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Maurice Benard
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Full Name

Maurice Jose Morales

Birthdate

March 1, 1963

Birthplace

Martinez, California, USA

Spouse

Paula Smith (1990-present)

Children

4

Occupation

Actor

Years Active

1987-present

Maurice Benard's career in daytime started in 1987 when he joined All My Children as Nico Kelly, a role he played until 1990. In 1993, Benard joined General Hospital as Sonny Corinthos. Benard left GH in 1997 but after making a return guest appearance in 1998 he would return full time later that same year.

Personal LifeEdit

Benard has been married to Paula Smith since 08/11/1990. They have four children: Cailey Sophia (b. 09/18/1994), Cassidy Rose (b. 04/08/1999), Joshua James (b. 12/05/2004) and Heather Ann (adopted 2008).

SoapographyEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

ALMA Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
2000 Outstanding Actor - Daytime Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2001 Outstanding Actor - Daytime Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2002 Outstanding Actor - Daytime Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2008 Outstanding Performance - Daytime Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N

Daytime Emmy Award

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1996 Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
1997 Supporting Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2003 Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital W
2004 Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2006 Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2011 Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N
2012 Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1989 Outstanding Male Newcomer Nico Kelly, All My Children N
1995 Hottest Soap Couple Sonny and Brenda, General Hospital N
1996 Outstanding Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital W
2000 Favorite Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital W
2001 Favorite Couple Sonny and Carly, General Hospital N
2003 Outstanding Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital W
2005 Outstanding Lead Actor Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital W

Gold Derby Awards

Year Category Series W/N
2010 Lead Actor - Daytime Drama Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N

Online Film and Television Association Awards

Year Category Series W/N
1003 Actor in a Daytime Serial Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital N


Preceded by
Peter Bergman (2002)
Lead Actor Winner
2003
Succeeded by
Anthony Geary (2004)

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