Full detailed profile on Anthony Zacchara (deceased) Played by Bruce Weitz on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
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Anthony Zacchara (deceased)
Actor: Bruce Weitz
Who played Anthony Zacchara (deceased) over the years
Bruce Weitz (Nov 2007 - May 12, 2012)
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* He was a mob boss known for taking out the entire families of his enemies.
Past: Mob boss.
Anthony is the crazy former head of the Zacchara mob family. When Johnny was a young boy, he shot at his son out of jealousy, but hit his wife instead, killing her. Over the years, Anthony became controlling of Johnny and abusive towards his daughter Claudia. Anthony has also had a long battle with Sonny.
During his early days in Port Charles, Anthony terrorized guests at the Black and White ball. For his grand finale he jumped off a ledge as Jason shot him. He was paralyzed for a brief time. He also ended up in Shadybrook for awhile but managed to be released.
Anthony continued his reign of terror which included shooting Kate and forcing Sonny to marry Claudia for business reasons. This didn't prevent Anthony from continuing to abuse his daughter, as he kidnapped Claudia and strapped her to a bomb. Sonny of course saved her though. Anthony was then arrested and sent to Pentonville.
While in prison, Anthony continued to pull strings and wreak havoc on those in Port Charles. However, when Michael was sent to prison for Claudia's murder, Jason brokered a deal with him. Jason promised that Johnny would remain unharmed on the outside, as long as Michael was kept safe on the inside.
Anthony was eventually released from prison, but found himself butting heads with his son Johnny, who had taken over the organization. He spent much of his freedom advising his son, trying to get at Sonny and blackmailing Tracy into marrying him.
Anthony was revealed to be Johnny’s grandfather, not father, and that he used his daughter Claudia to sleep with mobster Gino Soleito to pay off a debt. Johnny cut ties with Anthony, who then tried to leave Port Charles when he learned Sonny was after him. Anthony’s tires were shot out and he crashed into the car of Starr Manning, causing the death of her boyfriend Cole and their daughter.
Anthony overheard Tracy plotting his murder with Luke Spencer he demanded Johnny for help. Instead, Johnny confessed to shooting out Anthony’s tires before shooting him in the gut. Anthony begged for his life but Johnny finished him off and he died on May 31, 2012. Tracy found Anthony’s body in the boathouse and assumed Luke killed him. Luke thought Tracy did it. The body disappeared and Heather Webber was eventually revealed to have buried the body to save Luke. Anthony’s ghost haunted Johnny until he confessed for causing the accident that killed Starr’s baby.
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Loading a gun in his office, Johnny thinks that as long as Kate doesn’t remember, no one will know. Anthony appears and lays out three options: tell Starr the truth, kill Connie or run. He can’t run because he does not want to lose Carly. Anthony tells Johnny they are over, she just doesn’t know it yet. Johnny throws his drink and sees the camera. He rips it off the wall and realizes he is on the hook for everything – Cole, Starr, Hope. He is good and screwed. His door knocks and Todd comes in.
Heather is driving down the road with Anthony’s body, listening to hip hop music. It is raining hard, but she is just chatting with the body, glad she is able to take care of Luke. He is lucky to have her in his life and will soon realize they belong together - as long as no one finds the body. Suddenly, the cops are behind her. She pulls over and pushes Anthonys’ face into a smile. The cop tells them the road is closed and to turn around. Driving again, she brags a bit about killing Maggie but wants to hurry because his body won’t bury itself.