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Is Jeff Webber Coming Back To GH? If So, Who Should Play The Part?

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There is much speculation, now more than ever, that General Hospital is bringing Dr. Jeff Webber (the role made famous by Richard Dean Anderson) back to the canvas after decades!

With the storyline heating that it has been revealed that Jeff had an extramarital affair, and is the father to Hayden (Rebecca Budig) although he doesn’t know it, coupled with the fact that his daughter Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) will soon find out she has a half-sister, it seems like the perfect time to bring him back to Port Charles.

Now according to SOD, GH has sent out a casting call with the following requirements that sounds much like it could be a mature Dr. Webber.  The description says  “actor 50’s-early 60’s,  caucasian, handsome, dynamic, charismatic for a “major recurring role”’.

Richard Dean Anderson originated the role and played it from 1976-1981.  Andwerson later went on to star on primetime’s original MacGyver series.

So, who would like to see play the role of Jeff Webber?  Put your casting director hats on and send us your picks in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Robert Newman would make a good Jeff!!!

BTripp
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BTripp

Robert Newman would be a top pick of mine. My other top pick is John Wesley Shipp. He was great back in the day on Guiding Light and most recently as the evil Eddie Ford on OLTL. He’s currently on The Flash on CW so not sure he’s available. Also Walt Wiley would be great.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

John would be a good Raymond Berlin-Hayden’s crooked daddy!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

He was killed off on The Flash.

Melissa
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Melissa

You know it’s probably going to be Wiley because of the AMC connection with RB. But I didn’t like the way he delivered lines! Still holding out for RDA, though unlikely to happen!

jlh
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jlh

I don’t know if John will be in the upcoming season of THE FLASH but his Earth 2 character Jay (the Flash) Garrick is alive and running.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

@jlh…John Wesley played the father of Flash.

Doreen m
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Doreen m

I would love it to be Richard Dean Anderson!!

Toni Kelly
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Toni Kelly

Grant Aleksander or Walt Willey.

Toni Kelly
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Toni Kelly

One more idea – how about casting Bob Woods as Raymond Berlin!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Those are good choices especially Walt…

nancy
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nancy

Yessssss Walt Willey

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Clint Ritchie from OLTL. I love Bob Woods, but I think Clint has more of a presence that would resemble what we saw in Jeff Weber’s character. Walt Willey could also play the role well.

Melissa
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Melissa

Oooh. Like the idea of GA.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Clint Richie passed aesy in 2009

Joe
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Joe

Clint Richie died years ago. Nice thought to have him as Jeff though.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Toni….Walt would fit right in as Hayden’s daddy. Anna Stuart should have been hired to play Naomi, as well. All back together again.

Robyn
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Robyn

Clint Ritchie is deceased.

Mablemae
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Mablemae

Clint Richie passed away several years ago.

AnonTVAddict
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AnonTVAddict

Hey Max — you know Clint Richie passed away several years ago, right?

gloria
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gloria

Clint Ritchie died several years ago I am sorry to tell you. He would be great though-I’d rather see him as Raymond Berlin & see Bob Woods as Jeff Webber. I couldn’t really take Walt seriously for some reason. He doesn’t look right for either part.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Walt Willey would be great. He played Rebecca Budig’s (Hayden’s) father on All My Children. But Max Dadee, Clint Ritchie passed away back in 2009. He was awesome as Clint on OLTL though!

Wil
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Wil

Grant Aleks an de r. Yes!!!

Lana
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Lana

That is a good suggestion! He would be great!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe they are casting Haydens father?-then i say Ron Raines for that role!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

or Ronn Moss as Jeff…

Chaz
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Chaz

Good lord….

kmayne
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kmayne

Pass on Moss

Melissa
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Melissa

Nooooo!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Eeeeeeewwww to Ronn Moss. Also, I thought Clint Ritchie was dead. I say Walt or Michael E. Knight

Shay
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Shay

@jimh….I know people love to pick on Ronn Moss and his lack of acting chops, but in terms of possessing the right age, look and general demeanor, I think he could be the perfect person to portray Jeff, especially if this is not a long-lasting role and just a quick and dirty appearance to give current GH-ers a feeling for the character and his history.

