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|Portrayed by||Tristan Rogers|
|Duration||1980-92, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2012-16, 2018-present|
|First appearance||December 1980 (on GH)|
|Created by|| Gloria Monty|
Pat Falken Smith
|Introduced by|| Gloria Monty (1980)|
Wendy Riche (1995)
Jill Farren Phelps (2006)
Lisa de Cazotte (2008, NS)
Frank Valentini (2012, 2018)
|Book appearances||Robin's Diary|
|Spin-off appearances||GH: Night Shift|
|Alias(es)|| Mr. McKenna|
Roger Edward Ashton
Maestro Vladimir Daganov
|Namesake(s)||Noah Robert Scorpio-Drake|
|Nickname(s)|| Sonny (by Brighton O'Reilly)|
Captain Kangaroo (by Luke)
|Born||September 15 1957|
He has been portrayed by actor Tristan Rogers, on and off, since December 1980.
Tristan Rogers originally played the role from December 1980 through February 25, 1992. The popularity and longevity of the character was furthered by his involvement with the monumentally popular "supercouple" Luke and Laura, whose 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.
While Rogers' Scorpio had been "killed with no body found" when he left the series in 1992, Rogers returned briefly from November 15 to 22, 1995, as Scorpio's spirit to comfort the character's daughter Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), who is dealing with the loss of her boyfriend to AIDS-related illness and is herself HIV-positive.
He returned again on January 27, 2006 till March 1, 2006, this time with Scorpio being very much alive. Rogers reappeared on April 13, 2006 and left again on November 16, 2006.
From August 5, 2008 through October 21, 2008, Rogers reprised the role of Robert Scorpio on the Season 2 of SOAPnet's General Hospital: Night Shift, a prime time spin-off of General Hospital which stars Scorpio's daughter Robin.
He was featured in 12 of the season's 14 episodes, and Soap Opera Digest named the appearance their "Best Return" of 2008. Rogers later reappeared on General Hospital for four episodes starting December 22, 2008, as Scorpio attends Robin's wedding.
Rogers reprised the role for a brief period of time from February 29, 2012 to March 8, 2012, following the departure of Kimberly McCullough in the role of Rogers' on-screen daughter, Robin. Rogers reprised the role once again from November 15, 2012 to December 18, 2012.
Rogers reprised the role once more beginning on October 4, 2013 as part of the return of the character's on-screen daughter's return. However, head writer Ron Carlivati confirmed on November 14, 2013 that Rogers would be departing the series in order to return to The Young and the Restless as Colin Atkinson. He departed on January 30, 2014.
On October 28, 2015, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Rogers would reprise the role of Robert Scorpio, set to appear in December 2015. It was also revealed that it his return is only for a short time as he is not leaving his role on Y&R. He returned on December 17, 2015 and left on February 2, 2016.
On August 19, 2016 it was announced that Rogers would briefly reprise the role of Robert Scorpio. He returned on August 26, 2016 and left on September 9, 2016.
On February 28, 2018, Soap Opera Digest announced that Rogers would return to "GH." He returned on April 13, 2018 and departed on June 1, 2018.
On July 18, 2018 it was announced that Rogers would make another return to the show. He returned on July 27, 2018 and left the show again on September 12, 2018.
On December 3, 2018 Soap Opera Spy revealed that Rogers spoke out about reprising his role in the new year when he teased that Robert would be getting an all new storyline. On January 16, 2019 Soaps.com confirmed that Rogers would indeed return to "GH" again. He returned on January 25, 2019.
Robert, an Australian, has a heroic past. He was involved in many adventures with his good friend Luke Spencer and his wife Holly Sutton. He has been an international spy for the WSB spy agency, served as police commissioner of Port Charles from January 24, 1983 until early December 1985, was acting WSB Drector in the Spring and Summer of 1987, then served again as PCPD Commissioner from January 1988 until early February, 1992 when he supposedly perished in an explosion in South America. When he resigned as police commissioner in 1985 he moved to Australia with his wife Holly to start anew.
