Full detailed profile on Edward Quartermaine Played by John Ingle on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
John Ingle (ABC)
Actor: John Ingle
Who played Edward Quartermaine over the years
General Hospital (1993-2004, 2006-September 11, 2012)
Useful information on Edward Quartermaine
*Marital Status - Single.
Current: E.L.Q. Shareholder and C.E.O. (on and off over the years)
From the beginning Edward Quartermaine has been a manipulative man. In 1978 he moved into the house that Alan brought for his wife, Monica and decided he was lord of the manor. He tested his daughter, Tracy's, loyalty by pretending to have a heart attack after having created a will that would overlook leaving anything to her. When he begged for his heart medications, she refused unless he promised to alter the will. Edward banished her from his life, but not until he admitted to having faked the whole 'heart' thing.
As CEO and namesake of ELQ, his financial life has been up and down. Everything is about money to Edward, and only his beloved Lila controlled his selfish behavior. Eventually, Tracy wormed her way back into her father's good graces, and together they became the dynamic duo of 'mean.'
Edward has sided with everyone against someone at one time or another, even setting his grandsons at odds by providing funds to one to buy something the other wanted. He maintained his snobbish behavior even when it was revealed that he had had an affair and fathered a bi-racial son. Justus, the result of Edward's liaison with Mary-Mae Ward, came to Port Charles and bonded with his father, actually helping Edward to set up a foundation to benefit the community. Of course it was just a front to benefit him in some way. Edward continually tried to run the lives of his loved ones with no regard for their feelings.
Several times, he tried to instrument his grandson Ned's demise in the business world, and Edward even fought to keep young Michael in the Quartermaine mansion. Edward should have never crossed Carly. She faced him head-on and won.
Georgie and Dillon felt Edward's wrath when he tried to come between them, and Skye was blackmailed by her supposed grandfather on more than one occasion. Edward went round and round with his son, Alan, on a continual basis.
Edward had a hand in shutting down careers and dashing the dreams of a number of people in Port Charles, but his adopted granddaughter Emily stepped in to fill the shoes of his dear, departed, Lila.
He faced a couple of tough years as his beloved Emily died, as did his son Alan. He did get one addition to his family, as Luke married Tracy. However, this left Edward more frustrated and outraged than anything else.
Edward was also revealed to be having an affair with a woman named Deidre, but that was short lived. The mayor's wife, Andrea, poisoned him, which caused him to drive his car into the middle of the town carnival. Fittingly, Andrea was the only one fatally wounded.
The Quartermaine patriarch next invited his great granddaughter Maya Ward to live with him in Port Charles. She took him up on the offer and started working at the hospital. He bribed her and Ethan to stay married after they got hitched during a drunken weekend in Vegas. They did their best, but even the promise of a million dollars couldn't keep the couple together.
Edward next set his sights on Michael once again by offering him and Abby jobs at ELQ. Michael did his best to work a nine to five office job for Abby's sake, but it didn't last long. While Edward's quest for an heir wasn't panning out too well, Jason did invite him and Monica to his and Sam's wedding. He continued to keep an eye on his family, often disapprovingly, and mourned the many losses in his life. When Jerry Jacks returned to town and infected everyone, Tracy offered him her blood as an antidote but he turned it down, insisting that Emma should have it.
Lila Morgan (deceased)
Heather Webber (annulled)
Mary Mae Ward (deceased)
Beatrice LeSeur (deceased)
Janine Matthews (fake affair)
Heather Webber (kissed)
George Quartermaine (father - deceased)
Ida Zemlock (mother - deceased)
Herbert Quartermaine (brother - deceased)
Quentin Quartermaine (nephew)
Alexandria Quartermaine (niece - deceased)
Celia Quartermaine (paternal cousin)
A.J. Quartermaine Jr. (grandson)
Jason Morgan (grandson)
Justus Ward (grandson - deceased)
Emily Bowen Quartermaine (granddaughter by adoption)
Skye Chandler Quartermaine (granddaughter by adoption)
Ned Ashton (grandson)
Dillon Quartermaine (grandson)
Michael Corinthos III (great-grandson)
Brook Lynn Ashton (great-granddaughter)
Lila Rae Quartermaine (great-granddaughter by adoption)
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At the family mausoleum Tracy tells Alan that Edward is gone. How will she do this alone? Ned approaches and hugs Tracy. He can’t believe Edward is gone. She thinks back on her wedding to Luke and Edward’s approval. Ned tells her they’ll survive because they are Q’s. He leaves to go to the house and she stays behind. At the house Monica and AJ reminisce about Edward as condolences pour into the mansion. Alice interrupts – she can’t find Tracy. AJ doesn’t want to even have the big dinner, but Monica does not want to fight Tracy about it. Alice asks Monica to help her with the new scary cook and alone, AJ thinks back on his time with Edward and ELQ. The bell rings and AJ is excited to see Skye arrive. She is shocked he is alive. She is trying to be a good mother and AJ wants to try to be a good dad to Michael. Syke introduces her daughter Lila Ray to her grandma Monica. She is glad Skye is there. Ned walks in and is not happy to see AJ and encourages Lila Ray to escape. Skye and Lila Ray visit the mausoleum and Tracy is not happy to see her. Skye tells her blood does not make a family, love does. Back at the house AJ offers his hand for a truce but Ned is not having it. He apologizes to Monica for not being there more. She just wishes they could all get along. Tracy walks in and accuses AJ of killing Edward. Monica assures her she was the last one to see Edward alive. Ned stands up for Tracy but Monica snipes back. Alice comes in and asks if Skye is staying for Thanksgiving, but Tracy says absolutely not. A fight breaks out. Later, Heather breaks into the mansion and starts going through Edward’s desk. She finds his will and looks it over. She carelessly replaces it but Skye catches her before she leaves. Heather pulls a knife on Skye and tells her no one is going anywhere. Meanwhile, Michael arrives and screams for the Q’s to stop fighting. Aren’t they there for Edward? Elsewhere Skye screams and Heather bids the Q’s gobble gobble as she backs out of the house. Alice knocks out Heather from behind much to AJ’s amusement. It’s a traditional Q Thanksgiving after all! Steve and Olivia arrive as Heather is being hauled back to Ferncliff. Later, they all reminisce about their happy Thanksgiving memories from the past and toast to Edward. They realize the dinner has been ruined after Heather’s scuffle. The bell rings and Alice answers it. There are dozens of pizzas delivered despite the pizza parlor being closed. The ghost of Edward looks on as the Q’s sing fist as usual. The ghosts of Edward and Lila go off together as they renew their commitment to each other.
In Edward’s room Tracy tells him some good news to comfort him, including that she found her $18 million. Monica comforts Tracy as she grieves over Edward. Sam and Michael arrive with Danny and Tracy leaves. Michael tells Edward how much he admires him. Sam describes Danny and reveals that Danny really is Jason’s son. Edward reaches his hand out and Danny grabs his finger. Later, Sam apologizes to Monica for not telling her sooner. She wishes Jason was here to say goodbye. They leave and Monica is alone with Edward.
AJ arrives at Edwards’ room but he is too late. AJ cries over his body. Monica goes downstairs to tell everyone that Edward passed. He spoke one word clear as a bell before he died. Lila.