Rocco Falconeri
O’Neill Monahan as Rocco Falconeri
General Hospital
Portrayed by Nolan and Michael Webb (2013)
Diego and Mateo (2013-14)
Liam and Oliver Friedy (2014-15)
Charles and Ethan Losie
Mason Tannous (2016)
O’Neill Monahan (2017-present)
Current status Recurring
Duration 2013-present
First appearance September 9, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Birth name Benjamin "Ben" Westbourne
Alias(es) Cesar Faison II
Officer Rocco Falconeri[1]
Nickname(s) Little Rocco (by Maxie)
Roc (by Dante)
  • Cuban-American
  • Greek-American
  • Irish-American
  • Italian-American
  • Gender Male
    Born September 9, 2013
    (Revised to September 11, 2013[2])
    Wyndemere, Spoon Island
    Port Charles, New York
    Age 7
    Occupation Student
    Residence Falconeri House, #1237[3]
    Port Charles, New York
    Mason Tannous as Rocco Falconeri
    Charles and Ethan Losie as Rocco Falconeri

    Rocco Falconeri is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. He is the son of Det. Dante Falconeri and his wife, Lulu Spencer-Falconeri via IVF and was carried by Dr. Britt Westbourne.

    He was formerly believed to be the son of Drs. Patrick Drake and Britt Westbourne via one night stand. He was also formerly believed to the son of lab manager/phlebotomist, Brad Cooper.

    He was born onscreen on September 9, 2013.



    Twins Nolan and Michael Webb[6] portrayed Rocco in 2013.[7] The twins are pictured to the left.


    Twins Diego and Mateo portrayed Rocco from 2013-14.[8] The twins are pictured to the left.


    Twins Liam and Oliver Friedy portrayed Rocco from 2014-15.[9] The twins are pictured to the left.

    Twins Charles and Ethan Losie portrayed Rocco from March 10, 2015[10] until October 28, 2016, when the role was recast. According to Star Kidz, Rocco has been slightly aged since the Losie twins joined the cast, but it is unknown to how old.[11] In August 2015, Lulu stated that Rocco would be two next month, which brought it back to his original birthdate.[12]

    The role of Rocco was recast in November 2016 with Mason Tannous, who debuted on November 23, 2016[13][14] and made his last appearance on December 23, 2016. The character has also been aged again, but it is unknown to how old.

    O’Neill Monahan made his debut on April 11, 2017.[15][16]


    In late 2012, Dr. Britt Westbourne starts dating Dr. Patrick Drake and in January 2013, the two have sex. On January 31-February 1, after overhearing Britt being horrible to Nurse Sabrina Santiago and finding out that she doesn’t like his daughter, Emma, Patrick breaks up with Britt, which devastates and angers her. A couple weeks later, her mother, Dr. Liesl Obrecht comes to town and finds out that Patrick and Britt broke up, which makes Obrecht livid. On December 17, it was revealed through flashbacks from February, that the two had conspired to get Britt pregnant to trap Patrick and that they had used Dante and Lulu Falconeri's remaining embryos to conceive.


    Ultrasound picture

    During the 2013 Nurses Ball, Britt revealed that she was pregnant with Patrick Drake's baby and everyone is shocked but they believe she's lying. It turns out that she wasn't lying but had decided to get an abortion. On the day of the procedure, she changes her mind but it is later revealed that she had never intended to have the abortion. During the months of May-July, Britt faked hyperemesis gravidarum (or severe nausea during pregnancy). Patrick and his then girlfriend, Sabrina Santiago perform a DNA test and it turns out that Patrick is the father. However, it is later discovered that this test was tampered with by Britt's mother, Dr. Obrecht and Patrick isn't actually the father after all.

    Britt feels baby Rocco move for the first time on June 7. On August 13, after experiencing cramps, Britt and Patrick preform an ultrasound and find out that the baby is a boy. On August 30, when Patrick threatens to sue for full custody of their son because of her mother, Obrecht, Britt reveals that he is not the father and claims that Brad Cooper is the father via sperm donation.

