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GH's Returning Ingo Rademacher Reveals: "Stoked To Be Back On Set Working With Laura Wright & Maurice Benard!"

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Fan favorite Ingo Rademacher (Jax), who is back on set working this summer at General Hospital, and returns on-air in late July, posted an image on his Instagram account revealing his excitement being back in Port Charles reviving his role.

The actor teased with a photo outside the GH soundstage entrance: “Stoked to be back on set working with @thereallauraw @mauricebenard @generalhospitalabc special thanks to @acura for the stunningly luxurious #2016acuramdx #mdx #mahiku @mahikuactivewear #GH #generalhospital #abc #Abc #abcgeneralhospital”

Jax is returning to be a part of the discovery of just who is the donor of his daughter Josslyn’s kidney, but as we have also gleaned from GH head writers, Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante, there is more to this story and it may take off in a different direction.

So, getting ready for “Jax is back” time on GH? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Charday
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Charday

I never saw any of the Jax years on GH. Does this mean more Sonny and company? (gross)

Celia
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Celia

I am in the same boat as you, Charday. I know nothing about this character; mainly because I am not interested. So, gross is right. Sonny, Carly and Morgan steal the show….not in a good way.
Not looking forward to adding more to the daily dose of Sonny and gang.

Timmm
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Timmm

Cee, you will hate Sonny even MORE because he constantly pulls Jax’s strings and calls him “Candy Boy!” Its tough to watch. Jax rarely has the upper hand with the Grease Man!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Jax is a great character with a lot of history. He is BFF’s with Alexis and Ned. He’s Josselyns dad, so hes back for the kidney storyline. It makes sense. And, Sonny and Jax hate each other and its not because of Carly. It stems back to when Brenda and Jax were together in the 90’s. Plus, it could always be his brother Jerry murdering the patients at the hospital. Or, he is the one that got the kidney. Plus he has history with Nikolas, which isn’t so great but could be another good storyline if TC is involved.

Celia
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Celia

@Elizabeth.
Thank you, Elizabeth. I never took the time to check Jax out mainly because the character appeared once since I’ve been watching. I knew he was Joss’s dad, but that’s it.
I don’t know much about Brenda either; only that she’s tied to Sonny….which is not surprising. What is surprising is that Sonny’s potent prowess did not produce any children.
So, as you indicate, there must be s very pertinent reason for Jax return. I have seen him in a couple of shows (Hawaii 5-0) sans the Australian accent. Lol.

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
LOL, Timmmy. Any enemy of Sonny’s is a friend of mine.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…..Back in the day, Jax was seriously hot…..very much the kind of suit-clad, quintessential fair-haired type with international flair that I so enjoy…..but somewhere along the way, he lost his appeal for me….now his appearances are more storyline than personality bound, at least from my perspective. But he did make Carly bearable during their relationship, so I must give credit where credit is due….LOL.

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. I looked Ingo up just to see what he looked like in his youth. Some people do not change much physically, but this guy is almost unrecognizable. Yet, He does not wow me either in youth or now. Again, it’s a matter of taste. Not only am I not attracted to fair haired/complected guys, his features don’t make my heart go pitter-patter. Lol. I know, I know, Shaybelle; you love the Nordic types, such as my brothers….tall and blonde; right? I sound shallow, I know. Looks should not matter; but, the first thing we see is physical appearance. It’s… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…..Unrecognizable is a very kind way of putting it! Honestly, I never rated Jax on the top of my favorite daytime hunks list…there were quite a few beautiful blond boys of soaps past that grabbed my fancy to a far greater degree, but at the time of Mr. Jacks’ heyday, there was an ever-increasing dearth of the WASPY European types of leading men on display—and today is quite markedly worse—so one had to be grateful for what little was offered…..LOL. Still, Ingo did have a certain charisma at the time, and his Jax brought an Aussie-style charm to a number… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny and Carly out the wazoo!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

I absolutely love jax and the actor who plays him. He has always been one of my faves and I am glad to have him back.

Michael
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Michael

I’ve always been a fan of Jax and I’m glad he’s coming back. I have a feeling that Jerry Jax is the one killing patients in the hospital.

carol
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carol

I really like Jax and glad to see him back. Hope he stays around for a while. I’d like to see him get back with Carly.

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

Franco the donor?…Ava the donor?….Jasper the donor?…Finn the donor?…Roxie the Lizard…the donor?…lol…not interesting enough to care-sorry!!!

