Spencer family (General Hospital)

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Spencer family
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General Hospital family
Created by Douglas Marland
Introduced by Gloria Monty
Duration 1977—
First appearance December 1977

The Spencer family is a fictional family on the American soap opera General Hospital. The family is created by Douglas Marland and first introduced in 1977 when Bobbie Spencer arrives in Port Charles. Bobbie's brother, Luke arrived a year later in 1978. Supercouple Luke and Laura Spencer are part of this family, known for their romance and many adventures.[1] The Spencer family is characterized as an adventurous bunch, but many in the family have struggled with various types of substance abuse. They are known for their longstanding feud with the Cassadine family. The family is currently represented by: Lulu, Bobbie, Carly, Lucas, Valerie, Michael, Josslyn, Cameron, Jake, Aiden, Rocco and Charlotte. The Spencers are the owners of the Haunted Star yacht, which is a staple establishment in the Port Charles community.

Family Members[edit]

First generation[edit]

  • Timothy "Tim" Spencer (Anthony Geary)
    The father of Pat, Luke and Bobbie Spencer. He was married to Lena Eckert (Laura Wright). Tim was a dock worker and struggled with alcoholism. He was physically abusive to Lena and his children. After Lena died from a burst appendix, Tim walked out on his children never to be seen or heard from again.[2] It was revealed in 2015 that Lena died in 1963 when Luke accidentally hit her in the head with a bat while he was trying to defend her during a heated argument with Tim. Luke then killed his father in a fit of rage.
  • Ruby Spencer Anderson (Norma Connolly)
    Ruby is the younger sister of Tim. After Tim and Lena died, Pat sent Luke and Bobbie to Florida to live with Ruby. Ruby raised Luke and Bobbie in Florida, where she worked as a prostitute to support them. In 1979, she came to Port Charles, and got a job at General Hospital. After working at General Hospital for a while, she became the owner of Kelly's Diner. Ruby was surprised when hospital administrator Dan Rooney, who she assumed was involved with nurse Jessie Brewer, asked her out. Dan and Ruby dated for many years, but after many proposals, Ruby gently turned him down, claiming her past made her feel unworthy of him. Ruby dies in her sleep of natural causes in 1999.[3]

Second generation[edit]

  • Patricia "Pat" Spencer (Dee Wallace)
    Tim and Lena's oldest daughter. Only mentioned several times by Luke and Bobbie, not much is known about her.[4][5] She later revealed that she never went to Florida with Luke and Bobbie to keep their father and mother's deaths a secret. She had been diagnosed with MS when Luke and Bobbie found her again, and eventually died from the illness. She has one daughter named Valerie, whom she raised as a single mother in Philadelphia.
  • Lucas Lorenzo "Luke" Spencer Sr. (Anthony Geary)
    Tim and Lena's son, born around 1948.[2] He was characterized as street smart. He moved to Florida after his parents' deaths, and came back to Port Charles in 1978 as a con artist. He then became the owner of various businesses around Port Charles. Luke has three children: Lucky and Lulu Spencer, and Ethan Lovett. He left town in 2015 after Anthony Geary retired.[6]
  • Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman)
    Tim and Lena's youngest daughter, born in Port Charles on July 8, 1957. At the age of 14, she began working as a prostitute with her aunt Ruby, who worked in the same profession. Bobbie returned to Port Charles in 1977 working as a nurse and took a job at General Hospital. Bobbie has one biological child, Carly Corinthos, and two adopted children, B.J. and Lucas Jones.[7]

Third generation[edit]

