With his character becoming the latest victim of “The Hook,” actor Michael Blake Kruse has wrapped his run as Officer Rory Cabrera on “General Hospital.”
In a statement on social media, Kruse said of his role, “I enjoyed playing the character and valued his essence. Yes, he was unsophisticated and naive but at least he was genuine.” He added, “Rory was a mediocre cop, at best, but Port Charles isn’t the easiest town to police. He was also equipped with a holster from the 70’s, no radio, and no bullet proof vest.”
As for his experience working on the show, Kruse noted, “Above all, I had the pleasure of working with some incredible people and have a newfound respect for everyone involved with daytime TV. It’s easy to critique but not easy to create.”
Despite her passion for Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez), Rory would go on to become Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) love interest, which put a dent in the Sprina reunion fans had been clamoring for. Kruse acknowledged the Sprina fanbase, saying, “[Rory] was always sincere and had her best interests at heart. That has to count for something Sprina fans.”
Before joining “General Hospital,” Kruse had guest starring roles on such shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds” and Strange Angel,” among others. He’s also had a supporting role in several Lifetime movies, including “Dead in the Water,” “The Ugly Christmas Sweater” and “Christmas Harmony.” He more recently appeared in the TV mini series “Thai Cave Rescue,” an episode of “Chicago P.D.,” and the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
As a model, he’s appeared in several commercial and print spots for Lexus, Amazon, Sony Playstation, McDonald’s and EA Sports, among many other brands.
Read Kruse’s full comments on his exit below.