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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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  • Facts
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#Fact
1Recently signed on for 4 more years with General Hospital, so he will be there at least till 2008 [November 2004]
2wife Paula is due to give birth to the couples 3rd child and first son at the end of this year [November 2004]
3His idol and favorite actor is Al Pacino.
4Third child, Joshua James, with wife Paula, born 5 December 2004.
5He 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.
6Enjoys Martial Arts and Boxing.
7Is the Spokesperson for the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association. Treats his own manic depression with lithium.
8Has three daughters with wife Paula: Cailey Sophia (b. 18 September 1994), Cassidy Rose (b. 8 April 1999), and Heather, who was adopted in 2008.
9Was diagnosed with Manic Depression when he was 22 years old and to this day is an advocate for the disease.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Justice1992TV SeriesKelly's Mob Boyfriend
Ruby1992Diego
Stat1991TV SeriesJorge Rosario
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter1991TV MovieDesi Arnaz
Her Wicked Ways1991TV MovieSteve
DEA1990TV SeriesCurro
All My Children1987-1990TV SeriesNico Kelly / Nico
Hold On2017/IcompletedPeter Duran
General Hospital1993-2016TV SeriesSonny Corinthos / Michael 'Sonny' Corinthos, Jr. / Sonny Cornthos
The Ghost and The Whale2016Joseph Hawthorne
Castle2016TV SeriesHoratio Spate
Joy2015/IRidge
Duke2013Winky
Confession2010/IMitch
General Hospital: Night Shift2007TV SeriesSonny Corinthos
Crystal Clear2000ShortSteven
Port Charles2000TV SeriesSonny Corinthos
Restraining Order1999Sicko
Operation Splitsville1999Frank
To Face Her Past1996TV MovieJesse Molina
Mi vida loca1993Creeper

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha2013TV SeriesGuest
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Profiles of Hope2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie2010DocumentaryHimself
The View2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Prism Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soapography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
How2 Make It in Film and Television2004Video documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHimself
We Married Margo2000Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital2011TV SeriesSonny Corinthos

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1996Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor - Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite CoupleGeneral Hospital (1963)· Sarah Brown
2000ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap OperaGeneral Hospital (1963)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Soap CoupleGeneral Hospital (1963)· Vanessa Marcil
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Male Newcomer: DaytimeAll 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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