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Justus Ward was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He was the son of Bradley and Isobel Ward[5], and the grandson of Edward Quartermaine.

The role was originated by former Cosby Show actor Joseph C. Phillips, who appeared as Justus from June 1994 to July 1998.

Justus was subsequently de-aged on two separate occasions, as evidenced by later portrayals of the character by Monti Sharp (1998) and M'fundo Morrison (2003-06), who are both younger than Phillips.

Storylines

Justus came to Port Charles from Philadelphia for his late father, Bradley Ward's memorial service. His cousin Keeesha came as well. Justus fell in love with Simone Ravelle who was separated from her husband Tom Hardy. Audrey Hardy, Tom's mom, didn't really approve of them, but it was Simone's son, Tommy, who would finally break them up.

Edward Quartermaine offered Justus the position as Council for ELQ Enterprises and gave him shares of the company, which enraged A.J. and made Ned jealous. Ned and Justus got along well but Ned later blackmailed Justus and got the shares of ELQ back.

Laura Spencer became the owner and administrator of Ward House when Mary Mae Ward died. Damian Smith wanted Ward House to build a shopping mall. Laura refused to sell the house to him because she loved Mary Mae and wanted to honor her by continuing her work.

Damian broke into Ward House doused gasoline on everything and was about to set the house on fire when Justus walked in and caught him. He knocked Damian unconscious with a baseball bat that was by the front door. He tried to get him out but the house went up like straw so he went to the corner to call the fire department.

Unbeknown to everyone except Luke, Laura was on the top floor of the house with several children when the fire broke out. Laura rescued herself and the children. Ward House was destroyed and Damian Smith was dead.

Laura was arrested and charged with Damian's murder. Edward Quartermaine figured out that Justus had killed Damian and convinced him not to turn himself in to the police. Justus agreed to keep quiet and Edward hired the best lawyer money could buy to defend Laura but Justus riddled with guilt, became her lawyer.

He was successful in getting Laura acquitted but Luke found out that Justus killed Damian and let Laura go through the entire ordeal so he ended his friendship with Justus. Justus confessed his guilt to Laura who forgave him, but the friendship was never the same after that.

Justus resigned from ELQ and shared an office with Alexis Davis for a while. He then went to work for Jason Morgan who was running Sonny Corinthos' territory in Sonny's absence. Justus got Jason off for smashing Tony Jones hand for kidnapping Michael and harming Robin Scorpio.

He also got Carly off for shooting Tony in a packed courtroom. When Sonny returned, Justus went to work for Sonny and he persuaded Justus to move into the empty Penthouse across the hall and set up his office. As the Assistant DA, Dara Jensen was very uncomfortable with this turn of events.

Detective Taggert hated Justus because he worked for Sonny Corinthos and he was standing between him and Dara Jensen. Taggert figured out that Alan Quartermaine had a drug addiction and set him up to be busted for drug possession. He then confronted Monica Quartermaine and blackmailed her into getting information on Justus and Jason in exchange for saving Alan.

Monica refused to turn on her son, but gave Taggert damaging information-connecting Justus to the death of Damian Smith. Taggert arrested Justus and Alexis Davis got him out of jail because the evidence was obtained illegally. Edward Quartermaine used his power and money to cover the entire affair up for his grandson.

Justus decided to go straight, ran for District Attorney and won with the help of Edward Quartermaine and Sonny Corinthos. Justus told Sonny that he killed Damian Smith when he went to work for him.

They made a deal, Sonny would leave him alone and he could not use anything he knew about Sonny to prosecute him. After Justus became the Port Charles District Attorney -- and Dara's boss -- what was left of their relationship fizzled. He later held a press conference and resigned as District Attorney.

In late 2003, Justus was finally seen again. Justus had just taken a vow of silence at a monastery when Jason arrived and asked Justus to return to Port Charles to defend Sonny Corinthos, who had just tried to kill Lorenzo Alcazar. Justus broke his vows of silence and told Jason that he refused to return to Port Charles.

However, Justus abruptly returned to Port Charles ready to take on Sonny's case. During the trial, Justus argued that Sonny was just trying to protect his family from Lorenzo Alcazar. Due to jury tampering, Sonny was found not guilty of the charges of kidnapping and attempted murder that were against him.

On June 19, 2006, Justus is shot and killed by mob rival Manny Ruiz.

Crimes Committed

  • Adultery; slept with Simone Hardy numerous times while she was still legally married to Tom Hardy [Apr-Sep 1995]
  • Accidentally murdered Damian Smith [Mar 20, 1996]
  • Held a pillow over Faith Rosco's face and threatened to smother her [Feb 2005]

Health and Vitals

  • Beaten on the orders of Jack Boland and suffered a ruptured spleen and other internal injuries as a result; required surgery [Oct 21, 1994]
  • Required a second surgery for a blood clot in his lung [Oct 28, 1994]
  • Trapped in an elevator with Dara Jensen [May 17-20, 1996]

Positions held

Predecessor District Attorney Successor
unknown
(1994-1998)

Michael Shultz
(1994)
Justus Ward
(1998)
unknown
(1998-2002)

Scott Baldwin
(2002-2004)

Family tree

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Justus
Ward

References

  1. Justus was 7 when his father died in 1974: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdCWnRmUCzM
  2. Shown in the Quartermaine crypt on the 11/26/12 episode
  3. Shown on air 11/26/12
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKyby8NIjrI
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKyby8NIjrI

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Alan Quartermaine (married to Monica Bard)
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(widowed from Gino Soleito, Anthony Zacchara
life partner of Luke Spencer)
Skye
Chandler-
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A.J.
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Jason Morgan
Drew Cain
Emily Quartermaine
Ned Quartermaine
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Dillon
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Lila Rae Alcazar
Michael
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Emily
Matthews
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Jake
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Danny
Morgan
Oscar Nero-
Quartermaine
Scout
Cain
Brook Lynn
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Wiley
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-Corinthos
Chloe Morgan (distant cousin) · Bradley Ward, Jimmy Lee Holt (Lila's stepchildren)
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Claudia Zacchara · Johnny Zacchara (Tracy's stepchildren) · Lucky Spencer, Ethan Lovett, Lulu Spencer (Tracy's pseudo stepchildren)
Maya Ward (Faith's child) · Dante Falconeri, Leo Falconeri (Ned's stepchildren)
Rocco Falconeri (Dante's child)
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Edward Quartermaine (widowed from Lila Morgan)
Bradley Ward
(married to Isobel Ward)
Alan Quartermaine (married to Monica Bard)
Tracy Quartermaine
(widowed from Gino Soleito, Anthony Zacchara
life partner of Luke Spencer)
Jimmy Lee Holt
(married to
Charity Gatlin)
Justus
Ward
Faith
Ward
Skye Chandler-
Quartermaine
A.J.
Quartermaine
Jason Morgan
Drew Cain
Emily
Quartermaine
Ned Quartermaine
(married to Olivia Falconeri)
Dillon
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Austin Gatlin-Holt
Maya
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Lila Rae
Alcazar
Michael
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Matthews
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Danny
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Cain
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Dan Ward (married to Mary Mae Courtnee)
Bradley Ward
(married to Isobel Ward)
David Ward
(married to Margaret Ward)
Idios Ward
Justus Ward
Faith Ward
Roy Ward
Keesha Ward
Maya Ward
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