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Ingo Rademacher Returns As GH’s Jax Beginning In May

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Things will get more interesting in the lives of Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Carly (Laura Wright), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and many others on the GH canvas with the arrival back in Port Charles of Jasper Jacks.  That’s because as previously announced, Ingo Rademacher is headed back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise his signature role.

Circle May 7th for when you will see Jax back in action.  According to EW.com. “He’s back to see his daughter Josslyn and ex-wife Carly”   Jax will also share scenes with Steve Burton (Jason) and of course Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Looks like Jax may be back to help out Josslyn in her time of need as her boyfriend Oscar’s (Garren Stitt) final days seem to be drawing near, or does something else also bring his attention back to Port Charles?

It’s been a bit since Ingo played Jax on GH having last appeared on the soap in April of 2017.  Ingo eventually landed the role as the recast Thorne Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, a part he played till December of 2018.

Back in March, the actor originally from down under shared on his Instagram account: “Won’t be long now.  Just had my fitting. All new look for Jax. Start shooting next week. No air date yet. Stay tuned. Can’t wait!”

So, excited for some Jax on GH? What do you think will bring him back? What do you think will keep him in town? Comment below.

 

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I always liked Jax I thought he was a breath of fresh air but still will not bring me back still the Sonny shiw

Goody !
I luv change-up, it keeps things rolling fresh.

I’m used to high octane dilemmas and challenges so anything that will bring something new my way is appreciated.
I can only hope Jax will be bringing some dark excitement with him..

If Jax is in town, can Jerry be too far behind? Seems like they usually show up around the same time, in recent years.

Sebastian Roche was busy for a while being a vampire, poisoning Hitler, and other fun things like that, but I don’t think he’s got any prime time gigs at the moment, so hopefully both of the Jacks brothers will stick around for the summer storylines?

Ingo should be on full time contract instead of Howarth and Easton (Frank’s OLTL pets) but Jax will only be back for one month like all core GH vets. Jax is needed. Franco and Finn are worthless. Liz and Anna are being wasted on Franco and Finn. Both are being misused to create a place for these two dud characters.

^^^^^ “… Franco and Finn are worthless ”

two pieces of good for nothing

each of them have been given the yellow brick road to .. daresay I… STARdumb

I have never seen a show give opportunity to so few who would have been canned / fired / let go LONG AGO

Michael Easton :

Role from: March 13, 2012 to March 20, 2013 his claim to fame as McBain.
Role from: May 13, 2013 to August 5, 2015 Dr. Silas Clay
Role from March 21, 2016 to present Dr. Finn

THAT IS 6 FULL Years to have solidified anything !!!! zip zilch nada… he’s especially obvious with Finola Hughes. they look more like much younger brother AND sister. COME On Shelly AND Chris… how staid unimportant and boring this pairing

Roger Howarth :

May 2013 : Franco… Yawn… Frank / Shelly / Chris are idolizing Roger Howarth, to no end. he’s a stifling bore… his histrionics with facial tick AND childlike demeanor… WITH Abstract intent… OKAY Roger. to this day… he still has no connect with any one in the canvas… just like Finn. no one on the cast seeks either of them out. unless its for a miracle cure AND or a substantial donation from Franco to either the city of or general hospital. otherwise these two are ho hum bores.

just not worth mentioning every reason under the sun how much Finola Hughes and Rebecca Herbst are continually CARRYING both Michael and Roger.

very much like Sonny AND Carly… just do not deserve all the airtime . Frank Valentini is killing this show

Hi Patrick, how yah doing?
OK-
We’ll have fisticuffs round LOL
I luv Franco and Finn.. Manly Franco.

Anna is Kook.. she has been suntable for a while now..
If she were in my platoon I’d send her to the infirmary for a mental work up for discharge.

And there is no other more Bland and boring than Elizebeth total wallpaper.

Hey!
if I were writing I’d bring the original Franco back/grow his tumor back, for sure.
And- I’d bring back Silas, a mystery as to/which he really is. ..

