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Michael Quartermaine
Michael-Duell
Chad Duell as Michael Quartermaine
General Hospital
Portrayed by Dylan and Blake Hopkins
(1997-01)
Tiarnan Cunningham (2001-02)
Dylan Cash (2002-08)
Drew Garrett (2009-10)
Chad Duell (2010-present)
Current status Contract
Duration 1997-2008, 2009-present
Created by Robert Guza Jr.
Introduced by Wendy Riche (1997)
Jill Farren Phelps (2009)
Book appearances The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli
Spin-off appearances GH: Night Shift
Profile
Previous legal name(s) Michael Alan Quartermaine
Michael Corinthos III
Alias(es) Michael Corbin[1]
Namesake(s) Michael "Mike" Corbin
Michael "Sonny" Corinthos Jr.
Alan Quartermaine
Alan "AJ" Quartermaine Jr.
Nickname(s) Mikey
Mike (by Sonny)
Junior (by Carter)[2]
Mr. Man (by Carly)
Young Mr. Sir (by Spinelli)
Gender Male
Born December 26, 1997
(Revised to 1991[3], then 1989[4][5])
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Age 24
Education
  • Graduate of Queen of Angels and Madison Prep
  • Student at PCU
  • Occupation
  • CEO of ELQ[6]
  • Manager of Pozzulo's
  • Owns 25.5% of voting stock of ELQ[7]
  • Residence 827 Emerson, Apartment 3-C
    Port Charles, New York
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    Drew Garrett as Michael Corinthos
    Michael-DylanCash
    Dylan Cash as Michael Corinthos

    Michael Quartermaine (né Morgan) is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He is the son of Carly Jacks and A.J. Quartermaine, and the adoptive son of Sonny Corinthos.

    He is also the product of a one night stand between two people who hated each other.

    Dylan Cash portrayed the character as a child from 2002 to 2008, and Drew Garrett debuted in the teenage role in April 2009, but was recast with Chad Duell, who debuted on April 20, 2010.[9]

    CastingEdit

    Born on-screen on December 29, 1997, the role was originated by child actors Blake and Dylan Hopkins.

    The twin actors were replaced by Tiarnan Cunningham in 2001, who stayed with the series until 2002.

    On March 28, 2002, Dylan Cash made his first appearance as Michael, aging the character and revising his birth year to 1995. After three years with the series, Cash signed a contract in April 2005. In March 2008, rumors began circulating that Cash's contract was about to expire and would not be renewed,[10] and by April several sources confirmed the fact.[11] BuddyTV reported that Cash was blindsided by his firing, and confirmed the series was considering aging the character.

    It was also rumored that ABC was considering As the World Turns's, Jesse Lee Soffer for the role.[12]

    Cash made his last appearance as a contract cast member on May 16, 2008, briefly reprising the role for one episode on December 29, 2008.[13]

    During his six years with General Hospital, Cash earned numerous awards, including a 2003 Young Artist Award in the Best Performance in a TV Series by a Young Actor Ten or Younger category.[14]

    As the show decided to re-cast and age the character, Cash was fired and the character was put under a coma hoping to be re-casted by Jesse Lee Soffer who played Will Munson on As the World Turns. This was later turned down, seeing as Soffer was twice as old as Cash and the sudden recast would be too shocking for fans.[15]

    As of January 2009, there was still no re-cast and Cash guest stared as a comatose Michael, but was seen in flashbacks up until March 2009.

    In March 2009, after months of speculation, it was confirmed by TV Guide that soap newcomer, Drew Garrett had been cast in the role and would make his debut on April 24, 2009.[16][17]

    The casting of Garrett also confirmed the character's SORAS aging;[18][19] Michael would now be seventeen, revising the character's birth year to 1991. Garrett revealed that he first auditioned for the role of with Laura Wright, who portrayed Michael's mother, Carly. After about three weeks of waiting, Garrett finally was asked to return for a session with the producers. At this time, Garrett was still unaware of the role he was auditioning for, knowing it only to be "Michael," and a week later his agent told him his follow up screen test was cancelled and that he was the new Michael Corinthos.

    On March 22, 2010, several reports surfaced confirming that Drew Garrett had been let go from the series, and the role of Michael was to be recast.[20][21] Drew Garrett made his finale appearance in the role of Michael on April 19, 2010.

    Garrett's Michael is very rebellious, and edgy. He is all about exploring, "stirring up trouble and crossing boundaries." The bad behavior is Michael's way of reclaiming the life he's lost. He wants to live a full life, without limitations and believes embracing danger is the way to do it. Michael is in complete denial about how much has changed. Michael is not in anyway thinking about his future. He is just worried about how he can get the most excitement out of the life he currently has. Michael refuses to take no for an answer which often gets him into trouble. According to Garrett, Michael does not believe he has any other options in life which is why he is determined to work for his father. Michael stubbornly refuses to accept that working for Sonny is not an option. Things are further complicated when Michael cannot control emotions. What makes matters worse is that Michael does not know why he gets so angry; the not knowing perpetuates the anger.

    During his time as Michael, Garrett was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2010.

