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Michael Corinthos
Chad Duell as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital
Portrayed by Dylan and Blake Hopkins (1997-01)
Tiarnan Cunningham (2001-02)
Dylan Cash (2002-08)
Drew Garrett (2009-10)
Chad Duell (2010-present)
Current status Contract
Duration 1997-present
First appearance December 29, 1997
Created by Robert Guza Jr.
Introduced by Wendy Riche (1997)
Jill Farren Phelps (2009)
Book appearances The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli
Spin-off appearances GH: Night Shift
Birth name Michael Morgan
Previous legal name(s) Michael Alan Quartermaine
Alias(es) Michael Corbin[1]
Edward "Eddie" Quartermaine[2]
Michael Morgan Corinthos
Namesake(s) Michael "Mike" Corbin
Michael "Sonny" Corinthos Jr.
Alan Quartermaine
Alan "A.J." Quartermaine Jr.
Michael Corinthos III Pediatric Head Trauma Center
Nickname(s) Mikey
Mike, Little Buddy (by Sonny)
Mr. Man (by Carly)
Young Mr. Sir (by Spinelli)
Ethnicity English-American
Gender Male
Born December 29, 1997[3][4]
(Revised to 1995[5], then 1991[6][7], then 1989[8][9], then 1992[10], then back to 1991[11], then back to 1992[12])
Age 28
  • Attended Holy Cross
  • Attended Queen of Angels
  • Graduate of Madison Prep
  • Attended PCU
  • Occupation
  • CEO of the Digital Division at Aurora Media
  • Owns and controls 18% of voting stock in ELQ
  • Board member at GH
  • Residence Quartermaine Gatehouse
    312 Harbor View Road
    Port Charles, New York
    Drew Garrett as Michael Corinthos
    Dylan Cash as Michael Corinthos

    Michael Corinthos III is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He is the son of the late, A.J. Quartermaine and his ex-wife, Carly Benson, and the adoptive son of mob boss, Sonny Corinthos.

    He is also the product of a one night stand between two people who hated each other.

    He was born onscreen on December 29, 1997.

    Actor Dylan Cash portrayed the character as a child from 2002 to 2008.

    When aged in 2009, actor Drew Garrett debuted in April, but was recast with actor Chad Duell, who debuted on April 20, 2010.[13]


    Born onscreen on December 29, 1997, Michael has been portrayed by:

    Twin actors Dylan and Blake Hopkins were the first children to play Michael Corinthos on General Hospital beginning in 1997. After starting in the role as babies they continued through until 2001 when the role was aged. As they grew up on the show they began talking and often could be heard asking where their brother was during scenes.[14]


    Tiarnan Cunningham took over the role of Michael Corinthos on General Hospital in 2001 when the character was aged. During his short time on the show which ended in early 2002, Tiarnan worked with two different Carly’s as his mother, Sarah Joy Brown and Tamara Braun.

    On March 28, 2002, Dylan Cash made his first appearance as Michael, aging the character and revising his birth year to 1995.

    After three years with the series, Cash signed a contract in April 2005.

    In March 2008, rumors began circulating that Cash's contract was about to expire and would not be renewed,[15] and by April several sources confirmed the fact.[16]

    BuddyTV reported that Cash was blindsided by his firing, and confirmed the series was considering aging the character.

    It was also rumored that ABC was considering As the World Turns's, Jesse Lee Soffer for the role.[17]

    Cash made his last appearance as a contract cast member on May 16, 2008, briefly reprising the role for one episode on December 29, 2008.[18]

    "You'd think growing up as the son of a mobster would mean violence wasn't a big deal, but a stray bullet (meant for his dad) sent Michael into a coma that changed his life, and his family, forever. After a year asleep - and a subsequent stint in prison - Michael is no longer the sweet little boy everyone remembers."[19]
    During his six years with General Hospital, Cash earned numerous awards, including a 2003 Young Artist Award in the Best Performance in a TV Series by a Young Actor Ten or Younger category.[20]

    As the show decided to re-cast and age the character, Cash was fired and the character was put under a coma hoping to be re-casted by Jesse Lee Soffer who played Will Munson on As the World Turns. This was later turned down, seeing as Soffer was twice as old as Cash and the sudden recast would be too shocking for fans.[21]

    As of January 2009, there was still no re-cast and Cash guest stared as a comatose Michael, but was seen in flashbacks up until March 2009.

    In March 2009, after months of speculation, it was confirmed by TV Guide that soap newcomer, Drew Garrett had been cast in the role. Garrett made his debut on April 24, 2009.[22]

    The casting of Garrett also confirmed the character's SORAS aging:[23][24]

    "Michael would now be seventeen, revising the character's birth year to 1991. Garrett revealed that he first auditioned for the role of with Laura Wright, who portrayed Michael's mother, Carly. After about three weeks of waiting, Garrett finally was asked to return for a session with the producers. At this time, Garrett was still unaware of the role he was auditioning for, knowing it only to be "Michael," and a week later his agent told him his follow up screen test was cancelled and that he was the new Michael Corinthos."

    Garrett on the reason for the recast:

    "For the sake of the storyline, and the summer shows going for the young audience… with all respect to Dylan Cash… there is only so much you can do with a 13-year-old actor, in reference to an interesting and volatile storyline. People want to see some stuff go down. And with a younger character, what’s it going to be, skipping class and not doing homework? They want some bar brawls! And for that reason, it will add a lot more interest and attract the younger audience for summer time."

    On March 22, 2010, several reports surfaced confirming that Drew Garrett had been let go from the series, and the role of Michael was to be recast.[25][26]

    Garrett made his finale appearance in the role of Michael on April 19, 2010.[27]

    During his time as Michael, Garrett was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2010.

    Garrett's Michael is very rebellious, and edgy. He is all about exploring, "stirring up trouble and crossing boundaries." The bad behavior is Michael's way of reclaiming the life he's lost. He wants to live a full life, without limitations and believes embracing danger is the way to do it. Michael is in complete denial about how much has changed. Michael is not in anyway thinking about his future.

    He is just worried about how he can get the most excitement out of the life he currently has. Michael refuses to take no for an answer which often gets him into trouble. According to Garrett, Michael does not believe he has any other options in life which is why he is determined to work for his father. Michael stubbornly refuses to accept that working for Sonny is not an option. Things are further complicated when Michael cannot control emotions. What makes matters worse is that Michael does not know why he gets so angry; the not knowing perpetuates the anger.

    On March 25, 2010, it was announced that Garrett was recast with Chad Duell, who made his first appearance in the role of Michael on April 20, 2010.[28][29][30]

    In an interview with, Duell revealed that he auditioned around the same time as Garrett in 2009, but Garrett was awarded the role.[31] The producers had begun developing a new role for Michael's sister, Kristina Davis (Lexi Ainsworth)'s, love interest, which Duell also auditioned for.

    His performance was so well received that at the expiration of Garrett's contract, Duell was cast as Michael, and the other character was scrapped.[32] "They had a certain feel about how they wanted [Michael] and now, I guess they're going in this direction," Duell told Soap Opera Digest.[33]

    In January 2012, a casting call for the character of Erik was released leading to speculation that Duell was about to be replaced as Michael. Duell later took to Twitter with a simple response to fans inquiry about him possibly being replaced, "I'm not."[34][35]

    Duell was nominated for three Daytime Emmy's for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In 2015, he brought home his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

    Duell described his character as being very multi-layered, having a lot of baggage, but also a great heart. He says that Michael loves his family, and wants to make his father proud, which in Duell's eyes, is what makes the character so interesting; "He's very complex. He's got so many things going on at once... He's an awesome kid but he's had it very rough."[36]

    According to Duell, Michael is a tough kid who angers easily, who is torn between being a good guy, but is afraid to feel weak. "I like showing more sides to him. I want (to show) his heart more than his anger. I don’t want him to be one way."[31]

    According to Duell, Michael is "never just one way. There's always something behind everything." Duell's ability to bring complexity to Michael is what he believes led to the recast.[37]

    Duell described Michael as being "a very strong kid.…He's strong for his father, above all. He has thick enough skin to get through a lot of things."[38]

    Duell on what he brings to Michael:

    "I see Michael as a disturbed individual. He has brain trauma, and if people saw what I, as Michael, almost did to Warren Bauer on last week’s episode, which was almost kill him, you know that. He snaps, but it builds up. Michael bottles it up. He tries not to show people his anger. If he were to show people his anger, maybe what happened to him in prison would be more revealed to everyone. I am trying to show the heart, soul, and sensitivity of Michael and the struggle that he is going through, more so than him being kind of an ‘in your face attacking’ kind of a person.”



