10 Things You Didn’t Know About General Hospital Star Maurice Benard

  
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8. Movie Roles

While Maurice Benard has enjoyed an incredible soap opera career that includes a Daytime Emmy award win in 2003, he also dabbled on a variety of movie sets. Some highlights of his movie roles include playing Desi Arnaz in a television film called Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, Joseph Hawthorne in The Ghost and the Whale, and the 2015 film Joy, alongside Jennifer Lawrence.

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7. Sonny’s Dad

While Sonny’s dad was introduced to GH audiences in 1995 as Mike Corbin (played by actor Ron Hale), Maurice was hoping for another father for Sonny before this. Prior to the unraveling of the 1995 storyline, it has been reported that Maurice was hoping that Sonny’s dad would be revealed as either Alan Quartermaine or Steve Hardy. Either choice would have made for an interesting plot twist!

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