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GH Casting News: Richard Steinmetz to play son of a former PC character in story with Sonny!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Soap Opera Digest is reporting this morning that soap opera veteran actor, Richard Steinmetz is heading over to General Hospital!

Steinmetz whose previous roles have included Martin on the now defunct Passions and Jeff on Loving to just name a few, has been cast a new character who will be in the orbit of Sonny Corinthos played by Maurice Benard.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini informed SOD, “Richard is playing the son of a former character who will have big story with Sonny!”

Now the question we pose to you soapers is, “Who do you think Steinmetz could be playing the son of?”  It has to be someone with ties to the Port Charles canvas, and if he is going to mix it up with Sonny,  someone with a past with the mobster.   Let us know your thoughts!

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Torrey
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Torrey

What else is new? Let’s bring on yet another character to be in the orbit of Sonny. I have tried to watch, and I just can’t take it anymore! Can’t they bring on a whole new family that has nothing to do with Sonny Corinthos? God, I miss OLTL!!!

david
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david

I feel the same. The last thing GH needs is another storyline centered on Sonny when there are so many other interesting characters. Yes, I miss OLTL too.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

David
me too I what bring back oltl

Mindy Kowalski
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Mindy Kowalski

I hear you Torrey! Let me guess, this guy will turn out to be Sonny’s deceased, abusive daddy. I so wish Erika Slezak would be the start of bringing the Buchanan’s into GH. When is some soap going to smarten up and bring her on board? That would definitely inject some class into the show and give a big boost to it.

Marisa
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Marisa

I am so sick of Sonny!!!!!!! The man can not act. He had a couple of good scenes last week but he usually just reads the cards. The Sonny storyline is sooo old . We need to remember GH history but move forward with current and new families.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

that was neat her actress name is viki that was awsome

Frank
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Frank

Will his last name be Smith?

kara anderson
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kara anderson

frank
yes that was awsome

Christina
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Christina

Deke’s son.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

who is deke is

Denise
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Denise

I think he might be a Solito (from The City – Tracey Q. Was Married to Gino Solito and Gino died on their wedding night) A few months ago it was revealed that Johnny Z . was the don of Cluadia and Gino Solito..plus Sonny had ties to the Solito family..

kara anderson
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kara anderson

I think Denise sonny and Gino are son and father

sheri
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sheri

i thought of either one of the sollittos seeing as they have been mentioned or i also thought of duke lavery.

Nancy M
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Nancy M

Can’t wait to see who it is. New characters come and go all the time. It’s exciting to see what GH has in store for us. LOVE THE SHOW.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

FV & RC you might want to take note Guza made the whole show about Sonny & well they lost a lot of viewers. Just Saying you might want to ease up all three OLTL characters are all in Sonny’s orbit, their are other people on this show that can carry story if given the chance. Just a suggestion!!!!

Christy
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Christy

I’m thinking Frank Smith!

Christy
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Christy

I’m revising my answer!

how about son of one of these former characters:
Frank Smith
Joe Skully
Hernando Rivera
one of the Alcazar’s
Andrei Karpov
Anthony Zacchara… maybe he comes to town for Anthony ‘s will.
Theo “The Balkan” Hoffman
Anton Banovic

or how about Harry Silver, who was portrayed by… Michael Fairman (the actor Michael Fairman!)

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

Wow, U have a GREAT memory or did you do a Google of former GH “bad boys? ” lol

Christy
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Christy

hmmm, both! Frank, Joe, Rivera, the Alcazars, Harry Silver and Zaccahra I know – but had to google the other 3 as they’re harder names to remember!

every time I google for the link to this site, i’m greeted with photos of the other Michael Fairman whom I remember had scenes with Sonny and Brenda on GH.

barbara t
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barbara t

There are a lot of them so it would be hard to chose which family he comes from. There sure were a lot of Gangsters in port charles.

Emily
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Emily

loooooove it! GH just keeps getting better and better!

Jules
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Jules

WHO CARES!!??!!??!!??!!

janet
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janet

All I have to say is if he is not going to take sonny out who cares. Everyone who comes and hates Sonny goes away,. They never win,if tptb get rid of Sonny Welcome Richard. If not why bother.?
I am totally sick to death of the mumbling mobster.

