Full detailed profile on Mike Corbin Played by Ron Hale on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Ron Hale
Who played Mike Corbin over the years
Ron Hale (1995 - present)
Useful information on Mike Corbin
*Mike left Sonny's mother when he was a little boy.
Current: Manager of Kelly's Diner
Past: Co-owner of the Recovery Room pub
Past: Maître'd at Luke's Blues Club
Mike came to Port Charles as a seedy character. Luke hired him to work in the blues club that he co-owned with Sonny. As it turned out, Mike is Sonny's long-lost father and he came to town to try to mend fences. That was no easy task because Sonny grew up resenting the father who abandoned him and his mother - leaving them open to the abuse of her new husband, Deke. Over the years, Mike continued to reach out to Sonny and Sonny kept pushing him away.
A very pregnant Carly Benson asked Sonny's right-hand man, Jason Morgan, to pose as the father of her baby. Then she left town to deal with her severe case of post partum depression. Sonny had left the country for a while, so Jason asked Mike to take the role of the baby's godfather. Mike looked forward to having a chance to finally be a positive influence in a little boy's life. Jason named the baby Michael, after Sonny (Sonny's given name is Michael Corinthos Jr. and Mike's name is Michael Corinthos Sr. but he changed it to Mike Corbin years ago.)
Mike became a key player when Ned Ashton, Alexis Davis, Chloe Morgan and Jasper Jacks needed someone to marry Chloe's Aunt Gertrude in order to keep her too busy to get her hands on Chloe's inheritance. Mike was a single and charming man, so he fit the bill. Mike insisted on a huge sum of money for his services, but even that didn't end up to be enough after he spent some time with the very obnoxious Gertrude. Besides, Mike's 'heart was already spoken for - he was growing close to Tammy Hansen. She was an ex-hooker who turned her life around and was running Kelly's Diner.
Mike never quite got ahead of his extensive gambling addiction, and often relies on Sonny to bail him out of debt. Sonny always made Mike feel even more like a loser and one time in particular, Mike didn't want to deal with it. So, he went to a loan shark instead. The loan shark ended up being affiliated with an arch enemy of Sonny's, named Joseph Sorel. Sonny's became a marked man because of Mike's debt and Carly threw herself in the middle of the mess, making it worse - of course! She ended having to marry Sonny to keep from testifying against him. Mike felt so badly about his negative affect on those around him that he went into hiding. Carly sensed that losing Mike again was hurting Sonny, so she set out to find him. He was in a broken down old apartment on Cortland Street. Carly financed his situation so that he could come back to the better side of Port Charles and continue to build his relationship with Sonny, as well as Tammy.
Tammy eventually moved on. Then one of his old flames named Janine Matthews showed up in town to scam Edward Quartermaine out of some of his cash. It wasn't until her daughter Courtney came looking for her that her past with Mike Corbin came to light. Courtney, who grew up without her father, ran into Mike and recognized him from old photographs. He was her father! He had left Janine and young Courtney behind when his gambling took over his life - although he loved them greatly. (Just as he'd loved Sonny and his mother years before.) Janine wasn't pleased to see him again, but Courtney longed to build a relationship with her father so she stayed in Port Charles. Plus, she had a half brother (Sonny) to get to know too. She eventually died just after giving birth to Nikolas Cassadine's son, Spencer.
Mike now runs Kelly's diner and often lends advice born of a lifetime of experience to the younger set such as Georgie, Lulu, Dillon and Maxi. Mike remains an ally to Carly, Jason and even Sonny when he's feeling up to it. He thrives in his relationships with his grandchildren.
Adela Corinthos (divorced)
Sonny Corinthos (son; with Adella)
Courtney Matthews (daughter with Janine)
Michael Morgan Corinthos III (grandson via adoption)
Kristina Adela Corinthos Davis (granddaughter)
Morgan Stone Corinthos (grandson)
Baby Girl McCall (granddaughter- deceased)
Spencer Cassadine (grandson)
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Milo brings a drunk Max and Diane into Sonny's house, interrupting Dante and Lulu's announcement. Sonny orders Diane out, but she wants to know what's going on. The room clears out leaving Diane to explain to Alexis she is no longer representing Sonny. She suggests Alexis represent him. Alexis balks, as Diane explains she is now focusing on her gossip column instead of law. She summons Max and leaves so Alexis and Sonny can work out the details, but Alexis flees. Later, Ethan arrives, as Olivia gets dizzy again and heads home. Alexis helps Kristina bypass Sonny so she can say goodbye to Ethan alone. In the foyer, Ethan gives Kristina a bracelet and encourages her to take full advantage of her opportunities at Yale, including boys. She says she'll give the guys a chance, but in her heart she'll be waiting for him. Later, Michael tells Abby it was two years ago that he killed Claudia. Sonny happens by and overhears Michael say it will never be over for him and that he still dreams about her. Sonny makes a call, as Kristina says her final goodbyes to everyone. Alone with Michael, Dante urges his brother not to help Sonny cover up the truth.
Sonny stops by Kelly's and Mike assumes it's because he is hoping to see Brenda. Sonny fills Mike in on what's going on with her and that she turned him down when he tried to rekindle their relationship. Sonny says he has to do what Brenda wants and stay away. Mike is impressed noting Sonny staying away from Brenda is like him staying away from the hottest game in town with a pocket full of cash. Once Sonny has left, Dante walks in and finds his mother at a table. She invites Dante to bring Lulu over for dinner at Johnny's tonight. Dante thinks their interpersonal relationships are too weird and declines. She lays a guilt trip on him and he says he will think about it. Later, Michael stops in and finds Abby studying. They talk about school and he says he's not going to college because he's an ex-con. Abby thinks there's a way, but he's sick of people buying his way into life. She doesn't want him to throw away his future because he hates where he is now.