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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At trial, Diane objects to allowing security footage from the Metro Court to be entered into evidence. The defense was never given a copy. Sonny yells that the proof should be allowed. The judge shuts him down only to have Scott agree that the jury should see that AJ is a cold-blooded murderer. The judge allows the court to see the video without the jury. Kiki asks Michael if he's sure he wants to stay. He has to – for both of his fathers. Olivia suggests that she and Sonny leave. He won't. Diane warns AJ to control his looks when the jury returns. Scott starts the video and AJ is seen falling over drunk, making his way to the elevator. Diane's objections are overruled and the video continues to show AJ pull a gun out of his pocket on the way to Crimson. AJ thinks he really did it and says, "I killed Connie." Diane doesn't have a problem with the footage as long as they see the rest. Scott doesn't have more footage, it was destroyed. The judge rules the footage won't be allowed but AJ thinks he killed Connie. Diane is certain that no one will know what really happened until the remaining footage is found.
Kiki stops Michael at the court house to pick up a heads-up penny for him. Monica joins them as AJ is brought out in shackles. AJ's grateful for the support but one person is missing, Elizabeth. Outside the court room, Sonny confronts Scott with Olivia on his arm. He believes he's in Julian's pocket and doesn't want him to lose AJ's trial. Scott warns him for threatening him. Diane points out that Scott has a lot to lose when she shows up. They follow Elizabeth in who doesn't have a chance to talk to AJ. Opening arguments begin with Scott certain that the jury will find AJ a cold-blooded killer. Diane claims there is a miscarriage of justice and the real murderer is still out there. Sonny's first on the stand. He recounts the night AJ choked and threatened Connie before explaining how he found her the night she died. He confirms he found 'AJ' drawn in Connie's blood. On cross examination, Diane suggests Sonny had motive to write 'AJ' himself but Sonny denies it. Scott calls Elizabeth next who didn't see AJ strangling Carly at Sonny's but did hear him threaten her there and later, when he told her "if he had a gun he'd kill her." Olivia yells at Elizabeth for not saying anything and AJ hangs his head down as Elizabeth leaves. Olivia's called to the stand to authenticate security footage from the Metro Court of the night Connie was murdered.