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Brandon Barash Returning This Week To General Hospital!

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General Hospital fans were excited to hear a few weeks back that Brandon Barash would be making a return to General Hospital as Johnny Zacchara, who was shipped off to Pentonville when we last saw him.

Now in a tweet this morning from Brandon himself, it would appear that this is the week that Johnny Z makes a comeback!  Barash tweeted:  “Wait. What? Johnny’s back this week?!”  So, just how will Barash’s return play into the current story? Will it be to make Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) life miserable since he is now in prison orange?  Or, will Johnny be involved in the “Who is Fluke?” storyline?  Or, could it be something else that brings him back on screen?

In the newly released promo for GH this week, at the very end this image above of Barash from a new scene from the series is shown where Johnny utters the line: “Long time, no see!”

Are you looking forward to seeing Brandon back on GH? How do you think he will fit into all the mysteries going down in Port Charles? Comment below!

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dmr
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dmr

Unfortunately, as I am with DOOL, I am completely uninterested. The Fluke storyline has gone on for far too long that I have completely lost focus. The storylines either drag on and on that they just get lost in the shuffle. Could care less about what happened off-screen between Jordan and Shawn. I forgot that Ric was alive. I’m just bored and disappointed. I do like how Michael is now a Quartermaine. I hope that Jake remembers his Quartermaine roots and goes back to medical school to become a doctor. Other than that, tired of the “villains-“overly cartoonish. Nina Clay… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

Aw dmr, I am quite uninterested in the Fluke s/l now as well, but I don’t blame the writers since I know Mr. Geary has been unable to return to finish the s/l up for months! He’s been quite ill, and although I haven’t had to deal w/such yet, I hear back problems are the worst!! I’m sure they all planned on being in a different place right now. Hopefully they will wrap it up soon & move on. I always love me some Johnny Z. I wish he was still on regularly. I’ll take him any way I can… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

I agree dmr! I am sooo over the whole Fluke thing and all the creepy characters that go along with that story. I know AG was gone longer than usual because of his surgery, but now that he’s back, I hope this load of crap story gets resolved immediately! Enough!!

GH50
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GH50

Great to have him back. Johnny Z is an all time great GH character and it has almost everything to do with Brandon. He is an exceptional actor with unbelievable range who always makes great acting choices. He is a real talent and is sorely missed. His presence will immediately elevate the quality of today’s GH.

su0000
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su0000

Luv Johnny!
GO Johnny Zacchara !! 🙂

I’m a fan of ‘all’ the Zacchara’s ..
they were great characters that made for great stories…

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

I so agree about the talent BB as Johnny Z…

Rockefeller
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Rockefeller

LOVE <3 Brandon Brash! Love This storyline! Love how everyone is involved one way or another in this ENTIRE STORY ARC! Way to go GH! <3 So happy to see Luke return home for Thanksgiving also!

Harry
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Harry

Please let him play Chopin on the piano. I want him making music, not making war. Johnny was at his best when he was the romantic pianist trying to play his daddy’s demons away. I also really liked him with Lulu. They ruined Johnny in the end by having him take advantage of Katie/Connie (which is sexual assault considering she wasn’t in her right state of mind) and also having him be responsible for the death of Starr’s baby and fiance –a crime for which he tried to frame Connie. These actions, brought to you by Ron, ruined the character… Read more »

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

Here is another great actor whom GH should use more often if he is willing…too bad Kelly Sullivan is no longer available…she couldve been a long forgotten Connie lookalike cousin Frankie and Johnny uses her to taunt Sonny…Frankie and Johnny couldve met as penpals and become lovers(until he does her wrong…lol)…just an idea i wish couldve happened…

Timmm
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Timmm

ELVIS LIVES!

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

I guess you know of that movie with Elvis and Donna Douglas…lol

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

Hey, was that FAIKEson in todays episode…the real Faison wouldnt have chosen Liesal over Anna!!!

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

OMG: THERE ARE TWO FLUKES IN PC!!! Fluke no.1 is really Faison…he is the Fluke with Tracy at the Q mansion…Fluke no.2 is Jerry Jax and he is the one holding a gun on Julian…earlier Jerry Jax was FAIKEson(Faison) in scenes with Dr.O and fooled her into believing he cared about her!!! So, dont be fooled too…lol

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

Or Anthony Z. is Fluke with Tracy at the Q mansion…Jerry Jax is the Fluke holding the gun on Julian and Jerry was also FAIKEson with Dr. Liesl while Faison was at the Q mansion pretending to be Larry!!!

jonboy
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jonboy

Nope. Less screen time for someone else.

carol
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carol

I never thought he fit the role of a mobster. He looked too much like a college kid acting like a crime boss.

jeremy
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jeremy

Happy fan here 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Please bring Anthony back from the dead or have a twin out there. Bruce Weitz is fantastic! BTY, could Rosalie be Claudia’s sister? I know they are different nationalities but still, they look alike. Remember, Rosalie is connected to someone in PC. Nina has her secret.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

That’s actually a great thought, Timmm! Maybe that’s Rosalie’s secret. (Though she was very freaked out by Sonny and mob violence…) By the way, I see a resemblance (if you disregard the hair color) between Rosalie and Katherine Heigl.

dmr
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dmr

I loved Bruce Weitz! Loved Anthony’s scenes with Tracy-so funny!