    Michael was conceived in April of 1997, when his mother, Carly Benson had a one night stand with A.J. Quartermaine, while in a relationship Dr. Tony Jones, her mother, Nurse Bobbie Spencer's ex-husband.[39][40]

    Michael's parents, Carly and AJ

    His due date was at the end of January 1998.

    In 1997, Carly experienced cramps due to stress and dehydration.

    In December of 1997, Tony breaks up with Carly, fearing the two men would take her baby, she runs to her best friend and old flame Jason Morgan, who agrees to be the father of the child.

    In 2016, his brother, Morgan was killed in a car bombing.

    Michael‘s son Jonah.

    He has a son named Jonah Corinthos with Nelle Benson. He was switched at birth by his mother with the deceased adoptive son of Brad Cooper and Dr. Lucas Jones. He will therefore go by Wiley until he is given back to his father. On August 3, Michael held his son for the first time. On December 20, it is revealed that Michael is Godfather to his own son.

    On February 19, 2020; Michael finds out his son Jonah is alive, and was switch with Willow's deceased son Wiley. His uncle Lucas's memory of Brad's confession about the baby switch came out, and Brad was forced to explain his involvement with Nelle in the baby switch and how they keep it a secret for over 2 years.


    Baby Michael and Jason

    Michael was born 4 weeks early[41] on December 29, 1997,[42] after Carly starts bleeding due to a placental abruption and collapses. Jason finds her and rushes her to the hospital, where she has an emergency C-section. When his mother starts to show symptoms of PPD, she leaves him with Jason Morgan who names him, Michael after Sonny Corinthos (the man who would eventually become his father).[43] Tony later kidnaps Michael after finding out that Michael isn't his son but Michael is eventually rescued by Jason. When Tony was put trial for the kidnapping, Carly shoots him and Michael and Carly are once again separated.[44] When Carly returns, she discovers Robin Scorpio and Jason taking care of Michael and soon sets out to destroy the relationship which leads Robin to tell A.J. that he's Michael's biological father.[45] Carly marries A.J., who threatens to take Michael if she ever disobeys his orders.[46]

    Michael (Cash) with a gun in 2007

    Carly sleeps with Sonny in November 1999 and becomes pregnant with his child and he manages to find evidence of wrongdoing to force A.J. to give Carly a divorce.[47] Carly moves in with Sonny, but loses the baby after a fall down the stairs during an argument with A.J. Carly and Sonny wed as a legal maneuver,[48] and Michael was primarily raised by Sonny, even though they constantly break up and eventually, Sonny adopts him.[49] When their parents dated other people, Michael fakes his kidnapped but this fails. On February 21, 2005, when his parents divorce for the third time, A.J. kidnaps Michael and his other siblings,[50] Morgan Corinthos and Kristina Davis but releases Morgan and Kristina and doctors evidence that Michael was murdered to sneak him out of the country.[51] Jason Morgan and Sam McCall rescue him and A.J. is soon murdered with Michael being a prime suspect, although this is later dismissed. Michael is traumatized by this abduction and his mother had a mental breakdown,[52] leading his aunt Emily and Sam to attend his psychiatrist sessions.[53] His parents re-marry, but this marriage ended in a divorce and his mother married Jasper Jacks,[54] who served as a model parent to Michael.[55]

    Michael (Garrett) in a coma with Jason

    In 2007, Michael's longtime nanny, Leticia, and Michael's close aunt, Emily Quartermaine are murdered. Michael asks Sonny to seek revenge.[56] Seeing as Sonny is busy with the mob, Michael purchases a gun and bullets and while disposing them, Michael accidentally shoots Kate Howard, Sonny's girlfriend. After weeks of being missing, Michael returns and Carly goes to meet him but is soon caught in an explosion, resulting in a miscarriage.[57] Soon after, Sonny decides to show a 12-year-old Michael a life without violence at his coffee warehouse in which a sniper, Ian Devlin, secretly hired by Claudia Zacchara, aims for Sonny, but Michael is shot and put in to a life-long coma.[58] Michael is SORASed and is shipped to an Aftercare Institute[59] in which his parents and Jax constantly visit him, as well as Claudia. Carly and Sonny celebrate Michael's 13th birthday.[60] As a way of organizing a fundraiser in his name, Carly hosts a gala[61] but is interrupted by a bio-toxin.

    Michael (Garrett) wakes up

    Learning that his mother had almost died, Michael starts to moving his hand showing[62][63] Carly that he is responsive. Claudia Zacchara, after discovering her pregnancy, confides in Michael about her responsability in his shooting. After his mother's decision to allow Patrick Drake operate an experimental surgery on him,[64] Michael awakes from his year-long coma,[65] only to find his life is now changed.[66] Sonny married Claudia Zacchara, who is pregnant and his mother, Carly is now having a baby. Michael is furious with Carly for not being there when he woke up and he quickly befriends his cousin, Lulu Spencer, sister Kristina Davis and then step-mother Claudia Zacchara while under the guidance of his uncle Jason Morgan. After having bursts of anger while living with his mother, Carly agrees to let Sonny parent Michael until her baby is born. Michael is soon spoiled rotten with a new sports car, a Blackberry Pearl and other luxuries.

    Michael (Garrett) and Kristina in Mexico

    After being held hostage by a Zacchara soldier, Carly fears for her son will be in danger and places him under the custody of the Quartermaines, his biological father's family. Michael, being granted a driver's licence thanks to Carly and Jax, begins driving around. A volatile Michael is initially indecisive about where he wants to live, and a stubborn Carly only relents to let him stay with Sonny when it is clear that her mothering is putting stress on a recovering Michael. When events soon convince Carly that Sonny's lifestyle still puts Michael in danger, she allows him instead to live with the Quartermaines. On July 21, 2009, Michael, along with Kristina and Claudia were driving and Michael thinks that he was responsible for Claudia's accident. He frantically called Jason for help and Jason returned Michael to the Quartermaine mansion, where Edward overheard Jason assure Michael he would take care of the accident. Michael denies the problem when Edward confronts him. Michael, believing he caused the crash, has run away with his sister Kristina to avoid juvenile detention. The siblings arrive in Cancun, Mexico. As Jerry Jacks poses a threat in Mexico, Jason and Sam arrive in Mexico and take the teens back to Port Charles.

    Michael (Garrett) and brother, Morgan (Refvem)

    After attending the town carnival in September 2009,[67] Michael begins to have more flashbacks during his comatose year, especially that of one very apologetic Claudia. Michael eventually puts the flashback sequences together, leading him to blame Claudia as the orchestrator of his shooting. On October 29, 2009, Michael attends Claudia's birthday bash which as organized by Sonny. Sonny confronts Claudia about her involvement in Michael's shooting and under pressure, Claudia takes a pregnant Carly hostage.

    Michael kills Claudia (2009)

    Michael finds Claudia, Carly, and a new-born Josslyn Jacks in a cabin. Carly, weakened by childbirth, was unable to stop Claudia, who was on her way to leave with Josslyn. In an attempt to save his family, Michael bludgeons Claudia to death with an axe-handle. Jason thus covers the murder but later regrets it when Michael shows no sign of remorse.

    Michael gets pulled over by Lucky for drunk driving

    With Michael clearly being affected by the death, starts to resent his family, to the point to where he begins to drink and drive. Michael is arrested for drunk driving and is escorted home by his cousin Lucky on December 29, 2009,[68] his birthday. When an artist, Franco, steals Claudia's body to blackmail Jason and Michael, Carly and Jax plan to relocate to Australia. During an argument with Carly, Michael breaks down due to his guilt in killing Claudia. Franco eventually leaves town after setting a bomb in a warehouse with Lulu, Michael's cousin, inside. Fortunately, Lulu is saved by Dominic, Sonny's henchman. Following Lulu's rescue, Sonny offers Dominic control over the organization if Sonny were to retire, causing Michael to be jealous. When the police are cleaning up the wreckage, they find Claudia's body. During a family outing, Michael has horrific flashbacks of the night he killed Claudia.

