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Played by Rick Springfield
Handsome, brilliant, vulnerable Dr. Noah Drake first arrived in Port Charles
in the early eighties. Noah was an only child from a prominent family in
Long Island. His uncle, New York Senator Martin Drake, visited his nephew in
Port Charles from time to time. Noah is a surgeon at General Hospital. In
addition to his hospital work, he has volunteered at the Waterfront Health
Clinic, and helped out at the Community Sports Center.
In his youth, Noah was a ladies’ man. He was involved with Bobbie
Spencer, Tiffany Hill, and Anne Logan. Noah was unable to make a commitment
to one woman, which caused all his relationships to fail. It was not until
he left town to join a hospital in Atlanta that he met the love of his life,
Mattie. Noah and Mattie were married and had one child, a son,
Finding love turned out to be his downfall because when Mattie became
ill, Noah never forgave himself for not being able to save her on the
operating table. He quit medicine after losing her. He turned his back on
Patrick and began drinking.
Many years later, Dr. Robin Scorpio found Noah drunk in a bar and brought
him back to Port Charles to perform
brain surgery on Jason Morgan. In his condition, he was not able to
operate, so he brought his son Patrick in to perform the surgery.
It was apparent that father and son were not on good terms. Despite their
tumultuous history, an angry Patrick convinced Noah to go to rehab, and he
has been sober ever since. But it was too late - his many years of drinking
had severely damaged his liver. He needed a transplant, but since he caused
the damage by drinking, he refused to put himself on the donor list.
Patrick, who already lost his mom, was not about to lose his father as
well. He was a donor match, but Noah refused his help. While Noah was
unconscious, Patrick gave him a part of his liver. When he awoke, Noah was
furious with Patrick for putting his life in danger. He threatened to sue
General Hospital, until he realized Patrick donated his liver because he
loves his father and does not want to lose him. Noah continued to stay sober
and worked to regain his reputation as a valuable doctor at General
Noah has another son, Matt, from a brief affair, but they are not close.
At one point, Noah had a brief relationship with Robin's mother,
Anna. He is a kind and generous man when he is sober. When he drinks, he
becomes self-pitying and self-destructive. Noah now dotes on his son Patrick
and worries about him, trying to make up for the lost years. Noah doesn't
live in Port Charles but visits occasionally. He returned to town briefly in
2012 to console Patrick for Robin's death.
Proofread by Laura on 1/5/11
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