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Mac Scorpio

played by John J. York

character

In a town run by mobsters heading up the police force is no easy task. The one thing more intimidating than gangsters? Raising a daughter who demands independence, even though the overprotective Mac is hesitant to give it.

The Good
-When Robin Scorpio's parents were presumed dead after a boat explosion, Mac raised her.
-Helped clear Felicia Jones when she was accused of the attempted murder of Ryan Chamberlain. It later turned out that Ryan was a murderer and Mac and Felicia worked together to get him convicted.
-Basically raised Maxie and Georgie Jones, Felicia's daughters by a previous marriage.

The Bad and the Ugly
-Prior to moving to Port Charles, Mac accidentally caused a plane crash that killed his parents and his brother's fiancée.
-Had a volatile relationship with his brother Robert Scorpio for many years.
-The death of his daughter, Georgie.

Family
-Robin Scorpio-Drake, Neice
-Robert Scorpio, Brother

Friends
-Dante Falconeri: co-worker
-Maxie Jones: daughter (adoptive)

Love Interests
-Alexis Davis
-Felicia Jones

actor

John J. York portrays Mac Scorpio.

Mr. York, a native of Chicago's South Side, studied marketing for two years at the University of Whitewater in Wisconsin before returning to Chicago to study acting with Edward Kaye-Martin. He made his professional debut at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre, where he appeared in Picnic, Loss of Roses, Career and Golden Boy.

He moved to Hollywood in 1983 and began appearing on such television series as 21 Jump Street, Murder, She Wrote, Sydney, Family Ties, Newhart, Hunter and Hotel. Mr. York then starred for two seasons as Eric Cord on Werewolf, a horror-action series.

His feature film credits include roles in Steel and Lace, House of the Rising Sun, The Bear and Chattanooga Choo Choo. During the filming of the latter project, Mr. York met his wife, Vicki, a casting director. They were married on August 15, 1986, and have a daughter, Schyler.

In the few leisure moments he has, Mr. York enjoys spending time with his family, riding his bike, working in the yard and garden and playing golf.