He had a bad relationship with his brother Mac Scorpio when he first came to town because he blamed Mac for the death of their parents. Eventually the brothers patched up their relationship. Robert was presumed dead along with his wife, Anna Devane, in 1992. Their teenage daughter Robin Scorpio was left behind to be raised by Robert's brother Mac Scorpio. Anna Devane reappeared in 2001, but told her family that Robert was dead. However, Robert resurfaced in 2006, when Port Charles was stricken with a deadly strain of encephalitis. It came out that he was forced by the WSB to be incognito for 15 years as the only way to keep his families alive; he had no choice but to let them think he was dead. His daughter is having a difficult time forgiving him for his absence.
Robert Scorpio and Holly Sutton married under strange circumstances. Holly was pregnant with the presumed dead Luke Spencer's baby and was about to be deported so Robert stepped in and married her. She ended up miscarrying the baby but she and Robert eventually fell in love. Robert married Anna Devane when the two were on assignment for the WSB in Italy. The two were married in secret before either character showed up in Port Charles. After Holly "died", Anna and Robert remarried in 1991. When the evil Cesar Faison kidnapped Anna, Robert left Port Charles for South America to rescue her.
Both Robert and Anna turned up alive in Port Charles in 2006 much to the surprise of their daughter, Robin.During his return in 2006, Robert told Robin that he was in the South Pacific trying to track a lethal dose of encephalitis. He said that he quarantined a village and torched it but two potential carriers slipped through the net: one was a chimp, and another was Luke Spencer. When Anna returned in the summer of 2007, she explained that Robert was deep undercover on a mission to recover black market alien remains. Later, at the end of the summer both Anna and Robert were assigned on a mission in the Amazon.
Robert Scorpio returned to General Hospital when his plane crashed near Port Charles. Jagger Cates rescued him and brought him to General Hospital where it was revealed that he has a brain tumor. During an MRI, Patrick Drake told Robert that the brain tumor was the result of another tumor. Sadly, Robert learned that he has colon cancer and has fallen into a coma. He came out of the coma October 14, 2008 after being confronted by Luke, Sean, Tiffany and his family when he was in the coma.
In March of 2012, Robert returns to Port Charles after Anna tracks him down because their daughter Robin tragically died in a lab explosion at General Hospital. Robert arrives not knowing why he has been summoned. He bonds with his granddaughter Emma, giving her mother and baby stuffed koalas. Anna then tells him about their daughter's death. He insists on seeing her body, even after Anna tells him she was burned beyond recognition. Robert goes to the hospital morgue and views her body.
He then takes off and Anna later gets a text from him saying goodbye. Luke finds Robert standing on the ledge of the bridge where Robin and Stone used to go, ready to jump to his death. Luke tries to talk Robert down and gets on the ledge with him, saying that he deserves to die too for killing a child. Luke tells him about Jake's death and how he was responsible. Luke finally is able to get Robert down after telling him that Ethan Lovett is his son, not Luke's. Luke tells him this lie because he feels it is the only way to get him down. Luke tells Robert that Ethan has taken off and Helena Cassadine is after him so that Robert will feel that his life has purpose and take off to save him. Robert then leaves town to find Ethan, and Holly goes with him, to keep up the ruse that Ethan is Robert's son.
In November-December 2012, Robert returns to Port Charles after Luke reveals the truth about Ethan's paternity. Robert realizes there is something wrong with Duke Lavery after Luke contacts him about the situation. Robert helps Anna realized that the man that she was falling back in love with was not Duke and was actually their arch-enemy Cesar Faison. Robert then accompanies Anna to the mental institution that Cesar Faison has connections to. Anna and Robert find the real Duke. Anna stays behind while Robert heads outside of the room. Robert hears screams and finds Robin but Faison's partner in Liesl Obrecht then injects Robert with a lethal dose of a chemical. He is currently in a coma clinging to life.
