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What is General Hospital's Resident Prick, Brad Cooper Going To Do Next?

Talk about sleazy! General Hospital’s gay lab tech Brad Cooper, played to the hilt by Parry Shen, has some  key screen time on the next three episodes of the ABC soap today, Thursday and Friday.

On his website, Shen has this hilarious promo poster ( featured right) which says it all!  Now thus far, Brad has been trying to get in the pants of Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) and Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell), anyway he can!  And yes, that includes blackmail!  And then there is the major fact that Brad is the sidekick to Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and is in cahoots with her in her scheme to pass of her baby as Dr. Patrick Drake’s (Jason Thompson)!

So what do you think will happen on the next few episodes involving Parry Shen as Brad?  What is this guys problem? Why is he such a prick? What happened to him that made him this way? Will we ever find out?

Let us know what you think of the character of Brad Cooper and if you are enjoying Parry’s performances!  Watch below some of his work from his first six appearances on GH, in case you need a refresher course!

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Mark
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Mark

LOVE HIM!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

no, I’m not even watching GH anymore. I want the characters I grew up with & have grown to love, Robert, Frisco, Felicia, Anna, Mac, Robin, etc. etc.! couldn’t care LESS about these newbies who are taking up all the screen time

Erick
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Erick

And yet you cared enough to read this article!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

lol, true, I’m still interested in what’s happening on GH, hoping things will change and the vets will be featured more. I’ll watch again if they are. That’s why I read the articles.

Nancy
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Nancy

Sorry everything changes in life. They are still on and you are missing a truly great show. Recasts happen, characters move on. Robin is directing and just because you are unhappy with the situation things change.

I Love GH
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I Love GH

So do I, but the actors who play Robert, Frisco, & Robin chose to leave GH. I say, let’s embrace those who want to be there! Nicholas is back, and with fun story.

Sarah
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Sarah

I must of missed something. I thought Robin was still on the show, when found and took off; waiting for her to come back to Patrick maybe after a possible marriage? So she’s gone for good?

Shay
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Shay

Well, “Robin” chose to leave….the verdict is still out on the read deal with “Robert,” and I think Jack Wagner has now made it abundantly clear he wanted “Frisco” to stay…..

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

There are always actors who are retiring or leaving to try something new and there will always be ‘newbies’ to fill the void. All of your ‘old’ favorites were once newbies….

Tali
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Tali

Well MaddieHayes, I truly understand and watch once a month to see if it’s watchable. Yesterday was one of those days and it sucks. Could only watch about 5 mins before I turned the tv off – I’d rather boil water!

moshane58
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moshane58

His type of characters keep the shows going.If didn’t have them it would be boring.Love the meanies to keep everyone confused..

Lisa M.
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Lisa M.

I agree. Without this action the soap would be boring. He is a scumbag but keeps the storyline interesting unfortunately.

Allison
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Allison

Agreed!!

GHLover
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GHLover

I have a feeling a who killed Brad story is coming up

Allison
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Allison

Good one! Bet on Britt. Then she can hand the baby over to Dante and lulu before she goes to prison.

Laura
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Laura

Makes me wonder if the baby Britt is carrying is really Lulu and Dontea’s

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Daytime’s first gaysian stoner–what’s not to love? (Well, maybe the sexual harassment of patients …)

Ryan
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Ryan

This guy is a goldmine on GH. I hope even after the paternity storyline wraps, they find a way to keep him around.

Allison
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Allison

No he’s too gross to be likable. Even the villains are likable, Franco, Carly, etc.

Robert
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Robert

First, as a gay man myself, I am applauded at Brad’s behavior! It is disgusting, however, no different from straight men who have engaged in the same type of activity! Parry is doing a great job at making us HATE Brad! This dude deserves an Emmy and hopefully they will kill his character or find a way to redeem him very soon!! 🙂

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

So true!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Our lad Brad is bad…im glaad!!!

su0000
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su0000

I love both Brad and Brit, they are out of the box exciting..

I feel for Parry Shen who plays Brad..
Some stupids will hate him for acting a very bad boy roll./character .
And- Kelly Thiebau is excellent as the Port Charles schemer bitch..
Felix is awesome!

I am looking forward to the explosions coming from Brad and Britt and there evil deeds!!!!!! 🙂

Charday
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Charday

Can’t wait to see what he does next. I hope he manages to get into Michael and Felix’ pants.

Nancy
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Nancy

The guy is just plain evil, gay or not. Bad guy all around. He cracks me up and so does Heather Webber, love her too.

Brandy
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Brandy

He is disgusting and needs to disappear

DifficultDiva
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DifficultDiva

I want more Brad, even when it outrages the fans of Luke, Sonny and Jason.

