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Ingo Rademacher Talks On Jax and Brenda's General Hospital 50th Return!



As Ingo Rademacher is deep into dance rehearsals with his partner, Kym Johnson as one of the competing teams for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, premiering on March 18th on ABC, EXTRA dropped by the dance studio to catch up with Australian heartthrob.  During their conversation, EXTRA got some scoop on the announcement that he and long time on-screen scene partner, Vanessa Marcil are headed back to Port Charles with a small story arc as Jax and Brenda!

Ingo revealed on his GH return: “I had to keep it a secret for so long… I had to lie.  It’s a nice little come back with Vanessa Marcil… the Jax and Brenda characters back together for a little bit.  It was a great idea to bring the characters back for the 50th.”    Rademacher also noted that he is already back this week at GH taping scenes with Marcil!

Now on to Dancing with the Stars,  of course Ingo related that he asked long time GH cast mate Kelly Monaco (Sam) for advice when it comes to tips for the ABC ballroom dance competition, and he says Kelly gave him tidbit, “It’s really hard, but you’re going to love it.”

So soap fans, will you be rooting Ingo through each week on Dancing with the Stars? What do you think Jax and Brenda’s story will be when they return to GH for a visit? Weigh-in! Now watch Ingo’s EXTRA segment after the jump!

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I’m not a fan of the character of Brenda, so not thrilled that Vanessa is coming back. Love that Ingo is coming back though

i will definitely be cheering for ingo! i absolutely love his character on gh – i love him with brenda also…………….

Love Ingo – will be rooting for him & Kelli Pickler! Let’s see who can dance!!

Maybe theyll be married? But would Sonny or Carly care or not? I just wonder how theyll react if Jax and Brenda were married even if Sonny and Carly have moved on.

I think they will always care – moved on or not.

My crush got married and i was crushed but i moved on but not too far because shell always have a place in my heart even if itll always remain broken

Wish he were coming back for more time and for Carly! Wish him the best in DWTS!

I am psyched to have them both return! Looking forward to seeing what team Cartini can do for Brenda, since the last regime made her unrecognizable.

As for DWTS, I will watch his dances the next day on YouTube and will be voting for him!

Not watching or voting for DWTS.If it wasn’t for GH I’d never turn on ABC anymore.Wouldn’t surprise me if they eventually hand GH over to PP to.Anne Sweeney made it clear she didn’t want any daytime scripted shows.Looks like they adding more reality to night time to.If you vote you make money for ABC.

am hoping that Ingo wants a CarJax reunion because as we all know it CarJax and S&B are the loves of each others lives. It’s that simple. I don’t want Jax to be with Brenda coz she has always treated him like a second hand fiddle whenever she could not have Sonny. And she’s always remember to try and turn Sonny’s life upside down when he’s starting to move on.

Actually you know what? Here’s a solution……. Sonny and Connie or Kate or whoever were each other’s first loves. Carly is the love of Jax’s life and we’ve all witnessed that. Too bad he always takes off when things get tough. I mean really Carly took a year to divorrce his ass and saved him from getting killed by Sonny.
I want JAx and Carly to realize they are not complete with anyone else. And I want Laura Wright to drop this Todd nonsense!

Totally giving all Votes to Ingo!!! Love him & Brenda are coming back, poor Carly hates that Brenda too so I hope good arguments happen!!

Definitely rooting for him; only one I’m tuning in for this season. DWTS is a spectacular entertainment of my absolute favorites. But for me, personally, the “celebrities” this upcoming season, other than Ingo, is a letdown.

Great story to tribute. I will be rooting for Ingo all the way on #dwts

I am sooo looking forward to the upcoming 50th !!!
This is exciting!! Once again to see the favorites vets, wow !!
That is totally rare, very rare .. It’s the first time done by any soap to gather that amount of vets back. That I know of.

Thanks GH staff, good work !!

Love Ingo – will be rooting him an for Val too 🙂

Being on J&B. Sonny’s gone back to his first love, best love – Kaconnie. Carly’s going back to Original Baby Daddy, AJ. And Jax back to his real love, Brenda.

They should bring Jax on full time. I wouldn’t watch a show because someone from Dancing With The Stars was on but it would remind most GH viewers who are casual viewers, who tune in now and then, to switch channels if they aren’t busy, or dvr it.

I love Ingo, he is simply gorgeous

He is tall and he got beautiful blue eyes

I hope he and Kelly work together on General Hospital, along

Now in the story he said he got advice from KELLY MONACO, I LOVE IT!!!!





Not a Jax fan at all. I read he is very short term. I hope that is correct. Brenda I used to love. Last time she was on I couldn’t wait for her to leave. Maybe the new writer’s will write her a little more likeable but I hope every guy on the show doesn’t fall at her feet like the last time. It was sickening. I hate those thick black glasses she wears. I hope she puts in her contacts. I wear glasses so I am not anti glasses. I just don’t like the ones she wears on her. I hope Sonny doesn’t want her at all. If she is going after Sonny I hope Kate is Connie. Connie can take care of Brenda. Kate would just cry.

I love Ingo and have missed him on GH so much. I just wished he could be paired with someone who really, really loves him,. I think they are going full steam ahead with Carly and Todd, so Carly is out. They will most likely dangle Sonny into Brenda’s life so it’s hard to get into that one too. Actually, I would love to see Jax with Alexis or someone totally new. Just as long as there isn’t another man always waiting in the background. This is what has turned me off of Carly and Brenda. There will always be Todd or Sonny around for them. I want to see Jax happy.

I love IR and VM back together as Jax and Brenda! I think they are the love of each others lives.

Wish Ingo well on DWTS!

Looking forward to seeing Brenda and Jax together, but watching Ingo strutting his stuff – sizzling entertainment!

i am looking forward to brenda coming back i hope she’s looking for sonny and has anyone ever noticed how much victoria justice looks like a young, mini vanessa marcil

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Wactor’s talent agent, David Shaul, made this statement on his passing to Variety, “Johnny Wactor was a spectacular human being. Not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him. Standing for hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude. In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be. Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.”

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Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

Briana Lane (ex-Brook Lynn): “The world lost a wonderful person yesterday and a true gentleman to everyone he met. I feel lucky to have known him and to have experienced the warmth he exuded so effortlessly. RIP Johnny Wactor”

Lydia Look (Selina): “Johnny, I’m crying and will be for a bit. I knew you were talented when you simply just took your shirt off when the rest of us were trying to outdo each other with our skits. I also knew there & then that you were fine as wine 😻 I also saw how you’d let others take the spotlight whilst confident & loving in your own space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent human you were in our long car rides between fan events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.


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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.


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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.


Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.


The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.


After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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