    On March 25, 2010, it was announced that Garrett was recast with Chad Duell, who made his first appearance in the role of Michael on April 20, 2010.[22][23]

    In an interview with Crushable.com, Duell revealed that he auditioned around the same time as Garrett in 2009, but Garrett was awarded the role.[24] The producers had begun developing a new role for Michael's sister, Kristina Davis (Lexi Ainsworth)'s, love interest, which Duell also auditioned for. His performance was so well received that at the expiration of Garrett's contract, Duell was cast as Michael, and the other character was scrapped.[25] "They had a certain feel about how they wanted [Michael] and now, I guess they're going in this direction," Duell told Soap Opera Digest.[26] In January 2012, a casting call for the character of Erik was released leading to speculation that Duell was about to be replaced as Michael. Duell later took to Twitter with a simple response to fans inquiry about him possibly being replaced, "I'm not."[27][28]

    Duell described his character as being very multi-layered, having a lot of baggage, but also a great heart. He says that Michael loves his family, and wants to make his father proud, which in Duell's eyes, is what makes the character so interesting; "He's very complex. He's got so many things going on at once... He's an awesome kid but he's had it very rough."[29] According to Duell, Michael is a tough kid who angers easily, who is torn between being a good guy, but is afraid to feel weak. "I like showing more sides to him. I want (to show) his heart more than his anger. I don’t want him to be one way."[24] According to Duell, Michael is "never just one way. There's always something behind everything." Duell's ability to bring complexity to Michael is what he believes led to the recast.[30] Duell described Michael as being "a very strong kid.…He's strong for his father, above all. He has thick enough skin to get through a lot of things."[31]

    Duell was nominated for three Daytime Emmy's for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2011, 2012, and 2014

    BackgroundEdit

    Michael was conceived when his mother, Carly Benson, had a one night stand with A.J. Quartermaine, while in a relationship with Tony Jones in March 1997[32]. In December of 1997 Tony dumps Carly, fearing the two men would take her baby, she runs to friend and old flame Jason Morgan who agrees to be the father of the child.

    StorylinesEdit

    Michael was born 4 weeks early[33] on December 26, 1997. When his mother starts to show symptoms of PPD, she leaves him with Jason Morgan who names him, Michael after Sonny Corinthos[34]. Tony later kidnaps Michael but when he was put under trial, Carly shot him and was once again separated. [35] She returns to discover Robin Scorpio and Jason taking care of the child and soon sets out to destroy the relationship which leads Robin to tell A.J. that he is Michael's real father[36]. Carly marries A.J., who threatens to take Michael if she ever disobeys his orders.[37]

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    Michael (Cash) with a gun in 2007

    Carly sleeps with Sonny in November 1999 and becomes pregnant with his child and he manages to find evidence of wrongdoing to force A.J. to give Carly a divorce[38]. Carly moves in with Sonny, but loses the baby after a fall down the stairs during an argument with A.J. Carly and Sonny wed as a legal maneuver[39], and Michael was primarily raised by Sonny, even though they constantly break up and eventually, Sonny adopts him[40]. When their parents dated other people, Michael fakes his kidnapped but this fails.

    On February 21, 2005, when his parents divorce for the third time, A.J. kidnaps Michael and his other siblings[41], Morgan Corinthos and Kristina Davis but releases Morgan and Kristina and doctors evidence that he was murdered to sneak him out of the country[42]. Jason Morgan and Sam McCall rescue him and A.J. is soon murdered with Michael being a prime suspect, although this is later dismissed. Michael is traumatized by this abduction and his mother had a mental breakdown[43], leading his aunts Emily and Sam to attend his psychiatrist sessions[44]. His parents re-marry, but this marriage ended in a divorce and his mother re-married Jasper Jacks[45], who served as a model parent to Michael[46].

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    Michael (Garrett) in a coma with Jason

    In 2007, Michael's longtime nanny, Leticia, and Michael's close aunt, Emily Quartermaine are murdered. Michael asks Sonny to seek revenge.[47] Seeing as Sonny is busy with the mob, Michael purchases a gun and bullets and while disposing them, Michael accidentally shoots Kate Howard, Sonny's girlfriend. After weeks of being missing, Michael returns and Carly goes to meet him but is soon caught in an explosion, resulting in a miscarriage[48]. Soon after, Sonny decides to show a 12-year-old Michael a life without violence at his coffee warehouse in which a sniper, Ian Devlin, secretly hired by Claudia Zacchara, aims for Sonny, but Michael is shot and put in to a life-long coma[49].

    Michael is SORASed and is shipped to an aftercare institute[50] in which his parents and Jax constantly visit him, as well as Claudia. Carly and Sonny celebrate Michael's 13th birthday[51]. As a way of organizing a fundraiser in his name, Carly hosts a gala[52] but is interrupted by a poison leak. Learning that his mother had almost died, Michael starts to moving his hand showing[53] [54] Carly that he is responsive. Claudia Zacchara, after discovering her pregnancy, confides in Michael about her responsability in his shooting.

