Full detailed profile on Scott Baldwin Played by Kin Shriner on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Kin Shriner
Who played Scott Baldwin over the years
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Useful information on Scott Baldwin
*Deep down, he's a good guy. Corrupt, but good.
Current: Special Investigator to the DA
Past: District Attorney of Port Charles
Past: Board Member of General Hospital
Past: Partered with Lucy Coe in a fashion business.
Past: owned a small legal practice with his (adoptive) father, Lee Baldwin
Scott came to Port Charles as a young boy with his mother, Meg after his father died. Meg married Lee Baldwin and a few years later Meg died. Scott went of to law school and Lee suffered the blow of losing another wife. His friend, Gail, was worried about Lee so she contacted Scott and asked him to come back to Port Charles to help his father. Scott was a young man when he returned to town and he fell in love with Laura Webber. They married but their happiness ended when his bride fell in love with a rogue of a man - Luke Spencer! Scott couldn't take it, so he left town and everyone thought he was gone for good, but he showed up just in time to catch Laura's bouquet at her wedding to Luke.
Scotty went on to have many affairs. He married a waitress named Susan Moore (Jason Morgan's birth mother) only to get his hands on her young son's trust fund from his wealthy, adulterer father, Alan Quartermaine. He left town again and then returned to town and had an affair with Lucy Coe, who was married to Alan Quartermaine. Lucy's marriage fell apart and she left Port Charles. This is when Scott met and married someone who truly mattered to him - Dominique Stanton. She developed a malignant brain tumor and everyone who knew them shared their heartache as she slowly slipped away. Before Dominique died, it was her last wish to give Scott a child and through Lucy Coe, she was able to. Lucy had returned to town and offered to be Scott and Dominique's surrogate mother. Daughter Serena was born and Scotty took off with her alone to live in Canada.
A few years later Scotty returned in a panic because Serena had been kidnapped and he suspected Lucy. He was wrong, but Lucy joined forces with him to try to find her. It turned out that Dominique's uncle Rex stole the little girl because he wanted some of her large inheritance from her mother. Lucy helped to deliver the ransom ($5 million worth of jewels that were sewn into a ball gown) and Serena was returned unharmed.
Through many trials and tribulations, Scott and Lucy fell in love and married. They adopted a daughter, Christina, but she was kidnapped and never returned. Lucy was so torn up with grief that their marriage fell apart and they divorced. Scotty helped her to legally adopted Serena, however, so they could still be somewhat of a family. Lucy decided to go into business making dresses and Scott backed her up financially. The business was fraught with disasters and finally Scott started to suspect foul play. Right about then, a savvy businessman named DV Bordisso came to Port Charles and offered to buy the dress business. He didn't take "no" for an answer very well and Lucy and Scott discovered the source of their bad luck. After looking into DV's past, Lucy was kidnapped and later when Scott rescued her, she had amnesia. The fighting with DV went on for a year or so, Psychiatrist Kevin Collins joined forces with Scott and Lucy and ultimately Scott was arrested for shooting DV. Scott was eventually cleared, but not before it came out that DV was his biological father.
Scott's former nemesis, Luke Spencer, was standing trial for the murder of Stefan Cassadine, and Scott was hired to be his attorney. Scott and Luke didn't get along well, but he did his best to do his job. Scott put Felicia Jones on the stand because he knew something didn't seem right about her "story". She was able to get Luke acquitted, but she had to admit that she and Luke had spent the night together on the night of the murder. Luke's wife (and Scotty's first wife!) Laura was devastated and ultimately divorced him. Scott wanted her to have a fresh start so he offered to buy her a cosmetics company to run, named Deception, but she went to Sonny Corinthos for financial backing instead. Scott was a great benefactor to Deception and eventually Laura started to explore her old feelings for him. Luke was never far off, however, and his presence in Laura's life caused problems for her (re)blooming relationship with Scott. The Spencer/Cassadine wars were heating up and Luke was concerned for Laura's safety from the evil Greek matriarch - Helena. Laura took her young daughter, Lulu, to live in South Carolina for a while. When she returned to Port Charles, Luke had gone missing, and then turned up with a toxin in his blood and Scott couldn't handle the way that Laura was catering to him. What followed was more of the Luke/Laura/Scott triangle until the Cassadines held Luke, Laura and several others hostage. Scott, Jax and Roy DeLuca ended up saving everyone and Scott even pulled Luke from the edge of a bottomless hole to safety.
Scott proposed to Laura, but she chose Luke. Lucy married Kevin Collins. And Scott became interested in one of his very first girlfriends - Bobbie Spencer. That didn't last long, however, because her daughter Carly was thought to have died in a car crash and she was grief-stricken. Later when Carly turned up alive, Scott was able to prove that her son Michael's father (AJ Quartermaine) staged her death. Bobbie was elated and she began to date Scott again.