Patrick
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Patrick

Robert Newman has that surefire intensity and can real it in when it’s all about family

Melissa
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Melissa

Wouldn’t mind RN.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Patrick.

April BERINDE
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April BERINDE

What about the original Jeff Webber? Richard Dean Anderson!

Vicki
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Vicki

They should try for RDA but if not Newman would be great. What about Larry Bryggman from ATWT or Michael Knight? I know he was on Y & R but he would be a great actor .

Ces
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Ces

RDA or no one. Figures everyone wants a recast with some ex AMC or OLTL actor. Yawn.

Jim
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Jim

I would love to see Richard Dean Anderson reprise the of Dr. Jeff Weber

Judith
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Judith

I agree totally! Bring back Richard Dean Anderson. It would be so good to see him reprise his role. It would be like old times again.. I think viewers like me who grew up watching GH would appreciate seeing the original actor in the role.

Krista M. Ramirez
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Krista M. Ramirez

I agree!!!!!

Dylan
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Dylan

Are Kale Browne or David Forsyth available? Jerry VerDorn?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Jerry would be a good Raymond Berlin if they have to introduce him…

JM
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JM

Richard Dean Anderson bring him back he was a awesome actor.

Carly J.
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Carly J.

Bradley Cole would be great in the part. He played Richard Winslow and Jeffrey O’Neill on GUIDING LIGHT and also had parts on All My Children and General Hospital years ago.

Sue vandivory
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Sue vandivory

Richard Dean Anderson (only) choice

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

My vote goes out to Ron Raines if we can’t have RDA back in the part.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I know he is New York but who says he can’t rack up frequent flyer miles?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i like to see him as Haydens father…

Sharon
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Sharon

There IS only ONE Jeff Webber – Richard Dean Anderson! Surely he can come back for this storyline. Imagine the ratings! And Heather would have a royal fit!!

Sue M.
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Sue M.

I agree (Richard Dean Anderson)!

Donna
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Donna

Richard Dean Anderson

Kari
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Kari

I would love to RDA reprise his role on GH but if not him then Bob Woods or MEK as Jeff Webber would be awesome.

Wilda Kerney
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Wilda Kerney

Richard Dean Anderson

Harry
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Harry

Yes, I wonder if he was asked to come back and turned down the offer?
If he cannot come back, I vote for Michael Knight–he’s the right age and he’s a terrific actor.

Melissa
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Melissa

Always liked MK!

Timmm
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Timmm

Harry, you are a genius, great choice! They wasted him on Y&R!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree Harry!

Krista M. Ramirez
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Krista M. Ramirez

Either him or John McCook

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Yes. But he MUST rekindle his romance with Heather!!!!

More crazy Heather, please!!!

Celia
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Celia

Yes!!!! More Heather.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree. I think it’s time Heather got a breath of fresh air so to speak

Krista M. Ramirez
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Krista M. Ramirez

Maybe Susan Pratt could come back – at least for a little visit.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

There is only one you in the real world.. In the soap world.. Anybody can play you.. And sometimes better than you play yourself.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Word, Daviestev1.

How about Steve Buschemi in a recast? Those teeth scream “Daytime!”

Peggy Bernard
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Peggy Bernard

Absolutely, go with the original!! Love RDA!

Krista M. Ramirez
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Krista M. Ramirez

I wish he would come back! But it will probably never happen.

SZima
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SZima

Richard Dean Anderson hasn’t had an acting job since 2013 (according to IMDb), and I think that was just a guest star role, so I would think he would be happy to come back to GH…at least short term!

JD
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JD

Drake Hogestyn

Celia
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Celia

Drake???? Noooooo…….LOL.

