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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Shawn meets with Duke at Metro Court to talk about the business. Shawn warns if Johnny gets his way, it won't be their business much longer. They discuss Sonny being between a rock and a hard place. They talk about Carlos resurfacing and wonder how he got the funds to rescue Julian. Shawn feels Julian is as big a threat as ever and Anna has her hands full. Duke says he'll give Johnny and Julian exactly what they want.
Carlos and Julian join Shawn and Duke at Metro Court. Duke says he has instructions from Sonny to agree to their terms so Ric can be released. He warns it's just one round they've won; they'll get what they deserve. Julian says they'll get Ric back when he's satisfied they've got Sonny's territory and not a moment sooner. Jordan stops Julian and Carlos as they exit. "Are we back to work?" She wants to know everything she's missed. Meanwhile, Duke tells Shawn he'll string him along to give him time to find Ric.
At Kelly's Anna insists to a reporter that they are doing everything possible to get back the little Jerome. The reporter asks her about Liesl's accusations but the answers aren't forthcoming. Outside, Lucy spots Duke. She's shocked to see he's free and starts hugging him. Anna comes out and Lucy babbles about how great Alexis must be. The cop says Sonny is responsible for his release and it didn't come without strings. She gets a call and takes off. Duke and Lucy head inside. She thinks Anna is worried about his new job. He doubts that worry is what she feels. Lucy is concerned about the risk he is taking but he insists that he owes Sonny. It's already cost him Anna.