John Ingle

Role Edward, GH

Show General Hospital

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BIRTHDATE: May 7, 1928

BIRTHPLACE: Tulsa, OK

YEARS ON SHOW: 1993-'04, 2006-present

MARITAL STATUS: married to Grace-Lynne Martin since 1954

CHILDREN: Five daughters and nine grandchildren


After doing voice work in the animated series THE JETSONS, Ingle taught acting at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, CA from 1964 until 1985. Among his better-known students: Meredith Baxter, Richard Dreyfuss, Albert Brooks, Linda Evans, Swoosie Kurtz, Barbara Hershey and Nicolas Cage. Ingle continued to do voice work (SMURFS), and played the school principal in the 1988 cult film Heathers. Ingle took over the role of Edward Quartermaine in 1993 and played it for 10 years, until the show moved him to recurring, prompting Ingle to take the contract role of Mickey Horton on DAYS. Ingle returned to GH in 2006. Ingle took on another series about a sprawling family when he appeared on HBO’s polygamy drama, BIG LOVE.

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Random facts

  • Provided the voice for Maggie Simpson on THE SIMPSONS.
  • Volunteers with the San Gabriel Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Taught Acting at Beverly Hills High School.
  • Calls former GH co-star Stuart Damon his closest friend.
  • Won Outstanding Scene Stealer award at 1999 Soap Opera Awards.

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