Peter redirects here, for other uses of the name, see Peter (disambiguation).
Peter August
General Hospital
Portrayed by Wes Ramsey
Current status Contract
Duration 2017-present
First appearance November 14, 2017
Created by Shelly Altman
Chris Van Etten
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Book appearances The Severed Branch by Himself
Birth name Henrik Faison[1]
Alias(es) P.K. Sinclair
Octavian Stone (pseudonym in his book)[2]
Henri Francois
Roger Browne[3]
Nickname(s) Flopsy cotton bottom (by Liesl)
Ethnicity Danish
Born June 13, 1976 at 3:26 p.m.[4][5]
27 Rue De Louvain[6]
Brussels, Belgium
Age 45
Education Columbia University
Bern Institute[7]
  • Author of The Severed Branch
  • Owner and publisher of The Invader[8]
  • DVX Operative (Former Employee at EuroTech)[9]
  • Former Employee at Modesto Media
  • Residence Winslow Garden Apartments
    114 Clover Avenue, #68
    Port Charles, New York

    Peter August is a fictional character and main antagonist on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. He is the son of the late supervillain, Cesar Faison and Dr. Alex Devane.

    He is infamously known to be responsible for Jason Morgan's five year disappearance and for the presumed death of Drew Cain.


    On October 26, 2017, TVLine and Soap Opera Digest confirmed that Wes Ramsey would be joining the cast as Peter August, debuting on November 14.

    He is known for his roles on Charmed as Wyatt Halliwell, Guiding Light as Sam Spencer and on Days of Our Lives as Owen Kent.


    In 2018, Obrecht revealed Faison had a son named Henrik. Faison wanted nothing to do with Henrik because while the boy was Faison's son, he wasn't Anna's. His mother disappeared right after birth. Faison had him sent off to boarding school as soon as he was able to go. For many years, Henrik wanted to have his father's approval, when he grew up he became smart and devious.

    When he arrived in late 2017, he took the name Peter August, the COO of Aurora Media.

    On February 1, 2018, it's revealed that Anna has a child with Faison, hinting that Henrik is Anna's long lost son. Henrik was conceived just before Anna met Robert Scorpio, when she was still a trainee at the WSB. She went into an undercover to get some intel on Faison, she found him heavily drunk at a bar, he couldn't notice who she was and she took advantage. At the end of the night, she got the intel she wanted a long with something she didn't expect, a child. However, on May 6, 2019, Robert suggested to Anna that Peter might not be her son after all, he might actually be Alex Devane's son with Faison. Anna hasn't told Peter about her suspicions since she wants to be Peter's mother.

    Peter's book The Severed Branch

    Fearing Faison might find out about their child, after Henrik was born Anna gave him away without even holding or seeing him, fearing she won't be able to let go of her first born. Unfortunately, Henrik was found by Faison and he was raised unfairly by him. He was sent to a boarding school at a very young age in Switzerland under a different name, for years he wanted his father's approval, for him to love him as his son but Faison only saw him as a servant nothing more. He never even attended any of his school plays.

    Henrik is a professional writer, under his father's pen name "P.K. Sinclair", he wrote a book called The Severed Branch, that is based off of his childhood and his relationship with his father, and it was published in 2018, he received an early copy in late March.

    He is close friends with his mentor, Valentin Cassadine. On May 8, 2018, it's revealed that Valentin knew Henrik since he was a child. He became a father figure to Henrik, loving and caring for him like he was his own son; he taught him how to be devious and a brilliant strategist like him. On May 23, it was revealed that after Anna gave Henrik away; Valentin tracked down the family that had adopted him and threatened them into giving him the infant, he then delivered him to his father.

    On May 21, Peter helped deliver Maxie's baby...his nephew, James West. On June 29, while being held captive, he saw a hallucination of Maxie, to which he revealed that she’s the first person in his life to ever need him and he wanted to redeem himself in her eyes.

