Grant Andrews is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He was portrayed by actor Brian Patrick Clarke from 1983 to 1985, who also played the character's doppelgänger, Grant Putnam. Actor Fred Divel played the body double during the evil twin storyline where Brian Patrick Clarke's face was unseen and both characters were both in the same scene.
Grant Andrews was a Russian spy trained to take the place of Grant Putnam, who at the time was presumed dead. To do so, Andrews married Putnam's fiancée Celia Quartermaine, as well as became a doctor at General Hospital. He helped Robert Scorpio thwart the Aztec Treasure escapade before leaving town.
Larry Ashton is a fictional character on the American soap opera General Hospital. The role was portrayed by Hugo Napier from 1988 to 1992, and returned to the series in 2014, and again in 2016. In 2017, Oliver Muirhead briefly assumed the role of Larry.
Larry Ashton came to Port Charles with his wife, Arielle Gastineau Ashton. They came in on their yacht and deeply in debt. They were in search of the Dragon Bone, a key to unlock an ancient Chinese Civilization. Tracy Quartermaine blackmailed Larry into giving her and Ned Ashton a share of the treasure if he found it. Tracy said she would expose him as not being the Ashton family heir if he did not. The search ended when Robert Scorpio's dog buried the key. Larry divorced Gabrielle who left Port Charles. He lost his title when Charlie Prince turned out to be the real heir. Larry continued to scheme with Tracy to discredit Monica by revealing that Dawn Winthrop was her illegitimate daughter. They posed as a priest and a nun to find information in the convent where Monica gave birth but were exposed when the Quartermaines were visited by Sister Mary Agnes who had given them shelter. He formed a cartel to control global business with carbon disulphide. To achieve their goals, they thought it would be best for Paul Hornsby to marry Tracy to take over her stock of ELQ. Killing her was an option to get control of her stock. The cartel was discovered and put to an end by the Port Charles Police Department. Larry hoped to get Tracy to remarry him, but she turned him down, and he left town.
In October 2014, Larry resurfaced in Port Charles, after having been abducted by Jerry Jacks and left on the patio of the Quartermaine Mansion in a burlap sack. It was later revealed that this was all a trick orchestrated by Luke Spencer who had been mentally ill, and Larry is in cahoots with the villains, including Cesar Faison and Helena Cassadine.
Larry is seen again in April 2017 (Muirhead), when Tracy begins looking for her father's painting. Larry tries to get Tracy to give him half of what the painting is worth but she refuses. Larry is then seen toasting Ned on his engagement to Olivia. It is revealed that he orchestrated the ruse of making Tracy think that Samira Adin was Edward's child in order to get the money he felt he was owed. Ned disowns him and he leaves town without the painting.