    In late December, Britt tells Nikolas that Brad is not Rocco's father and that she used an anonymous sperm donor.

    In February 2014, when Elizabeth Webber finds out from Nikolas that Britt used an anonymous sperm donor and notices that Dante and Rocco have the same allergy, she starts to suspect that Dante could be his father. She then runs a DNA test which confirms her suspicion. Dante and Lulu learn that Rocco is Dante's son on February 18.


    Rocco and his parents

    In March, Elizabeth finds a letter that Britt wrote revealing Rocco's true maternity and shows it to Lulu. On March 25, Lulu confronts Britt at her and Nikolas' engagement party and after letting everyone believe Lulu was crazy, Britt finally admits the truth about Rocco's full parentage. Before Dante and Lulu can claim their son, he is kidnapped by Dr. Obrecht again.


    Rocco with his parents and half-sister, Charlotte

    On April 8, Dante and Lulu are finally reunited with their son after he is rescued by Britt. It is later revealed that Obrecht only used one of the embryos to impregnate Britt and was using the other one as leverage but has since given it back to Dante and Lulu. Sadly, in August 2016, their last embryo was deemed inviable.

    In August 2016, Rocco and his parents moved into a new house. On November 23, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day on the show), Rocco was present when his parents remarried. In December 2016, it was revealed that he has a half-sister, Charlotte.



    Rocco shortly after birth

    Rocco was born onscreen September 9, 2013 to Dr. Britt Westbourne with the help of Nurse Sabrina Santiago and the support of Nikolas Cassadine. After having just revealed the truth to Patrick, that he is not her son's father, Britt is confronted by Sabrina. Britt begins experiencing pains and they soon discover that she is in labor. Nikolas Cassadine, who was hosting Britt at his home, arrives at Wyndemere and finds Britt on the floor and Sabrina tells him the she is in labor. He informs them that the launch will not be back in time to get Britt to the hospital. Britt is forced to deliver "her" son, without any medication, at Wyndemere with the help of Sabrina and the support of Nikolas. Soon after the baby is born, Britt realizes that something is wrong with him. Using her experience as an OBGYN, Britt deduces that there is fluid in the baby's lungs and he needs to be rushed to the hospital immediately.


    Baby Rocco

    The launch arrives but Britt is in no condition to be moved, so after some convincing she allows Sabrina to take "her" son to the hospital. Sabrina rushes the baby to the hospital and he is saved by Dr. Silas Clay. Brad watches through the hospital room window as Silas works to save the baby. Meanwhile back at Wyndemere the launch returns and Nikolas carries Britt out of the house and to the launch. When they arrive at the hospital, Dr. Clay tells Britt that "her" son is fine and Sabrina got him to the hospital just in time. Then, Britt goes in to be with the baby for a few minutes before going to get checked out. After Nikolas and Britt leave to get her checked out, Sabrina's friend Nurse Felix DuBois comments that the baby looks nothing like Brad and Nikolas also says that he looks nothing like Britt either, adding to the theory that Britt is lying about the baby's biological parents.


    Rocco with Robin and Jerry

    When Britt is getting ready to leave the hospital, she runs into Nikolas and tells him she named "her" son Ben, because her best friend in med school had a son named Ben and she liked the name. He is taken back to Wyndemere, due to Britt not being able to find a place to stay, and is subsequently kidnapped by his estranged and fugitive "grandmother" Dr. Obrecht. Obrecht brings him to Cassadine Island, where she gives him to Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake, Patrick's wife who is supposedly deceased, being held captive by Obrecht. Robin is led to believe that "Ben" is Patrick's child with Britt, and takes care of him.


    Rocco with his mom and uncle

    While trying to get her son back from her father, Britt tells Faison that "Ben" is not her biological son. Faison thinks Britt is lying and refuses to hand "little Cesar" over to her, but he is forced to when Nikolas arrives with a gun and demands that Faison returns "Ben" to Britt. On their way out to get Robin and leave the island, Nikolas and Britt encounter Jerry Jacks. He forces them all to return to Port Charles with Robin, Faison and Dr. Obrecht so that Robin can synthesize a cure for polonium poisoning from Luke Spencer's blood for Jerry. "Ben" returns to Port Charles with Britt and Nikolas. Britt admitted to Nikolas that neither Patrick Drake nor Brad Cooper are Ben's biological father. As Britt embarks on a new romantic relationship with Nikolas, she is tempted to tell him the entire truth of "Ben's" parentage. However she changes her mind at the last minute and tells him that she got pregnant by an anonymous sperm donor instead of admitting the truth.