On October 4, Robert wakes up from the coma. Mac and Anna go see him and they are very happy that he is awake. He can't remember what happen right before he was injected. He goes over it in his head and finally remembers that he saw Robin alive and tells Anna. Robert is finally reunited with his daughter on 11/25.
At the end of January in 2014, Robert left town to help Holly and Ethan.
On August 27, Anna says that Robert is investigating what happened to Maxie and Lulu from Wisconsin.
On December 17, 2015 Robert showed up on Cassadine Island and joined Anna and Patrick on their mission to rescue Robin. They learn that Jerry Jacks has Robin once again and then they confront him and he told them Robin is dead. Unbeknownst to them though Robin faked her death with the help of Jerry's henchman Enrico by taking a drug to slow her heart rate. Robert and Anna cornered Jerry and he called for interpol to take him to Steinmauer. They were reunited with Robin.
Robert was present at Patrick and Robin's second wedding on January 7, 2016.
He joined Anna's search for Carlos Rivera and Sabrina Santiago and they were both arrested by Canadian authorities on January 30, 2016 but it was only a setup by Paul Hornsby to throw them off. Mac and Felicia helped get them out of jail.
Robert briefly returned to Port Charles at Luke's request in August 2016 to inform his family about Valentin Cassadine but his warning was too late as Valentin was arrested for attempting to kidnap Spencer Cassadine.
On April 13, 2018 he showed up at Anna's hotel suite in Switzerland and discovered she was working with Jason to find Faison's son Heinrik. He also discovered Emma there too but Anna tells him she would never involve her if there was any real danger. They tried to find out what they could at a boarding school he used to go to and Emma discovered he went by the name "Henri Francois." They eventually returned to Port Charles and Robert meets Valentin. He then discovered that Valentin gave Heinrik to Faison personally. On May 4, after supposedly getting notified by the WSB he left Port Charles on a plane but it's revealed that Valentin staged the whole thing and he drugged Robert by spiking his drink.
On May 16, it was revealed that Robert was locked in some sort of dingy room.
On May 21, Robert showed up at the Nurse's Ball and he punched Valentin and arrested him for his association with Heinrik Faison and also drugging and kidnapping him. Valentin confesses that what he did to him was just a diversion. He eventually released Valentin from custody provided that the calibur of information about Heinrik would get Anna back safely. He also arrested Heinrik after his identity was revealed (Peter August). He planned to extradite Peter/Heinrik to Steinmauer. On May 31, Peter escaped from jail with Valentin's help so Robert eventually left Port Charles to help the WSB sort out the Heinrik Faison mess.
On July 27, Robert returned to Port Charles after learning that Peter had been found and he sees that Obrecht had been arrested and is about to go to prison. He tried to take Peter into custody but Finn managed to buy Peter a little time. On August 8, Robert shelved the charges against Peter and said that they can be refiled at anytime and if he caused anyone anymore grief then he would go to Steinmauer. On August 13, Robert teamed up with Jason to find Finn and Anna after these mysterious people have kidnapped them. He found the tracking chip that he had planted into Finn on the floor in the cell where they were held. Detective Harrison Chase became the PCPD's liaison for the WSB and worked with Robert to find Finn and Anna. They eventually found them and it's revealed that Cassandra Pierce, the reason Finn and Anna were kidnapped has been kidnapped by a man wearing a Cassadine ring. Robert left town again on September 12 as Robin simultaneously paid Anna a visit.
On January 25, 2019 Robert returned to Port Charles with information on why Anna suddenly went blind. Finn, Anna, and Robert discovered that Kevin knew a Dr. Arthur Cabot and confronted him and he swore that he didn't know him. Of course, they didn't know Kevin had been switched with his twin brother Ryan. Robert had found out that Anna supposedly knew Dr. Cabot back in the day but Anna tells them she never met him but then figures out that it was her twin sister Dr. Alex Marick that knew him. Their search lead them to Sweden where they meet Cabot who was also blind from the HN-242 virus and he told them that when he got his eyesight restored he would tell them what he knew. He was taken back to Port Charles and Finn restored his sight. Cabot revealed that Anna and Alex were part of the study and that Anna has some of Alex's memories. They also knew that Kevin and Ryan were also part of the study since "Kevin" went blind as well, plus Jason and his twin brother Andrew were also part of it. Dr. Cabot had been sent to Steinmauer for his crimes.
