Instead of my regular blog today, I am going to do a homage to Bradford Anderson and our wonderful Spinelli! Bradford has met Alberta at LEAST four times!! As you can see, he Wubs HER@@!!
Spinelli ("The Jackal) first worked for....ALKAZAR!! but, he couldn't be on the bad side for long!! Spin eventually started working for Jason and they had a nice bro-mance on the side. Spinelli could read a traffic camera from 1000 feet on his computer!!
He fell hard for Maxi. He had a brief fling with "Winnie" a character who came on that was a geek like Spinelli. "Spixie" couldn't be denied though and Winnie soon left the canavas.
Other nicknames: The King of Cyberspace and The Grasshopper. He became 'The Jackal" after being shot in 2011 and would live in a sort of 1940's gum-shoe world.
Spinelli's nicknames for people are long and fun...here's a sampling:
The Bernificent One
The Blonde One
The Divine One
Trivia: Spinelli was a student at PCU...his grandmother lives in Tennessee and also supplied Alexis with medical pot during her lung cancer storyline.
The character really matured after Cartini joined the show and Bradford was allowed to show more depth with more complex material to work with. He never missed a beat and when he found out Connie was his daughter, it was amazing.
In 2011, Carolyn Hennesey (Diane) wrote a book based on the character called "The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli" which followed his fantasty "Walter Mitty" type daydreams.
Probably the most popular storyline was the "non-wedding" of Spinelli to Maxie. It was a fun time--only to be ruined when Maxie slept with..Franco!
When Ellie came on the show, he fell for the red-haired lab tech and they are now going off into the sunset to Portland, Oregon, land of the Hipsters.
In his real life Bradford is married to Kiera and they have a daughter Juna. He appeared on NCIS LA earlier this year and is a member of Port Chuck, the band that was made up of GH actors. (Their farewell tour is coming this spring).
Yes, the baby is GEORGIE!! he changed her name today!!
So, Good bye to our own quirky Spinzo. He'll be missed. I enjoyed the character, even if he did get on my nerves now and again. For a long time, Spinelli was Guza's only comedy on the show. Boy, we needed him!
Godspeed to Bradford and good luck out there in Hollywood....you know GH fans will follow you wherever you go.