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Anthony Geary
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Full Name

Tony Dean Geary

Birthdate

May 29, 1947

Birthplace

Coalville, Utah, USA

Occupation

Actor

Years Active

1978-2017

Anthony Geary's career in daytime began in early 1978 when he played the role of George Curtis on The Young and the Restless. In late 1978, Geary booked when was supposed to be a short term stint as Luke Spencer on General Hospital but it didn't take much for Luke to catch on with audiences especially with he was paired with Genie Francis' Laura. Luke and Laura's 1980 wedding was the most watched daytime episode in television history. Geary left GH in 1980 but made a quick appearance in 1985. In 1991, Geary returned to GH but not as Luke but as a new character named Bill Eckert. The Eckert family was introduced to take over the role that the Quartermaine family but the family never caught on. In 1989, Geary then resumed back the role of Luke when Genie Francis returned as Laura. Geary finally left GH in July 2015. Geary made a small one day appearance in May 2017 when Jane Elliot was exiting the show.


SoapographyEdit

  • George Curtis on The Young and the Restless (1978)
  • Luke Spencer on General Hospital (11/20/1978-12/27/1983; 10/26/1985-12/11/1986; 10/29/1989-07/27/2015; 05/04/2017)
  • Bill Eckert on General Hospital (02/19/1987-11/16/1998)
  • Luke Spencer on Port Charles (1999)
  • Tim Spencer on General Hospital (04/01/2015)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1981 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1982 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
1983 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1997 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1998 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1999 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2000 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2002 Special Fan Award - America's Favorite Couple Luke and Laura, General Hospital N
2003 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2004 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2006 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2007 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2008 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2009 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2012 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2015 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2016 Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1993 Outstanding Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1994 Outstanding Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1999 Outstanding Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2000 Outstanding Lead Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W

Soapy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1980 Outstanding Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
1981 Outstanding Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
1983 Outstanding Actor Luke Spencer, General Hospital W

TV Land Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
2006 Most Wonderful Wedding Luke and Laura, General Hospital N

Gold Derby Awards

Year Category Series W/N
2011 Lead Actor - Daytime Luke Spencer, General Hospital N

Online Film and Television Association Awards

Year Category Series W/N
1997 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
1999 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2000 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2003 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2007 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital N
2008 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital W
2009 Actor in a Daytime Serial Luke Spencer, General Hospital N


Preceded by
Douglass Watson (1981)

Eric Braeden (1998); Maurice Benard (2003); Christian LeBlanc (2005, 2007); Michael Park (2011) Billy Miller (2014)

Lead Actor Winner
1982, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015
Succeeded by
Robert S. Woods (1983);

David Canary (2001); Christian LeBlanc (2005, 2007, 2009); Doug Davidson (2013) Tyler Christopher (2016)

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