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A.J. Quartermaine
Sean Kanan
Sean Kanan as A.J. Quartermaine
General Hospital
Portrayed by: Eric Kroh (1979-1980)
Abraham Geary (1981-1982-1983-1984-1985)
Jason Marsden (1986-1987)
Christopher Ren Nelson (1988-1989)
Justin Whalin (1990)
Gerald Hopkins (1991-1992)
Sean Kanan (1993-1994-1995-1996-1997)
Billy Warlock (1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011)
Sean Kanan (2012-2013-2014-2015-2016)
Duration: 1979-1980, 1981-1982-1983-1984-1985, 1986-1987, 1988-1989, 1990, 1991-1992, 1993-1994-1995-1996-1997, 1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011, 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016,
First appearance: December 13, 1979
Last appearance: April 23, 2014
Cause/reason: Appeared as a ghost to Sonny

Created by: Pat Falken Smith
Margaret DePriest
Family: Morgan family
Quartermaine family
Full Name: Alan James Quartermaine Jr.
Other names: Jason Adair (alias)
Crane Tolliver (alias)
Gender: Male
Born: November 18, 1972
(originally December 13, 1979)
Died: March 31, 2014
Cause of death: Complications after Sonny Corinthos
shot him in the chest
Occupation: Unemployed
Residence: Port Charles, New York
Parents: Alan Quartermaine (father, deceased)
Monica Bard (mother)
Siblings: Skye Chandler (paternal adopted half-sister)
Dawn Winthrop (maternal half-sister, deceased)
Jason Morgan (paternal half-brother/adoptive brother)
Emily Quartermaine (adopted sister, deceased)
Marital status: Single; at death
Past marriage(s): Carly Benson (divorced; 1999-2000)
Courtney Matthews (divorced; 2002-2005)
Children: Michael Quartermaine (son, with Carly)
Grandparents: Edward Quartermaine (paternal, deceased)
Lila Morgan (paternal, deceased)
Gail Baldwin (maternal; adoptive, deceased)

Great-grandparents: George Quartermaine (paternal, deceased)
Ida Zemlock (paternal, deceased)
Harold Morgan (paternal, deceased)
Unknown woman (paternal, deceased)
Aunts & uncles: Bradley Ward (paternal, deceased)
Tracy Quartermaine (paternal)
Jimmy Lee Holt (paternal)
Nieces & nephews: Lila Alcazar (adopted niece)
Jake Spencer (nephew, deceased)
Danny Morgan (nephew)
Cousins: Justus Ward (paternal, deceased)
Faith Ward (paternal)
Ned Ashton (paternal)
Dillon Quartermaine (paternal)
Other relatives: Maya Ward (paternal)
Brook Lynn Ashton (paternal)
Romances: Nancy Eckert (affair/lovers, deceased)
Nikki Langton (dated)
Julia Barrett (affair/lovers)
Keesha Ward (dated)
Carly Benson (one night stand)
Keesha Ward (dated)
Hannah Scott (dated)
Lydia Karenin (lovers)
Rachel Adair (lovers, deceased)
Elizabeth Webber (dated)
Carly Benson (one night stand)
Elizabeth Webber (dated)

Alan James "A.J." Quartermaine Jr. a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Actor History:Edit

  • Eric Kroh (1979-1980)
  • Abraham Geary (1981-1982-1983-1984-1985)
  • Jason Marsden (1986-1987)
  • Christopher Ren Nelson (1988-1989)
  • Justin Whalin (1990)
  • Gerald Hopkins (1991-1992)
  • Sean Kanan (1993-1994-1995-1996-1997)
  • Billy Warlock (1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011)
  • Sean Kanan (2012-2013-2014-2015-2016)

