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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Sloane arrives at Anna's hotel room in his robe. He needs to borrow her shower. She demands to know who his operative in the Corinthos organization is. He refuses and offers her dirt on Duke instead. "It's about the Jeromes going after Duke," he says. She appreciates it and lets him use her shower. Anna takes off. Down the hall, Duke and Lucy sit around his breakfast table. He grumbles as he reads the paper and complains about Michael. She's distracted by thoughts of the ball and has not been listening. Lucy brings up the number they are going to do at the ball. He's not enthusiastic but agrees to do the tango with her. Since she can't remember the dance, he starts spinning her around the room. That causes flashbacks to Anna. Lucy guesses he still loves the other woman and should go after her. They both know their affections lie with other people. She does her best to convince him and gets him dressed. Duke thanks her for being such a good friend. "Go be happy," she orders. When Duke gets down the hall and knocks on Anna's door, Sloane opens it in his robe. Duke promptly walks off. Downstairs, Michael stumbles into the Metro Court and over to the bar. Across the room, Kiki blabs to Julian about drugging Michael. She blames herself for the kidnapping. Michael wanders over and starts railing at them for not being out looking for the baby. As he starts to make a scene, security are called in. Back upstairs, Nina is about to leave her room but Liesl arrives before she can. They discuss what Franco is up to at the Quartermaines and then the doctor accuses her of the kidnapping. Nina denies it. Obrecht badmouths her and accuses her of dragging Franco down from being an artistic genius to a 'bourgeois parasite'. Nina accuses her of having a crush on Franco and then reminds her of the affair with Victor. When the doctor gets defensive, Nina starts to wonder if Victor is actually Nathan's father after all. Liesl warns her not to go digging in the past and hints that there may be things about Nina's past that Nina isn't even aware of.
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.