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    Michael (Garrett) wakes up

    After his mother's decision to allow Patrick Drake operate an experimental surgery on him[55], Michael awakes from his year-long coma[56], only to find his life is now changed[57]. Sonny married Claudia Zacchara, who is pregnant and his mother, Carly is now having a baby. Michael is furious with Carly for not being there when he woke up and he quickly befriends his cousin, Lulu Spencer, sister Kristina Davis and step-mother Claudia Zacchara while under the guidance of his uncle Jason Morgan. After having bursts of anger while living with his mother, Carly agrees to let Sonny parent Michael until her baby is born. Michael is soon spoiled rotten with a new sports car, a Blackberry Pearl and other luxuries.

    After being held hostage by a Zacchara soldier, Carly fears for her son will be in danger and places him under the custody of the Quartermaines, his biological father's family. Michael, being granted a driver's licence thanks to Carly and Jax, begins driving around. A volatile Michael is initially indecisive about where he wants to live, and a stubborn Carly only relents to let him stay with Sonny when it is clear that her mothering is putting stress on a recovering Michael. When events soon convince Carly that Sonny's lifestyle still puts Michael in danger, she allows him instead to live with the Quartermaines. On July 21, 2009, Michael, along with Kristina and Claudia were driving and Michael thinks that he was responsible for Claudia's accident. He frantically called Jason for help and Jason returned Michael to the Quartermaine mansion, where Edward overheard Jason assure Michael he would take care of the accident. Michael denies the problem when Edward confronts him. Michael, believing he caused the crash, has run away with his sister Kristina to avoid juvenile detention. The siblings arrive in Cancun, Mexico. As Jerry Jacks poses a threat in Mexico, Jason and Sam arrive in Mexico and take the teens back to Port Charles.

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    Kristina and Michael (Garrett) in Mexico.

    After attending the town carnival in September 2009[58], Michael begins to have more flashbacks during his comatose year, especially that of one very apologetic Claudia. Michael eventually puts the flashback sequences together, leading him to blame Claudia as the orchestrator of his shooting. On October 29, 2009, Michael attends Claudia's birthday bash which as organized by Sonny. Sonny confronts Claudia about her involvement in Michael's shooting and under pressure, Claudia takes a pregnant Carly hostage. Michael finds Claudia, Carly, and a new-born Josslyn Jacks in a cabin. Carly, weakened by childbirth, was unable to stop Claudia, who was on her way to leave with Josslyn. In an attempt to save his family, Michael bludgeons Claudia to death with an axe-handle. Jason thus covers the murder but later regrets it when Michael shows no sign of remorse.

    With Michael clearly being affected by the death, starts to resent his family, to the point to where he begins to drink and drive. Michael is arrested for drunk driving and is escorted home by his cousin Lucky on December 29, 2009[59], his birthday. When an artist, Franco, steals Claudia's body to blackmail Jason and Michael, Carly and Jax plan to relocate to Australia. During an argument with Carly, Michael breaks down due to his guilt in killing Claudia. Franco eventually leaves town after setting a bomb in a warehouse with Lulu, Michael's cousin, inside. Fortunately, Lulu is saved by Dominic, Sonny's henchman. Following Lulu's rescue, Sonny offers Dominic control over the organization if Sonny were to retire, causing Michael to be jealous. When the police are cleaning up the wreckage, they find Claudia's body. During a family outing, Michael has horrific flashbacks of the night he killed Claudia.

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    Michael's first kiss-Marita

    On January 21, 2010, Michael discovers that Dominic is actually an undercover cop, and reveals it Sonny soon after. Sonny originally doubts the statement, leading Michael to go to Jax. While Michael attends Josslyn's christening on January 29, 2010, Sonny shoots Dante.[60] After the shooting, it is revealed that Dominic (Dante) is Sonny and Olivia Falconeri's son. Michael, upset that Kristina is wrongfully blaming their dad for Claudia's murder, tells Morgan, Kristina and Molly that he killed Claudia.[61] Michael attempts to confess to killing Claudia, but the police commissioner considers it as a false statement, stating there is evidence that leads Sonny as the killer. Sam comes to the station and takes Michael back to Jason's apartment where he emphasizes the need to be quiet.

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    Michael (Chad Duell) argues with Dante, 2010.

    Sonny is arrested and put on trial for Claudia's murder. Michael goes to live with his father, under the supervision of Sonny's bodyguards so that he won't go and confess in the court that he killed Claudia. However, Dante shows up on March 11, 2010, getting into a fight with Michael about Sonny. Just as Michael is about to confess the truth to Dante, Sonny comes in and panics, telling Dante to get out of his house. Sonny realizes the risk that Michael poses to the trial and has Sam and Jason take him to the island until the trial is over despite Michael's protests. It's not easy, as Michael tries to escape numerous times. Jason and Sam leave to go back for Sonny's trial, and Max, Milo and Bernie, Sonny's accountant, are called to watch over Michael.

    Michael tells Dante that he's the one who killed Claudia. Dante gets proof that confirms Michael killed Claudia, and tells the courts that Michael indeed killed Claudia. Michael is sentenced to five years in jail for killing Claudia in May 2010 soon after confessing which upsets everyone in the courtroom with Dante making a plea to the judge to reconsider his sentence and Sonny making his own plea to be punished intsead of Michael. Everyone then rails at Dante and blames him for sending Michael to prison. In the first weeks of jail, Michael is raped by Carter. Jason (so he can be with Michael) is sent to prison with him. After a few months, Michael and Jason get released due to Dante and because of this, he and Dante grow closer. Even though he's still on parole he's glad his life is getting back to normal.

