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OLTL Favorite James DePaiva Coming To General Hospital!

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GH executive producer, Frank Valentini, had a very special surprise in store for fans of General Hospital and One Life to Live at the end of the day on Tuesday.

In a video post on the General Hospital social media accounts, Valentini is seen walking through the halls of the General Hospital set, where he says, “Hey GH fans … just when you thought it was safe to go back to the hospital …”

Next shot is of James DePaiva (Ex-Max Holden, OLTL) with his devilish smile at the nurses’ station desk.   In their tweet, GH relates accompanying the video, “Is that Jimmy DePaiva?!? Watch GH daily and you might figure out what his TOP SECRET role will be.”

So that begs the questions … is James reprising the role of Max but in Port Charles, now that OLTL and AMC characters are the property of ABC and that would follow on the heels of Nora Buchanan (Hillary B. Smith) and Alexandra Devane (Finola Hughes)popping up?  Could James be playing the role of Jeff Webber, originally played by Richard Dean Anderson?  Could it be an entirely new mystery character coming to the canvas?

Weigh-in via the comment section below! Happy to see James joining GH?  What role do you think he will play? Let us know.

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  1. Steve

    June 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    A good Jeff Webber recast

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      June 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      I agree…

      • Shay

        June 7, 2017 at 12:16 am

        I’m all for the return of Jeff Webber, if such is the case….but not in the form of another FOF/OLTL leftover. Really….this pattern is getting so old…there were how many soaps back in the day with fabulous leading men who would be age-appropriate (mid-late 60’s upward….) for playing the good doctor and all we can come up with is a recent ex-employee from the current GH showrunner’s former soap? There is such a pool of talented males out there from which to choose, a more unexpected choice would have been much more inspired, such as Richard Burgi was when he stepped step into the role of Paul Hornsby. (And is STILL missed, by the way!)

    • Patrick White

      June 7, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Now that James is on set, they need Kassie (his wife) back as well!!

      • elm1951

        June 8, 2017 at 1:55 am

        his wife kassie will be on days of our lives……………….

    • Linda

      June 7, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Never thought of him being Jeff. Great idea!

      • Karen R

        June 9, 2017 at 7:36 am

        I also think it is a great idea. He would do well as Jeff Wber.
        Max Holden was a terrific character.

    • KansasGuest

      June 10, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      I think he’s a little too young for Jeff Webber. I mean, Jeff was Laura’s adult uncle when she was a teenager. Jeff was a contemporary of Monica’s & Alan’s. If the term “TOP SECRET” is a hint about his role, maybe they will recast Robert Scorpio since Tristan Rogers refuses to play the role any longer.

      • Steve

        June 10, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        Jeff was supposed to be a bit younger than Monica. It’s stretching it, but I think JdP would pass the test.

        I imagine seeing people with flaming pitchforks at Prospect Studios if they ever tried to recast Robert Scorpio. I’m sure there are others, but here are ten characters (not counting actors who died & Scorpio) that could never be recast:
        1. Luke
        2. Sonny
        3. Laura
        4. Tracy
        5. Audrey
        6. Scotty
        7. Monica
        8. Alan
        9. Bobbie
        10. Robin

      • Shay

        June 11, 2017 at 1:59 am

        Absolutely, KansasGuest!….To utilize this actor as Jeff would be as ridiculous a proposition as the recast Julian role proved to be, which paired William de Vry with NLG’s much older Alexis….it has NEVER worked for me. This example sounds equally as absurd if De Paiva were to be palmed off as the ex-husband of Monica and Heather!!!! As for somebody—anybody—else portraying Robert Scorpio???? No, no, a thousand times no! There are certain iconic GH characters—mainly from the ’80’s—that never should be portrayed by replacement players, and that super agent is definitely one of them!!!! As far as I’m concerned, it’s Tristan Rogers or no one!!!! (And by the way, if what you say is true about him “refusing” to reprise his role, well, who can really blame him? The last time back in Port Charles all Scorpio pretty much did was fold chairs at Robin’s wedding….)