Claudio
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Claudio

No to Drake lol, he has a job on Days. I want Grant Alexander ex Phillip Guiding Light. Cast liz mother with Anna Stuart, Robin Strasser or Louise Sorel ex Vivian Days. Man I miss my madam on Days. Lol.

Claudio
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Claudio

Hi Celia, I hope your ear infection is gone. I hope you feel better my friend.

Celia
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Celia

@Claudio.
Thank you, Claudio.
Yes, my friend, I am fine.
Yes, Claudio….let’s leave Drake nicely tucked-in at Days. Lol. Later.

James
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James

Sean Christian from Days ??

Celia
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Celia

@James.
Hi, James,
Shawn is a good candidate; but, again, it’s the right-age thing. TPTB are being very specific about that.
I love Shawn..but he looks younger than his 50 years. It works for many actors/characters…..so, who knows, right?

caroldee
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caroldee

WOW..glad to see that they are thinking of bringing him in since this whole twins separated deal has come up. Some of us remember the original but I think enough time has gone by that we will accept a new actor easily. WHY NOT use some of the actors from OLTL . TUC Watkins or Dan Gauthier.. would be good.

aria
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aria

they are not twins, they just share a daddy in common.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

They are way too young. Neither is in their early 60’s.

Liz
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Liz

Tuc & Dan are both too young. I don’t know why they’re casting late fifties/early sixties. Jeff Webber is Monica’s age. It’s going to be awkward if he’s a lot younger than her. They will have to give the fans some scenes with the two of them. Michael E Knight is too young as well.

Melissa
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Melissa

True enough.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, true, Liz. But, does it really matter? LOL, I’ve given up. TPTB don’t even look at the age difference. Look at Gina Tognoni and Michael Graziadei ( Y&R’s Phyllis and Daniel)…… Mother and son, six years apart).

caroldee
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caroldee

I think Michael Knight could pull it off just fine. JMO..

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Please stop the OLTL insanity. I say Walt or MK!

Kim
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Kim

Michael Knight would be a fun addition to GH

Ellen M Goodin
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Ellen M Goodin

I agree!!

Guest
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Guest

Richard Dean Anderson ONLY!!! Bring back Scott Reeves too – he was perfectly cast as his son – Steve [ Steven Lars] Webber – They LOOK so much like father/ son. Time he was paroled on good behavior! Olivia needs her man back! And GH needs Docs WE KNOW!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I “heart” Scott Reeves. Hated when Steven Lars was written out. Legacy character, folks! So much potential here.

As for Jeff Webber… I would like someone like David Forsyth or his clone. Need boyish despite the age. Need a little rakish. And sexy!

Peggy Bernard
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Peggy Bernard

Agree 100%

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Scott Reevs is living in Nasville and still on Nashville…unless they wrote him out. Didn’t have a big part.

Timmm
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Timmm

I dont see why a casting call even went out. Why not RDA? Same with Paul Hornsby. I love Richard Burgi BUT why wasnt Paul Satterfield rehired to play Paul Hornsby? Do the right thing this time and bring back the original actor!

Brian
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Brian

Richard Burgi is better than Paul Satterfield ever was as Paul Hornsby. Sometimes a change is for the better.

Timmm
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Timmm

I disagree. Paul was a better Paul. Richard is a first class actor who should have been casted as Raymond Berlin!

AJ
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AJ

Paul Satterfield doesn’t act anymore. I had read that he gave his blessing to the recast (not that his blessing really mattered!!)

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

He may still be grieving the death (murder!) of his mother Priscilla Coolidge.
My sympathies to him. Maybe he doesn’t want to be in the spotlight anymore.

Liz
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Liz

Paul Satterfield is no longer acting. I would love it if he was but he isn’t.

