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Evan Hofer Makes His General Hospital Debut as Dex: What Were Your First Impressions?

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This week, General Hospital fans got their first glimpse of the newest addition to the cast when Evan Hofer made his debut as Dex.

When viewers first met Dex, he was filling-in for Chet (Chris Van Etten) at the gym.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) was pleased with how Dex handled things and had learned from Chet that Dex also had military experience and was a war vet.  After a fight broke out at the gym, Sonny was impressed with Dex.

Next on Friday’s episode, Dex and Sonny had an ‘interview’/meeting at Sonny’s office, where it was clear that Dex could be the next ‘Jason’ and is poised to be Sonny’s potential right-hand man.  Sonny tells Dex he has to find out if he can trust him, first.

The mob boss is aware that Dex has the muscle, but does he have the smarts to play by the rules, and take orders from Sonny, and know what to do when in certain situations?  It’s clear Dex wants in.

However, could there be a swerve coming? Could Dex have been planted, without Chet or Sonny knowing about it, and he is actually working as an informant working for a rival Port Charles mob?  There has been much speculation to just who Dex may have ties with.

Actor Evan Hofer previously appeared on primetime from shows such as Modern Family to Lethal Weapon.

Now let us know, what were your first impressions of Evan as Dex? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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He’s cute and did okay for a first day. He seems new to the format so give him time. But he really doesn’t have the physical presence that Jason had, if a replacement “fixer” is what they’re going for. In spite of that “break up the fight” scene, it looks like Josslyn or Britt could take him in a fight. But we are badly in need of eye candy on GH to keep gorgeous Chase company. I say Evan is very welcome. I also LOVE that Chet is back but it’s too bad they’re creating phony bad blood between Amy and Terry just to create conflict.

Nope, Jason was totally gorbeous, taller and would never touch Josslyn.

I only see two real possibilities here….

Either he’s a plant from a rival mob family or……

He’s had amnesia & plastic surgery and is back where he belongs without realizing it.

Here’s what favors the latter possibility…. “Dex” is short for “Dexter”. There was a recently revived popular TV show about a guy named Dexter. And his last name was….

MORGAN.

What if they just made the clues a little too obvious?

I’d really rather they brought Bryan Craig back, of course. Though he seems to want to play this pointless character on “Good Trouble” who does nothing but wonder around aimlessly looking for his sister or whatever. But the character is really needed in Port Charles…. because somebody needs to clue Sonny in about a certain parasite messing with his medication, thus explaining why he’s not right in the head lately. And who better to do that than the son who has lived through it?

I get Jason being intimidating, but this guy LOL. He broke up a boxing sparring match that was laughable and Sonny fell in love. Oh my days. NOT!

I’m with you. They need an actor with more body mass, muscle, to fill jason’s shoes. Or, bring back the original jason with the mask mandate lifted. Nothing against this young man’s acting skills.

Keeping it

LOL—when you put it that way, Dev, I guess the new guy isn’t so impressive after-all. .

Nothing against this handsome actor; but GH’s cast is too heavy as it is. They should be “killing off” characters instead of adding new ones. I also don’t want this “new guy” to be Jason 2.0 it should be Brando. So I would like the writers to hurry-up already and write Sasha’s death via an overdose. Brando would be so broken-hearted he wouldn’t care about life anymore and become Sony’s enforcer … THEN … the only person that can reach him emotionally (and be his next love) would be Willow (writing their love story similar to when got into the accident that caused him to lose his memory, i.e. a Jason/Robin 2.0). This would create SO MUCH drama between Michael, Sony, Brando, Willow… and Michael will become more AJ like in is constant attempts to win Willow back from Brando and always fail. Michael will also become vindictive against Sony cause he’ll feel Sony is constantly siding with Brando.

I just love it when past storylines are implemented into current storyline with legacy characters. 🙂

Technically, neither of them would be Jason 2.0

The real Jason 2.0 was a bald Marine named “Cody” who Jason himself hired to work his old job, when he had to temporarily take over the organization after Sonny’s run in with the Feds… for a while after that, Sonny ran the coffee business ONLY and “officially” had no affiliation with Jason’s operations.

