Kin Shriner

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Kin Shriner
Born (1953-12-06) December 6, 1953 (age 64)
Parent(s)Herb Shriner
RelativesWil Shriner (twin brother)

Kin Shriner (born December 6, 1953) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Scott Baldwin on the ABC soap opera General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles.

Early life[edit]

Shriner and his twin brother, actor Wil Shriner, were born in New York City to the late Eileen "Pixie" McDermott and Herb Shriner, a popular television personality. The boys' parents died in an automobile accident when the twins were teenagers, after which the brothers moved to Texas to live with their grandmother.[1]


Shriner was employed by Fuller Brush as a door-to-door salesman[1] before becoming an actor. He was originally cast as Scott Baldwin[2] on General Hospital in 1977, the role he is best known for playing. In the fall of 1980, he left General Hospital and immediately began playing Jeb Hampton on the NBC daytime soap opera Texas. He left that role in 1981 and soon returned to General Hospital, where he remained until 1983, returning again from 1987-1993. In between those stints, he appeared on the short-lived syndicated daily soap Rituals as hero Mike Gallagher. He also played Dr. Brian Carrey on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful from 1994 to 1995. In 1997, he once again returned to playing Scott Baldwin, but this time on General Hospital's spin-off Port Charles. Port Charles was set in the same fictional city as General Hospital - Port Charles, New York - and featured many of the same characters. In 2000, Shriner returned to General Hospital and quit appearing on Port Charles the next year. He left General Hospital again in 2004, and in that year portrayed Harrison Bartlett on The Young and the Restless. In 2005, he joined the cast of As the World Turns in the role of Keith Morrissey until leaving the show in 2006. He returned to General Hospital in 2007 and left the series again in 2008. In 2013, he returned to General Hospital, where he has remained since. Additionally, in 2011, he served as a temporary fill-in for fellow actor Ted Shackelford on The Young and the Restless, portraying Jeffrey Bardwell[3] until September 2011.

Outside of soap operas, Shriner has appeared on several primetime television programs, playing temporary roles beginning in 1976. In later years he guest starred on several programs such as ABC's top 10 sitcom Full House.

General Hospital[edit]

Shriner is best known for playing Scott Baldwin on General Hospital over all other roles he has played. He was first cast as Scott Baldwin, on General Hospital, in 1977. He has left the program several times to play different roles on other soap operas, for short periods of time, but continues to appear as a regular cast member on General Hospital. He holds the distinction of being one of only a few actors who have appeared on the same scripted television program, in the same role, for five consecutive decades.[citation needed]

Port Charles[edit]

Plans to spin off General Hospital were announced in December 1996.[4] ABC had previously passed on the idea of a GH spin off proposed by former head writer, Claire Labine.[5] Tentatively titled GH2, the series was set to revolve around interns at the medical school across from General Hospital. Wendy Riche, executive producer of General Hospital, was hired to fill the same role for the new series. Riche said of the new show, "This will be a multigenerational show, which is the kind of drama we've always done at GH".[5] It was later announced that the series would be titled Port Charles, after the fictional city where the series are set, and it would star Jon Lindstrom and Lynn Herring, playing their roles from GH.[6]

The series premiered with a two-hour prime time special that aired on June 1, 1997.[7] It started in its regular timeslot, the following day, replacing the canceled The City.[8] The series also featured the return of General Hospital characters Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Gail Baldwin (Susan Brown), Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen) and Karen Wexler (Jennifer Hammon). After the series premiered, it was unclear if Lindstrom, Herring, and Shriner would remain with the series. It was later confirmed the actors would stay on the show.[9]


n.b. for credit listings reference[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Six Million Dollar Man Friend Episode: "A Bionic Christmas Carol" (S 4:Ep 11)
1977 Baa Baa Black Sheep C-47 Pilot Episode: "W*A*S*P*S" (S 1:Ep 22)
1977 Eight Is Enough Michael Episode: "The Gipper Caper" (S 1:Ep 9)
1977 General Hospital Scott "Scotty" Baldwin #6 1977–1980, 1981–1983, 1987–1993, 1998, 2000–2004, 2007–2008, 2013-
1977 The Waltons Town Boy #2 Episode: "The Stray" (S 6:Ep 2)
1980–1981 Texas Jeb Hampton
1984 The Love Boat Guest star Episode: "Love Is Blind/Baby Makers/Lady & The Maid/Luise Rainer" (S 7:Ep 22)
1984–1985 Rituals Mike Gallagher
1984 Obsessive Love Garreth Made-for-TV
1988 Monsters Merrick Episode: "Sleeping Dragon" (S 1:Ep 8)
1991 Full House Sheriff Episode: "The Wedding, part 2" (S 4:Ep 19)
1995–1996 The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Brian Carey
1996 Baywatch Nights Miles Harrington Episode: "Thin Blood" (S 1:Ep 12)
1997 Port Charles Scott "Scotty" Baldwin #6 1997–2000, 2001
1998 Melrose Place Waiter Episode: "Not Quite All About Eve" (S 7:Ep 11)
2003–2006 Justice League Unlimited Green Arrow/Oliver Queen Voice
2004 The Young and the Restless Harrison Bartlett
2005–2006 As the World Turns Keith Morrissey
2011 The Young and the Restless Jeffrey Bardwell Replaced Ted Shackelford for 6 months[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b ABC Soaps, March 27, 2007, p. 63
  2. ^ "Great Scott!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. pp. 24–25.
  3. ^ a b "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS - MESSAGE BOARDS". Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "NewsBank for Statesman |". November 28, 1996. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Passalacqua, Connie (December 2, 1996). "Newsday - The Long Island and New York City News Source". Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Sun Journal - Google News Archive Search "Sun Journal - Sudsy spinoff of 'GH' called 'Port Charles'" Check |url= value (help). Knight Rider Newspapers. March 20, 1997. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Zukerman, Faye B. (June 1, 1997). The Telegraph-Herald - Google News Archive Search "'General Hospital' spinoff goes prime time" Check |url= value (help). The Telegrapgh Herald. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "'Port Charles' to debut June 1 in prime time". The Vindicator - Google News Archive Search. March 24, 1997. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "`Port Charles' Trio'S Move Permanent". November 29, 1997. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Kin Shriner: Credit Listings". Retrieved April 25, 2015.

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