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Jeff Kober To Play General Hospital’s Latest Villain, Cyrus Renault

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A very fine actor who is known for his many roles on primetime has been swooped up by General Hospital.  Enter Jeff Kober who is about to play Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) newest nemesis, and who knows who else in Port Charles, when Cyrus Renault hits the canvas of the ABC daytime drama series.

If Kober look familiar to you his TV credits include: Falcon Crest, China Beach, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and many more.

According to ABC Soaps In Depth:  Cyrus is a Pentonville prison inmate who is challenging the territory and authority of mob boss, Sonny Corinthos.  In recent episodes, there gunfire upon Sonny, Carly and Michael, and more that made Sonny realize he was under attack.  Later, after Jason interrogated one of the gunman (after he found himself embroiled in yet another shoot-out with said gunman) as the guy was dying, he revealed to Jason that he was working for “Cyrus”.

Kober’s debut as Renault was going to be in late January, but due to the President Donald Trump impeachment hearings and episodes getting pushed back, his arrival was delayed. We expect to see his debut sometime during February Sweeps.

What does Cyrus have planned for Sonny? Why does he have an axe to grind? Who else could he be connected to? Stay tuned.

So, excited to see Jeff Kober stir up the drama for the residents of Port Charles as Cyrus? Comment below.

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Rodd
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Rodd

IDK if I’m “excited” for another new character. We’ll have to wait and see. Due to the preemption of the show for so many days and not being able to catch it until today, I am well behind on some of the finer points of what’s happened. That being said, I was hoping the rival trying to push Sonny out was tied to Brando and Gladys. We’ll see.

Jimh
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Jimh

i would had him played Liz’s father Jeff Webber and still play him dark as Sonny’s nemesis….Jeff could have gone bad-why not…this would tie him to Liz, Monica and Hayden and be part of the show’s long history@@

Davy
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Davy

Just when I was enjoying GH again, now we return to Sonny, Jason, and mob wars. So boring. NuNick and Ava are great together, Nelle at the Quartermaines has great potential….she is the queen of snark! Why are the writers returning their focus on the mob?

Timmm
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Timmm

Turn the channel brother, GH will always have a mob story to some degree. Sonny and Jason are main characters connected to everyone!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Davy, you are spot on! The powers that be at GH will never understand or realize the harm they have done by their incessant focus on Sonny, Jason, and the Mob. It’s not only boring, it’s dark and it misguidedly glorifies that element. This brother turned the channel many years ago because of all that. I am not alone…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh, Jamesj75, how sad is this? ANOTHER MASSIVE story arc for Sonny & Co., featuring self-righteous Carly and Miss Mumbles Sam. Plus, that mob beating scene on Feb. 5 was WAY too violent for Daytime. Very distasteful. So, let’s take inventory of which tales the Corinthos clan have their hooks in: the Lucas/Brad/Wiley endless debacle; the Shiloh fallout due to Nelle’s involvement; the Nina/Valentin story has links to Sasha, hence Michael; Anna and Peter link to JaSam hence Sonny; Elizabeth & Franco… heck now even Elizabeth takes Cameron to SONNY for counsel!! And of course, Ava & Nikolas will become… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Soaphound! Thanks for your reply! And thanks for delineating recent storyline developments regarding the annointed one and his ilk. Never has one show (daytime, nighttime) exerted so much effort (over decades) in propping up such an irredeemable, despicable, abusive character.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I think ABC has a real dilemma, though I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for it, because it’s of their own making. I’m in the camp that thinks the mob long ago overstayed its welcome–but there’s another sizable group that loves Sonny, Carly, Jason, and that whole part of the show. That group is still responsible for a significant chunk of ratings–and the ABC brass apparently pee in their pants at the thought of losing them. I think there was a period four or five years ago when the show was taking tentative steps to move away from… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you for your reply and analysis, Michael. I think you’re onto something. Admittedly, I’m just resentful of all the actors/characters/storylines that were given short shrift (or eliminated completely) because of the constant focus on Sonny and the Mob. To me, General Hospital sold out long ago, and they continue on that track out of stubbornness, laziness, and thoughtlessness…