Mister Media
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Mister Media

This could be a big plus for the show if it is written well. The current writers need to understand that it is not a character’s behavior that is interesting but the motivation behind the behavior. Motivation rooted in past history can be fascinating. Long live GH!

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Well said, Mister Media!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

MT
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MT

I just hope Jax isn’t the one that stole the kidney.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Not a big fan of Jax, but am mildly curious about the origin of Josslyn’s transplant. It will probably source back to Helena, which is a good excuse to resurrect the fabulous Constance Towers’ diva I love to hate. At least we’ll see some great fashions!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Soaphound. I certainly agree.
If this storyline is cultivated in a realistic and orderly fashion, and not ‘manufactured’ ploys to best suit the writers, it could be very compelling.
I hope ‘they’ do their research and give us an acceptable, reasonable and sensible story.
Oh, and yes; I, also, hope the development of the story is dealt with sensitivity.

su0000
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su0000

Jax is back! I like that..
Now, we find out ; Josslyn’s kidney is Francos !

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“I like that,” also, su0000! Now, if the writers will only “do him right,” right?

clh
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clh

Can’t wait! Love this guy!

Mrs. Brown
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Mrs. Brown

YAY!!!!

Trudy
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Trudy

I always loved Jax, especially his friendship with Alexis, who sure needs a friend right now. I’m happy to have Ingo/Jax back and look forward to his story.

Rose
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Rose

I would love to see him teamed up with Alexis again.

Shay
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Shay

@Rose….Whether Alexis really is (God forbid!) pregnant, or (please, please, please….) not, she needs to give those lady parts of hers a rest! This woman has been rode hard by Julian, both figuratively and literally speaking, and it’s about time she learns to enjoy her own company…..or that of a cat, or two, three, or better yet, a houseful!!!!

Rose
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Rose

Shay…Agree nothing hot and heavy. But Jax isn’t that kind of guy, plus they were good friends and even married for convenience I think way back when. Let’s just start with dinners, and catch up. A little like Laura and Kevin when the writers let them come out to play.

Shay
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Shay

@Rose….Yes, there was that brief “marriage” in name only……and generally speaking, Jax is a stand-up dude….just like Ned, and even Mac! Yet none really did it for Alexis when it came down to the nitty-gritty, right????….I’m just so tired of her sick attraction to evil men….whether in real life or fiction, women like her who make repeatedly poor choices in their selection of such flawed male specimens neither evoke my sympathy nor pity, just utter scorn. As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Davis has had ample opportunity to fall for a nice guy, and that never works…..so I’m not nearly… Read more »

KMB
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KMB

I’ve always liked Jax and I was so excited to hear he was coming back to GH. But there is always that reality that he will most likely be thrown under the bus for Sonny and Carly and used as a plot point to make them look better. How about just letting him fall for someone else this time? Then Sonny and Carly fans can be happy and Jax fans can see him find some happiness with someone who really cares about him and him alone. That would be truly great.

Patrick
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Patrick

it would not in the least surprise me … if they go this route would GH – dare – to go this route and waste Ingo Rademacher and the audience time… just for – plot – point and to prop Carly and Sonny THIS would the end all or be all…. 1. Sonny and Carly do not look or act like they are in love… Maurice relys “heavily” on Laura Wright to carry this beleaguered and TIRED “couple” I will be PISSED if GH – USES – the much loved and missed Jax Jacks he’s too fine a character… dang… Read more »

KMB
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KMB

Great comment Patrick. 🙂

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Love Ingo/Jax but he’s not staying long term so I don’t think the focus will be on him having a relationship.

KMB
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KMB

Unfortunately you are right Rebecca. There won’t be any time for him to have a decent relationship, but plenty of time for the writers to throw him under the bus for S&C no doubt. Don’t mean to be such a downer, but just going by the show’s history with Jax, it’s hard not to come to any other conclusion.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Oh, just another “drop in,” eh? Sigh!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi KMB, thanks for your reply. But I’m not really sure what u mean when u say he’ll be thrown under the bus for C&S. While it’s true Carly left him for Sonny, as she left Franco, etc, Jax has always been his own man, albeit always losing the girl to Sonny. Lol, how anyone xan leave a drop dead, extremely rich, actual great guy with an Aussie accent to boot is beyond me…but I digress. I think his stay will involve Jocelyn and the mysyterious kidney which may tie back to Helena and Jake on Cadsadine Island and hopefully… Read more »

Laura
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Laura

Always happy to see Jax!

