Full detailed profile on Luke Spencer Played by Anthony Geary on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Anthony Geary (ABC)
Actor: Anthony Geary
Who played Luke Spencer over the years
Anthony Geary (1978 - 1983; 1984; 29 October 1993 - Present)
Useful information on Luke Spencer
* Marital Status - Married.
Current: Owner of The Haunted Star
Current: Co-Owner of Kelly's Diner
Past: Co-Owner of Luke's Night Club, one of the hot spots in Port Charles
Past: Mayor of Port Charles
Past: Owner of Campus Disco
Luke was summoned to Port Charles by his sister, Bobbie Spencer to aid her in splitting up Scotty Baldwin and Laura Webber, but the plan failed. Scott and Laura wed, but Luke hung around, opening his own business.
With Scotty in law school, Laura went to work at Luke's disco to help pay expenses. His attraction with her led his emotions on a roller coaster ride, and he ended up raping her after work one night. Laura refused to divulge her assailant, and actually forgave him. They eventually ended up together, getting married, and having Lucky while trying to escape the clutches of the mob. Luke was supposed to marry gangster, Frank Smith's daughter, Jennifer.
Ready to try to assume a normal life, Luke and Laura left their adventurous ride and returned to Port Charles, but their lives continued to involve suspense and intrigue. They saved the world by stopping Helena and Mikkos Cassadine from freezing it by using a machine invented to alter climate patterns. When Laura disappeared, Luke presumed it was part of the curse that Helena had placed on them at their wedding in 1981.
Luke teamed with a NY city reporter to search for Laura, and in the process, he met Holly Sutton. Although he was romantically attracted to her, Holly married Luke's friend, Robert Scorpio, causing a rift in their friendship. Luke decided to avoid Port Charles for a time, but when he returned, and was elected Mayor, and it was from the balcony of his mansion that he spied his long-lost, Laura.
Laura had escaped from the clutches of the Cassadines to return to find Luke. The two lovers resumed their life on the run from Frank Smith, moving to Canada, and then to Texas, where their first child, Lucky, was born. When Frank Smith was finally killed, Luke and Laura returned to PC where he opened a blues club with Sonny Corinthos. Life was normal for a while, until their daughter was born.
Because of Lulu's rare anemia and no available bone marrow matches, Laura was forced to search for the son she had left behind the one fathered by Stavros Cassadine, and the one she had kept hidden from Luke. The discovery of Laura's little secret caused their relationship to falter, as Laura continued to befriend Nikolas' uncle, Stefan, despite his underhanded dealings.
The ongoing war with the Cassadines continued to escalate, and life was always perilous. Lucky was presumed lost in a fire, but when Luke discovered his son was actually alive, he finally convinced Laura that Stefan had a part in their son's disappearance. When Lucky returned, he had been brainwashed by Helena and wasn't the same.
Lucky eventually regained his right mind with the help of psychologist, Kevin Collins, and Luke and Laura planned to wed. For some time, she had been losing bits and pieces of her memory, and before she was able to exchange vows with Luke, she suffered flashbacks of seeing her stepfather, Rick Webber, murder someone. When Laura was flipping out, Rick tried to administer a calming drug, and she hit him over the head.
Laura was found with Rick's dead body and had a complete mental breakdown. Luke confessed to keep his beloved from being convicted, and while he was being carted to jail, Laura was taken for psychiatric evaluation, and later to London for treatment. Luke eventually escaped and visited with her, but his presence seemed to worsen her condition. Her state of catatonia was deemed irreversible and Luke was heart-broken.
For years, he kept himself busy to keep from missing Laura, eventually marrying Tracy Quartermaine and using her finances to open a casino called The Haunted Star. He continued to visit Laura, hopeful for her recovery, and when learning of an experimental drug for people like her, Luke gave Dr. Robin Scorpio permission to administer the medication. Laura returned to sanity, but only for a short time, during which she got to see her grown children, share an early and last Christmas with them, and help Lulu find some peace of mind about her recent abortion.
Laura maintained her dignity by signing herself back into the sanitarium before she slipped away again. Before lapsing back into her catatonic state, she and Luke exchanged wedding vows in the Quartermaine garden. He hired a fake preacher to preside, since he was already married to Tracy, and prayed to his real wife for understanding, given Laura's limited time. Luke left his beloved at the mental facility once again, kissing her on the forehead and saying, "Goodbye, my angel."
In the ensuing years, Luke survived a heart attack and Lulu learning he had raped Laura years ago. Laura soon woke again in time to protect her daughter from Scott Baldwin, who was furious with Lulu for killing his son Logan Hayes. Out of revenge, Scott told Laura her re-marriage to Luke was a fraud. Despite her being back among the living, Luke remained with Tracy and Laura moved to France.
Soon afterwards, Luke learned he had an adult son with Holly Sutton - a grifter named Ethan Lovett. After a rocky start, they bonded, but then Luke was kidnapped by Helena Cassadine. Once he was freed, Luke returned to Port Charles and became caught up in the Lucky/Elizabeth/Nikolas triangle.
After Tracy was kidnapped by Helena, Luke soon joined her in captivity and in an attempt keep his delirious wife alert, confessed their marriage was never legal. Tracy was livid and wouldn't forgive Luke. He took off after stealing ten million dollars from her.
Luke finally returned home to reunite with Tracy, but before she would consider marrying him for real, she demanded all her money back - plus interest. They eventually married for real.
When Luke was on his way to Lucky's green card wedding to Siobhan, he unknowingly struck and killed Lucky's adopted son Jake Webber. When he was revealed to be the hit and run driver, everyone assumed he was drunk, but Luke insisted he was not. He did admit to having a couple of drinks though.
