Lucky Spencer
Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jonathan Jackson
Created by Claire Labine
Duration 1993-2000, 2003-2011
First appearance October 29, 1993[1]
Last appearance December 23, 2011[1]
Gender Male
Alias Ronan O'Reilly (undercover alias)
Date of birth July 15, 1979 (1979-07-15) (age 38)[2]
Occupation Police Detective
Residence Dublin, Ireland
Alternate performer(s)
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Greg Vaughan as Lucky Spencer

Lucas "Lucky" Lorenzo Spencer Jr. is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He is the son of iconic supercouple, Luke Spencer and Laura Webber. The role was originated in 1993 by Jonathan Jackson.[1]


On October 29, 1993, Tony Geary and Genie Francis returned to General Hospital as Luke and Laura and ushered in Jonathan Jackson as Lucky. Jackson vacates the role on May 24, 1999.[1] Jacob Young steps into the role on February 25, 2000 and last appears on February 10, 2003.[1] The role was then recast on February 20, 2003 by actor, Greg Vaughan. In September 2009, ABC made the shocking announcement that Vaughan had been let go and Jackson was set to reclaim the role; Vaughan's initial firing was met with much controversy.[3] Vaughan last appears in the role on October 20, 2009 and Jackson reappears as Lucky on October 27, 2009.[4] In November 2011, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that Jackson had chosen not to renew his contract and would vacate the role once again.[5] Throughout 2011, rumors began surfacing that Jackson was going to leave the show once again. Soap Opera Digest confirmed the rumor in November 2011 and Jackson would later speak out.[6] Jackson revealed in an interview with TV Guide that his storylines were taking a heavy emotional tole on his life and when the writers refused to take Lucky in a different direction, Jackson decided to walk.[7]


Lucky Spencer is born off-screen on August 19, 1985 to Luke and Laura Spencer, in Texas.[2] As of October 1993, when the character first appears on-screen, he is stated to be 10 years old, putting his birth year at 1983. In May 2011, his date of birth is revised once again, when it is listed on his birth certificate at July 15, 1979.[2]







  1. ^ a b c d e Who's Who in Port Charles: Lucky Spencer. Soap Central.
  2. ^ a b c General Hospital significant dates: Births: Off-screen. Retrieved on 2012-02-22.
  3. ^ Jamey Giddens (2009-09-28). COWBOY REVISITED: Jonathan Jackson Returns to General Hospital!!!!. Daytime Confidential. Retrieved on 2012-03-30.
  4. ^ Luke Kerr (2009-10-22). "Elizabeth's First Love is Back" on GH. Daytime Confidential. Retrieved on 2012-03-30.
  5. ^ Luke Kerr (2011-11-07). BREAKING NEWS: Jonathan Jackson is Leaving General Hospital. Daytime Confidential. Retrieved on 2012-03-30.
  6. ^ GH's Jonathan Jackson Out!. Soap Opera Digest (2011-11-07). Retrieved on 2012-03-30.
  7. ^ Michael Logan (2011-11-16). Exclusive: Jonathan Jackson Discusses His Shocking Exit From General Hospital. TV Guide. Retrieved on 2012-03-30.

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