First Appearance: Episode 858 (1986)
Last Appearance: Episode 970 (1987)
Known Family: Brother - Nick Benson; Brother
(deceased) - Jason Benson
Michael is a doctor. He's first introduced while
out camping: he comes across a bedraggled Wayne, who's
out hunting for a shack where he believes his wife, Susan,
has gone with Glen Young.
Michael's only main storyline revolves around the relationship
with his brother, Nick: he has always believed that Nick
shot the third Benson brother, Jason, deliberately during
a camping trip when they were young. Nick has always insisted
that Jason's death was an accident.
Other than this, Michael spends most of his time tending
to the illnesses of other characters, or providing an
ear when people want someone to talk to. He finds himself
the object of Janice Reid's affections, but manages to
put her off gently.