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Brandon Barash On His Way Back To General Hospital?

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Over the weekend, rumors escalated via a report from Daytime Confidential that none other than fan favorite, Brandon Barash is set for a return to General Hospital as Johnny Zacchara for a short story arc!

With Port Charles riddled with crime, and the reveal to D.A Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and police commissioner Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) that Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) killed AJ Quartermaine, could Sonny end up behind bars and at Pentonville alongside his arch enemy Johnny Z.?

That would seem to be intriguing, since Connie (formerly played by Kelly Sullivan) set-up Sonny to walk in on her and Johnny which inflamed the already bitter rivalry!  Or, could Johnny’s short story arc have to do with just who is “Fluke”?

Barash is married to GH star Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and the duo share a baby girl together, Harper.

Would you like to see Johnny Zacchara back on the canvas? If so,  how do you think he will be brought into the story? Comment below!

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Bill
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Bill

STILL think Fluke is Anthony Zacchara, so this would fit in nicely, hmmmmm?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I said it from the FIRST…and STILL believe FLUKE is AZ…From Heather to Jocelyn…he’s got it in for that ENTIRE group of characters tied to Sonny!!! What if Connie was secretly his niece???

davlestev1
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davlestev1

But UNFORTUNATELY it will be for when Sonny is locked up…soooo….

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Awesome! It will be nice to have Johnny Z back on screen even if it is only for a short time.

su0000
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su0000

It would be awesome to have Brandon Barash /Johnny back!!!
I know he wouldn’t resign back on but it would be fun to see him again..
IF Sonny gets incarcerated, then Maurice is going on vacation..
But– he would be gone for a short while, Sonny/Maurice is not leaving GH, so no problem.. He will be set free..
Brandon Barash will have a good time, I’d bet..
I really like how FV&RC brings in missed vets… its always fun!

Mark
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Mark

Please bring this gorgeous man back!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

lol perhaps the gorgeous man doesn’t want to come back..

I will text him and demand he returns!!!
I will entice him with cookies!!

I would love Brandon back too !!! 🙂

Claudio
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Claudio

LOL su0000 I love that idea with cookies, too funny. I love Brandon he is a terrific actor and cute too lol.

MaryBeth Walsh
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MaryBeth Walsh

absolutely…the sooner the better!

Jeff
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Jeff

Hell Yes!! Brandon is missed and should be brought back permanently!

B.J.
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B.J.

I so agree, Jeff! Permanently! 🙂

Harry
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Harry

I agree, bring him back and pair him up with his real life lady love, Kristin Storms.
Then hand this talented man some decent material.
Make him play “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano while he dreamily stares off into space trying to chase those demons away.
I loved Johnny, the tormented piano player.
If music be the food of love, play on.” Shakespeare.

louisa
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louisa

Forget the mobsters! We want him back as a Maxie love interest.

Brie
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Brie

Not only would I like to see him return, NO ONE I know ever wanted him gone. I have literally never seen a bad word said about Brandon, and the only thing bad I have read about Johnny Zacchara is that the WRITERS destroyed his character, and we were all pretty upset about it.

I’m thrilled he’s returning, but disappointed it’s only for a short arc. I hope they’ll see the error of their ways and bring him back – to stay!

su0000
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su0000

Brando, he is daddy and I assume wanted out of the soaps..
I’m sure RC and FV would love to have Brandon back, thing is-
he might not want to come back ..

Some believe it is the producers who let sonso go, when it was the actor who wanted out and doesn’t want to return, outside of an appearance stay..

I’d love it Brandon wanted to return but doubt it 🙁 ”never say never”!

Patrick
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Patrick

“… NO ONE I know ever wanted him gone. I have literally never seen a bad word said about Brandon ”

isn’t this the absolute truth

dang! just dreamy personified

Harry
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Harry

Dreamy personified, indeed, Patrick.

And I really like it when he tickles me…..er, I mean the keys.

Diane
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Diane

Yes please bring him back. He is very nice eyencandy

Omar
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Omar

If he does come back long term or short term, that would be great..The character of Johnny was such a tortured soul and Brandon Barash played him to the hilt…This great talent will always be welcome back!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

You’re right, Omar. Johnny was so torn from the beginning over his mom’s life and death, his father’s cold hand and “profession”…yet he tended to Anthony and his “garden.” He had that final showdown with his father which was full of conflict…and then his despair/guilt over being responsible for Starr’s boyfriend and daughter’s death..Great story lines…great acting. Looking forward to his return; just anticipating hating to see him go again.

Kathleen Zekaj
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Kathleen Zekaj

Yes bring Johnny Back! Maybe have him and Sonny break out of prison together! That would be a very exciting story line! The both of them previously enemies working together to escape prison! OR The Governor is visiting the prison. While he is there a full blown riot occurs and the prison is taken over by the prisoners! They take the Governor hostageThey are threatening to kill the Governor and all of the guards unless they are given money and transportation out of prison. Sonny and Johnny work together to overthrow the prisoners in charge and get the others to… Read more »

Claudio
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Claudio

That is wonderful news, I love Brandon he is a terrific actor. Brandon is very hot, yum yum eye candy lol. On the weekend celebrity dirty laundry on line said, Brandon will be back for a short term arc storyline. I want Brandon back on contract, I missed him so much. Maybe Carly and Johnny can get back together, I would love that so much.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

So many great storyline possibilities. I’ve missed Johnny Z. Even a short story arc would be welcome.

janet
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janet

This show is dumb.Johnny is in jail for killing ColeandHope who are not characters and haven’t ever been. he killed a man who killed a lot of people and should have gotten a medal. His father..BB was one of the actors on the show I enjoyed watching. will his arc be in jail with Sonny. can johnny please shank Sonny in the prison yard.?please !.Love to see him back with Olivia. keep him and dump sonny.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Janet. It’d be a crime to hit and run anyone…even if the characters were never onscreen. Johnny killing Sonny’s not going to happen…but I think it’ll be interesting to see if these two clash or bond in the clink!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Brandon Barash is a fantastic actor and Johnny has been sorely missed on GH! I really hope this will lead into Brandon returning full time because I love the character. If GH can bring people back from the dead and find loopholes for so many characters to get out of their crimes, they can find a way to bring Johnny back permanently! In terms of story, I don’t think his return will have to do with the Fluke reveal. I think either Sonny or Carly or whoever ends up in jail will see him. Hopefully it’s Sonny so that Johnny… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Yeah, I liked him.

janet
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janet

Rebecca its not a crime to hit and run someone who never was PP made sure these characters plus Starr and Todd were never here. They owned them and they took them back. If they were ever there don’t you think the actress who looks like Starr would at least mention them. You cannot kill someone who never was. Johnny killed his father in self defense. The man was a murderering pig. he could be funny but Johnny being in jail for coleandhope is stupid.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Janet…all the characters from OLTL who came as their characters, Starr, Todd and John were there. It is acknowledged that they were there…and that they all left. GH didn’t pretend that those characters never existed…they just had to get rid of them…so they kept the actors, gave them all new names/identities…and we, the fans, had to REALLY suspend our disbelief and ignore the fact that they were all carbon copies of the OLTL three. Which we did. After a while we just accepted that these three are new characters. No reference is made (at least not serioiusly) to their resemblance… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

correction: seriously

go from “one” not on

believing…not just believe

and finally…Todd, not Godd!

:/

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In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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