Then after Jason “died” in 2012, Shawn Butler eventually took his job for a while. And though Drew thought he was Jason for a while, he actually wasn’t, so that technically made him “Jason 4.0”

So who ever gets the gig next is really “Jason 5.0” at best. And it will probably be a short gig, because we all know the real Jason ain’t dead.

So is Jason coming back or not? Really don’t need any substitute Jason’s. Seriously General Hospital?

Clearly he’s ready to work. And the Days thing is just a 5 episode thing, so I doubt there are any long term prospects for him there.

And unlike Jax, he didn’t have any sort of public meltdown over the vaccine issues, or insult any of his coworkers on Twitter, so there’s no reason to think he’s on anything other than good terms with the “powers that be” at GH. And this latest turmoil in his personal life apparently isn’t interfering with his work. So I’d say it’s just a matter of time. You can bet your soul on it, Jason will be back this summer.

The show is getting worse with the story lines. Sonny and Nina is terrible. Jason gone also not a good look for them. Esme still getting away with her dirt. Now Willow is Nina’s daughter. Adding more and more storylines without getting through the ones already started. Never ending and none are exciting.

No one can replace Jason!!!

I would love to have Jason back!!!!!

Yes bring Jason (Steve) back!!!!!

I agree. Brando is far more like the character created by Steve Burton…without pretending to be Jason.

I never got the impression that they are trying to replace Jason with Dex.First of all Jason is at least 20 years older than Dex. There can be no comparison. I think Dex is a plant who is trying to take down Sonny. But it seems that their relationship is changing. Dex is starting to like Sonny. Who knows, we shall see.

I don’t want Sasha to die. I want something to happen that makes her feel the need for Brando to work for Sonny. Something where Sonny’s protection becomes Sasha’s salvation.

Why kill Sasha. They need to drop the drug storyline. Why cant we just have a normal happy couple

Judy…I agree with you.. would like them to both find lives outside of Sonny’s influence.

I agree 100%

That would be a great story line

These are very good and exciting ideas!

Yum!

Please bring Jason back! Please!! Also please take Esmeralda off soon like now. Please her character is messing with characters I like but it’s in a kids way. Not needed. She has never appealed to me!

I’m not at all interested in storylines about Sonny and his crime life. Liked him better as Mike. So not interested in Dex.

i have been a fan of g h since it been on with jessie lucille audry steve phil brewer and so on leave gh alone but try and get jason back

I will never forget Dr. Hardy asking Jessie “Lee or Phil? Phil or Lee?”

I can’t stand Nina i really want Carly to stick it to her good. I also, want Sonny to wake up and realize what Nina did to him and his family. I want him and Carly back together.

Don’t agree, although very well acted I don’t like Carley. She’s to o ver powering I like Nina’s vulnerability. As Mike sonny if you will recall was not interested in finding out who he was. The best of Sonny was Mike. Frankly Carley turned to Jason for everything. It was Jason she loved and trusted not Sonny. Sonny represented power to her. Something that put her on top of everyone else. Nina on the other hand loves Sonny/Mike in a way Carley never did.

Harlen &Shari…I’m more inclined to like the influence Nina has had on Sonny/Mike. I liked their time in Nixon Falls. As someone who has watched GH for many years it was a nice timeout from the mob-boss Sonny, Carly and Jason centric, writers giving them a pass for all the bad things they did, and the not-on-screen killings they were responsible for. It’s been a long time, and I don’t remember the details, but how Carly and Sonny got together wasn’t pretty. Nina doesn’t even come close. I’ll never forget that episode. Ugh!

The actor was okay for the first day. The character was being a bit of a butt-kisser to Sonny trying to get a job in that stupid gym scrubbing toilets.

An Inforcer….NOT. He would have been better joining the teen scene. Not Chet yes, now that’s Inforcer material

I’m very impressed with him

Definitely not Jason! If you are trying to replace him then just bring him back. No one will ever be as good

Still would rather have Jason back.

