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Maurice Benard

Biography

Soap opera experienced most widely known for his function as Sonny Corinthos, Jr. on General Medical center, a job he started playing in 1993. He in addition has held small assignments in the feature movies Mi Vida Loca and Pleasure.? He scored his initial soap opera function on All My Kids in 1987. His function on General Medical center gained him a Day time Emmy Award for Excellent Actor within a Play in 2003. He wedded Paula Smith in 1990. He provides three daughters, Heather, Cassidy and Cailey, and a kid, Joshua. He’s an award-winning General Medical center main character, which can be accurate for Anthony Geary .

Quick Facts


Full Name Maurice Benard
Date Of Birth March 1, 1963
Place Of Birth Martinez, CA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Soap Opera Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Paula Smith
Children Cailey Sofia, Joshua James, Cassidy Rose, Heather Rose
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama Series, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera
Movies Joy, The Ghost and the Whale, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie, We Married Margo, Splitsville, To Face Her Past, Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, Her Wicked Ways, Duke
TV Shows General Hospital
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#Fact
1 Recently signed on for 4 more years with General Hospital, so he will be there at least till 2008 [November 2004]
2 wife Paula is due to give birth to the couples 3rd child and first son at the end of this year [November 2004]
3 His idol and favorite actor is Al Pacino.
4 Third child, Joshua James, with wife Paula, born 5 December 2004.
5 He and his wife are major animal lovers with a menagerie of over 30 pets that includes a bulldog named Corleone, 2 cats, snakes, birds, and an aquarium full of exotic fish.
6 Enjoys Martial Arts and Boxing.
7 Is the Spokesperson for the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association. Treats his own manic depression with lithium.
8 Has three daughters with wife Paula: Cailey Sophia (b. 18 September 1994), Cassidy Rose (b. 8 April 1999), and Heather, who was adopted in 2008.
9 Was diagnosed with Manic Depression when he was 22 years old and to this day is an advocate for the disease.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Justice 1992 TV Series Kelly's Mob Boyfriend
Ruby 1992 Diego
Stat 1991 TV Series Jorge Rosario
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter 1991 TV Movie Desi Arnaz
Her Wicked Ways 1991 TV Movie Steve
DEA 1990 TV Series Curro
All My Children 1987-1990 TV Series Nico Kelly / Nico
Hold On 2017/I completed Peter Duran
General Hospital 1993-2016 TV Series Sonny Corinthos / Michael 'Sonny' Corinthos, Jr. / Sonny Cornthos
The Ghost and The Whale 2016 Joseph Hawthorne
Castle 2016 TV Series Horatio Spate
Joy 2015/I Ridge
Duke 2013 Winky
Confession 2010/I Mitch
General Hospital: Night Shift 2007 TV Series Sonny Corinthos
Crystal Clear 2000 Short Steven
Port Charles 2000 TV Series Sonny Corinthos
Restraining Order 1999 Sicko
Operation Splitsville 1999 Frank
To Face Her Past 1996 TV Movie Jesse Molina
Mi vida loca 1993 Creeper

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dr. Oz Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha 2013 TV Series Guest
Katie 2013 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Profiles of Hope 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie 2010 Documentary Himself
The View 2004-2009 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Prism Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Himself
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Soapography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Himself
How2 Make It in Film and Television 2004 Video documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
SoapTalk 2003 TV Series Himself
We Married Margo 2000 Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital 2011 TV Series Sonny Corinthos

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Lead Actor General Hospital (1963)
2003 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2003 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Lead Actor General Hospital (1963)
2000 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Actor General Hospital (1963)
1996 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Lead Actor General Hospital (1963)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2011 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor - Daytime Drama General Hospital (1963)
2008 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2006 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Daytime Serial General Hospital (1963)
2002 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama General Hospital (1963)
2001 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama General Hospital (1963)
2001 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Couple General Hospital (1963) · Sarah Brown
2000 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera General Hospital (1963)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
1996 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
1995 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Hottest Soap Couple General Hospital (1963) · Vanessa Marcil
1989 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime All My Children (1970)


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#Quote
1 "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.


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