General Hospital Character Description: Dr. Kevin Collins

JOHN LINDSTROM (Kevin) of GENERAL HOSPITAL – The Emmy-winning daytime drama “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Dr. Kevin Collins


Kevin is a good guy who tries to help people. He’s a psychiatrist who devotes his time to helping others; he has a lot of compassion. His twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain, was a psychopath who came to Port Charles in 1992.  Kevin came to town a year later, wanting to treat his brother. Kevin always felt a lot of guilt because he was more mentally fit than Ryan. When he was on “Port Charles,” we also learned that that their mother, Marilyn, sexually abused Ryan when they were children (and she had also mistakenly did the same to Kevin once, thinking he was Ryan, which resulted in their father taken Kevin away – but leaving Ryan behind).  Ryan came in and out of the lives of Port Charles’ residents and was thought to be dead when he resurfaced in 2018 and took over Kevin’s life for a time, while imprisoning Kevin in his stead in the mental hospital. Kevin was eventually rescued by Franco and Jason, along with Carly and Laura.

Kevin always had a lot of sympathy for his brother, even though he was a killer and attacked Kevin many times. It is his greatest flaw. He always sees the good in people. He met Lucy Coe and fell for her. He helped her to become a better person, but she did let him down many times over the years, until he’d finally had enough, in 2014, when she cheated on him with Scott. They went through a lot together, including adopting little Christina and fighting vampires.

Kevin was temporarily psychotic in 2002 when he was injected with a drug and had a psychotic break.

Kevin has helped many people over the years, including Stone Cates, Carly Corinthos, Franco Baldwin, Lulu Spencer, Morgan Corinthos, Livvie Locke (who turned out to be his daughter) and others. Besides Lucy, he was married to Eve Lambert (on “Port Charles”) and is now married to Port Charles mayor Laura Spencer.

Kevin wrote a best-selling book called “General Homicide.” A psycho named Greg Cooper decided to take his revenge by copying the murders in Kevin’s book.

Kevin is great friends with Mac Scorpio, who was police commissioner for a long time. In 1995, the pair was very funny when they dressed up in drag as Norma & Eve to infiltrate a psychic’s seminar, to prove that she wasn’t really psychic.  Mac is the one who fatally shot Ryan in 2023, but Kevin didn’t blame him. Mac has been more of a real brother to Kevin that Ryan ever was.

Kevin learned in 2023 that he has a niece, Esme (Ryan’s daughter with Heather), and a grand-nephew, Ace.  Esme was a terrible person, but she has amnesia, so she is good (for now).  Ace (among others) was kidnapped by Victor Cassadine in his plot to save the world (by killing millions of people).

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