He sure doesn’t have the presence of Jason but then agin no one will but Steve Burton.
He looks like a little kid fumbling around to find his way. Whatever there going to do what they want. The fans have no say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

True

when I saw how Dex handled those guys fighting my first impression was oh another Jason, but when I saw Sonny looking at him I said Dex was pretty quick and now that Mob Boss Sonny saw that Dex most definitely will be the next right hand man or not, I mean he came out of nowhere, but we will see, I think he will be perfect for the job

Another stereotypical unrealistic-perfect industry-looking type. Not for me. Don’t see the need. Sorry.

He is not Jason

Time to bring back Steve Burton! Show needs Jason!!

He hasn’t got that “It” factor, that invincible “Man Of Steel” thing happening to replace Steve Burton. Sorry. Keep looking.

Look up images of young Steve Burton…they gave him a chance. Let’s give a chance to another handsome young guy…

Rather have Jason back. Don’t like the fact that they made Sonny so stupid, nina keeps him from all his children. Being so selfish seducing Mike and in the selfish nature going back to see wiley the same grandson they love. So after all of the stuff that she did, now Sonny is supposed that to love her now? What is wrong with the writers REALLY???!!!!

Sammy…You and I haven’t been watching the same show.

Sonny I’m with you. Writers not doing a good job

He did great, but a little too anxious to work for Sonny. Brando is the best next Jason 2.0.. Dex definitely nice to look at. I don’t mind seeing more of him

Wolfgirl
I agree. I think Brando could be Sonny’s next enforcer, but Jason gave so much more to the role than being muscles & Stone Cold. He was there
for everyone who needed council or help, hell, he was even willing to marry his boss’s wife to help the cause. It has to be a special person to fill his shoes.

He doesn’t have the makeup to replace Jason. Nobody would be intimidated by him,

Not impressed in the least.

I didn’t care for him.if the writers think this will satisfy the viewers because they fired the talented Steve Burton it wont. He is so bony and puny maybe for the college scene not as an enforcer. I will be FF through all of his screen time

I don’t trust him, he is too eager to impress Sonny

Not impressed in the least

Wow, I’m surprised that people want Brando to become a criminal when basically the coolest thing about his character is how he turned his back on that life and has been true to his principles. I know there’s a popular idea that Sasha dies and the emotional fallout sends Brando spiraling to a life of crime. But if Sonny were to employ him when he was in that emotionally fragile/confused state, it would make Sonny even slimier than he already is.

Hollyoaksboi…I hadn’t heard the rumours about Sasha. After what happened to baby Liam and Harmony someone should really convince her to get some psych help from Kevin. Get rid of the drug story. If soaps can handle other type sicknesses, couldn’t they show how to come out on the positive side on this one. With proper help? As far as Brando “No” to slime guy Sonny. Seeing him handle the poparazzi (sp?) photographer the other day why not put him on the police force.

hollyoaksbol
The last thing I want is for Brando to become a criminal. I think even the idea of him working for Sonny would break he and Sasha up but I also think if they break up, that is what will turn him towards Sonny.

I found him dull.

Can’t understand the appeal of stone-cold Jason. He’s a crime lords thug. The only time I remotely started to like him is with Britt. And certainly not a good role model for his kids.

He’s cute, but Steve Burton he ain’t.

Jason is the only one for that role and know one can replace him . So now that Covid is declining and you can’t force people to get vaccinated why not have him get tested every week and let the man come back to the show because all of his fans want him back. Give this new guy Dex a different role in the show And kill all the Drama,we are so over it, or get a new writer, because this one is getting tied. And by the way you don’t have enough male on the show for the females. Ryan and his crazy daughter needs to be gone .

I like him. He is cute we will have to see what time brings.

He dont have the look of a bad boy.ive been watching general hospital for over 20 yrs. He’s not the one for “sonny”business

100% no!!!! He does NOT have the look needed. Oh and stop dragging the b.s with Elisabeth it’s soooooo boring. And also come to the end with what’s hername that plays Spencer’s girlfriend .

