Luke Spencer Biography
Luke Spencer is an actor in the American television soap opera General Hospital actor, played by Anthony Geary from 1978 until his departure in July 2015. He holds the record for most Daytime wins for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Luke.
Spencer was the show’s fifth-most tenured character after Monica, Laura Spencer, Scott Baldwin, and Bobbie Spencer. He has been one of the most popular characters in daytime soap operas.
Luke Spencer Age
Luke was born on May 29, 1947. He is 72 years old as of 2019.
Luke Spencer Net Worth
According to many Online resources, Luke Spencer Roberts’s estimated net worth $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.).
Luke Spencer General Hospital
Luke Spencer is a fictional character on the popular ABC soap opera, General Hospital as Anthony Geary from November 20, 1978, to July 27, 2015, when Geary decided to retire. Geary made a guest appearance on May 4, 2017, for the departure of longtime costar Jane Elliot (Tracy).
Anthony Geary was originally hired for a 13-week stint on General Hospital on November 1978, which eventually grew into a full contract role. He had his first win in 1982 for being the outstanding lead Actor in a Drama Series. He left the show on December 27.
In 1991, Geary returned to General Hospital as Luke’s cousin. However due to public demand, the character was killed off and Geary resumed the role of Luke on October 29, 1993. Geary has had five winnings. The second win was in 1997 and 1998 for Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor, and his third was in 2000.
He received another nomination in 2003 and had his fourth win in 2004. When Geary won his fifth time in 2006, he set the record for most lead actor wins.Luke Spencer photo
Luke And Laura Spencer
Spencer and Laura’s webbers are fictional characters and the signature super couple from the American daytime drama General Hospital. Luke is portrayed by Anthony Geary, and Laura is portrayed by Genie Francis. Though other supercouples came before them, Luke and Laura are the best-known outside of the soap opera medium and are credited with defining the term supercouple and leading other soap operas to try to duplicate their success.
Despite having been raped by a drunken Luke, Laura falls in love with him. Originally, critics of the soap opera genre panned the choice of having a rape victim fall in love with her rapist, an example of forced seduction.
The unlikely pairing became popular in spite of Luke’s past misdeed when the story shifted to focus on love and redemption.
in November 16, 1981; the couple wed at the end of the hour-long show. The event was watched by 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history. Viewers watched as the show followed their marriage through two decades and gave them two children.
Today, their union still has a presence in fictional town Port Charles. In 1996, TV Guide included the wedding of Luke and Laura as part of its “100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History,” ranking it number 35. On Internet message boards, the couple is often referred to as “L&L” or “LnL” (for Luke and Laura).
Is Luke Spencer Coming Back To Gh
Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL were crushed when Anthony Geary announced his retirement and Luke Spencer made his exit from Port Charles In July of 2015. And although the actor had moved to Amsterdam, he made a brief appearance in May of 2017 to help usher Jane Elliot’s Tracy off the canvas when she, too decided to retire.
But could Luke make a real return to Port Charles someday? “I don’t rule anything out,” Geary confided to Soaps In Depth. “One of the things I’ve learned from being on the planet 70 years is to say ‘I don’t do this’ or ‘I don’t do that’ just limits your options. I try to keep an open mind about everything.”
Geary joined the cast of GH back in 1978, and the original planned 13-week stint was extended into a contract role that lasted for decades. He also racked up an impressive 16 Daytime Emmy Nominations during his career, taking home the trophy eight times. But all good things must come to an end, and he eventually packed his bags and moved to Amsterdam to enjoy his retirement.
“I don’t need to work, gratefully, so if I choose to do anything now, it will be for art, interest, love, or as a favor for a friend” Geary explained… “Not to have to make a living scratching and clawing your way to the top is such a relief. I think maybe I did that more than I realized.
At the time you’re doing it, you don’t realize what a battle you’re waging, how exhausting it is, and how much damage you can do. I look back on it all now and wonder how necessary it was for me to be so combative.