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt know he doesnt act anymore. When Burgi was brought on and shot Sonny, on a different website Paul Satterfield chimed in. Was it him? I dont know BUT he showed a lot of disappointment on how they were writing Paul! I agree.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Richard Bekins

Michael
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Michael

OMG- I used to LOVE him as Jamie Frame on AW so many years ago. He still acts- I’ve seen him in NY plays and in small film roles. He was so good back in the day- he’d be great on GH!

Keith
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Keith

Clayton Norcross would be good.

Rob
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Rob

Why not Richard Dean Anderson?

Lori
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Lori

I would like to see Richard Desn Anderson back but if not then Joe Lando or Steven Culp.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Love Joe Lando!

DIANNE
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DIANNE

I,D LOVE 2 SEE RDA RETURN HOWEVER, THAT SEEMS ULIKELY!! MICHAEL KNIGHT IS AVAILABLE SINCE HE LEFT HIS ROLE ON THE Y&R ISN’T HE? I THINK THAT’S HIS NAME, HE PLAYED TAD MARTIN ON AMC!!

curacaoman
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curacaoman

David Forsythe

jaybird369
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jaybird369

DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!!!

Carolina
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Carolina

Richard Dean Anderson! He IS in his 60s and he would be a great Jeff Webber!

Sue M.
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Sue M.

The original Jeff Webber

Claudio
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Claudio

Grant Alexander ex Philip Spaulding Guiding Light, would be terrific in the role of Jeff.

Hayjay
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Hayjay

Agree. Wish RDA would come back but think Grant would be a good substitute. J Eddie Peck (ex Cole, YR) would be good if he’s not too young. What about Lucy’s real life husband Wayne Northrop (ex Roman, Days)?

Dylan
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Dylan

Lol. Grant Aleksander is NOT in the same age league as Leslie charleson. Far too young! And far too young to be Elizabeth’s father. Elizabeth, despite her youthful glow is pushing 40.

clh
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clh

Richard Dean Anderson…..just sayin

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Totally agree!

Susan
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Susan

Richard Dean Anderson, got really fat, and looks terrible. They are looking for someone, who is sexy and carasmatic. He does not look like that anymore, he is unrecognized able, these days, so it can’t be Richard Dean Anderson. I think that, Jerry Von deem, would be great. I also like Michael E Knight, he’s gorgeous, but I think, he’s too young

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree Susan. I looked up recent pics of Richard. They said they’re casting 50s to 60s so Michael Knight would be good…think he’s in his 50s. Love Jerry…and Bob Woods too.

Angel
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Angel

If you are going to bring back Jeff Webber- than bring back Jeff ( Richard Dean Anderson). Why are you fooling with recasting Legacy characters- especially since they are still alive. By the way Jeff is 66 years old –not 50’s. And Jeff Webber would never cheat on his wife to have Hayden be his child–so this whole storyline is totally unbelievable. There are those of us who have watched a long time ..and we know the characters. All these rewrites are hurting the show–not helping. Having characters doing things so – out of character–never makes a story believable or… Read more »

Darren
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Darren

How can you say Jeff would not cheat on his wife, when Jeff’s wife hasn’t even been on screen once? Jeff simply moved to Carson City Nevada. Later we heard that Sarah and Elizabeth were his kids with his new wife but we don’t even know this new wife and mother of Sarah and Liz. Surely Jeff COULD have cheated on a character we’ve never met.

Luisa
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Luisa

Anyone could cheat its a soap opera,

Patrick
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Patrick

RIGHT on… about James Nigbor as the real Jake this recast is just too darned cute…. their is nothing left to his character… end of story IE: Richard Dean Anderson…. hasn’t he aged… “well” just a little paunch in the gut… got it otherwise… he LOOKS dag on yummed out I wonder what posts think about Hayden’ mother…. ??? little to no interest? RIGHT NOW…. i’m more jazzed that WE are getting Robin Mattson’ Heather so… as most have called it… at the very minimum… and I mean minimum… Liz and Hayden will be 1/2 sisters… all this to prop… Read more »

Luisa
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Luisa

I like first Jake when he was younger, I am the fan hoping that Jake is Lucky’s , and this young man is spunky like Lucky.

