Johnny Zacchara is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital and the contract role was portrayed by Brandon Barash from September 18, 2007 until May 3, 2013. He returned on December 5, 2014, he is the son of Gino Soleito. Until its reveal in 2012, he was believed to be the son of mobster, Anthony Zacchara, who turned out to be his biological grandfather. Brandon Barash first appeared in the contract role of Johnny Zacchara on September 18, 2007. Barash revealed. Brandon Barash ranked at #9 on Daytime Confidential's list of the "Top 10 Newcomers of 2007." The post applauded Barash for being one of the most talented newcomers and sharing chemistry with all of his costars. In July 2008, Barash ranked at #25 on TV Guide's list of "Soap's Sexiest Men."In the spring of 2012 rumors began circulating that Barash had been let go from the series. The speculation was so strong that some of Barash's own cast mates began to express concern and support when fans started a petition to save the actor's job on Twitter.
The show's newly installed executive producer, Frank Valentini took to Twitter himself to dispel the rumors of Barash's firing. After a year of denying rumors, Barash revealed at a fan event in late January 2013 that he had filmed his last scenes. Barash confirmed his departure via Twitter on March 5, 2013. On November 10, 2014, representatives at ABC confirmed Barash's return to the series in an unknown capacity, believed to be a story-dictated arc return, he returned to the show on December 5, 2014, he finished his stint on February 10, 2015. In October 2015, it was announced that Barash will return once again to the series, airing on December 8, 2015. Barash vacated the role of Johnny once again on January 26, 2016. It's hard to have a good relationship with your father. Johnny lost his mother at age nine when she saved him from being shot by his unstable father, Anthony. Now free of his sheltered life, he's determined to put his toxic family legacy behind him, no matter what the cost. Did we mention he defines the term "bad boy"?
Upon his introduction in 2007, the character of Johnny is described as the volatile loose canon son of mob boss, Anthony Zacchara. The handsome, Johnny, described as a "bad boy with a good heart" is torn between staying loyal to his family and trying to maintain a sense of normalcy so that he can have a love life. During an interview with BuddyTV, Barash admitted that playing Johnny felt like playing two roles. "There are so many layers to Johnny. You see one thing on the exterior, but there's so much going on underneath all that." An interview with Soap Town USA listed the similarities between Barash and his character as "handsome, well-layered and well-spoken." Barash described Johnny as "brooding" and that Johnny always carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. As of 2008, Barash observed Johnny as being "volatile" and "childish" in a lot of ways. Johnny is both unsure of what he wants in life. Johnny Zacchara arrives in Port Charles and meets Lulu Spencer and the two begin a flirtatious relationship.
His guardian is his father's lawyer, Trevor Lansing, who covered up the fact that Johnny's father Anthony murdered his mother Maria because Anthony was jealous of the bond between mother and son. Although Lulu's friends disapprove, they continued to see each other, Johnny proved his love for her when he protected her against his father at the Black and White Ball. After Anthony is paralyzed, Johnny takes the throne of the Zacchara empire, until Trevor calls upon Johnny's sister Claudia to town, the siblings join forces and fight Sonny Corinthos's organization, which leads to Lulu being caught in dangerous situations. Lulu hooks up with Johnny, despite Claudia's disapproval; as friction develops between the two organizations and Claudia arrange for Sonny to be shot but Sonny's son, Michael, is shot in the crossfire, leading the siblings to cover up the botched hit. Johnny and Claudia lose hold of the empire when their father returns from his incarceration in an asylum. Soon after, Lulu kills Logan in self-defense and Johnny and Maxie cover it up as Johnny tells Claudia it was him who killed Logan.
