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Grandson Of GH Creators, Duncan Hursley To Appear In Cameo With Kelly Monaco & Jason Thompson!

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So here is an interesting scoop a la TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan today!  General Hospital recently cast the grandson of the series creators, Frank and Doris Hursley for a small but important role!  That’s right!

Duncan Hursley who has been an actor, and lives in Michigan where he is a true life product specialist for Mazda, will play an auto mechanic when Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Patrick (Jason Thompson) try to find Intel on who ran Patrick and Sabrina off the road that ultimately caused the chain of events that took the life of baby Gabriel!

The cameo will happen on-air on June 27th! According to Duncan, this is what to look for when Sam and Jason meet Mechanic Bill (Hursley) “Frank (Valentini) was very generous and put a lot of thought into the scene and the role. Of course, I can’t reveal much but there’s an element on the set that eagle-eyed viewers are going to love. It was so much fun. I’d go back in a heartbeat.”

Asked if he had been staying tuned to GH all these years, Duncan replied:  “I’d fallen way from watching GH for a number of years but all of a sudden I was hearing in the news about soaps being cancelled left and right. All My Children and One Life to Live were gone and there was concern that GH might not make it, either. I thought, ‘Jeez, it would be a crime if my grandparents’ show didn’t make it to the big 5oth anniversary.’  So I tuned in to check it out about a year and a half ago — just after (executive producer) Frank Valentini and (head writer) Ron Carlivati took over — and couldn’t believe it! With one episode I was hooked again and haven’t missed the show since. Frank and Ron have done a fantastic job.”

So what do you think about the stunt casting of Duncan Hursley! Check out his actor head shot from a few years back here in the post (Hursley is now 52)! Then weigh-in on what you think Mechanic Bill might provide in terms of vital information on the driver that caused the crash in Port Charles!

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Cathy Borruso

Finally give Patrick a story hope it doesn’t end with one episode

jonboy
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Interesting casting. I wonder how many ex-GHers from the golden days (other than Rachel Ames ) are still around. Would be cool to have some cameos.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Some are still around including the original Scott Baldwin played by Johnny Whitaker…i also seen Judith McConnel ex Augusta in a recent drug store commercial…there are several others but many are retired from show business…would like to see two former Heather Webbers before Robin M. make cameos with Robin in a scene at MisCaviage(spelling?) all claiming to be the real Heather Webber…that would be funny!!! i think…lol

jonboy
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jonboy

Great idea! Delusional Heather could see all her former selves. Bring on Cher’s sister, the original!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

You wish could be granted with a heaven episode. Seems so many have been killed off!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Is Mechanic Bill another hint that Fluke is really Bill Eckart who could be responsible for the accident…wondering!!!

su0000
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su0000

jimh, you really don’t now who it was?
RC told us, in his way, who it is..
… you’re suppose to know, RC wants you to now! 🙂

hint; it will greatly hurt Sam when she finds out what we know .. 🙁

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes, its obvious Rafe was the driver in the other car but im thinking Fluke is responsible for Rafes drug problem and has gotten an unsuspecting Rafe to cause the accident…so this way Fluke is technically responsible for what happened and Rafe isnt!!!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This is exactly what I was thinking! Conspiracy theorists at their finest!

joe
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joe

he’s cuuuttteeee! great idea for casting!

Jonathan
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Jonathan

The last thing GH needs is another character.

su0000
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su0000

It is a cameo/walk-on appearance, not a new character ..

Jimmy
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Jimmy

It’s only for a cameo. They could have gotten a nobody extra but this is much cooler!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

he’s only a temp plus its a great way to honor the creators of the show with a short appearance by their grandson!!!

Michael
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Michael

That’s a great way to honor the Hursleys!

su0000
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su0000

I think most all know who the hit and run drive was because RC wants us to know so we can watch Sam heading to whole lot of heartache..

it will be good to see Sam and Patrick together solving the mystery..
It is way more suspenseful when we know ‘who’ but the character doesn’t know 😉

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I bet Sam will say “say hello to your parents Frank and Doris” or something like that. It was used once before for the 50th

Charday
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Charday

Cool. Speaking of Patrick, I laughed my ass off last Thurs/Fri when he entered Sabrina’s apartment and she was wearing her wedding dress in her own little world. Poor Patrick had the most confused/puzzled look on his face—hilarious and vintage soap opera material.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

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.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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