Speculation was running fast and furious when it was announced that Michael E. Knight was joining the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL, as the soap kept a tight lid on any details regarding his new role, but now it turns out that he's actually a brand new character, attorney Martin Gray. The actor will be familiar to soap fans as Knight starred for years as ALL MY CHILDREN's Tad Martin, and later had a stint as Dr. Simon Neville on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS.
Martin was first introduced in the Sept. 30 episode of GH when the lawyer met with his client, Nelle Benson, at Pentonville where she is incarcerated. They discussed her case and he admitted it didn't look good for her. She insisted that she had changed her ways and felt remorse for the crimes she'd committed, and Martin agreed to represent her at her parole hearing.
Then, Martin found himself hired by Kim to represent Franco in court to argue that he is really Drew now that he's been implanted with his memories. The attorney was intrigued, and took the case, planning to argue that Drew's identity shouldn't be determined by his physical appearance. While he was able to win that particular case, he wasn't able to get Nelle parole and continues to work with her.
As an attorney who clearly has no problems arguing questionable cases, Martin should be able to find plenty of work in a town like Port Charles. And longtime GH fans have wondered if his last name could connect him to Gordon Gray, who is Laura's biological father. Hey, in soaps, you never know what twists and turns might be in the future!
Stay tuned to see how Martin's storyline develops, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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