    He, his father, and Helena Cassadine were behind The Jason Morgan Conspiracy and after months of being hunted down, on May 22, he was captured and taken into custody by the PCPD and the WSB. However, he escaped through Valentin's help till he was recaptured after being held captive by Dr. Liesl Obrecht and Nina Reeves for nearly two months. In August, the WSB cleared Peter of all his charges and after being released from hospital, Peter bought a new gossip magazine called "The Invader" through Valentin's help.

    He used to detest his mother greatly for abandoning him right after he was born. In 2018, Anna revealed to Peter that she was his mother in order to save his life since Jason was trying to kill him. Peter wanted nothing to do with Anna at first, but after months of struggle, he began to warm up to Anna and was wanting to get to know her and her family. In 2020, Peter finally told Anna that he wanted to be the son she deserves, making their budding relationship even stronger. On Halloween night in 2020, Anna was stunned to learn that she was not Peter's mother after all - Peter is actually the son of her twin sister, Dr. Alex Devane. As of right now, Peter has yet to learn the truth.

    Throughout late 2018 and most of 2019, Peter was on a good path, but when Hank Archer blackmailed him about his role in Drew's kidnapping back in July 2012, Peter grew desperate to hide the truth and reverted back to his evil ways, going as far as crashing Drew's flight to Afghanistan which left Drew presumed dead and he ordered a hit on Andre Maddox twice, once on September 3 and another on December 9.

    On August 19, during the 2020 Nurses' Ball, Maxie accidentally reveals to everyone that she is pregnant after a microphone malfunction with Lulu, before her Deception Cosmetics pitch. Peter finds Maxie afterward and she confirms that she is pregnant. They embrace and share in their excitement for the baby. Mac and Anna join them and they confirm the news to the grandparents-to-be who are both overjoyed.


    On November 14, 2017, Peter August first appeared when he arrived at The Metro Court Hotel in Port Charles, New York for a job interview for a corporate position, meeting Drew Cain, who along with Sam Morgan, had purchased Derek Wells Media (formerly one of the front companies for The Jerome Crime Family), which was previously owned by Julian Jerome and had been renamed Aurora Media in the hopes of making the company totally legitimate and crime-free.

    On November 29, 2017, Sam Morgan revealed in a press conference to formally and publicly launch the company, that Peter August is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aurora Media.[5] Peter soon quickly begins impressing Drew and Sam, by working alongside not only them both, but with Nina Reeves, who Sam kept in charge of Crimson Publications, which remained the top division of Aurora Media, and worked with her and Maxie Jones in covering popular news bulletins and national events to gain high revenue and corporate influence for Crimson. As the COO of Aurora, Peter is also one of Nina's bosses.

    He later also meets and interviews Lulu Spencer for a job at Aurora the week after, from whereupon Lulu joins the company as a tabloid reporter and journalist. For the rest of 2017, Peter comes to highly respect his new employers and colleagues, forging a partnership with Sam and Nina, while gaining the respect of Drew and also harboring a friendship with Lulu, Maxie, and Nathan West. In mid December of 2017, Lulu conducts an interview with Nathan, after the latter discovers that the infamous criminal mastermind Cesar Faison is his biological father. Nathan, who was shocked at this revelation, begins working alongside Dante Falconeri and then seeks the help of Lulu and Crimson to lure Faison out of hiding, so that the PCPD can capture him and incarcerate him for good. Lulu then calls upon Peter and Nina to aid Nathan in using Crimson's influence to expose Faison to the Internet, but Maxie panics after she becomes pregnant with Nathan's child, though Nathan is determined to find Faison nonetheless. In addition, the interview soon ends up garnering the attention of Sonny Corinthos, Jason Morgan, and Anna Devane.

    Peter meets his mother Anna Devane

    In January 2018, when Drew and Sam go on their honeymoon, Peter is left in charge of Aurora. On January 23, Peter rejects Anna's offer of making a fake story to lure Faison (by making it based on his other son) since it apparently violated the company's ethics commission. Anna is left shocked of Peter's unwillingness to cooperate and before leaving, she said that she didn't believe him. On January 25, Peter was held hostage at gunpoint by Cesar Faison, then Maxie Jones arrived. In an attempt to stop Faison, Peter tried to shoot him, but he got shot instead. However, he was wearing a bulletproof vest and was uninjured. After the hostage situation ended with Faison shooting Nathan and Jason shooting Faison, Peter left the Metro Court and was stalking Anna Devane at the very location where she is waiting to meet Faison's son Henrik, possibly hinting that Peter is Henrik. He also burned his bulletproof vest and by doing so, he destroyed evidence.