Dan S
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Dan S

Give him a contract. At least balance the mob glorification with a few characters who are decent. Glad he is back. Hope it’s for a long stay!

su0000
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su0000

Ingo has many project he is involved in, and really likes.
He doesn’t want a contract/back with GH, but he likes the short stories appearances .
And there is no mob to ”glorification” lol..
I would be very excited if there were a mob..
Sonny and Julian stuff is personal and not mob related.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, su, my friend…..It is absolutely mob related. Every inch of Sonny’s and Julian’s lives is mob related. Alexis would not, herself, be in this predicament it it were not. Yes, Sonny has a vested interest because of Kristina (sp), but, he cannot pretend he does not have a vendetta against Julian directly related to mob-business. His ‘revenge’ (Duke) is peripheral, in my opinion. Sonny has had it in for Julian since forever….and, vice versa. Furthermore, even if we consider it personal, it still points to his and Duke’s involvement with the mob. It’s all about retaliation….the top guy needs… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

LOL Celia 🙂 there is no mob(s).. A mob is more than one man.. Both Julian and Sonny are head of mobs that don’t exist..ahaa! Julian killing Carlos had nothing to with mob business, it was personal to save his own arse. What Julian is doing to Alexis has no mob involvement, again it is personal to save his arse. IF Sonny had an active mob/mobsters that he could boss around he surely would call a hit on Julian and have it over with.. Neither Sonny or Julian have a side, as once was..they both stand alone. Sonny use to… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m with you, Dan–give him a contract–balance characters.

Rose
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Rose

Yahoo!

Tae
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Tae

I’m tired of sonny and Carly thinking they are above everyone.. Sonny harassing Julian like he never done nothing before I believe worse.. And Carly wants to give advice calling Alexis stupid but what about her she’s still with sonny. Sonny is becoming soft.. More Ava and Nik..

Harry
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Harry

This is GREAT news. He’s been missed.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Oh, yes! And how! He can do SO much with those eyes and that grin, can’t he?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

yep!

Grace
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Grace

I have loved Jax since the first day he appeared on screen! As Lois burst through his office door and he was standing there playing the shoot the ducks arcade game!! I’ve been watching GH since I was 8, that’s 39 yeas and no other character has EVER stolen my heart like Jax. I just adore the character and Ingo. Glad the kidney story is going to be addressed. I will NOT be happy if JAX had some illegal doings behind the scenes to get Joss a kidney. He’s the shows “white knight” deep down in his core. I don’t… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, he’s not a villain!

SW
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SW

Wahooooooo!!!!! Please oh please don’t make him the runner up! Jay/Ingo is a winner! Welcome back!

tskyent
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tskyent

So excited!! Miss him! Laura W. need’s better material then she has now,she’s dangling in the wind now

Rose
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Rose

Truth!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Twisting slowly.”

Patty Jones
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Patty Jones

Thrilled to hear that Ingo is back on the GH canvas !!! Love, love the new Nicholas, especially with Ava. Hate Franco and Elizabeth !!!!!!!!!!! Liz should be with Finn . Franco and Nina together are amazing !!! Please end Dillion , Kiki, and Morgan packing. They are all boring !!!! Enough of the Bi-polar story line. Love Hayden and Curtis !! Hoping that Griff is Anna and Duke’s son. Love to see Alexis really pregnant and Julian in prison. Happy to see Sabrina back.

Patty Jones
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Patty Jones

Looking forward to Kristina’s love story. Wherever, it may lead. She is a wonderful actress and deserves a major story line , finally !!!!!!!!!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Su, everyone who watches GH knows both Sonny and Julian are mob connected. Since this isn’t The Sopranos or Goodfellas and the soap deals with numerous other storylines, they’re not going to invest in character actors to fill out the mob. We KNOW Sonny is connected, we KNOW he handles mob business and his coffee warehouse exists to make him appear legit, ae KNOW when there’s a meeting he goes or s ends (sent) Jason, Duke, whomever, we KNOW his name is known and he is feared and respected by others offscreen, we know one oh his wives, Lilly, was… Read more »

janet Byrnes
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janet Byrnes

Jax no thanks. He never wins. Sonny will be on that high horse again, only way he can look down on anyone , trying to make Jax the fool. Right now Scummy wins no matter what. I win because I have stopped watching.

jen
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jen

Love Jax….He is so so handsome….

And I DID like Sax and Jam….

Shirley Jordan
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Shirley Jordan

Glad he’s coming back

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Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

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