After 37 steady years, Tony Geary, the actor who dutifully played the role of Luke Spencer on the iconic soap-opera “GENERAL HOSPITAL” has finally called it quits. He says that he is moving to Holland where he can walk around and not be bothered by the annoying American fans who have enabled him to earn tens of millions of dollars over the years.
Close up pictures of Tony Geary’s toupee here —-> Direct Photos of Geary Toupee.
On July 27, 2015 at approximately, 3:58 EDT, Geary’s character, Luke Spencer, wearing his newest and fluffiest grey and white $7,500 toupee – courtesy of ABC television — walked towards a spotlight that lit his badly wrinkled face for the last time, and according to those close to the show, this is not a ruse or a red herring. Geary’s character is not coming back to Port Charles — and this is not a dream.
Tony Geary , plagued by hair loss since his teens, started out by perming his receding hairline way back in the late 1970’s because he thought that would add volume, but it only made him look balder and gayer in spite of the fact that he played a macho role.
Then, after dozens of failed hair transplants and hours of grueling scalp treatments, Tony had to throw in the towel and say goodbye forever. He opted for a heavy toupee and a tons of very air-brushed photos like the one pictured here.
“His toupee was making his head red hot, and the lights of the set had caused him to come close to heat stroke more than once,” said a source close to the show.
“If you notice, almost all of his recent scenes, and especially his very last scene, were filmed in very dim light so as to simulate evening. His head was literally burning him and causing him great discomfort. I think if he stayed on the show he would have died from heat prostration. The lights are really hot. Most people don’t realize just how hot the lights on a TV set can be. Experts say that you lose 80% of your body heat through your head, and there was no way Tony’s yak hair toupee was letting any of his body heat dissipate.
“He told me that gray hair in a toupee is made from synthetic fibers or from the hair of Tibetan yaks. The synthetic hair has a fake look, but the yak hair is very realistic. The trouble with the grayish white yak hair is that it’s very hot. “
According to the Damien Zone’s expert zoologist, a yak’s coarse gray and white hairs enable it to live comfortably in temperatures close to negative 20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Imagine what this was doing to Tony Geary’s scalp when he was subjected to hot lights?
“One time, a nurse on the set, measured Tony’s body temperature to be 104.4 degrees, ” continued our source on the set of General Hospital.
“Tony was sweating and said that he was feeling weak. If the nurse hadn’t stopped the shooting, I don’t think Tony would be here today, He looked very old and sweaty and gay. The heat was even affecting his performance. When I first starting working on the show I thought that Tony Geary sucked as an actor and that he had no talent, but how was I supposed to know that he was burning to death under that wig and those lights?”
According to ABC’s Eyewitness News affiliate in New York, Tony is not ruling out continuing his career on Broadway. But folks close to the Broadway scene say that there is no shot that Tony Geary will get a shot on any Broadway stage. One insider said that when Tony Geary leaves GENERAL HOSPITAL he is essentially leaving show business. He is not a talented actor and most of his fans are either dead or unimpressed with his departure.