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Dominic Zamprogna Reveals He’s Ready to Come Home to General Hospital

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GH’s Dante Falconeri has been off the canvas in Port Charles since he last returned very troubled.  It was then he asked Lulu (Emme Rylan) for a divorce and was headed out of town to get help for a horrific case of PTSD which began when he was in Turkey on a mission.

The actor who had portrayed Dante for all he is worth and then some is multi-Daytime Emmy nominee, Dominic Zamprogna.  Now, in a interview with ABC Soaps In Depth, he reveals he is ready to return to GH on-contract!

Zamprogna shared: “Frank (Valentini, EP  General Hospital) knows I am ready to come home.  I’d be totally open to a contract. There’s so much potential with the character and the story right now. With everything they’ve done since Dante’s been gone, there are so many options, and they’d all be fun to play.”

In a very candid moment, Dominic shared it was last September that he felt the urge to come back to the ABC daytime drama series, and even shared an emotional call with his on-screen father, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) about coming home.

Currently in story, Lulu has been seeing Dustin played by Mark Lawson, which could set up a triangle, if Zamprogna were to return to GH.

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So, would you love to see Dominic back on GH full-time? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Randi
Randi

Absolutely! Would love to see Dominic Zamprogna back on GH!
He’s a great actor!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I LOVE Dominic and he is sorely missed and always welcome back to GH…

Phil
Phil

I was all for a recast but if Dom is ready to come back screw that. Bring him back now!

Jimh
Jimh

That would be great…but we will have to wait until filming starts once more!!!!

Roberta
Roberta

Bring Dante Home

Anella
Anella

Yes I would love to se him back on GH

Su000
Su000

I never cared for Dante character.
why?
because of (hard to tolerate) Lulu.
Lulu is a stomach turner.
If he were to return to GH, I’d have need to FF him
when he’s with Lulu..
eeezzz Lulu is beyond annoying..

I have not missed the Dante character, didn’t notice he’s gone.

If he returns, I’m good with that
but-
if he’s involved with Lulu and brings her upfront, then
Don’t return- stay away..

DMRR
DMRR

This version of Lulu is nauseating. Horrible.

Su000
Su000

I remember a step in for Lulu..
I don’t know her name, but I liked her, she was very good;
I want her back.
She was a great relief from the Emmy Lulu..
I was sorry to see her leave when Emme returned..
I read- not many fans like Lulu, this Lulu..

When Lulu and Maxie get together its like watching
two really annoying valley girls..
I waited for Lulu to giggle a loud ”awesome sauce!!”
EEEESSSSHHHH!

SZima
SZima

Yes, bring Dom back! And while they’re at it, bring Julie Marie Bergman back as Lulu!
I’ve never cared for Emme as Lulu. (Nothing against Emme, I just don’t like her Lulu and the friendship with Maxie isn’t the same either!)

DMRR
DMRR

Agreed!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I agree with you 100% on all that you said SZima.

Chantal Côté
Chantal Côté

So, he’s been wanting to come back for more than 6 months but no one offered him to? Of course, we want him back!

Steve
Steve

Agreed that DZ is a really good actor. Dante should be brought back if they have a long term story arc for him. Dante was just gliding along he last few years on the show as the writers couldn’t seem to figure out what to do with him. Mostly police-related scenes, which we have Chase (and occasionally Mac) for.

As they’ve dropped the potential Josslyn crush storyline with Dustin, the only connection for him, other than Lulu is Brook Lynn. He could easily be written out in one episode (a direction the show should consider for a few characters once production resumes.)

Nancy
Nancy

Yes !!! Please come back Dante (Dominic)

Connie May
Connie May

Yes would love to see him come back he is a great actor and sonny gonna need him when mike dies

Satan
Satan

Thank all that’s unholy. Bring Dante home whenever GH starts taping again.

If they could bring the real Lulu back it would be even better, of course.

And maybe once Dante comes back, they can finally reveal that Charlotte came from the same batch of embryos that Rocco did, and Val the Bastard was never her father. They already dropped enough hints that this was the case, but never followed up on it, as it wouldn’t have really served any purpose with Dante AWOL.

I suspect Dante’s return to Port Charles will come with the sad passing of his grandfather, Mike. Seems obvious now that will happen sooner rather than later.

Su000
Su000

Thing is;
Dante has an Extreme case of Complex PTSD (C-PTSD.
It is curable.. it is manageable with ‘meds’ and life long treatment/like AA..
Dante could never be a police detective again, never..
He should not even be involved in the lifestyle of the
Corinthos/Sonny..
In other words; unless he is portrayed as an actual C-PTSD/ the real deal high-level C-PSTD, Dante will be a joke.
He will be living with a shadow within him and without constant care, he will go static.

bwaa remember when ”Dylan” had PTSD?
that was beyond phoney
((much like Sharon’s 90% family pampering cancer story..
((nothing to do with suffering cancer, its all about billianair support))
Soaps should simply not go into the medical woods without
total knowledge.

Davy
Davy

Great actor. It would be nice to have him back. I don’t want him with Lulu, my least favotite character on gh and that’s saying a lot!

Verna Mello
Verna Mello

We will love to have you back looking forward to your return

Evelyn Heritage
Evelyn Heritage

Yes please bring him back. He’s a good actor. We miss him.

Rodd
Rodd

I would really love to see Dominick back as Dante! The sooner, the better.

Cathy
Cathy

YES!!!!!!!!

SZima
SZima

What about if/when Dante returns, Lulu stays with Dustin and Dante and Maxie hook up after the bastard Peter is finally outed for all he’s done?
Just a thought…I really don’t want Dante with Lulu anymore. She seems more suited to Dustin.

Gloria
Gloria

OMG-get your butt home. Let Dustin hook up with Brook Lynn. Dante is needed & missed so much.

Lidia Marques
Lidia Marques

Yes, yes,Dante, come home

Linda G
Linda G

I loved when Dante was on GH. If he returns I hope the writers give him a great story line so that he can show the great acting chops he has!!!

gh#1
gh#1

Dom/Dante come on home please! Can’t wait to see new episodes of GH and you.

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