From 'Sonny' To 'Gotti

I remember when Maurice Benard first popped up on television. It was "All My Children," circa 1987. One of the few male actors to grace that sound-stage and not wind up married to Erica Kane, even if only for a long weekend, he next caught my attention playing the legendary Desi Arnaz in the TV movie "Lucy & Desi: Before The Laughter," with Frances Fisher playing the nation's favorite redhead to this day.

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But it would be when he moved to Port Charles where he'd find the role simply waiting for him. Benard has played "mobster with a heart of gold" Sonny Corinthos since 1993, snapping up a well-deserved Emmy along the way. Next stop: Gotti.

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