SuOOO
I agree with just about all of your comments. I love Franco, and I loved Silas. He was hot and spicy, whereas Finn is just nice, somewhat boring and Anna makes him even worse. I have to disagree with what you said about Liz. There is someone else that fits your description of her. Laura! She is nice but that’s all. Maybe Kevin will really fall for Ava, and Laura and Finn can get together, two peas in a boring pod, right?

hi Violet..
Imagine how exciting and intriguing it would be if all the goody-goody boring guys became gray and a delightful nasty!
I love a bad boy LOL
Franco/Roger plays a bad boy with zest and he loves playing the intriguing bad boy.. GH turned the once vibrant Franco into a powder puff.

And Finn needs to do a 180 and go back to being Silas!

GH has horrible couples, they are all stale, blahhh and dull..
not one, not one couple has an ounce of worth.

Don’t break up Carly and Sonny. They are last good couple from the last good era of GH. Jax should be brought back for good and paired romantically with Ava.

Jax’s appearance is necessary for Josslyn’s sake, Carly’s character was so much more tolerable in relation to Jax.
He kept her real… Their relationship was good when she wasn’t pinning over U know who!! Never understood her
blind devotion to Sonny..
Jax owes Sonny for keeping him out of the country for so long, & not in a good way..

Fanny
I agree with you. I like Jax, but with Ava? I never thought about them as a pair. He always had the hots for Brenda too, and yes, Carly has this blind devotion to St.Benard, whose bite scares everyone in PC.

Violet
Ava is too much for any man long term…bright, beautiful, independent, majorly insecure, manipulative, cunning, devious and ALL ABOUT AVA, ALL THE TIME… Wouldn’t it be a cruel twist of fate… if Kevin & Ava fell for one another during their sting Op to catch Ryan. Where’s that going to leave Laura??? Shouldn’t she be getting a mayor’s office soon???So we can see her working from behind a desk, instead of meandering around town aimlessly.
As for Sonny & Carly’s future we’re probably in for more of the same… boring, repetitive dialogue.
If Jax is here to stay.. and that’s a BIG
if, I hope they do his character justice.

Fanny
There is one bright spot in the Corinthos house. Their new kitchen! So sick of Sonny’s dark, dreary LR or whatever that room is supposed to be . So masculine. Would think once Carly moved in, they would have redecorated. I know this has nothing to do with SLs, just making an observation.

Violet,
I hear you and raise you one…regarding the “new kitchen”
Where they will no doubt converge
regularly, until it seems like the only
room in the house. The remaining rooms are dark and equally need to be updated, like you mentioned it would definitely benefit from a woman’s touch.

is this a short visit? or is he back on contract? I hope its the ladder, we need Jax back on full time, Ingo deserves it as much as Steve Burton, so I hope he stays, and has someone w/ him, and he’s not panning for boring Carly.

He will play Ryan Chamberlain wearing a Jax mask-ok kiddidng -lol

If ReRon were still writing this show, that is exactly what would happen!

I mean come on !!!! as all of the Corinthos’ are full steam ahead… looking for any thing to bring Shiloh down. you’ve got Sonny henchs; you’ve got the polish commish team on this; you’ve got Dr. hottie Neil ready to perform an excorcism; hell even Alexis is remaining staid .. no matter how pent up her needs . Yawn , all the while Sam who is so besotted over that she is in the running for GODDESS of day of dawn. even General Hospital is running drug laced tests on their communion.

Maxie AND Peter : dag! this couple along with Anna AND Finn… are seriously thee MOST BORING pairings EVER. let’s ADD Michael and Sasha ! LOL. Sasha seriously likes him ? here’s hoping her “honesty” will not spiral Michael.