Patricia
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Patricia

Wish they would get back to ‘General Hospital’ instead of the mob and villians all the time. Glad Johnny is coming back, hope it is a good story line and he is not one of the ‘bad guys’. Hope they keep Ned around and that Michael stays a “Q”. Time someone got the best of Sonny and Carly. They would not be missed if they left.

dmr
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dmr

I can’t agree with you more, Patricia! I miss the adventures/excitement of the 80’s and the romance and sizzle of the 90’s! Today, it’s just too cartoonish. The masks are completely overdone and ridiculous. I do love seeing the Q’s more often, love having some humor back (The Q’s, Larry, Liesel, Madeline, Nina, Franco, etc) in-between all of the darkness. The cast needs to be shortened-too many fillers without “real” storylines-Brad, Lucas, TJ, Kiki, etc., etc.

Mark
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Mark

Note to costume department: no shirts allowed for Mr. Barash.

Claudio
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Claudio

Lol I agree with you, Brandon is one hot hot masculine man.

Jane
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Jane

Happy to have Johnny come back. Story lines for the last year or so have been ridiculous! More characters from DOOL than GH. Bring back the GH gang and story lines. All this business with the doubles is crazy. I don’t even know why I watch anymore.

Phyllis Guinn
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Phyllis Guinn

I can’t wait! Love him!

Jeanne
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Jeanne

im glad he is coming back, it’s about time

su0000
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su0000

I’m happy..
I can’t wait to see Johnny/Brandon, again..
I have missed him.. He was awesome..
I wish he would stay on and not be a short stint..
But– I will take what I can get if luved Johnny Zacchara !!!

Linda Terry
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Linda Terry

Y E A H !! Love Brandon Barash – Welcome home Johnnie !!

Nick D.
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Nick D.

So excited to see Johnny in any way shape or form. I would have been quite happy to see him for 5 minutes every episode twiddling his thumbs in jail… so no matter what storyline they give him I’m sure he’ll knock it out of the park like Barash always does.

Linda
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Linda

I would like to see BB come back as Johnny as I was sad to see him go. He is such a great actor!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

LOVE HIM! Thanks Brandon for coming back…even for a short time…. would love to see you back for good…..looking forward to the scenes with Sonny!

And speaking of Sonny, who is coloring this mans hair? OMG….it really does look like shoe polish….???????? my first thought was maybe he is in another role somewhere that has him more gray because whatever that stuff is on his head is gross! LOL!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like Johnny. It’d be great if they brought him back…at least recurring. Either he and Sonny will bond…or he’ll be instrumental in bringing Sonny down.

And, when did Brandon start looking like Bill Pullman?

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Happy for his return. Too bad that it’s only for a short stint…but oh well. I’ll be thankful for any Johnny Z time!

Christine
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Christine

Happy to have Johnny back! He would be a great access to come between Maxie & Nate…. If someone over at the writing table has any pull, please stop with the Helena, Fazion story line . How many times can you come back from the dead? We don’t need Helena, Fazion or Nicholas father. Ben there sooooooo many times, please stop. Focus on other actors please…..

su0000
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su0000

Most all GH fans love those characters!!
We really like that stuff lol ..
Faison and Helena.. love ’em !!

GH has a ton of variety.. something for everyone..
there is sooooo much more happening in GH/ Port Charles than ”villains”
((… Patrick and Sam.. Jake and Liz.. Michael and the Q’s.. Ava on the edge..
Sonny in prison.. Duke taking over.. Anna in big trouble .. Tracy getting Luke back ..
Franco and Nina.. Morgan might be a daddy.. Alexis and Julian getting hotter..
TJ finding out about his father.. Britt going to be busted, and the ”’non” villain” list goes on ..

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

Tracy did NOT get Luke back…that is Fluke no.2(Anthony Z.) at the Q mansion…Fluke no.1(Jerry Jax) is holding a gun on Julian…Jerry was also FAIKEson with Dr.O while the real Faison was disguised as Larry Ashton at the Q mansion…also, the Cassidine have programmed ‘Jake’ to think he is Jason Morgan…the real Jason and the real Luke are still missing while the real Larry Ashton is being held somewhere too…lol

Joany
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Joany

I love Brandon & I’m glad he’s back! Please make the
Fluke story wrap up soon…….

Megan L
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Megan L

excited for Brandon to be back on the show,he will be good no doubt. but I am over the Fluke storyline.. I know we couldn’t do much with it while Tony was out on medical leave but it lost its kick. I could care less about who Fluke or Faison is. Faison is ehhh and boring and has been overdone so much now. reminds how they’d overuse the villians on OLTL…

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

With johnny coming back…I am just worried that this could mean that Sonny is locked up for a long while. He has not signed a contract yet… so that could mean anything….and I would love to see him redeemed.Perhaps he wants the same deal as Anthony Geary….6 months on and 6 months off to pursue other things?

Kinda down to the wire as I hear his contract expires now in dec. 🙁

blkkalel975
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blkkalel975

I love the original johnnie..now that Mcbain is a non johnnie. Wishing it was 4evah he was back. ..but i will take BB anyway i can get him

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

Welcome back,my old friend

shay
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shay

I am so very ready for Johnny’s return. Yippee!!!!!

Lizzie
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Lizzie

So was reading thru threads…I am thinking Rosalie is Fluke’s daughter…& the real Fluke could be…Bill Eckert? Or a not-so-dead Damien Smith. I am still trying to figure out who could be Rosalie’s mother, tho. Also, very little has been shown about lab-tech Brad Cooper’s heritage. I recall him mentioning he had a ‘mafia’ type father…who could that be? Wondering if that storyline will ever be revisited again.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

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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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

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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