When put on trial, Johnny is threatened with the death penalty, Claudia perjured herself on the stand, resulting in Johnny's acquittal. Although Lulu is put in a mental health facility, the couple continue to bond but Johnny continually "treats her like a fragile piece of glass", a perspective that led to ending their relationship. Although Claudia marries Sonny as a business deal that Johnny disapproves, he soon learns that she is pregnant with Sonny's son and that as long as she is, Sonny can't hurt her if he learns of her involvement in Michael's shooting; as retaliation for Claudia marrying Sonny, he dates Sonny's friend and ex, Olivia Falconeri, despite Claudia and Sonny's disapproval. After leaving the mob once, he returns to the Corinthos organization as a favor for Claudia; the chemistry he shared with Olivia proved to be genuine and he fell passionately in love with her, despite objections from Sonny and Claudia. When Michael Corinthos kills Claudia to save his newborn sister, Johnny believes Sonny is the person who killed her.
He discovers Olivia's son Dante Falconeri is an undercover cop posing as Dominic Perelli, a member of Sonny's criminal organization. Johnny learns that Sonny is Dante's father, when Sonny shoots Dante, Johnny helps comfort Olivia while he recovers; when Sonny is put on trial for the murder of Johnny's sister Claudia, Johnny takes the stand in order to push Sonny's bu
Elizabeth Webber is a fictional character on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Dr. Steve Hardy, the long-running original lead character of the series. Rebecca Herbst has played the contract role since August 1, 1997. Rebecca Herbst auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. Although she did not get the part, General Hospital created the role of Sarah's sister Elizabeth for Herbst to play, she debuted on August 1, 1997. Rumors circulated about Herbst's departure, starting when her on-screen love interest Jonathan Jackson left the series in April 1999, continuing through Herbst's contract expiration in the summer of 2000. Herbst re-signed in July for three years. In November, Herbst guest starred along with Jacob Young and Jacklyn Zeman on the FOX network sketch comedy series MADtv, making a small cameo as Elizabeth. On January 18, 2011, ABC Daytime announced that Herbst had been let go from General Hospital and her exit would be storyline dictated. After much fan protest, a month after the original announcement, ABC released another statement saying that Herbst would retain her role on the show.
Richard M. Simms, executive editor of Soaps In Depth discussed the fans' impact on reversal, stating: In May 2011, it was confirmed that Herbst would take medical leave, due to viral meningitis; the role was temporarily portrayed by actress Martha Madison, known for her role as Belle Black on Days of Our Lives, from June 8–20, 2011. In March 2012, it was confirmed by Soap Opera Digest that Herbst had renewed her contract to continue performing in her role as Elizabeth. In February 2016, Daytime Confidential reported that contract negotiations between Herbst and the show had reached a stalemate that Days of Our Lives has expressed interest in hiring Herbst as the potential replacement for Kate Mansi, who had vacated the role of Abigail Deveraux. One month in March 2016, it was revealed that Herbst will remain with the show. However, the character took a brief hiatus from the show, facilitating the absence in which Herbst had her contract talks, she departed on April 5, 2016 and made her onscreen return on May 4, 2016.
Elizabeth arrives in August 1997 to stay with her grandmother, Audrey Hardy, her sister, Sarah Webber. She develops a crush on Lucky Spencer, but Lucky is interested in Sarah. On Valentine's Day, Elizabeth is raped and Lucky helps her recover, they become close and fall in love, exchanging vows by themselves. When Lucky is presumed dead, Jason Morgan helps Elizabeth deal with her loss. Lucky pushes away his parents and Elizabeth, it is soon evident. In 2001, Lucky proposes to Elizabeth in an effort to fight the mind control, but Helena removes Lucky's memories of love for Elizabeth. Elizabeth fakes her death to help Nikolas Cassadine prove his loyalty to Helena, Lucky's visions of Elizabeth help him stop Helena's control. In December, Elizabeth stops their wedding when she realizes Lucky has been unable to regain his love for her, they try to start over but struggle, Elizabeth breaks up with him after she finds him kissing Sarah. Elizabeth is kidnapped and locked in a crypt, Zander Smith gets trapped with her.
