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General Hospital Adds ATWT Alum Trent Dawson!

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Another familiar face to soap fans is heading to Port Charles this summer.  Trent Dawson, the former Henry Coleman on the defunct and beloved As the World Turns is taking on a recurring, but noted to be a short-term role on the ABC daytime drama series.

According to TV Line,  Dawson will play Huxley, a mysterious Brit with questionable motives.  Look for Huxley to first appear on-screen on the Monday, June 13th episode.  Soap Opera Digest first broke the news.

Dawson was on CBS’ As the World Turns for 11 years from 1999-2010, and his on-screen love story with Colleen Zenk’s (Barbara), and their reconnection was one of the series final moments.

Who do you think Dawson’s Huxley will be connected to in story on GH? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Anne
Anne

Awesome. He’s a true talent. Even though the cast is way big, I’ll be happy to see him. A suspicious Brit? Is he connected to Finn, or Rachel/Hayden, or Laura. Hopefully not the mob.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i think its Finn…Hamilton run off with Roxie the Lizard-Roxie was engaged to Huxley who was once a lizard himself and now he wants revenge and will also demand flies served at the Metro Court restaurant as well…he is also part of a mob-of lizards-the head of this organization is Godzilla-lol

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hey Jim…’Godzilla’…LOL!!!!! GOOD ONE!!!!!

aria
aria

not familiar with his work, but if he’s brit, hopefully he’s playing some mi6 spy and he knows anna, that would be cool, otherwise i don’t know if it s mob related again then count me bored.

gayle
gayle

I heard he is working with Ava which would be cool to see to ATWT vets together again.

JK
JK

SUPER NEWS…..HE WILL BE A WONDERFUL ADDITION.

Rodd
Rodd

Trent is a fantastic “get” for GH! Can’t wait to see him on the show. But as happy as I am to see him again, I am glad it’s just short term, as I feel the cast is too bloated. If someone, a lot of someones, go, then I’m love to see him back for more. He’s a true treasure.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I agree..on ATWT I had always wanted Henry to be gay bit they paI red him with Katie and them of all people Barbara Ryan

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe here he will be-maybe he is Brad or Lucas’s former lover who is a patient at the hospital and comes between them???

jaybird369
jaybird369

davlestev1…in real life, I always thought that Trent Dawson was gay. Just saying……….

gayle
gayle

He’s not gay, hes married with a baby. Sorry boys.

davlestev1
davlestev1

And now we have Caitlin Jenner who used to be Olympian Bruce Jenner… large family multiple marriages so girl…BYE FELECIA

Gayle
Gayle

My friend actually knows him and his family. He’s straight. Has been straight his whole life. Bye Felicia.

Kevin
Kevin

Glad to hear it is short term. There are much better GETS from defunct soaps…

Soaphound
Soaphound

I agree, Kevin. Trent Dawson was a blast on ATWT, but there are several performers cut from GH in recent years that I’d like to see return (especially Brandon Barash’s Johnny and wonderful Bradford Anderson’s Spinelli), plus as you say multitudes from canceled soaps. They should put out a list and let fans vote for a change as to who we’d like to see. There’s a novel idea!

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I know that I am probably not alone when I say I have been a huge fan of GH in the late seventies to the mid eighties. Everyday after school my sister and I would be glued to the TV set. After real life and work set in I lost track. I picked it up again when they were having the 50th anniversary nurses ball and I got caught up in the Sabrina, Patrick and Brit storyline. I am glad that Genie Fra ncis is getting somewhat of a story with the Helana Cassidine will reading. What would be nice is that this adventure would take her back to Beechers Corners, and maybe Denise Alexander could swing by a few episodes for old times sake. On a side note, as a longtime fan of the Young and the Restless, I am so happy to see Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford again. It’s nice to see excellent talent put to use.

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

Love it. I am a big fan of Trent Dawson, still miss Henry from ATWT’S.

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

I cannot wait! I adored him and Colleen Zenk as Barbara and Henry on ATWT. Maybe he will be connected to Finn or Griffin Munro! Who knows? That’s why we love to watch!

Moviegal
Moviegal

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this! He’s a great catch and a multi-talented actor that can pull off drama and comedy simultaneously! So happy!

Eso
Eso

Please keep him on permanently – super talented, under-utilized and when the story lines were on fire right when ATWT ended he was in the thick of it. Have him interface somehow with Brad and Lucas or Olbrecht.

j9
j9

What delightful news tonite!! Loved him on ATWT! Looking forward to seeing what he will be bringing. Good move, GH!