      • dmr

        June 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

        Robert Scorpio can never be recast. Only Tristan Rogers can play Robert, in my opinion. I don’t recall why he has chosen to not comeback to Port Charles. Was there a falling out with TPTB?

      • Steve

        June 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm

        @dmr

        TR has complained about the writing for Robert on his last few visits. Perhaps if there’s a new co-head writer who appreciates the history of his character (and some humble begging by Frank), he’ll return somewhere down the road.

    • Max Daddee

      June 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Really hard to take any of these “teaser” stories seriously considering they’ve brought some good actors on for such short periods of time. Such as with Hilary B. Smith playing Nora Buchanan. Such has such energy, I love her role. But, what a bummer to see her on the show for only a few days. I think GH just releases these announcements to get ratings up. It works briefly, but when viewers end up disappointed…

  2. su0000

    June 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I have never heard of or seen a Jimmy DePaiva ..
    He will be a newbie to me ..

    I can only hope he will be dark guy a real villain..
    GH desperately needs a badass, bad to the bone character..

    (with Jean and Shelly writing this Jimmy guy most likely will be the understudy of the pope)

    • nancy dillingham

      June 7, 2017 at 3:44 am

      You didn’t watch James DePaiva on OLTL as Max Holden? He is a warm and expansive actor. But who knows about him on GH?

      • MB

        June 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm

        Yup, who knows about him on GH? Frank trots out these actors from his old soap and other soaps like they mean something to the audience he should be producing for, GH fans.

        The title of this article says it all, “OLTL Favorite JAMES DePaiva coming to General Hospital.”

        Think of how ridiculous that sounds in the context of the current state of GH where the majority of the male cast have come to GH on Frank’s watch while the veteran male actors have been purged or given only cameos.

        Instead of OLTL favorite coming to GH, how about GH favorite coming to GH?

      • Steve

        June 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        @MB

        More GH vets would be ideal. If DePaiva is playing Jeff Webber, we are getting a long-lost legacy character whose original portrayer, Richard Dean Anderson would not return. Jeff should have returned numerous times after terrible things happened to Elizabeth or Steven Lars.

        If he’s playing Max Holden or a non-legacy character (i.e. Raymond Berlin or Frank Benson) then we can add this to FV’s casting carousel.

    • Timmm

      June 7, 2017 at 8:23 am

      we need a bad ass since Valentin turned out to be a pussy! [cat]

      • su0000

        June 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm

        hi Timmm !
        haven’t you noticed that J&S can not write bad guys or bad anything.
        GH has never been nor should be sunday school for villains.
        They turned the hard interesting intriguing characters into a shell of what they once were.
        Now, GH is being written for timid people that like loveins..

        I want my GH back, I want thrilling villains!!

        hey my neighbor granny that come to talk soaps ets, she likes that, told me if a Ray Gardner ..
        I went to youtube and searched AMC Ray Gardner..
        wow and WOW! that guy was mean to the bone a true dark demented villain, that Ray character was the real deal.. he made my skin crawl and I wanted to see him destroyed, but I didn’t 🙁
        there was another guy too a pimp hillbilly he was a mean one, diabolical from youtube scenes of him.
        wish I had been around for his stories!!!

        I wish GH had a writer like whoever created those decades past villains!!!

      • Rhonda

        June 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        and Timm, I’d like to grab that Pussy!

      • rebecca1

        June 10, 2017 at 10:13 am

        LOL, su0000…you’re always begging for new YOUNG writers! But now…you’re admiring the writing from the old days…with stories and villains from the OLD days! And you wish “you had been around for his stories…”

        See? A good story is a good story… gotcha!

        😉

    • Omar

      June 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Wow..You really never heard of James DePaiva? Just how old are you ,12, lol!! He was so huge in the 80’s and 90’s and even in the 2ks”…A sex symbol icon with some decent acting skills!!

      Agree about Jean and Shelly’s writing, It has just been pussy whip and lame…The character of Valentin has been castrated and Anna has been stripped of all her strong core and respectability..Lulu and NIna are just poor little flowers, dropping their pedals and folding their tents!!