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

For me, it’s worse than that, James. The whole mob-is-good-not-bad motif that they’ve had to employ to make the show workable with Sonny et al. has tainted the entire show’s moral and ethical fabric: Port Charles is a warped place that bears no relationship to any place I’d like to live or work or socialize. Soaps have traditionally depicted places like Oakdale and Springfield where you’d like to live, because there were people worth knowing, but you couldn’t pay me enough to live in Port Charles. So you end up with characters like Ava and Julian, who have to be… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Michael! Despite our agreement on the lengthy sad state of affairs at GH, I am pleased to read your insightful analysis. You make some great points to wit: “Port Charles is a warped place that bears no relationship to any place I’d like to live or work or socialize.” I wish that the powers that be could read, and learn from, your commentary. Once Sonny became front and center, I knew I didn’t like the direction the show took: that is, to the dark side. And they have continued to glorify this abusive murderer. I personally just got tired… Read more »

rose
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rose

Michael…I was just updating on the Cyrus actor and started re-reading the comments. Couldn’t agree with you more. However it’s getting harder to know where your “any place to live” is anymore. But the violence (not for grandkid viewing for sure) just keeps spreading on GH…Nelle slitting Brocklyn’s throat, Brando getting beat up in his shop, the Taggert shoot out. All when we are going through probably the worse pandemic in real time. We need something more uplifting and fun, not writers who compete with awful crime headlines for stories.

rose
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rose

Davy…I am so with you on this. There’s enough gun shooting as if it’s normal going on in real life (thanks NRA and “responsible gun owners and enthusiast and chicken politicians), now we have to see Jason and others doing the same and Sonny wanting payback. Wonder if some viewers who worry about other sensitive content that they won’t let their kids/grandchildren watch also turn off the tv with the mob wars on GH.

Steve
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Steve

Two things this show doesn’t need – a return to mob violence and anymore focus on the Peter character. The shootouts can’t be filmed properly with set size limitations and budgets. The “badder” guys are at point blank range and could reach out and touch Jason yet miss him with every bullet. Not that long ago, they would rent a real warehouse for these scenes. It’s just rinse, lather and repeat with Sonny, Carly and Jason. I am intrigued by Gladys and Brando. On the subject of Peter, what did Finola Hughes do to be saddled with this storyline? Always… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

Now it’s Violet’s job to promote and prop-up Putrid Peter the Parking Lot Poet. All that scene did was glorify how terrible Ramsey’s acting is, compared to a child actor. He is horrific. #shameless

Soaphound
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Soaphound

LOL, DMRR. The guy is an instant downer. Even my 86-year-old mother, upon seeing Peter, decries, “Oh, hell no!” And now he clearly wants to eliminate Jason, and probably Spinelli too. Haven’t we suffered enough?

DMRR
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DMRR

You would think we have suffered enough!

DMRR
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DMRR

& it’s now Emma’s job to prop-up “The Poet?” I am disgusted with this show. He’s a Juilliard Flunkie!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Steve, every time they’re on, I say, “Poor Anna and poor us”. Peter is like a biblical millstone, dragging down everyone in sight. Where is wonderful Drew? I HATE that he is gloating over even Drew’s hopefully temporary absence. WR isn’t even a shadow of Billy Miller. And now ANOTHER creepy enemy for Sonny? Hand me the remote!

DMRR
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DMRR

YUP! & have you seen that the shameless boyfriend is now doing events by himself? WHO would pay to see him? The blatant nepotism is astonishing. He can’t act!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Finola is way too smart to abide this dumbing down of her once-savvy character.

DMRR
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DMRR

Poor Finola & Kirsten, their characters and storylines are now fast-forward material with this dead weight “actor.”

Satan
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Satan

Best thing about the last week of GH??

NO FRODD!!

Keep up the good work, writers!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

NElle should be banished forever–has stayed too long and just become tiresome. I’ve said many times that is one of GH’s flaws; they don’t know when to let go of a character, most especially after they taken them as far as they can go down the “bad” road. 🙂

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

nancy dillingham,
Hopefully we’ll see the end of Nelle soon, if what I just read is true. Another “who dunnit” for us.Gosh, I’d do it myself, for free even!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I know what you mean, Violet! 🙂 And I read the same thing. A lot of possibilities re who might “do” it to Nelle. But guess poor Michael will be the likely suspect, don’t you?

anne
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anne

Well, if you don’t like the focus on the mob watch something else. Sonny and Jason are forever.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

anne
This is something I could never understand. With GH having such a big fan base, how is it so many people hate the Corinthos family and Jason, when they are foremost and have such integral SL’s on the show. In fact a lot of key players are disliked. These people are not just here today and gone tomorrow. So my question is, what is it that hold the viewers? I wish someone would honestly answer this for me. What keeps you watching a show, when you hate so many of the characters?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

This is a great question, Violet, and one I’ve been trying to resolve also. When Drew/Billy Miller left, I vowed to give up the show. Then, inevitably, I retracted because I liked the Shiloh story (well, I liked sexy Coby McLaughlin). Recently, I got fed up again when Dev came on because I realized another major Sonny story was afoot, not to mention the repulsive Peter character hogging so much airtime. But… then they dangled the return of Nikolas and Nelle, which have held my interest. I guess this means that, for me, there’s USUALLY enough good to offset the… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I guess the viewers are eternally hopeful that the most capable large cast will FINALLY get a chance at a story that is uplifting or interesting or intriguing, or SOMETHING they can sink their teeth into.