Dex is definitely a dead ringer as Jason Morgan so he he would be perfect for the mob as Sonny’s right hand hit man

He’s no Steve Burton and truth be told you should bring Burton back as Jason. No one can truly be or replace him.

I wonder if he’s Steven Lars son and a cousin to Cam Jake Aiden and Violet.

He is esme’s brother

Is he I doubt it because I distinctly remember the character saying that she was an only child.

Too be honest I thought that the old Jason was supposed to play Dex I prefer him than the new guy

Not right for the part.

No no no! This guy is too young too small and not anywhere what Sonny needs! I’ll be FF thru this BS also, how abt getting some new writers, and now since Steve Burton is officially on another soap, way to go GH you screwed up royally!

I agree with most who say he is a good looking guy but NO match to Jason! Plus we don’t think he is going to be anything like Jason as far as an enforcer. It would be the best if the GH writers apologize to Steve Burton, offer him more money (which he would deserve) and get him to come back. NOBODY will replace Jason!!!

Too young to be a Jason. Bring back Franco and Jason

I have been watching GH for years and years… Know one will ever replace Steve Burton. Bring him back. Get rid of Esma…. Get Sasha off drugs and happy with Brando.

I don’t care for this character. Bring back Steve Burton as Jason. If Maurice Bernard leaves GH the only person to take over the business is Jason.

Janet…You do realize the business beside “coffee” is crime. The only redeeming thing Sonny does is keeps drugs out of his territory. I’m not interested in crime or Sonny taking another young lost soul under his wing like he has done his whole career and help to corrupt then if guys and use them if girls. So I’d be happy to see the “business” fall apart.

He seems too eager to please time will tell if he is a plant
Trust no one

He’s definitely no “Jason.” I hope this is not who they’re looking at to replace Jason. He dumbs down the roll. I’d rather see Brando replacing Jason, if anybody.

Not sure where this new guy fits in. It’s certain, he’s no Jason. Bring back Steve Burton!

Dex is not brain injured as Jason was from the car accident. Dex is an intelligent thinking military veteran who may not be as trainable and led around without question by Sonny like Jason was. Sonny wants to find out if he can trust Dex, this means ex will do Sonny’s dirty work without asking questions. Sean was also a military veteran and worked for Sonny and it landed Sean in jail.

There is NO replacement for Jason. Its Steve Burton or nobody! Having said that, Steve is currently unavailable. I would move Brando closer into Sonny’s organization. Especially if Sascha dies of a drug overdose. Brando will be motivated to find out who sold her the drugs and take them down! When Steve is available, they will dig him out of the cave on Cassadine island. This new character Dex, he is handsome and can hone his craft at GH. He will get better. Brando struggled when he first arrived and he has become a better actor. Dex’s biggest problem is he is too young to be a Jason or even a Lucky recast. So I would just make him a Stone Cates type of character that we grow to love and he has his own problems and is not looked at as the “New Jason.” Dex can work for Sonny and when Jason returns, he will go right back into the enforcer role that Sonny would want and Dex would have no problem working under Jason. Michael Corinthos never keeps a women so I can see Willow falling into Brando’s arms. Dex, he could end up with Esme if she is finally revealed and plays Dex like a fiddle. Or maybe its Dex Christine? I would like to see another new character enter the picture, Brad’s sister. I dont know if he has one but Miss Woo needs to have more of a family. I like her. Dex and a Woo’s relationship would not be good for business but when your in love, who cares!

My opinion, Dex staged the boxing ring fight to get Sonny’s attention and gain an in. I think he’s from a rival family and planted to take the Corinthos sp family down from the inside. After the way Sonny treated him at the coffee shop. I’d say Dex is in! Let the game’s begin. Sonny’s been annoying me since Nixon Falls. It’ll be nice to see him forced to pick a side. The family or Nina!

