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Maurice Benard Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Maurice Bénard net worth:
$2 Million

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Maurice Benard Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Mauricio Jose Morales, born on the 1st of March, 1963, is an American actor known Maurice Benard and popular for his roles in the television shows “All My Children” and “General Hospital”.

So how much is Benard’s net worth? As of early 2016, it is reported to be $2 million, gained mostly from his long career in acting from television to movies.

Maurice Benard Net Worth $2 Million

Born in Martinez, California, of Nicaraguan and Salvadorian ancestry, Benard is the son of Humberto and Martha. Benard was known as a troublemaker back in high school and education did not really interest him. Soon after matriculation he decided not to pursue further education, but worked as a model and performed in local theatres in the Bay Area. His career in television started in 1987, when he was cast to be a part of the television show “All My Children”.

Benard’s character as Nico Kelly in “All My Children” became a platform for his acting career, opening several opportunities and helping his net worth. After two years, he left the show and ventured into movies. In 1991, Benard starred in the television movie “Her Wicked Ways” and “Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter”. He also starred in “Ruby” in 1992 and “Mi Vida Loca” in 1993.

After several guest appearances in television shows including “DEA”, “Stat” and “Dark Justice”, Benard landed another television drama series “General Hospital”, in which he played one of the main characters, Sonny Corinthos, who’s a mobster with a bipolar disorder. The character and the show both became a hit, propelling his career to further success and helping his wealth as well. His performance on the show gained him multiple nominations from Emmy, Soap Opera Digest and ALMA Awards and he eventually won some, particularly for General Hospital” of which he is still a part.

Though Benard is famously known in “General Hospital”, he has also worked in other projects including “Operation Splitsville”, “Crystal Clear”, “The Penny” and most recently in the movie “Joy” with Jennifer Lawrence. All of these endeavours helped in his career and net worth.

In terms of his personal life, Benard married wife Paula in 1990 and has four children, plus he adopted his sister-in-law Heather Ann, when his mother-in-law unexpectedly passed away. Benard is also known as an advocate for people who have bipolar disease: he himself was diagnosed with the same condition during his early twenties. He is working with National Mental Health America as a spokesperson to educate people how to recognize those with bipolar disorder and how to help them, and also sharing his own battle with the disease. He speaks in different conventions and even television shows including “Oprah”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “The View”. Today, Benard is still active with his cause for people with bipolar disease.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Justice1992TV SeriesKelly's Mob Boyfriend
Ruby1992Diego
Stat1991TV SeriesJorge Rosario
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter1991TV MovieDesi Arnaz
Her Wicked Ways1991TV MovieSteve
DEA1990TV SeriesCurro
All My Children1987-1990TV SeriesNico Kelly / Nico
Hold On2017/IcompletedPeter Duran
General Hospital1993-2016TV SeriesSonny Corinthos / Michael 'Sonny' Corinthos, Jr. / Sonny Cornthos
The Ghost and The Whale2016Joseph Hawthorne
Castle2016TV SeriesHoratio Spate
Joy2015/IRidge
Duke2013Winky
Confession2010/IMitch
General Hospital: Night Shift2007TV SeriesSonny Corinthos
Crystal Clear2000ShortSteven
Port Charles2000TV SeriesSonny Corinthos
Restraining Order1999Sicko
Operation Splitsville1999Frank
To Face Her Past1996TV MovieJesse Molina
Mi vida loca1993Creeper

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha2013TV SeriesGuest
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Profiles of Hope2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie2010DocumentaryHimself
The View2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Prism Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soapography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
How2 Make It in Film and Television2004Video documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHimself
We Married Margo2000Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital2011TV SeriesSonny Corinthos

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)
1996Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActorGeneral Hospital (1963)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor - Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime DramaGeneral Hospital (1963)
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite CoupleGeneral Hospital (1963)· Sarah Brown
2000ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap OperaGeneral Hospital (1963)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Soap CoupleGeneral Hospital (1963)· Vanessa Marcil
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Male Newcomer: DaytimeAll My Children (1970)


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#Fact
1Recently signed on for 4 more years with General Hospital, so he will be there at least till 2008 [November 2004]
2wife Paula is due to give birth to the couples 3rd child and first son at the end of this year [November 2004]
3His idol and favorite actor is Al Pacino.
4Third child, Joshua James, with wife Paula, born 5 December 2004.
5He and his wife are major animal lovers with a menagerie of over 30 pets that includes a bulldog named Corleone, 2 cats, snakes, birds, and an aquarium full of exotic fish.
6Enjoys Martial Arts and Boxing.
7Is the Spokesperson for the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association. Treats his own manic depression with lithium.
8Has three daughters with wife Paula: Cailey Sophia (b. 18 September 1994), Cassidy Rose (b. 8 April 1999), and Heather, who was adopted in 2008.
9Was diagnosed with Manic Depression when he was 22 years old and to this day is an advocate for the disease.

#Quote
1"I was told directors wouldn't hire me. They'd think I'd go crazy on the set. What's more important - directors or producers who might not cast me becuase they're ignorant, or helping people? So that's what I've been doing." - speaking publicly about his bipolar disorder.


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