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Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil Reunite — See the Video!

Sonny and Brenda back together again! GENERAL HOSPITAL fan favorites Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) reunited this past weekend — and it was a monumental occasion! The get-together went down at the wedding reception for Benard’s daughter, Cailey, who married Carlos Avila last June mid-COVID in a small, intimate affair. June 5 was the day before the couple’s first anniversary, and they celebrated in style with a lavish bash hosted by the bride’s parents, Benard and his beautiful wife, Paula. And on the party’s guest list? Marcil and her police officer fiancé, affectionately known as MC!
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General Hospital (GH) Spoilers: Maurice Benard, Laura Wright Tease “Great Stuff Coming”

General Hospital spoilers show Maurice Benard and Laura Wright promised their fans “great stuff coming” to “General Hospital.” Fans have been wondering when they would see Sonny Corinthos, played by Benard, be back to his old self. They want to see him reunite with his wife, Carly Corinthos, portrayed by Wright, who took up the role of the mob boss while her husband is away.
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Alicia Coppola Chats With GH’s Maurice Benard

In the latest installment of her podcast, Bootstrap Bitch, Alicia Coppola (ex-Lorna, ANOTHER WORLD et al) has an in-depth chat with GH’s Maurice Benard (Sonny). Check it out here and listen to her other podcasts, as well, including one with Judson Mills (ex-Hutch, AS THE WORLD TURNS).
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Maurice Benard and Laura Wright Promise “Great Stuff Coming” on GENERAL HOSPITAL!

Many fans have been growing frustrated with the current storyline on GENERAL HOSPITAL that has seen Sonny suffering from amnesia and living a new life as Mike in Nixon Falls, far away from his family and loved ones in Port Charles. While some have enjoyed watching Carly step up as a mob wife and take control in her husband’s absence, lots of viewers are eager to have the status quo restored.

Maurice Benard Asks: Cowboy or Gangster? — Vote Now!

Soap fans are a passionate bunch, never more so when they get upset at the way a storyline is turning out. And the current GENERAL HOSPITAL storyline of Sonny suffering amnesia after a near-death experience and setting up a new life as Mike in Nixon Falls, PA, has definitely sparked some debate!

Maurice Benard Opens Up About Quitting GENERAL HOSPITAL

It’s hard to imagine a Port Charles without mobster Sonny Corinthos in it. But less than a month into his GENERAL HOSPITAL gig back in 1993, the dimpled Don’s portrayer, Maurice Benard, actually walked away from the role that would eventually earn him two Daytime Emmy wins and make him a soap opera icon loved by daytime audiences.
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GH’s Maurice Benard Wins Writing Award

Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) was awarded a Christopher Award for his book, Nothing General About It: How Love (And Lithium) Saved Me On And Off GENERAL HOSPITAL. According to the official website, “The mission of The Christophers is to empower people from all walks of life to realize they have a God-given purpose that belongs to no one else but them. The Christophers put hope into action by using print and electronic media to remind each person that they are an irreplaceable child of God who can make a difference, and that constructive action works miracles.” Benard tweeted “So proud,” along with the announcement.
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Chat Live With GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maurice Benard… and Win!

For any fans who have not yet read it, Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me on and Off General Hospital is out in paperback today, April 13! And to celebrate, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is going to be hanging out with fans live on his YouTube channel starting at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT!

Maurice Benard Thanks GH Fans For Helping Name His Goat!

Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) know that he has a bunch of farm animals on his California property and loves posting photos and videos of them on social media, especially the popular Buddy the Goat. However, in late March, the actor admitted that fans have a question about one of the other animals. “Everybody always asks me, what’s Buddy the Goat’s sister’s name?” he posted. “I call her different names. I know she feels he gets all the attention. Can you help me give this beautiful girl a name?”
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Who Is ‘General Hospital’ Actor Maurice Benard’s Wife?

It is common for soap opera characters to have short-lived marriages allowing them to remarry time and again. Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) on CBS’ The Young and the Restless and Asa Buchanan (Phil Carey) of One Life to Live, which aired on ABC from 1968 through 2012, tied for the record of 14 marriages each. The character of Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital has been married seven times. But the actor who portrays Sonny, Maurice Benard, has had only one wife. She is that one special woman whom he has been married to for more than 30 years.

Maurice Benard Explains Why He's Enjoying Playing General Hospital's "Mike"

Maurice Benard is having a ball playing an amnesiac Sonny (AKA "Mike") on General Hospital. The actor explained to Soap Opera Digest how he's tackling this unique challenge. I’m into it! I’m having fun. I am having fun playing this kind of subtle difference [between the characters] and I love the two people I work with, Joyce [Guy, Phyllis] and Rif [Hutton, Lenny]. I did some stuff with them yesterday that was really fun. They always bring good actors in and I love that; it makes a big difference. I’m cool with the story, but if these two actors I was working with were not good, it would be a different story.