After a couple of weeks of denial and self destruction, Lucky convinced his family to hold an intervention. After drugging him and duct taping him to a chair, Luke's family and friends told him either he seek treatment or they would cut him out of their lives. Luke remained adamant he did not have a problem and left the intervention.
He eventually went to rehab, but skipped out on that as well. He was gone for some time, but returned to give Tracy a divorce. He also tried to repair his relationships with Lulu and Lucky.
When Robert returned after Robin's death, Luke found him on a bridge ready to jump. In order to give Robert a reason to live, Luke told him Ethan was his son, adding that he was in danger from Helena. His ruse worked and Robert came down from the ledge. He set out to find Ethan in order to save him, which he couldn't do for Robin.
Jennifer Smith (engaged)
Holly Sutton (lover)
Constance Townley (lover)
Tammy Hansen (one-night stand)
Felicia Cummings (one-night stand)
Summer (Laura) Halloway (kissed - deceased)
Faith Rosco (kissed)
Tracy Quartermaine (lovers/fake husband and wife)
Tim Spencer (father)
Lena Spencer (mother - deceased)
Barbara Jean Spencer (sister)
Ruby Anderson (aunt)
Bill Eckert (cousin - Deceased)
Jenny Eckert (cousin)
Fred Eckert (uncle - deceased)
Caroline Benson (niece)
Barbara Jean Jones (adoptive niece - deceased)
Lucas Jones (adoptive nephew)
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At the Metro Court, Jerry accuses Luke of bluffing as he holds the vial over the ledge. Jerry pushes Bobbie into Carly's arms. They rush away as Jerry drops his knife at Luke's request. He's impatient as his helicopter hovers above and he demands that Luke hand over the cure. Luke's refuses. He's saving it for a friend. Jerry won't accept that and grabs Luke. Before they can resolve the situation, Jerry pushes Luke too far over the edge and they both fall. Bobbie screams. Carly rushes to the edge. She's not sure if it's a good thing or not, but Luke is alive and asks for her help. They pull him up. Luke gloats that he was healthier than Jerry who couldn't hold on. He rushes off to find Jerry's body and Carly apologizes to Bobbie for what happened. Carly realizes that the wedding party never arrived. Downstairs, Julian Jerome corrects a waiter at the Metro Court for calling him Derek Wells. Ava sits nearby waiting to discuss Duke with him. She finds it odd that Duke hasn't confronted them since the news is out that they are members of the Jerome family. Julian believes it's possible Duke hasn't heard yet but Ava would think he'd have to be locked up underground for that to be true. Julian can't wait to see the look on his face when he finds out but Ava thinks Duke could know already and be planning on taking them down. Julian warns she should worry more about their real adversary. Ava doesn't think Sonny will kill him; he cares too much for Danny. Julian gives her pause when he considers that she doesn't share the same benefit – she's not Sonny's favorite person. He scares her into to thinking that at any given moment she could meet a horrible fate. Julian bangs on the table and makes Ava jump. They hear a loud noise and rush outside to find Jerry. Julian realizes it's his former associate. Ava asks if he's dead. Julian feels a pulse. Jerry wakes up and promises Julian anything to help him. Ava isn't thrilled with him getting involved with Jerry again. Later, Ava finds Luke looking for Jerry outside.
Britt apologizes to Nikolas at Wyndemere as she tends to his wounds. She's glad they found him and that this is almost over. He's surprised she's eager to get back to General Hospital and considers making her a better offer. She promises to be his concierge doctor and is grateful for all he's done for her. He kisses her after telling her she won't have to find out what life would be like without him. After he calls to check on Spencer and Ben, he asks Britt when she wants to go pick them up in the morning. Britt regrets Spencer had to be kept from his family and is touched he cares so much for his son. Nikolas doesn't know how Brad cannot care at all for Ben. Britt confesses that Brad is not Ben's father. Nikolas is confused and Britt clarifies that she doesn't think of Brad as Ben's father. It was just an arrangement…end of story. He apologizes and confesses that she means a lot to him. He wants her to spend the night with him and doesn't expect sex. They lay down together. She wakes up startled and he reminds her things are over. Outside, Luke answers Bobbie's call but is surprised when Jerry replies back to him. He promises not to hurt Bobbie but wants to talk terms. Jerry wants the cure but Luke's saving it for Sean. Jerry threatens that Bobbie could suffer if Luke doesn't listen carefully. In the stables, Anna wants her and Robert to finish it and kill Faison. Robert wants her to think about this. She has, ever since she found out what he did to Robin. It's never going to be over. He'll escape prison again and go after them again. The only way she can be sure is if they end it now. Robert tries to calm her but she worries about him doing this again – what if he hurts Emma. Robert doesn't want Faison to hurt anyone else and agrees he'll always be a threat but he's not ready to commit cold-blooded murder. He asks Anna if she can live with herself or look at her family. She can if she knows her family is safe and asks Robert if he can live with himself if they don't kill Faison. If he can't handle it, he should leave. Robert steps out but returns before she shoots Faison. If they are going to do this, they will do it together. They both point their guns at Faison. Later, Robert tells Anna, she was right. Faison would have never stayed behind bars. He believes they did the right thing.
Bobbie argues with Jerry as he tries to leave the Metro Court with her. Carly surprises them when they come outside. She warns Jerry to let Bobbie go before the wedding guests arrive but Jerry isn't ready to leave until the Spencer family reunion is complete. Luke arrives holding the cure. It's not for Jerry…he'll need to wait for the next batch. Carly yells at Luke to give Jerry what he wants as Jerry tries to drag Bobbie to his helicopter. Luke threatens to drop the vial of the cure if Jerry doesn't let go of Bobbie.