    Rocco and his father

    Meanwhile, Dante and Lulu are going through the heartbreak of losing their daughter, Connie, the child they thought was theirs carried by their surrogate and friend, Maxie Jones, but turned out to be Maxie's biological daughter with Damian Spinelli. Dante and Lulu are forced to give Connie back to Spinelli. Dante suggests they use their other embryos and try for another child. However, at the hospital, they find out that the embryos have disappeared. The lab tech, Ellie Trout, asks for answers from her boss, Brad Cooper, who claims to know nothing about them disappearing, and says he'll go ask Britt.


    Rocco and his mother

    When Obrecht is arrested for Robin's kidnapping, she blackmails Britt into helping her by threatening to reveal the truth about "Ben". Britt visits her mom, and there, it's revealed that Obrecht used Dante and Lulu's remaining embryos to help Britt get pregnant, and "Ben" is actually Dante and Lulu's son. Britt goes back to Wyndemere, and finds Brad there, who tells her that Dante and Lulu know their embryos are gone, and they're probably going to find out Britt has their son. Lulu travels out to Wyndemere to question Britt in person, but Britt isn't there. However, this gives Lulu the opportunity to meet her son for the first time, though she is still unaware of their connection. "Ben" meets his biological father when Lulu invites Nikolas to spend Christmas with her and Dante. Britt and "Ben" accompany Nikolas to the Falconeri's loft and here Dante is able to meet "Ben". Lulu and Dante spend Christmas day bonding with "Ben", still unaware that he is their child. "Ben" also spends time with his father at the hospital and gets to see his biological mother.


    Rocco, Lulu and Dante

    In the following weeks, Lulu visits Nikolas more often and as a result, spends a lot of time bonding with "Ben". In early February 2014, when Lulu is watching "Ben" for Nikolas, she notices a rash on his arm. When she brings this up to Nikolas, he tells her that "Ben" is allergic to latex and certain fruits. Lulu is astonished that Dante shares the same exact allergies as "Ben". Later, Nikolas goes to the hospital to get a refill of "Ben's" allergy cream, when he runs into Elizabeth Webber. He tells Elizabeth that Britt used an anonymous sperm donor to get pregnant and she wonders who "Ben's" real father could be. Elizabeth becomes suspicious of a connection between Dante and "Ben" when Lulu's cousin, Lucas Jones arrives at the hospital needing a refill of the same allergy cream for Dante.


    How big is Rocco

    Elizabeth shares her suspicions with Felix and he agrees to help her run a DNA test on "Ben" and Dante. Elizabeth gets her hands on "Ben's" hairbrush, while Felix is able to get a bottle that Dante drank from, and they took these two items to the lab to run the test. Elizabeth and Felix received the results of the paternity test on Valentine's Day and they proved that Dante is "Ben's" biological father. Elizabeth then went to Wyndemere and confronted Britt about stealing Dante's sperm. The two got into a cat fight and Elizabeth advised Britt to tell Nikolas the truth, because she was going to tell Dante that "Ben" is his son. As Elizabeth heads to Lulu and Dante's loft to tell them the truth, Britt tells Nikolas that Dante is "Ben's" father, right after Nikolas proposes to her. Britt leaves out the fact that Lulu is also "Ben's" biological mother, and when asked if she knew all along, she lies and says she had no idea that her mother used Dante's sperm to impregnate her.


