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Anthony Geary

Highest Rated:   76% Teacher's Pet (2004)
Lowest Rated:   63% UHF (1989)
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Birthplace:   Coalville, Utah
University of Utah alumnus Anthony Geary was in soap operas almost from his matriculation into professional acting. His first TV role was on the long-forgotten ABC daytime drama Bright Promise in 1969; he also made his film bow that year, in the equally obscure Blood Sabbath. Not quite dashing enough for leading-man roles, Geary settled early on for character roles, ranging from fey (he was mistaken for a homosexual by Archie Bunker on a 1971 All in the Family episode) to ferocious. When cast as Luke Spencer on General Hospital in 1978, Geary was at first going through his standard villainous paces, sexually assaulting the married Laura Baldwyn (Genie Francis). Audience response to Luke, however, was astonishingly positive, and soon the antiheroic Mr. Spencer was a good guy (albeit with shady underworld connections), eventually making daytime TV ratings history when he married Laura in November of 1981. Geary ended up winning a 1982 Emmy for his fascinating performance as Luke. He left General Hospital in 1984 to pursue other career vistas; he headlined his own nightclub act, the "Smut Queens," and also starred in theatrical productions (in his pre-Luke years, Geary performed with the touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar). His plans for film stardom dwindled to silly supporting parts in sillier films, notably Disorderlies (1988) and UHF (1989). Geary returned to General Hospital in 1990 -- not as Luke, but as Luke's cousin Bill Eckert (complete with Italian-Teutonic accent). Anthony Geary at last resigned himself to reviving the Luke Spencer character, beginning with General Hospital's 1993-94 season.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Blood Sabbath
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Carpool Guy
  • Carpool Guy/Oliver Fasst
2005
76% Teacher's Pet
  • John/Juan
2004
No Score Yet Luke and Laura - V. 2 - The Greatest Love of All
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Luke and Laura - V. 1 - Lovers on the Run
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Scorchers
  • Preacher
1991
No Score Yet Night of the Warrior
  • Lynch
1991
No Score Yet High Desert Kill
  • Dr. Jim Cole
1990
No Score Yet Night Life
  • John Devlin
1990
No Score Yet Crack House
  • Dockett
1989
No Score Yet Do You Know the Muffin Man?
  • Stephen Pugliotti
1989
63% UHF
  • Philo
1989
No Score Yet Dangerous Love
  • Mickey
1988
No Score Yet It Takes Two (My New Car)
  • Wheel
1988
No Score Yet Pass The Ammo
  • Stonewall
1988
No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love
  • Tony
1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Penitentiary 3
  • Serenghetti
1987
No Score Yet Disorderlies
  • Winslow Lowry
1987
No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations
  • Larry
1987
No Score Yet Kicks
  • Martin Cheevers
1985
No Score Yet The Imposter
  • Cade
1984
No Score Yet Intimate Agony
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Blood Sabbath
  • Actor
1972
70% Johnny Got His Gun
  • Redhead
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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