    Peter taunts his father Cesar on his deathbed at GH

    On January 31, Peter visited Faison at his hospital room and called him "Dad" revealing himself as Henrik. They exchange threats and insults before Peter tells his father he killed the wrong son as Nathan had died from his wound that night. Peter is gleeful that he outmanoeuvred his father. He further gloats over holding all the cards including the flash drive containing Drew's memories. Faison had trouble breathing and grabbed for the emergency button, while begging his son for help. Peter whips the button out of Faison's hand and says, "You taught me better than that." Peter proudly saunters out of the room, leaving Faison to gasp for air and ultimately die. Peter attended his brother Nathan's funeral and later on February 19, he mourned and apologized to him in his gravesite for being indirectly responsible for his death.

    Peter embracing Maxie

    After finding out from Maxie that his father had Huntington's disease, he did a blood test with Dr. Griffin Munro's help, and on March 16, like his nephew or niece, it's confirmed that he hasn't inherited Huntington's disease from his father. Soon he began having an interest in his brother's widow Maxie Jones constantly being there for her without her knowing who he really is. Griffin soon found out about Peter's true identity and soon confronted him. Peter was able to manipulate him into not reporting him to the authorities.

    Peter unknowingly meets his half younger sister, Robin

    In May, Peter escorted Maxie to the Nurses Ball of 2018. During the Nurses Ball, he met his long-lost half sister Robin. Later when leaving the Nurses' Ball, Maxie's water breaks in Peter's car. Peter helps Maxie deliver a healthy baby boy on the side of the road. Afterwards, he confronts Anna Devane at the pier, before being held at gunpoint by Jason Morgan. On May 22, to save his life, Anna reveals to both Peter and Jason that he is her son. In the end, Peter was taken into custody by the PCPD and the WSB. On May 25, despite Robert and Dante's opposition, Anna refused to testify against her son. Through Valentin's help he was able to escape, however, he was kidnapped by Liesl Obrecht with the help of Nina.

    Peter with Drew and DA Margaux at the hospital

    Liesl and Nina held Peter captive in a cabin in the woods for being indirectly responsible for Nathan's death and Liesl tortured/starved him several times, even trying to kill him on a few occasions despite Nina's opposition to murder. Peter, who was failing to convince Nina out of the plot, almost got lucky when a scout named Wyatt Hoover attempted to rescue him, but Lisel came in and caused Wyatt to hide under the bed. After she left, Peter had Wyatt take her notebook and give it to Franco and Finn, who soon discovered the whole kidnapping. Lisel later brought Peter to Spoon Island and started to hold him captive there, but Peter was finally able to persuade an unwilling Nina to help him escape, only for Lisel to catch them. Enraged, Liesl sets Spoon Island on fire with the two of them inside and gets arrested. Valentin and Finn save the two and Peter is hospitalized as a result of being held captive for two months.

    Peter meets with his sister Robin

    In August, the WSB cleared Peter of all his charges and after being released from hospital, Peter bought a new gossip magazine called The Invader. He is determined to reshape the media company, so he hired Lulu Spencer to help him in doing so. On September 13, he met with his sister Robin at the Metro court, they talk about his father. She points out that they both grew up in Faison’s shadow and she doesn’t want that for her children. He assures her he doesn’t plan to hurt her or her children. Robin says she won’t lobby on her mother’s behalf. If he chooses to have a relationship with Anna, that’s his choice. She admits that Emma is curious about him. Peter says he may give her a reason to introduce him to her children one day.

    Peter meets Britt

    In November 2018, Peter met his half-sister, Britt Westbourne.