They set off a gas leak, become intimate when they think they are going to die. Elizabeth ends things when Jason lies to her. Elizabeth falls in love with Ric Lansing, they marry after she gets pregnant. Elizabeth miscarries, which Ric blames on Sonny Corinthos, he kidnaps Sonny's wife and locks her in a panic room in an attempt to steal their unborn child. Elizabeth sleeps with Zander, becoming pregnant, she and Ric reconcile. Elizabeth divorces Ric again. Zander dies in a police shootout. Elizabeth becomes a nurse. Elizabeth and Lucky help Nikolas and Emily Quartermaine evade Helena, get back together, their financial struggles prompt Elizabeth to become a surrogate mother for Courtney Matthews and Jasper Jacks, which upsets Lucky, but Elizabeth miscarries. They marry, but get in a train accident on their way to their honeymoon, Lucky dies; when Lucky has a serious back injury while trying to save Elizabeth from Manny Ruiz, he becomes addicted to painkillers and has an affair with Maxie Jones. Elizabeth walks in on them, sleeps with Jason, becoming pregnant.
When Lucky finds out, he assumes he's the father, promises to get clean for their baby's sake. Elizabeth still divorces him; the two remarry before Elizabeth gives birth to Jake Webber. When her relationship with Jason makes Lucky jealous, their marriage falls apart. Lucky finds out Jason is Jake's father, he & Elizabeth file for divorce, but Lucky agrees to keep the secret about Jake's paternity to protect him. After Emily's death and Elizabeth begin a secret relationship and become engaged, but Jason decides his life is too dangerous and ends things. Lucky and Elizabeth reconcile, but Elizabeth is attracted to Nikolas. After she and Lucky get engaged, she starts having an affair with Nikolas. Lucky finds out, ends his engagement with Elizabeth. On Valentine's Day, Lucky finds Elizabeth passed out from hypothermia, they learn she is pregnant. Elizabeth has to be talked down off the roof by Lucky, and
Sonny Corinthos is a fictional character and the main protagonist on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Maurice Benard has played the role of the manic depressive mob kingpin, living in Port Charles, since the character's storyline originated on August 13, 1993. Sonny is known for supercouple pairings with Brenda Barrett and Carly Benson. Sonny and Brenda were the most popular supercouple of the 1990s. Since joining the show he has become a central character with many storylines focusing on his family and criminal enterprise; the character was scripted as being of Italian descent. However, it revealed that Sonny is raised in the predominantly Italian neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. On his father's side, Sonny is of Irish descent. On his mother's side, Sonny is of Cuban descent. Michael Corinthos Jr. is born on April 1965, to Michael and Adela Corinthos. In 2012, Sonny's birth year was revised to 1969 when his aged was listed as forty-two on his arrest records. After Mike abandons his family, Adela becomes involved with Trevor Lansing.
Trevor is understanding of the single mother, allowing Sonny to come to work with Adela, taking them on vacations to Martha's Vineyard. However, Trevor despises the young Sonny and when Adela gets pregnant Trevor proposes. Adela gives up rights to her son shortly after birth and when Sonny is seven years old, she marries New York Police officer Deke Woods. However, Deke is abusive to mother and son. Sonny is claustrophobic due to being locked in the closet as a child by Deke. To direct Deke's attention away from his mother, Sonny begins acting out. Sonny uses his friends to escape his home life, he is best friends with her brother, Louie. Raised by Adela, a devout Catholic, Sonny attends catholic school and is very religious. In his early teen years Sonny dates Olivia Falconeri. Following the end of their relationship, Sonny becomes involved with Olivia's cousin, Connie Falconeri. Noticing Sonny and Deke's fights are getting more violent, fearing one of them would end up dead, Adela asks Sonny to leave home when he is sixteen.
