James DePaiva (Dr. David Bensch on General Hospital)

Current Character: Dr. David Bensch

Birthday: 1957-10-08

Birthplace: Born in Livermore, California

Height: 6'0"

Marital Status: Married to Kassie DePaiva


James DePaiva is an actor and director best known for his role of Max Holden on One Life to Live. He is married to fellow soap actress Kassie DePaiva, whom he met on the show. The couple has one son, James Quentin DePaiva. He also has a daughter, Dreama Marie, from a previous marriage.

After leaving OLTL as an actor, DePaiva began focusing on directing, and even directed episodes of OLTL and As the World Turns. Before getting into acting DePaiva was a musician, performing bass in a California band called Livewire. Later he studied drama along with fencing, ballet, and jazz dance. He is also a descendant of former U.S. President Andrew Johnson.

Career Highlights

General Hospital - Dr. David Bensch (July 5, 2017 - present)
Tainted Dreams – Eddy Parish (2016)
One Life to Live – Max Holden (1987 - 2007)

Awards & Acclaim

Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Hottest Male Star (1994)


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