      GH sucks!!! I will stop watching until a new writing team comes to the rescue!! Will tune in for Jimmy though, in what ever role he will play!! Been watching since 1981!!

    • Timmm

      June 8, 2017 at 4:42 am

      JELLY cannot write adventure if their jobs depended on it!

  3. Shells

    June 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    So happy! I love James DePaiva…

  4. Melinda

    June 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    He’d be a great Jeff Webber recast!

  5. James R. Poissant

    June 6, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I would love for him to be Max but if he was Jeff Webber, it would give Leslie Charleson alot more airtime I hope. After all, I have said how Monica is my favorite character on GH and I don’t want to see the character disappear again now that Jane Elliot’s Tracy is gone.

    • Steve

      June 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      The interaction between Jeff and Monica would be fun to see. And imagine Depaiva sharing scenes with Robin Mattson (Heather, Jeff’s other ex)

      • James R. Poissant

        June 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

        Balls of fire!!! I didn’t think about that one!!! This would be the way to get Robin Mattson on the show on a more regular basis. Give us alot more Heather too!!!

    • Celia

      June 7, 2017 at 5:52 am

      Yes, James. I do not know Jeff Webber, but I am very familiar with Kassie’s husband James.
      A few days ago, I mentioned how great it would be for me to finally meet the infamous Dr. Webber, whom has been mentioned on these boards more than a few times.
      He has never met his daughter Hayden, so there,definitely,is a suspenseful storyline here, if James plays that role.
      I researched most past-GH characters, so I do know the backstory of Monica and her past loves. LOL.
      So, yes, I agree with you; as I love Monica , too.

    • Timmm

      June 7, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Good post James.

    • Tomas Torquemada

      June 13, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      MORE HEATHER, MORE HEATHER, MORE HEATHER.

      LOL

  6. nancy dillingham

    June 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I really liked him on OLTL. Was an appealing and warm actor. All bets are off as far as I am concerned re GH.

  7. Llanviewer717

    June 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I am thrill to hear that James will be back in front of the camera again. He was wonderful as Max Holden and I missed him so much after he left One Life to Live. Maybe it’s time for him to come back from Argentina and land in Port Charles.

    James would make a great Jeff Webber too. Whatever the role, the viewer are in for a treat.

    Congratulations Jimmy!!!!!!!!!

  8. Suzie rm

    June 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Don’t care, sorry. As it is some characters go weeks of months at a time without being on screen. The show needs to write for the characters they have. If this is a character that will be on for a few episodes, fine

    • dmr

      June 7, 2017 at 7:57 am

      I wrote something similar below.

  9. rebecca1

    June 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Loved him as Max on OLTL and haven’t seen him on a soap since! Strong actor…really looking forward to his arrival in Port Charles. He has great range…funny, sexy, snarky, shady, sincere…he displayed it all on OLTL. I can see him in just about any role. If he’s on for the long term he’s a great romantic lead depending on which of our GH ladies are available and looking. Just NOT Carly…please.

    • Tamara

      June 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      James would be great as Jeff Webber, alittle too young, but ok with this fan from 1969. Not Max

      • Steve

        June 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

        The age difference fits Frank (& Mark Trescher’s) pattern of hiring actors 7-10 years too young for their role. William deVry and James Patrick Stuart are both much younger than Julian and Valentin should be.

      • rebecca1

        June 10, 2017 at 10:28 am

        Not really, Steve. William DeVry is almost 50 in real life and the original actor who played Julian is 56. Not much of a difference. Valentin Cassadine was first mentioned in 2009 and never appeared before James Patrick Stuart. He’s 48 in real life. He mentioned the other day (in character) to Anna that their history goes back 30 years…I think that’s the number he gave. That would make them both close to 50 in the show. Also makes sense. I don’t see anyone being hired who is “too young” for these roles.

        @Tamara: As for James DePaiva…he’ll be 60 in a few months; Leslie Charleson is 72. I see no problem with the woman 12 years younger…particularly when they originally married and were both obviously much younger. But I don’t see a new romance for Jeff and Monica if that’s who he’s playing. But ya never know…

      • Steve

        June 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        @rebecca1

        Julian was supposed to be in his college years while Alexis was still in her teens. WdV is 12 years younger than NLG. That’s a stretch, but they have chemistry, so that works.

