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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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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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