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General Hospital's Kin Shriner Talks Scotty's Plans To Become D.A & Why He Won't Be Stealing Tracy from Luke!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Kin Shriner is back on General Hospital in his new story, where Scotty goes for the gusto to become the D.A. of crime-ridden Port Charles!  When we last saw Scotty in a big moment, he said farewell for good to his long-time love Laura (Genie Francis), after the realization that he will never have her heart and will always be second best to Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary).

Now he is concentrating on winning the election to becomes District Attorney of the town even though he has perpetrated much skullduggery of his own including blackmail and assault!  Shriner talked to TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan about what Scotty plans to do when and if he wins the D.A. job and why he won’t be trying to win the affections of Tracy Quartermaine away from his rival Luke Spencer any time soon, which apparently has to do with Jane Elliot (Tracy)!   Here are a few interesting excerpts below!

Kin on if he will use the election to get back at Luke once and for all:  “If he can’t have the girl and live happily ever after, he may as well be the disgruntled, wisecracking, fast-talking lawman and make Spencer miserable! He also plans to bring down that mobster Sonny Corinthos, who got Scott’s daughter involved in drugs and stripping. He also needs to do something about the ineffectual PC police department headed by Anna Devane. And now we’ve got even more mobsters in town with this Ava and Julian Jerome. Of course, Scotty can’t really fix this mess. [Laughs] If we clean up the town, we got no show!”

Kin on if Scott could back at Luke by stealing away Tracy from him:  “I don’t think Jane will go for that. She’d be like, “Scott Baldwin? Kin Shriner? Pee-yoooo! No, thank you!” You know Jane. She loves working with Tony. They’re like the Lunt and Fontanne of the soap-opera world. But I don’t care. I’m just very pleased to be off the ice, thawed out and back on the show.”

So, are you glad to see Scotty back on the canvas with the D. A. story?  Who should be his next romantic interest .. Heather (Robin Mattson), Ava (Maura West)  or perhaps a redo with Lucy (Lynn Herring)?  What did you think of his hilarious comment on Jane Elliot and Tony Geary being the Lunt and Fontaine of the soap-opera world?  Do you agree?  Comment below!

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  1. carol

    October 17, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I don’t care for Scotty at all. Sorry to see he’s returning.

    • su0000

      October 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      I do not like him, also.. icky lol

      • SUSAN M.

        October 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

        I never liked him that much… I like Luke and Tracy together… It seems to be over between him and Laura.

  2. John

    October 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Love anytime a vet like Kin Shriner is back on the canvas and hope Genie is not far behind but I willnot complain as the show is firing on all cylinders !!!

    I loved Scotty and Heather but not sure how they can make it work the way they have written Heather so I have to go with Scotty and Lucy – great chemistry and funny as hell together !!!

  3. Mark

    October 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Scott Baldwin needs to reopen the murder of his one-time wife, Susan Moore. I believe there is more to the story.

  4. Mark

    October 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    The character of Scott (Bentley) Baldwin is the longest running character on the canvas at General Hospital. The character came to GH in 1866 with his mother, Nurse Meg Bentley. She married attorney Lee Baldwin. Lee adopted Scotty.

  5. Mark

    October 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Shoot! 1966!

    • jimh(leave it to beaver)

      October 17, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Johnny Whittaker was the first Scotty in 1965…he then played Jody on Family Affair in 1966.

  6. Monica

    October 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    While Scott doesn’t need another love interest, it is a soap, so I’ll go for the nuts and say Scotty and Ava for the win!

    • Patrick

      October 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      “…I’ll go for the nuts”

      LOL – I’ll go with you

      Kin Shriner… still has it…. that it factor that made him

      the energetic… quick witted…. shutz pah… sexy…. The Man we know

      Kin’ word:

      he may as well be the disgruntled, wisecracking, fast-talking lawman and make Spencer miserable!

      Scotty has the potential to do his own thing… for his own needs… selfish, macho, ingrate…. hell hath no fury

      let him mix and mingle with any and all of GH – give Luke a break.

      I can see him with Ava, Diane, and Alexis…

      unleash this drool beast…

  7. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    October 17, 2013 at 10:12 am

    He hasnt been on in so long i forgot about him…

  8. aria

    October 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

    why has no one officailly stated that Genie Francis is gone? not even you Michael Fairman! its dissappointing how they basically used her to promote the 50th anniversary of the show then kick her to the no storyline curve. whats the story mr. Fairman? what happened to Genie Francis? why can’t she be on the show and have a separate storyline from Tony if they don’t want the characters together then why is it impossible to have them separately?

    • jimh(leave it to beaver)

      October 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

      And where is A.J., and Holly, who said she is always by Roberts side, isnt around.