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    Michael and Molly during the bus crash

    Michael becomes uncomfortable when Kristina's friend, Ali, starts hitting on him. He later confides in Jason that he does not have much experience with women. Sam, overhearing the conversation, wants to help and calls her friend Abby to help Michael become more comfortable interacting with women. Their first meeting is a bit disastrous when things move too fast, but despite this they continue to run into each other around town. Michael and Abby start to meet up at Kelly's diner to discuss each others lives and future ambitions. After a few meetings they admit to liking one another and enjoying the time they have spent together. They later exchange phone numbers and decide to see one another.

    On November 18, 2010, however, Claire arranges for the restrictions on Michael's release to be lifted, allowing Michael and Sonny to see each other at any time. They start to date, but their happiness is short lived because Michael's mother, Carly disapproves of their relationship because of the age difference between them. Michael opened up to Sam and told her about his feelings for Abby while Carly warned Abby to stay away from her son and even tried to pay her off. As a result of this, Abby at first turns Michael down when he asks her out, but after a long conversation with each other and a brief run in with Kiefer's best friend, during which Abby defended Michael, she came around and accepted Michael's offer to go on a date. Carly continues to disprove of their relationship and tries to keep them apart, but both Michael and Abby warn Carly to stay out of their relationship.

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    Michael and Abby at Kelly's.

    When Abby is attacked and almost raped by her ex-boyfriend Brandon Lowell, Michael rushes to help her. As he nears them he gets flashbacks of him and Carter in prison. He momentarily freezes during this recollection but when he breaks out of it, he begins to beat Brandon until Jason comes and pulls him off of him. Dante arrests Brandon and Abby is taken to the hospital. Michael and Jason sit down to have a talk and he finally breaks down and admits to Jason that Carter raped him in prison. Michael later tells Dante and Abby the truth about what happened to him in prison, and Abby remains supportive of him. Abby soon decides that she wants better for herself and that she no longer wants to be a stripper. Michael supported her and together they went to Johnny Zacchara, who is the owner of the club where she previously worked and quit her job as a stripper. While Abby searches for another job and Michael comes to terms with the events in his life, they continue to date, and soon decide to go on their first real date together at her apartment. On March 28, Michael and Abby make love for the first time.

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    Michael and Abby at their apartment.

    A few months later, both Michael and Abby are given jobs at ELQ Enterprises by Michael's grandfather Edward Quartermaine. Michael becomes a junior executive, and Abby becomes an executive assistant. Even though Michael succeeds in his position, he decides that the business life isn't for him and leaves the company, but Abby had a passion for business and decided to continue working at ELQ. In late 2011, several of Abby's friends from Vaughn's are abused and put in the hospital. It soon became apparent that strippers (past or present) were being targeted and beaten by the attacker. Michael and Sam search for the guy doing the beatings and Michael convinces ELQ's CEO, Tracy Quartermaine-Spencer to send Abby out of town on business for her own protection.

    Abby is excited to go out of town on her first business trip. While in Chicago, a load falls off a crane above Abby while she talks on the phone with Michael. She's hit and knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital. When Michael and Sam arrive at the hospital, they are directed to the morgue where they find Abby's dead body. Michael blames himself for her death since he was the one who sent her away on the trip to get her away from the man abusing Abby's friends. When Michael returns to Port Charles, he then left for New Zealand to spread Abby's ashes because she and Michael had always talked about seeing New Zealand together.

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    Michael and Starr

    On February 24, Starr Manning, Cole Thornhart, and Hope Manning-Thornhart were driving to Port Charles. There was an accident, and the car ended up hanging off the road. Michael and his brother Dante arrived at the scene. He promised Starr he would get Cole and Hope to safety. He failed to do so and the car exploded. Michael felt extremely guilty. Michael brought her to the hospital while she was unconscious. He talked to her but did not tell her that her family was dead. He comforted her when she did find out. He continued to stay in touch with her. Sonny came to Michael's apartment and told him that because of the trial he had to stay away from Starr. Soon after, Starr came to Michael's house, saying that she did not know where to go. He allowed her to spend the night in his apartment. The next day, Jason knocked on Michael's door. Starr hid in the back of the house but listened in on the conversation. Jason once again told Michael not to go anywhere near Starr. Sonny came, making sure he was doing as he told him. They both left eventually.

    In middle of 2012, Michael starts dating Starr. They share their first romantic kiss on the fourth of July. In early November, they attempt to have an intimate night during Halloween. Michael learns about his uncle Jason's disappearance and being presumed dead. He tells his grandmother Monica about the incident at the Pier and possible death of Jason. Later, Michael meets his father A.J. at the Haunted Star. He learns information about his father from A.J., Carly and Sonny. In middle of November, Michael goes to support his biological father, A.J., whom was arrested for crimes from 2005 in the Port Charles Police Department. A.J. is released on bond twice. A.J. and Michael goes to the Quartmaines for the annual Thanksgiving celebration.

