Full detailed profile on A.J. Quartermaine Played by Sean Kanan on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Sean Kanan
Who played A.J. Quartermaine over the years
Sean Kanan (1993 - June 10, 1997; October 26, 2012 to Present)
Useful information on A.J. Quartermaine
* Originally born on December 13, 1979, this was revised to 1973 in 1991, then to 1969 in 1993.
Past: C.E.O. of ELQ. (off and on over the years)
Past: Forklift driver.
Past: Football team owner.
Past: Hospital gym worker.
Past: Port Charles Hotel desk clerk.
Past: General Hospital orderly.
A.J. was born on a stormy night in a cloud of controversy about his paternity. The child had a heart condition and was nearly claimed by Rick, who believed himself the father. A DNA test proved Alan was the dad. The baby was bumped from home to home before leaving for boarding school and coming back much older. He returned to Port Charles, soon winding up in jail on drunk driving charges. Family members attempted to bribe him to stay out of trouble but it wasn't easy. Nikki Langton began dating him to get at his fortune but his father paid her to leave him at the altar.
A.J. continued to drink and sleep around. When his father's lover wound up dead with evidence incriminating both Alan and Junior, A.J. framed Jagger for it. He kept drinking. During one episode, he wound up in another accident, this time causing his brother Jason's brain trauma. Depressed about this, A.J. drank even more. This led to him sleeping with Carly, an event so traumatic he could only recall it under hypnosis. Thanks to this, he managed to figure out she was trying to pass his child off as Tony Jones'. She decided to claim the child was Jason's so she could maneuver out of the paternity test. A.J. and Carly eventually settled their differences, but that didn't last long. When she got pregnant again, he agreed to claim paternity in order to get revenge on his brother. The child turned out to be Sonny's. The child was lost when she fell down a stairway after a fight with A.J. He was disinherited and went back to drinking and sleeping around.
After nearly dying of alcohol poisoning and hearing of his mother's own near-death experience, he decided to reconcile with his family. He and fellow alcoholic, Skye, tried helping each other deal with their disease. They also tried pulling Michael back into the family when he was being kept away by Sonny. In order to annoy the mobster, A.J. married his little sister, Courtney, and then offered a divorce in exchange for Michael. However, he ended up actually falling for his wife. Their relationship rapidly deteriorated as they both acted recklessly and she began relying on Jason, increasing A.J.'s jealousy. After hiring Coleman to terrorize her, she ended the marriage and A.J. blamed Jason. Teaming up with Skye, they framed Jason and Brenda for Alcazar's murder. After Ned was framed for rape, A.J. took over ELQ, but he didn't stay long. Once he fell for Lydia, he ripped off the family and left town. He later returned to kidnap Michael and the Corinthos kids. When Alan tried to stop him, he shot him. Winding up in the hospital himself after breaking his back in the skirmish, he flatlined after being supposedly murdered by Asher Thomas. Monica managed to bring him back from the dead and Steve Webber faked his autopsy so they could ship him overseas to recover.
He returned to Port Charles following the apparent death of Jason.
Carly Corinthos Jacks (divorced)
Courtney Matthews (divorced)
Nancy Eckert (affair)
Nikki Langton (dated)
Julia Barrett (affair)
Keesha Ward (dated)
Hannah Scott (dated)
Carly Corinthos Jacks (one-night stand)
Lydia Karenin (lovers)
Courtney Matthews (lovers)
Alan Quartermaine (father - deceased)
Monica Bard (mother)
Jason Morgan (adoptive brother/paternal half-brother)
Robert "Franco" Frank (paternal half-brother - deceased)
Skye Chandler Quartermaine (adoptive sister)
Emily Bowen Quartermaine (adoptive sister - deceased)
Dawn Winthrop (maternal half-sister; deceased)
Edward Quartermaine (paternal grandfather)
Lila Morgan (paternal grandmother - deceased)
George Quartermaine (paternal great-grandfather - deceased)
Ida Zemlock (paternal great-grandmother - deceased)
Harold Morgan (paternal great-grandfather - deceased)
Tracy Quartermaine (paternal aunt)
Jimmy Lee Holt (paternal half-uncle)
Bradley Ward (paternal half-uncle - deceased)
Justus Ward (paternal cousin; deceased)
Ned Ashton (paternal cousin)
Dillon Quartermaine (paternal cousin)
Herbert Quartermaine (paternal great-uncle)
Alexandria Quartermaine (paternal first cousin)
Quentin Quartermaine (paternal first cousin)
Celia Quartermaine (paternal first cousin)
Jacob Martin Spencer (nephew)
Michael Corinthos III (son, with Carly; adopted by Sonny Corinthos)
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AJ is wheeled into the hospital operating room. Patrick and Felix wonder if they should stop trying to keep his heart going. Michael runs in and begs the doctors to keep trying. They get the heart rhythm back and send Michael out. Ric and Liz watch. He wonders why she even cares about AJ. She recaps the long story. She's still not sure if AJ really shot Connie. Across the hall, Morgan arrives and Michael cries on his shoulder. Michael seems confused when his brother tells him how he heard about all of this. AJ is wheeled out on the way to surgery. Michael asks who did this to him. AJ can't talk.
At Ava’s, Sonny shoots AJ. He’s still breathing but Sonny worries he failed Michael. He demands to know what AJ was doing there but Ava encourages him to finish him off first. Sonny wants to know why she’s pushing so hard for AJ to die. She thinks he’ll go to the cops if not. "It’s either him or us," she says. He tells her someone probably reported the gunshot and they need to leave. He hands her the gun and she wipes the prints before laying it next to AJ. He questions leaving it and she asks him to trust she has his back.
Julian returns to Ava’s penthouse and finds AJ bleeding on the floor. He sees AJ is still breathing, then picks up the gun as he looks for intruders. Anna and Nathan bust in and Julian drops the gun. He tells them he found the gun on the floor. Anna doesn’t buy it, especially when he says the gun is his. He tells her the penthouse is Ava’s and he was at a meeting right before coming in. She asks who his meeting was with.
At the hospital, Felix questions Liz about Robin’s exit. He wonders if it has to do with her family moving on while she was gone, but Liz can’t say for sure. Ric arrives, shocking Liz. Ric tells Liz she’s as beautiful as ever and he tells her he’s in town to see Molly – and her. He thinks about her all the time and asks her out to dinner. He hopes they can toss out the bad and rekindle what’s good. Suddenly Felix preps for a gunshot victim and Liz is upset to see AJ. Felix won’t let her in the room and tells her to notify the family. Liz calls Michael and tells him that AJ was shot. In the operating room, AJ crashes.