Heather
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Heather

I 100% agree with janet. If new actors are coming to give more airtime to Sonny, then I don’t care about them and they can go back to wherever they came from. We don’t need them on GH.

But if new actors are coming to bring something new to the show which isn’t releated to Sonny, then in that case they’re welcomed.

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

Yes, I partly agree. I love Sonny, Always have, always will, BUT with that said, ” Sonny doesn’t need anymore air-time, and I for one is not looking forward to Sonny ‘going down ‘ because the man seems to get in more problems thatna few, EVEN when he has had NOTHING to do with the situation, such as the death of Cole and his daughter. Sonny needs some happiness, a normal life for awhile, BUT real genuien happiness. Maybe related to running one of his legal operating businesses, love, and his children. So that is why I would not like… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

I 100% agree with janet. If new actors are coming to give more airtime to Sonny, then I don’t care about them and they can go back to wherever they came from. We don’t need them on GH.

But if new actors are coming to bring something new to the show which isn’t releated to Sonny, then in that case they’re welcomed.

kim delmotte
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kim delmotte

i think it is greatthat he is coming a great actor i think maybe he family to johnny as his mother sleeped with his father hope so johnny needs family

david
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david

Johnny needs his mother. Bring back Sarah Brown. Let Claudia and Johnny bring down Sonny.

Manny
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Manny

Hmm….. if I’d have to guess on regular people on canvas, the names would be endless.
With that said… If I’d have to choose a family that may come from the underworld And he is a son or even lost son… I’d think he might be part of one of the following families……
The Alcazar, Corbin, Jerome, Karpov, Lavery, Lansing, Rosco, Giambetti, Solito.
But then again who knows what FV has up his sleeve. we wait and see !!

barbara t
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barbara t

Ok, I am really loving general hospital right now and I hope that this new guy isn’t going to be in the mob we want the gangsters gone unless he is Rick, I can’t come up with anyone he can be acquainted with and I really don’t feel like playing a guessing game, Just why does it have to be in Sonny’s orbit. Guess we will find out in due time. I don’t think that Anthony should have been killed I thought he was funny, Every soap needs a good laugh, Now Johnny is a killer of 3 people,How bad… Read more »

david
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david

Johnny didn’t intend to kill Cole and Hope–it was an accident–and Johnny killed Anthony in self-defense. Johnny has had a tough time after learning Claudia was his mother. I have more sympathy for him than I do Sonny.

Alley
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Alley

I’m a huge Johnny fan, but those last three bullets he pumped into Anthony weren’t self defense. But after AZ smothered the redheaded Irish lass with no qualms last year, I don’t care that he’s dead.

Todd
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Todd

Don’t care. I hate mob stories. I only like Sonny now because of Connie. I would like to see Sonny on the back burner for a while. More Luke Anna, Tracy, Heather, Todd and Carly, John, Tea and Johnny. These are my only characters of interest right now. GH needs a new doctor…..can Michael and Marcie move to Port Chuck?

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

No Michael and Marcy OR anymore OLTL. This is General Hospital and although I welcome OneLife, overkill and cronic mentioning of it is what set this board to BLAZZ last week ( May 20, 2012, RATINGS: GH Continues to Gain! #1 in Key 18-34 Demo! DAYS & Y&R Add Viewers Too! ) If GH needs a NEW doctor, we can CALL up Dr. David Haywood, who was on his way to a life changing experience out of Pine Valley, anyway. Plus, David would fit in BEAUTIFULLY with the cast of GH, unlike Michael and Marcy- which storylines would have to… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

i always look for your posts…………lol
i agree with about david haywood & he was my most favorite character on amc…………..

barbara t
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barbara t

Hey Todd, Dr David Hayward from all my children would be the best person to bring to general hospital, I can see him and Patrick discussing a dangerous surgery right now, I love Vincent Irizarry, And he was married to Anna, What wonderful future stories. Forget Luke and anna, bring on dr. hayward and anna.

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

TPTB, Dr. David Haywood, PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!