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    Michael with cousin Danny

    A.J. gives the PCPD information regarding Sonny and Monica's long time enemy Cesar Faison and the charges are dropped. In early December, Michael and Starr try again at making love, but Carly interrupts them. Later in December, Both of them discuss which place to go to Christmas dinner and Starr suggests they stay at the apartment. They end up having sex. Michael then goes to Haunted Star to check up on Starr and finds her unconscious. He learns that Connie (aka Kate) pushed Starr into the office desk. They go to GH for concussion testing on Starr. Starr is released and find Trey and Kristina in the parking garage. They follow Connie after Trey Mitchell and Kristina heard strange sounds from the trunk. Michael drives the car and heads up crashing on the same highway that Cole and Hope was killed on in February 2012. He wakes up after the crash and helps get the paramedics to the scene. He learns about Johnny's misdeeds through Starr. Kristina falls unconscious, but comes back from it. 

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    Michael finds Morgan after he was beat up

    Trey and Ellie Trout are the only two that need to be transported to the hospital. Trey later dies and Ellie was released, but needs physical therapy. Michael helps AJ get control of ELQ and says that his father Sonny leaked the information to Connie and the newspaper, however Tracy is the true culprit. Connie reveals that she lied and that Sonny didn't leak the information. He suggests that they go to the General Hospital lab to test the pickle relish that Duke Lavery stole from Tracy Quartermaine. A.J. says that Michael that he found Starr - a person whom is smart and beautiful, then Michael says that he A.J. should find someone smart and beautiful - then Elizabeth Webber comes and talks to them.

    On March 20, Starr gets a phone call from Langston Wilde saying that Starr is needed in LA. Starr goes to LA and Michael is required to stay because AJ needs help with ELQ.  On April 8, Michael is on the phone with Starr and they break up because Starr says that she is staying in LA (or Llanview eventually). After the Nurses Ball, he seen by her mother in the hotel bed of Brenda Barrett. It seems that Michael is as confused as Carly is. He sticks up for Brenda when Carly assumes the worst. Brenda later reveals that she didn't sleep with Michael; it was just a set up to get revenge on Carly. Michael is trying to help A.J. revitalize ELQ through Pickle-Lila, and the missing Quartermaine heir with the help of Michael and Damian Spinelli. Spinelli later tells them that the heir is Franco's daughter, Lauren, and he'll track her down. A.J. gets a chance to promote Pickle-Lila when he gets booked for the ABC daytime show The Chew. However, before Michael can leave, he finds out from Carly that Morgan is in trouble after getting into debt gambling online and disappearing to avoid the bookies he owes.

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    Michael and Kiki's first kiss

    Michael stays behind to help with finding his brother. Sonny lets Carly & Michael know that Morgan's roommate believes he ran for help to a girl that he met online. Michael has Spinelli's friend download the chats between Morgan and the girl he met. When Carly leaves, Michael gets a call from Morgan, who says he's going to fix the mess he's in. Michael says he wants to help and asks Morgan to tell him where he is so they can figure it out together. Morgan agrees and tells Michael where he is.  Michael locates Morgan and takes a beaten up Morgan to the hospital.  Morgan is treated and ditches back to his girlfriend's place. Michael meets Morgan's new girlfriend, Kiki Jerome and they eventually head back to Port Charles after Sonny pays off Morgan's debt. Morgan and Kiki force Michael to allow Kiki to stay with them in Michael's apartment.

    Michael recieves a text with Jason's face telling him to be at the Haunted Star.  When he shows up there, Spinelli, Maxie, AJ, Elizabeth, Carly, Sonny and Sam are all there. Franco shows up and reveals he did not rape Sam and he is not responsible for Michael getting raped because he never told Carter to hurt Michael. Michael tells Kiki about the rape, but tells her not to tell Morgan. Michael and Kiki start becoming friendly, and eventually develop a closeness that results in a kiss. The two agree it was a mistake, and try to stay away for Morgan. Soon after, Michael finds out that Kiki is the daughter of Franco, making her his cousin. The two try to stay away, but the attraction between them remains.

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    Michael and Kiki

    It's later revealed that Kiki is not the daughter of Franco, but Dr. Silas Clay, an old flame of her mother, Ava Jerome. Morgan, knowing that Kiki will leave him for Michael if she found out the truth, proposes to her and Kiki accepts. Michael finds out and has a hard time accepting it. The relationship between Michael & Morgan also starts to deteriorate. When Kiki's paternity is revealed in the newspaper, Michael goes to find her, and ends up going to the courthouse where Morgan and Kiki were getting married. Michael shows up too late, though and Morgan proclaims that he & Kiki are already married.

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    Michael and his brother, Morgan fighting.

    Michael suspects that Morgan knew, and only married Kiki so she wouldn't find out the truth and leave him. Kiki expresses the same doubt, but Morgan writes them both off. Soon after, Connie is killed, and A.J. becomes a suspect, having lost ELQ when Kiki's paternity was revealed. Sonny, who was dating Connie, is devastated and spirals out of control. Michael tries to help A.J. out, though he's kept in holding for the duration of his trial. Michael gets a call from Morgan and finds out Sonny left a goodbye note and Morgan, Dante & Olivia all suspect that he's planning to commit suicide over losing Connie. They eventually find him and talk him down. Morgan & Michael start to repair their relationship as a result of these series of events.