Other Information:Edit

  • Presumed deceased April 26, 2005 to October 26, 2012 and March 31, 2014


in 1991 A.J. leaves school, and ends up in Jail for drunk driving. A.J. of course blames his troubled childhood, while his grandmother, Lila Quartermaine promises to give him and his cousin Ned Ashton their inheritance if they can stay out of trouble for six months. Meanwhile, A.J.'s parents remarry and his little brother, Jason Quaetermaine returns home from boarding school. A.J. takes pleasure in reminding Jason that he is illegitimate. A.J. meanwhile starts a loan shark operation in college and has an affair with Nancy Eckert, the ex wife of Spencer cousin Bill Eckert. He pays someone to have her beat up to keep quiet about his misdeeds. in 1992, Nikki Langton comes to town looking for revenge against Monica for her father David's death. when her malpractice suit against Monica fails, she begins dating A.J. Nikki soon tricks A.J. into proposing marriage so that she can get her hands on the Quartermaine fortune. A.J. is devastated when Nikki leaves him at the altar after Alan pays her to leave town. A.J. turns to alcohol to numb the pain. After learning about his father's schemes, A.J. tracks Nikki to Malibu and attempts to win her back, but she has already married another man. A.J. starts drinking even more. in 1993, A.J. has an affair with Ned's former lover, Julia Barrett before she leaves town. Meanwhile, Alan becomes infatuated with Rhonda Wexler, much to Monica 's dismay. After Rhonda is beaten up by her ex boyfriend, Ray Conway, and Alan threatens him, Ray is discovered dead. A.J. finds Alan's cufflick at the scene and Alan confesses to the crime. A.J. frames Jagger Cates for the murder to protect his father. in 1994, A.J. tries to help Brenda with her problem. in 1995, Alan and Monica adopt the orphaned Emily Bowen. in 1996, A.J. gets into a drunken car accident with Jason in passenger seat and Jason suffers severe brain damage. Ned covers for A.J. and his guilt begins eating away at him. After waking up from a coma, Jason with no recollection of his past walks away from the family. in 1997, A.J. has a drunken one night stand with the scheming Carly Roberts. Fortunately, for Carly, A.J. has no recollection of escapade. soon Carly announces she is pregnant and reunites with Tony Jones. Carly fearing that A.J. would eventually remember the night the child was conceived A.J. let Carly to come over and they talke he was take a glass of Juice for her went to the shower she was to take getting another glass of Juice for him and put drugs in his drinke he lay into the floor she dumps him the laundry cart being dragged behind the alley and tell A.J. that he is Michael's biological father poor alcohol all over him leading everyone to believe he had fallen of the wagon once again. However, Carly 's plan backfires and A.J. stays in town. After being hypnotized, A.J. remembers his night with Carly, and confronts her. He promises to hide it from Tony, but demands a DNA test when the baby is born. Meanwhile, the Quartermaines are shocked when it comes out during Monica 's sexual harassment trial that she and Ned had an affair years before, and several of the Quartermaines fell off the wagon, including A.J. His drinking grew worse, and he eventually admitted to being behind the wheel the night of the car accident. A.J. also becomes infatuated with Jason's ex girlfriend, Keesha Ward but she rejects him. Carly welcomes her son Michael and fears Tony and A.J. may learn the truth and try to take the boy away from her. Carly lies and claims Jason as the baby's father while she leaves town to recover from Postpartum. in 1998, A.J. meets his son when Jason's girlfriend, Robin Scorpio asks him to babysit. A.J. decides to patch things up with Carly to please his grandfather, Edward Quartermaine who is adamant about keeping the Quartermaine together under one roof. in 1999, A.J. eventually wins Carly over and they married at the Quartermaine mansion, much to the dismay of both Alan and Monica. A.J. has difficulty bonding with Michael who has become attached to Jason. A.J. always suspects Carly of having an affair with Jason and when Carly announces she is pregnant, he assumes Jason is the father. A.J. agrees to pass the child off as his own, in order to get revenge on Jason for hiding Michael's paternity. A.J. is furious when he learns that Carly 's child is actually fathered by Sonny Corinthos and Sonny comes to claim the unborn child. in 2000, Carly and A.J. get into an argument and she ends up falling down a flight of stairs and miscarries. A.J. is later disinterested by his family and forced to move out of the mansion. Meanwhile, Sonny and Carly schemed to gain custody of young Michael. Sonny kidnaps A.J. and threatens him into signing over his parental rights to Michael, Sonny later adopts Michael. A.J. became even more self destructive and destroyed his relationship with Hannah Scott when nearly died from alcohol poisoning. when Monica has a health scare, A.J. also bonds with his long lost sister, Skye Quartermaine who also battled with alcoholism. Together, they planned to bring Michael back into the Quartermaine fold. in 2001, After Alan invited Rae to visit Skye for Thanksgiving and forgot to tell anyone. Rae and Skye 's presence upsets Monica. in 2002, A.J. begins pursuing Sonny 's little sister, Courtney Matthews in an effort to drive Sonny crazy and get Michael back. A.J. marries Courtney and Sonny nearly kills him. A.J. offers to give Courtney a divorce if he gave Michael back but Sonny refuses the offer. A.J. eventually falls for Courtney and gave up his family for her. Sonny instructs Jason to watch over Courtney and A.J. is jealous of their budding relationship. He turns to alcohol and crashes his car through the Oasis strip club. Courtney becomes a stripper at the club to pay off his debt. A.J. burns down the club and Courtney convinces Jason to cover for him. wanting Courtney to depend on him instead of Jason, A.J. hires the former owner of the Oasis, Coleman Ratcliffe to terrorize Courtney, however