Maurice Benard is an American actor. He had his career beginnings in the 1980s, debuting as Nico Kelly on the soap opera All My Children. In the movies, he had his first role in 1992’s Ruby. He next appeared in the film Mi Vida Loca. During this period, he began playing the part of Sonny Corinthos on the medical drama General Hospital. For his performance, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2003. He still stars on the show up to present. He has also reprised his role on Port Charles and General Hospital: Night Shift.