        They hinted that Anna and Valentin were contemporaries at the WSB academy. Show history never implied the age difference between FH and TR (Anna’s first love). JPS and FH are 9 years apart. Again, chemistry helps.

        What I’m getting to is that the 10+ years between JdP and LC would not be an issue. However, Jeff and Monica were never a true love story. She was all about his brother, which kind of led him to Heather (btw, RM and JdP are close in age range).

      • rebecca1

        June 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

        correction: I meant I don’t see any problem with the woman 12 years older than a man…

      • rebecca1

        June 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

        Hey Steve…I think we’re for the most part on the same page. I don’t see a problem with age difference between consulting adults in real life or in fiction. And, for the most part, I don’t even notice it…ie…Alexis and Julian…they just look good together and it wouldn’t even dawn on me she was older had I not looked it up. Obviously, Ava and Morgan were more obvious!!! As usual, many seem to notice when the woman is older than the man because we’ve been so conditioned to see older men/younger women. Thankfully, that too is changing/has changed in the last few years…in real life and fictioin.

        But my point with GH is that, for instance, Alexis was 16 when she met Julian, 20; he’s supposed to be four years older than her. Don’t know…if “Alexis” dressed more youthfully I’m not sure I would question it. She has a young face; he’s incredibly good-looking but has somewhat of a worn face. So, to me…never noticed the difference.. (They’re exactly ten years apart in real life. She just turned 59; he just turned 49.) And, yes, they’ve got great chemistry!

        I can’t see James DePaiva and Leslie Charleson as a couple. Not a moral problem…not a condescending one…at all. I really do feel like if you’re lucky enough to find love, lust, happiness…for the moment or for a lifetime it’s no one’s business. But, still, unless there was some REALLY superlative acting involved, I just don’t see JDP and LC. I don’t see Monica in a romantic light. Now if it was JDP and Susan Lucci (Erica)…basically same age as Monica…I could see it. I guess it’s a visual thing…

        I don’t think he’s going to be involved with Monica. If they did go that route, I’d be interested to see if they could sell it. I’d be open to it, even if resistant, to see if they could sell me on it. Kudos if they could. (Monica needs to be reawakened!)

      • Steve

        June 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        Rebecca

        One thing we didn’t bring up is that both Julian and Valentin were noted as having facial plastic surgery, presumably a by-product which would make them appear younger.

        And you’re right about tradition of accepting the older man/younger woman. No one ever brought up the age difference between Stuart Damon and Leslie Charleson nor Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes.

        Btw, NLG just turned an amazing 61. We accept a lot as soap viewers, but I almost threw stuff at the screen last year when they insinuated Alexis could be pregnant.

        I’d JdP is indeed Jeff, I don’t think he’d necessarily be a romantic interest for Monica. If WdV does not renew his contract, the idea of Sam’s mother and Elizabeth’s father as a couple does sound intriguing.

      • rebecca1

        June 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm

        Hey again, Steve…

        You’re right! Valentin had surgery so that could work…but I honestly don’t notice an age difference when looking at them anyway. I don’t remember them saying Julian had plastic surgery.

        Not sure where you got Nancy being 61. She just turned 59.

        I really love WdV so I’m hoping he stays with the show and I’d actually love them to get back together. I know we keep harking back to Sonny and Carly but if they can remain a couple…and Sonny DID threaten to kill her when she shot Olivia F…then the powers that be should write it well enough for Alexis and the viewers to forgive Julian. I already have… But I agree…IF he doesn’t stay with the show Alexis and James DePaiva…whoever he is on the show…would make a great couple. He might do well with Anna, too.

    • Patrick

      June 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      the first thing I thought, with

      he has GREAT potential for a romantic lead

      with much to spare

      extra charge on daytime

    • Patrick

      June 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      this had better – not – be

      one of those cases… of guest stars who come and go in a blink of an eye

      GH NEEDS… period

      lasting appeal. Valentin can’t do it all

      Dante has it
      Mac and Kevin and even Scotty still

      argh!

