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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

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General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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Carrie
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Carrie

He has always been a favorite of mine. I’m delighted about this.

Judy
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Judy

I think he will be a great addition to the show. I always liked his acting and look forward to seeing him in his new role.

Kay
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Kay

Oh my gosh he is such a hunk !!! Lordy how do you top that???

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Love, love, love this man! Have seen him over the years in so many shows and movies. Including all the ones mentioned above. I may be old folks, but Iam not dead yet, and can still admire someone like him. He also acts as good as he looks. Ok, I’ll stop gushing and just welcome him to GH. What a major coup!

Su000
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Su000

hi Violet-
My g’ma calls older white hair men ”Silver Fox”
And-
it’s good to see an older man with natural hair color..
Seeing men 60 on up with black hair is stupid ridiculous.
and- I’ve recently seen Sonny/Maurice with his natural grey hair
and he looked awesome why its colored jet black, I dunno.

Patrick
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Patrick

i totally agree about Maurice Benard… those silver locks on Maurice LOOK GOOD ! yeah, it’s me. saw a pic of him on twitter… during all this… TIME. it would help Sonny relax and age naturally. MB age is catching up. till then… i’ll say it again… YOU LOOK GOOD

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Yes, Silver Fox is right. They can’t let an older man grow gracefully any more but feel they have to make them more appealing by dying their hair that awful black. Even the younger men on the soaps feel they have to add something, be it streaks or high lights, etc. as you said about Sonny, and Chance on Y&R is a good example of a younger man changing his hair color. I do not believe that is his natural color.

aria
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aria

now it makes more sense why Jackie dumped Finn, cause we all know they hooked up, and that’s cause daddy/papi is hot. Even Anna might give papa chase a second look.

Phil
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Phil

Why not a Cyrus recast?

Satan
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Satan

Let’s hope Cyrus isn’t around long enough to need a recast. My three headed dog, Cerberus really wants a new chew toy for Xmas, and hopefully Cyrus will be here by then. He’s wearing out his welcome up there even more than Nelle or Shiloh did.

Shiloh, of course, is Cerberus’s current chew toy, but he’s damn near all chewed up by now. Nelle’s not down here yet, but y’all probably knew that already.

Celia
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Celia

Didn’t realize, Satan, that Xmas was celebrated in hell. Are you not the anti-Christ? LOL. —just sayin’—-
Anyway—Gregory is ageless; just as Sean Connery is.
Now, that’s a beautiful man!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

LOVE it, Satan!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Didn’t know we were talking about re-casts, but dying this one’s hair orange might help.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan, sorry, my bad. Of course we’re talking re-cast. I kind of like hating this Cyrus. I’d like to see someone grab him and cut off that pony tail. Maybe like Samson, it gives him strength.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You go, Violet!

Steve
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Steve

Because Jeff Kober is kicking butt. As usual, Mark Teschner is brining it in the casting department.

Yes, the cast is ridiculously large, but Gregory is likely not to be a long term addition.

Kim Delaney can stay as long as she likes, as the reintroduction of Jackie onto the canvas is a success. Her mention of the original Floating Rib was a nod to show history.

johnny
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johnny

Gregory Harrison is a wonderful actor and one hot daddy lol.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Johnny…DEFINITELY!!!!! Dude…I have had the biggest crush on Gregory Harrison ever since his Trapper John M.D. days. Oh…and I’ve always preferred older men…lol. RUGGED YUM!!!!!

Later.

Phyllis M
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Phyllis M

Good casting! Looks good with new Jackie Templeton!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gregory sure doesn’t look old enough to be Finn’s father.

Satan
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Satan

Well, Finn doesn’t look old enough to be Chase’s father either, though things certainly seem to be leaning in that direction. Now that we know that Finn banged Jackie the night before she married his daddy, all we need to know is when Chase was born. If it was approximately 9 months after his “parents” got married, we all know the deal….. In either case, it seems like Valentini is determined to build a family around his OLTL pet no matter how many times he quits the show and comes back as another character. Last time around, they made KikiTwit… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got it, Satan!

Mackie
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Mackie

I have always loved his acting, dating back to Gonzo Gates on Trapper John, MD. Also have been watching him on the Hallmark channel. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
Nothing like a piece of eye candy in the afternoon

Jimh
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Jimh

He would had been a good Jeff Webber recast

Johnny
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Johnny

I as thinking the same thing. But I think that ship has sailed. Since Liz was introduced 23 years ago, there just seems to be NO interest in bringing Jeff or her mother on. Most legacy characters have parents and siblings around, but for the most part they have kept Liz as an island. It would be awesome for Jeff and Monica to reconnect, and give Monica something to do besides babysit. I know Leslie C. Is recurring, but it would involve her in more story. Sonny has four kids on the show!! Dante, Kristina, Donna, and Avery. I dont… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

I agree..

Satan
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Satan

If they were going to bring Jeff Webber back, why not go for the real thing? I don’t think Richard Dean Anderson has been doing all that much since Stargate went off the air. Old rumor in Hell was that he was going to show up on the new MacGyver series to play the father of the current MacGyver, but then they hired somebody else for that role, and killed off the character at the end of the last season. It’s kind of ridiculous that Elizabeth has been living in Port Charles since the mid 1990s and her dad’s never… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

I’ve given up on Jeff ever returning to PC. RDA has said he couldn’t handle the rapid shooting schedule that GH has adopted.

Jeff never showed up after his father died, his daughter was raped, grandson presumed dead or another daughter was revealed.

He is the founding member of the Port Charles deadbeat dad club. Other current members include Frisco Jones and Lucky Spencer.

Nanette l lines
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Nanette l lines

What a great addition to General Hospital! He sure still looks handsome as ever!

Patrick
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Patrick

” I am going to miss , any and all opportunity, for James Read’ Chance father. Gregory Harrison as the newbie father… may have ALL that smoldering with Kim Delaney… locked in. oy… AND w/Robert. this is top shelf

I like the way Robert looks at Jackie.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Robert does have a way! Go, Tristan, you give the show so much gravitas!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Okay since evidently we’re wallowing in the shallow water in this thread and discussing an actor’s looks… OMG! He’s 70! How is that possible?!?!

………..said this long-term fan (also, no spring chicken).

Timmm
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Timmm

I had no problem with James Read BUT to start a triangle with Jackie and Robert or make Gregory a more prominent player, yes, Gregory Harrison is perfect! He will be like when GH cast Greg Evigan a couple years ago as Jim Harvey, a hit! Cannot wait to see Gregory!

Nik
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Nik

Cool, luv this actor and he also appears on Hallmark’s series Chesapeake Shores.

Boop
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Boop

I love Gregory Harrison and I definitely want Cyrus to stay because I don’t like one -sided stories of any kind. That’s what is happening on General Hospital with Sonny , his mob side kick , Jason and Carly. Let’s get real with the mob family ; if all of the mobsters were as weak as Julian , Sonny would have Port Charles and surrounding areas under his control. Cyrus makes it a reality that shows not one mobster controls the underworld. Now the writers need to give Cyrus a henchman who is as determined as Jason Morgan.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

When is he appearing?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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