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Cameron Mathison Shares He Will Make Summer Debut On GH and Says: “Incredibly Grateful to Frank Valentini and the Writers at GH for Including Me on Such an Iconic Show”

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Longtime All My Children favorite and current co-host of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cameron Mathison, took to his Instagram account on Friday to share his enthusiasm and excitement for what’s to come this summer when he joins ABC’s General Hospital.

No word yet as to what role Mathison will play – and whether it will indeed be Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery, a new character, or a recast character from the past such as how Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton, who has not been seen on the canvas for decades since Demi Moore made that role soap-famous.

In his post today, Cameron expressed thanks to GH EP Frank Valentini and the writing team,  noting: “Almost 10 years after All My Children went off the air I am so excited to be joining General Hospital this summer! I was a member of the abc family for over 15 years and soon I’ll be back: Incredibly grateful to Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me on such an iconic show I feel like a kid on Christmas, as I’ll also continue making Hallmark movies and continue to be part of that family as well😀🙏🏼 So so excited… thank you!!!! (More details to come😉)”

So, who do you think Cameron will play once he hits Port Charles?  Let us know and make sure to take our poll below on how you want Mathison to be integrated into the story as Ryan, a new character or a recast character blast from the past? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Jeffrie
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Jeffrie

He is so going to be a recast Lucky…..putting him opposite Elizabeth with a triangle set up with a returning Hayden…..Rebecca And Cameron were s super couple on AMC and Elizabeth has chemistry with the phone book!

Harry
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Harry

He would be a terrible choice for a Lucky re- cast, just terrible. That would be even worse choice than Jacob Young was.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

I can’t see the 51 year old CM playing Lucky when they reversed SORAS’d Nikolas from TC to MC. Bring GV back as Lucky. JJ will never come back full time.

Satan
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Satan

Greg is 47. Younger than Cameron but still a decade older than Jonathan Jackson. And especially with the grey in his hair (at least when last seen on Days) there’s no way he could pass as the younger brother of the current version of Nikolas. Didn’t mind Greg’s version of the character back in the day, though he seemed like an entirely different person. But I don’t think he would be a good fit for the part right now. Really wish JJ would come back though, because given all the family drama going on right now…. from Lulu being comatose,… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Your saying that Greg’s version of Lucky was like a different person is spot on. Tony Geary did not have the same bond with GV and it was evident on screen. Ethan was introduced primarily because of that. Also, GV played Lucky during the years that Genie was primarily missing from the canvas, so not much history to play off there.

Yes, with the reverse SORAS of Nikolas, GV would not fit in the current cast.

Timmm
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Timmm

Greg Vauhn was terrific!

Timmm
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Timmm

Too old!

Angie
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Angie

No way. With those blue eyes my bet is a Drew recast. We need more Q’s.

GB Jones
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GB Jones

Please,soap gods! no Drew recast as a matter of fact.no Drew period! that character was a total disappointment and waste. No lucky recast either.only JJ or GV imo can do that role..if he can’t be Ryan Lavery then someone totally new. and not looking for a quick love connection or hookup.unless it’s Hayden Barns and only Hayden Barns.no one else.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I would love it if he were Ryan…just to have that piece of AMC on the canvas. Just like i am hoping when Roger Howarth comes back, he’ll be Todd from OLTL. The one thing they need to do is to put Michael Easton back as John McBain. I prefer his OLTL character over any of the others he’s played on GH since Prospect Park ruined it for us those years ago.

Harry
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Harry

Well remember, Ryan Lavary was related to Duke Lavary.

Steve
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Steve

Was there ever a storyline or plot point that confirmed the Ryan – Duke link? Not sure if that was just fan fiction or speculation.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

It was a plot point involving Anna when she crossed over to AMC. They mentioned Ryan and Duke were cousins. I forgot the story behind the reveal but, yup, it was done.

Steve
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Steve

Thanks Dennis. My GH (and OLTL) historical context is far greater than that of AMC.

TMJ
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TMJ

I don’t think they would have another character named “Ryan” on the canvas as long as Ryan Chamberlain is still blinking away in Pentonville. I also doubt that Roger will be playing Todd Manning because I don’t believe they want to introduce yet another “so-called” reformed rapist. Fans gave them a lot of well deserved flack for both Luke and Franco.

Glee
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Glee

They had two named Olivia remember Olivia Jerome/ Olivia Falconeri

Claudio
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Claudio

Welcome back to Daytime, Cameron Mathison. Maybe Cameron will play Lucky Spencer or Drew.

Steve
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Steve

CM is far too old to play Lucky. A. He’s only 7 years younger than Genie Francis and B. Lucky is supposed to be 1-2 years younger than Nikolas.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I have a strong feeling he is going to be the owner of the company that was just-recently mentioned as seeking interest in purchasing The Invader from Peter.