  • Caroline Leigh "Carly" Corinthos (Laura Wright)
    Bobbie's daughter with John Durant, given up for adoption when Bobbie was a teenager. She was raised by adoptive parents, Frank and Virginia Benson, in Florida. Carly arrives in Port Charles in 1996, planning revenge on Bobbie for abandoning her. Carly and Bobbie had a rocky relationship but overtime, they have reconciled. Carly is the co-owner of the Metro Court Hotel. Carly has three children: Michael Corinthos, Morgan Corinthos, and Josslyn Jacks.[8]
  • Lucas Lorenzo "Lucky" Spencer Jr. (Jonathan Jackson)
    Luke's son with Laura Webber. He was born in 1985 and, as a child, lived with his parents on the run from mobster Frank Smith. He took part in many of his parents' adventures. In 1999, he was presumed dead in a fire, but was really being held captive by Helena Cassadine. Helena brainwashed Lucky against his parents, but he later broke free. As an adult, Lucky became a police detective. Lucky has three children: Cameron Spencer, Jake Spencer, and Aiden Spencer. Lucky left town in 2011 and moved to Ireland.[9]
  • Barbara Jean "B.J." Jones (Brighton Hertford)
    Bobbie's adopted daughter with Tony Jones, born in 1986. She's the daughter of Tony and Tania Roskov, and was named Barbara Jean in honor of Bobbie, who helped deliver her. Tania was killed soon after she was born, and B.J. was adopted and raised by Bobbie and Tony. B.J. dies in 1994 after a school bus accident left her brain dead. Her heart was donated to her cousin, Maxie Jones, who was suffering from Kawasaki syndrome.[10]
  • Ethan Lovett (Nathan Parsons)
    Luke's son with Holly Sutton, born from an affair between the two. He was raised in Australia by adoptive parents Frank and Carol Lovett, until they died when he was 15. He arrived in Port Charles in 2009 searching for his birth father, who he believed was either Luke or Robert Scorpio. Over time Ethan developed relationships with his family. He worked as a bartender at the Haunted Star before leaving town in 2012.[11]
  • Valerie Spencer (Brytni Sarpy)
    Pat's daughter, whom she raised as a single mother in Philadelphia. She is first introduced in 2015 when Lulu and Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) go searching for Pat. Valerie didn't realize her mother had siblings or extended family.[12] Following Pat's death, Valerie moved to Port Charles to be with her new family and works as PAA at the PCPD.
  • Lucas Stansbury Jones (Ryan Carnes)
    Bobbie's adopted son with Tony Jones. Lucas is the biological son of Julian Jerome and Cheryl Stansbury. Lucas was initially believed to be the son of Robert Scorpio. Bobbie bought him illegally, but was later forced to give him back to Cheryl. After Cheryl's death, Lucas was adopted by Bobbie and Tony. Lucas works as a doctor at General Hospital. Lucas is gay, and married to his colleague Brad Cooper.[13]
  • Lesley Lu "Lulu" Spencer (Emme Rylan)
    Luke's daughter with Laura Webber, born onscreen August 8, 1994. She was raised by her grandmother, Lesley Webber. As a teen, Lulu was rebellious and acted out against her father for not being present in her life. She got involved with Dillon Quartermaine and became pregnant, but had an abortion. Lulu is the co-owner of the Haunted Star. She is married to Dante Falconeri. Lulu has a son Rocco Falconeri, and a daughter, Charlotte Cassadine.[14]

Fourth generation[edit]

  • Michael Corinthos III (Chad Duell)
    Carly's son with A.J. Quartermaine, who was adopted and raised by Sonny Corinthos at a young age. A.J., Sonny, and Carly all battled for custody of Michael when he was young. Michael was shot and left in a coma for a year, and was also kidnapped due to the fighting between his parents. Michael eventually built a relationship with A.J. when he was an adult, but still considers Sonny his father.
  • Morgan Stone Corinthos (Bryan Craig)
    Carly's son with Sonny Corinthos. He was born onscreen in 2003 and SORASed several times. He was raised by Carly and her ex-husband, Jasper Jacks, primarily due to Carly not wanting the mob to influence Morgan's life. Morgan later believed that his own parents preferred Michael over him, and developed a resentment towards them. He was briefly married to Kiki Jerome. Morgan suffered from bipolar disorder, just like Sonny. He was killed in a car bombing.[15]
  • Josslyn John Jacks (Eden McCoy)
    Carly's daughter with Jasper Jacks, born onscreen November 3, 2009.
  • Cameron Steven Spencer (Michael Leone)
    Lucky's adopted with Elizabeth Webber. He is the biological son of Elizabeth and Zander Smith.[16] Cameron is named after Zander's father, Cameron Lewis, and Elizabeth's brother Steve Webber.[17] Though Lucky never legally adopts Cameron, he is the only father Cameron has ever known.[18]
  • Jacob Martin "Jake" Spencer (Hudson West)
    Lucky's legal son with Elizabeth Webber, born onscreen in 2007. He is the biological son of Elizabeth and Jason Morgan, but Lucky is listed as his father. Jake was presumed dead in 2011 after a hit-and-run accident left him brain dead. In July 2015, it was revealed that Jake is alive and was reunited with his family. Jake is now raised by Elizabeth and Jason, since Lucky left town.
  • Aiden Spencer (Jason David)
    Lucky's only biological son with Elizabeth Webber, born onscreen in 2010. He was originally believed to be the son of Nikolas Cassadine.
  • Rocco Falconeri (O’Neill Monahan)
    Lulu's son with Dante Falconeri, born onscreen in 2013. The child is carried by Dr. Britt Westbourne, who steals Dante and Lulu's embryos and tries to pass the infant off as Patrick Drake's. When Rocco is born, Britt raises him as her own son. However, the truth comes out, and Rocco is returned to Dante and Lulu.
  • Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)
    Lulu's daughter with Valentin Cassadine. The child is carried by Claudette Beaulieu. Charlotte was raised by Valentin and Claudette, until Claudette left with Charlotte, and went on the run for several years. When Claudette leaves Port Charles, Charlotte is left behind, where Valentin finds her. Lulu did not know about Charlotte's existence or her birth.