    On January 11, 2019, Peter met with Anna at a cafe and was committed to getting to know her and her extended family, even asking about her twin sister Alex Marick. Anna mentioned that the less said about Alex the better and as they were chatting Anna suddenly got a headache and lost consciousness. When she woke up, she started panicking because she couldn't see anything and Peter was concerned so he took her to the hospital where she was treated by Finn. He restored her sight and neutralized a virus that made her go blind.

    After Lulu had been stabbed by the serial killer, Peter was initally a suspect but was proven to be innocent and he came clean since he had nothing to hide.

    On March 1, Robert and Anna confronted Peter about anything he knew about Patients 1-5 and Peter swore he didn't know much and he never met this man named Dr. Arthur Cabot.

    In April, Anna encouraged Peter to tell Maxie how he feels and he did plus she confessed her feelings for Peter. They shared a kiss and Peter thanked her by saying it was a very "mom" thing to do.

    At the 2019 Nurse's Ball, Peter congratulated Anna and Finn after they just got engaged when Finn proposed to her on stage.

    In June, Peter agreed to help Maxie find Dante and bring him home for Lulu. Peter was initally against the idea since Dante was suffering a severe case of PTSD but since Maxie was bound and determined he agreed to help. Maxie's dad Frisco Jones gave her and Peter temporary clearances to enter a WSB facility in Ithaca where Dante was being treated. On July 15, after Maxie learned that Dante refused to see them she pushed her way into the room he was in. Dante quickly grabbed an agent's gun and shot Peter in the shoulder, but thankfully it was a clean wound and required no surgery.

    On August 21, it was revealed that Peter had aided and abetted Helena Cassadine in her plan to kidnap Drew from his post in Afghanistan back in 2012. When he had shown up to the spot, nobody knew it but Hank Archer caught a glimpse of him. Later that day, Hank (now known as Shiloh) called Peter for a visit in prison and blackmailed him into helping him get out of Pentonville or else he would reveal Peter's part in the Jason Morgan Conspiracy. As a result, Peter had someone crash Drew's flight to Afghanistan, presumably killing him.

    On September 3, Peter had someone stab Dr. Andre Maddox twice in the abdomen upon his return to PC which was orchestrated by Drew prior to his presumed death. Andre survived at GH and Peter tried to kill him himself, but was forced to leave. It was only on September 10 that Peter was revealed to be the perpetrator of Drew's presumed death and Andre's attempted murder.

    On September 19, Peter tried to have Shiloh killed, but the hit man helped him escape custody instead and Shiloh called Peter to give him $35,000 in cash so he would not expose him. While on his way to deliver the money at the docks, Peter sees Dev and "Wiley" at the pier after Shiloh freed them from being his hostages. As Jason goes to rescue Sam from Shiloh, Dev asks Peter for help and Peter eventually helps Dev and "Wiley" go to GH. Maxie then confronts Peter about withdrawing a lot of money and going to the docks. Peter lies to her by saying that he wanted to look for a new place to live by the docks. Later, Shiloh's dead body was brought to GH after Sam killed him in Jason's defense.

    On October 10, Peter and Bryce framed Sam for helping Shiloh escape.

    On November 28, Peter learned that Franco decided to get his memories back which upset him, so on December 9 he eventually hired a hitman named David Black to kill him and Andre. However, after having a talk with Anna, he later tried to call off the hit, but he could not get a hold of him. Peter eventually grabbed a gun and shot David Black. When Anna found him, he spun the story and claimed that he found David and something didn't seem right about him and when he tried to kill both Andre and Franco, he killed him in their defense. On December 16, David Black died from his gunshot wound.

    On December 20, it was revealed that Peter worked at EuroTech, which was a shell company for the DVX. He was there at the same time as David Black.

    On January 3, 2020, Peter and Maxie went to Nina and Valentin's wedding and eventually the wedding was crashed when a not-so-dead Nikolas Cassadine came in with Ava in his arms and revealed that Valentin is not the rightful Cassadine heir and that he is not even a Cassadine at all, he is Helena's son. While the confrontation was happening, Peter and Maxie took Charlotte to her room as to make sure she didn't hear any of it. Eventually, Valentin came and picked up Charlotte since he was planning to run but Maxie and Peter tried to stop him. Maxie took Charlotte out of the room before Valentin kneed Peter in the stomach and he took off with her. Maxie found Peter who later convinced her there was nothing more they can do at Wyndemere.

