|Mark Pinter as Thomas Rayner|
|Portrayed by||Mark Pinter|
|First appearance||December 11, 2008|
|Created by||Robert Guza, Jr.|
Agent Thomas Rayner is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He has been on recurring status since his debut. The character has been portrayed by Mark Pinter since December 2008.
Fictional Character History
Thomas Rayner was introduced as the FBI agent investigating mobsters, Jason Morgan, Sonny Corinthos, and Anthony Zacchara. He blackmails Jason into wearing a wire at a mob gathering with Sonny to send him to prison. Jason sabotages the wire by spilling wine on it shortly after Rayner tells him he has what he needs on Sonny and to leave. After his evidence against Sonny is destroyed, Rayner vows his revenge. Rayner has Damian Spinelli arrested after it's revealed that Winifred Leeds, Spinelli's "geek" friend is actually an undercover F.B.I. agent working for Rayner. She got her hands on Spinelli's labtop and gave the information to Rayner. Rayner forces Morgan to choose between Sonny & Spinelli. He releases Spinelli but only if Jason gives him the goods on Sonny. He prevents the District Attorney Alexis Davis's daughter, Sam McCall from the getting a professional private investigator license. Rayner attempted to leave town to spend the holidays with his daughter until a deadly crisis emerges in Port Charles. His next assignment is to conduct a full investigation on the toxin that is released in the hospital in January 2009. He enlists Jason to find a truck carrying the bio-toxin. He figures out that the Equinox corporation was behind the lethal toxin and the hospital gowing up in flames. But, his evidence against Spinelli is erased by Sam shortly after she receives her P.I. licence. He has to fire Agent Leeds when he finds out she helped them get rid of the evidence. The only thing that satisfies him is finally sending Anthony Zacchara to prison.
Rayner is seen again in May 2009. He is hired by D.A. Davis to do a thorough background check on Rebecca Shaw. At first, Rayner flirts with Alexis, she quickly enlightens him on her history of bad relationships, but he doesn't seem too afraid of her. Rayner exchanges a date with Alexis for a F.B.I. profile on Rebecca which reveals that she is the long lost twin sister of the late Emily Quartermaine. When Alexis tells him "we" need to dig deeper. Rayner says that for him to work with her, he needs something in return.
- Rayner mentions having a daughter before leaving town.
- "WDRC's Mary Jones Turns To The Law," Hartford Courant (Nov 26, 2008).
|Current Contract Characters|
|Nikolas Cassadine - Michael Corinthos III - Sonny Corinthos -Carly Corinthos Jacks - Kristina Corinthos-Davis - Alexis Davis - Patrick Drake - Olivia Falconeri - Dante Falconeri - Matt Hunter - Jasper Jacks - Epiphany Johnson - Maxie Jones - Ethan Lovett - Sam McCall - Jason Morgan - Edward Quartermaine - Monica Quartermaine - Tracy Quartermaine Spencer - Mac Scorpio - Robin Scorpio - Rebecca Shaw - Lucky Spencer - Luke Spencer - Lulu Spencer - Damian Spinelli - Elizabeth Webber - Claudia Corinthos - Johnny Zacchara|
|Alfred - Helena Cassadine - Spencer Cassadine - Mike Corbin - Morgan Corinthos - Garrett Floyd - Max Giambetti - Milo Giambetti - Alice Gunderson - Kate Howard - Jane Jacks - Molly Lansing - Kelly Lee - Winnifred Leeds - Diane Miller - Bobbie Spencer - Jake Spencer - Cameron Webber - Lesley Webber - Lainey Winters|
|Notable Former Characters|
|Lorenzo Alcazar - Ruby Anderson - Ned Ashton - Gail Baldwin - Lee Baldwin - Scott Baldwin - Brenda Barrett - Katherine Bell - Jessie Brewer · Stavros Cassadine · Stefan Cassadine · Jagger Cates · Stone Cates · Lois Cerullo · Skye Chandler-Quatermaine · Lucy Coe · Kevin Collins · Anna Devane · Sean Donely · Andrea Floyd · Steve Hardy · Audrey Hardy · Tiffany Hill · Felicia Jones · Frisco Jones · Georgie Jones · Tony Jones · Ric Lansing · Duke Lavery · Courtney Matthews · Chloe Morgan · AJ Quartermaine · Alan Quartermaine · Dillon Quartermaine · Emily Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Robert Scorpio · Dominique Stanton · Holly Sutton · Zander Smith · Amy Vining · Mary Mae Ward · Justus Ward · Laura Webber · Rick Webber · Karen Wexler|
|Executive Producer: Jill Farren Phelps|
Head Writer: Robert Guza, Jr.
Former Executive producers: Gloria Monty · H. Wesley Kenny · Wendy Riche
Former headwriters: Bridget and Jerome Dobson · Douglas Marland · Pat Falken Smith · Norma Monty · Gene Palumbo · Claire Labine · Richard Culliton · Megan McTavish · Charles Pratt, Jr. · Garin Wolf
|Port Charles (Spin off series) · Port Charles (City) · Luke and Laura · General Hospital: Night Shift · Frisco and Felicia · List of cast members · List of General Hospital miscellaneous characters|
|History of General Hospital|