Born and raised in North Vancouver, Canada, Réal Andrews became a champion track runner at the young age of 10. Sidelined by a hamstring injury, Réal then turned his athleticism into a job as a stuntman. After finding success in front of the cameras in Canada, Réal decided to try his luck in Los Angeles. He quickly added such television series as Nash Bridges, China Beach and Highlander to his list of credits.
Before joining General Hospital in 1996, Andrews also completed roles in the films Born on the Fourth of July, with Tom Cruise, and Rocky V, with Sylvester Stallone. He briefly left his General Hospital role in 1997 to star in the syndicated television series, Soldiers of Fortune. He returned to General Hospital the following year to resume the role of the tough-as-nails detective.
Andrews is currently single and resides in New York City. In his free time he enjoys weight-lifting, Tai Kwon Do, fishing, and working on his growing car collection.
PLACE OF BIRTH: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DATE OF BIRTH: January 31, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Michele Viscasso [Nov 4, 2000]
CHILDREN: Marcus Jeremiah [Aug 16, 2001]
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