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Griffin Munro
GriffMatt
General Hospital
Portrayed by Matt Cohen
Current status Contract
Duration 2016-present
First appearance February 5, 2016
Created by Shelly Altman
Jean Passanante
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Profile
Namesake(s) Mary Fitzhugh
Nickname(s) Dr. Handsome Man of God
(by Franco)
Ethnicity Scottish-American
Gender Male
Born 1986[1]
Age 31
Occupation Neuropathologist/Neurosurgeon at GH
Roman Catholic priest
(non-practicing)[2]
Title Doctor
Father
Residence Metro Court Hotel
1420 Quartz Lane
Port Charles, New York

Dr. Griffin Fitzhugh Munro, M.D.[4] is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital.

He has been portrayed by actor Matt Cohen since the character's debut on February 5, 2016.

Casting

Cohen's casting was announced by Soaps In Depth on January 16, 2016. Cohen was known for several guest stints in prime time, most recently ABC prime time legal drama, How to Get Away with Murder and Revenge.[5][6]

There was very little information made available about the character ahead of his debut.[7]

Cohen's casting came on the heels of the soap losing one of its longtime leading men Jason Thompson in the role of Dr. Patrick Drake, and the character's introduction would help replenish the hospital.[8]

It was announced that he would be debuting during the first week of February.[9][10]

He made his first appearance on February 5, 2016.

Background

He is a friend of Dr. Lucas Jones from med school.

It was also revealed that he is the previously unknown son of Duke Lavery, who was conceived before Duke met Anna Devane. Griffin also stated that he didn't know who his father was until after his mother, Margaret Munro passed away (she wrote him a letter explaining everything).

He has also formed a friendship Anna Devane.

As of April 15, 2016, it appears he also recognizes Det. Nathan West. On June 29, it was revealed that Griffin had an affair with Nathan's then-wife, Claudette and Nathan shot him in a drunken rage. On August 3-4, Claudette and Griffin unexpectedly reunited with each other at GH. It was also revealed that Claudette was and is still in love with Griffin and he is in love with her.

On May 12, 2016, Griffin was revealed to be a Roman Catholic priest.

Storylines

Dr. Griffin Munro first arrived in Port Charles in February 2016, having taken over the neurosurgery position vacated by Patrick Drake. After encountering Sonny Corinthos in the hospital chapel, he is soon assigned to become his doctor and discovers that Corinthos has been faking his paralysis for some time. After imploring Corinthos to come clean to his loved ones, Sonny tells Griffin that he needs for his enemies to see him as weak. Griffin agrees to Sonny's request under the condition that Sonny keep him up to date on his progress.

Following the accidental shooting of Kiki Jerome, the truth about Sonny's health comes to light, and Griffin ends up apologizing to Sonny's wife, Carly Corinthos for concealing the truth. Griffin is also tasked with informing Kiki's mother, Ava Jerome and Franco that Kiki may have limited mobility as the result of her shooting. Griffin is also introduced to Anna Devane by Lucas Jones, and it becomes apparent that Griffin shares a mysterious connection with Anna. Griffin is also on hand to treat Tracy Quartermaine after she suffers a seizure at The Floating Rib.

On March 15, 2016, Griffin revealed to Anna that he's Duke's son and he has since taken a DNA test that proved that he is Duke's son.

On May 24, 2016, he walked Maxie Jones down the red carpet and received a text from Emma Scorpio-Drake prior to the Nurse's ball.

GriffClaudette

Griffin and Claudette kiss

Later in 2016, it was revealed that Dr. Munro is a suspect in the deaths of patients at the hospital but he is no longer a suspect.

He is also eventually revealed to be the man that Nathan's ex wife Claudette cheated on him with and that Nathan shot.

In March 2017, Griffin was kidnapped by his fathers thought to be dead ex-girlfriend, Olivia Jerome, who was obsessed with him. She tried to use Griffin to resurrect his father.

Crimes Committed

  • Adultery; had an affair with Claudette Beaulieu while she was married to Det. Nathan West [2006[11][12]]
  • Stalked Anna Devane [revealed Mar 10, 2016]
  • Attacked Carlos Rivera through his (Carlos') cell bars (grabbed him by the collar and shoved him up against the bars) [Apr 20, 2016]
  • Punched Valentin Cassadine [Nov 18, 2016]
  • Assaulted Valentin [Jan 19, 2017]
  • Held Olivia St. John at gunpoint and almost killed her [Mar 8, 2017]
  • Assaulted Dr. Hamilton Finn (pinned him to a wall) [Mar 10, 2017]
  • Assaulted a cameraman and broke his camera [Aug 25, 2017]

Health and Vitals

  • Shot in the stomach by Det. Nathan West [2006; revealed May 2016; the fact that it was Nathan was revealed on Jun 29, 2016; never reported it/doesn't want to]
  • Assaulted and pinned to a wall by Nathan [Aug 19, 2016]
  • Hit over the head with a vase and rendered temporarily unconscious by Claudette [Oct 24, 2016]
  • Assaulted by Valentin Cassadine [Jan 19, 2017]
  • Kidnapped by Olivia Jerome [revealed Mar 7-8, 2017]
  • Had his chest cut by Olivia [Mar 7, 2017]
  • Attacked by Olivia [Mar 8, 2017]
  • Ignored Jordan Ashford's intercom calls to evacuate the hospital due to a bomb having been placed on the premises [Mar 10-13, 2017]
  • Had a cold and 101.2° fever [revealed Mar 16, 2017]
  • Stung by a bee [Aug 15, 2017]

Family tree

Angus
McKay
   
   
Mary
Fitzhugh
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Duke
Lavery
   
   
Margaret
Munro
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Griffin
Munro

References

  1. On February 10, 2016, Griffin said he was a year older then Lucas in medical school. Lucas birth year was re-established as 1987 in 2005. Also, on March 15, 2016, Griffin tells Anna that he was born shortly after Duke came to Port Charles, which was in 1986.
  2. Revealed on May 12, 2016.
  3. Revealed on June 29, 2016. Also evident by the ring that Claudette was wearing in the flashbacks and when she was looking at Naxie's engagement photos.
  4. Shown on March 14, 2016.
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  5. EXCLUSIVE: GENERAL HOSPITAL Casts Matt Cohen As New Doctor. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved on January 16, 2016.
  6. Supernatural 'Dad' Matt Cohen Scrubs In at General Hospital. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved on April 10, 2016.
  7. http://www.soapoperaspy.com/2016/general-hospital-news-gh-matt-cohen-cast-as-new-doctor-in-port-charles/
  8. Matt Cohen Scrubs in as New Doctor on ‘General Hospital’. Retrieved on April 10, 2016.
  9. http://abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/exclusive-general-hospital-casting-matt-cohen-87647
  10. http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/gh-casts-new-doc
  11. The affair was stated by Nathan on April 4, 2016.
  12. On April 22, 2016, Lulu stated that it was 10 years ago.

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