Remember the actor who played the younger Sonny Corinthos in the special episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL on Nov 12? Well, that was Maurice Benard’s son, Joshua, and he just turned 14 on Dec. 5. Of course, his proud pop had a special message for his boy on his big day. “Let me tell you a little bit about my son,” Benard shared on Instagram. “People say he’s a mini-me. But I don’t think so. He is his own individual. That’s what I love about him.
“He has more confidence at 14 today than I have at 55,” the Emmy winner added. “One of the things that I love about him is how much he loves his mama. I think that’s a great trait and I have no doubt that he will be whatever he wants to be. Happy birthday, my son. I love you very much.”
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Let me tell you little bit about my son. People say he’s a mini me. But I don’t think so. He is his own individual that’s what I love about him. He has more confidence at 14 today than I have at 55. One of the things I love about him is how much he loves his mama. I think that’s a great trait and I have no doubt that he will be whatever he wants to be. Happy birthday my son I love you very much🥊❤️
After watching Joshua playing a younger version of his dad, GH viewers already know that he inherited his father’s acting talent. And the kid can also sing, as Benard previously shared video of Joshua singing along to a Justin Bieber song.
Benard posted an older picture of Joshua to commemorate his 14th birthday, but you can see some more recent photos the proud father has taken of his son in the special gallery below.
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"Mi Familia looking mighty slick at the GH Christmas party."
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“I know he’s my son, but damn,” Benard declared of this shot. “On the cover of The Rolling Stone. Photo: Paula Benard.”
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“My buddy in his first play. So good. So proud!”
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“A boy and his new dog. Dog’s name is Dakota, named after a beautiful young man.”
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“Hanging with my little buddy again at the Den of Thieves premiere. Courtesy of Eric Braeden (Victor, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS). Thank you, Eric!”
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“Two heads are better than one,” Benard joked. “This is Joshua mad after they cut his hair and he didn’t want to take a picture, but he looks so damn handsome.”
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“I tell my son, Joshua, if you ever need me I will always carry him.”
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"Like father, like son," Benard joked of this snap taken at Disneyland.