    Carly comforts Michael while he breaks down

    On January 21, 2010, Michael discovers that Dominic is actually an undercover cop, and reveals it Sonny soon after. Sonny originally doubts the statement, leading Michael to go to Jax. While Michael attends Josslyn's christening on January 29, 2010, Sonny shoots Dante.[69] After the shooting, it is revealed that Dominic (Dante) is Sonny and Olivia Falconeri's son. Michael, upset that Kristina is wrongfully blaming their dad for Claudia's murder, tells Morgan, Kristina and Molly that he killed Claudia.[70] Michael attempts to confess to killing Claudia, but the police commissioner considers it as a false statement, stating there is evidence that leads Sonny as the killer. Sam comes to the station and takes Michael back to Jason's apartment where he emphasizes the need to be quiet.

    Michael (Chad Duell) argues with Dante, 2010

    Sonny is arrested and put on trial for Claudia's murder. Michael goes to live with his father, under the supervision of Sonny's bodyguards, Max and Milo, so that he won't go and confess in the court that he killed Claudia. However, Dante shows up on March 11, 2010, getting into a fight with Michael about Sonny. Just as Michael is about to confess the truth to Dante, Sonny comes in and panics, telling Dante to get out of his house. Sonny realizes the risk that Michael poses to the trial and has Sam and Jason take him to The Island until the trial is over despite Michael's protests. It's not easy, as Michael tries to escape numerous times. Jason and Sam leave to go back for Sonny's trial, and Max, Milo and Bernie, Sonny's accountant, are called to watch over Michael.

    Michael and Carly hug before he goes to prison

    Michael tells Dante that he's the one who killed Claudia. Dante gets proof that confirms Michael killed Claudia, and tells the courts that Michael indeed killed Claudia. Michael is sentenced to five years in jail for killing Claudia in May 2010 soon after confessing which upsets everyone in the courtroom with Dante making a plea to the judge to reconsider his sentence and Sonny making his own plea to be punished intsead of Michael. Everyone then rails at Dante and blames him for sending Michael to prison. In the first weeks of jail, Michael is raped by Carter. Jason (so he can be with Michael) is sent to prison with him. After a few months, Michael and Jason get released due to Dante and because of this, he and Dante grow closer. Even though he's still on parole he's glad his life is getting back to normal.

    Michael and Jason in prison

    Michael becomes uncomfortable when Kristina's friend, Ali, starts hitting on him. He later confides in Jason that he does not have much experience with women. Sam, overhearing the conversation, wants to help and calls her friend Abby to help Michael become more comfortable interacting with women. Their first meeting is a bit disastrous when things move too fast, but despite this they continue to run into each other around town. Michael and Abby start to meet up at Kelly's diner to discuss each others lives and future ambitions. After a few meetings they admit to liking one another and enjoying the time they have spent together. They later exchange phone numbers and decide to see one another.

    Michael finds Olivia during the bus crash

    On November 18, 2010, however, Claire arranges for the restrictions on Michael's release to be lifted, allowing Michael and Sonny to see each other at any time. They start to date, but their happiness is short lived because Michael's mother, Carly disapproves of their relationship because of the age difference between them. Michael opened up to Sam and told her about his feelings for Abby while Carly warned Abby to stay away from her son and even tried to pay her off. As a result of this, Abby at first turns Michael down when he asks her out, but after a long conversation with each other and a brief run in with Kiefer's best friend, during which Abby defended Michael, she came around and accepted Michael's offer to go on a date. Carly continues to disprove of their relationship and tries to keep them apart, but both Michael and Abby warn Carly to stay out of their relationship.

    Michael with Kristina, Morgan, Molly and his ex-stepmother, Brenda

    When Abby is attacked and almost raped by her ex-boyfriend Brandon Lowell, Michael rushes to help her. As he nears them he gets flashbacks of him and Carter in prison. He momentarily freezes during this recollection but when he breaks out of it, he begins to beat Brandon until Jason comes and pulls him off of him. Dante arrests Brandon and Abby is taken to the hospital. Michael and Jason sit down to have a talk and he finally breaks down and admits to Jason that Carter raped him in prison. Michael later tells Dante and Abby the truth about what happened to him in prison, and Abby remains supportive of him. Abby soon decides that she wants better for herself and that she no longer wants to be a stripper. Michael supported her and together they went to Johnny Zacchara, who is the owner of the club where she previously worked and quit her job as a stripper. While Abby searches for another job and Michael comes to terms with the events in his life, they continue to date, and soon decide to go on their first real date together at her apartment. On March 28, Michael and Abby make love for the first time.

    Michael and Abby at the Metro Court

    A few months later, both Michael and Abby are given jobs at ELQ Enterprises by Michael's grandfather Edward Quartermaine. Michael becomes a junior executive, and Abby becomes an executive assistant. Even though Michael succeeds in his position, he decides that the business life isn't for him and leaves the company, but Abby had a passion for business and decided to continue working at ELQ. In late 2011, several of Abby's friends from Vaughn's are abused and put in the hospital. It soon became apparent that strippers (past or present) were being targeted and beaten by the attacker. Michael and Sam search for the guy doing the beatings and Michael convinces ELQ's CEO, Tracy Quartermaine-Spencer to send Abby out of town on business for her own protection.

    Michael and a dead Abby

    Abby is excited to go out of town on her first business trip. While in Chicago, a load falls off a crane above Abby while she talks on the phone with Michael. She's hit and knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital. When Michael and Sam arrive at the hospital, they are directed to the morgue where they find Abby's dead body. Michael blames himself for her death since he was the one who sent her away on the trip to get her away from the man abusing Abby's friends. When Michael returns to Port Charles, he then left for New Zealand to spread Abby's ashes because she and Michael had always talked about seeing New Zealand together.

    Michael and Starr

    On February 24, Starr Manning, Cole Thornhart, and Hope Manning-Thornhart were driving to Port Charles. There was an accident, and the car ended up hanging off the road. Michael and his brother Dante arrived at the scene. He promised Starr he would get Cole and Hope to safety. He failed to do so and the car exploded. Michael felt extremely guilty. Michael brought her to the hospital while she was unconscious. He talked to her but did not tell her that her family was dead. He comforted her when she did find out. He continued to stay in touch with her. Sonny came to Michael's apartment and told him that because of the trial he had to stay away from Starr. Soon after, Starr came to Michael's house, saying that she did not know where to go. He allowed her to spend the night in his apartment. The next day, Jason knocked on Michael's door. Starr hid in the back of the house but listened in on the conversation. Jason once again told Michael not to go anywhere near Starr. Sonny came, making sure he was doing as he told him. They both left eventually.

    Michael with cousin Danny

    In middle of 2012, Michael starts dating Starr. They share their first romantic kiss on the fourth of July. In early November, they attempt to have an intimate night during Halloween. Michael learns about his uncle Jason's disappearance and being presumed dead. He tells his grandmother Monica about the incident at the Pier and possible death of Jason. Later, Michael meets his father A.J. at the Haunted Star. He learns information about his father from A.J., Carly and Sonny. In middle of November, Michael goes to support his biological father, A.J., whom was arrested for crimes from 2005 in the Port Charles Police Department. A.J. is released on bond twice. A.J. and Michael goes to the Quartmaines for the annual Thanksgiving celebration.

    Michael and Kristina

    A.J. gives the PCPD information regarding Sonny and Monica's long time enemy Cesar Faison and the charges are dropped. In early December, Michael and Starr try again at making love, but Carly interrupts them. Later in December, Both of them discuss which place to go to Christmas dinner and Starr suggests they stay at the apartment. They end up having sex. Michael then goes to Haunted Star to check up on Starr and finds her unconscious. He learns that Connie (aka Kate) pushed Starr into the office desk. They go to GH for concussion testing on Starr. Starr is released and find Trey and Kristina in the parking garage. They follow Connie after Trey Mitchell and Kristina heard strange sounds from the trunk. Michael drives the car and heads up crashing on the same highway that Cole and Hope was killed on in February 2012. He wakes up after the crash and helps get the paramedics to the scene. He learns about Johnny's misdeeds through Starr. Kristina falls unconscious, but comes back from it. 

