General Hospital News March 1, 2024


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General Hospital Star Maurice Benard Celebrates His Birthday

A very happy birthday wishes to this gorgeous General Hospital star!

The show General Hospital, Sonny Corinthos is trying to find out who is following him. In real life the performer Maurice Benard is just as engaged in celebrating an achievement.

General Hospital News March 1, 2024
Happy birthday, Maurice Benard.

Happy Birthday, Maurice Benard

It’s because the actor was born on the 1st of March 1963 located in Martinez, California, which signifies that the veteran actor will be turning 61 today! Christened Mauricio José Morales, Benard began his acting career in 1987, when he was added to the cast of The ABC morning drama All My Children.

He later appeared in a variety of TV filmsthe films Her Wicked Ways, Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter (as Desi Arnaz), Ruby and Mi Vida Loca — as well as episodes of primetime shows -including DEA, Stat, and Dark Justice.

On the 13th of August 1993, he made his debut on GH as a strip club owner, Frank Smith underling, Sonny Corinthos, a character which he has played since. The role earned the actor 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and three wins – Outstanding Lead actor in 2003, 2019 and 2021.

Benard’s bipolar disorder in real life has been shown on screen from the mid-90s onwards when Sonny was diagnosed with the same disorder. He’s been married to Paula Smith since August 11 of 1990. They have four children – three daughters and a son.

Other credits for the actor comprise To Face Her Past, Operation Splitsville, Restraining Order, Crystal Clear, Confession, The Penny, The Ghost and the Whale, and Victoria Gotti the Ghost and the Whale: The Story of My Father’s Daughter. On screen, he’s given hope to many people through his mental health-related video podcast program, State of Mind.


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