On February 21, Robert told Sonny and Lulu that Dante had gone rogue.
On March 4, Robert joined Sonny on his mission to find Dante as he saved him from the group of Turkish people who Raj Patel crossed. Eventually, as they were waiting in a Turkish restaurant they met a fortune teller who told Sonny that someone he loves is in danger, and that she saw a child who is a man and has Sonny's eyes. The child's life was in his hands. Later on, the fortune teller was revealed to be a Station Chief in Ankara, Turkey named Vic, who wanted Sonny to stay out of her operation and she said that she wanted Raj to be taken her way or no way at all. Robert eventually wanted to work an angle and he told Sonny to do his kid a favor and stay in the compound but when he got back he figured out Sonny got tired of waiting and went on to find Raj. On March 20, he offered Sonny and Dante a ride home to Port Charles after Dante had killed Raj in self-defense.
On April 8, Robert revealed that Alex lied about the false memory Anna had. When Anna began to worry that Alex might be Robin's mother Robert assured her that it was not true and that he was not with Alex, he was with her. When she found proof that she was indeed Robin's mother and not Alex, she apologized to Robert and told him he was right. On April 26, Robert saw Finn's ring and got a look at it but before Finn could get it back Anna walked out of Kelly's and Robert hid the ring in his hands and Finn never got it back from him.
On May 6, he had suggested to Anna that Peter might not be her son after all and that he's probably Alex's. On May 9, he told Anna that they can look through records Alex's ex-husband Dimitri Marick had and see if Alex was with Faison but Anna told him she wanted a relationship with Peter as her son. He was in disbelief and even a bit angry that Anna was not going to try to figure out if Alex was Peter's mother because she had a chance to sever all ties with Faison. He set Finn's ring down and walked outside of Kelly's with Sonny to talk to him about Dante and unbeknownst to him Mike Corbin took the ring. When Robert realized he lost the ring, Mac helped him get a replica to replace it but there were a few differences in the knockoff. He delivered the knockoff to Finn who noticed that it was fake and asked Robert where the real ring was.
At the 2019 Nurse's Ball Finn's ring was slid across the stage to Anna's feet and Robert told Finn to get out there and propose so Finn proposed to Anna and she said yes.
On May 31, Robert confessed that while he's happy for her and Finn he was also saddened because he was afraid that he wouldn't be a part of Anna's adventures anymore and he confessed that she's the love of his life but Anna assured him that he would always be an important part of her life.
On June 18, Robert went to The Floating Rib to get a drink after he had been booted out of the WSB due to them wanting a younger and cheaper replacement. Maxie asked Robert where Dante was and he said that while he would love to help her he said he would take the WSB secrets to the grave. He later got a phone call and it was revealed that he was not as done with the WSB as he led everyone to believe and he learned that Dante was moved to another facility. It was clear that Robert was keeping secrets.
On July 1, it was revealed that Robert had went to law school which surprised Laura and it was also revealed that he was going to be the new District Attorney after Margaux Dawson had resigned and left town.