In-Laws[edit]

Family tree[edit]

Legend

Lines Boxes
  • Dashed = Romance/Marriage
  • Solid = Child
Character is currently on the Show
Character not on the Show
Character is deceased or presumed dead
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruby Anderson
 
Tim Spencer
 
Lena Eckert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pat Spencer
 
Unnamed father
 
Laura Webber
 
Luke Spencer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holly Sutton
 
 
 
 
Tony Jones
 
Bobbie Spencer
 
John Durant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valerie Spencer
 
Lucky Spencer
 
Elizabeth Webber
 
Valentin Cassadine
 
Lulu Spencer
 
Dante Falconeri
 
Ethan Lovett
 
B. J. Jones
(adoptive)
 
Lucas Jones
(adoptive)
 
A. J. Quartermaine
 
Carly Benson
 
Sonny Corinthos
 
 
Jasper Jacks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aiden Spencer
 
Cameron Spencer
 
Jake Spencer
 
Charlotte Cassadine
 
Rocco Falconeri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Corinthos
 
Morgan Corinthos
 
Josslyn Jacks

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Which Spencer Are You?". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wendy Riche (Executive producer); Claire Labine (Head writer) (January 30, 1995). General Hospital. Season 31. ABC. Luke: The last time I saw my father I was seven years old. We had no food, no heat, only a half-empty bottle of cheap scotch. My mother had just died from a burst appendix, in front of my eyes. My father took one look around, polished off the bottle, and walked out on me, my three-year-old sister, and my mother’s body. So don’t tell me I don’t know what you’re going through. 
  3. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Ruby Anderson | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  4. ^ Mentioned in a 1978 episode
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUpcqmp9Y-k
  6. ^ a b "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Luke Spencer | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  7. ^ a b c "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Bobbie Spencer | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  8. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Caroline "Carly" Leigh Jacks | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  9. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles |Lucky Spencer | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  10. ^ Ciaccia, Maria. "The Death of B. J. Jones". About.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  11. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Ethan Lovett | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  12. ^ "GH CASTS A NEW SPENCER!". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Lucas Jones | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  14. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Lesley Lu "Lulu" Spencer | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  15. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Morgan Stone Corinthos | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  16. ^ Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer); Robert Guza, Jr. and Charles Pratt, Jr. (Head writers) (May 11, 2004). General Hospital. Season 41. American Broadcasting Company. 
  17. ^ Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer); Robert Guza, Jr. (Head writer) (April 1, 2008). General Hospital. Season 45. General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 4/1/08. American Broadcasting Company. Elizabeth: Cameron Steven Webber, what are you doing? Give this to me. You know you're not supposed to be playing with them. I'm sorry. 
  18. ^ Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer); Robert Guza, Jr. (Head writer) (October 17, 2007). General Hospital. Season 44. GH Transcript Wednesday 10/17/07. American Broadcasting Company. Diane: Custody, or even visitation of Cameron is off the table. Cameron is not Lucky's son, legally or biologically, so Lucky has no rights, whatsoever as far as Elizabeth’s oldest son is concerned. 
  19. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Laura Spencer | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  20. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Tracy Angelica Quartermaine | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  21. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Anthony Jones | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  22. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Stefan Cassadine | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  23. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Alan James "A.J." Quartermaine, Jr. | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  24. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr. | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  25. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Lorenzo Alcazar | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  26. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Jasper Jacks | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  27. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Elizabeth Imogene Webber | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  28. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Siobhan McKenna | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  29. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Dante Falconeri | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  30. ^ "About GH: Who's Who in Port Charles | Lauren Katherine "Kiki" Jerome | General Hospital @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.