Timmm
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Timmm

Good post Angel! The new Jake looks like he should be on the Brady Bunch!

IRENE MARY ADAMS
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IRENE MARY ADAMS

I want to go outside and scream. GH does not know what it is. Since 1994, it has been about the mob and other character such as Anna, Scorpios, etc. That is what has been the show. It is NOT GH. So it seems foolish to me to try to bring two worlds together. Not going to work. Once in awhile they bring someone back for a few scenes to just claim to be GH. Changing name is out of question from articles I read. It would kill show. So bringing back a Dr Webber is silly. Too late.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Totally. That is why I stopped watching when the so called mob started taking over. It is totally a different show. The title of the show is General Hospital. It seems the hospital is used as an afterthought instead of the main focus. Like you said trying to mesh medicore with classic will be to much.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

They’re showing more of the hospital…the killings, Liz/her current health crisis, Morgan’s sessions with Andre, Dr. Finn, Dr. Monroe (sp?), Dr. Brecht, Monica, Sabrina might get her job there…etc. i don’t want to watch hospital scenes the whole hour. I think the mix is fine…character’s homes, the outdoor cafe, the park, the bar…And the stories aren’t just about the mob Lulu and Dante, Nathan, Maxi, Griffin, Claudette, Nina, Franco, Jake and Sam the baby…none of these stories are about the mob.

Judith
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Judith

I agree, Rebecca1. I’m enjoying the healthy mix of story lines. It’s reminiscent of the GH I grew up with in the 1970’s while at the same time including a bit of everything to keep it interesting.
As much as I love Maurice Benard and his character, Im so happy it’s no longer the Sonny and Jason show. Also enjoying Billy Miller as a new and improved version of Jason. My only request is for Jason and Sam to ditch all the black clothing. It’s getting a little “old”.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol Judith…ya, at least lighten them up for summer! I get the NY cool vibe…I wear a lot of black too. But then inspiration hits and I wear white and gasp…colors too! Oh well, at least they’re not wearing polka dots! 🙂

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree, Rebecca. I live in SoCal and also wear alot of black too, so I understand. I also venture out sometimes. 🙂 It was such a nice surprise and so refreshing to see Sam in her off-white wedding dress (non-black clothing).

penny lemmonds
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penny lemmonds

why not try and get mr.anderson i have not seen him in anything lately . they need to bring back real actors that was on the show instead of new ones that have no connection with the other actors

Vislas
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Vislas

Grant Alekander!

Catherine Antuono
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Catherine Antuono

Trevor St John as Jeff would be great.

Harry
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Harry

I think he’s too young–he’s too close in age with both Rebecca’s who would be playing his daughters.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Trevor St. John is only 45 and could pass for late 30s.

Penny
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Penny

Remember, he was Roger Howarth’s (Franco) replacement on OLTL…

Brenda Garces
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Brenda Garces

They should offer this to Richard Dean Anderson since was the original Jeff Webber

Boka
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Boka

The great soap star, Michael Knight. He can be suave, he can be a doctor, he can do comedy. As Tad on All My Children, he did it all and he comes with a huge fan base. He has left Y&R.

Harry
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Harry

I agree–Michael Knight would be ideal. He has a great sense of humor and I could see him interacting well with Roger Howarth who also has a great sense of humor.

Celia
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Celia

I have no idea what Jeff Webber is/was like ( did not watch then), Boka. But, I do KNOW Michael Knight. I will take him in any show in any capacity. As you say, he left Y&R. Doctor Webber’s return should prove to be quite a surprise….good or bad? I suppose it depends on how one looks at it. Was he a good guy? Was he liked? This will certainly be the shocker of a lifetime for many….namely, Elizabeth and Hayden. Oh, that Hayden!! Ironically, the twist will be that she, whom most accuse of pushing Liz down the stairs,… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Just google him-you are on a computer-lol-ok, seriously Jeff was first married to Monica who was in love with his brother Rick and Rick had an affair with Monica while he was married to Laura’s mom Leslie and while Monica was married to Alan Q the father of AJ and nuJasnooze-lol

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Jeff was also once married to Heather in GHs good old days!!!!…if you could had seen the show back then…puts todays GH to shame!!!