      I wish Robin Christopher was returning… imagine that him us sizzling

      • Steve

        June 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm

        If Skye were around, it would make since for JdP to be Max Holden, as they have history. Robin Christopher also played romantically opposite JPS when he was Will Cortlandt.

      • Patrick

        June 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm

        Steve

        i’d get turned on by this stuff

        Robin / James / Patrick

        lets act

      • Patrick

        June 9, 2017 at 12:03 am

        Steve

        fans can’t imagine how turned on I feel with ; the truth

        sizzle some meat, tenderize the greet.. happy to hop on you, right

    • nancy dillingham

      June 7, 2017 at 3:46 am

      Hi Rebecca,
      I agree with all those adjectives you use to describe him. Does have great range. But who knows what TPTB will do to him on GH? 🙂

    • dmr

      June 13, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Good GAWD, not Carly. The LAST think a lot of us want/need is more Carly air-time!

  10. Rose

    June 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I’m happy he’s coming to GH, don’t want him to be Jeff though. Jeff was married to Monica and is Laura’s Uncle. I’d like him to be competition for Kevin Collins. I think he’d make a great partner for Laura/Genie Francis.

    • Timmm

      June 8, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Rose, for some reason they chose to put Genie in the background AGAIN!

      • Rhonda

        June 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm

        Right, Timm?
        Laura had a brief scene the other day but it was a great moment.
        Hayden let Cam and Spencer have sweet coffee drinks with tons of whip cream. Loaded up with caffeine and sugar, the boys were out of control and Hayden was over whelmed. Laura arrives on the scene and snaps those unruly boys to attention using her stern Mommy voice.
        I seldom LOL while watching soaps, but I was laughing so hard at that scene. GH needs more scenes like that. It was a funny scene and one which most can relate to.

  11. Jk

    June 7, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Loved him as Max. Actually loved his wife, Kassie, on OLTL, too, they could have her koin him. They gave the most powerful lovemaking scene I have ever witnessed on tv while in OLTL. Maybe because in their own lives they had fallen in love. Although what I loved about him as the character there was his smile, his clever, sassy, energetic attitude.

  12. GemmaG

    June 7, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Oh Max Max Max Max Max! Can’t wait! Another character is fine too. But for those who don’t know Max, he was married to Blair (KP, his real life wife), then not and she shot him in the back. Todd helped her cover it up. For a while, Max claimed to be Asa’s son (Blair was also married to Asa for a short time, but just for money). Max was sort of a con man, but he and Asa came to care for each other for real.

    • Patricio

      June 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

      What a great memory Gemma! Don’t you miss those greT OLTL stories?

  13. Justin

    June 7, 2017 at 4:37 am

    He would be perfect as Jeff Webber!

    • Patricio

      June 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Not a bad idea!

  14. Margie cory

    June 7, 2017 at 4:41 am

    When is James DePiva coming to GH

  15. karen karroll

    June 7, 2017 at 5:02 am

    I am very happy He is coming to general.I loved him On OLTL

  16. robbie

    June 7, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Can’t imagine Max coming to PC, no ties to anyone on the canvas. Could be a good Jeff, tho

  17. Jan

    June 7, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I hope Max will be the character..

  18. shelglass

    June 7, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Any time a OLTL comes back is great news. I think Weber is a great recast, good to see him coming back.

  19. Lynne Sheridan

    June 7, 2017 at 7:22 am

    That would be wonderful if Max, was on General Hospital, because I loved him on One Life to Live as Max Holden. It’s been to long since I last saw him on a soap opera. Looking forward to seening him once again. I was and still am a big fan of his!

  20. dmr

    June 7, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Oh, I love “Max Holden!” I just hope that by adding ANOTHER new character on the canvas, that Jimmy will not be put on the back burner, like so many of our beloved veterans. We see a character one day, and do not see them for weeks, and then storylines are dropped.

    • Celia

      June 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Yes, dmr. Perfect example: Bree Williamson…..and so many others on Y&R ( Michael Knight) and Days ( Melissa Archer), to name a couple. Depressing!