    Trey and Ellie Trout are the only two that need to be transported to the hospital. Trey later dies and Ellie was released, but needs physical therapy. Michael helps AJ get control of ELQ and says that his father Sonny leaked the information to Connie and the newspaper, however Tracy is the true culprit. Connie reveals that she lied and that Sonny didn't leak the information. He suggests that they go to the General Hospital lab to test the pickle relish that Duke Lavery stole from Tracy Quartermaine. A.J. says that Michael that he found Starr - a person whom is smart and beautiful, then Michael says that he A.J. should find someone smart and beautiful - then Elizabeth Webber comes and talks to them.

    Carly finds Michael in Brenda's room

    On March 20, Starr gets a phone call from Langston Wilde saying that Starr is needed in LA. Starr goes to LA and Michael is required to stay because AJ needs help with ELQ.  On April 8, Michael is on the phone with Starr and they break up because Starr says that she is staying in LA (or Llanview eventually). After the Nurses Ball, he seen by her mother in the hotel bed of Brenda Barrett. It seems that Michael is as confused as Carly is. He sticks up for Brenda when Carly assumes the worst. Brenda later reveals that she didn't sleep with Michael; it was just a set up to get revenge on Carly. Michael is trying to help A.J. revitalize ELQ through Pickle-Lila, and the missing Quartermaine heir with the help of Michael and Damian Spinelli. Spinelli later tells them that the heir is Franco's daughter, Lauren, and he'll track her down. A.J. gets a chance to promote Pickle-Lila when he gets booked for the ABC daytime show The Chew. However, before Michael can leave, he finds out from Carly that Morgan is in trouble after getting into debt gambling online and disappearing to avoid the bookies he owes.

    Michael finds Morgan after he was beat up

    Michael stays behind to help with finding his brother. Sonny lets Carly & Michael know that Morgan's roommate believes he ran for help to a girl that he met online. Michael has Spinelli's friend download the chats between Morgan and the girl he met. When Carly leaves, Michael gets a call from Morgan, who says he's going to fix the mess he's in. Michael says he wants to help and asks Morgan to tell him where he is so they can figure it out together. Morgan agrees and tells Michael where he is.  Michael locates Morgan and takes a beaten up Morgan to the hospital.  Morgan is treated and ditches back to his girlfriend's place. Michael meets Morgan's new girlfriend, Kiki Jerome and they eventually head back to Port Charles after Sonny pays off Morgan's debt. Morgan and Kiki force Michael to allow Kiki to stay with them in Michael's apartment.

    Michael recieves a text with Jason's face telling him to be at the Haunted Star.  When he shows up there, Spinelli, Maxie, AJ, Elizabeth, Carly, Sonny and Sam are all there. Franco shows up and reveals he did not rape Sam and he is not responsible for Michael getting raped because he never told Carter to hurt Michael. Michael tells Kiki about the rape, but tells her not to tell Morgan. Michael and Kiki start becoming friendly, and eventually develop a closeness that results in a kiss. The two agree it was a mistake, and try to stay away for Morgan. Soon after, Michael finds out that Kiki is the daughter of Franco, making her his cousin. The two try to stay away, but the attraction between them remains.

    Michael and Kiki

    It's later revealed that Kiki is not the daughter of Franco, but Dr. Silas Clay, an old flame of her mother, Ava Jerome. Morgan, knowing that Kiki will leave him for Michael if she found out the truth, proposes to her and Kiki accepts. Michael finds out and has a hard time accepting it. The relationship between Michael & Morgan also starts to deteriorate. When Kiki's paternity is revealed in the newspaper, Michael goes to find her, and ends up going to the courthouse where Morgan and Kiki were getting married. Michael shows up too late, though and Morgan proclaims that he & Kiki are already married.

    Michael and his brother, Morgan fighting

    Michael suspects that Morgan knew, and only married Kiki so she wouldn't find out the truth and leave him. Kiki expresses the same doubt, but Morgan writes them both off. Soon after, Connie is killed, and A.J. becomes a suspect, having lost ELQ when Kiki's paternity was revealed. Sonny, who was dating Connie, is devastated and spirals out of control. Michael tries to help A.J. out, though he's kept in holding for the duration of his trial. Michael gets a call from Morgan and finds out Sonny left a goodbye note and Morgan, Dante & Olivia all suspect that he's planning to commit suicide over losing Connie. They eventually find him and talk him down. Morgan & Michael start to repair their relationship as a result of these series of events.

    Michael almost drowns

    Ava, as part of her criminal plans to take over the Corinthos organization, plans a wedding reception for Kiki and Morgan. She is able to persuade Sonny to co-host the event and have him decide that he shouldn't take his medication. At the wedding reception, Sonny reveals that Morgan knew that Michael and Kiki weren't cousins before the wedding and Kiki ends her marriage with Morgan once he confirms that Sonny is telling the truth. Michael and Kiki have a talk after Morgan leaves and both admit that they love each other. They decide to give their relationship a chance. The next day, Kiki decides to go and stay with Ava, having left Morgan and not wanting to make things worse by staying with Michael. However, when she goes to her mother's room, she finds Ava in bed with Morgan. Morgan is unapologetic and throws his relationship with Ava in Michael & Kiki's faces. He tells Michael that he's done with him and he's staying with Ava. Kiki also says that she's done with Morgan & Ava and walks out with Michael. When Kiki can't find a place, she agrees to stay with Michael. The two of them sleep together for the first time when she makes this decision.

    Michael finds out that Carly's okay

    Michael & Kiki both realize they have to find work. Michael goes to Sonny looking for work, and Sonny apologizes for letting Morgan convince him to keep the secret about Kiki from Michael. Michael forgives him, and asks him for a job. Sonny says he'll consider it. When Michael tells Sonny that Kiki is now with him, Sonny tells him he's suspicious of Ava. He thinks Ava is connected to the Jerome mob family, thought to be long gone. He also tells Michael that Morgan is now in a relationship with Ava and he thinks Ava is using him as leverage to keep tabs on Sonny & his business. Michael takes his warning into account, already distrustful of Ava. Kiki comes by, and reveals that she found out Ava has a brother she never mentioned. Sonny suspects she never mentioned him because he's Julian Jerome, former mob kingpin & head of the Jerome family.

    Michael reunites with his mom

    Michael later tells Kiki about Morgan and Ava's relationship and both suspect that Morgan is in more trouble than he realizes, given the suspicion around Ava. Michael confronts Morgan after a bug is found in Sonny's office. The two get in a fight at pier 52 and Micheal hits Morgan a few times, but Morgan end up hitting Michael, who hits his head and falls into the harbor. Then, Franco ends up saving him. A few weeks later, Michael attends A.J's trial and was there for both of his fathers. When A.J. was acquitted Sonny promised Michael that he wouldn't touch A.J. When Carly goes missing Franco is the main suspect because Heather Webber was framing him. Michael believes that Franco is guilty but his girlfriend Kiki doesn't. Franco manages to save Carly but Micheal still blames Franco and Kiki. In April, Michael's father, A.J. dies from complications from a gunshot wound. After Michael finds out that Luke has been hitting on Kiki, he ousts Tracy at ELQ and becomes the new CEO to prevent Luke from getting his hands on ELQ.

    Michael with a gun

    During Michael's time as CEO, he decides to have Morgan and Kiki renovate the Brownstone in exchange for free room and board. He and Kiki also get closer, and she reassures him that just because she will be living in the place as Morgan, Michael is the only Corinthos brother for her. Michael and Tracy come to an agreement and she is welcomed back in the the company. In September, Michael kills Kobe. Michael also finds out that Carlos wasn't the one who killed AJ and suspects that it was Ava who did it. He tells Kiki and his mom that he is going to investigate but they both tell him not too but he does anyways.

    Michael and Rosalie

    On the day of his mom and Franco's wedding rolls around and Michael finally finds out that Sonny killed AJ and he blows up as his mom saying that she is dead to him. He goes looking for Sonny and finds him at the Brownstone where he holds a gun on him and threatens to kill him. Morgan and Dante show him right as Michael is about to kill Sonny. They eventually talk him out of it and Sonny is arrested. Afterwards, Kiki shows up and she confesses that she and Morgan knew that Sonny killed AJ and Michael is furious and disowns them as well. Michael heads to the Floating Rib for drinks, where he runs into Rosalie. The two start talking and Michael finds out about what Rosalie was suppose to do for Nina. They continue talking and end up kissing. The next morning they wake up in bed together. Later on, Kiki walks in and Michael breaks up with her.

