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 PCPD, Anna sends out a bulletin to find Franco and Nina. Lucy rushes in, desperate to see Duke. Anna refuses her. Lucy rails about Duke's rights until the cop explains he's with his lawyer. She insists that she has his back. In the interrogation room, Alexis tells Duke his only hope is to testify against Sonny. He refuses to turn on his old boss. She thinks this is the only way he can save himself. He's led out. He spots Anna and Lucy. Anna makes faces. Lucy runs over and asks him if he needs a donut. She babbles. Alexis explains that Duke won't let her help him. Anna walks out. Meanwhile, Carly is put in the cell across from Sonny. He growls about losing his son. Carly wants out to see her son. She curses Franco. Sonny insists this is all his own fault. She wishes he'd killed Franco before the wedding. Carly tells Sonny she loves him. He loves her too, but love isn't enough. She beats herself up. He curses Franco. She keeps beating herself up and apologizes for begging him to spare Franco. Sonny tells her to stop blaming herself. She tips him off about Franco running off with Nina and the baby. He worries about Duke turning on him, but is still the most worried about his son. Michael shows up.
At the PCPD, Sonny yells from his cell for a lawyer and Alexis shows up. Sonny wants bail but she’s there to represent Duke. He says he can’t afford her and learns Lucy’s paying for it. Duke thinks Sonny needs her more than he does. Sonny wants Alexis to represent him. She explains that she can't since she's already representing Duke so it's a conflict of interest. She suggests he call Diane and leaves. Upstairs, Anna rants to Scott that his son went on a terrorist spree yesterday because of him. She asks if he knows where Franco is. Scott reads the letter Franco left for him to Anna. She asks for a warrant for his son's arrest. He agrees to get it done and leaves to make a copy of the letter. Duke is taken upstairs. He runs into Anna and wants to speak to her but she stomps off. Nathan runs in to tell Anna that his mom tipped him off about Nina and Franco. In the interrogation room, Duke tells lexis he's sure he's headed for jail. She tells him he can stay out if he rolls over on Sonny. Meanwhile, Carly reads the news about Sonny and hugs Morgan, apologetic for screwing up royally. She’s thankful he saved Sonny. She laments what happened to Michael. Morgan fills his mom in about what he knew and when. She apologizes for dragging him into this. They worry about Michael. She spots Scott and starts railing about his evil son. He's issued a warrant for his son... and her. She's arrested. Carly tells Morgan not to worry and look for the baby. Scott takes her down to the cells.