sonny.

Angel also isn't Joseph's biggest fan. It is also revealed that Joseph had in fact killed Angel's husband, Donnie. After a while, Angel finds herself attracted to Sonny, and they grow close. Angel feels that they have bonded because of their ties to the mob; and that his wife, Carly Corinthos, doesn't understand. Soon after, Sorel is murdered.

Angel decides not to let her father's death ruin her life, and tries to move on. In Angel's final days in Port Charles, the police finally realized that Angel killed her own father. Angel wants to turn herself in, but Jax and Sonny team up and won't let her, sending her to live in Greece.

Crimes Committed

  • Involved in mob-related crimes
  • Ordered the hit that resulted in Leo Bedford’s death [pre-2001]
  • Killed Donnie Ellis [pre-2001]
  • Escaped police custody [Revealed Jun 4, 2001]
  • Stabbed Sonny Corinthos [Jun 6, 2001]
  • Sent one of his gunmen, Harry, to kill Emily Quartermaine and Zander Smith [Jul 6, 2001]
  • Murdered one of the men who worked for him [Jul 6, 2001]
  • Held Carly Corinthos and Alexis Davis hostage at gunpoint [Jul 9-13, 2001]
  • Shot Zander during a struggle for the gun [Jul 13, 2001]
  • Pulled Carly by her hair and assaulted her [Jul 13, 2001]
  • Shot at Alexis [Jul 13, 2001]
  • Pointed a gun at Sonny [Jul 16, 2001]

Health and Vitals

  • Trapped under debris and sustained injuries that required surgery after being caught in an explosion caused by a bomb worn by Sonny Corinthos [Jul 18, 2001]

References

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