Tommy Hardy
Zachary Ellington, Jr. as Tommy Hardy
General Hospital
Portrayed by Catherine and Noelle Paige (1989–92)
Christian Michel and Jean-Paul Rene Piette (1992–93)
Zachary Ellington, Jr. (1994–97)
Duration 1989-97
First appearance November 16, 1989
Last appearance 1997
Cause/reason Left town with Simone
Created by Gene Palumbo
Introduced by H. Wesley Kenney
Namesake(s) Tom Hardy
Steve Hardy
Ethnicity African-American
Gender Male
Born November 16, 1989
(Revised to 1987)[1]
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Age 32
Occupation Physician
Title Doctor[2]

Dr. Thomas Steven "Tommy" Hardy, Jr., MD[3] was a fictional character on the popular ABC soap opera General Hospital. Tommy is the son of Tom and Simone Hardy.

Tommy left town with his mother in 1997 and hasn't been seen since then.

He is the cousin of Steven Webber, Elizabeth Webber, Scott Baldwin, Sarah Webber and Hayden Barnes.


Tommy was born in 1989 to doctors Tom and Simone Hardy, but his mother had had an affair with Dr. Harrison Davis, and she wasn't sure who Tommy's father was. A DNA test was done and it showed that Harrison was the father. When it was revealed that Harrison was Tommy's father, he sued for custody of him.

Tom and Simone fought Harrison for custody of Tommy. During the battle, Tom contacted Simone's mother Pauline who confessed that she and Harrison had doctored the DNA test results and that Tom was actually Tommy's father.

Tom later went to Africa to treat refugees while Simone and Tommy stayed in Port Charles. When Tom returned, he wanted them to go back to Africa with them, but Simone didn't want to.

They got divorced, and Simone started dating Justus Ward. Tommy was against his mother's relationship with Justus. They became engaged, but, seeing as Tommy would never accept their relationship, Simone ended up leaving Justus.

It is revealed in 2013 that Tommy has completed medical school.

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  1. Tommy graduated from medical school in 2013 which would put him at 26 if he spent 4 years in medical school. Also, Tommy was born onscreen the same year as Lucas Jones (also a doctor), who's birth year was re-established as 1987 in 2005.
  2. Stated by Liz on April 2, 2013.
  3. On April 2, 2013, Liz stated that Tommy is now a doctor.
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