Caleb
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Caleb

he’s totally Gladys’ ex husband.

Satan
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Satan

Hope this new “super villain” doesn’t turn out to be another cartoonish trainwreck like Teddy Balkan.

anne
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anne

Or a cartoonish train wreck like Trevor Lansing father of Rick Lansing. The writers had a really good actor in Stephen Macht and they blew it big time

Satan
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Satan

Trevor Lansing was alright when he started out, but he did get fairly pathetic towards the end, with the bioweapon stored in the ping pong balls or whatever that was. Ironically he ended up as a recurring character on Suits, playing opposite his real life son Gabriel Macht… but NOT as Harvey’s father.

Another interesting trivial note about Stephen…. he was actually Gene Roddenberry’s first choice to play Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek TNG. Can’t imagine anybody other than Patrick Stewart in that role, but who knows??

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Great!!!!! It’s all about Sonny’s swelled head again—-the war of the roaches.
And, about the holier-than-thou women who stay with them….no matter the danger. O-K.
Then there’s Peter—-a cross between Brute and Van Gogh.
One redemption for me is Nina. I did not give her the credit she deserved at first. I suppose I resented her replacing Stafford. Shame on me. I love her in the role. She has given Nina a whole new life—-a new persona. Kudos!! I hope her relationship with Jax ‘expands’ —romantically. Love the ease of camaraderie and witty repartee.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Me too, Celia. It took a few weeks, but Ms. Watros has really made Nina her own. And when she is at her best, like on GUIDING LIGHT, watch out! She’s as good as they come. Nina and Ava would be great BFFs.

DMRR
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DMRR

I like Cynthia too, she’s really grown into the character, made it her own.

Jimh
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Jimh

liked her on Guiding Light and she works well with Jax…sorry but i never really warmed up to Stafford!!! but why is Nina hiding the truth-that Sasha is her daughter after all…and later will learn Sasha has a fraternal twin-Willow???

Celia
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Celia

Ahh, Jimmy—if they would only listen to us!! But, this too shall fizzle. LOL.

Joe
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Joe

UGh…this is why I stopped watching GH years ago…all the mafia stuff. ENOUGH! THe writers are getting SO lazy! I mean, they can drag a story out for months into years. IE: Wiley. They finally ended the ridiculous Nelle story/character who’s SOLE motivation for her EVERY ONE OF HER actions is she gave up a kidney without her consent. Seriously? Now they bring her back? It’s all getting far fetched again. As much as I hated Shiloh and that stupid story, at least it had a ring of reality to it. It also reminded me of Mitch and the mission/OLTL.… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

So you want to take off core characters who have been part of General Hospital for 27 years and literally replace them with OLTL & AMC castoffs??

Nope. That’s what Valentini & his little dog Toto… er ReRon tried to do in 2012. Real GH fans didn’t want it then, and we don’t want it now.

And they can run the mob stories 666 days in a row if it keeps Frodd off the screen.

You do have a point about Nelle & dragging out the whole Wiley thing though. That dragonshit should have been resolved a year ago.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Joe,
You say you stopped watching GH years ago.Well, great, good for you! Then why do you think we are interested in all the stones you are throwing, and why you are apparently still interested enough to comment on ongoing SL’s, and not ones that happened “years ago”. Using an old saying, you sound like someone who talks out of two sides of your mouth, or is it all those sour grapes?

Timmm
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Timmm

Spot on Violet!

Jeanette olson
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Jeanette olson

Absolutely! General Hospital is one great drama and adding characters into the mix like Cyrus Renault makes GH worthy of prime time status.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

He’s an exciting actor. Wish he could have come in as a “good,” but complicated character rather than just another mob boss.

Ally
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Ally

Nope, this will make me stop watching.

Ally
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Ally

I will stop watching if this guy is permanent!

Timmm
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Timmm

Take your medicine!

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