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 .
Full Name Maurice Benard
Date Of Birth March 1, 1963
Place Of Birth Martinez, CA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Soap Opera Actor
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
Star Sign Pisces
Recently signed on for 4 more years with General Hospital, so he will be there at least till 2008 [November 2004]
wife Paula is due to give birth to the couples 3rd child and first son at the end of this year [November 2004]
His idol and favorite actor is Al Pacino.
Third child, Joshua James, with wife Paula, born 5 December 2004.
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.
Enjoys Martial Arts and Boxing.
Is the Spokesperson for the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association. Treats his own manic depression with lithium.
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.
Was diagnosed with Manic Depression when he was 22 years old and to this day is an advocate for the disease.
Kelly's Mob Boyfriend
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter
Her Wicked Ways
All My Children
Nico Kelly / Nico
Sonny Corinthos / Michael 'Sonny' Corinthos, Jr. / Sonny Cornthos
The Ghost and The Whale
General Hospital: Night Shift
To Face Her Past
Mi vida loca
TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dr. Oz Show
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Profiles of Hope
TV Movie documentary
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie
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"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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