Kevin
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Kevin

When I heard that, Scott, I thought that was gonna be Todd Manning’s foot back in the Port Charles door.

Time will tell!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It might… but, I honestly do not know. Considering Todd previously owned Crimson, I doubt he’d need to hide behind a company name.

Michaela
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Michaela

I would love for him to be a recast Lucky but he’s only 7 years younger than Genie Francis. I would like to see him as either a recast Dr. Patrick Drake or Dr. Steve Webber. Only Billy Miller for Drew Cain but if Billy has no plans to return I would accept him as Drew Cain. Since Kimberly McCullough said she’s retired from acting and if Rebecca B wasn’t so fresh in our minds as Hayden, she would be a perfect recast Dr. Robin Scorpio. I think they could maybe still pull it off if they dye her hair.… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I could actually see him as a short term recast of Patrick Drake, since we know now that Robin is returning for a short time.

There will never be a recast of Robin Scorpio. When you literally grow up on the show from age 6, you own the role. In some ways, it sucks to only see Robin on rare occasions, but at least she’s still herself when we do see her. That beats the Hell out of the alternative.

rose
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rose

Whoever Cameron plays I hope he brings some of his smile to Port Charles. It’s really needed.

Larrane Wiechman
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Larrane Wiechman

I agree! Hopefully, he will play a new character and bring some fresh air and a fresh storyline to Port Charles!

Shari
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Shari

Everyone got upset when GH started bringing in OLTL actors so why isn’t the same holding true for the AMC invasion? Not liking this news at all. Hope he isn’t Lucky because CM would be an awful as that character.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you. I’m seeing others suggest he’d make a good Lucky re-cast which puzzles me. Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky was cool and had a kind of Janes Dean quality about him. Cameron reminds me of a game show host.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, Harry!

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Exactly, he would be an awful Lucky.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry,Yes ! maybe they can get Ryan Seacrest.

Glee
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Glee

I’ve been saying the same. FV was EP of both soaps. that’s why he keeps bringing them to port Charles.imo since he’s now GH EP he have more cast from both of those soaps, than GH vets or regulars and yes I’m mad about it.they have changed the characters on GH so much in the last few years.

Brian
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Brian

I hope he plays his AMC role and becomes similar to what the Rae Cummings character was to all the ABC soaps. He could lead viewers to Pine Valley.. and perhaps then open a door to OLTL as well.

Timmm
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Timmm

He may be to young to play Jeff Weber so maybe he is Tom Hardy?

Satan
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Satan

That would actually be a reasonable recast. Tom Hardy hasn’t been seen in years, and obviously Matthew Ashford is busy on Days, so he won’t likely be back. It couldn’t hurt to have another member of the Hardy family on the canvas. And probably a more logical choice to be chief of staff than a literal convicted felon.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Too young for Tom Hardy as well. He should be in his early 60s by now. They could always age him though.

Steve
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Steve

Tom is supposed to be just a few years younger than Scotty, so yes CM is too young.

In an only in soaps world, Tom is cousin to Scott and uncle to Elizabeth, but not biologically related to either.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, you’re probably right about the age thing. I recently saw an old episode of the show on YouTube from 77 or 78. Tommy wasn’t in the episode, but he was mentioned as being “out of town” with Audrey, so he was still a child then. As opposed to Scotty who was in law school at the time. Though Tom would obviously be SORASed a few years later. On that basis, he probably would be roughly the same age as his “cousin” Scott.

ADJP
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ADJP

So, no one is going to bring up that he is not that great an actor & often comes off bumbling and goofy? I can’t take this seriously in a role. They have already ruined the character of Lucky by having him uncharacteristically abandon his family. I like Greg Vaughan in general, but when he came on they majorly changed him & it just obliterated the the character. They should have “killed” him off instead. Some character are better left with the good memories with certain actors. Like Jason – only Steve Burton. Jonathan Jackson is Lucky.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

ADJP
I agree with your concept. There are so many others also that only one actor is acceptable in a role, too numerous to mention

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Cameron Mathison Talks Strangest Shirtless Scenes, Favorite Susan Lucci Moment & More On ‘7 Questions With Steve & Brad’

On the latest installment of Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) You Tube series, 7 Questions with Steve and Brad, the General Hospital stars welcome the newest addition to their Port Charles family, Cameron Mathison.

Mathison is set to debut this summer back on ABC daytime in a role still under wraps, after previously playing All My Children’s Ryan Lavery and wrapping up his co-hosting gig on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

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In the rapid fire sequence of questions from Burton and Anderson, Cameron fielded questions such as what was his strangest take-off-your-shirt moment in soaps, his favorite Susan Lucci moment (where in story, Ryan for a short time was romantically linked to Erica Kane), plus Mathison fessed up on his favorite hosting gig, if he bakes at home, and more.

Watch the enlightening and fun conversation here.

Then let us know, are you looking forward to Cameron’s debut on GH? Comment below.

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She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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