  9. Karen Weber

    October 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

    You know. I believe that Kin Shriner is a nice guy, BUT he is not a good actor. I really had hoped that it was just when he was younger, and that he had maybe taken acting lessons by now, but sadly no. I am truly not trying to be mean. It is just actually painful to watch scenes with him in them. He is so stiff, and seems out of breath all the time, and seems to be searching for his lines. I understand though that all actors have their own methods, so maybe this is his method. Jackie Zeaman used to bug her eyes to make a dramatic point, and it was most unattractive. Natailia Livingston had the most irritating acting method of “leaning forward” when she was making a point, or for dramatic effect. Sean Kanan is another actor who seems to be always out of breath, and he is too stiff. Each has their own, but I prefer to see natural actors like Tony Geary, Maurice Bernard, Steve Burton, Chad Duell, Bryan Craig, Laura Wright, Jane Elliot, and Genie Francis, just to name a few! When an actor is good….it seems effortless. When they are bad….it is painful to watch! Just my opinion.

    • carol

      October 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Well put — I agree completely on KS’s acting skills. Just not smooth enough for me. Seems like he’s always shouting his lines too.

    • Lisa

      October 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Sorry but Maurice Benard cannot act. Half the time it seems as if get is reading cue cards. I agree though that Kin can’t act either.

  10. carla

    October 17, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Love to see any veteran back on gh. I would pair him up with someone new.

  11. Michael

    October 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Put him with Monica for God’s sake

    • heidi

      October 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      That’s actually an interesting pairing!!!

    • Tania

      October 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

      that would be awesome

  12. nancy dillingham

    October 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I understood Genie had signed a new contract and that TPTB were doing a “redo” of Laura’s return since they “botched” it the first time. Is that not correct?

    • Paul

      October 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      I hope she is returning soon. I’ve been wondering about her status and her name is no longer in the credits which would imply she is no longer under contract.

  13. MBmomof3

    October 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Scotty Baldwin (and Kin Shriner) is one of my fave GH characters. So glad to hear he is coming back.

    Would someone please tell me where the heck is AJ? I’m enjoying GH, but everyday I’m looking for an AJ sighting. At this point even a glimpse of this elusive creature would be appreciated. And not just a picture on the cover of the daily tabloid.

  14. Gh lover

    October 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    With Lucy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. su0000

    October 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    ”Scotty ” and his horrible hair irk me..
    And why would a grown man be called ”Scotty ” lol
    sounds like a doggy name..
    hope this time around his hair won’t look like he stuck his finger in a light socket..

    • SZima

      October 18, 2013 at 6:02 am

      Couldn’t agree more about “Scotty!”

      If he’s going to run for/become the DA, it needs to be Scott. Grow up already!
      But the character hasn’t really grown at all, so maybe they should stick with Scotty 🙁

  16. Engrady Pind

    October 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Putting Scott Baldwin with Ava Jerome would be like feeding a lamb to a hungry lion. She’d eat him for breakfast and ask for a second cup of coffee. Scott has always been one of my least favorite of the legacy character. He was tolerable with Dominique but nothing since has been memorable. As for Scott becoming the DA. . .well, he is rather morally ambiguous to be trusted in any sort of position of public trust.

  17. Mary SF

    October 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I personally would like to see him as a shady DA in cahoots with the Jermones to bring down Sonny. They could be bribing him, or blackmailing him, which would make it more interesting than him being the good guy DA bringing down PC crime lords. As for romance I think Diane might be a good choice since they are both lawyers — if he was a good DA then there could be some drama with Diane representing everyone he is trying to put away– if he were a crooked DA– Diane could be his partner in crime, a go between him and his mob bosses. If not Diane- then Lucy, but I do like Lucy with the shrink, but he is never around, so I am torn.

  18. JLH

    October 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I love that Scotty’s getting a purpose of the show but just hope he won’t be a one-note character like Mac was for something like a decade. I’d like to see him in solid storylines involving Lucy and Heather.

  19. Bill

    October 18, 2013 at 5:46 am

    I read somewhere that the Laura/Lucy Deception angle wasn’t working, so they ARE bringing her back, with a meaty storyline that has NOTHING to do with Luke. She’s not gone for good … LOVE seeing Kin back. He’s got GREAT comic timing and is a welcome breath of fresh air. Can’t WAIT to see him as D.A. going toe-to-toe with Anna. Oh, MAN! Now if we can just get Robert back full-time! 😉

  20. Andrew

    October 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I’d rather see Scotty shrug off BOTH Luke AND Laura and find a storyline that has nothing to do with either of them. Scotty’s best stories had nothing to do with them (Dominque, for example).

    Sure, the show has written Scotty as having done some bad things, but there’s a lot of characters whose actions swept under the rug and they’ve been forgiven/absolved.

    No underhanded Scotty – let’s take him in a different direction and make use of the actor’s inherent likeability and sense of fun. Clash with Diane, Alexis and Anna over legal matters of varying sorts and yes work to be the man his father was (but not quite reaching it because this is after all a soap).