Brad has only used blackmail to get what he wants.

He hasn’t raped, killed and/or used anyone, that he supposedly loves to get what he wants.

Dawn D
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Dawn D

Parry is doing a great job. I can tell because when Brad is around I get mad even before he does something else that makes me mad all over 😉 I think I saw him in a local cable company commercial also.

Patrick
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Patrick

Parry Shen. I like his name. being able to step outside the box with character exploits… and being the baddie… is what most actors clammor for… and emphatically state in this genre is the most fun to play…. and he does comedy as well. he’s a good actor… and I think he’s cute as a button to boot. What’s not to like… he’s refreshing and totally unexpected and that he’s gay…. even better…. it’s just reaching for more of the same… had he been “straight”. I certainly don’t entertain the “reviews” of other posters’ that he’s a Gay Predator… I… Read more »

bc
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bc

gh named their gay psycho char the same name as bradley cooper from racist hangover franchise? Such an eyebrow raising name choice.

Shay
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Shay

UGH! What a disgusting promo! The entire storyline with this guy makes me want to vomit…how anyone can find “Brad’s” predatory nature entertaining is beyond me. He is one sick mister! And his not-so-clever moniker???? Me thinks it is simply a matter of “wish fulfillment” for the ptbs….we’ve all heard the gay rumors about the famous namesake!!!! Seriously, this perverse character has really pushed the boundaries of good taste and it is time for him to go, whether it be by killer mystery or a prison sentence, it makes no difference to me. ( And to think that a substantial… Read more »

Daisy
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Daisy

Love the actor and the character makes me smile just like Heather does. So over the top in a good soap way.

Dan
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Dan

Don’t care. The character does nothing for me.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

He is doing a great job playing such an a$$! Looking forward to what happens next with Brad!

Patrick
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Patrick

“…unsavory” – men with tittilations.

“arousing possibilities.”

Men being Men.

LOL. salute to Brad letting it all hang loose.

Al0792
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Al0792

amen!!!

su0000
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su0000

Some people take the fictional character and their stories that are just entertainment way too seriously and they need to step back lol

Brad is an awesome soap character, the kind you want to slap!
When his scenes are on my attention is full on him..
He even at time makes me laugh!! (Parry Shen is a great actor, too)

Without the Brad’s and Britt’ s, soaps would not survive, I am loving them both!!

Al0792
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Al0792

as I gay man I love Brad!! he is over the top.. believe me there are allot of gay man like him and if any gay man on this site say it is not so than you are living in a dream world. Why do most PC folks think gay man are all loving and thoughful. There are alot of gay Pigs out there and brad fits the bill perfectly.

wendy
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wendy

I love the actor! I keep waiting for the “Who killed Brad” Sept. sweeps 🙂

Shay
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Shay

The sooner the better! Yesterday’s sudden “bud moment” between Brad and Felix made me want to puke!!!! This entire plotline has been just too vile and sordid….first we have “Cooper the Gross Sexual Predator,” now he’s “Mr. Misunderstood,” just like that????? Maybe these two should just run off together….offscreen, of course!!!! And pleeeze take Sabrina with you….she gets more irritating as time goes on! She will never be a fan favorite, so I wish the ptb’s would just cut their losses and get rid of her asap!!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

the writers faltered big time… with the Brad fights back his fears… no one gets him… why would he tell Felix, it’s always been him that he’s attracted to. oye! puhlease…. now I really believe the bait and hook premise that the writers are gaping big holes for lack of fresh material. these characters, and not just brad… are languishing, with lack of … quality writing to further along any of the actors. having Brad tell Felix to ask Britt’s mother? just dropped the bomb on this story… not that any one’s waiting with baited breath the outcome…. altho… I… Read more »

cinnamongurl_smy
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cinnamongurl_smy

Although I think the character of Brad is sleazy and totally disgusting, I love the guy that portrays him…great acting dude!

Lorraine
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Lorraine

I can’t help laughing at some of the things this guy says and does, like “once you go Brad, you never go back.” And him spraying breath spray in his mouth when he goes to visit Michael. The actor is doing a great job, he’s probably having fun playing this character, too.

Alice
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Alice

I’m really enjoying the actor (Parry Shen) and the character of Brad! I hope he sticks around. I’m not finding much interesting with GH right now but I’m finding that I am drawn to his character and hope for more Brad! The actor does a great job of playing evil and sleazy as well as showing the characters vulnerabilities when it comes to Felix. This is one character that will keep me coming back to GH!!! A great villain character who will hopefully get some redemption in the future if given a chance to continue on the show!

GH Fan
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GH Fan

I love the Brad Cooper character. He’s hilarious. He’s like a George Castansa.

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Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

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For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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