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 office, Sonny flashes to shooting AJ and cringes. Shawn interrupts. They've had no trouble from Anna yet and have brought Morgan in for questioning. Shawn asks if Sonny wants to finish off AJ. Sonny wonders if they've time and is surprised the cops have Julian in custody. They chuckle, knowing Julian would be left holding the bag. Duke turns up and since he was working alone last night, Sonny asks him to be his alibi. Shawn leaves them alone and Sonny reminds him this will help take down their enemy. Duke doesn't like lying to Anna.
Anna turns up at Sonny's office and finds Duke alone. She asks if he knows where Sonny was last night.
Anna sits in her office and mulls over what Robin told her. Duke arrives as she blows her nose. She cries and tells him Robin is leaving. She's sure there is more going on than her daughter is letting on. He tries to comfort her until Dante interrupts. Duke takes off and the cops discuss the attempted hit on AJ. Dante leaves when Duke returns. The commissioner questions him about Sonny putting out the hit. This leads to a debate about their 'worlds colliding'. He leaves her crying. Obrecht storms in and declares that she knows what Anna did to Cesar.