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh( leave it to beaver).
I’m sure of that, Jimmy. All the soaps were top-shelf-writing. Sad.

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh.
Awwww, Jimmy. If I told you how lazy I am when it comes to looking up people, you wouldn’t believe me…..or maybe you would.
So, it sounds like the bed-hopping hasn’t changed much. Monica cheated on her husband? Who would have “thunk”. LOL

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Jim (leave it to beaver ) Truer words were never spoken. In my opinion, GH was in its prime from the late seventies to approximately the early to mid eighties. After that I stopped watching completely until the 50th anniversary nurses ball. Even now I can take it or leave it. No matter what they do to it now, nothing will bring it back to the glory days

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yeah…i’ve gotten used to how lazy you are-lol…Yes, i agree from your other post that Anna Stuart should had played Naomi…i have been watching her on her first soap The Doctors when she was soooooo young and had long Cher hair!!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Well that’s the thing soapqueenforever…nothing brings back the “glory days” of the past in real life either. People who watched back then who are still watching now were ten, twenty, thirty years younger than they are today. So were the vets. A viewers perception is different when you’re nostalgic. It’s never going to be what it was…lots of memories are sentimental and wistful. People have passed, young characters have grown up…it’s just different. Gotta sort of look at it with fresh eyes…I bet some of the stories that people thought were great back then would be ripped apart on these… Read more »

NancyH
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NancyH

Bob Woods or maybe Tuc Watkins, although maybe too young. Or maybe someone unemployed actor who needs a break. Wish it could be RDA but that’s not going to happen.

Celia
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Celia

I loooove Tuc, NancyH. If Julian can be Sam’s father ( 9 years apart in real life….and so many others), Tuc as Jeff could be Liz’s father just as well.
Woods, I think, is also a great choice, Nancy. Besides, these are two guys everyone loves. But, there will be some ‘discontents’. Can’t say I blame them, though.

Jake
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Jake

Robert S Woods

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Love him! He is good in everything! And audiences love him–and really connect with him. He has a warmth about him.

Thom Bierdz
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Thom Bierdz

Me. 🙂 I played Phillip Chancellor on The Young & The Restless….

Kerry K
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Kerry K

That is a GREAT idea !!
Reach out to Frank Valenti

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Would be great to have you back on either show!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

What needs to happen is for them to bring Phillip back!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Would love to see you back on screen again!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Thom,
What are the chances of you coming back to Y&R? I wish you could/would…..and bring Chance back with you. LOL.
Love your art….I see it as “perception”. Stunning!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

In all likelihood Thom or his character will never return to Y&R, Celia. The consensus was that once Phillip C. was revealed to be gay, Y&R quickly wrapped the storyline up because of negative fan reaction. He was a no show at his grandmother’s funeral even after Thom was said to have indicated that he was hoping Y&R would have him for a final goodbye to Mrs. C., but to no avail even after he contacted the execs. Y&R is OK with hiring gay actors such as the ones who play Kevin and Michael as well as a few others… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@4ever DAYS.
WOW! 4 ever…how archaic. I had no idea. I cannot believe that! People better wake ip to the 21st Century and grow a heart and some intellect.
I am somewhat confused, though. Was Mrs. C Phillip’s grandmother? I thought he was her husband’s son with Jill?
Later.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’m sorry, Celia. I never realized Y&R rewrote what I referenced. At one point Jill was believed to be Mrs. C’s daughter.

Celia
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Celia

@4ever DAYS.
Hey, 4ever….
Oh, yesh…you’re right. In that sense, yes. I remember the time when Jill was to ‘supposedly’ have been Mrs. C’s daughter.

