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Carlos Rivera
Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Carlos Rivera
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Current status Recurring
Duration 2013-present
First appearance September 19, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Gender Male
Occupation Hitman for the Jeromes
Residence Port Charles, New York

Carlos Rivera is a fictional character from the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. He made his debut on September 19, 2013 played by Jeffrey Vincent Parise.


Carlos shows up in Port Charles at Felix DuBois and Sabrina Santiago's apartment asking if she lives there. He goes to the hospital, where a nurse tells him & Felix that Sabrina is taking care of Emma Drake, the daughter of Dr. Patrick Drake. Carlos convinces the nurse to give him Patrick's address, where he finds Sabrina. There, it's revealed that he is Sabrina's ex-boyfriend. He kisses her & tells her he came to Port Charles on a job offer, but also to win Sabrina back. Sabrina refuses, reminding him they broke up because he refused to support her dream of becoming a nurse. Carlos says he's changed, but Sabrina tells him she has too, and she's now dating Patrick. Carlos sees a picture of Patrick, Emma, and his late wife, Robin, and tells Sabrina he might be holding onto Robin. Carlos leaves, but tells Sabrina he's not giving up on her. Later, he meets his employer, Julian Jerome.

Carlos tries to undermine Sabrina & Patrick's relationship by claiming that Patrick will hold onto Robin, and never love Sabrina the way he does. Sabrina, though, stays committed to Patrick, and the two eventually become engaged. Carlos still tries to get Sabrina back. One day, he comes upon an alive Robin in the hospital lab, and tells Sabrina. She discredits him, however, and says to leave her & Patrick alone. On their wedding day, though, Robin shows up alive, and Sabrina runs away in tears. She ends up finding Carlos, and he lets her stay at his place for the night. The next day, Patrick finds Sabrina & Carlos together, and after Sabrina leaves, he punches Carlos and threatens him to stay away from Sabrina.

Meanwhile, Carlos stirs up trouble for local mob boss Sonny Corinthos by sabotaging his business on Julian's orders, who is looking to get ahold of Sonny's territory. Sonny eventually finds out about Carlos, and grabs him along with his enforcer, Shawn Butler, who want to use him to send a message to Julian. Sonny and Shawn bring Carlos to a cemetery, intending to kill & bury him. Carlos then claims he's the illegitimate half-brother of Sonny's late wife, Lily Rivera Corinthos, so Sonny won't kill him. Carlos is kept in captivity, and Sonny eventually finds out his claim to be Lily's brother is false. He tries to get out of the warehouse by taking TJ Ashford, Shawn's ward, hostage. However, Julian shows up, and a gun fight breaks out, and Carlos is shot by Sonny. He makes his way over to Sabrina's place, where she is able to stitch him up.

Meanwhile, Carlos finds out Patrick left Sabrina and went back to Robin, but he says he's sorry to see Sabrina hurt when she accuses him of enjoying the fact that Patrick is gone. Meanwhile, Felix comes back, and is not happy to see that Carlos is a fugitive hiding out in his place. Later on, though, Sabrina finds out she's pregnant, and Felix becomes intent on Sabrina telling Patrick, something Sabrina refuses to do. Carlos finds out about Sabrina's pregnancy, and offers to raise the child with Sabrina, even though it's Patrick's. Patrick shows up soon after, finding out about Sabrina's pregnancy from Felix. When Patrick says that he'll help Sabrina out, Carlos tells him he doesn't need to because Sabrina is pregnant with his child, not Patrick's. In February, Sabrina tells Patrick the truth and then tells Carlos that he doesn't get to be her baby's father. On April 28, Carlos confesses to murdering A.J.

Carlos returns on August 29 where Sabrina tells him that the baby died after being born premature following a car accident caused by Rafe Kovich, Jr.. She also mentions that someone told Rafe to deliberately run Patrick, a pregnant Sabrina, and Emma off the road. Carlos tells her that Ava may have put Rafe up. In December, Carlos is released after Sonny is revealed to be A.J.'s killer. He is currently working for Johnny Zacchara as part of the Port Charles Mob Alliance. It is revealed that Carlos was holding Ric Lansing in a trunk and was going to kill him when Johnny orders the hit. After Johnny ordered the hit, Carlos prepares to kill Ric, but Shawn and Jordan Ashford arrive and hold him at gunpoint. Carlos surrenders and Ric is saved. He later arrives at Jerome Gallery to inform Julian and Fluke that Jordan betrayed them by helping Shawn save Ric. "Fluke" then commands Julian to take Jordan out.