For a while, Sonny visits Adela when Deke is working. After stealing his car, local mob boss, Joe Scully takes Sonny under his wing giving him a place to live while Sonny works odd jobs for him; when Sonny goes to visit Adela on her birthday, he finds her beaten and unconscious. Sonny confides in Scully. Adela passes away a few years when Sonny is nineteen. Sonny and Connie make plans to run away together. However, once Connie skips town without him, Sonny goes to work for Scully full-time. Scully sends Sonny to Atlantic City to run a strip club called The Sea Breeze when his son, Joe Jr. proves to be incompetent. Sonny befriends one of the strippers, whom Joe Jr. is infatuated with. In a jealous rage, Joe Jr. kills Theresa. Scully helps him disappear while Sonny lies to the cops about Theresa's murder, one of, Theresa's brother FBI agent, John McBain. According to General Hospital casting director, Mark Teschner, Benard was one of the few actors being considered for the role. Benard came in for a meeting with Wendy Riche, the two clicked.
It was only a matter of. The character was only supposed to last for six months as Benard was not interested in anything more than a year. Benard revealed that after his stint on All My Children, he was not interested in doing another soap, he joined the cast of General Hospital because he had gone broke and acting was all he knew at the time. The producers offered him two separate roles, that of mobster Damian Smith, with a two-year contract, that of Sonny. In addition the role being short term, Benard chose the role because he liked the character's name. Benard revealed. At one point he had stopped coming in to work but expressed his gratitude to the network for keeping faith in him instead of firing him immediately; the role of Sonny Corinthos originated in the final weeks of Bill Levinson's tenure as head writer, in August 1993, prior to Levinson's replacement by Claire Labine. The role was intended as a six-month stint. After four years with the series, Benard vacated the role on September 24, 1997.
After a brief return from May 15 to July 8, 1998, Benard returned to the role full-time on December 18, 1998. In December 2014, Benard confirmed he had re-signed with the series, for an undisclosed amount of time. Like the character of Sonny, Maurice Benard suffers from bipolar disorder. Benard stated, "When I let it be known I was bipolar, we wrote it into the character." During 2006, Corinthos had an onscreen breakdown due to his bipolar disorder. The parallels between the story and Benard's real life experiences had Benard believing he was having his own "fourth break down," though Benard credits staying on his medication as keeping him grounded, his willingness to integrate his real life medical condition into Sonny's storylines have raised visibility of the disease, leading to Benard appearing on shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss the disease as well as being the spokesman for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The name of Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, as well as his occupation, is a reference to The Godfather characters Michael Corleone and Sonny Corleone.
These characters have a sister named Connie Corleone, alluded to in Kate Howard's real name, Connie Falconeri. Similarities have been no
A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers. BBC Radio's The Archers, first broadcast in 1950, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera; the first serial considered to be a "soap opera" was Painted Dreams, which debuted on October 20, 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Early radio series such as Painted Dreams were broadcast in weekday daytime slots five days a week. Most of the listeners would be housewives. Thus, the shows were consumed by a predominantly female audience; the first nationally broadcast radio soap opera was Clara, Lu, Em, which aired on the NBC Blue Network at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 1931. A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative.
Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode". In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic. You spend more time with the minor characters. An individual episode of a soap opera will switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run independent to each other; each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. In daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time; when one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.
Soap opera episodes end on some sort of cliffhanger, the season finale ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast. Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more to feature the entire cast in each episode, to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger. In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues; the article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs. The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives, a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.
The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas and moral conflicts. Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family; the storylines follow personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as'chance happenings, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found from EastEnders to Dallas. Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are English. However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa. In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are attractive, seductive and wealthy.
Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, are set in working class environments. Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them; this diverges from US soap operas. UK soap operas make a claim to presenting "reality
Lorenzo Alcazar is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, originated by actor Ted King, who played Lorenzo's deceased brother Luis Alcazar. He was temporarily portrayed by Jay Pickett in 2006. After playing the role of Luis Alcazar in 2002, King originated the role of brother Lorenzo in June 2003. In 2005, King won Favorite Villain in the 19th annual Soap Opera Digest Awards. In 2007, King left the series. In an interview with Carolyn Hinsey, Ted King stated his frustration with the direction of Lorenzo Alcazar on the show, stating "Sonny didn't kill his brother or his son or his niece. He's lost three people, Sonny didn't kill any of them, yet he's always angry at Sonny. It doesn't make any sense to me." However, he expressed he would miss the show, explaining to Soap Opera Digest, "Absolutely! The great thing about what I've been able to do with this character in the last four and a half years with Lorenzo, was that he's been three-dimensional." Lorenzo Alcazar arrives as a known international arms dealer, an intelligent and powerful man with ties to organized crime and high-ranking government agencies.
Prior to joining the family business, he was a history professor at Oxford University. Lorenzo entered Oxford as a student of law, until he became involved with an idealistic French woman named Sophie Germaine, tragically killed. Lorenzo blames himself for what happened to Sophie, abandoned his life in England to become part of the Alcazar family business. Lorenzo comes to Port Charles to avenge the death of Luis Alcazar, he learns Alexis Davis is the person responsible for his brother's death, but does not take revenge on her because she is a civilian. Knowing his brother's presence in Port Charles was due in part to resident mobster Sonny Corinthos, Lorenzo becomes a thorn in Corinthos’ side, he tries to get Sonny's half-brother Ric Lansing to usurp the organization from his brother. Ric holds her in a panic room at his house. Alcazar helps Ric conceal Carly, he holds her hostage himself for weeks as leverage over Sonny. While holding Carly, Lorenzo falls in love with her. Months Lorenzo becomes in charge of raising his niece, Sage Alcazar when she moves to town, murdered at the Quartermaine mansion by Mary Bishop.
Carly is shot in the head by her husband Sonny, suffers severe brain damage. She enters a coma; when Carly comes out of her coma, she has trouble adjusting to her life. She discovers feelings for Lorenzo; when Sonny sees her kissing Lorenzo, he leaves her. They reconcile for sake of their children, but officially divorce. After her divorce from Sonny, Carly marries Lorenzo. Carly and Lorenzo suffer marital problems because of her close relationship with Sonny, divorce. Meanwhile, Lorenzo finds out he has Diego Alcazar, by former lover Maria Sanchez, he offers Diego a home, wants to be a part of his son's life. During this time and Skye Chandler Quartermaine become involved when Lorenzo realized his love for Carly would never be returned. After they spent one night together, she becomes pregnant. Lorenzo tries to sway his son from a life of crime without success. Lorenzo tries to leave organized crime to keep the dangerous lifestyle away from his family. However, when Jason Morgan gets Diego Alcazar arrested, Lorenzo returns to arms dealing in order to use his connections to protect his son from going to prison.
Despite Lorenzo's attempts to protect his son, Diego is killed in 2006 by Sam McCall in a shoot-out between Alcazar's men and Jason Morgan, on the run with Sam when Ric and Lorenzo hired Damian Spinelli to frame Sam for a crime she didn't commit. The apparent death of his son left Lorenzo devastated and determined to make sure his new daughter Lila Rae Alcazar would never suffer the same fate as Diego. After the loss of several shipments, Lorenzo goes to Sonny's office attempting to shoot him. Carly walks in. After his brain injury, Lorenzo fakes amnesia to gain an advantage over his enemies. Sonny, aided by Skye, sends Jason to kill Alcazar on May 23, 2007. Jason goes on trial for the murder. Carly enlists Jerry Jacks to fabricate evidence that could exonerate Jason. Jerry calls someone who sounds identical to Lorenzo, able to fool the banking officials and get Alcazar's assets released. This, along with doctored photos of Lorenzo indicating he is alive, are enough proof to get Jason found innocent in the murder.
