It’s always a good day when Scotty Baldwin makes an appearance on General Hospital and the always-welcome Kin Shriner is celebrating a major milestone.
Happy Birthday, Kin Shriner
That’s because he was born on December 6, 1953, in New York City, which means that this talented performer is turning 68 years old today! Before landing his first on-camera role, Shriner was an employee of the Fuller Brush company for whom he worked as a door to door salesman.
That first acting gig was as “Friend” in an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, which was soon followed by guest spots on Baa Baa Black Sheep and Eight Is Enough. On August 2, 1977, Shriner was seen for the first time as Scotty Baldwin on ABC’s General Hospital.
Shriner remained at GH until 1980 and following his exit, he immediately joined the cast of NBC’s Texas. There he played Jeb Hampton. In 1981, he made a triumphant return to GH and stayed until 1983. There was a further reprisal between 1987-1993 and in 1997 he joined fellow GH’s Lynn Herring and Jon Lindstrom as lead actors in the spin-off series Port Charles.
In 2000 he returned to the mother series and starred until 2004. Another brief return in 2007 and he has been a recurring player since 2013. During his frequent absences from the medical sudser, Shriner appeared in a plethora of other programs — both daytime and nighttime.
During afternoon hours he had parts on Rituals, The Bold and the Beautiful (Dr, Brain Carey), The Young and the Restless (Harrison Bartlett and Jeffrey Bardwell) and As the World Turns (Keith Morrissey).
On primetime, he appeared on The Love Boat, Full House, Monsters, Baywatch Nights, and Melrose Place. From 2003-2006 he lent his voice to the DC animated series Justice League on which he “played” Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow.
Soap Hub would like to wish Kin Shriner a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on General Hospital spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.