Sunday, June 23, 2024


General Hospital

General Hospital” is a long-running American soap opera that first aired on ABC in 1963. Set in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York, the show focuses on the lives, loves, triumphs, and tragedies of the hospital’s staff, their families, and townsfolk.

General Hospital Cover

In its initial years, “General Hospital” had a core emphasis on the hospital and its medical staff, focusing primarily on doctors Steve Hardy and his friend Jessie Brewer, a nurse. However, as with many other soap operas, the focus over the decades has expanded to feature a larger cross-section of the town and many different families.

Key families have included the wealthy Quartermaines, the mobster Corinthos family, and the Spencer family, with characters such as Luke and Laura Spencer becoming pop culture icons due to their popular and dramatic love story in the late 70s and 80s. Other notable characters include mob boss Sonny Corinthos, his long-time love interest Carly, and the city’s long-time Police Commissioner, Mac Scorpio.

The storylines often include a mix of realistic and outlandish plots: love affairs, family disputes, medical drama, corporate intrigue, and even occasional ventures into science fiction and fantasy, including memory implants, weather machines, and life-saving serums. Despite the show’s title, much of the action is not confined to the hospital, and over time it has increasingly incorporated crime and adventure themes.

General Hospital Cast Members

  1. Tabyana Ali as Trina Robinson (2022–present)
  2. Tajh Bellow as TJ Ashford (2018–present)
  3. Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos (1993–present)
  4. Nicholas Chavez as Spencer Cassadine (2021–present)
  5. Chad Duell as Michael Corinthos (2010–present)
  6. Michael Easton as various characters including Hamilton Finn (2016–present)
  7. Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine (1978–1980, 1989–1993, 1996, 2003–2017, 2019–present)
  8. Genie Francis as Laura Collins (1977–1984, 1993–2002, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015–present)
  9. Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford (2021–present)
  10. Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis (1996–present)
  11. Tanisha Harper as Jordan Ashford (2022–present)
  12. Gregory Harrison as Gregory Chase (2020–present)
  13. Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber-Baldwin (1997–present)
  14. Roger Howarth as various characters including Austin Gatlin-Holt (2021–present)
  15. Finola Hughes as Anna Devane (1985–1992, 1995, 2006–2008, 2012–present)
  16. Josh Kelly as Cody Bell (2022–present)
  17. Brook Kerr as Portia Robinson (2020–present)
  18. Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait (2018–present)
  19. Kate Mansi as Kristina Davis (2023)
  20. Cameron Mathison as Drew Cain (2021–present)
  21. Sofia Mattsson as Sasha Gilmore (2018–present)
  22. Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks (2015–present)
  23. Kelly Monaco as Sam McCall (2003–present)
  24. Avery Kristen Pohl as Esme Prince (2021–present)
  25. Amanda Setton as Brook Lynn Quartermaine (2019–present)
  26. Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones (2005–present)
  27. Josh Swickard as Harrison Chase (2018–present)
  28. Donnell Turner as Curtis Ashford (2015–present)

There are also numerous recurring and guest cast members, including Bradford Anderson as Damian Spinelli (2006–present), Leslie Charleson as Monica Quartermaine (1977–present), William Lipton as Cameron Webber (2018–present), Tristan Rogers as Robert Scorpio (1980–1992, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2012–2016, 2018–present), Kin Shriner as Scott Baldwin (1977–1983, 1987–1993, 1998, 2000–2004, 2007–2008, 2013–present), and James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine (2016–present) among others.