      • Alan

        June 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm

        Bree Williamson should’ve been a Lulu recast (or better yet an Abby recast on Y&R).

    • Suzanne

      June 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      NO! I love Emmy Rylan. She is the best Lulu. I cannot stand BW…..she is fine making movies for Lifetime. I never liked Lulu until Emme took over the role.

      • Celia

        June 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm

        Your opinion, Suzanne. I don’t mind Emme as Lulu. I liked her better as Abby Carlton/Newman. But, I must agree with Alan, Bree would have been a better choice for either role.
        To each his/her own.

      • dmr

        June 9, 2017 at 8:17 am

        Emme plays the role as an annoying little sister, IMO. Helena was right when she called Lulu insipid. Dante and Lulu have zero chemistry, IMO, since Lulu was recast. I just don’t see any chemistry or spark with any actors/characters that Emme interacts with..

      • Rhonda

        June 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        Bree would have great as Lulu. I like Emmy alright but she was never Lulu to me. I still miss Julie’s Lulu.
        You know who would have been a great Maxie recast? The actress who plays Amy. Yeah, I know she’s not the right body type but she has that frantic Maxie essence going for her.

      • rebecca1

        June 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

        I can see your point on the one hand, Rhonda. The actress who plays Amy is actually very pretty and has Maxie’s old persona. Hate to say it but if she lost weight…she’d probably be a knockout and could fill Maxie’s shoes if need be. But on the other hand I think they’ve matured Maxie. Perhaps it coincided with Kristen’s personal troubles but the old one is long gone. She’s older now so I’m not sure if that “frantic essence” would suit her now. Fun, yes. Frantic…the only character that’s held that role for so long is Lucy. 😉

      • Steve

        June 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        @Rhonda and @Rebecca1

        Yes, Amy does have many of Maxie’s former qualities. However, watching Amy shows how far Maxie and KS have grown through the years. Long time viewers will recall it took a while to accept KS as Maxie, since Robyn Richards had the role since childhood. The character has truly grown through the years. I’m glad they didn’t do a temporary recast this time.

        If this show is to continue into another generation, the three key legacy characters are Michael, Lulu and Maxie. Robin will pop in from time to time, and perhaps we’ll see another Lucky someday, but Michael, Lulu and Maxie should be the foundation.

  21. mike

    June 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

    The return of Max Holden? Hope so he was a fun character with multiple layers expertly played by James.

  22. Steve

    June 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Yes, the GH canvas is quite full of characters over 50, but if JdP is indeed Jeff, may Elizabeth’s never before seen mother please be played by Fiona Hutchinson!

    • Suzanne

      June 7, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      I love Fiona Hutchinson. I quit watching OLTL when she left.

      • Steve

        June 8, 2017 at 7:17 am

        When she returned to marry Asa, with her first appearance under the bridal veil, that was a great soap moment!

        I don’t remember who was head writer at the time of Gabrielle’s murder, but she should never have been killed off. That Music Box Serial Killer storyline drained so much energy from the show. On soaps, nothing good comes from music boxes!

    • Tamara

      June 8, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Liz’s mom, yeah we need to see her mother, Beth Chamberlin, Kimberlin Brown, are my choices!

      • Steve

        June 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

        I chose Hutchinson since she has proven chemistry with JdP. Chamberlin is good, but maybe a bit young. Frank would never hire Brown.

  23. Jimmy

    June 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

    This is exciting news! I am unfamiliar with his work on OLTL so I’m not sure where or how Max Holden would fit in on GH, but I’ve heard good things about this actor so I’m willing to give him a shot. I hope he’ll play an already established character, like Jeff Webber, or maybe another Cassadine? I could see him as a recast Stefan, back from the dead.

    But what I’m really hoping for is GH to scoop up Vincent Irizzary and bring David Hayward to Port Charles! There are so many story possibilities for him, like starting up the Orpheus Project again, and reconnecting with Anna. He certainly has his fair share of misdeeds, and would be a great new villain. Plus, Vincent is a fantastic actor and has just became available after being let go from DAYS. His tenure there was awful because of the writing, and IMO his best daytime character is David Hayward, so hopefully he’ll have a better chance at GH, especially with JP’s retirement coming up.