    On January 9, Peter went to see Anna and when she asked him about Eurotech, he admitted to working there from 2011 until 2013, but spun the story and didn't give her a lot of useful information. He later told Anna that he didn't want to be Henrik" ever again and she said he is so much more than his father's son before hugging him. On January 13, Anna withheld the part about Peter being at Eurotech to protect him. Later on, when Peter found out, he was grateful to Anna and said he wanted to be the son that she deserves.

    On February 10, Peter overheard Robert and Anna discussing the fact that Sam and Jason were helping him find evidence on Peter in exchange for help with Sam's parole problem. He played it off as if he didn't know what was going on but he later called the attorney general and sabotaged the investigation which got Robert pulled off the case and put Sam and Jason back at square 1.

    On March 6, Peter framed Liesl Obrecht for Drew's presumed death and for both counts of attempting to murder Andre Maddox and for attempting to murder Franco Baldwin back in December of 2019, which resulted in Anna gleefully having two WSB agents arrest her for Peter's crimes. Maxie was devastated and he consoled her while still keeping his secrets and lies under wraps.

    On April 14, Peter was at Anna's house to help get Violet Finn's birthday party set up and Robert asked for his help with balloons. Robert pretended to try to make peace with Peter who was skeptical but played along. Robert then claimed that while they would never be best buds that they could co-exist. Later on, Peter called his henchman and let him know to go ahead with a distraction for Robert since he could still be a problem.

    On April 20, it was revealed that the distraction that Peter created was Holly Sutton's death. Robert received a call that seemingly confirmed her demise, much to his heartbreak.

    On May 6, Peter met with his henchman and told him that he only wanted a distraction and not Holly’s death. The henchman claimed that he had nothing to do with the incident that caused Holly’s death.

    On August 19, during the 2020 Nurses' Ball, Maxie accidentally reveals to everyone that she is pregnant after a microphone malfunction before her Deception Cosmetics pitch. Peter finds Maxie afterward and she confirms that she is pregnant. They embrace and share in their excitement for the baby. Mac and Anna join them and they confirm the news to the grandparents-to-be who are both overjoyed.

    Crimes Committed

    • Aided and abetted Helena Cassadine in the disappearance of Drew Cain [Jul 2012; revealed Aug 21, 2019; Drew was presumed dead/missing until Dec 2017]
    • Had Dr. Klein hold Jason Morgan captive in a clinic in Russia for 5 years [Oct 2012-Oct 2017; revealed Jan 31, 2018; arrested on May 22, 2018 and released on Aug 8, 2018]
    • Plotted to use Jason to have his father (Cesar Faison) killed [Oct 2012-Jan 31, 2018; revealed Jan 31, 2018; arrested on May 22, 2018 and released on Aug 8, 2018]
    • Stole the flash drive containing Drew's memories [Dec 2017; revealed Jan 31, 2018; arrested on May 22, 2018 and released on Aug 8, 2018]
    • Tried to shoot Cesar Faison in defense of Maxie Jones [Jan 26, 2018]
    • Stalked Anna Devane [Jan 26, 2018]
    • Destroyed evidence by burning his bullet proof vest [Jan 29, 2018]
    • Left his father to die by swatting away his emergency button while he was going into cardiac arrest [Jan 31, 2018]
    • Held Anna hostage at gunpoint and was going to kill her before being stopped by Jason [May 21-22, 2018; charges were dropped by Anna on May 25]
    • Escaped from jail with the help of Valentin Cassadine and tried to flee town [May 31, 2018]
    • Presumably killed Drew by having Bryce Henderson crash his flight to Afghanistan [Aug 21, 2019; revealed Sep 9-10, 2019; Drew declared dead in absentia on Oct 9, 2019; Bryce's involvement revealed on Dec 13, 2019]
    • Had Bryce stab Dr. Andre Maddox twice in the abdomen [Sep 3, 2019; revealed on Sep 4, 2019; Peter's involvement revealed on Sep 10, 2019; Bryce's involvement revealed on Oct 14, 2019]
    • Snuck into Andre's hospital room and maliciously tampered with his hospital equipment, furthering his complications [Sep 5, 2019]
    • Ordered Bryce to kill Shiloh [Sep 19, 2019; Bryce instead helped Shiloh escape custody the next day]
    • Framing Sam McCall for being involved in Shiloh's escape (along with Bryce) [Oct 10, 2019-present; Sam was arrested on Oct 14, 2019 and then released on parole on Dec 27, 2019]
    • Ordered David Black to kill Andre and Franco [Dec 6, 2019; he later called the hit off]
    • Shot and killed David after David knocked Andre out [Dec 10, 2019; David died on Dec 16, 2019]
    • Tampered with Franco's memory reversal procedure [Dec 10, 2019]
    • Working with the Attorney General and Gabriel Burke to get Sam sent back to Pentonville [revealed on Feb 11, 2020-present; Attorney General’s part revealed on Feb 12, 2020]
    • Framing Liesl Obrecht for the presumed murder of Drew and the attempted murders of Andre and Franco with the help of an unknown person and a man named Davis [Mar 6, 2020-present; Liesl was arrested on the same day and then wrongfully extradited to the Hague on Apr 13, 2020]
    • Assaulted his henchman [May 6, 2020]
    • Threatened Damian Spinelli [Nov 3, 2020]

