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Tim Spencer
TimSpencerAG
Anthony Geary as Tim Spencer
General Hospital
Portrayed by Anthony Geary
Duration 2015
First appearance April 1, 2015
Last appearance April 1, 2015
Cause/reason Appeared in a flashback
Profile
Gender Male
Died April 1, 1963[1]
603 Elm Street
Port Charles, New York
Cause of death Hit in the head with a bat by Luke Spencer
Occupation Dock worker
Residence 603 Elm Street
Port Charles, New York

Timothy "Tim" Spencer is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. He was the father of Pat, Luke and Bobbie Spencer. He was portrayed by Anthony Geary in a flashback episode on April 1, 2015.

BackgroundEdit

Tim Spencer was the father of Pat, Luke and Bobbie Spencer. An Irish Catholic man, Tim was a dock worker and an alcoholic who beat his wife Lena and children. His attitude was very bigoted, racist, sexist, and intolerant of anything that went against societal norms (like girls wearing pants or his son losing a baseball game, or working with Italian and Japanese people on the docks). He was also a very, proud, arrogant man; and boasted about fighting in the World War, when he only fought in the Korean War. He would beat his wife and children daily, cared more about his car and his alcohol than his family, and was ready to leave them with the state when Lena died. Despite his ill treatment of his wife, Tim was devastated and beside himself when he found out she died. His memory is painfully carried in infamy by his children.

The way Luke and Bobbie remembered it in 1960[2], Lena was thought to have been suffering from appendicitis and that Tim watched as she lay on the floor dying. Eventually, he told Luke to call for an ambulance, but it was too late. While it is unknown at present what happened to his eldest daughter, Pat, after he was killed, it has been said that Lila Quartermaine was planning to adopt Luke and Bobbie before they went to live with Tim's sister, Ruby Anderson, in Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2015, Pat was later found to be in a convalescent home suffering from Multiple Sclorosis, whose knowledge of that night would explain the split in Luke's mind in 2013.

On April 1, 2015, it is finally determined what really happened to Tim and Lena; what was mentioned earlier about Tim abandoning the family was revealed to have been a lie. While Pat was at the hospital with her mother being checked out by Dr. Phil Brewer and Dr. Steve Hardy, Tim had recieved a call from the hospital that Lena was dead. Luke and Tim got in a fight where Tim called Luke out on him being a monster, he said to Luke that he and his son are exactly the same. He was about to leave and let the State handle his three children. Tim blasted angrily at Luke who was holding the baseball bat that hit Lena by mistake, provoked Luke and was bludgeoned to death.

Pat had been taken to the house later by their cousin Bill Eckert (whose father Fred was notified by Dr. Hardy about Lena's death) only to find a shattered Luke and a dead Tim. Tim's body was buried behind the basement wall of the house by Bill and Pat, and the latter had signed the house over to Bill. The fact that Luke and Tim looked the same and Luke's fear of becoming like him have haunted Luke for decades, and is partially responsible for Luke's evil side manifesting. Evil Luke (or as he was known at the time, "Fluke") would later kidnap "himself" and keep him captive in that basement (and would wave around the baseball bat that Tim and Lena were killed with) projecting the part of his psyche that was the real Luke onto what was really Bill Eckert's decayed corpse.

Family treeEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tim
Spencer
   
   
Lena
Eckert
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Pat
Spencer
   
   
Laura
Webber
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Luke
Spencer
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Holly
Sutton
   
   
Bobbie
Spencer
   
   
   
   
   
   
John
Durant
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Valerie Spencer
   
   
Elizabeth
Webber
   
   
Lucky
Spencer
   
   
Lulu
Spencer
   
   
Dante
Falconeri
   
   
Ethan
Lovett
   
   
   
   
A.J.
Quartermaine
   
   
Carly
Benson
   
   
Sonny
Corinthos
   
   
   
   
Jasper
Jacks
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Aiden
Spencer
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Rocco
Falconeri
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Michael
Quartermaine
   
   
Morgan
Corinthos
   
   
   
   
Josslyn
Jacks

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stated in April 1, 2015 episode by Patricia Spencer
  2. On the episode aired January 30, 1995, Luke told Sonny (to the best of his recollection of that night) that he last saw his father when his mother died. At the time, Luke said he was seven years old and Bobbie was three (his memory was spotty of that night from the trauma) In 1996, Bobbie was revealed to be 16 year old when she gave birth to Carly in 1973. This would establish Luke and Bobbie's birth years as 1953 and 1957 respectively.

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