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Anthony Starke Fills-In For Jon Lindstrom On Yesterday's Episode Of General Hospital!

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If Laura Wright’s Carly talking to a strange man who all of a sudden was “Dr. Kevin Collins” was alarming, we can assure you Carly was not having a meltdown of her own and needed a therapist!

Instead, actor Anthony Starke filled-in for fan favorite Jon Lindstrom as the good doc, since Jon was busy filming his role in the new season of HBO’s hit series True Detective!

In story, Kevin revealed to Carly that he has never met with, or had a therapy session with “Jake” (Billy Miller), alarming Carly and Dr.  Collins!

What were your thoughts of seeing Tony Starke?  Do you want Jake’s head to clear up with some assistance from a mental health specialist?   Comment below!

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Lovesam1122
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Lovesam1122

It didn’t bother me they had a stand in, I just figured JL was busy. I think his presence was needed to progress the story so Carly would realize this man is not a saint and something is definitely wrong with him.

Reagan
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Reagan

I’m happy for Jon getting to work on True Detective but was always disappointed in how they used him on GH when they brought Kevin back. Or better said– how they didn’t use him when they brought him back. I’m torn between being happy that vets like Lucy, Bobby, & Scott are back and upset that we see them a couple episodes a month. I would MUCH rather see them than the continuing John… I mean Silas saga. And instead of recasting Kiki we could have used more screen/story time with the vets.

Vicki Black
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Vicki Black

Please fix Jason!

Timmm
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Timmm

Does it really mater. Kevin is one of the many favorites who is underutilized on the show. Enjoy “True Detective” Jon.

AJQ
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AJQ

My thoughts on seeing another actor in place of Jon Lindstrom is that it was totally ridiculous. It was a one day thing and therefore totally unnecessary. Carly could have easily found out that Jake never met with Kevin in a number of ways. She could have found out from someone else at the hospital, a colleague or secretary, that Kevin was out of town on that day. She could have spoken to Kevin on the phone and we heard her end of the conversation. There was absolutely not one reason to use another actor for the day to get… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Excellent points…totally agree.

carolyn murphy
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carolyn murphy

I agree too…I had to google just to make sure John wasn’t replaced.

Dan
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Dan

It’s not like Jon Lindstrom was replaced permanently. This guy filled in for a couple of scenes. If Lindstrom is replaced on the show permanently, then I can totally understand being upset. I’ll be upset too if that happens. But for a handful of scenes in one episode, I don’t see it being a big deal whatsoever. Kevin has been “out of town” on several occasions when his name has been brought up in recent months, so I do think it was necessary to see the character on screen this time. Personally, I’m happy for Jon that he is getting… Read more »

Lew S
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Lew S

I totally agree with you

Shay
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Shay

Here here, AJQ! My first thought was, “What the….?” Then, “Give me a break!” Just…so….unnecessary.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I just want Fluke exposed(Its LUKE!) and i want Jason Quartemaine finally remembering who he is before i need a shrink…well, im seeing one anyway…lol…just watch, as soon as Jake realizes he is Jason, Helene will do something to cause him to loose his mamory again…lol…then when GH celebrates its 60th anniversary all of PC and Jake will finally know he is Jason…lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I’m with you on this– Fluke is really Luke. I think Bill was alive at some point and was the mob boss– and that is why Julian met him while in the witness protection program– but I think he died, so Helena brainwashed Luke into thinking he was Bill Ekert when he was kidnapped the first time and locked in Miscavage. The programming is causing Luke to have a mental breakdown, the real Luke is imprisoned in Fluke’s mind, causing him to project seeing his real self as a helpless victim, but when Dante wakes up he will find Luke… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thats what another poster said too…fluke/luke has gone all norman bates and its Bills body in that chair…i love it but still cant wait for it to end!!!

madluv4u
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madluv4u

I find myself really enjoying the pacing of the Jake/Jason sl, which is unusual for me because i am so over the whole Luke/Fluke thing. I dvr the show so when Luke comes on I ff through it. It bores me to no end. But I even enjoy the interaction between Jake and Helena, who I’ve never been a fan of. Maybe it’s just Billy that I’m diggin on.

C
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C

I thought it was crappy. The show hasn’t used Kevin/Jon Lindstrom since last May. But all of a sudden, for a Carly/Jake plot point, it was VITAL that we see Kevin? Blech.