HELLO – all points bulletin… calling Diane to the set; calling Dr. Neil to the set

Dr Neil and Diane
Laura and Kevin
Brad and Lucas
Ned and Olivia
Mac and Felicia
Scotty and Ava and/or Lucy

^^^ this is coupledom

I can’t blame Ingo for taking a job that’s offered to him, but it can’t be very satisfying to have Jax be shuffled in and out of town and relegated to being Sonny’s punching bag–because as we all know, Sonny Must Never Lose or Be Allowed to Suffer Any Lasting Consequences; that’s on the law books in Port Charles. I always liked Jax, and if his relationships (particularly with Sonny) were allowed to evolve at all, it might be good to have him around again. But I know that won’t be allowed to happen, and he’s just going to be Sonny’s whipping boy once more; Jax will attempt to bring rationality to some situation or make some perfectly reasonable request, and it will be written as Jax attempting to destroy Sonny’s world because Sonny isn’t getting exactly what he wants, exactly when and how he wants it–Sonny Good, Jax Bad. It’s boring as heck.

Love Jax before when he was playing opposite to Sam Mcall

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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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General Hospital Daytime Emmy-Winning Directing Team Remembers Johnny Wactor: “He Came to Set Every Day with a Smile of Gratitude and a Love-Filled Hug for Everybody”

It has been a rough year and a half for the General Hospital family losing so many beloved cast members and producer, Nneka Garland.  Now, the Daytime Emmy-winning directing team has spoken out about the emotional toll it has taken on everyone associated with the show, and most recently, with the heartbreaking murder of Johnny Wactor (Ex-Brando Corbin).

The actor was shot back in the wee hours of the morning on May 25th by a masked gunman who was part of three car thieves trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s vehicle. Johnny came upon the scene after he finished his bartending shift in downtown Los Angeles and was walking a co-worker to their cars.

Last Friday at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, GH was named Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series. Following their on-stage victory, the group stopped by to chat with Michael Fairman TV on the Winners Walk.

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Directors Robert Markham, Tina Keller, Allison Reames and the rest of the award-wining directing team, shared in the joy of their victory, but it was not lost on them the seriousness of the moment as well.

Tina Keller expressed, “It’s been a rough year, and it’s been really rough for General Hospital recently with Johnny.” Keller, along with Robert Markham recalled what it was like working with Wactor.

“He came to set every day with a smile of gratitude and a love-filled hug for everybody,” shared Keller. “I’ve never worked with anyone who was so much light-filled and happy to be where he was. Just so much gratitude and joy and it’s a tremendous loss for his friends, his family, and anyone who loved him.” An emotional Robert Markham confirmed what Keller shared,  “Yeah, absolutely. He was a gentleman. He really was, and we’re going to miss him.”

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GH paid tribute to Wactor in the final moments of the Tuesday, June 11th episode with a title card in remembrance of the slain actor. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 12th, to City Hall for a call for change to clean up the streets of LA from crime, to help find Wactor’s killer.

The directing team took home the gold in the Directing for a Daytime Drama Series category, in part, due to the episode they submitted surrounding the memorial of Epiphany Johnson played by the late Sonya Eddy, who passed away back in December of 2022. The second episode they submitted was when Anna’s (Finola Hughes) house was set on fire.

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Keller spoke to directing the memorial episode that was so heartfelt and raw as performed by the cast that knew and loved Sonya Eddy. “You know, it was a beautiful day to be able to pay tribute to Sonya and it was a rollercoaster all day,” shared Tina.

“We had our cast giving tributes to her and they all did such a beautiful job. It was well-written and a rough day emotionally, but it was an honor to be able to play a tribute to somebody who’s been such an important role in General Hospital throughout the history of the show,” Keller concluded.

You can check out the entire conversation with the Daytime Emmy-winning Directing team from General Hospital below. Make sure to visit the Michael Fairman Channel for full coverage of the red carpet and Winners Walk with interviews from daytime’s biggest night.

Now, let us know, what you thought of the winning GH Emmy episode submissions and the heartfelt words from the directors on the death of Johnny Wactor and the loss of Sonya Eddy via the comment section.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Johnny Wactor is urged to contact LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

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