General Hospital’s Robert Scorpio doesn’t have much to celebrate. His first wife is engaged to marry another man and she is absolutely obsessed with the notions that Peter August is her biological son and that he is not a villain like his father, Faison. Wife number two, Holly Sutton, was presumably killed at sea. Luckily, life is far less gloomy for actor Tristan Rogers.
Happy Birthday, Tristan Rogers
That’s because he was born on June 3, 1946, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, which means that this talented performer is turning 74 years old today! Rogers’s early work consisted of roles in some of the most popular soap operas in his native homeland, namely Bellbird, Number 96, and The Box.
He also joined the inaugural cast of the one season and done police procedural The Link Men. His subsequent work included guest appearances on Barrier Reef, Division 4, and the 1976 mini-series Power Without Glory.
Rogers also appeared in Four Dimensions of Greta, The Flesh and Blood Show, and Sex Farm – British feature films. Upon emigrating to the US, he was hired by General Hospital executive producer Gloria Monty to play Robert Scorpio, a short term role that bloomed into a contract part.
Rogers remained at the soap until 1992, at which point Robert went missing and was presumed dead. He reprised the part in 1995 to act as a comforting spirit to his daughter, Robin.
He returned to the show in January 2006 at which point Robert was revealed to have been alive and well as working for the World Security Bureau. He has remained with the show ever since albeit on a recurring basis.
Rogers’s other acting credits include episodes of Babylon 5 and The Bay. He’s also played Colin Atkinson on The Young and the Restless, on-and-off since 2010.
Soap Hub would like to wish Tristan Rogers a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.