    Nephew Rocco

    On July 31, 2018, Michael and Nelle's son was born but she gave Brad their son after his adoptive son with Lucas had died. Nelle led Michael to believe their son Jonah had died and even went so far as to try to blame him for his "death" just to stick it to Michael, who was heartbroken. Eventually he revealed that he and Nelle were not married and that it was part of his plan to take her down.

    In 2019, after Kristina begins to get in deep with DOD, she asks Michael to lend her some money for the classes that she's going to take there. After she says she'll pay him back in scheduled payments, he agrees. He tells this to Sonny, Jason, and Sam and this worries them. Michael is later realizing how deeply involved she is with this, he goes to confront Kristina about the money and how Willow is worried about her. After Jason breaks her out of the DOD house, Michael is there when they are doing Kristina's intervention.

    While he is helping out Kristina, Michael also meets Sasha Gilmore. Nina had introduced them, and they seemed to have hit it off. They run into each other a few more times. He asks her if she likes him. She says she does but then leaves abruptly. They are both later seen at Voloninos and they begin to talk about the last time they saw each other. She said she left because he said he didn't want anyone who had secrets. She says she needs an uncomplicated friend. He agrees and it leads to them having sex.

    On July 31, Michael and Sasha go to Puerto Rico on vacation where they meet a woman named Sandy Lance, who invites them to breakfast the next morning. Unbeknownst to either one of them, "Sandy" is actually a drug kingpin named Cassandra Pierce. "Sandy" injects a grapefruit half and as she has breakfast with them, Sasha eats the spiked grapefruit. "Sandy" gets a selfie with them before leaving the island.

    On August 7, Sasha started getting sick and she collapsed so she was rushed to the hospital where she was eventually diagnosed with Avian Influenza A. On August 27, Michael and Sasha learned from Nina and Valentin that "Sandy Lance" was actually Cassandra Pierce. Eventually, Sasha showed signs of improvement and was on the road to a full recovery.

    On September 16, Sasha confessed to Michael that she's not Nina's daughter and that Valentin hired her to pretend to be. She told Michael her grandmother had been sick and she needed the money to take care of her and when she died, Nina was the only family she had left. At first Michael was upset that she had lied, however at the Metro Court he later visited Sasha in her hotel room and apologized for his reaction, acknowledging she was nothing like Nelle and that she was only looking after her grandmother.

    On October 8, Sasha finally confessed that she was not Nina's daughter after being outed by Lulu. Michael stood by her while everyone else raged at her for her deception.

    On October 16, Sasha was arrested by Chase for fraud, so Michael hired Alexis to represent her. Eventually, Sasha was released (presumably on bail) and she and Michael went to the Metro Court. Michael gave Carly and Sasha some privacy and when he got back, Carly revealed that she and Sasha came to an understanding and decided to give her another chance.

    At the Halloween party, Michael and Willow came to Sasha's defense when Nina tore into her again. Eventually, Nina dropped the charges against Sasha but made it clear she would never forgive her.

    On Thanksgiving Day, Michael was looking after Wiley and he eventually learned that Lucas and Brad got into a car accident plus Lucas ended up in a coma.

    On December 26, Michael stopped Willow from letting Nelle hold Wiley at the hospital. Nelle had been stabbed but was on her way back to Pentonville after recovering.

    On January 2, 2020, Michael recieved an invite to the memorial of the late David Henry Archer AKA Shiloh. Michael attended his memorial on January 14 where Nelle revealed herself to everyone as Shiloh's wife/widow and revealed that she made parole. Eventually, when Michael attended the ELQ shareholder's meeting at the Quartermaine mansion, Nelle and her attorney Martin Gray showed up with a temporary injunction that gives Nelle voting rights to Oscar's shares until it is determined which bequest is valid; the shares going to Shiloh or the Kilimanjaro foundation.

    On January 17, Michael learned that Nelle was staying with Brad and Wiley so he decided to move her into the Quartermaine mansion to keep her close and to keep her away from Wiley.

    On January 29, Michael, Sasha, Josslyn and Laura were caught in a shootout on the pier. Michael was the target but Laura got shot and was collateral damage. Eventually, Dustin Phillips showed up and fought the gunmen off.

    On February 3, Michael tried to break up with Sasha to protect her but she didn't have any of it and insisted on standing by him. Eventually, Michael and Sasha confessed their love for one another and kissed. The next day, Sasha joined Michael at the Quartermaine mansion where they ran into Nelle. After Nelle and Sasha exchanged insults, Michael made Nelle an offer to go away if she didn't want to be in the boathouse where he ended up putting her. Nelle said it wasn't enough and tore up his offer.

    On February 6, Michael learned that Lucas was awake and he eventually paid him a visit. Lucas was recovering but had no memory of being in the car before it crashed, though he did have memories of everyone else.

    On February 19, Michael finally learned that Wiley is his son when Lucas told him after his memory of that night returned. He was in total shock as Carly tore into Brad for switching the real Wiley with Jonah, and then Michael raged at Brad for what he did.

    On May 11, Willow agrees to enter into a marriage of convenience with Michael to help him win custody of Wiley. They affirm that while they still love other people, their marriage will be based off of love for each other as friends and their mutual love for Wiley.

    On May 12, preparations for Michael and Willow's wedding began. They announced to Sonny and Carly at the Metro Court Hotel that they would be getting married that same night. Carly was excited and Sonny had reservations, but Michael assured him that he was doing what was best for his son.

    Michael gives Willow his great-grandmother Lila's ring

    They originally planned to fly to Las Vegas to get married because they didn't have time to get a marriage licence before the trial began. However, Sonny changed their plans, insisting that they get married in town, surrounded by family and friends, and told them that he would take care of getting the marriage license.

    Family and friends gathered at The Quartermaine Mansion for the wedding. Sonny and Carly, Josslyn, Wiley, Monica, Ned and Brook Lynn were among the attendees. Brook Lynn offered Willow a dress from her closet to wear and Josslyn fashioned a bouquet from flowers found on the grounds.

    Michael and Willow are married.

    Sonny called Lucy Coe to officiate the wedding, planned for midnight. Nelle overheard Lucy telling Sasha that Michael and Willow were getting married tonight and stormed off angrily. Sasha called Carly and gave her a heads up that Nelle knew about the wedding and may try something. Meanwhile, Michael gave Willow his great-grandmother, Lila Quartermaine's ring to wear. Michael said Willow was honest, compassionate and tough just like Lila. She was hesitant at first, but then accepted the ring. Lucy arrived with the marriage license and the wedding went off without interruption. Michael and Willow were married at midnight.

    In the custody case, Michael and Willow were able to win and keep Wiley from Nelle. This caused Nelle to have Julian break into the Quartermaine mansion and steal Wiley the night of the 2020 Nurses Ball. Nelle had also attacked Brook Lynn by stabbing her throat. When she wasn't supposed to talk, she told Michael that Nelle had a tracker on Wiley through her phone that Michael had found. He figured out the password and was able to find Nelle and Wiley. They were in one of Sonny's cabins in the mountains. When Michael got there Nelle hit him the head with a vase. He was able to find Wiley but Nelle escaped. Carly showed up and went after Nelle. They fought and Nelle was hanging on a cliff. She fell and they detectives could not find her body because Carly did not tell them about how she fell. On September 14, Michael said his goodbyes to Mike and wondered what life could have been like if he had more time with him.

    In August at the Nurses' Ball, Valentin, now the CEO of ELQ, tells Michael he is very impressed with his work on developing various green technologies. He offers Michael the position of VP of Green Initiatives, which Michael turns down.

    On October 21, 2020, Sam and Jax hire Michael as the CEO of the Digital Division at Aurora Media, while Jax runs the Print Division.

    After Sasha has an overdose in November, Chase decides to confess to Willow that he was never with Sasha and Carly tells Michael the truth as well.

    As of 2021, Michael and Willow had their marriage annulled, but remain great friends, with plans for Willow to adopt Wiley.