In 2008, it is revealed that Diego is still alive and terrorizing Port Charles as the Text Message Killer. Diego's crimes are his way of getting revenge on his father's enemies, avenging his death. In 2012, both Skye and Carly recognize Lorenzo's face in a picture of Blair Cramer and Tomás Delgado's wedding announcement
Bradford William Anderson is an American actor best known for his role as the young hacker criminal Damian Millhouse Spinelli, on the television soap opera General Hospital, a part which he originated in November 2006 and has continued to play until the present, on both General Hospital and the Summer 2007 spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift. Anderson is a native of New Hampshire, the son of Bill Anderson and Noni Smith, his mother, who worked at local theater companies, encouraged both him and his sister Jennifer to get involved in acting. Anderson's first experience was at the age of 6, playing Tiny Tim in a professional production by the Laconia Street Car Company of "A Christmas Carol", he worked at Mames Restaurant for a few summers. The owner, John Cook, has commented that he, "Always knew Brad was going places." As a junior at Inter-Lakes High School, he landed a part in a local production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which involved his spending time at a Summer Theater camp with many much older actors.
He decided he liked the life, began studying drama in earnest. Anderson graduated in 1998, was voted in the high school yearbook as "Best singer", "Most dramatic", "Most to succeed." He attended the Tisch School of Performing Arts at New York University, while with the Philadelphia Theater Company, won an award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Billy in Edward Albee's The Goat... Or Who Is Sylvia? In mid-2005, he moved to Los Angeles, where he obtained a recurring part on Veronica Mars and began performing in other television shows as well. In September 2006, General Hospital put out a casting call for a "college-aged kid", a cross between Seth Green and Spicoli, a character played by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Anderson won the part, the character, chattering a rapid-fire mix of surfer lingo and internet slang, has offered an interesting element to the show, has been called "one of the quirkiest characters daytime has seen." The role was just meant to be played on a recurring basis, but the character proved so popular that Anderson was offered a multi-year contract, signed in May 2007.
His image was added to the opening credits sequence on July 6, 2007. He hosted his own web show for SOAPNET called "camera ready". Anderson cites influences from Gary Oldman, Don Knotts and Justin Long. Bradford recently appeared in a commercial for Dunkin' Donuts Sobe Coolatta. Bradford has done some work with charities including the Manchester Animal Shelter in his home state of New Hampshire, he returned to his hometown Meredith, to give a speech at Inter-Lakes High School's graduation for the class of'08. Anderson plays in the rock group "Port Chuck" along with General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash, he married Kiera Mickiewicz in April 2010. The couple have daughters Juna Meredith Anderson and Finola Leo Anderson. Homeland - Trent Castle - Dwight Carruthers NCIS: Los Angeles - Val Winkler Perception - Shane Flannery General Hospital: Night Shift - Damien Spinelli General Hospital - Damien Spinelli What About Brian - Doctor Veronica Mars - Ryan Ed - Nerd #1 American Pie Presents: Beta House - Jake Parker Carts - Ed Kissing Cousins - Justin The Goat...
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Damian "Spinelli" Millhouse Spinelli, is a fictional character on the ABC daytime drama, General Hospital, played by actor Bradford Anderson from November 13, 2006 to December 16, 2013. Spinelli was one of the characters in the first season of General Hospital: Night Shift, which premiered on July 12, 2007. On May 6, 2014, it was announced, he returned on May 20, 2014. He returned once more in late 2014 and again on February 13, 2015. Spinelli returned on October 15, 2015. In September 2006, General Hospital put out a casting call for a "college-aged kid", a cross between Seth Green and Spicoli, a character played by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High; the part was won by Anderson, who says he tries to emulate Spicoli's speaking style when playing the character. Spinelli's dialogue, a rapid-fire mix of surfer lingo and Internet slang, has offered comic relief, an unusual "tech-savvy" character to the show. ABC Soaps in Depth called Spinelli "one of the quirkiest characters daytime has seen," while Michael Fairman stated, "Spinelli rates high as one of soaps most recognizable characters, something it has taken other actors and their alter-egos years to pull off."
