December 6, 1953 |
New York, New York, U.S.
Kin Shriner (born December 6, 1953) is an American dramatic actor, best known for his portrayal of Scott Baldwin on the ABC soap opera General Hospital (1977–93, 2000–04, 2007–08, 2013–) and its spin-off Port Charles (1997–2001).
Shriner and his twin brother, actor Wil Shriner, were born in New York, New York to the late Eileen "Pixie" McDermott and Herb Shriner, a popular television personality. The boys' parents died in an automobile accident when the twins were teenagers, after which the brothers moved to Texas to live with their grandmother.
Shriner was employed by Fuller Brush as a door-to-door salesman before becoming an actor. He was originally cast as Scott Baldwin on General Hospital in 1977, the role in which he is best known for playing. In the fall of 1980, he left General Hospital and immediately began playing Jeb Hampton, on the NBC daytime soap opera Texas. He left that role in 1981. He soon returned to General Hospital where he remained until 1983, returning again from 1987-1993. In between those stints, he appeared on the short-lived syndicated daily soap Rituals as hero Mike Gallagher. He played Dr. Brian Carrey on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful from 1994 to 1995. In 1997, he once again returned to playing Scott Baldwin, but this time on General Hospital's spin-off Port Charles. Port Charles was set in the same fictional city as General Hospital, Port Charles, New York, and featured many of the same characters. In 2000, Shriner returned to General Hospital and quit appearing on Port Charles the next year. He left General Hospital again in 2004. That same year he appeared as Harrison Bartlett on The Young and the Restless. In 2005, he joined the cast of As the World Turns playing the role of Keith Morrissey until leaving the role in 2006. He returned to General Hospital in 2007 and left the series again in 2008. In 2013, he returned to General Hospital where he has remained since. In 2011, he served as a temporary fill-in for fellow actor Ted Shackleford on The Young and the Restless. Shriner played Shackleford's role of Jeffrey Bardwell until September 2011, while he was unavailable.
Shriner was first cast as Scott Baldwin on General Hospital in 1977. He has left the program several times to play different roles on other soap operas, for short periods of time. He is best known for playing Scott Baldwin on General Hospital over all other roles he has played. He still appears as a regular cast member on General Hospital to date. He holds the distinction of being one of only a few actors that have appeared on the same scripted television program in the same role for 5 consecutive decades.
Plans to spin off General Hospital were announced in December 1996. ABC had previously passed on the idea of a GH spin off proposed by former head writer, Claire Labine. Tentatively titled GH2, the series was set to revolve around interns at the medical school across from General Hospital. Wendy Riche, executive producer of General Hospital, was hired to fill the same role for the new series. Riche said of the new show, "This will be a multigenerational show, which is the kind of drama we've always done at GH". It was later announced that the series would be titled Port Charles, after the fictional city the series are set, and would star Jon Lindstrom and Lynn Herring, playing their roles from GH. The series premiered with a two-hour prime time special, that aired on June 1, 1997. It started in its regular timeslot, the following day, replacing the canceled The City. The series also featured the return of General Hospital characters Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), and Karen Wexler (Jennifer Hammon). After the series premiered, it was unclear if Lindstrom, Herring, and Shriner would remain with the series. It was later confirmed the actors would stay on the show.
- n.b. for credit listings reference
|1976||The Six Million Dollar Man||Friend||Episode: "A Bionic Christmas Carol" (S 4:Ep 11)|
|1977||Baa Baa Black Sheep||C-47 Pilot||Episode: "W*A*S*P*S" (S 1:Ep 22)|
|1977||Eight Is Enough||Michael||Episode: "The Gipper Caper" (S 1:Ep 9)|
|1977||General Hospital||Scott "Scotty" Baldwin #6||1977–1980, 1981–1983, 1987–1993, 1998, 2000–2004, 2007–2008, 2013-|
|1977||The Waltons||Town Boy #2||Episode: "The Stray" (S 6:Ep 2)|
|1984||The Love Boat||Guest star||Episode: "Love Is Blind/Baby Makers/Lady & The Maid/Luise Rainer" (S 7:Ep 22)|
|1988||Monsters||Merrick||Episode: "Sleeping Dragon" (S 1:Ep 8)|
|1991||Full House||Sheriff||Episode: "The Wedding, part 2" (S 4:Ep 19)|
|1995–1996||The Bold and the Beautiful||Dr. Brian Carey|
|1996||Baywatch Nights||Miles Harrington||Episode: "Thin Blood" (S 1:Ep 12)|
|1997||Port Charles||Scott "Scotty" Baldwin #6||1997–2000, 2001|
|1998||Melrose Place||Waiter||Episode: "Not Quite All About Eve" (S 7:Ep 11)|
|2003–2006||Justice League Unlimited||Green Arrow/Oliver Queen||Voice|
|2004||The Young and the Restless||Harrison Bartlett|
|2005–2006||As the World Turns||Keith Morrissey|
|2011||The Young and the Restless||Jeffrey Bardwell||Replaced Ted Shackleford for 6 months|
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