    As of Valentine's Day 2021, Michael and Sasha have started dating again, but are taking things slow, to rebuild their relationship.

    On March 22, 2021, Michael confirmed to Brook Lynn that both he and Sasha were back together, as well as Chase and Willow.

    On April 12, Willow admitted that she's in love with Michael after Michael admitted that he's in love with her so the two end up sleeping together. She decided that she had to break up with Chase so she went to his apartment to end things with him but Chase collapsed due to having a high fever. Michael and Willow decided to hold off on telling Chase the truth until after he got better since he was already battling a mysterious illness. Willow continued to lead Chase on, but feels guilty about it.

    Willow ended up marrying Chase as it was his deathbed wish but is still very much in love with Michael. Chase ends up surviving due to a new cure.

    Crimes Committed

    • Faked his own kidnapping to try and get his parents back together [Apr 2004]
    • Attempted to kill his father, A.J. Quartermaine by smothering him with a pillow [Apr 2005]
    • Locked his parents in the basement of their house to try and get them to stay together (along with Morgan's help) [Apr 6-9, 2007]
    • Bought bullets and a gun [February 2008]
    • Accidentally shot Kate Howard (aka Connie) [Feb 18, 2008]
    • Ran away from home [Feb-Mar 2008]
    • Hit Jason Morgan [Jun 2009]
    • Underage drinking [Jun 2009]
    • Got into a bar fight with Kiefer Bauer [Jun 2009]
    • Driving without a license [Jul 2009]
    • Assaulted Kiefer after he provoked him [Jul 2009]
    • Ran away to Cancún, Mexico with his sister Kristina when he thought he ran Claudia off the road [Jul-Aug 2009]
    • Stole a guy's watch and then pawned it [Aug 27, 2009]
    • Assaulted Kiefer again [Oct 7, 2009]
    • Killed Claudia Zacchara with an axe handle in defense of his newborn half-sister, Josslyn Jacks [Nov 4, 2009; sentenced to 5 years in prison for manslaughter[71] on May 7, 2010 (went to prison on May 10, 2010) but was released on Jun 18, 2010 on parole and had to live with his brother, Dante; he is no longer on parole]
    • Sent Max and Milo to threaten Kiefer Bauer [Nov 10, 2009]
    • Went to Sonny's Island to elude the police [Mar-May 2010]
    • Accidentally choked Lulu [Jul 20, 2010]
    • Got into a fight while on the road crew [Jul 2010]
    • Attacked Warren Bauer and brutally strangled him to near-death after he (Warren) tried to hit his sister, Kristina (Lucky Spencer and Ethan Lovett stopped the fight) [Jul 22, 2010]
    • Assaulted Bryce Hawthrone after he provoked him [Sep 15, 2010]
    • Assaulted Brandon Lowell in defense of Abby (Brandon was trying to rape her) [Jan 31, 2011]
    • Fought one of the The Balken's men for a gun [Mar 3-4, 2011]
    • Stole his mother's car to destroy any evidence that may have implicated her in the hit and run death of Jake Spencer (it was later revealed that Luke Spencer had hit Jake) [Mar 2011]
    • Threatened to kill Brandon if he ever hurt Abby again [Mar 30, 2011]
    • Held Brandon at gunpoint [Apr 1-4, 2011]
    • Found standing over Brandon's dead body with a gun in his hand (by Dante) [Apr 4, 2011]
    • Punched Dante [Apr 25, 2011]
    • Falsely confessed to killing Brandon to protect Abby [Apr 25-26, 2011; never arrested or charged]
    • Breaking and entering; broke into Johnny Zacchara's apartment [May 2011]
    • Punched Bryce at his graduation ceremony [Jun 2011]

  • Bought a gun off the street [Jan 2012]
  • Threatened to put T.J. Ashford in the hospital if he ever hurt Molly again [Feb 22, 2012]
  • Perjury; lied and said that he didn't see Starr try to kill Sonny when in fact he did [May 2012]
  • Punched Trey Mitchel [Aug 2012]
  • Assaulted Trey at the PCPD [Oct 5, 2012]
  • Got into a fist fight with his brother, Morgan [Nov 11, 2013]
  • Shot and killed Kobe, one of Luke's henchmen while engaged in a struggle for a gun [Sep 30, 2014]
  • Took the gun Max left behind after he was shot [Nov 5, 2014]
  • Lied to his brother, Dante about knowing anything about the gun [Nov 5, 2014]
  • Held his father, Sonny at gunpoint and almost killed him (also held the gun on Morgan, who was using himself as a human shield) [Nov 6-11, 2014]
  • Threatened and assaulted his brother, Morgan (he pushed him up against a wall) [Nov 19, 2014]
  • Obstruction of justice; knew that Sonny's enemies Jerry Jacks and his men and women stole ELQ shares, but didn't report to police or WSB [Jan 2015]
  • Got in to a fist fight with his brother, Morgan [Mar 23, 2015]
  • Tried to punch Morgan [Apr 7, 2015; failed by falling on a table]
  • Accidentally knocked his baby sister over in her stroller (she was uninjured) [Apr 8, 2015]
  • Kicked Julian Jerome in the stomach [Sep 22, 2015]
  • Fought Marcos for a gun [May 23, 2016]
  • Unlawful imprisonment; grabbed and locked Dr. Liesl Obrecht in a closet [Jun 27, 2016]
  • Threw Shiloh to the ground in defense of Willow Tait [May 22, 2019]
  • Pretended to be a drunkard so that he could go to jail and help Jason [Jun 27, 2019]
  • Locked Officers Billy Pryce and Rick Evans in a jail cell and escaped from custody (along with Jason) [Jun 27, 2019]
  • Threw Shiloh off a chair and threatened to kill him [Jul 10, 2019]
  • Assaulted Shiloh and threw him in an elevator [Jul 29, 2019]
  • Threatened Valentin Cassadine [Oct 2, 2019]
  • Blackmailing Valentin by threatening to have him go down if Sasha Gilmore goes down for fraud [Oct 16, 2019-present]
  • Assaulted Det. Harrison Chase by pushing him [Apr 22, 2020]
  • Manhandled Nelle Benson after she kidnapped their son Wiley and refused to give him back [Aug 27, 2020]
  • Accidentally punched Chase [Oct 19, 2020]
  • Grabbed and threatened Cyrus Renault in defense of Sasha [Nov 16, 2020]
  • Assault on a police official; kneed Det. Chase in the gut [Dec 17, 2020]
  • Knows Willow is deceiving Chase by letting him think she's in love with him [Jun 7, 2021-present]
  • Adultery; ditched Wiley's birthday party and slept with Willow while she was married to Chase [Aug 2, 2021]
  • Bribed DA Richard Sheridan with a campaign donation in order to have Nina Reeves prosecuted [Oct 21, 2021; Nina is arrested on Oct 22, 2021]

  • Health and Vitals

    • Born 4 weeks early via emergency C-section[72] [Dec 1997]
    • Had a congenital heart condition (defect) as a baby that required surgery (he inherited it from his biological father and passed it down to his son) [1997]
    • Kidnapped by Tony Jones as a baby [1998]
    • In shock after Ric kidnapped Carly in front of him [Jun 2003]
    • Fell down a well and was rendered unconscious [Apr 2004]
    • Suffered internal bleeding around his kidney from the fall [Apr 2004]
    • Had to have surgery to remove a hematoma [Apr 2004]
    • Hurt his arm while playing soccer[73] [Oct 2004]
    • Kidnapped (along with his siblings, Kristina and Morgan) by Faith Rosco [Feb 2005]
    • Kidnapped by his biological father, A.J. Quartermaine right after being kidnapped by Faith (thought to be dead and was brainwashed) [2005]
    • Went into shock after witnessing Asher Thomas "kill" his father, A.J. [Apr 2005]
    • Fell through the ice into freezing water [Jan 6, 2006]
    • Suffered minor injuries in an explosion on the docks; was treated for a cut on his forehead [Mar 17, 2008]
    • Shot in the head by Dr. Ian Devlin (a bullet that was meant for his father, Sonny) [Apr 4-7, 2008]
    • Had surgery to remove the bullet and was rendered comatose [April 2008; in a coma from Apr 8, 2008-May 15, 2009]
    • Had experimental brain surgery that would give him the chance to regain consciousness [May 7-12, 2009; regained consciousness on May 15]
    • His heart stopped during surgery [May 2009]
    • Held at gunpoint in the woods by Dante Falconeri, who was going by the alias Dominic Pirelli [Jun 23, 2009]
    • Threatened by Jerry Jacks under the orders of Claudia Zacchara [Jul 30, 2009]
    • Suffered a bloody lip after someone punched him [Aug 27-28, 2009]
    • Raped by Carter while in prison [May 21, 2010]
    • Sexually assaulted by Carter multiple times [May 21-Jun 22, 2010]
    • Burned his hand while on the road crew [Jul 2010]
    • Assaulted by Warren Bauer, after he assaulted him [Jul 2010]
    • Almost shot by Warren Bauer while trying to protect his sister, Kristina [Jul 2010]
    • Assaulted by Bryce Hawthrone (pinned to a wall by the throat) [Sep 15, 2010]