Dylan
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Dylan

That was one of the most botched, idiotic, poorly planned and executed debacle of a storyline that actually compromised the fabric of the entire show!! Thats why Phillip is rarely mentioned and will likely never be seen on the show again.

Skwyrley
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Skwyrley

I’d have to agree with Robert Newman or Walt Willey.

Sue M.
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Sue M.

I can’t see anybody else playing Jeff Webber than Richard Dean Anderson 🙂

karen sue reed
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karen sue reed

I think timothy hutton or john schneider.

Timmm
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Timmm

John is good but he would be too young looking next to Monica.

Deb
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Deb

Many of the OLTL actors named are too young for the casting call except for Bob Woods. I think Grant Alexander is a wonderful choice too(not sure he’s that old either but he resembles RDA). All of the suggestions are wonderful though, great actors.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Deb,
Walt Willey ( Jackson Montgomery) played Rebecca Budig’s father on AMC. He is only a few years younger than Leslie Charleson. ‘Jackson’ was also married to Erica Kane ( Susan Lucci), who is older than he, as well.

karen sue reed
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karen sue reed

Gregory Harrison from Rizzoli and Isles

Melissa
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Melissa

Interesting idea…

Elise Kiefer
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Elise Kiefer

Lane Davies. Miss his great acting as Mason Capwell on Santa Barbara. Scott Holmes from As The World Turns would be my second choice.

Hayjay
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Hayjay

Lane!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Two excellent choices. Big fan of Scott.

AnonTVAddict
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AnonTVAddict

Lane Davies was on contract with GH from 2002-2004. He played the late Dr. Cameron Lewis (Zander Smith’s father). It was GH’s failed attempt to reignite SANTA BARBARA’S Mason/Julia pairing with Cameron/Alexis.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Sounds like a winner to me1

Lisa
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Lisa

Personally I’d like to have Richard Dean Anderson come back and play the part he originated.
That would make sense. But I’ve heard he is semi-retired from acting to spend time with his only child,and the last photos of him were not the most flattering……still.

Brian
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Brian

I think GH is trying to set some kind of record for the size of a cast on one soap opera. I’m all for bringing back Jeff Webber, he’s a legacy character with ties to the current cast. Don’t care who plays him either, whether they bring back Richard Dean Anderson or a new actor. But how about trimming some of the unnecessary characters off the canvas? Instead of killing no name day players, we need Paul or whomever the GH Hospital Killer really is to go on a murder spree of some of the useless characters on this show,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Jeff Webber??
I know nothing about a Jeff Webber, so not excited.
But– as for who to play him; Channing Tatum …
(I’d like that 😉

Celia
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Celia

Ok, SuzieQ. We’re in the same boat. I’ll take Channing!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey, su0000, so you love Channing Tatum also, Yummy!

Chaz
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Chaz

You now it is only going to be short term so no reason not to bring back the original Jeff….Richard Dean Anderson.

mike
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mike

Michael Knight would be a great choice or maybe Christopher Atkins.

Justin
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Justin

John James from Dynasty and The Colby’s. He is close in age to RDA and they look somewhat alike. He was on ATWT for a few months and was great. I’m sure he would love the work.

robbie
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robbie

John James occurred to me as well, tho it would be a hoot to have RDA back with Robin Mattson

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

robbie, I see what you mean about Brooke Bundy. Her scenes with Mary O’Brien (as Heather) were indeed interesting, particularly the infamous LSD iced tea switcheroo! Take care.

Shay
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Shay

Or Gordon Thomson. How about Henry Czerny from “Revenge?” Maybe Jameson Parker….he was on OLTL when it was actually worth watching!

Connie
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Connie

Is Richard Dean-Anderson that busy??? Really why don’t someone ask him to play the role he originated?! Duh..

Simon
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Simon

While I like the idea of RDA, has anyone seen what he looks like today? It’s not pretty. Google him. Sadly, I’m all for a recast!

mark
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mark

I know really

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Still looks ok to me!

