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Dr. Matt Hunter
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Jason Cook as Dr. Matt Hunter
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jason Cook
First appearance June 2008
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Gender Male
Born C. 1983 (age 38–39)
Occupation Neurosurgeon
Residence Queen's Point Suburb
Port Charles, New York

Dr. Matthew Randall "Matt" Hunter[1] is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He has been played by Jason Cook since June 2008.

Character History[]

Matt arrived in Port Charles as a resident doctor at General Hospital under a fellowship sponsored by Nikolas Cassadine. He was initially suspected by nurse Nadine Crowell of being involved in a counterfeit drug ring, but later teams up with her to uncover the real criminals. During the course of the investigation, he is trapped in a fire and is hospitalized, where he is visited by Noah Drake. Their conversation is overheard by Patrick Drake, Noah's son, who is shocked to discover that Noah is Matt's father as well. Patrick works on developing a relationship with him, and convinces Matt to be his best man at his wedding to Robin Scorpio. With Robin's help the brothers succeed in bonding, even though they remain very competitive especially in the operating room. This has led Matt into some predicaments: he was poisoned as a result of operating on a man that no one knew was transporting poison capsules in his stomach; and he was sued for malpractice after the mayor's mistress died during "routine surgery". Patrick and Robin were able to prove his innocence in the latter case by proving the death was actually a homicide, and with the help of Andrea Floyd, the mayor's wife, the malpractice suit was dropped. Matt is currently still single despite his numerous attempts at flirting with various young women, most notably Maxie Jones.


  1. mentioned on air 09-17-2008

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