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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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Angie, looks like you were right. Can’t believe or accept it.

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
Speaking of Scott, where is he, I miss him?

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SAY IT ISN’T SO!! Just read that Cameron is going to be recast as Drew Cain. I can’t believe how they would think that this guy could ever fill Billy’s shoes. Iam too upset to even say more, except that my fast-forward will get a good workout.

Julie
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Julie

Excited to see who he plays. I so would love for Billy Miller to come back as Drew and put him back with Sam. They had great chemistry.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena, Jennifer Smith & The Ice Princess: What Did You Think of Luke Spencer’s Memorial?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought the highly-anticipated story around the apparent death of Port Charles iconic, Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), although many fans, and even some of the cast of the show, are not sold that Luke is “dead” dead.

During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finds his dad, Sonny (Maurice Benard) drinking at Charlie’s, and later Scott (Kin Shriner) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) stop in and heated words are exchanged between Sonny and Scott. Victor shows up and instead of Scott and Sonny pummeling each other, they get into a fight against Victor.

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As Scott and Robert are about to be on their way to the Haunted Star, Scott stays behind because of his past with Luke.  Then, Sonny tried to patch things up with Carly before they head to the memorial.

Back on the yacht, Anna and Felicia find a note and a flash drive, after hearing a commotion on the yacht.  When the note says “play me”, none other than Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) addresses Luke’s friends and family from apparently the great beyond.  As Helena spews her venom against Luke, Laura has enough and pulls the plug on Helena’s video speech.  Tracy looks concerned, like she may want to hear whatever else Helena had to say.

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Next, Tracy does her best in short order to eulogize Luke.  That is juxtaposed with Scott trashing Luke.  Later, by herself on the deck, Tracy spreads Luke’s ashes over the waters of Port Charles. Back on the pier, Scott relishes Luke being gone, and that he is still standing saying, “You lose you son of a bitch!” Just then Luke’s ashes blow in into his face.  When Bobbie arrives, and see Scott full of ashes, she asks what happened.  Scott says, “I caught the bouquet,” an obvious nod to the Luke and Laura wedding of the past, where Scott returned at their wedding and caught the wedding bouquet.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

Back at Charlie’s bar, Victor has an ominous toast to Luke saying, “The good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise!”

At the Haunted Star, dressed in black with black veil, Jennifer Smith reveals herself to a shocked Laura.

So, what did you think of Luke’s memorial episode? Favorite parts of it? Least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out Helena’s videotaped speech and Tracy’s eulogy to Luke below.

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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