Patrick
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Patrick

whew ! someone agrees with me…

I think he looks great… great skin… so he’s put on weight…

he looks like a Baldwin brother

plus… if … you google and look at the recent “pics”

I could swear.. he’s also the spitting image of B&B John McCook… RDA could paly his brother

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Lordy Lord, Simon. I did just that…GOOGLED him. Triple WOW!!!!! He does not even look like the same guy!!!!! What the hey!!
Frankly, I had never heard of him. Now, I have been educated. LOL.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Robert Newman (ex-Joshua, GL), Michael E. Knight (ex-Tad, AMC; ex-Neville, Y&R) and Patrick Duffy (ex-Stephen, B&B, et. all) would be my top three choices of well-established, former soap actors that could qualify for this position, especially if we’re sticking to Robert Sean Anderson’s age bracket. And to those wondering why he may not come back, he’s stepped back from the spotlight to focus on his family, and it’s respectable.

AnonTVAddict
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AnonTVAddict

Patrick would be an interesting choice seeing as he played Stephen Logan to Robin Riker’a Beth Logan on B&B.

Mary Shumate
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Mary Shumate

Michael Knight or Robert Woods

Gale Rowell
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Gale Rowell

Bring Anderson back. Would love to see him.

mark
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mark

I loved grant Alexander when he was first on gl but then he fizzled out or maybe it was gl I don’t know but he just doesn’t thrill me. Dan gauthier is a dreamboat probably too young but he would be great to look at.

Lady L
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Lady L

First choice: Richard Dean Anderson of course! He was one of the reasons I started watching GH in the first place.
Idea two: Bob Woods as Jeff with Jerry VerDorn as Mr Berlin
The other good idea was Walt Willey.

I like a lot of the other soap actors, but they are too young.

gloria
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gloria

Oh, Jerry VerDorn would be fantastic as Raymond Berlin! I forgot all about him! Bob Woods as Jeff would be perfect. Bob looks enough like Hayden & Elizabeth-Walt Willey-No. Too tall & too blond (at least he used to be blond).

Kerry K
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Kerry K

The ONLY person to play Jeff Webber should be Richard Dean Anderson.
He should at least be offered the part or considered. What a casting coo !!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Bradley Cole (formerly of Guiding Light).

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Great idea, Brother! And in response to you about the original Rick Webber, Michael Gregory, thanks for Googling him. I think it would be enjoyable to see that cleft chin on the small screen again! 🙂 Take care, Jay!

Alan
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Alan

In the hands of another head-writer this news would generate some excitement with me. Instead, when I read this all I could think is Jean and Shelly are adding yet another character to the already extremely overcrowded canvas and like every other character they’ve introduced — Darby, Curtis, Andre, Nurse Amy, Finn, Aaron, Parker, Griffin, Claudette, Valentin — Jeff will most likely have no story arc in place (except to probably dote on newfound daughter and resident heroine Hayden/Rachel while giving Liz a time out for not recognizing how lucky she is to have such an amazing sister who is… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Three cheers, for you, Alan!!!!!!! A Hayden fan; YEEESSSS!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t think he’s a Hayden fan CeeCee. If it’s any consolation I like her. Couldn’t stand her for most of her stint. She’s grown on me.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I have enjoyed reading everyone’s suggestions to recast Jeff Webber. Personally, I’d prefer RDA to reprise the role he originated. The article does not indicate if he has been contacted. No matter he should be asked. I don’t think he would want to come back to daytime if offered a contract. Thus the choice to recast. I loved many of the names so far. David Forsyth would be my choice. Walt Wiley, Michael E. Knight and Robert Newman are all great choices. Grant Aleksander is 57. As much as I loved GA as Phillip Spaulding I can’t see him as… Read more »

Clare
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Clare

I think you should bring back Richard Dean Anderson, the original.

General Hospital

Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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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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