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Mikkos Cassadine
John Colicos as Mikkos Cassadine
General Hospital
Portrayed by John Colicos
Steve Richard Harris (flashback; 2021)
Duration 1981, 2021
First appearance August 10, 1981
Last appearance April 8, 2021
Cause/reason Appeared in Alexis' flashback
Created by Gloria Monty
Pat Falken Smith
Margaret DePriest
Introduced by Gloria Monty
Namesake(s) Stavros Mikkosovich Cassadine
Stefan Mikkosovich Cassadine
Valentin Mikosovich Cassadine
Natasha Mikkosovna Cassadine
Kristina Mikkosovna Cassadine
Nikolai Mikkos Cassadine
Ethnicity Russian
Gender Male
Born 1920
Died September 18, 1981
Cassadine Island, Greece[1]
Age 61 (at death)
Cause of death Thrown into his own ice chamber by Luke
Occupation Founder of Cassadine Industries
Title Prince
MikkosCassadine SteveRichardHarris.jpg
Steve Richard Harris as 1970s Mikkos Cassadine

Prince Mikkos Ivanovich Cassadine[3][2] was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital.


He was portrayed by John Colicos from August 10, 1981, to September 18, 1981. Mikkos characterized as one of General Hospital 's greatest villains of all time.[4] In the summer of 2006, it was rumored that the show was considering recasting the role with Daytime legend, Joseph Mascolo; however Mascolo returned to his famous role as Stefano DiMera on NBC's Days of Our Lives.[5]


Mikkos Cassadine, according to some critics was "The Face of Evil" hell bent on world domination; similar to many comic book super villains in pop culture.

The Cassadine family are were introduced and created by executive producer Gloria Monty. Over the years, Mikkos has been painted as a vicious tyrant, very controlling of all of his children. His personality is similar to that of his widow Helena Cassadine.[6]


Mikkos Cassadine was a Greco-Russian aristocrat. The Cassadine family are descendants of the Russian aristocracy, with connections to the royal Romanov family. They existed for hundreds of years in Russia until the Bolshevik Revolution forced them to flee to Greece. After that period, they built a large economic empire of power and wealth.

Mikkos and wife Helena Cassadine had two children, Stefan and Stavros. He also had an affair with Kristin Bergman, an opera singer, and had two daughters, Natasha and Kristina. Kristin was murdered in front of her daughter Alexis by a jealous Helena. In 2009, Helena revealed that Mikkos had another affair with another unknown woman, and had an illegitimate son named Valentin, who was disowned from birth and was seen as the most unwanted Cassadine.

In 1981, Mikkos made his only on screen appearances on General Hospital when he was the mastermind behind a plot to obtain world domination by holding the world at ransom through the use of a weather machine that could create a severe snowstorm. He claimed it was for a utopia, a perfect world. He never allowed anyone to see his experiments.

He invited several guests, he was questioned by two of his guests Max and Noel who he led into the ice chamber where they froze to death. He claimed they were sent away and died in a plane crash which leads to the deaths of Tony and Alex. He fought with Luke Spencer and died in the freezer. This encounter was the beginning of the long lasting Cassadine-Spencer feud.

Nevertheless, the specter of Mikkos still features prominently in storylines of General Hospital as his daughter, Natasha Cassadine (Alexis Davis), stepson Valentin Cassadine, grandchildren Sam McCall (via Natasha), Kristina Corinthos-Davis (via Natasha), Molly Lansing-Davis (via Natasha) and Charlotte Cassadine (via Valentin) and great-grandchildren Spencer Cassadine (via Nikolas), Danny Morgan (via Sam) and Scout Cain (via Sam) are still a part of the show.

In 2016, it's revealed that before Mikkos was killed he revised his will and made sure that all of the Cassadine Estate will be given to the eldest living son. He hid the will from Helena, for he knew she would make sure that their favorite and first-born son Stavros would get the entire estate from his father. After Helena's demise in 2015, the hidden will of Mikkos' Cassadine came to light in 2016 when Mikkos' long lost bastard son Valentin found it in Greece.

Through it and through the final death of Stavros in 2014 and Stefan's death in 2003, Valentin became the only living son and hence sole heir to the Cassadine Empire. As of November 2016, Valentin Cassadine is the CEO of Cassadine Industries.

It is also revealed that through Valentin, Mikkos shares a granddaughter named Charlotte Cassadine with his most hated enemies and killers: Luke and Laura Spencer.

On May 30, 2018, Alexis is going through Mikkos’ things and looks at a picture of him. She is later wearing a watch he gave his wife that keeps stopping on 10:10.

In August 2019, it was revealed that Mikkos created a codicil for his will which could prove that Valentin is not the rightful heir to the Cassadine Estate and Empire. In January 2020, Valentin was actually revealed to be the son of Helena and an unknown man, thus making him Mikkos' stepson and not the rightful heir.

In April 2021, Alexis remembers a time during a Christmas holiday from her childhood when her father bought her mother a watch. Alexis idolized her father. But she remembers a time she witnessed Mikkos hitting her mother and describes him as a "monster" and she was too powerless to stop him.

Crimes Committed

  • Adultery; had an affair with Kristin Bergman while married to Helena [1963; their daughter Alexis was born on Jan 29, 1964]
  • Domestic violence; abusive to Kristin [1970s; revealed Apr 8, 2021]
  • Made a ice chamber in an attempt to freeze the world in a severe snowstorm [Aug 10-Sep 18, 1981]
  • Killed Max and Noel by leading them to his ice chamber where he froze them [Sep 18, 1981]
  • Indirectly responsible for the deaths of his brother Tony and his sister-in-law Alex [Sep 18, 1981]
  • Fought with Luke Spencer [Sep 18, 1981]

Health and Vitals

  • Died after being thrown into his own ice chamber by Luke Spencer [Sep 18, 1981]

Family tree

Sonny Corinthos


  2. 2.0 2.1 Shown on the Cassadine family tree on the episode aired on July 11, 2016.
  3. George, the Cassadine's Greek caretaker referred to him as Prince Mikkos in 1997.
  4. Maria Ciaccia. Top Villains of General Hospital. Retrieved on June 19, 2012.
  5. Is Meekos returning to General Hospital?. AtomicOnline. Retrieved on August 9, 2012.
  6. Maria Ciaccia. Mikkos Cassadine - The Iceman Commeth. Retrieved on June 19, 2012.
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