Role Robin, GH
Show General Hospital
BIRTHDATE: March 5
BIRTHPLACE: Bellflower, CA
STAR SIGN: Pisces
YEARS ON SHOW: 1985-96, 1997, 1998-99, 2000, 2004, 2005-present
MARITAL STATUS: Single
GH’s Kimberly McCullough has been a working actor since the tender age of seven months. The Bellflower, California, native made her first TV appearance in a diaper commercial opposite Juliet Mills (Tabitha, PASSIONS). McCullough’s mother, a dance instructor, fostered her daughter’s love of dance and, as a child, McCullough danced on such shows as FAME, SOLID GOLD and THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS. She made her feature film debut in the 1984 break-dancing musical Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.
In 1985, McCullough joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL at the ripe, old age of 7 as the daughter of superspies Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). McCullough quickly became a favorite of legendary producer Gloria Monty. “If you weren’t in love with her, you were scared to death of her,” recalled McCullough at the time of Monty’s passing in 2006. “I’ll never forget, she had this huge diamond ring and when I was little, she told me, ‘Honey, you do not accept less than four carats. You remember that!'” McCullough continued to balance GH with other work, having appeared on the big screen as Warren Beatty and Kevin Kline’s daughter in Bugsy and Consenting Adults, respectively. She also found time for stints as a back-up singer on Martika’s 1980s hit, “Toy Soldiers.”
During her formative years on GH, McCullough grew from adorable moppet to seasoned actress and won her first Emmy at age 11, the youngest performer at that time to do so. In later years, Robin fell in love with street kid Michael “Stone” Cates. Their sweet, teen romance turned tragic when both characters were diagnosed HIV-positive and Stone died from AIDS in 1995. McCullough took home her second Emmy the following year. In 1996, she left the show to pursue other interests, including a run as a student at New York University, where she studied directing.
McCullough resurfaced on GH and spin-off PORT CHARLES during breaks from school, then returned for a stint in 1998-99, and made appearances in 2000 for the annual Nurses’s Ball, in conjunction with the Day of Compassion and in 2004 for the memorial for Lila (the late, beloved GH vet Anna Lee). In 2001, McCullough took the character to ALL MY CHILDREN, where she reunited with her presumed-dead mother, Anna. During that time away from GH, McCullough worked behind the scenes on several short films and had recurring roles on the ABC prime-time sudser ONCE AND AGAIN, along with the gritty crime drama THE SHIELD and the family drama JOAN OF ARCADIA (which starred real-life pal and former GHer Amber Tamblyn, ex-Emily).
In the fall of 2005, McCullough returned to GH on a full-time basis. Viewers met a grown-up Robin who was still living with HIV, had graduated medical school and was working as a doctor in Paris. She was summoned back to Port Charles to consult on ex-boyfriend Jason’s case when he suffered another life-changing head trauma. She quickly fell in to a tempestuous romance with the handsome, self-absorbed Dr. Patrick Drake and was later reunited with Anna and her presumed-dead father, Robert. In 2007, McCullough, Jason Thompson (Patrick) and Steve Burton (Jason) headlined on the late-night sudser GH: NIGHT SHIFT, which debuted on SOAPnet to record-breaking numbers.
Check out McCullough’s official Web site here.
- In 2001's DYING TO DANCE, McCullough played opposite Rick Springfield (Noah, GH).
- Wrote and directed the short film Lil' Star, a dark comedy about a beauty pageant for young girls, starring Danielle Harris (Halloween). (To see the flick, check out www.melodicpictures.)
- Dated Freddie Prinze Jr. for several years in the late 1990s.
- Attended NYU's Tisch School for the Arts in 1996-97.
- Played Cosette in the Broadway version of Les Misérables as a young child.