    Ava, as part of her criminal plans to take over the Corinthos organization, plans a wedding reception for Kiki and Morgan. She is able to persuade Sonny to co-host the event and have him decide that he shouldn't take his medication. At the wedding reception, Sonny reveals that Morgan knew that Michael and Kiki weren't cousins before the wedding and Kiki ends her marriage with Morgan once he confirms that Sonny is telling the truth. Michael and Kiki have a talk after Morgan leaves and both admit that they love each other. They decide to give their relationship a chance.

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    Michael almost drowns.

    The next day, Kiki decides to go and stay with Ava, having left Morgan and not wanting to make things worse by staying with Michael. However, when she goes to her mother's room, she finds Ava in bed with Morgan. Morgan is unapologetic and throws his relationship with Ava in Michael & Kiki's faces. He tells Michael that he's done with him and he's staying with Ava. Kiki also says that she's done with Morgan & Ava and walks out with Michael. When Kiki can't find a place, she agrees to stay with Michael. The two of them sleep together for the first time when she makes this decision.

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    Michael finds out that Carly is ok

    Michael & Kiki both realize they have to find work. Michael goes to Sonny looking for work, and Sonny apologizes for letting Morgan convince him to keep the secret about Kiki from Michael. Michael forgives him, and asks him for a job. Sonny says he'll consider it. When Michael tells Sonny that Kiki is now with him, Sonny tells him he's suspicious of Ava. He thinks Ava is connected to the Jerome mob family, thought to be long gone. He also tells Michael that Morgan is now in a relationship with Ava and he thinks Ava is using him as leverage to keep tabs on Sonny & his business. Michael takes his warning into account, already distrustful of Ava. Kiki comes by, and reveals that she found out Ava has a brother she never mentioned. Sonny suspects she never mentioned him because he's Julian Jerome, former mob kingpin & head of the Jerome family.

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    Michael reunites with his mom

    Michael later tells Kiki about Morgan and Ava's relationship and both suspect that Morgan is in more trouble than he realizes, given the suspicion around Ava. Michael confronts Morgan after a bug is found in Sonny's office. The two get in a fight at pier 52 and Micheal hits Morgan a few times, but Morgan end up hitting Michael, who hits his head and falls into the harbor. Then, Franco ends up saving him. A few weeks later, Michael attends A.J's trial and was there for both of his fathers. When A.J. was acquitted Sonny promised Michael that he wouldn't touch A.J. When Carly goes missing Franco is the main suspect because Heather Webber was framing him. Michael believes that Franco is guilty but his girlfriend Kiki doesn't. Franco manages to save Carly but Micheal still blames Franco and Kiki. In April, Michael's father, A.J. dies from complications from a gunshot wound. After Michael finds out that Luke has been hitting on Kiki, he ousts Tracy at ELQ and becomes the new CEO to prevent Luke from getting his hands on ELQ.

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    Michael with a gun

    During Michael's time as CEO, he decides to have Morgan and Kiki renovate the Brownstone in exchange for free room and board. He and Kiki also get closer, and she reassures him that just because she will be living in the place as Morgan, Michael is the only Corinthos brother for her. Michael and Tracy come to an agreement and she is welcomed back in the the company. In September, Michael kills Kobe. Michael also finds out that Carlos wasn't the one who killed AJ and suspects that it was Ava who did it. He tells Kiki and his mom that he is going to investigate but they both tell him not too but he does anyways.

    Michaelrosalielook

    Michael and Rosalie

    On the day of his mom and Franco's wedding rolls around and Michael finally finds out that Sonny killed AJ and he blows up as his mom saying that she is dead to him. He goes looking for Sonny and finds him at the Brownstone where he holds a gun on him and threatens to kill him. Morgan and Dante show him right as Michael is about to kill Sonny. They eventually talk him out of it and Sonny is arrested. Afterwards, Kiki shows up and she confesses that she and Morgan knew that Sonny killed AJ and Michael is furious and disowns them as well. Michael heads to the Floating Rib for drinks, where he runs into Rosalie. The two start talking and Michael finds out about what Rosalie was suppose to do for Nina. They continue talking and end up kissing. The next morning they wake up in bed together. Later on, Kiki walks in and Michael breaks up with her.