    I think Scotty might be kind of good with Diane and she could lighten him up a lot but clash sort of Hepburn and Tracy-like. Kin is fond of the old 40s-speak and Diane shines when she’s fiesty and making points.

    He can criticize Mac’s ineffectualness which would give Mac something to do as an added bonus.

    It writes itself.

    • Tania

      October 21, 2013 at 10:13 am


    • Patrick

      October 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm


      have to echo

      Kin Shriner does have that innate and likeability built in…. to the audience

      why not have him doing… just as you said

      and… delve in to his inner psyche….and see what really does… drive him?

      is he vulnerable…. you never see him acknowledging his lack of and or caring about his family…. be it parents and/or children

      let Scotty be one of the first to story prostate cancer…. heck…. impotence…
      trying to connect with any children he may have

      he’s perfect foible for all the women on the canvas… his comedic and dramatic flair speak – he’ll always have something to contribute and share

  21. janet

    October 19, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I think its time for Scotty to WIN. He needs to take down Scummy, make sure Luke gets his for raping Scott’s wife, and most of all Find him a new Doninique. They were magic together. He doesn’t need Laura. Luke and Tracy just more FF fodder to me. Do jane and Tony run the show now. ?

  22. Tori

    October 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Scotty is ok but not with Laura,the L/L/S triangle has been done to death so many times it’s like a virus. Laura/Genie Francis has been treated so shabbily it’s sickening while Luke/Anthony Geary continues to get every woman to fall in love with him,commits crimes that go unpunished while others are sent off packing,gets all the best storylines & vacation time. He even has his own writers writing for him. I’m fuming beyond words as Genie is one of the best actress’s who can hold her own against anyone in the business but all she’s ever given to do is whine,chase,cry and grovel over Luke! Laura needs the only man who truly cherished/loved & encouraged her to return,Stefan played by Stephen Nichols! He & Genies chemistry is magical. He accepted her children and loved Lulu like his own and even accepted Laura’s love for Luke,any man who can do that deserves to finally get the girl and Laura was able to be her own woman instead of chasing after the man who raped her,leaves whenever things don’t go his way or hated on her and her son because she had been with another man. LnL have been way over ever since Stefan walked into GH. Let Laura more on already and give Genie what she deserves,some respect!

    • Cindy Allen

      November 5, 2013 at 7:37 am

      I agree with you about Genie needing to be treated with respect. I just hope being that we have not seen any thing from her saying that she is done that she will be back soon there is still a lot of story that needs to be told about Laura.

  23. rebecca1

    October 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I love Kin Shriner! I loved him back in the day…and I was thrilled to see him now. He’s part of the history…he was the bad boy/misunderstood boy/unrequited love boy…great with Lucy, with Bobby…a great foil to Luke…he’s another familiar face that makes General Hospital in all its fictional glory seem more “real.”

    I think he’d be great with Lucy…if they’re not bring ing Doc back whom I like too…he’d be fun with Diane. And while Tracy and Monica aren’t THAT much older than him…I believe he’s 59 and they’re both late 60s…I’d rather see him with someone closer to his age like the actresses I mentioned. He needs someone fun but harmless…not an Ava. I also wish he’d get more respect…he, like AJ…is always being put down and it grates on my nerves.

    And yeah…WHERE IS AJ ALA SEAN KANAN??? I find it strange that he just disappeared…he hasn’t been discussed, and Michael, who was getting very close to him hasn’t mentioned him at all.

    Even if they’ve fired Sean Kanan as rumor has it…and I’m so hoping that’s not true…they can’t just bring Michael’s father back on the canvas, build numerous stories around him…..finally have him develop a relationship with Michael…and then just act like the whole storyline didn’t happen.

    I know this is off topic but it hasn’t been brought up on this site at all…

  24. Sheryl

    October 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I would LOVE to see Scotty pair up with Lucy. Together they could be very funny. GH needs more humor!!

  25. Carly

    October 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I am glad to see him back! He adds a nice dynamic to the show. He is definitely a character!

  26. Terry

    August 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I love kin shriner and scotty baldwin i think he is a great actor especially when he did the scene with dominique where he was carrying her in the snow when when she died in his arms omg i cried so hard right along with him any actor who can make there audience feel what theyre feeling as an actor is brilliant he also has the ability to bring the audience on a journey with him at anytime he can make you love him and cheer him on when hes at his best and most vulnerable (dominique) he can make youhate him when hes at his worst (lucy heather) he can make you laugh (franco) and he can make you cry as mentioned above (dominique) he has brought to life the character of scotty baldwin as if he were a real person he can be funny a loving husband an arrogant sob (lucy elevator scene) and sooooo sexy there are so many levels to the scotty baldwin character that in my opinion could never be matched or even come close to the luke spencer character or anthony geary not saying anthony geary isnt a good actor but for me i think kin shriner is much better and much more overlooked for his acting abilities

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