Soon it was time for Luke and Laura's (2nd) wedding, and her step father, Rick Webber came back to town for the wedding. Scott and Rick shared an old secret that they both wanted to remain hidden. As a teenager, Laura had discovered Rick having an affair in the attic of the house they lived in and she accidentally killed his lover. Rick, a doctor, didn't want his step daughter to live with what she had done, so he injected her with a drug to make her forget it, and enlisted Scott to help him get rid of the body. At the time that Rick came back to town years later for Laura's wedding, Scott and Rick were concerned about her sudden flashes of memory from that night all those years ago. Luke became suspicious of their constant clandestine interactions. On the night before their wedding, he followed Laura up to the attic of her childhood home and found her rocking back and forth over Rick's dead body, and holding a heavy candlestick. Luke assumed that Laura had killed Rick and he swiftly took her away so that she wouldn't have to stand trial. Scott was able to track Luke down and arrest him for Rick's murder, although he had a taped confession from Laura. Luke knew it and knew that Laura's mental state was failing, so he opted to stand trial in order to protect her. Laura was sent away for mental illness and Luke was sentenced to life in prison. But he escaped.
Scott ran against Alexis Davis for D.A. At the time she was a pregnant with Sonny's baby, and single, and Scott used that against her in televised debates. "In bed with the mob" was his mantra, and Bobbie stopped dating him for his lack of ethics. Luke came back to town and went back to jail. Nikolas found Laura's taped confession and turned it over to Alexis, who finally had ammunition against her opponent in the D.A. race. She was able to convince Scott to drop the charges against Luke, but in turn, she had to back out of the election. And that is how Scott won his bid for District Attorney. (The first time he had the title, it was given to him by "hook or by crook").
Mobster Luis Alcazar was murdered and Scott put Brenda Barrett and Jason Morgan on trial for the crime -- as a way to get to Sonny. Somehow, they were found guilty and sent to prison even though they didn't do it. The real killer made anonymous public statements that cleared them and then Scott went after him. As it turned out, Alexis Davis killed Luis. She cleverly faked an alternate personality so that she would be declared incompetent to stand trial.
Scott continuously used his position to dole out punishments to his personal enemies. He would always try to take Sonny, Jason and Luke down, sometimes collaborating with Ric Lansing and eventually Luis Alcazar's brother Lorenzo. Ultimately, the department opened an Internal Affairs investigation against him and he took his daughter Serena and left town to avoid prosecution. But first, he faked his own death during the Port Charles hotel fire. On his way out of town, he taunted Luke by saying that he was going to go find Laura and take her with him.
Laura Spencer (divorced & engaged again)
Susan Moore (widower)
Dominique Stanton (widower)
Lucy Coe (divorced)
David Bordisso (biological father)
Lee Baldwin (adoptive father)
Gail Baldwin (adoptive step-mother
Meg Bentley (mother - deceased)
Thomas Baldwin Sr. (adoptive uncle)
Thomas Hardy Sr. (adoptive cousin)
Thomas Hardy Jr. (adoptive first cousin once removed)
Karen Wexler (daughter with Rhonda Wexler)
Serena Baldwin (daughter with Dominique,carried by surrogate Lucy Coe)
Christina Baldwin (adopted with Lucy Coe)
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At court, Bobbie slaps Scott. Diane warns Carly to keep quiet. Sonny talks to Carly. Diane jumps in and reminds Carly to stay quiet until she pleads not guilty. The press bug Bobbie and Scott. Scott has them removed. Bobbie tells Scott, "We're through." Court convenes and Carly pleads not guilty. Diane tells the judge she's not a flight risk and requests bail. Scott has no objection, but the judge denies bail. A recess is called. Bobbie assures Carly she'll care for Josslyn and they'll figure this out. Sonny tells Carly he's sorry. It's not his fault. Scott approaches Bobbie, who tells him, "Too little, too late." Sonny and Diane discuss a plan. Sonny wants to talk to Scott. Court reconvenes and Sonny is asked how he pleads. Bobbie and Carly, now outside the courtroom, worry about what's going on in there. The doors open. Sonny tells Carly she's going home. Diane and Scott emerge. Diane announces Sonny pled guilty. She trusts Scott will be lenient in sentencing. Scott tells her not to hold her breath. Sonny expresses love to Carly. Michael watches Sonny being taken away.
At the PCPD, Sonny yells from his cell for a lawyer and Alexis shows up. Sonny wants bail but she’s there to represent Duke. He says he can’t afford her and learns Lucy’s paying for it. Duke thinks Sonny needs her more than he does. Sonny wants Alexis to represent him. She explains that she can't since she's already representing Duke so it's a conflict of interest. She suggests he call Diane and leaves. Upstairs, Anna rants to Scott that his son went on a terrorist spree yesterday because of him. She asks if he knows where Franco is. Scott reads the letter Franco left for him to Anna. She asks for a warrant for his son's arrest. He agrees to get it done and leaves to make a copy of the letter. Duke is taken upstairs. He runs into Anna and wants to speak to her but she stomps off. Nathan runs in to tell Anna that his mom tipped him off about Nina and Franco. In the interrogation room, Duke tells lexis he's sure he's headed for jail. She tells him he can stay out if he rolls over on Sonny. Meanwhile, Carly reads the news about Sonny and hugs Morgan, apologetic for screwing up royally. She’s thankful he saved Sonny. She laments what happened to Michael. Morgan fills his mom in about what he knew and when. She apologizes for dragging him into this. They worry about Michael. She spots Scott and starts railing about his evil son. He's issued a warrant for his son... and her. She's arrested. Carly tells Morgan not to worry and look for the baby. Scott takes her down to the cells.