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Anthony Geary
Port Charles Presence
1978 to 1983; 1984; October 29, 1993 to Present
At A Glance
As portrayed by Anthony Geary, Luke Spencer was described as the most popular character in soap opera history. One critic said, "Geary's individualism, uniqueness and awesome range is the most notable in daytime (television) history," a statement that is typical of the actor's reviews. He added to his laurels by winning the 1981 Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Mr. Geary brought Luke Spencer back to the viewing audience, and Port Charles, on October 29, 1993, and received Emmy nominations as Outstanding Lead Actor in 1997 and 1998.

In January 1991, Mr. Geary returned to General Hospital in the role of Bill Eckert, a cousin of Spencer's, and a man of many, often dark, colors. Mr. Geary was seen on-screen as both Bill Eckert and Luke Spencer as the story progressed until the death of Eckert.

Geary has come a long way from Coalville, Utah, the small mountain community of 800 where he was born. Tony was a gifted student, attending the University of Utah as a Presidential Award Scholar in theater. Jack Albertson saw Tony perform there, and cast him in The Subject Was Roses. The production, starring Albertson and Martha Scott, toured Hawaii and settled at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Los Angeles, where Tony decided to establish himself. His ensuing musical theater credits comprise a catalogue of classics. A highlight in this period was his costarring engagement with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas in Your Show of Shows.

Tony has performed in more than 50 stage productions throughout the United States. His appearance in the one-man show, Human Scratchings, earned Anthony unanimous critical acclaim and a DramaLogue Award in 1996. His other extensive theatrical credits include roles in productions of The Wild Duck, The Inspector General, The Cat's Paw, The Glass Menagerie, and Barabbas at the Los Angeles Theater Center. In addition, he toured with a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, portraying the title role. He also portrayed Octavius Caesar, opposite Lynn Redgrave and Timothy Dalton, in a production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra for PBS and the BBC.

Geary has made guest appearances on more than 40 television shows. Among his TV credits are roles on Starsky & Hutch, Barnaby Jones, The Streets of San Francisco, The Blue Knight, All in the Family, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Partridge Family, Most Wanted, Mannix, The Mod Squad, Room 222, Doc Elliot, Temperatures Rising, Marcus Welby, M.D., Hotel, and Murder, She Wrote. He also performed in the television movies, Perry Mason and the Case of the Murdered Madam, Kicks, Sins of the Past, The Imposter, Intimate Agony, and Do You Know the Muffin Man?; and in the daytime dramas, Bright Promise and The Young and the Restless.

Geary's feature film credits include roles in UHF, It Takes Two, Pass the Ammo, You Can't Hurry Love, Penitentiary III, The Disorderlies, Private Investigation, Johnny Got His Gun, Scorchers, and Night of the Warrior. As a producer, Mr. Geary received a Cindy Award for the drama Sound of Sunshine, Sound of Rain, a children's story for Public Radio. He has also taught improvisation and story-theater techniques.

Mr. Geary competed in track and field and swimming events as a college student, and also raced horses. He is a certified scuba diver as well as an accomplished in-line skater. Tony also claims himself to be "the world's oldest hip-hop dancer.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
General Hospital
Bill Eckert
1991 to 1993

General Hospital: Night Shift
Luke Spencer
2008

Port Charles
Luke Spencer
1998

Burke's Law
Clayton Cole
1995

Roseanne
Luke Spencer
1994

Murder, She Wrote
Eric Grant
1990

Sunset Beat
1990

Murder, She Wrote
KGB Lt. Theodore Alexandrov
1989

High Desert Kill
Dr. Jim Cole
1989

Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Stephen Pugliotti
1989

Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam
Steve Reynolds
1987

Hotel
Eli Gilmour / Phil Tanner
1985

Kicks
Martin Cheevers
1985

The Impostor
Cade
1984

Sins of the Past
Lt. Malovich
1984

Intimate Agony
Dr. Kyle Richards
1983

Antony and Cleopatra
Octavius Caesar
1983

General Hospital
Luke Spencer
1978 to 1983; 1984; October 29, 1993 to Present

Project Blue Book
Darryl Biggs
1978

The Return of Captain Nemo
Bork
1978

Starsky and Hutch
Delano
1978

The Six Million Dollar Man
Arta
1978

Barnaby Jones
Deputy Blake Jeffries
1976-1977

Most Wanted
1977

The Streets of San Francisco
Gary Jelinek
1976

The Blue Knight
1976

Marcus Welby, M.D.
John Gavanelli
1975

Wide World Mystery
1975

Distant Early Warning
1975

Sorority Kill
1974

Doc Elliot
Dennis Graham
1974

The Young and the Restless
George Curtis
1973

Shaft
David Oliver
1973

Mannix
Eddie Dekken
1973

The New Temperatures Rising Show
Scott
1973

The Partridge Family
Greg Houser
1972

The Mod Squad
Johnson
1972

Bright Promise
David Lockhart
1971-1972

All in the Family
Roger
1971

Room 222
Tom Whalom
1970
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Carpool Guy
Carpool Guy
2005

Teacher's Pet
John/Juan (voice)
2004

Whistlestop Girl
Andy
1993

Night of the Warrior
Lynch
1991

Scorchers
Preacher
1991

Crack House
Dockett
1989

UHF
Philo
1989

Night Life
John Devlin
1989

Dangerous Love
Mickey
1988

It Takes Two
Wheel
1988

Pass the Ammo
Stonewall
1988

You Can't Hurry Love
Tony
1988

Penitentiary III
Serenghetti
1987

Disorderlies
Winslow Lowry
1987

P.I. Private Investigations
Larry
1987

Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain
Co-producer
1983

Blood Sabbath
David
1972

Johnny Got His Gun
Redhead
1971
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor (1982, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012; for General Hospital)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012; for General Hospital)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012; for General Hospital)

Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Actor (1980, 1981, 1982)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor (1993, 1994)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Coalville, Utah
DATE OF BIRTH: May 29, 1947
HEIGHT: 6'2"
HAIR: Dark Blonde
EYES: Blue
News Archives
News Archive: GH's Luke and Laura reunited at last? [Apr 03, 2000]
News Archive: Anthony Geary sells soap plot to GH writers. [Apr 02, 2001]
News Archive: Geary denies "biotox" story was his idea. [Apr 02, 2001]
News Archive: Emmys name Geary Outstanding Lead Actor for fifth time. [Apr 28, 2006]
News Archive: Geary sets record with sixth Daytime Emmy win. [Jun 20, 2008]
News Archive: Anthony Geary inks new GH contract. [Feb 28, 2009]
News Archive: Geary picks up his twelfth Lead Actor Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: Geary returning from vacation a little later that expected. [Sep 24, 2010]
News Archive: Geary wins record-setting seventh Daytime Emmy. [Jun 23, 2012]
News Archive: Tony Geary sidelined by surgery for six months. [Jul 1, 2014]
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