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.
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 Quartermaine's, both Michael and Kiki/Lauren wonder why they haven't told each other they were a Quartermaine. Morgan happily reiterates they are cousins and continues to be pleased at this new development. Michael is having a hard time believing this is happening. Franco knows he has issues but is unable to say what he needs to Kiki/Lauren to make her understand. He looks to Michael for help in explaining what happened and wants it known that he wasn't responsible for the rape. Morgan asks Michael, "What rape?" Michael didn't want him to find out this way; Morgan was young when it happened. Kiki/Lauren can't believe it's her father who is responsible. Michael tells her it's okay. Morgan wants everyone to back up a moment. He wonders how Kiki/Lauren knew about the rape already. Michael and Kiki/Lauren get defensive, which only worries Morgan more. The family leaves Morgan and Kiki/Lauren alone. She doesn't want him to worry about her and Michael. She leaves to get some beers. Franco stops Morgan from following her so they can talk alone. In the foyer, Michael snaps at AJ for not telling him his cousin was called Kiki. He leaves Michael alone for a moment with Kiki. She tells Michael the kiss never happened. AJ joins Franco and Morgan. They all agree no one can blame Carly and Sonny for wanting Franco dead. Morgan catches Michael and is sorry for what happened to him. Michael watches Kiki and Morgan retreat upstairs.
Kiki/Lauren breaks down at Michael's apartment. He holds her while she confesses her father is alive. Michael wants her to understand that their stories aren't so different after she tells him about her mother trying to keep her away from her father all her life. Kiki/Lauren believes Michael isn't helping her in her quest to blindly condemn her father. She decides she'll take his advice and give it a shot. While getting ready to leave, she kisses him to show thanks and things turn passionate. They pull themselves apart remembering they don't like each other and Kiki/Lauren rushes off to meet Morgan at the Quartermaine's.
Morgan's surprised when he realizes he's at the Quartermaine's. Alice confirms it is Kiki/Lauren's family's home and that the Quartermaine's still live there. It dawns on Morgan that Kiki/Lauren is a Quartermaine. He realizes Kiki/Lauren and Michael are cousins when he learns Franco is Kiki/Lauren's father. He laughs, relieved that he doesn't have to worry about Kiki/Lauren and Michael becoming an item. Alice becomes the confused one but is happy to learn he's little Morgan. Morgan gives her a great big kiss. In the living room, Tracy offers Franco a chance to get even with AJ by siding with her. Franco humors them, allowing both to share their horrid tales about each other. Franco likes Tracy's tales better and notes that she didn't try to kill him on the Haunted Star. She suggests that AJ might have been the one who tried to finish him off at the Metro Court. AJ sympathizes going through the same struggles as Franco about having their kids kept from them. He's certain an alliance between the two of them would be good for them and both their children. AJ offers Franco a chance at redemption over revenge and Tracy gets worried that Franco's sold on the offer. Alone, Tracy hears that Franco is thrilled to use AJ as a means to get a relationship with his daughter. She tries to convince him that she's been getting to know Kiki/Lauren and they both should do something to ensure her future with ELQ. She waits for Franco to shake on it when Alice brings Morgan in and introduces him as Kiki/Lauren's boyfriend. Franco's happy to meet his brother's namesake. AJ meets Lauren at the door when she arrives looking for Morgan. He wants to talk to her about her cousin but is interrupted by a call from Michael. Michael's upset about kissing Morgan's girlfriend. AJ requests that he come over and meet his cousin first. Kiki/Lauren joins the family and is surprised that Morgan knows them. He tells her Michael is one of them. Tracy leaves as AJ brings Michael in and introduces him to Kiki/Lauren, his cousin.