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Occupation  Actor
Role  Actor
Years active  1987–present
Height  1.75 m

Website  www.mauricebenard.tv
Nationality  American
Name  Maurice Benard
Spouse  Paula Smith (m. 1990)
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Full Name  Mauricio Jose Morales
Born  March 1, 1963 (age 52) (1963-03-01) Martinez, California, U.S.A
Children  Joshua James, Heather Rose, Cailey Sofia, Cassidy Rose
Movies and TV shows  General Hospital, Lucy & Desi: Before th, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsi, Splitsville
Similar People  Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Nancy Lee Grahn
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Maurice Benard (born March 1, 1963) is an American actor. He is known primarily for his portrayal of romantic mobster Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr. on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital, a role he has portrayed since 1993. During the past two decades Benard's character, Sonny, has become one of the central characters on the show.

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Life and career

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Benard was born Mauricio Jose Morales in Martinez, California, the son of Martha, a bank employee, and Humberto Morales, a bakery superintendent. He grew up in San Francisco, California, and is of Salvadorian and Nicaraguan ethnicity. He started his acting career as Nico on the soap opera All My Children, from 1987 to 1990. In addition to guest spots on several television series during the early 1990s, Benard appeared in television movies including the CBS television movie Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991), in which he portrayed Desi Arnaz. He also starred in the independent film entitled The Ghost and the Whale, executive produced by his wife Paula.

Personal life

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Benard married Paula Smith on August 11, 1990. They have four children: Heather Ann (adopted April 20, 2008), Cailey Sofia (born September 18, 1994), Cassidy Rose (born April 18, 1999), and Joshua James (born December 5, 2004). He and his wife adopted his wife's sister's daughter, after her mother's death. His cousin, Marvin Benard, played professional baseball.

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Benard was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 22. He has since become a spokesperson for treatment of the disorder with Mental Health America. He made the decision to have the writers make his character, Sonny Corinthos, also have the disorder. Many of the struggles he faces on the show due to the disorder are ones he faced in his own life. Much praise has been given to the show for the realistic depiction.

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Benard and his family live in Temecula, California along with their many pets.


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