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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 29, 1947, May 29, 1947
FactHis acting mentor was the late Anna Lee.


Anthony Geary is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital, a role he has played since 1978. He has won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series eight times.

Geary was born in Coalville, Utah, the son of a homemaker and a truck driver. He has four brothers and sisters. He was educated at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.

Geary’s first acting role was in the soap opera Love of Life. He played the role of Luke Spencer on General Hospital from 1978 to 1984, and again from 1993 to present. He has won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series eight times.

Geary’s other television credits include roles on The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns, and One Life to Live. He has also appeared in the films The Silent Partner (1978), The Longshot (1986), and Sunset Heat (1992).

Geary has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Rachel Miner, from 1989 to 1993. His second marriage was to actress Genie Francis, from 1996 to 2002. He has been married to his current wife, Linda Gray, since 2004. He has two children from his first marriage, and one from his second marriage.

Geary’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. His salary from General Hospital is $1 million per year.

General Info

Full NameAnthony Geary
Date Of BirthMay 29, 1947, May 29, 1947
Height1.87 m, 1.87 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
NationalityAmerican, American

Family

ParentsRussell Dean Geary, Dana Anderson Geary, Russell Dean Geary, Dana Anderson Geary
SiblingsJana Geary Steele, DeAnn Geary Bond, Jana Geary Steele, DeAnn Geary Bond

Accomplishments

AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
NominationsTV Land Most Wonderful Wedding Award, TV Land Most Wonderful Wedding Award
MoviesUHF, Disorderlies, Carpool Guy, Crack House, Penitentiary III, Pass the Ammo, Scorchers, You Can't Hurry Love, Do You Know the Muffin Man?, Teacher's Pet, It Takes Two, Fish Tank, Night Life, Antony and Cleopatra, UHF, Disorderlies, Crack House, Carpool Guy, Penitentiary III, Pass the Ammo, Scorcher...
TV ShowsBright Promise, General Hospital, Bright Promise, General Hospital

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Quotes

#Quote
1Genie and I meet each other somewhere out there in the universe, we looked in each others eyes and it was right back. We hadn't skipped a beat, we hadn't missed not a second of it. There's more continuity to that than most anything in my life. The Luke and Laura relationship is as real to me as any I've ever had.
2Many of the scripts that are sent to me are nothing more than Luke Spencer rehashed and I won't do it. I refuse. [1983]
3I've been called the J.R. of daytime. Seriously, it's a nice compliment, but I want to know if people ask Larry Hagman how he feels about being the Luke Spencer of nighttime.
4I was a terrific liar as a child, and I believe my lies. So it's a natural step into acting.
5It's hard to stand in your own shadow. -- Tony Geary, on returning to this Luke Spencer role in 1994
6I never needed or encouraged idolization. The heartthrob routine disgusted me. I fought it every step of the way. You have no idea how awful it was to go on public appearances where literally hundreds of women would scream, "Luke, rape me!

Facts

#Fact
1His acting mentor was the late Anna Lee.
2Best known by the public for his role as Luke Spencer on General Hospital (1963).
3A certified scuba diver

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Obituary2016ShortDrum
General Hospital1978-2015TV SeriesLuke Spencer / Fluke / Fake Luke / ...
Alice and the Monster2012George
Fish Tank2009Van Man (as Tony Geary)
General Hospital: Night Shift2008TV SeriesLuke Spencer
Carpool Guy2005Carpool Guy
Teacher's Pet2004John Juan (voice)
Port Charles1998TV SeriesLuke Spencer
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesClayton Cole
Luke and Laura Vol. 2: Greatest Love of All1995VideoHost / Luke Spencer
Luke and Laura, Vol. 1: Lovers on the Run1994VideoHost / Luke Spencer
Roseanne1994TV SeriesLuke Spencer
Whistlestop Girl1993Andy
Scorchers1991Preacher
Night of the Warrior1991Lynch
Murder, She Wrote1989-1990TV SeriesEric Grant / KGB Lt. Fyodor Alexandrov
Sunset Beat1990TV Series
Crack House1989Dockett
High Desert Kill1989TV MovieDr. Jim Cole
Do You Know the Muffin Man?1989TV MovieStephen Pugliotti
Night Life1989John Devlin
UHF1989Philo
Dangerous Love1988Mickey
It Takes Two1988Wheel / Giuseppe's voice
Pass the Ammo1988Stonewall
You Can't Hurry Love1988Tony
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam1987TV MovieSteve Reynolds
Penitentiary III1987Serenghetti
Disorderlies1987Winslow Lowry
P.I. Private Investigations1987Larry
You Are the Jury1986TV SeriesSam Billings
Hotel1985TV SeriesPhil Tanner / Eli Gilmour
Kicks1985TV MovieMartin Cheevers
The Impostor1984TV MovieCade
Antony and Cleopatra1984TV MovieOctavius Caesar
Sins of the Past1984TV MovieLt. Malovich
Intimate Agony1983TV MovieDr. Kyle Richards
The Shaft of Love1983TV MovieDoug Hathaway (as Tony Geary)
Project U.F.O.1978TV SeriesDarryl Biggs
The Amazing Captain Nemo1978TV MovieBork
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesDelano
The Six Million Dollar Man1978TV SeriesArta
Barnaby Jones1976-1977TV SeriesJim Anders / Wilson / Nelson Mosley / ...
Most Wanted1977TV SeriesChops
The Young and the Restless1976TV SeriesGeorge Curtis
The Streets of San Francisco1974-1976TV SeriesGary Jelinek / Cajun / Joe Markham
The Blue Knight1976TV Series
Marcus Welby, M.D.1971-1975TV SeriesJohn Gavanelli / Flipped-out Youth
The Wide World of Mystery1975TV Series
Sorority Kill1974TV Movie
Doc Elliot1974TV SeriesDennis Graham
Shaft1973TV SeriesDavid Oliver
Mannix1973TV SeriesEddie Decken
The New Temperatures Rising Show1973TV SeriesScott
Blood Sabbath1972David (as Tony Geary)
The Partridge Family1972TV SeriesGreg Houser
Mod Squad1972TV SeriesJohnson
Johnny Got His Gun1971Redhead (as Tony Geary)
All in the Family1971TV SeriesRoger
Room 2221970TV SeriesTom Whalom
Bright Promise1969TV SeriesDavid Lockhart (1971-1972)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain1983Short co-producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Winner / Presenter
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The View2006TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
SoapTalk2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Intimate Portrait2001-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Past Winner
The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Bob Hope's Comedy Salute to the Soaps1985TV MovieHimself
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season, G-Rated, with Glamour, Glitter and Gags1982TV SpecialHimself
The 9th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
Fridays1981-1982TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHimself (as Tony Geary)
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1981TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Nominee
The Merv Griffin Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1976TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
General Hospital2010TV SeriesLuke Spencer
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoPhilo (UHF) (uncredited)
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryLuke
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996VideoPhilo (UHF)
Alapalooza: The Videos1994Video shortPhilo (UHF) (uncredited)

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1999Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1983SoapySoapy AwardsOutstanding ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1982Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1981SoapySoapy AwardsOutstanding ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1980SoapySoapy AwardsOutstanding ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor - Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Wonderful WeddingGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
2002Special Fan AwardDaytime Emmy AwardsAmerica's Favorite CoupleGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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