American actor who is best known for his roles on the soap operas Ryan's Hope and General Hospital, in which he played Dr. Coleridge and Mike Corbin, respectively.
Before his TV roles, he appeared in the 1976 film All the President's Men.
He was nominated for two Daytime Emmys for his performance on Ryan's Hope.
He was married to Dood Hale from 1972 to 1989.
Maurice Benard played his son on General Hospital.