Maurice Benard is an actor and health advocate from the United States of America. He is best known for his long lasting acting role in the daytime medical drama TV series “General Hospital”. Go on reading to know Maurice Benard’s net worth in 2019, professional career and personal life below.
Maurice Benard birth name is Mauricio Egor Morales. He was born on March 1, 1963, and his birth location is not confirmed, it was either in Cohoes city in New York or in Martinez city in California in the United States. His father Humberto Morales worked in a bakery as a superintendent, and his mother Martha Morales worked in a bank.
Maurice Benard was mostly grown and raised in San Francisco in California. He has origins from the El Salvador and from Nicaragua. It is not confirmed whether Maurice Benard has any related or not related siblings, or if he has attended any school or was educated by any means.
Coming to his personal life, Maurice Benard has been into marriage and has children that we know of and that is confirmed. He has been married to the actress and producer who doesn’t have many work Paula Smith since 1990.
Maurice and Paula gave birth to 1 son and 2 daughters together, Joshua James, Cailey Sofia and Cassidy Rose. The couple adopted Paula’s sister daughter Heather Rose after her mother’s death in 2008. Maurice Benard’s cousin Marvin Benard was a well-known Major League Baseball outfielder but he retired.
Maurice Benard made his first screen work and debut acting role in TV series in 1987 in the soap opera which aired on ABC “All My Children”. He made several guest acting roles during the 90s in series such as drama “DEA”, sitcom “Stat” and the crime comedy series “Dark Justice”. One of Maurice Benard’s early successful movies is the biographical romantic drama TV movie “Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter”.
Maurice Benard began rising more to prominence when he started starring on the daytime medical drama TV series “General Hospital” which has been his most popular work. His most recent movies are the drama mystery “The Ghost and The Whale” and the thriller “A Lover Betrayed”.
Maurice Benard’s 2018 plus credited acting roles so far includes more of “General Hospital” series and a horror movie titled “Nightmare Cinema” starring Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley and others.
Awards & Achievements
Maurice Benard has a total of 20 award wins and nominations which he received throughout his career. Most of the awards he received were for his performance in “General Hospital” series, his wins for the series including the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, 3 Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor and the Soap Opera Digest Awards for Favorite Actor.
Maurice Benard has only received 1 award nominations other than the ones he received for “General Hospital” series, which is the Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime for “All My Children” series.
Net Worth of Maurice Benard
The American actor Maurice Benard net worth is estimated $3.5 million. He made his wealth from the salary and earnings he received for starring in movies and series. Maurice Benard’s estimated salary per episode of “General Hospital” is not confirmed.
Maurice Benard is an actor who doesn’t have many credited acting roles in movies and series. He currently only has 24 acting roles and his most popular one has been in “General Hospital”. Maurice Benard is now happily living with his wife Paula Smith and their children in California.