General Hospital's Maurice Benard Celebrates A Special Anniversary! Learn more here---->>
General Hospital's Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is celebrating an amazing anniversary today. It was 29 years ago that he made his debut on the ABC daytime drama on August 13, 1993. The character was originally introduced running a strip club for Frank Smith. He later becomes involved with Karen Wexler and gets her addicted to drugs so she could work for him. Later, Sonny began dating Brenda Barrett, which was the beginning of one of the show's most popular supercouple to date. Throughout his time in Port Charles, he worked as an Entrepreneur, a mob boss and the don of the Northern Seafront. He was romantically paired with women such as; Lily Rivera, Carly Corinthos, Claudia Zacchara, Sam Morgan, Emily Quartermaine, Connie Falconeri, Olivia Falconeri, Reese Marshall, Faith Rosco, Alexis Davis and more. For his outstanding portrayal of the role, Benard earned himself 8 daytime Emmy award nominations winning the award in 2003, 2019 and 2021 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series. Today marks his 29th anniversary of playing the role and we take a look back at the start of his amazing journey. Check out the throwback video below and be sure to show him some love on Twitter.