    Crimes CommittedEdit

    • Faked his own kidnapping to try and get his parents back together [Apr 2004]
    • Attempted to kill A.J. Quartermaine by smothering him with a pillow [Apr 2005]
    • Bought bullets and a gun [2008]
    • Accidentally shot Kate Howard (aka Connie) [Feb 2008]
    • Ran away from home [Feb 2008]
    • Hit Jason [Jun 2009]
    • Underage drinking [Jun 2009]
    • Got into a bar fight with Kiefer Bauer [Jun 2009]
    • Driving without a license [Jul 2009]
    • Assaulted Kiefer after he provoked him [Jul 2009]
    • Ran away to Cancun, Mexico with his sister Kristina when he thought he ran Claudia Zacchara off the road [Jul-Aug 2009]
    • Stole a guys watch and then pawned it [Aug 27, 2009]
    • Killed Claudia Zacchara with an axe handle in defense of his newborn half-sister, Josslyn Jacks [Nov 4, 2009] (sentenced to 5 years in prison on May 7, 2010 (went to prison on May 10, 2010) but was released on June 18, 2010 on parole and had to live with Dante; he is no longer on parole)
    • Went to Sonny's island to elude the police [Mar-May 2010]
    • Accidentally choked Lulu [Jul 20, 2010]
    • Got into a fight while on the road crew [Jul 2010]
    • Assaulted Warren Bauer after he tried to hit his sister, Kristina [Jul 2010]
    • Assaulted Bryce after he provoked him [Sep 15, 2010]
    • Stole his mother's car to destroy any evidence that may have implicated her in the hit and run death of Jake Spencer (it was later revealed that Luke Spencer had hit Jake) [Mar 2011]
    • Questioned in the murder of Abby's ex-boyfriend, Brandon Lowell; never charged, innocent [Apr 2011]
    • Punched his brother, Dante [Apr 2011]
    • Punched Bryce at his graduation ceremony [Jun 2011]
    • Bought a gun off the street [Jan 2012]
    • Perjury; lied and said that he didn't see Starr try to kill Sonny when in fact he did [May 2012]
    • Punched Trey Mitchel [Sep 2012]
    • Got into a fist fight with his brother, Morgan [Nov 11, 2013]
    • Shot and killed Kobe, one of Fluke's henchmen while engaged in a struggle for a gun [Sep 30, 2014]
    • Took the gun Max left behind after he was shot [Nov 5, 2014]
    • Lied to his brother Dante about knowing anything about the gun [Nov 5, 2014]
    • Held his father, Sonny at gunpoint and threatened to kill him [Nov 6, 2014- Nov 11, 2014]
    • Threatened and assaulted his brother, Morgan (he pushed him up against a wall) [Nov 19, 2014]

    Health and VitalsEdit

    • Born 4 weeks early via emergency C-section[62] [Dec 1997]
    • Congenital heart condition [as a baby]
    • Kidnapped by Tony Jones as a baby [1998]
    • Fell down a well and was rendered unconscious [Apr 2004]
    • Suffered internal bleeding around his kidney from the fall [Apr 2004]
    • Had to have surgery to remove a hematoma [Apr 2004]
    • Hurt his wrist or arm [Oct 2004]
    • Kidnapped by Faith Rosco and his father A.J. Quartermaine (thought to be dead and was brainwashed) [2005]
    • Went into shock after witnessing Asher Thomas "kill" his father, A.J. [Apr 2005]
    • Fell through the ice into freezing water [Jan 6, 2006]
    • Suffered minor injuries in an explosion on the docks; was treated for a cut on his forehead [Mar 2008]
    • Rendered comatose when he was struck in the head by a bullet that was fired by Ian Devlin and was meant for his father, Sonny [Apr 7, 2008]
    • Had surgery to remove the bullet from his head [Apr 2008]
    • Had experimental brain surgery that would give him the chance to regain consciousness [May 2009]; regained consciousness on May 15, 2009
    • Held at gunpoint in the woods by Dante Falconeri, who was going by the alias Dominic Pirelli [Jun 23, 2009]
    • Threatened by Jerry Jacks under the orders of Claudia Zacchara [Jul 30, 2009]
    • Suffered a bloody lip after someone punched him [Aug 8, 2009]
    • Raped by Carter while in prison [May 21, 2010]
    • Burned his hand while on the road crew [Jul 2010]
    • Assaulted by Warren Bauer, after he assaulted him [Jul 2010]
    • Almost shot by Warren Bauer while trying to protect his sister, Kristina [Jul 2010]
    • Suffered minor injuries in a bus crash [Jan 2011]
    • Briefly knocked unconscious and suffered a cut to his hand after being struck by a motorcycle driven by Jason [Dec 30, 2011]
    • Almost fell off a cliff [Feb 28, 2012]
    • Suffered minor injuries in a car accident [Jan 1, 2013]
    • Almost drown after Morgan punched him causing him to hit his head and fall into the harbor [Nov 11, 2013]
    • Refused medical treatment after being dragged out of freezing water by Franco and suffering a concussion [Nov 11, 2013]
    • Threatened and almost killed by Kobe, one of Fluke's henchmen [Sep 29, 2014]
    • Held hostage at gunpoint by Kobe [Sep 30, 2014]

    Positions held at ELQ InternationalEdit

    Predecessor CEO Successor
    Tracy Quartermaine
    (2013-14)
    Michael Quartermaine
    (2014-present)
    Incumbent

    Family treeEdit

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    Michael
    Quartermaine

