Réal Andrews originated the role of Marcus Taggert in November of 1996.
Tenacious and driven, Detective Marcus Taggert is determined to serve
justice at any cost.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Canada, 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, 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 the role of Taggert in
1997 to star in the syndicated television series, Soldiers of Fortune. He
returned in 1998 to resume the role of the tough-as-nails detective on
Andrews is currently single and resides in Los Angeles. In his free time
he enjoys weight-lifting, Tai Kwon Do, fishing, and working on his growing