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Over the years, plenty of celebrities have gotten their start on soap operas, including Ricky Martin, who starred on "General Hospital." Martin was already well-versed in soap opera acting when he joined the cast.
As Martin's popularity began to rise early in his career, he landed roles in two different Latin soap operas, which led to a part on "General Hospital” in 1994. Martin played Miguel Morez, a singer and a bartender who became a heartthrob among viewers.
Martin didn't last long on the soap and left the show in 1996, but credited his role on the “General Hospital” for helping launch his career. "I wish he'd stayed on the show forever, but he had bigger things to do. I'm so proud of him," former producer Wendy Riche said of Martin.