Full detailed profile on Michael Corinthos III Played by Chad Duell on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
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Michael Corinthos III
Actor: Chad Duell
Who played Michael Corinthos III over the years
Chad Duell (April 20, 2010 - present)
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* Recalled seeing Ric Lansing grab his mother when she went missing.
Current: Executive at ELQ Student
Michael has been the center of one battle after another since he was born. His mother, Carly, kept his paternity a secret, claiming that it was Jason rather than AJ who fathered her son. Jason stuck to the story to keep AJ from finding out.
Born with a serious heart condition, Michael needed immediate surgery and Jason made the life-saving decision and gave the doctors permission. Jason became a permanent part of Michael's life as the greedy Quartermaine's fought to get access to their newest heir.
When Michael's true paternity was finally revealed, a bitter custody battle ensued between Jason and the Quartermaines. The decision was joint-custody, but Jason feared that his profession would put Michael in harm's way, so he stepped aside.
With Sonny Corinthos marrying Carly, Michael was in jeopardy anyhow. The marriage between his mother and adoptive father was tumultuous, and Michael was always scheming to find ways to get them to reunite.
Michael and his siblings were kidnapped by the evil, Faith Roscoe, but with collective forces, including FBI agent, Reese Marshall, the children who were feared dead were all recovered safely.
When AJ was killed, Michael started having nightmares and imagined that he was the one who killed his biological father. A bout of therapy helped, and it turned out that he had only witnessed the deed.
In his young life, Michael has seen more than his share of violence and hatred. With a mob-boss father, there is always some sort of on-going crisis. Even his maternal grandfather, John Durant, used Michael as a tool to get a conviction against Sonny. Michael is a good older brother, and a loving son to both is parents, as well as Jax, his stepfather.
As his teen years drew near, Michael started to show some signs of wanting to be just like his (mobster!) father. He was caught buying a gun on the waterfront and went on to accidentally shoot his father's fiancee (Kate Howard) with it. She survived and he ultimately came clean about what he had done. Sonny felt responsible for it and tried to turn the page on his business life. He went 'legit' and focused only on his coffee importing business. On the night that he showed Michael his new business, Michael took a bullet in the head that was intended for his father.
Sonny was filled with guilt, but Carly just broke apart. Only after it became clear that their son would never recover from his brain injury did they move him to a long-term care facility in upstate New York.
Michael underwent a controversial operation, which enabled him to wake up from his coma. He had a hard time adjusting to life again and often reacted angrily and violently to situations. When Claudia kidnapped Carly and tried to take off with her baby, Michael swung an axe handle at her head, which killed her.
Carly, Jason and Sonny did their best to protect Michael from the cops and when Sonny was charged with her murder, Michael was sent to the island so he wouldn't confess. However, during Sonny's trial, Dante told the judge Michael was the one who shot Claudia.
Michael was sent to prison where he was menaced by fellow inmate Carter. Jason brokered a deal to be sent to prison so he could protect his nephew. Dante eventually got Michael released early, but not before the damage had been done.
Once free, Michael had trouble fitting in with kids his own age. Sam introduced him to a stripper, Abby, she met while working undercover and despite their age difference, they struck up a close friendship.
Michael saw Abby getting beaten up by her ex-boyfriend and pulled him off her, just as it seemed he was about to rape her. This caused all of his memories of Carter to come flooding to the surface and he eventually confessed to Jason and his mother that he was raped in prison.
Sonny Corinthos (adoptive father)
Carly Corinthos (mother)
Alan J. Quartermaine, Jr. (biological father - deceased)
John Durant (maternal grandfather - deceased)
Alan Quartermaine, Sr. (paternal grandfather)
Mike Corbin (adoptive paternal grandfather)
Adella Corinthos (adoptive maternal grandmother - deceased)
Bobbie Spencer (maternal grandmother)
Courtney Matthews (aunt - deceased)
Emily Quartermaine (aunt)
Dawn Winthrop (aunt - deceased)
Ric Lansing (adoptive uncle)
Jason Morgan (uncle)
Kristina Corinthos Davis (half-sister)
Morgan Stone Corinthos (half-brother)
Josslyn Jacks (half-sister)
Lesley Lu Spencer (second cousin)
Lucky Spencer (second cousin)
Ethan Lovett (second cousin)
Luke Spencer (great uncle)
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At the hospital, Anna, Michael, and Kiki find Ava missing from her room. Michael accuses Kiki of helping her get away. It comes out that Kiki knew Ava killed Connie. Kiki promises to let them know if she hears from Ava and tells Michael she's sorry. Michael isn't interested in her apologies and calls her names. Morgan appears. "Lay off of her!" They argue. Michael rants about them lying to him. Morgan is stunned to hear Ava's gone. Michael wonders if Morgan helped her escape. Michael gets physical and Kiki yells, "Stop!" Morgan insists he's done protecting Ava since he learned what she did to Connie. He even told Sonny where to find her. Michael leaves. Kiki thinks he's written them off. Morgan feels he'll come around. Kiki tells him she found him in bed with Rosalie.
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 Quartermaine mansion, Michael reveals he is changing his name to Quartermaine and proclaims they are his only family. Monica is thrilled, especially when Michael asks to move into the mansion. Ned also welcomes Michael into the family. Michael promises to live up to AJ’s name and get this company back on top of its game, especially after Tracy tried to destroy it. Tracy and Michael trade insults. Michael says Tracy put this family and the company at risk all for Larry Ashton. Larry says Jerry Jacks abducted him as well, but Michael suspects that Larry could be working with Jerry as a spy. Michael wonders what else besides Larry’s title is phony about him. Larry attacks Michael when Shawn walks in and breaks them up. Shawn delivers the recording to Michael as Sonny promised. Later Michael and Monica listen to the recording and console one another. However they are happy that they can finally prove that AJ didn’t kill Connie.