Anthony Geary

Highest Rated: 76% Teacher's Pet (2004)
Lowest Rated: 64% UHF (1989)
Birthday: May 29, 1947
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Blood Sabbath Actor 2010
No Score Yet Carpool Guy Carpool Guy/Oliver Fasst 2005
76% Teacher's Pet John/Juan $6.3M 2004
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
64% 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
67% Johnny Got His Gun Redhead 1971

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Eric Grant Lt. Alexandrov
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
John Gavanelli
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Greg Houser
  • 1972
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Roger
  • 1971
No Score Yet General Hospital
1963-1964
Lucas Lorenzo Spencer

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