Born and raised in North Vancouver, Canada, Andrews became a champion track runner at the young age of 10. Sidelined by a hamstring injury, Réal then turned his athleticism into a job as a stuntman. After finding success in front of the cameras in Canada, Réal decided to try his luck in Los Angeles. He quickly added such television series as Nash Bridges, China Beach and Highlander to his list of credits.
All My Children
Before joining General Hospital in 1996, Andrews also completed roles in the films Born on the Fourth of July, with Tom Cruise, and Rocky V, with Sylvester Stallone. He briefly left his General Hospital role in 1997 to star in the syndicated television series, Soldiers of Fortune. He returned to General Hospital the following year to resume the role of the tough-as-nails detective.
Andrews is currently single and resides in New York City. In his free time he enjoys weight-lifting, Tai Kwon Do, fishing, and working on his growing car collection.
February 18, 2011
to June 17, 2011
As The World Turns
June 5, 2003
to September 29, 2004
Special Ops Force
Jason 'Chance' Walker
1996 to 1997; 1998 to May 8, 2003
Days of our Lives
New Livad Man
Balance of Power
Mad Dog Time
Expect No Mercy
Red Scorpion 2
Winston 'Mad Dog' Powell
Exit to Eden
No Escape, No Return
Listen to the City
PLACE OF BIRTH: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DATE OF BIRTH: January 31, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Michele Viscasso [Nov 4, 2000]
CHILDREN: Marcus Jeremiah [Aug 16, 2001]
: Andrews announces he'll leave GH. [Feb 10, 2003]
: ATWT snares another former ABC soap star [May 5, 2003]
: Lack of story leads to storyline-dictated exit for Andrews. [Aug 30, 2004]
: Réal Andrews hired for recurring AMC role. [Jan 13, 2011]
: New film reunites GH cops Taggert and Mac, and adds in B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang [Mar 9, 2016]