    Rocco and his parents at Kelly's

    Nikolas and Britt then head to the Falconeri loft to tell Britt's side of the story, unaware that Elizabeth has not yet told them the news. Nikolas blurts out to Dante and Lulu that Britt had no idea Dante was "Ben's" father. Britt explains that it was all her mother's idea to use an existing sperm sample from the lab. She denies knowing that the sample was Dante's, despite Elizabeth's disbelief. Dante asks to see his son, but Nikolas and Britt convince him to wait until the morning. Elizabeth leaves Dante and Lulu with the paternity test and when alone Lulu congratulates Dante on becoming a father. The next day, Dante tells Sonny that "Ben" is his son. A few days later, Dante spends time with his son. Elizabeth discovers the letter Britt wrote to Lulu that says she is "Ben's" mother. Elizabeth shows an elated Lulu the letter and truth comes out to everyone. Obrecht kidnaps "Ben" and holds him hostage at Elizabeth Webber's house. "Ben" is eventually rescued and reunited with his parents.


    Rocco at the park with his mom and grandma

    Later on, Lulu lets Britt say goodbye to "Ben". Soon after, Dante and Lulu take their son home where they rename him, Rocco, the name they had picked out for a boy during Maxie's pregnancy. The next morning Rocco wakes up in bed with his parents. Rocco visits his uncle Nik and aunt Liz at Wyndemere. While at Kelly's with his parents, he gets to meet his aunt Maxie. Rocco spends time with his parents at home and gets a visit from Anna. Rocco hangs out with his parents at Kelly's. A few days later, Rocco spends time with his mom, grandma and dad at the park. Later on, Rocco hangs out with his aunt Maxie. Soon after, Rocco goes to the Floating Rib with his mom, dad and grandma and doesn't make a peep.


    Rocco with Georgie, his mom and his aunt

    Rocco is later seen with his daddy in bed playing. Dante then has to leave to look for Lulu who was kidnapped by Peter Harrell, Jr., so his aunt Elizabeth shows up to watch him. While with Liz, his uncle Nik shows up to spend time with him. Dante's rescue mission fails and he and Lulu are both kidnapped by Stavros Cassadine. Olivia is Rocco's primary caregiver while his parents are missing. His grandpa Sonny and cousin Carly are also seen looking after him in his parents' absence. When Dante and Lulu finally come home, Rocco is reunited with them. A few weeks later Rocco is seen at Kelly's with him parents and grandparents (Olivia and Sonny), where his mom tries to get him to eat but he won't. Sonny eventually is able to get Rocco to eat. On December 3, Rocco meets Luke.


    Rocco spends time with his cousin, Valerie

    On January 5, Rocco's uncle Morgan tells Sonny that he is running circles around his parents and that he is pretty fast. On February 20, Rocco finally meets Georgie and they have a playdate. On March 10, Rocco spends time with his mom and grandma. It is also revealed that he has an obsession with egg rolls. In April, Rocco is seen playing with cars with his dad. Afterwards, he meets his cousin Valerie and she plays cars with him and his dad. When Dante gets called away for work, Valerie watches him, which makes his mom very unhappy when she gets home. Later on, Rocco and his mom show up at his aunt Maxie's, where Rocco plays while Lulu talks to Maxie about Valerie. Afterwards, Rocco and Lulu arrive home to find his dad and Valerie hugging.


    Rocco fist bumps Dillon

    Rocco eventually meets his moms old friend Dillon Quartermaine. Later on, Rocco is reunited with his grandma, Olivia. He then spends time with Dillon again. While his parents are at Sonny and Carly's wedding his grandma, Olivia takes him to docks as she is on grandma duty, where they run into Julian. Rocco is later seen at Kelly's with his mom, grandma and uncle Nikolas. It is also revealed that he likes cannoli's. On October 29 (Halloween on the show), Dante told Sonny that he and Lulu took Rocco and Leo trick or treating.



    After finding out that Dante cheated on her, Lulu moves out and states that Rocco is coming with her and that Dante will see him when he sees him. On November 11, Rocco is at Wydermere with his mom and grandma Laura. He plays while they talk and it is revealed that he and his mom are staying with aunt Maxie. Later on, Lulu kisses Rocco goodbye just as Dante walks in for a visit and again he plays while his dad and grandma talk. On November 24, Lulu mentioned that Rocco is in preschool. Rocco spends Thanksgiving with his mom and grandma at the Metro Court.