    Photo galleryEdit

    • Carly during her pregnancy
    • Carly is rushed to the hospital
    • Carly during her C-section
    • Michael is born
    • Michael in the NICU
    • Michael sick
    • Baby Michael
    • Christening
    • Sam watches Michael
    • Michael after his surgery
    • Michael in a coma (Cash)
    • Michael in a coma (Garrett)
    • Michael kills Claudia
    • Michael (Duell) and Carly
    • Michael and Dante
    • Michael with his family before he goes to prison
    • Michael in prison with Carter
    • Michael and Kristina graduate
    • Michael and Lulu
    • Michael and Kristina
    • Michael with Kristina, Morgan and Molly
    • Michael with Carly, Liz and Spinelli at Franco's reveal
    • Michael and A.J.
    • Michael with his brothers
    • Michael and his then-girlfriend, Kiki
    • Michael with mom Carly, brother Morgan, grandma Bobbie and uncle Lucas
    • Michael and Morgan start the Brownstone renovation
    • Michael is held at gunpoint along with Rosalie
    • Michael is held hostage at gunpoint by Kobe
    • Michael kills Kobe
    • Michael meets Jake aka Jason
    • Michael finds out that Sonny killed AJ and Carly knew
    • Michael holds Sonny at gunpoint and almost kills him
    • Michael finds out the Kiki and Morgan knew
    • Michael and Rosalie's first kiss
    • Michael and Rosalie wake up in bed together

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67EcJLMFaEc&index=15&list=PL09D8EA378FD3A8EE
    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD6kb0RTPw8
    3. Stated on February 8, 2011.
    4. In September of 2012, Michael's younger sister Kristina was aged to 21, making Michael about 22
    5. In April 2013, after Michael supposedly slept with Brenda, Carly stated that if Michael was 4 years younger that she could have Brenda arrested. However, that doesn't add up because the age of consent in New York is 17, and they made that very clear during the Kristina/Johnny storyline where they pretended to be seeing each other. So, if he was under age 4 years ago, he would be 20 now, which can't be right because he's older than Kristina who's 21, and he's been drinking, so he's at least 21.
    6. Installed after an emergency vote initiated by Ned
    7. Stated by Tracy on October 22, 2014
    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUpcqmp9Y-k&list=PLFjbyalqhfu3Pk89x08uJZv08zeQLT6WQ
    9. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/news/2010/0322-garrett.php
    10. SHOCKING RUMOR: Dylan Cash OUT???. Zap2it. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    11. Dylan Cash ousted, Michael headed for recast. Soapcentral.com. Retrieved on December 2, 2012.
    12. General Hospital: Dylan Cash Fired?. David Niu, Andy Liu. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    13. About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles: Michael Corinthos III. Soapcentral.com. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    14. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/news/2008/0414-cash.php
    15. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/news/2009/0316-garrett.php
    16. General Hospital Exclusive: Meet Sonny's New Son. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    17. "GH" casts new Michael Corinthos!. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    18. Long rumored, recast of Michael Corinthos now confirmed. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    19. GH's New Michael Corinthos. SoSource Media LLC. Retrieved on December 2, 2012.
    20. General Hospital Recasting the Role of Michael Corinthos. Atomic Online. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    21. Drew Garrett out, GH recasts Michael. Soapcentral.com. Retrieved on December 3, 2012.
    22. Chad Duell’s debut as Michael Corinthos on today’s GH!. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    23. Chad Duell Debuts On ‘General Hospital’. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    24. 24.0 24.1 Dude Diary: Chad Duell Opens Up About ‘General Hospital,’ Hating High School and Worshipping Tom Cruise. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    25. The Chad Duell Interview – General Hospital. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    26. "comings and goings: MEET GH'S NEW MICHAEL". Soap Opera Digest (American Media, Inc.): 16. May 4, 2010. 
    27. Is GH Recasting Michael?. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    28. Is GH recasting Michael Corinthos? According to Chad Duell, he is not being replaced!. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    29. Meet GH's New Michael, Chad Duell. American Media, Inc.. Retrieved on November 30, 2012.
    30. Chad Duell Interview. ABC Daytime. Archived from the original on May 3, 2010. Retrieved on December 18, 2012.
    31. Chad Duell Interview. ABC Daytime. Archived from the original on May 8, 2010. Retrieved on December 18, 2012.
    32. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/1997/970421.php
    33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r5gdpybRis&list=PL9DD97BAC2D3E85D6&index=94
    34. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/1997/971229.php
    35. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/1998/980330.php
    36. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/1999/990118.php
    37. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/1999/990510.php
    38. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2000/000228.php
    39. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2000/000918.php
    40. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2001/010514.php
    41. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2005/050221.php
    42. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2005/050314.php
    43. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2005/050606.php
    44. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2005/050606.php
    45. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2007/070423.php
    46. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/recaps/2007/070423.php
    47. General Hospital starting Friday, September 7, 2007, Monday, September 10, 2007 and Tuesday September 11, 2007)
    48. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/4025/Ka_Boom/
    49. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/4172/Little_Victim__Big_Fallout/
    50. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/4433/A_Heartbreaking_Move/
    51. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/5776/Things_are_Looking_Up/
    52. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/6005/Theres_Something_in_the_Air/
    53. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/6238/Two_Mothers__Two_Babies_and_a_Spinelli_Fan_Club/
    54. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/6342/Is_Carly_Seeing_Things/
    55. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/6583/Now_Thats_a_Life_Line/
    56. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/6614/Michael_Wakes_Up/
    57. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/6623/Hollys_Back/
    58. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/7288/The_Aftermath/
    59. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/7861/Life_Lessons/
    60. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/8021/One_Last_Good_Day/
    61. http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/id/8042/Hi_Beautiful/
    62. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r5gdpybRis&list=PL9DD97BAC2D3E85D6&index=94

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