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

In watching Carly with Kevin, I wished she had taken the opportunity to use Kevin’s expertise to get to the bottom of her own mental issues. I can’t imagine that Kevin wouldn’t love to get into Carly’s head after all the crap she’s pulled over the years and fix some of the broken gears in her head. Just recently she could use an objective opinion about her letting Franco into her life and why she can’t seem to get Sonny out of her system, and how her actions and choices have landed her on the outs with Michael. But from… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I don’t mind Tony Stark filling in for Jon. BUT I am so sick of the fluke story. I know it’s mercifully coming to an end, and I know Tony Geary is working his hardest. Just don’t like the style he’s using to deliver his lines, and his scruffy, unkempt look. How can the good folk around him not think something is off by just looking at him. Looking forward to a more fun-loving, nonchalant Tony…please.

Shay
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Shay

Very true about the Fluke stuff, Rose. The time is past overdue for this storyline to call it a day….no matter how much AG is enjoying the ride! You’re also right about the most disgusting aspects of Fluke/Luke’s physical appearance(s)…..they’re enough to make one retch watching these dueling dualities up close and personal. In addition to being subjected to Fluke’s surly comments about the basement’s stench over and over again, the sight of both of these motley men have about caused me to lose my lunch. Not to mention the fact that posters have been reduced to ruminating for weeks… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I have been waiting the uber hottie talented sexy Jon Lindstrom to grace our screens again…. to be helping Jake along for this ride

quality stuff to move this story

brent
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brent

Tony is very attractive, eye candy lol.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

It’s good to hear that Jon Lindstrom is busy with other acting jobs. If Anthony Starke can keep the character active, that’s fine with me, too. I enjoyed him on THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, and was sad when it was cancelled.

Daisy
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Daisy

If GH ever needed a psychiatrist it is now. Most of the chatacters are looney and could use sme mental help. The actor was ok…kind of a cutie!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

You know, considering how few times we actually see Kevin, I’m surprised that Jon wasn’t available to film these scenes. But wow, this guy cannot act whatsoever. I really hope Jon can get back to taping episodes soon because this Starke guy is terrible, I didn’t like him at all.

kmayne
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kmayne

Tony Starke was no super hero er therapist. I hope that Jon Lindstrom can return soon to the role.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

That was weird. Tony Starke seemed like he was an okay actor, but he’s no Jon Lindstrom. Please don’t do that again. It totally took me out of the scene. All I could think of the whole time was “Where is Kevin and who is this guy?” lol. I don’t even remember a word that was said in that scene. As far as “Jake” goes…love Billy Miller, but not digging this storyline at all. Sorry. JMO. (I blame the writers, not Billy Miller.) And it doesn’t have anything to do with seeing him as “Billy Abbott” I loved him as… Read more »

Melinda
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Melinda

I love Anthony Starke, he is a very good looking man. He is 51 years old and a wonderful actor. I hope he stays on General Hospital.

Mika
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Mika

It was jarring and unexpected.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I like Jon Limdstrom as Doc. He has a comforting, steady presence. I love his friendship with Mac and how he handled yet loved Lucy. Was surprised to see this other actor and missed the first five minutes so I’m not sure if they mentioned he was playing the part of…Prefer Lindstom. Hope he comes back to Port Charles to shrink Jake thru hypnosis. He could probably undo Helena’s mind control…just don’t want Doc to fall victim…

Smoochie
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Smoochie

Anthony Starke is a really good actor who has an interesting anddiverse resume; But in my opinion he was miscast as a fill in for Jon Linstrom because of the physical differences between the two actors specifically their stature. Jon is at least 6’1 and Anthony is around 5’9 or 5 ’10. It was a shock to see him standinding in the doorway of the office for his appointment withas Doc

Smoochie
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Smoochie

The comment above was sent before i could edit it and make corrections. The ending sentence should have been: The difference was most obvious and disconcerting upon seeing Anthony for the first time as he stood in the doorway of the office,there for his appointment with Jake.

su0000
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su0000

lol
the new guy is probably a stage hand..
as for seeing the Doc. it will most likely be a couple of times..
nothing to go ape over, its no big deal …

Mary SF
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Mary SF

As long as they are not test driving this guy to see if he could replace JL I’m fine with a one day recast— but why couldn’t he just played a doctor who was taking over for Dr. Collins while he was away at some conference? That would have gotten the same point across and been less jarring for regular viewers to see another actor in the role.

su0000
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su0000

They need him to see Kevin because he will be a good part of the Jake finding himself story..
It’s no big deal there was a stand-in..
Jon is returning and when he does the story has to flow..
the stand-in was needed to hold the story for Jon/Kevin .. 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

They should have had Jon literately phone it in and Carly just talked to him over the phone or just go to Jake and have Carly say she talked to Dr. Collins and he never saw you in his office. It was just wasted screen time and thats nothing against the replacement actor.

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Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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