Maggie
Maggie

I can’t wait to see him back on TV. HE WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT AS THE WORLD TURNS. it’s not often you see true acting chops on a soap, much less comedic ones, but Trent has them and it showed in every scene he was in. Even in his guests spots on prime time he really managed to shine.

fginaspy
fginaspy

I love Trent Dawson. I will look forward to seeing him. Maybe his story is with Felix and Finn. We can find out what Finn is actually up to. The actor is not British.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

I don’t even care who this character will be connected to, I’m just thrilled to have the chance to see Trent Dawson on screen again.

Valerie
Valerie

I love Trent Dawson please keep him as long as he wants to stay. I want to meet him in person it’s on my bucket list and I am 68 years young.

Jenna
Jenna

I am a huge Trent Dawson fan. Met him and his now wife Sharon at one of the soap events. They were both so super nice and chill. He is immensely talented and I saw him on stage in New York City too. He has a baby now who is adorable. I hope he gets to be a dad on GH. I always loved him in scenes with babies on atwt. Really thrilled he’s coming back. We should start a writing campaign to get him a contract like we did with world turns.

k/kay
k/kay

Why..

Jenna
Jenna

Because he is super talented and half the cast at GH can’t act.

Maria
Maria

I am ecstatic he is joining the cast. He is a unique talent and daytime has not seen the likes of him ever. I cannot think of a better injection of true talent to the cast to get it energized. He light up the screen every time he’s on it. I didn’t like the storyline at the end of atwt because i wanted him with Katie, but he played his romance with Barbara beautifully. Bravo GENERAL HOSPITAL!

James Malvinas
James Malvinas

My wife got me hooked on atwt and the only way I could stand it was because of Trent’s character, Henry. He was hilarious and could also evoke true emotion. I have been eagerly awaiting him to get his own show on prime time. That guy would rock a sitcom, or even better, a dramedy where he gets to really show his chops. HBO and showtime are missing out on this true talent. He would be PERFECT on VEEP. I don’t often comment on things like this, in fact, I never do, but Trent is a unique talent who I would love to see go even beyond daytime. Until such time, I will now tune into GH to see what he brings to the table.

JOANNE ALBANESE
JOANNE ALBANESE

I have watch ATWT For many years and Henry is Hilarious and he always
made me laugh I’m very Happy for Him now because he is one of a kind
of person. I really like when he was with Barbara on ATWT. Go Trent!!

Darien
Darien

Yay!!! Trent Dawson is tremendously talented. I’ve seen him on stage in multiple productions in Baltimore (he does a great British accent, btw) and once in NYC. What a multi-faceted talent! General Hospital would be wise to tap into his talent AND his fan base and bring him on board full time. So excited to see this. Not enough true talent on TV in general these days.

gayle
gayle

I cannot WAIT to see Trent back on daytime, I agree with the other comments that he belongs on HBO or SHOWtime but in the interim, I will take him however I can get him. This is great news for GH and great news for me! I follow him on Twitter and his Facebook fanpage and I love whenever I see news about him Just aweseome.

Beth
Beth

He SOOOO belongs on HBO or SHOWTIME. I think VEEP would be a great fit!

riley
riley

Yay! So happy to see Trent back on daytime. I have watched all of his primetime shows and he was great, but there is something about seeing him everyday that really appeals to me. He is soooooo talented and is actually a really nice guy (went to his annual fan event, Martini’s with Henry in NYC). He was so engaging and seemed so appreciative that everyone made the trip. I want more of those events!! Anyway, I am thrilled to see him back on TV and hope GH is smart and gives this man a contract. TRUE TALENT!!

Roman
Roman

Trent is my favorite actor. I say that having seen him on stage and on ATWT. He is incredibly talented. I had always hoped he was gay and he has played gay men on stage in such unique ways that I still wondered. But, alas, he is straight and married to a lovely woman I met at a soap event years ago. He is not my favorite because I thought was was gay (and attractive) but because he is so versatile. He plays a Brit beautifully and a southern minister convincingly and a 1950’s con man to perfection. I never liked soaps, but my ex-boyfriend watched ATWT years ago and told me to check him out. I was hooked ever since (we are talking the year 2000) so I have been following Trent’s career for quite some time. I will tune in to GH now just because he is on it and I suspect many others will as well. GH would be smart to keep him around. I am just so excited.

Beth
Beth

I am not a soap fan–I am a Trent fan. i agree with a lot of other people that Trent is the reason I watched ATWT. My mom liked the show and I always rolled my eyes when she watched until Trent joined the show in 1999. He was so funny and charming and DIFFERENT from the other actors that I just loved watching him. I eventually saw him on stage in NYC and realized how talented he really is. I work in the theatre now doing lighting and have worked with some people who worked with him. They say that he is a true talent and better than most people he has had to work with (challenging I am sure). I hope I get to work with him in NYC one day, but until then, I will now tune in to GH to see him–hopefully for a long time to come.

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