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Tristan Rogers
Born June 3, 1946 (1946-06-03) (age 63)
Australia Melbourne, Australia

Tristan Rogers (born June 3, 1946 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian-American actor.

Early acting roles were on Australian television and he completed short stints in soap operas Bellbird, Number 96 (in 1974) and The Box (in 1975). He was a regular in police drama series The Link Men (1970) which lasted 13 episodes, and had guest roles in programs including Barrier Reef, Division 4. He also had a role in 1976 miniseries Power Without Glory.


United States roles


General Hospital

He is most well known for his long-running portrayal of World Security Bureau agent Robert Scorpio on the American daytime soap opera General Hospital from December 1980 until February 1992. The popularity and longevity of the character Robert Scorpio in General Hospital came as a result of his involvement with the monumentally popular "supercouple" Luke and Laura, whose 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.[1][2]

While Rogers' Scorpio had been "killed with no body found" when he left the series in 1992, Rogers returned briefly in 1995 as Scorpio's spirit to comfort the character's daughter Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), who is dealing with the loss of her boyfriend to AIDS-related illness and is herself HIV-positive.[3] He returned again in January 2006 for six weeks, this time with Scorpio being very much alive. Rogers reappeared in April 2006 and left again that November.

Rogers has taken the lead recently in the soap industry, calling for an evolution of the medium in light of its dwindling audience. An active proponent of the entertainment industry's expansion onto the internet, Tristan is producing his own web-based talk show.

From August 5, 2008 through October 21, 2008, Rogers reprised the role of Robert Scorpio on the second season of SOAPnet's General Hospital: Night Shift, a prime time spin-off of General Hospital which stars Scorpio's daughter Robin.[4][5] He was featured in 12 of the season's 14 episodes, and Soap Opera Digest named the appearance their "Best Return" of 2008.[6] Rogers later reappeared on General Hospital for four episodes starting December 22, 2008 as Scorpio attends Robin's wedding.[7][8]

Other roles

Rogers starred in the CINE award-winning short Opportunity Knocks, portraying Death himself. Co-produced by Aaron Wells and Suzanne Niedland, there are plans to develop the short into a feature-length film.

In 1994 Rogers guest-starred in season one episode "The War Prayer" of science fiction TV series Babylon 5.

Rogers has also done voice-over work representing restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse,[9] Foster's Lager, Reebok, Epson and others. Rogers also voiced Jake the kangaroo mouse in The Rescuers Down Under.


  1. ^ Wolf, Buck. "Luke and Laura: Still the Ultimate TV Wedding." November 16, 2006.
  2. ^ West, Abby. "Luke and Laura: 17 Great Soap Supercouples". Entertainment Weekly.,,20174499_9,00.html. Retrieved 2008-01-29.  
  3. ^ Matheson, Whitney. "Recalling some of TV's dearly departed." August 31, 2005.
  4. ^ Logan, Michael. "Soaps News: Tristan Rogers Checks Back into GH." June 18, 2008.
  5. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly. "SoapNet renews Night Shift." The Hollywood Reporter. May 27, 2008.
  6. ^ "The Best & Worst of 2008". Soap Opera Digest. December 16, 2008 (Vol. 33, No. 51). pp. 73.  
  7. ^ "Scorpio Returns to GH". Soap Opera Digest. December 16, 2008 (Vol. 33, No. 51). pp. 4.  
  8. ^ "Comings and Goings: Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio)". Soap Opera Digest. December 16, 2008 (Vol. 33, No. 51). pp. 16.  
  9. ^ Johns, Howard. "Trouble in Little Tuscany." March 2004.

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