Speaking on Anderson's performance and subsequent inspiration behind its spinoff book, costar Carolyn Hennesy said to Entertainment Weekly, "His mind is so fantastical. When Spinelli is Spinelli, the Spinelli-speak is difficult to wade through, why I think Bradford Anderson is deserving of something higher than an Emmy. How he has managed that dialogue is genius to me." Anderson says he doesn't improvise the part, instead sticking to the script supplied a couple days before filming. The name of the specific writer or writers who create Spinelli's dialogue have not been identified. After indulging his fans in some of his first appearances, Anderson no longer "speaks Spinelli" outside the show, he commented to Soap Opera Digest, "Spinelli does not make public appearances. I leave him at work, that's more than okay for me."Anderson played the character on a recurring status, but the character proved popular, actor Bradford Anderson was offered a multi-year contract, which he accepted in May 2007.
The character was added to the opening credits sequence on July 6, 2007. Anderson received Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2009, 2010, 2012, as well as a pre-nomination in 2008. Anderson pulled double duty as Spinelli was one of the crossover characters that appeared in the Summer 2007 season of General Hospital: Night Shift. Spinelli is known for using nicknames for a variety of characters, all of which are derived from one of their perceived attributes. On May 24, 2013, Anderson confirmed on Twitter that he had decided not to renew his contract, but would remain with the series on a recurring basis. In late 2013, it was confirmed, alongside co-star Emily Wilson. Anderson returned to the series on a recurring basis. In December 2016, it was announced that Blake Berris had been temporarily cast in the role, due to Anderson being unavailable, due to a "scheduling conflict". Damian Spinelli is introduced as Lorenzo Alcazar's computer hacker responsible for creating falsified evidence against Sam McCall.
Sam and Jason Morgan find him, but are ambushed and Spinelli disappears. Soon after, he is kidnapped by Alcazar along with Lulu Spencer, they are rescued by Jason, Spinelli runs again. Lulu helps. Having nowhere else to go, Spinelli moves in with Sam, he exonerates Sam, begins working for Jason and Sonny Corinthos. He provides an ailing Alexis Davis with marijuana to ease the pain caused by her chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer. Meanwhile, he helps Lulu prove that her mother, Laura Spencer did not kill Rick Webber, soon developing a crush on Lulu, he has a vivid Walter Mitty-like imagination. In the February 2007 sweeps storyline, Spinelli helps Jason rescue the hostages at the Metro Court Hotel. In August 2007, Spinelli fantasizes of three beautiful blonde women, whom he rejects in favor of Lulu; the women are played by Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, the girlfriends of Hugh Hefner who appeared on the reality show The Girls Next Door. Spinelli becomes friends with Georgie Jones.
The night he realizes her feelings, he discovers. Spinelli is determined to find the killer. Meanwhile, Georgie's sister Maxie Jones enlists his help to prove Cooper Barrett's innocence; the unlikely duo work together arguing, but developing a friendship that turns into a crush for Spinelli. He has Sam Spade-like fantasies, picturing himself as the detective, Maxie as the femme fatale blonde, they track down Diego Alcazar, who accidentally hangs himself during the confrontation. Afterwards, they remain close. Spinelli is hit instead. Soon after, Maxie is humiliated at Johnny Zacchara's trial when she is forced to admit she threatened Logan Hayes to have sex with her. Spinelli tries to comfort her, they sleep together. Maxie regrets this. After she is attacked by the Russian mob, Spinelli carries her to General Hospital, confesses his love for her. Mac Scorpio forbids Maxie from seeing Spinelli, but Maxie defys her stepfather and moves into an apartment with Lulu. In early 2009, Spinelli becomes friends with Winnifred Leeds, causing tension between Maxie.
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