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Tristan Rogers
Port Charles Presence
At A Glance
Tristan's journey through the entertainment industry began in the 1960s in his native Australia. Australian TV was in its infancy when Tristan came onto the scene, working as a walk-on stuntman and doubling as a boom carrier. Ambitious, and eager to learn, Tristan also did sound effects in the parking lot at night and volunteered for any other work which would keep him on the lot and in peoples eyesight. It wasn't long before he landed a series regular role in The Link Men. When the struggling production folded after about 10 episodes, Tristan headed for England.

The year was 1969 and Tristan thought he'd try being a drummer in a rock band on for size. After three years of "intense experiences" in London, and witnessing live some of the greatest music ever to hit planet Earth, Tristan decided to give up the musician's life. What he had learned after years of successful modeling to help make the band's ends meet, was that he really wanted to act.

Back in Australia in 1972, Tristan found himself working in all manner of local productions. For the next seven years it was non-stop work in everything form television to radio. By then, the idea of coming to America had taken hold, so in 1979 it was time to move again. Tristan arrived in California in the summer of 1979 and felt right at home.

In December of 1980, Tristan landed a job in a show called General Hospital and his life changed forever. An outpouring from fascinated fans of all ages turned then-producer Gloria Monty's head and changed the initial three-week gig into a three-year contract role. General Hospital opened many doors for him with appearances on most of the then prominent '80's and '90's television series.

In 1992, Tristan made the momentous decision to leave General Hospital and seek other challenges. He had always felt that it is after all show business and that he had only participated in one portion of it. In order to do the other he had to commit to it. His first experience on the production side came about in 1996. Tristan had spent several years researching a show about what is arguably his first love, motor racing. In 1997, Tristan found himself in Canada where he was instrumental in launching a show for the Showtime Network called Fast Track, set in the world of American stock-car racing. The show lasted for 22 episodes and the learning experience was priceless.

In addition to producing, Tristan continues to appear in major films and television shows, as well as being the spokes voice for several major TV ad campaigns. Always a little ahead of his time, Tristan has also been a key figure in the development of internet-based soaps. An avid and vocal proponent of the development of web-based entertainment, Tristan is also involved in web-based productions.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Colin Atkinson
December 8, 2010 to October 25, 2011; May 9, 2012

General Hospital: Night Shift
Robert Scorpio
August 5, 2008 to October 21, 2008

The Bold and the Beautiful
Hunter Jones
1997

Fast Track
Harry
1997

A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle
Duke Albert
1994

Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Caucasian Patrol Member (voice)
1990

Sky Commanders
'Spider' Reilly
1987

General Hospital
Robert Scorpio
December 1980 to February 25, 1992 [contract]; 1995; January 27, 2006 to March 1, 2006; October 20, 2006 to November 16, 2006; December 19, 2008 to December 29, 2008; February 29, 2012 to March 8, 2012; November 15, 2012 to December 18, 2012; October 4, 2013 to present

Power Without Glory
Peter Monton
1976

The Box
Peter Kendall
1975-1976

Number 96
Cain Carmichael
1974

The Link Men
Detective Constable Ray Gamble
1970

Bellbird
1967
Acting Portfolio
FILM
A Piece of Eden
Victor Hardwick
2000

Night Eyes Three
Jim Stanton
1993

Soulmates
Richard Wayborn
1992

The Rescuers Down Under
Jake (voice)
1990

Sex Farm
Robert Waitman
1973

The Flesh and Blood Show
Tony Weller
1972

Four Dimensions of Greta
Hans Wiemer
1972
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DATE OF BIRTH: June 3, 1946
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Teresa Parkerson (May 21, 1995 to Present)
CHILDREN: Two; daughter, Sara Jane (Aug 15, 1992) and son, Cale (Aug 1996)
News Archives
News Archive: Tristan Rogers back as GH's Robert Scorpio. [Jan 9, 2006]
News Archive: Rogers, Samms end short-term GH gigs. [Feb 27, 2006]
News Archive: GH vet Tristan Rogers headed to Y&R. [Oct 25, 2010]
News Archive: Rogers reveals his time on Y&R coming to an end. [Sep 13, 2011]
News Archive: Tristan Rogers headed back to GH. [Oct 29, 2012]
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