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Marcus Taggert
Réal Andrews as Marcus Taggert
General Hospital
Portrayed by Réal Andrews (1996-97; 1998-03; 2020-present)
Mathew St. Patrick (1997)
Current status Recurring
Duration 1996-2003, 2020-present
First appearance December 17, 1996
Created by Richard Culliton
Karen Harris
Introduced by Wendy Riche (1996)
Frank Valentini (2020)
Ethnicity African-American
Gender Male
Occupation Police detective
Title Lieutenant
Residence Portland, Oregon

Lieutenant Det. Marcus Taggert was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

He was portrayed by Réal Andrews from 1996 to 1997 and again from 1998 until 2003.

On January 16, 2020, it was confirmed that Andrews will return to GH as Marcus Taggert with his first airdate being on Friday, January 17.


Marcus Taggert grew up in Brooklyn where he got into trouble. He then met a kind police officer, Sonny Corinthos's stepfather Deke Woods, who took Marcus under his wing. Because of Deke's attention, Marcus turned his life around and became a policeman himself. He was devastated when his mentor was shot down in an alley and determined to get revenge on the alleged murderer, Sonny Corinthos.

In 1996, Marcus moved to Port Charles and got a job on the PCPD. He then took it upon himself to persecute and harass Sonny every chance he got. His vendetta with Sonny has gotten him in trouble on the job on more than one occasion. He even got involved romantically with Sonny's cast-off, Hannah Scott.

Before that, he had a soft spot for Sonny's first wife, Lily Rivera Corinthos, and her death via a bomb meant for Sonny just made Marcus hate Sonny more. Because of his fondness for Lily, Marcus allowed Juan Santiago, Lily's son by Miguel Morez that was given up for adoption, to become his ward.

Then, Marcus' sister Gia turned up in Port Charles. She had been attending Columbia University but decided that wasn't the life for her. She dropped out without her mother's knowledge and took a job as a nanny to a couple who lived in Port Charles.

When Marcus found Gia, Florence decided to move to Port Charles, too, so she could be near both of her children. Both Marcus and Florence Campbell rent apartments in the Brownstone owned by Bobbie Spencer. Marcus lives in the basement apartment where Felicia Jones used to live with her daughters. On May 8, 2003, Marcus was forced to move out of town by Scott Baldwin.

On January 17, 2020, Marcus returned to town and argued with Sonny over his return.  

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