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GH's Haley Pullos and Jimmy Deshler Win Young Artist Awards!



In ceremonies held this afternoon in Studio City, California, General Hospital’s Haley Pullos (Molly) and Jimmy Deshler  (Rafe) walked away with top honors for their performances in a daytime television series during the 35th Annual Young Artist Awards!

The Young Artist Association each year honors excellence of young performers between the ages of 5 to 21 in the fields of film, television, theatre and the internet.

GH’s Haley Pullos bested castmate Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), along with Y&R’s McKenna Roberts  (Mattie Ashby) and Johnnie Ladd who played a teen aged Delia on Y&R to win the Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress prize.  This is Pullos’ fifth win at the Young Artist Awards!

Meanwhile, GH’s Johnny Deshler bested Y&R’s Daniel Polo (Ex-Jamie) to win the Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actor.  Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) was also on hand and presented the awards to Pullos and Deshler.

Congratulations to Haley and Jimmy on their awards today! What do you think about Haley’s fifth win? Let us know!

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Well deserved by both!!

those kids at Gh rock, i’m not surprise.

Cute. Haley is so funny in that yoplait commercial

Who is Johnny Deshler? Is Rafe played by twins also?

Days children: Ciara, Johnny and Theo are so much better as are the young actors playing J.J., Rory, Bev, and Paige(or is this latter group over 21?) who shouldve been nominated!!!

But, congrats to him.

I don’t know how old Teresa is on DOOL, but she would have definitely won if I was giving out the award. She must be over 21?

I believe she’s in her late 20s…

Actually she’s 30 and married

Congratulations to them both. I have been wondering where has Rafe been, it has been some time since his last on screen appearance.

I can understand Haley, but Deshler? Really?

lol! That’s what I was saying.

Looks like a deer stuck in head lights most times. TJ is a far better young actor.

Fantastic! A lovely young actress. Congrats, to Jimmy. too!

Congrats to them both.

Congrats to both Jimmy and Haley on winning their awards.

Jimmy?????? He didn’t have the best acting Even the young man that plays TJ acts better than him.

Taquan Richmond who plays TJ is 21 and Jimmy Deshler is still 19 because his 20th birthday is this November.So these awards might only be eligible for actors under 20.

I disagree, he played Rafe extremely well as a sensitive soul wrapped up in teenage angst. Many fans debated hard on who Molly should be with because, Rafe and T.J. were total opposites, thanks to the terrific acting of both young men.

Both well deserved:)

Haley has been wonderful…but Brooklyn (EMMA) is just outstanding!! There should be another category for kids under 12 because she is just terrific!

This little girl is the future GH if TPTB play their cards right….I hear that they are also “aging” Carlys daughter so maybe these two will grow up battling like Robin and Carly do… makes for good TV

Jimmy deshler could play his twin because Sillas had a vampire brother twin. Letting Jimmy D go would be a waste of talent especially since GH is in desperate need for young actors and actresses.(Kendall Jenner)

Jason character once was told he had brain damage but he became Sonny’s right hand.

The Nurses Ball was full of fun and great entertainment with all the singing and dancing. (Thank you)

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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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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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