  24. Patricio

    June 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

    What a treat! People forget that for years he was the center of OLTL! A gifted actor, mixing comedy with heartbreak. Always wondered why he was never put back on the canvas. Remember Argentina and the falls! Angel square!

  25. JoAnn

    June 7, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Love it. Miss him from OLTL. Can’t wait for Max or whatever character he will plsy. Great actor.

  26. Marc

    June 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Max was not my favorite but if there is Llanview blood on the set . I will watch GH

  27. Alan

    June 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    James DePaiva is a great actor and was part of some classic OLTL storylines with Tina Lord and Gabrielle Medina when Peggy O’Shea was writing that show.

    Unfortunately Jean and Shelly are writing GH so I have little hope that his stay will be a long one which is a shame because the show could use a sexy mature man (with no mob ties) to sweep Ava off her feet.

  28. Chris Cassidy

    June 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I really don’t care what role he plays, only that he will be returning to soaps. I simply LOVE James. I hope you give him a LONG role that will keep him in Port Charles. Yayeeeee!

  29. Lisa Z

    June 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    When did he last appear on OLTL? Maybe it was 10 or 15 years before it was cancelled. I know he was popular in the 80s, but I don’t remember him being on the show too much after that. I don’t think this would get many OLTL viewers to tune in.

    • Steve

      June 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      I remember reading that JdP was disappointed not to be asked back for the final few months of OLTL. With Al, Gabrielle and Luna all killed off, Max’s ties to the canvas were limited.

    • Alan

      June 7, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Max last appeared when he came back for Asa’s funeral in 2007 and tried to convince Blair to go back to Argentina with him where he was raising the twins he had with Luna.

  30. fginaspy

    June 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    The GH daily post introducing James DePaiva had no audio . I clicked on other daily videos and heard audio.

    I’d rather see Robert Newman as Jeff Webber than James DePaiva. However, I’ll keep an open mind.

    • fginaspy

      June 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Here’s a good laugh. I do not have my hearing aids in. No wonder why I can’t hear Frank V. talking. I’ll check back when I have my HAs on.

  31. Deborah L Estes

    June 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I know right! Yes. Now how would leave Todd? Franko.?????

  32. Allen Saint James

    June 7, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    He was great as Max Holden and ive missed seeing him. I thought he should have brought in during the last stretch of Oltl. Putting Max in story with Tina and Cord

  33. Timmm

    June 8, 2017 at 8:26 am

    One question, I see a lot of excitement over this ex-OLTL star, its happened before with other ex-soap stars. Why hasnt the ratings been through the roof? It doesnt work. This is GH. Leave it be GH!

    • Patrick

      June 9, 2017 at 12:17 am

      “thank you” Timmmm

      because…

      I really

      want, to

      examine

      Roger Howarth
      Michael Easton
      Billy Miller

      these guys are dead; lay waste ; dead

      come on

      move it

      recasts or vets or brand name still work

      let’s get it worked cause meat SEX most ; worked

      • Patrick

        June 9, 2017 at 11:07 pm

        Roger Howarth, ex OLTL… famous brand name
        Michael Easton, ex OLTL.. famous brand name
        Billy Miller, ex Y&R … famous brand name

        these men do not generate much sex appeal

        Franco is dud… after so many opportunities to appeal to the audience… will never work. I truly could see Todd coming back.. that’s all he has left. I like that fans like Franco and Liz… and that’s because I LOVE Rebecca Buddig.. she works everything.

        Michael Easton – the writers cannot salvage Finn and Hayden… who cares that she’s preggers… who can she share that with… that any one will care? is Liz supposed to be the apparatus that will spring Hayden any longevity ??? Curtis ???? that’s where Hayden should be… if Frank VAlentini is still adamant that Hayden is important enough?

