‘General Hospital’: How Maurice Benard was ‘Blown Away’ by On-Screen Son Dominic Zamprogna When He Started

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) on

General Hospital star Maurice Benard is without doubt one of the hottest veteran daytime cleaning soap opera actors within the style. A brand new challenge of his that’s releasing quickly will unveil extra about his historical past as a cleaning soap star and included anecdotes about his co-stars, comparable to his on-screen son, Dominic Zamprogna.

Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) on 'General Hospital' in 2020
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) on ‘General Hospital’ in 2020 | Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

How Dante Falconeri was launched on ‘General Hospital’

Dante was first launched as a cop named Dominic Pirelli who was investigating Sonny. He was later revealed as Sonny’s son. His mom is Olivia Falconeri.

Outside of his relationship with Sonny, his different storylines have included his romance with Lulu Spencer, who he later married.

He additionally had relationships with Brook Lynn Ashton and Sonny’s former lover, Brenda Barrett. Lulu and Dante have one youngster, Rocco Falconeri.

Rocco was carried by Britt Westbourne, who stole their embryo and handed off the child as her youngster with Patrick Drake. Dante and Lulu at the moment are divorced.

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Benard talks about Zamprogna in his upcoming memoir

Benard has slowly been revealing particulars about his memoir, Nothing General About It, which will probably be launched later this 12 months. In this occasion, Benard talked about Zamprogna’s audition and the way he was blown away by the actor’s presence and efficiency.

Benard wrote, “NOTHING GENERAL ABOUT. DOM. Dom came in to audition for @generalhospitalabc. When he left the room there was no doubt he got the role as Sonny’s son. We were blown away!!! #son #family #actor #nothinggeneralaboutit #mentalhealth #bookstagram #harpercollins.”

The character of Dante is presently off the General Hospital canvas. Zamprogna final appeared usually because the character in June 2018. He appeared in a single single episode in November 2018. Last 12 months, he additionally had a stint from March 15 to March 29.

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.

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