Noreen A
Don’t know one way or the other about Dex but what you said about Sonny annoying you since Nixon Falls hit a nerve, and I think what it is, is I like him better as Mike and that’s probably why I haven’t minded him with Nina so much.

Hey Violet..what if Dex ends up being for Brad? That would sure be a fly in Sonny’s Metamucil. Anyway, I like that sweet cop Rory who has eyes for Trina. He sure seems certain that Trina won’t be convicted…I get the feeling he knows something about Esme.

Soaphound
Brad? Possibly but I was also thinking that Rory may also have info he’s gotten indirectly from Jordan that might clear Trina. I’ve read a lot lately that Esme’s reign of terror will be over soon, but then what about her dear old dad? Aside, who do you think is haunting Elizabeth,Iam thinking it’s Elizabeth herself possibly??

In full the same way and I am worried. Replacing Steve Burton I hope not

NO one could ever replace Jason let be clear about that and i mean NO one. I don’t see nothing special about him not yet The jury is still out. I just have to keep watching and see

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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General Hospital Daytime Emmy-Winning Directing Team Remembers Johnny Wactor: “He Came to Set Every Day with a Smile of Gratitude and a Love-Filled Hug for Everybody”

It has been a rough year and a half for the General Hospital family losing so many beloved cast members and producer, Nneka Garland.  Now, the Daytime Emmy-winning directing team has spoken out about the emotional toll it has taken on everyone associated with the show, and most recently, with the heartbreaking murder of Johnny Wactor (Ex-Brando Corbin).

The actor was shot back in the wee hours of the morning on May 25th by a masked gunman who was part of three car thieves trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s vehicle. Johnny came upon the scene after he finished his bartending shift in downtown Los Angeles and was walking a co-worker to their cars.

Last Friday at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, GH was named Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series. Following their on-stage victory, the group stopped by to chat with Michael Fairman TV on the Winners Walk.

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Directors Robert Markham, Tina Keller, Allison Reames and the rest of the award-wining directing team, shared in the joy of their victory, but it was not lost on them the seriousness of the moment as well.

Tina Keller expressed, “It’s been a rough year, and it’s been really rough for General Hospital recently with Johnny.” Keller, along with Robert Markham recalled what it was like working with Wactor.

“He came to set every day with a smile of gratitude and a love-filled hug for everybody,” shared Keller. “I’ve never worked with anyone who was so much light-filled and happy to be where he was. Just so much gratitude and joy and it’s a tremendous loss for his friends, his family, and anyone who loved him.” An emotional Robert Markham confirmed what Keller shared,  “Yeah, absolutely. He was a gentleman. He really was, and we’re going to miss him.”

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GH paid tribute to Wactor in the final moments of the Tuesday, June 11th episode with a title card in remembrance of the slain actor. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 12th, to City Hall for a call for change to clean up the streets of LA from crime, to help find Wactor’s killer.

The directing team took home the gold in the Directing for a Daytime Drama Series category, in part, due to the episode they submitted surrounding the memorial of Epiphany Johnson played by the late Sonya Eddy, who passed away back in December of 2022. The second episode they submitted was when Anna’s (Finola Hughes) house was set on fire.

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Keller spoke to directing the memorial episode that was so heartfelt and raw as performed by the cast that knew and loved Sonya Eddy. “You know, it was a beautiful day to be able to pay tribute to Sonya and it was a rollercoaster all day,” shared Tina.

“We had our cast giving tributes to her and they all did such a beautiful job. It was well-written and a rough day emotionally, but it was an honor to be able to play a tribute to somebody who’s been such an important role in General Hospital throughout the history of the show,” Keller concluded.

You can check out the entire conversation with the Daytime Emmy-winning Directing team from General Hospital below. Make sure to visit the Michael Fairman Channel for full coverage of the red carpet and Winners Walk with interviews from daytime’s biggest night.

Now, let us know, what you thought of the winning GH Emmy episode submissions and the heartfelt words from the directors on the death of Johnny Wactor and the loss of Sonya Eddy via the comment section.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Johnny Wactor is urged to contact LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

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