  • Rendered unconscious and suffered minor injuries in a bus crash [Jan 2011]
  • Held at gunpoint by one of the The Balken's men [Mar 3-4, 2011]
  • Held at gunpoint by Anthony Zacchara [May 2011]
  • Accidentally grabbed by the arm (had it twisted) and pushed towards the ledge of a balcony by Sam (she thought he was Franco) [Nov 21, 2011]
  • Briefly knocked unconscious and suffered a cut to his hand after being struck by a motorcycle driven by Jason [Dec 30, 2011]
  • Almost fell off a cliff [Feb 28, 2012]
  • Held at gunpoint by Joe Scully, Jr. [Oct 2012]
  • Rendered unconscious in a car accident [Jan 2013]
  • Almost drowned after Morgan punched him causing him to hit his head and fall into the harbor (Franco got him out and Carly gave him CPR and he recovered; also suffered a concussion) [Nov 11, 2013]
  • Refused medical treatment after almost drowning [Nov 11, 2013]
  • Held at gunpoint, threatened and almost killed by Kobe, one of Luke's henchmen (along with Rosalie; Michael was the target of the hit/Kobe eventually grabbed Michael at gunpoint as well) [Sep 29-30, 2014]
  • Ran a bomb off The Haunted Star (Sonny took it and jumped in the water with it before it went off) [Feb 4, 2015]
  • Suffered a bloody lip after Morgan punched him [Feb 26, 2015]
  • Threatened by Sonny [Mar 10, 2015]
  • Has really bad allergies [revealed March 2015]
  • Unknowingly had his allergy medication switched by his brother, Morgan [revealed Mar 23-Apr 24, 2015]
  • Slipped and fell onto a table after a failed attempt to punch Morgan [Apr 7, 2015]
  • Jumped into freezing water to rescue Carlos Rivera [May 12, 2016]
  • Fell unconscious during the earthquake (suffered a concussion as a result) [Mar 5, 2018; revealed Mar 6, 2018]
  • Rendered unconscious in a car accident [Jul 30, 2018]
  • Stuck in his seat belt and left to die in a car that was set to explode by Nelle Benson [Jul 29, 2018; shown on Jul 30-31, 2018; saved by Sonny]
  • Hurt his leg in the crash [Jul 29, 2018; shown on July 30-31, 2018]
  • Bruised his ribs after being accidentally hit in the chest with a baseball by Chase [Jul 18, 2019]
  • Threatened by Valentin Cassadine [Oct 2, 2019]
  • Shot at multiple times by one of Cyrus Renault's men [Jan 30, 2020]
  • Had a glass vase smashed across his head by Nelle [Aug 27, 2020]
  • Assaulted by Brando Corbin, who stopped Michael from attacking Cyrus while Jason (Michael's uncle and Cyrus' then boyfriend) held Michael in place [Nov 16, 2020]
  • Indirectly threatened by Cyrus, who pointed idiotically at him [Nov 16, 2020]
  • Spied on by Jasper Jacks while having sex with Willow Tait [Jun 7, 2021; peeper revealed to be Jax on Jun 8, 2021]
  • Blackmailed by Jax into reconsidering his decision on Nina seeing Wiley or else Jax would tell Chase about him and Willow [Jun 8, 2021]

  • Positions held at ELQ International

    Predecessor CEO Successor
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Michael Corinthos
    (2014-15; 2016-20)
    Nikolas Cassadine
    Valentin Cassadine

