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Maurice Benard

Daytime Emmy Award winning Actor Maurice Benard joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Sonny Corinthos in August 1993. He briefly left the show for a year-long hiatus in December 1998. For his portrayal, Mr. Benard received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2003. He was also nominated in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2011. Mr. ... See full bio »

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 2015/I Joy (completed)
 1993-2015 General Hospital (TV Series)
Sonny Corinthos / Michael 'Sonny' Corinthos, Jr. / Sonny Cornthos
 2015 The Ghost and the Whale
Joseph Hawthorne
 2013 Duke
 2010/I Confession
 2007 General Hospital: Night Shift (TV Series)
Sonny Corinthos
- Time Served (2007) ... Sonny Corinthos (uncredited)
 2000 Crystal Clear (Short)
 1999 Restraining Order
 1996 To Face Her Past (TV Movie)
Jesse Molina
 1992 Dark Justice (TV Series)
Kelly's Mob Boyfriend
- Anniversary (1992) ... Kelly's Mob Boyfriend
 1992 Ruby
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
Jorge Rosario
- Ladyfinger (1991) ... Jorge Rosario
 1991 Her Wicked Ways (TV Movie)
 1990 DEA (TV Series)
- Bloodsport (1990) ... Curro
 1987-1990 All My Children (TV Series)
Nico Kelly / Nico
- Episode #1.5190 (1990) ... Nico Kelly
- Episode #1.5182 (1989) ... Nico Kelly
- Episode dated 28 December 1989 (1989) ... Nico Kelly
- Episode dated 13 December 1989 (1989) ... Nico Kelly
- Episode dated 8 December 1988 (1988) ... Nico Kelly
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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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"I was told directors wouldn't hire me. They'd think I'd go crazy on the set. What's more important - directors or producers who might not cast me becuase they're ignorant, or helping people? So that's what I've been doing." - speaking publicly about his bipolar disorder.


Third child, Joshua James, with wife Paula, born 5 December 2004. See more »



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