Brad Maule

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Brad Maule (born October 11, 1951) is an American actor best known for his longtime role as Dr. Tony Jones on the American television serial General Hospital, which he played from 1984 until February 2006.

Biography[edit]

Maule was born in Rotan, Texas, and grew up on a farm, being educated at one of the last remaining country schools (which had an enrollment of 150 students in 12 grades). When he was 18, he recorded his first album. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating cum laude with a B.F.A. in theater. Soon after he journeyed to Los Angeles to get into the acting profession, where he was cast in many productions.

Maule first joined the cast of General Hospital in 1984, cast as Dr. Tony Jones, the brother of Frisco Jones (played by Jack Wagner (actor)). Maule's character was initially to die after a year on the show and Maule was to be written off the show, however, due to a campaign of fan letters, the powers that be decided to keep Maule on the show. Maule remained on the show on contract from 1984–2000, earning two Daytime Emmy nominations in the process in 1995 and 1997. However, in 2000, the show took Maule off-contract and he remained on the show in a recurring capacity until 2006 when his character was finally killed off. During his run on General Hospital, Maule also guest starred on the spin-off series, Port Charles on numerous occasions.

In addition to his many years on "General Hospital," his television credits include guest-starring roles in Three's Company, The White Shadow, Too Close for Comfort and Charlie's Angels. He also guested on "Malibu," an ABC miniseries. He is also a talk show co-host, having shared the duties on "A.M. Los Angeles," "Home," and Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee, among others.

Also a songwriter and singer, he first joined The Serendipity Singers, and toured the country with them. He also spent a year singing back-up in Hawaii for the popular performer, Don Ho. Eventually he sang back-up for Bobby Gentry and Jim Nabors. During his first year on General Hospital, Brad showed off his singing skills in a scene where he beautifully sang "Not a Day Goes By".

His first album of country-western music, called "Livin' It Up," received popular acclaim; and he now has another CD/video on the market, titled "Chameleon." Most recently, Brad performed two songs, one of which he wrote, on "The Music of General Hospital."

February 2007 sees the release of the film "Within Us", in which he plays Preston Reynolds, a corrupt and greedy businessman. The movie also stars fellow actors Derek Wayne Johnson (who also wrote and directed the film) and Donnie Pitchford. Brad gives a critically acclaimed performance in this movie about the tragedies of mental illness and its effects on the victims and their families. The Stephen F. Austin State University produced this film, which will be available on DVD. Another film that the SFA came out with was "Live Forever", which is about a middle-aged son caring for his dad who's suffering from Alzheimer's. Brad also gives an equally impressive and emotional performance as Richard. He is also currently teaching in the film department at Stephen F. Austin State University. He also does a morning talk radio show on KSFA 860 AM and you can also listen online at ksfa860.com. Brad is a father of 2 grown up children, Lily and Hunter.

Acting Roles[edit]

Selected performances[edit]

  • At the Westwood Playhouse, he starred in Billy Barnes' musical revue, "Movie Star," for seven months.
  • He portrayed Hamlet in "Somethin's Rockin' in Denmark" at the Odyssey Theater Ensemble in Los Angeles.
  • Headlined at the famed Palomino Club in Los Angeles.
  • Sang the Oscar-nominated "Arthur's Theme" on the "American Music Awards" telecast
  • Sang on The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show and The John Davidson Show.

Awards[edit]

  • In 1983, he won the DramaLogue Award for his performance in the two-character musical, Stephen Sondheim's "Marry Me a Little."

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