    Family tree

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    Photo gallery

    See also


    4. Original birthdate seen on his medical record on a computer on August 15, 2019.
    5. Michael was 9 years old all of 2005 which was a month before his 10th birthday.
    6. Michael was 17 years old all of 2009 which was a month before his 18th birthday. It was also stated on May 4, 2010, that Michael was 17 when he killed Claudia on November 4, 2009
    7. On February 8, 2011, Carly stated that he was 19 years old.
    8. In September of 2012, Michael's younger sister Kristina was aged to 21, making Michael about 22
    9. In April 2013, after Michael supposedly slept with Brenda, Carly stated that if Michael was 4 years younger that she could have Brenda arrested. However, that doesn't add up because the age of consent in New York is 17, and they made that very clear during the Kristina/Johnny storyline where they pretended to be seeing each other. So, if he was under age 4 years ago, he would be 20 now, which can't be right because he's older than Kristina who's 21, and he's been drinking, so he's at least 21.
    10. In November 2014, Michael's documents to change his name listed his birth year as 1992.
    11. Morgan had been seen drinking multiple times in 2015...legally. Since Morgan is being aged so is Michael because he is older then him.
    12. Due to Morgan's birth year being changed back to 1994 as seen on his headstone in 2016-17 ...
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    T.J. Ashford · Scott Baldwin · Brick · Shawn Butler · Valentin Cassadine · Nurse Phyllis Caulfield · Dr. Ryan Chamberlain · Gregory Chase · Lucy Coe · Dr. Kevin Collins · Brad Cooper · Gladys Corbin · Kristina Corinthos-Davis · Nurse Amy Driscoll · Nurse Felix DuBois · Martin Grey · Stella Henry · Nurse Epiphany Johnson · Dr. Lucas Jones · Molly Lansing-Davis · Judge Rachel Lasser · Judge Richard Lowe · Diane Miller · Dr. Liesl Obrecht · Judge Henry Pierce · Dr. Monica Quartermaine · Ned Quartermaine · Olivia Quartermaine · Tracy Quartermaine · Dr. Terry Randolph · Dr. Lak Rashi · Cyrus Renault · Tony Robinson · Trina Robinson · Felicia Scorpio · Mac Scorpio · Robert Scorpio · Nurse Deanna Sirtis · Nurse Bobbie Spencer · Valerie Spencer · Damian Spinelli · Marcus Taggert · Jackie Templeton · Cameron Webber · Dr. Britt Westbourne
    Current Child Characters
    Scout Cain · Charlotte Cassadine · Donna Corinthos · Leo Falconeri · Rocco Falconeri · Violet Finn · Avery Jerome-Corinthos · Louise Jones · Danny Morgan · Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos · Aiden Spencer · Jake Spencer · Georgie Spinelli · James West
    Deceased and Presumed Dead Characters
    Benny Abrahms · Bernie Abrahms · Dr. Rachel Adair · Diego Alcazar · Lorenzo Alcazar · Luís Alcazar · Sage Alcazar · Ruby Anderson · Dr. Andy Archer · Hank Archer · Dominique Baldwin · Franco Baldwin · Dr. Gail Baldwin · Lee Baldwin · Cooper Barrett · Harlan Barrett · Kiefer Bauer · Jesse Beaudry · Brian Beck · Katherine Bell · Nelle Benson-Jerome · Virginia Benson · Nurse Jessie Brewer · Dr. Phil Brewer · D.L. Brock · Nurse Marge Brown · Dr. Neil Byrne · Andy Capelli · Helena Cassadine · Irina Cassadine · Kristina Cassadine · Mikkos Cassadine · Stavros Cassadine · Stefan Cassadine · Tony Cassadine · Stone Cates · Lenny Caulfield · Dev Cerci · Melanie Chamberlain · Dr. Silas Clay · Eddie Coe · Victor Collins · Ray Conway · Wiley Cooper-Jones · Mike Corbin · Lily Corinthos · Morgan Corinthos · Phil Cusack · Dr. Alex Devane · Dr. Ian Devlin · Ronnie Dimestico · Sean Donely · Dr. Pierce Dorman · John Durant · Beatrice Eckert · Bill Eckert · Nancy Eckert · Cesar Faison · Fake Chloe · Connie Falconeri · Stella Fields · Dr. Russell Ford · Alice Grant · Brent Green · David Grey · Gordon Grey · Summer Halloway · David Hamilton · Anthony Hand · Jon Hanley · Dr. Steve Hardy · Peter Harrell, Sr. · Abby Haver · Logan Hayes · Theo Hoffman · Lady Jane Jacks · John Jacks · Edge Jackson · Aleksander Janáček · Julian Jerome · Kiki Jerome · Veronica Jerome · Victor Jerome · Stan Johnson · B.J. Jones · Georgie Jones · Tania Jones · Dr. Tony Jones · Dr. Ewen Keenan · Dr. Warren Kirk · Rafe Kovich, Jr. · Dr. Eve Lambert · Trevor Lansing · Duke Lavery · Beatrice LeSeur · Dr. Cameron Lewis · Nurse Lucille March-Weeks · Wendy Masters · Courtney Matthews · Danny McCall · Angus McKay · Nurse Leyla Mir · Trey Mitchell · Susan Moore · Chloe Morgan · Oscar Nero-Quartermaine · Dr. Lisa Niles · Johnny O'Brien · Dr. Kevin O'Connor · Brighton O'Reilly · Raj Patel · Dustin Phillips · Eddie Phillips · A.J. Quartermaine · Dr. Alan Quartermaine · Alex Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Dr. Emily Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Quentin Quartermaine · Mariah Ramirez · Madeline Reeves · Carlos Rivera · Hernando Rivera · Faith Rosco · Nurse Sabrina Santiago · Joe Scully · Jack Slater · Damian Smith · Frank Smith · Zander Smith · Joseph Sorel · Siobhan Spencer · Cheryl Stansbury · Jennifer Talbot · Leopold Taub · Nurse Diana Taylor · Dr. Peter Taylor · Nurse Amy Vining · Barbara Vining · Jason Vining · Reverend Dr. Bradley Ward · Justus Ward · Mary Mae Ward · Dr. Rick Webber · Al Weeks · Nathan West · Dr. Karen Wexler · Dawn Winthrop · Dr. Maggie Wurth · Anthony Zacchara · Claudia Zacchara-Corinthos
    Off-screen and Former Characters
    Lila Rae Alcazar · Dr. Grant Andrews · Jennifer Arden · Terri Arnett · Jordan Ashford · Arielle Ashton · Lord Larry Ashton · Larry Joe Baker · Christina Baldwin · Serena Baldwin · Dr. Tom Baldwin · Alec Barrett · Brenda Barrett · Julia Barrett · Derek Barrington · Hayden Barnes · Claudette Beaulieu · Dr. David Bensch · Ginny Blake · Jack Boland · Nora Buchanan · Edward Caldwell · Florence Campbell · Gia Campbell · Nurse Sheila Cantillion · Judge Naomi Carson · Eric Cates · Jagger Cates · Carmine Cerullo · Gloria Cerullo · Lois Cerullo · Skye Chandler-Quartermaine · Judge Amber Chau · Dr. Linda Chu · Nurse Judy Clampett · Nurse Beverly Cleveland-Fairchild · Angie Collins · Elijah Crowe · Nurse Jolene Crowell · Nurse Nadine Crowell · Dr. Rae Cummings · Marco Dane · Dr. Harrison Davis · Howie Dawson · Margaux Dawson · Katherine Delafield · Téa Delgado · Roy DiLucca · Tiffany Donely · Senator Martin Drake · Dr. Noah Drake · Dr. Patrick Drake · Chet Driscoll · Toussaint Dubois · Algernon Durban · George Durnely · Jenny Eckert · Sly Eckert · John Everett · Nurse Iris Fairchild · Ralph Finchley · Florence Grey · Pres Floyd · Parker Forsyth · Nurse Betsy Frank · Alex Garcia · Max Giambetti · Milo Giambetti · Marcus Godfrey · Yvonne Godfrey · Carla Greco · Frankie Greco · Alice Gunderson · Nurse Audrey Hardy · Dr. Simone Hardy · Dr. Tom Hardy · Dr. Tommy Hardy · Nurse Jane Harland · Jim Harper · Elton Herbert · Dr. Jim Hobart · Jimmy Lee Holt · Paul Hornsby · Greg Howard · Dr. Matt Hunter · Hutch Hutchins · Jerry Jacks · Miranda Jameson · Reginald Jennings · Olivia Jerome · Amelia Joffe · Claudia Johnston-Phillips · Frisco Jones · Slick Jones · Dr. Leo Julian · Rose Kelly · Jack Kensington · Dr. Gary Lansing · Howard Lansing · Ric Lansing · Roy Lansing · Dr. Steven Lansing · Nurse Meg Lawson · Dr. Kelly Lee · Winifred Leeds · Guy Lewis · Nurse Rita Lloyd · Carol Lockhart · Nurse Anne Logan · Janice Lomax · Priscilla Longworth · Ethan Lovett · Charlie Lutz · Emma Lutz · Huxley Lynch · Dr. Andre Maddox · Starr Manning · Todd Manning · Nurse Rosalie Martinez · Pete Marquez · Dr. Francince Massey · John McBain · Camellia McKay · Martha McKee · Nurse Melissa McKee · Skeeter McKee · Nurse Augusta McLeod · Maggie McMorris · James Meadows · Jake Meyer · Nurse Lorraine Miller · Martina Morales · Angel Moran · Miguel Morez · ‎Hope Morgan · Ken Morgan · Sam Morgan · Johnny Morrissey · Joey Moscini · Decker Moss · Dr. Griffin Munro · Byron Murphy · Kent Murray · Dr. Kim Nero · Dr. Patrick O'Connor · Finian O'Toole · Delores Padilla · Blackie Parrish · Paloma Perez · Bryan Phillips · Nurse Georgia Price · Grant Putnam · Celia Quartermaine · Dillon Quartermaine · Burt Ramsey · Ranelle Rance · Coleman Ratcliffe · Tom Rayner · Guy Richardson · Dr. Joe Rivera · Teddy Rivera · Cruz Rodriguez · Casey Rogers · Dan Rooney · Winston Rudge · Father Mateo Ruiz · Delia Ryan Coleridge · Juan Santiago · Emma Scorpio-Drake · Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake · Hannah Scott · Jeffrey Scribner · Rebecca Shaw · Colton Shore · Harry Silver · Charlene Simpson · Dr. Eric Simpson · Jennifer Smith · Lucky Spencer · Luke Spencer · Lulu Spencer · Rex Stanton · Suzanne Stanwyck · Nurse Mischa Stephens · Holly Sutton · Nurse Regina Thompson · Ellie Trout · Dusty Walker · Claire Walsh · Judge David Walters · Faith Ward · Isobel Ward · Keesha Ward · Dr. Maya Ward · Randy Washburn · Rupert Watson · Heather Webber · Dr. Jeff Webber · Dr. Lesley Webber · Mike Webber · Rick Webber, Jr. · Dr. Sarah Webber · Dr. Steve Webber · Samantha Welles · Rhonda Wexler · Agnes Whitaker · Whit Whitaker · Mitch Williams · Dr. Lainey Winters · Prunella Witherspoon · Grace Yang · Johnny Zacchara
    Current Crew
    Dan O'Connor (Head writer, 2019-present) · Frank Valentini (Executive producer, 2012-present) · Chris Van Etten (Head writer, 2017-present)
    Former Crew
    Shelly Altman (Head writer, 2011-2012, 2015-2019) · Ron Carlivati (Head writer, 2012-2015) · Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer, 2001-2012) · Robert Guza, Jr. (Head writer, 1996, 1997-2000, 2002-2008, 2008-2011) · H. Wesley Kenney (Executive producer, 1987-1989; Head writer, 1988) · Gloria Monty (Executive producer, 1978-1987, 1991-1992; Head writer, 1981) · Jean Passanante (Head writer, 2015-2017) · Wendy Riche (Executive producer, 1992-2001) · Garin Wolf (Head writer, 2008, 2011-2012)
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    List of cast members · List of current actors · History of General Hospital