- Shot Crane Tolliver [1983; Crane later killed himself at the hospital]
- Fought with his brother, Mac on a ship in the harbor 
- Assaulted Patrick Drake [May 10, 2006]
- Breaking and entering; he and Anna broke into the Cassadine Mansion looking for their daughter, Robin [Oct 21, 2013]
- Was about to shoot Liesl Obrecht until Anna stopped him [Oct 21, 2013]
- Knocked out Liesl Obrecht by hitting her over the head with a gun [Oct 21, 2013]
- Hit one of the Cassadine guards with a metal tray, rendering him unconscious [Nov 13, 2013]
- Shot Jerry Jacks in the leg [Nov 13, 2013]
- Held Jerry at gunpoint, demanding to know where Robin and Duke Lavery were [Nov 13, 2013]
- Held Jerry Jacks prisoner in a hotel suite at the Metro Court Hotel [Nov-Dec 2013]
- Pointed a gun at Cesar Faison as he and Anna threatened to kill him [Dec 2013]
- Held Faison at Wyndemere against his own will along with Anna [Dec 2013-Nov 2014]
- Kept whatever he and Anna did to Faison a secret [Dec 2013-Nov 2014]
- Held Jerry Jacks at gunpoint [Dec 18-21, 2015]
- Assaulted Valentin Cassadine, handcuffed him to a chair, and threatened him at gunpoint [May 21, 2018]
- Shot one of the dealers threatening Sonny Corinthos [Mar 4, 2019]
Health and Vitals
- Shot during a hostage situation at General Hospital 
- Almost had a statue toppled on him and Luke Spencer by Peter Harrell 
- Hospitalized after a bomb was thrown through his office window while he was at his desk; suffered multiple contusions and a concussion that resulted in him being in a coma and almost dying from his injuries [late 1980s]
- Shot at by a hit man named Rory in the Finger Lakes area of New York [1991; saved by his brother Mac, who killed Rory and donated blood for a transfusion he needed at a clinic in town]
- Shot by Bill Eckert as part of their "faux death" arrangement 
- Almost got shot by Harlen 
- Believed to be have killed in the same explosion as Anna 
- Stabbed in the chest with a used syringe by Liesl Obrecht who injected him with a potentially-fatal dose of propofol [Dec 2012]
- In a year-long coma due to the injection [Dec 2012-Oct 2013]
- Couldn't walk without the use of a cane [Oct 2013]
- Insisted on traveling with Anna to the Cassadine Island mansion despite his maladies [Oct 17, 2013]
- Held hostage in Robin's lab and locked there with Anna by Jerry Jacks [Oct 22-Nov 13, 2013]
- Drugged and kidnapped by Valentin Cassadine [May 4-21, 2018]
|Predecessor||Chief of Police or Police Commissioner||Successor|
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLrjyzxyP-Q&feature=related
- ↑ Stated April 18, 2018 while helping Anna investigate Henrik.
- ↑ Wolf, Buck. "Luke and Laura: Still the Ultimate TV Wedding." ABC.com November 16, 2006.
- ↑ West, Abby. "Luke and Laura: 17 Great Soap Supercouples", Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2008-01-29.
- ↑ Matheson, Whitney. "Recalling some of TV's dearly departed." USAToday.com August 31, 2005.
- ↑ Logan, Michael. "Soaps News: Tristan Rogers Checks Back into GH." TVGuide.com June 18, 2008.
- ↑ Nordyke, Kimberly. "SoapNet renews Night Shift." The Hollywood Reporter. May 27, 2008.
- ↑ Scorpio on the Night Shift. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved on November 18, 2012.
- ↑ (December 16, 2008) “The Best & Worst of 2008”, Soap Opera Digest. (Vol. 33, No. 51), 73.
- ↑ (December 16, 2008) “Scorpio Returns to GH”, Soap Opera Digest. (Vol. 33, No. 51), 4.
- ↑ (December 16, 2008) “Comings and Goings: Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio)”, Soap Opera Digest. (Vol. 33, No. 51), 16.
- ↑ Ron Carlivati Confirms Tristan Rogers's GH Exit. Retrieved on November 14, 2013.
- ↑ SON Staff. Tristan Rogers Leaving ‘General Hospital,’ Per Head Writer. Retrieved on November 15, 2013.
- ↑ http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/tristan-rogers-back-gh
- ↑ http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/tristan-rogers-update
- ↑ https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiJyvXalaPjAhWXX80KHVIlAB0QzPwBegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.soapoperaspy.com%2F2018%2Fgeneral-hospital-spoilers-robert-scorpio-returning-tristan-rogers-speaks-out%2F&psig=AOvVaw3DbPCoQgzm97w6-CdkATao&ust=1562601330109113
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