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)
Useful information on Michael Corinthos III
* 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 Tracy and Michael worry how to break it to Alice that she won’t get Rafe’s heart. Michael accuses Tracy of keeping Alice from telling him something, but Tracy doesn’t think now is the time to have a family squabble. He agrees but promises they’ll have this conversation soon. Tracy enters Alice’s room as Felix leaves and tells her there’s been a complication. She promises to find Alice a better heart but wants her to keep quiet about Tracy’s return to ELQ. Meanwhile. Liz takes care of Rafe in his room and despairs about his wasted life, like Jake. Sam enters and Liz offers to have another doctor turn off the machine so Silas doesn’t have to. Sam admits she doesn’t know what Silas needs any more. Liz heard about Nina moving in and Sam tells her that Silas accused Patrick of intentionally leaving Rafe brain dead. Sam wants to convince Silas that Patrick didn’t do it on purpose. Meanwhile, Silas tells Nina he heard her waking up with night terrors, shouting out Rafe’s name. She doesn’t want Silas to worry about her and promises they will get through it together. He wheels her to PT and leaves. Rosalie approaches and makes Nina jump. Nina admits if it weren’t for her Rafe would still be alive. Sam, Kiki – they all did her wrong. But not Rafe. Nina wants to confess everything to Silas. Rosalie accuses Nina of still being in love with Silas, so if she tells him now she will lose it all. Later, Silas enters Rafe’s room and Sam tells him his heart can’t be used for the transplant because of the heroin. Later, Liz and Felix catch up in the locker room. Felix is still shocked Britt put in a good word for her, even if it was to look good for Nik. He wonders how Liz would feel about Britt and Nik getting back together.
At the brownstone, Kiki and Morgan support each other about Alice and Rafe. Morgan says when he thinks about Alice, he punches a wall, so Kiki throws a glass at the fireplace. He rubs her shoulders and asks if she feels better. Michael walks in and offers the surprised pair a ride to the hospital. Kiki gets ready and Michael tells Morgan that Tracy is breaking the news about the heart to Alice as they speak. Michael knows it must be uncomfortable living here during the reno and is glad Morgan and Kiki have had each other to lean on. Morgan wonders if there’s something on Michael’s mind, but they are interrupted by Kiki and all leave for GH.
At the hospital, Dr. Obrecht corners Franco and tells him how great he's been for the pediatrics ward. He's happy to be contributing to society. He goes back to work. Meanwhile, Tracy is anxious for news about Rafe's heart. She tells Monica about it. Everyone tries to keep her calm. Down the hall, Kiki and Silas discuss the transplant. Rafe's blood-type is a match for Alice. She apologizes for the timing of this. He doesn't see what difference the timing would make and agrees to talk to Alice's people. When they find them, Silas says he's willing to donate his nephew's heart. Franco strolls into the middle of the conversation. They tell him to get lost and he comments on how rude the Quartermaines are. After he leaves, Silas says that Rafe had a good heart, in spite of any mistakes he made. Monica is optimistic that things will work out. Morgan is thrilled and gives Kiki a hug. Michael stares at them. When Monica and Silas start comparing Rafe and Alice's heart in his office, Obrecht interrupts and wonders what they are up to. They fill her in. "No death wasted," Obrecht declares as her motto. The doctors return to the family and tell them that Obrecht has signed off on the transplant. A moment later, Obrecht interrupts to declare there is a problem. She explains that Rafe tested positive to heroin and the hospital can't allow a transplant in that situation. In Rafe's hospital room, Nina thanks Rafe for helping her drive a wedge between Sam and Silas. His hand moves and he stares at her. She keeps herself calm, but Rafe revives and yanks the oxygen tube out of his mouth. He taunts her and threatens to expose her secrets. She yells threats until Franco interrupts. She snaps out of it. Rafe is still comatose. Franco tells her that he used to see and hear things too. He hopes she won't be destroying lives like he did but he assumes she's just under a lot of stress. He leaves as Silas arrives.