On January 6, "Fluke" commands Carlos to kill Julian. So, Carlos goes to Julian's apartment and holds him at gunpoint. On January 7, Carlos orders Julian to falsely confess to Anthony Zacchara's murder or else he'll kill him. Julian is forced to do so. On January 29, Carlos and Johnny are ordered by "Fluke" to take out Sonny, Julian, Franco, and Ava when they escape from Pentonville. Carly corners Ava on a bridge and shoots her in the shoulder. Ava attempts to lunge at Carlos, but Carlos holds the gun. Ava backs up and falls off the bridge. Johnny shows up, having been shot by Julian in the shoulder, and they retreat. Carlos brings Johnny to Sabrina's apartment and she reluctantly bandages Johnny's wound. Det. Nathan West and the police show up, and Carlos and Johnny hide. Carlos is captured, but Johnny manages to escape. Carlos is arrested and swears that Sabrina was not a willing accomplice in helping them.

Crimes CommittedEdit

  • Destroyed Sonny's shipment under the orders of Julian Jerome [Sep 2013]
  • Knocked out Sonny's security guard, and trashed a Corinthos warehouse under the orders of Julian Jerome [Oct 2013]
  • Held Morgan Corinthos at gunpoint and threatened to kill him under the orders of Julian Jerome [Oct 2013]
  • Shot and killed one of Sonny's employees [Dec 2013]  
  • Held TJ Ashford hostage and threatened to kill him [Dec 2013]
  • Claimed he was the father of Sabrina's baby when he wasn't [Jan 2014]
  • Attempted to murder A.J. Quartermaine under the orders of Ava Jerome [Feb 2014]
  • Illegally purchased a firearm from an uncertified gun dealer
  • Was arrested for the murder of A.J. Quartermaine [Apr 2014]
  • Threatened to kill Ava Jerome in the middle of the police station if he found out she was the one behind the car accident that cause Sabrina Santiago to go into premature labor [Apr 2014]
  • Falsely confessed to the murder of A.J. Quartermaine after being blackmailed by Ava Jerome to do so (Sonny was the killer) to protect Sabrina and her son [Apr 29, 2014]
  • Worked for Johnny Zacchara as part of the Port Charles Mob Alliance [Dec 12, 2014-Feb 10, 2015]
  • Manhandled Carly Jacks [Dec 12, 2014]
  • Almost shot and killed Ric Lansing under Johnny Zacharra's orders (Shawn and Jordan stopped him) [Dec 23, 2014]
  • Held Julian Jerome at gunpoint with the intent to kill him under Luke's orders [Jan 6-7, 2015]
  • Ordered Julian to falsely confess to Anthony Zacchara's murder or else he had to kill him [Jan 7, 2015]
  • Along with Johnny, caused the car accident that injured Sonny, Julian, Ava, and Franco under the orders of Luke [Jan 30, 2015; revealed Feb 2, 2015]
  • Fired multiple shots at Sonny and Julian [Feb 2, 2015]
  • Held Ava Jerome at gunpoint with intent to kill her under Luke's orders [Feb 2-3, 2015]
  • Shot Ava in the shoulder [Feb 3, 2015]
  • Knocked Ava off a bridge [Feb 3, 2015]
  • Hid from Det. Nathan West [Feb 10, 2015]
  • Engaged in a gun battle with Duke and his men [Mar 11, 2015]
  • Stalked Duke Lavery and planned to kill him under Julian's orders [Mar 16-17, 2015; Carlos stopped when Duke entered the Metro Court]

Health and VitalsEdit

  • Treated at General Hospital for a wound on his shoulder [Sep 2013]
  • Dragged out of his own apartment by Sonny and Shawn and was taken against his will to the cemetery [Dec 2013]
  • Threatened at gunpoint by Sonny and Shawn unless he had information about Lily [Dec 2013]
  • Forced at gunpoint to dig a grave [Dec 2013]
  • Roughed up by Shawn Butler under the orders of Sonny Corinthos and held against his will in Sonny's warehouse [Dec 2013]
  • Shot in the arm by Sonny Corinthos [Dec 23, 2013]
  • Hit over the head with a decanter by Tracy Quartermaine and required stitches [Feb 2014]
  • Blackmailed by Ava Jerome [Apr 29, 2014]
  • Had his head slammed into a table by Jason Morgan (in defense of Carly) [Dec 12, 2014]
  • Held at gunpoint by Shawn and Jordan who were going to kill him unless he spared Ric Lansing's life [Dec 23, 2014]
  • Assaulted by Ava Jerome [Feb 2, 2015]
  • Strangled by Julian Jerome (he held him by the neck so he couldn't breath) [Mar 3, 2015]
  • Engaged in a gun battle with Duke and his men [Mar 11, 2015]


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