Kin Shriner was born on December 6, 1953 in New York to Herb Shriner and Eileen McDermott. His father, Herb, was an American humourist, radio personality and TV host. Kin has a twin brother, Wil Shriner, who is also an actor. While they were still teenagers, they lost their parents in an auto crash. After mourning the devastating demise of both parents, the twins moved to Texas where they were raised by their grandmother.
Kin Shriner is one of the easily recognizable faces on the ABC soap opera, ‘General Hospital’. This is not so surprising because he’s been on the show since 1977. Like his door-to-door salesmanship experience with Fuller Brush, Shriner has moved in and out of ‘General Hospital’ at various times to take roles in other shows. But then, he would return to his role on the long-running show where he was first cast as Scott Baldwin way back in 1977 – a role for which he’s best known. Shriner is among the few actors who have appeared in the same TV programme for decades at a stretch.
Celebrating his 40 years on ‘General Hospital’, Shriner said he’s not happy with just 4 decades, adding that he’d gladly play his Scott Baldwin for another 40 years if he could. Even though he never won the Daytime Emmy Awards, he got several nominations. Meanwhile, he is proud of his longevity in his craft and wouldn’t mind missing the Emmy Awards. With a recurring role on ‘General Hospital’, and his affable personality, Shriner has got himself a huge fan base that wouldn’t want him out of the show for any reason. Hence, when he once posted ‘Scott Baldwin out’, he caused a stir among his fans who thought he was leaving the show. But Shriner had only meant he was done for that particular week.