Glen
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Glen

Since RC was a fan of the GH in the 80s, I’m thinking this character could be the son of Victor Jerome (although I don’t know if he had a son as I used to watch GH’s competition “Santa Barbara” at that time). As for the whole Sonny aspect, I’m trying not to rush to judgement. With Cartini at the helm, this s/l might actually be interesting.

Christy
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Christy

oh, wow forgot about him… maybe he’d get Lucy Coe to come back to GH – he could tease/threaten her cuz of how victor died. Was he ever on One Life to Live? just seems like he had a connection there, as well.

dionne
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dionne

If he’s in Sonny’s orbit its going to be about the mob. That’s all this show knows how to write about. It doesn’t know how to cultivate true relationships and write about them in a genuine manner. The writers should. All be forced to watch B & B. That show is well written using contemporary stories from a realisperspective. GH has lost me as a viewer. Its sad cause I really was a fan.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

To TBTB, callinnnnnng, Doctor David Haywood, PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

janet
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janet

Anthony was not funny any more. When he tortured Siobhan the suffocated her,I could not laugh at him. he shot the killer girl he had hired,just turned around and shot her. he had a gun on his grandson, and if he and Sonny were not playing big bad mobster none of this would have happened. Sonny pushed Johnny to far,and this after he saved Krissy from the daddy bomb. Az was just to over the top,and i just hope Sonny is next. I am sorry they did this to Johnny but I guess they have to make room for new… Read more »

SoapsKitty
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SoapsKitty

OLTL fans, I too am a BIG FAN of the (sadly) late show. I have to say that I am glad to see the crossover characters, I missed John, Tea, Todd, and YES Starr too. [:-) As for “cross additions” to the canvas….PLEASE add Miss Vicki, I’d love to see her in a “conversation” with Tracy Q; Dorien Lord, Port Charles does need a new Mayor; last and by no means least… Bring Back David Vickers!!! I can see him interacting with everyone (including Sonny) and bringing a certain Joie de Vie or ( de vivre if you prefer )… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

Dorian & Tracy — that would be hysterical.

Gina
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Gina

Maybe Richard Steinmetz will be playing the son of Joseph Sorel. I know that Angel was his daughter that doesn’t mean that he cannot have a son. I am sure many of you can remember how much Sorel hated Sonny and how much he wanted him dead.

barbara t
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barbara t

Angel, she was always dressed in white, Wasn’t Sonny shot and she took care of him at her hide away? I remember her living in the woods or something like that. That story didn’t last to long, He got better then left.

MEG
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MEG

MAYBE HE’S RIC ,SONNY’S BROTHER AND MOLLY’S FATHER, BUT I WANT TREVOR ST JOHN AS VICTOR !

Christy
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Christy

you know, I was thinking, he could be the son of some former Female character from GH that has nothing to do with the mob, but his character will be enemies with Sonny… he could even be playing a cop or such!

Dale Herbest
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Dale Herbest

Personally, when I first read the news heading, I foolishly thought “Holy crap, after SIX YEARS, the writers were FINALLY bringing Sam’s biological father onto the show and they got a decent actor to play him.” I read the actual report and find out it’s yet ANOTHER mob story that centers on happy pants, DeNiro wannabe, never was Sonny. All I can say is ,”Adios and good riddance Port Charles! “Y&R” has a new viewer.”

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

sam father is needed on this show

Ryan
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Ryan

The last episode pretty much gave it away.

The man will be playing none other than Joe Sculley Jr. As many know, Sculley Sr was in PC in the 90s until Sonny knocked him off.

win
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win

what about joseph sorelle he was the few who comes close to kill Sonny and had a daughter name Angel that fell in love with him and didnt workout. or maybe hes the son of lt. Pliettie the cop Dante admired and he was involved with the mob secrectly

win
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win

what about joseph sorelle he was the few who comes close to kill Sonny and had a daughter name Angel that fell in love with him and didnt workout. or maybe hes the son of lt. Pliettie the cop Dante admired and he was involved with the mob secrectly or faith roscos son

sandra
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sandra

would you not think since he will be playing joe skully jr. that sonny’s ex boss joe skully sr. would be his father.

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