I've included this page in the redesigned
site so that you can easily find the answers to the most common questions I get
in email. All of this information comes from the material on this site, or from
other published sources. I haven't cited the source for each fact here, simply
for the sake of neatness. I've tried to include everything I know, even if it
doesn't appear elsewhere on the page, and will keep updating this FAQ when I learn
of new items. If you have a correction, or a suggestion for something you think
should be included here, please email me.
Tony Dean Geary
May 29th, 1947
Tony lives near the
GH studios in the Hollywood Hills area. He also owns another home in Amsterdam.
You can write Tony in care of the
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027
The Geary family hails
from Coalville, Utah; Tony was raised in a Mormon household. Mother (Dana) and
father have passed away (she in 1998, he in 1993). He has three sisters: Dana;
DeAnn, who has a son, Russell Dax; and Jana, who has a son, Brendan, with her
husband, J. Kent. Tony has never been married and has no children.
In the 1980s, Tony mentioned
owning three cats: Taylor (named for Elizabeth Taylor), Bernard, and Cannabis.
In the 1990s, he listed his feline friends as "Max and Shiffy. Max is pedigree
Persian. And Shiffy's a fur ball; we're not sure what gender. She's either a very
soft man, or a hard livin' woman."
Comfort Food: "A Snickers bar,
a handful of almonds and cold glass of milk."
Ice Cream Flavor: pistachio and
Pizza Topping: Cheese
Breakfast Cereal: Cinnamon Life
Bar Drink: Margarita
Song: says it varies, but has mentioned "Space," by Neighborhood
Subject in School: Art
Cartoon Character: Daffy Duck
Soap Opera Roles:
Bright Promise (David Lockhart,
TheYoung and the Restless
General Hospital (Luke Spencer,
1978-1984, 1993-present, Bill Eckert 1991-1993)
This section is in alphabetical order
since I'm missing the dates on many of the items.
All in the Family
Burke's Law, "Who Killed
the Centerfold" (as Clayton Cole; 6/1/95)
Murder, She Wrote, "From
Russia...With Blood" (as Lt. Alexandrov; 2/26/89)
Murder, She Wrote, "Hannigan's
Wake" (as Eric Grant; 10/28/90)
The Partridge Family
Perry Mason: The Case of the
Murdered Madam (1987)
Room 222 (first TV appearance)
Roseanne, "Suck Up or Shut
Up" (as Luke Spencer, with Genie Francis as Laura; 1/4/94)
Starsky and Hutch
The Streets of San Francisco, "The Thrill Killers" (as Gary Jelinek)
Tony also appeared on the gameshow
All Star Family Feud in the 1980s.
Sorority Kill (made for TV)
Johnny Got His Gun
Blood Sabbath (1972)
Antony and Cleopatra (1983)
Intimate Agony (TV 1983)
The Imposter (TV 1984)
Sins of the Past (TV 1984)
Kicks (as Martin Cheevers;
Penitentiary III (1987)
PI: Private Investigations
Dangerous Love (1988)
It Takes Two (as Wheel; 1988)
Pass the Ammo (as Stonewall;
You Can't Hurry Love (as
Crack House (as a teacher;
Do You Know the Muffin Man?
High Desert Kill (TV 1989)
Night Life (1989)
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
(as Octavius Caesar; Video 1989)
UHF (as Philo; 1989)
Night of the Warrior (as
Scorchers (as Preacher; 1991)
Al Yankovic: The Videos (Video
While at the University of Utah
on theatre scholarship in 1967, Jack Albertson signed Tony to a tour of The
Subject was Roses. Tony played the son. The company performed in Los Angeles
in 1969 at the Huntington Hartford (now Doolittle) Theatre, and also included
At the Los Angeles Theatre Center:
Barabbas, The Glass Menagerie, Cat's Paw, The Inspector
General, The Wild Duck
At the Heliotrope in Los Angeles:
The Chinese Zero
At the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara:
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum
Jesus Christ Superstar, national
touring company, as Jesus
Human Scratchings, 1996,
at The Court Theatre in Los Angeles
Tony also writes screenplays, including
one a while back named Sterno's Delight, for which he had Kin Shriner (Scott
Baldwin) in mind.
1982: Daytime Emmy for Best Actor
1983: Soap Opera Digest Soapy
Award for Best Actor
1999: Daytime Emmy for Best Actor
2000: Daytime Emmy for Best Actor
Tony also won a Cindy Award for his
20-minute radio drama, Sound of Sunshine, Sound of Rain. I believe that
he won another Soapy, as well, and will add that when I find confirmation and
the year. He has won the current Soap Opera Digest Award as well, I believe more
|Did you know?
Tony was originally only hired on
GH for 13 weeks?
Tony originally tested for the role
of Senator Mitch Williams (who Luke Spencer was later ordered to assassinate)?
The writers once thought to pair
Luke with Lesley?
Because Tony liked to do love scenes
naked, in one scene with Holly Luke accidentally displayed full frontal nudity?
Tony worked on his first soap, Bright
Promise, with Susan Brown (Gail Baldwin) and David Lewis (Edward Quartermaine)?
Tony once had a cat named for Elizabeth
Tony has a 10-week vacation built
into his contract?
Tony is the only daytime actor who
is contractually allowed to rewrite lines for his character?