Gerald Anthony

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Gerald Anthony
Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli

(1951-07-31)July 31, 1951
DiedMay 28, 2004(2004-05-28) (aged 52)
Resting placeCalvary Catholic Cemetery,[1] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1977–2004
SpouseBrynn Thayer (m. 1981; div. 1983)

Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli (July 31, 1951 – May 28, 2004) was an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Anthony was born Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli,[2] the son of Italian immigrants[3] had roles and appearances on many shows such as Another World and L.A. Law.

He may be best-remembered for his role as Marco Dane on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he played from 1977–86, and from 1989–90, and on fellow ABC serial General Hospital in 1992.

Marco arrived in Llanview as a low-life pimp and pornographer who was only supposed to last for 8 days, but Anthony's offbeat look as well as his impassioned performances and electric chemistry with co-star Judith Light (Karen Wolek) made him such a fan favorite that only a few months after producers killed off Marco in 1978 they revealed the real victim was Marco's heretofore unknown brother, Mario Corelli. Anthony was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 1982,[4] and won for Marco on General Hospital in 1993.[5]

During his absences from daytime, Anthony had many guest-starring roles on television and a recurring role as kind-hearted Father Pete Terranova on Wiseguy from 1988–89.[6] Anthony also directed an independent film, Twisted, and episodes of All My Children.

He continued to appear sporadically in primetime; in early 2003 he played a bit part on As the World Turns; when asked why he had not returned to daytime sooner, he said "no one asked me."


Anthony was married to his One Life to Live co-star Brynn Thayer from 1981–83.


Anthony died by suicide on May 28, 2004 at age 52 in Butler, New Jersey.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Secret of the Ice Cave Geiger
1991 To Die Standing Thurmond
1997 Stag Ed Labenski
2004 She Hate Me Mr. Jennings (final film role)


  1. ^ "Search Burial Records". The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "ABC soap stars to appear at Westbook mall". Elyria Chronicle Telegram. October 5, 1979. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Small, Michael (6 September 1982). "Soap Stars Jerry Anthony and Brynn Thayer Have Two Lives to Live, and Live Them Together – Vol. 18 No. 10". Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  4. ^ 1982 Emmy Winners & Nominees Archived January 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ 1993 Emmy Winners & Nominees Archived 2009-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Carter, Alan (June 25, 1989). "From Pimp To Priest". chicagotribune. Chicago Tribune. New York Daily News. Retrieved November 11, 2017.

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