Best wishes to GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maurice Benard (Sonny), who turns 53 today!
The actor launched his career as Nico on ALL MY CHILDREN in 1987, a role he played until 1990. He starred as Desi Arnaz in the CBS television movie Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter in 1991, then joined GH as mobster Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. in 1993.
As Sonny, Benard became a soap superstar, earning multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for lead actor and taking home the trophy in 2003.
Browse our gallery of highlights from Sonny’s past — with a couple from Nico’s thrown in for good measure — and join us in wishing the talented actor a happy birthday! For more on Benard and the other stars of GH, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.