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Drs. Victor Cassadine and Liesl Obrecht are fictional characters and a former couple on the ABC Soap opera General Hospital.


The role of Victor Cassadine was originated by actor Thaao Penghlis in 1981 for the Ice Princess Storyline. Penghlis reprised the role on and off on a recurring basis from January 31 to September 16, 2014.

In 2021, the role was recast with actor Charles Shaughnessy, who previously played the short-term character of Alistair Durban in 1981. Shaughnessy made his first appearance as Victor on September 2, 2021.

The role of Liesl Obrecht was originated by actress Kathleen Gati on August 24, 2012 and she's been recurring since then.


Victor and Liesl were lovers in the 1980s. Liesl thought there was a possibility that Victor could be her son Nathan’s father.


In 2014, Victor Cassadine spares Nathan West’s life as he may be his father.

Liesl shoots Victor in front of Anna! (2014)

At Crichton-Clark Clinic, Liesl Obrecht shoots and presumably kills Victor in front of Anna Devane after learning he isn’t Nathan’s father.

In 2021, Liesl and Scott Baldwin’s private plane to St. Lucia is hijacked by two Greek men. Scott is thrown overboard with a parachute.

Victor gives Liesl his condolences for Nathan’s death (2021)

Victor is shown to be alive and he is the one holding Liesl captive in a castle (possibly Cassadine Island). He gives his condolences for Nathan’s death and says he spared Scott.