Full detailed profile on Duke Lavery Played by Ian Buchanan on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Ian Buchanan
Who played Duke Lavery over the years
Ian Buchanan [(1986–89, August 27, 2012—)]
Useful information on Duke Lavery
* Money laundering for Burt Ramsey's organization.
Past: Mob associate.
Past: Owner of Duke's Club.
Once arriving in Port Charles from Scotland, Duke was quickly involved with Anna Devane in a romance. He was the owner of the elaborate Duke's Nightclub, which just happened to be laundering cash for the mob. He decided to leave the crime life behind for her. Other members of the organization weren't willing to let that happen. During his conflict laden departure from the business, he got to know his father Angus and learned he had a sister somewhere. Meanwhile, Anna's house was bombed, bringing Robert Scorpio back to town to investigate and he was sure Duke was involved.
Duke teamed up with Robert and Anna to bring down corruption and crime in town. He wound up being paralyzed by a bullet meant for Robert. After a brief stay in prison, he was reunited with his half-sister, a nun from Canada. They almost had an affair before they found out the truth. He reunited with Anna, but not before helping to cover up some crimes for his sister. This was soon uncovered by a reporter, who leaked it to Anna on her wedding day to Duke. That ruined their wedding.
Eventually, Duke managed to win Anna back and they were married in the highlands. However, his lingering involvement in organized crime continued to cause friction. After he became stuck in a power struggle with Olivia Jerome, she used sex and violence to try and get rid of him. Anna wound up losing her baby in an elevator rigged to kill Duke and was then arrested for putting Olivia in a coma. She was eventually cleared and Olivia was sent to an asylum.
Duke testified against his former crime colleagues, faked his own death and went into witness protection.
Years later, Duke turned up in a psychiatric facility in Lucerne, Switzerland where Robin was being secretly held. He quickly made his way back to Port Charles and into Anna's life.
Married to Anna Devane (Married: October 19, 1987; dissolved by his presumed death)
Anna Devane (lovers)
Mary Fitzhugh (mother)
Angus McKay (father)
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At the gym, Duke explains to his underling that Jordan is an undercover agent. They can't trust Shawn with the truth and they have to keep Sonny out of the loop while the custody case is on. Since Duke brought her in, he will take her out.
Anna wires up Jordan in her room at the Metro Court. The undercover agent is nervous. Anna has to admit that Duke still means a lot to her but that doesn't matter anymore. Downstairs, Duke is going through his tea box in the dining room. It's missing his money. Julian shows up to wave it in his face. He's taking it as compensation. They bicker about who owns the docks. Duke thinks he's pathetic and motions his thugs over. Julian hands the cash over. Olivia bustles over to tell them to stop causing a disturbance. Once Julian departs, Jordan joins Duke at his table. They have some chamomile and she makes excuses for not taking Julian out. She prompts him to repeat his kill order. "Say the word," she prods. He doesn't and claims that his order was just a test. Meanwhile, Julian apologizes to Liv for trying to touch her baby. He's going to let it all go. Alexis shows up and sucks face with him. She tells them that Nina is free again and so is Franco. Liv admits she went to see him at Shadybrook. The lawyer wonders what that conversation was about. Later, Franco and Nina stroll in and request a suite from Olivia. She refuses so Franco threatens to tell Julian that she's carrying his baby. Back upstairs, Sloane shows up in Anna's room with a warrant. They bicker. He orders her to tell him who her informant is and demands to see her laptop. She adamantly refuses. He admits he doesn't even have a warrant. Bob already told him that Jordan is her informant. Anna claims that's nonsense. Jordan rushes in, babbling about what just happened downstairs.
Shawn drops by the gym to talk to Sonny about Jordan. They get in the ring to practice and Shawn admits he could be wrong about Jordan. His boss explains that Duke is giving her a test. Shawn quickly guesses what that is and guesses that Sonny already assumes Jordan is an informant. Duke strolls in. He informs them that Jordan aced his test and he called off the hit. Sonny walks Shawn out. Duke's thug wonders why he didn't tell Sonny about Jordan wearing a wire.