General Hospital celebrates Father’s Day soon and we’re saluting Brad Cooper (Parry Shen) and four others. Before you scream about Brad, read why he made the list. And remember this. Although there have been many fathers over the decades of GH, we chose from current dads on the show now to limit the field. So we chose Brad and a few more to round out the handful of dads to celebrate from the ABC soap. Take a look at who we chose and why. Then see what you think. And most of all, be sure to hug the dad (or dads) in your life on their big day.
General Hospital’s Godfather Sonny Corinthos Is a Do-It-All Dad
The first father on our list of GH dads is Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard). Over the years, Sonny has been both villain and savior to his children. There is no doubt that he loves them. However, his love can sometimes be a bit suffocating. Sonny has five children. Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell), Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig), Kristina Corinthos (Lexi Ainsworth) and Avery Jerome-Corinthos ( Ava and Grace Scarola).
Plus, he’s got a little one on the way with Carly Corinthos. And he’s an active and involved stepdad to Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy). And let’s not forget his daughter Avery Corinthos (Scarola Twins) with Ava Jerome (Maura West). Sonny proved time and again that he will do whatever it takes to keep his kids safe. Even when they’re angry at him, he does all he can to protect them. That ranks him as a dad you’d want rooting for you on General Hospital.
Julian Jerome Wants Desperately to Be a Great Dad on GH
The next General Hospital dad we’re offering for consideration is Julian Jerome (William deVry). Fans know Julian as a man with a troubled relationship with his two oldest kids Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes). He didn’t get raise them and only got to know them as adults. Since then, they’ve been hot and cold with him as he’s angered them. But even when they didn’t like him, he loved them and wanted the best for them.
His actions have caused the relationships with Sam and Lucas have been strained or nonexistent more often than not. Julian Jerome holding a knife on Sam’s mother Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) on GH certainly didn’t help things. But he’s also fought hard to spend time with them and with youngest son Leo Falconeri. Finally, he won trust from Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) to see his little one. Now, he’s busy protecting his son and his grandson in the baby swap, even though Lucas doesn’t know it on General Hospital.
I wonder how old Leo will be by the time Julian sees him again..teenager? pic.twitter.com/Sf6Xm0qUZC
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) June 14, 2019
Drew Cain – Best Amnesiac Dad on General Hospital
The fourth father from GH that made our list is an interesting choice because he doesn’t know his own past. But Drew Cain (Billy Miller) sure knows how to be a great dad. He’s an excellent father to Scout and also to the teenaged son Oscar Nero (Garren Stiff) that he loved and lost. Plus, don’t forget, he acted as a dad to Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) kids and then when he found out he wasn’t their real dad because he wasn’t Jason, he stepped up to be a great uncle.
First, Drew was a de facto stepdad to Liz’s kids when they were together. Then when he was told he was Jason, he stepped up as a father to all of Jason’s kids. Then when he found out he was a twin, he stepped aside but never forgot to be loving and supportive to his brother’s children, even though he and his brother don’t like each other at all on General Hospital. And viewers saw him just go through the traumatic loss of the son he didn’t know he had until recently.
Drew is a great dad and was a great dad to Oscar..happy Father's Day Drew Cain pic.twitter.com/tDNfDDRPJY
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) June 14, 2019
Jason Morgan Finally Gets to Be a Dad on GH
Another Port Chuck dad that made out General Hospital list is Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). His road has been rough as a father. He and Liz Webber decided not to publicly admit he was the father of her son Jake Webber (Hudson West). They did that because of his mob enforcer job. Then, he watched their child die. Next, he thought Sam’s child belonged to another man. While he was away in captivity, the truth came out that Danny Morgan is his son and Jake was really alive.
So, when Jason Morgan finally came back from the dead on GH, there were two kids waiting on him. Unfortunately, Jake wanted to stick with Drew as a dad, and that was a bitter pill for Jason. However, he hung in there and worked to rebuild relationships. Now he’s a great father to his sons. He also forged a meaningful relationship with his nephew Oscar Nero who’s deathbed wish was that he and brother Drew finally forge a brotherly bond. So, we’re still waiting for that on General Hospital.
General Hospital’s Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones – Scrambling to Keep Their Son
When you think about great guys on GH, lab manager Brad Cooper’s name doesn’t spring to mind. Say what you want about him as a person, he’s working so hard to be a great dad to his adoptive son. Unfortunately, Brad got himself into a mess. Brad was all alone when his and Lucas Jones’ adoptive baby died. That was heartbreaking. Then, a twisted miracle happened and Nelle Hayes (Chloe Lanier) handed Brad Cooper her son to raise. No doubt, it’s shady to deny Michael access to his son on General Hospital.
But you can’t deny Brad is a desperately dedicated father to Wiley Cooper-Jones (AKA Jonah Corinthos). Brad works tirelessly to keep that little boy in his life. Now, he’s scrambling to protect the baby from Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin). Brad Cooper wants nothing more than to keep his “son” in his life and keep his family together. So, while Brad’s a villain in one aspect, he’s also a dad who will do anything for his son. And his partner Lucas is innocent in all this, and an excellent father. Now, he’s also joined the fight to protect “Wiley” from Shiloh. These two dads will do whatever it takes.
Which dad do you think is the best? Of course, there have been loads of fathers on GH over the years. So this list is by no means complete. But it’s certainly a conversation starter as you think about the men in your life this Father’s Day. Soap Dirt wishes all the dads out there the best on their big day.
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