the plan backfires when Courtney learns the truth. Courtney wants to end the marriage and A.J. swears revenge on Jason. He teams up with Skye to frame Jason and Brenda Barrett for the murder of Luis Alcazar. in 2003, A.J. gets his chance to run ELQ when he becomes CEO after Ned is falsely accused of rape. However, A.J.'s efforts to redeem himself came up short and he became involved with Lydia Karenin. the couple left town together after A.J. emptied his entire family's bank accounts. in 2004, Emily is concerned for the Quartermaines. she knows they worry that with Lila gone, Jason will be gone, to. Jason decides to go see Michael and tell him about their relation to the Quartermaines, Lila 's death, and asks him to visit with him. in 2005, A.J. returns to reveal that he and Courtney are still legally married when she announces her engagement to Jasper Jacks. A.J. also kidnaps Sonny's kids including Michael, he fakes Michael's death and attempts to leave the country with the boy. Instead, A.J. returned to the Quartermaine mansion and Alan attempts to help his son. Jason finally comes to the rescues and A.J. ends up shooting Alan during a confrontation with Jason. try to kill Jason, A.J. ends up in the hospital with a broken back, and he is apparently murdered by Dr. Asher Thomas. A.J. hired Dr. Thomas to kill Jason and Alan had been using the information to blackmail him. Michael is initially one of the suspects but his name is cleared after the truth is discovered. in 2006, Sonny makes a deal with Carly. she refuses to enjoy the meal, even though Sonny does everything he can to make her. Yat again, Sonny tries to get Carly to go back to him. Carly can't stay near Sonny anymore and leaves to meet Jax at the Metro Court. Jerry can't make the wedding. in 2007, Michael and Morgan lock Carly and Sonny in the basement. in 2008, Carly and Jax figure out that Michael is hiding something but their unsure what it is. Later, Michael drops his gun and it accidentally goes off with both Carly and Kate in close range. in 2009, Jason, Johnny and Sonny tell Michael just what becoming apart of the business could mean for the rest of his life. in 2010, After months of denial and anger, Michael finally cracks and breaks down in front of Carly. in 2011, Carly hears Dante saying Sonny killed Jax and turns on Sonny. in 2012, A.J. resurfaces alive appearing at the Quartermaine Estate to console Monica after Jason's death. It is revealed that after being murdered, A.J. was revived by Monica and Steve Webber, who then smuggled him out of the hospital to a rehab facility overseas, while everyone was led to think he had died. After being warned by Monica not to leave the estate, due to the pending changes still against him, he leaves and makes contact with Michael, wanting to be the father to him that he should have always been. Michael makes his intentions known that he wants nothing to do with A.J., however, after Carly Jacks confesses the truth about her relationship with A.J. he begins to open up to the idea of hearing him out. Carly begins to believe A.J. is alive after seeing him briefly on the docks. when she goes to ask Monica about A.J., she catches A.J. and Michael together. Despite Michael's protesting, Carly calls Dante Falconeri, who arrests A.J. on the charges against him. Monica arranges for house arrest for A.J. by putting the mansion up as collateral. Tracy convinces A.J. that Michael is in trouble, making him cut off his ankle monitor to help him. when he finds Michael, A.J. meets Sam Morgan, Jason's widow, and their son, A.J.'s nephew, Daniel Morgan. Thanks to Tracy's schemes, A.J. is arrested again but he is released on bail thanks to his lawyer, Diane Miller convincing the judge of Tracy's treachery. A.J. is devastated when Edward passes away before he gets a chance to see him again. He reconnects with his sister Skye and meets his niece Lila Rae Alcazar, when they return for Edward's funeral. As of Diane successfully gets all the changes against A.J. dropped in exchange for A.J. proving information on criminal, Cesar Faison. in 2013, A.J. battles for an extended amount for control over the Quartermaine business, ELQ, with Tracy Quartermaine after Jerry Jacks ordered Robin Scorpio Drake to revive his henchman Franco and make him Jerry's look alike to poison Pickle Lila Pickle Eddie before the starting of The Chew. After the reveal that Kiki Jerome is not a Quartermaine, Tracy reclaims the CEO position. A.J. is accused of murdering Connie Falconeri when he has a drunken night and the letters A.J. is written in blood. Sonny arrives at the Quartermaine mansion with a gun prepared to murder A.J. in retribution, but Michael manages to talk his stepfather down, warning him that if Sonny were to kill A.J. it would mean he's lost both his fathers, as Michael would never forgive him. Sonny leaves, and A.J. is arrested though he continues to have no memory of committing the crime. in 2014, A.J. finally gets his day in court with Michael and Kiki at his side. He is later acquitted of the crime, as there was just not enough evidence to convict an innocent man. A.J. torn by the verdict because he feels guilty, continues to drink excessively. Through his drinking, A.J. begins to have flashbacks about the night of the murder. In one of these, he remembers that Ava was there on the night of Connie 's murder. when he confronts her, Ava retains her innocence. However, A.J. after seeing Connie in illusions and having survived a botched assassination, begins to become more confident that Ava murdered Connie. after confronting Ava about killing Connie, Sonny walks in and shoots A.J. Julian is mistakenly found over A.J.'s body when police officers Anna Devan and Nathan West arrive to Ava's apartment. A.J. falls under a coma, waking up twice, to tell Michael that Julian Jerome didn't shoot him, and the second time to tell Carly that Sonny shot him. A.J. dies after begging Carly to stay and telling her Sonny shot him, not giving her enough time to get to a nurse. 

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