        Dr. Finn has nothing to hang on to ? he hasn’t even struck up any camaraderie.. at the hospital ! save for Tracy .. and now Dr. O may be let go. this isolated couple are DOA. i’m happy about this. I will be pissed should Dr. O and / or Brad characters be left by the wayside.. at the expense of two characters who have no meaning… and no connection

        Billy Miller.. is cashing in

        Billy Miller must no longer care about “his” craft. I’ve never seen such lack of care and lifeless eyes… when he’s in any scenes … with Sonny, Carly, and Sam.

        just a waste of airtime. REPEAT… Amelia Heinle made him.

        i’d add in Sonny and Michael.

        just no sex appeal whatsoever

        and it has everything to do with imagination and TPTB working together

    • Alan

      June 10, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      I think the explanation for the ratings not going through the roof when stars from other shows join GH is because viewers tune in hoping to see their favorites actually being featured in well written stories and instead get The Saint Sonny Hour and tune back out.

  34. Dave

    June 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Please let it be max. He was sooooo good in that role

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GH Preview – Week of May 21, 2018

The conclusion of the Nurses’ Ball brings with it suspense, game-changing moments, and impacts many couples.

Peter (Wes Ramsey) is one step ahead of Anna (Finola Hughes), who is hoping her plans to meet him on the pier work out.   However, it seems like Peter AKA Henrick Faison is not going to so easily walk into a trap, except, little does he know that Anna is his biological mother. How will this turn out?

What will happen to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and her baby? And now that Robert (Tristan Rogers) is freed from being held hostage, will he blow the whistle on Valentin (James Patrick Stuart)?

Check out some teasers for next week’s General Hospital. Then let us know what you are hoping goes down in Port Charles when the smoke clears after the ball?

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Valentin walks a fine line

Tuesday, May 22

Peter feels deceived

Wednesday, May 23

Dante has had enough

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Part Three: Heartbreak, Revelations, A Surprise Guest!

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, it was the third installment of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018, which featured: three musical performances, a reveal to Jason (Steve Burton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) that Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is Henrik Faison, Maxie’s (Kirsten Storms) water breaking as she is in a car with Peter, and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) trying to cope with overhearing that Finn (Michael Easton) has deep feelings for Anna (Finola Hughes).

During the festivities, Ned (Wally Kurth) and his wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero), take the stage and perform (What’s So Funny) Bout Peace, Love and Understanding, originally made famous by Elvis Costello. Later, in a tender performance Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Oscar (Garren Stitt) bring down the house performing, “I Never Knew” the most moving moment thus far at this year’s ball as Oscar’s parents, Kim (Tamara Braun) and Drew (Billy Miller) look on with pride.

While the performances are happening onstage, backstage the drama heats up after Finn admits to Anna that he has feelings for her and how he has never stopped thinking about her. Alexis overhears this whole confession to Anna.

Upset, Alexis heads out of the ball and past the stage, even though she was supposed to receive the Pioneer Award. She heads to the bar. Finn finds her, but Alexis would prefer to be alone. He leaves. Enter Julian (William deVry)! Will Julexis finally get back together, or will Alexis push Julian away? Elsewhere, Sam tells Jason about the lighter of Cesar Faison’s she found in Peter’s office and the P.K. Sinclair book. Jason realizes that Peter is Henrik. Meanwhile, Anna has texted Peter again to meet her. But Maxie. who is with Peter, tells him she wants him to take her home, because she isn’t feeling well. Later, her water breaks while driving in the car with Peter, and she urges him to pull over.

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Molly Burnett Fills-In For Kirsten Storms As GH’s Maxie!

Former Days of our Lives actress, Molly Burnett (Ex-Melanie Layton), who has previously filled in for GH’s Kirsten Storms in the role of Maxie in 2016, when Storms was on a short leave from the ABC daytime drama, will be seen playing the role again in two upcoming episodes of the show.

Storms took to Twitter to answer fans inquiry: “To address the internet rumors, no I’m not leaving GH. I had to take 2 sick days due to the flu and that is all. I also recently re-signed with the show and I’m very happy to be continuing with Maxie’s journey.”

Burnett will be stepping into the role on the upcoming June 1st an June 4th episode. (more…)

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