    Go see uncle Michael

    A few days later, Olivia brings Rocco back to his dad's because Julian called swearing that Leo has cold and Olivia didn't want Rocco to catch anything. While his grandma confronts his dad, he plays with his cars on the bed. After his grandma leaves, Valerie comes out from her hiding place and sits with him and notices that his head is warm. Dante goes to look for the baby aspirin but can't find any so he leaves Rocco with Valerie while goes to gets some. Rocco and Valerie play with his cars on the couch and she notes that his head is getting warmer. On Christmas, Rocco sees Santa with her mom and aunt Maxie. Afterwards, he goes to see his dad and that side of the family.

    A couple weeks into the new year, Lulu says that Rocco is sick again.

    In February, it is revealed that Rocco has been having nightmares and is also obsessed with his uncle Nathan, who moved in with him, his mom and aunt. His mom, Lulu eventually decided to move her and Rocco to The Haunted Star after figuring out that Nathan and Maxie needed their own space but because she wasn't ready to move back in with Dante, The Haunted Star was her only option.


    Toasting to his parents marriage

    In March, after his mom almost drowned after an incident on The Star, they moved into Wyndemere.

    On May 6, Rocco and his mom moved back into the loft with his father. In August 2016, Rocco and his parents moved into a new house.


    Rocco and his parents

    On Halloween 2016, Rocco is seen at the PCPD with his dad and uncle Nathan, dressed up as a cop looking for the perps in a candy heist.

    On November 23, (Thanksgiving Day on the show), Rocco, along with his grandmothers, uncle Nathan, aunt Maxie and Kevin attend his parent's wedding.


    Rocco and his mom have a cute moment

    On December 5/6, Rocco is seen at the hospital with his parents getting reading to see Santa Claus. While on Santa's lap, Rocco says he wants a puppy. Afterwards, he runs and hugs his grandma Laura. Later on, he meets his sister, Charlotte.

    On Christmas Eve, Rocco spends time at Wyndemere with his parents, his sister, his grandma Laura, Valentin, Anna and Emma.

    On April 11, 2017, Rocco and his mom show up at the PCPD to visit Dante. Rocco also asks if his mom loves Charlotte more than him so she and Dante sit Rocco down and tell him that they love him more than ever. Then they share a family hug.

    A few weeks later, Rocco is seen with his parents and sister playing memory and then his dad reads everyone a story, which he and Charlotte fall asleep during. The next morning the Falconeri's have a family pancake breakfast and then Dante takes him and Charlotte to school.


    Rocco and his family hug

    In June, Rocco is seen with his family including his grandma Laura and cousin Spencer. It is also revealed that Rocco loves to get his hands dirty by looking for worms and such under rocks. Later on, Rocco, his parents and Charlotte put together a family puzzle and then share a family hug.


    On June 28, Olivia revealed that Rocco and Leo will be co-ring bearers at her and Ned's wedding.

    On July 7, Rocco is seen walking down the aisle with Leo and Charlotte at his Nona and Ned's wedding.


    Birthday cake

    In September, Rocco's family celebrated his birthday.

    On November 23, (Thanksgiving Day on the show), Rocco spends time with his family.

    On December 6, Rocco goes to see Santa with his uncle Michael.

    Health and Vitals

    • Had fluid in his lungs when he was born [Sep 9, 2013]
    • Kidnapped and held hostage by Liesl Obrecht [Sep 2013]
    • Has Latex-fruit syndrome and uses hydrocortisone cream; he inherited it from his father, Dante [revealed Feb 3, 2014]
    • Threatened with a dagger by Liesl Obrecht [Mar 2014]
    • Kidnapped and held hostage again, at gunpoint, by Liesl Obrecht [Mar 2014]
    • Had an ear infection [revealed Apr 23, 2014]
    • Threatened by his grandfather, Luke Spencer [Feb 25, 2015]
    • Had a cold [revealed Feb 26, 2015]
    • Had a fever and a cold [Dec 10, 2015]
    • Wasn't feeling well [revealed Jan 14, 2016]

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