    Health and Vitals

    • Given up for adoption by his birth mother, Alex Devane [Jun 13, 1976; revealed Oct 30, 2020]
    • Kidnapped from his adopted family by Valentin Cassadine and delivered to his father, Cesar Faison [pre-1990s; revealed May 23, 2018]
    • Nearly drowned [1983; revealed Oct 5, 2018]
    • Held hostage at gunpoint by his father, Cesar [Jan 25-26, 2018]
    • Shot by Cesar and rendered unconscious [Jan 26, 2018; uninjured due to bulletproof vest]
    • Assaulted by Jason Morgan in defense of Anna Devane [May 22, 2018]
    • Held at gunpoint and almost killed by Jason [May 22, 2018]
    • Threatened by Det. Dante Falconeri [May 25, 2018]
    • Kidnapped and held hostage by Dr. Liesl Obrecht and Nina Reeves [May 31-Jul 20, 2018; revealed Jun 4, 2018]
    • Almost had his finger cut off by Liesl [Jun 6, 2018; Nina stopped her]
    • Cut his wrist with a piece of glass while trying to escape [Jun 12, 2018]
    • Hit in the hand with a bat by Liesl (probably broken) [Jun 12, 2018]
    • Blood poisoning [revealed Jun 15, 2018]
    • Infected wound [revealed Jun 29, 2018]
    • Nearly smothered with a pillow by Liesl (stopped by Nina) [Jul 10, 2018]
    • Trapped in a burning barn by Liesl and left unconscious (along with Nina, who was saved by Valentin) [Jul 20, 2018; saved by Finn]
    • Hospitalized after being kidnapped for nearly two months [Jul 23-Aug 8, 2018]
    • Shot in the shoulder by Det. Dante Falconeri [Jul 15, 2019]
    • Blackmailed by Shiloh into helping him get out of prison [Aug 21-Sep 20, 2019]
    • Kneed in the stomach by Valentin Cassadine [Jan 7, 2020]
    • Blackmailed by who he thought was Helena Cassadine (it was actually Spinelli and Sam McCall pretending to be her) [Oct 30-Nov 3, 2020]

    Family tree


    See also


    1. Spelling was confirmed on February 6, 2018.
    2. Stated April 10, 2018.
    3. Shown on his passport on May 31, 2018.
    4. Revealed by Peter on March 8, 2018.
    5. On April 23, 2018, Anna said Henrik/Peter was born just before she met Robert.
    6. Revealed on May 22, 2018.
    7. Stated April 30, 2018
    8. Revealed on August 17, 2018.
    9. Revealed on December 20, 2019

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