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Josh Kelly Makes His General Hospital Debut: What Are Your First Impressions of Cody?

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After parachuting on to General Hospital on Wednesday’s cliffhanger, on Thursday during the pick-up of the action, we learn that the man that landed in the pool and knocked over a drunken Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) was none other than “Cody”; as viewers welcomed former One Life to Live favorite Josh Kelly (Ex-Cutter Wentworth) to Port Charles.

In story, Britt wants the parachuter arrested and tells Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) who is present at the social mingle party to do so.  However, the man, Cody, looks at Dante and clearly they know each other from the past.  To try to calm things down, Dante hand-cuffs Cody.

Later in the episode as Britt laments about Cody – clearly the two have an attraction to one another – Sam (Kelly Monaco), Dante, and Cody are now at Charlie’s sharing drinks.

Cody reveals he really thought that Dante was taking him into police custody, and thanks him for getting him a change of shirt and out of the party. As the three chat, Dante informs Sam that this is his childhood friend, Cody Bell.

It is clear there are some things from the past that Dante might not be too proud of when Cody adds, “And got in a lot of trouble with.”

So, what do you think of a Cody/Britt potential romance? Excited to see Josh on GH? What do you think went down in the past between Cody and Dante? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes from Cody’s entrance!

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Always great to see Josh, looks like his character will be fun

wouldn’t he also know Brooklyn ? didn’t they grow up in the same neighborhood? first impression, don’t really know yet, just glad he’s not the Jason character like some people were speculating, stone cold can be stone boring so I happy Jason isn’t back yet. I know eventually he’ll pop up.

The writers tend to be selective with Brooklyn’s past. It would make sense for her to know Cody, but they could explain it that he and Dante were friends during that period when BLQ and Lois moved back to PC in the early 2000s.

Exactly! There have been repeated references over the years about how close Dante & Brooklynn were back in Bensonhurst, and now this guy shows up in town and she doesn’t know him at all?

Major plot hole brain fart from the writers! Maybe if they spent less time throwing the entire last 30 years of GH under the bus to prop Parasite Nina & the newbie of the week, and a little more time with the actual history of the show, they wouldn’t miss details like that.

Satan…Speaking of Dante, has anyone heard about Lulu lately? Perfect time for her to make her appearance back into Port Charles and add a little more confusion. Did she know about Cody?

One would hope Lulu will be back soon, but the Valentini regime seems to be virulently anti-Spencer. Aside from the rarely seen Bobbie, the only person currently on canvas using the Spencer name is Spencer Cassadine… who’s not a Spencer at all.

They took the name away from Liz’s kids. And while Lucky wasn’t Cam or Jake’s bio-dad, he was their father of record, legally and otherwise, until the short-lived Garin Wolf regime turned him into a pill-popping crybaby, followed by the sick agenda of Valentini & ReRon to replace him with the serial killer who literally kidnapped Aiden when he was a baby.

Carly & her kids all have Spencer DNA, but of course, they don’t use the name. Honestly, if Carly really wanted to hurt Sonny, she could always legally take her family’s name. She definitely wouldn’t ever go by “Benson” again…. even before Psycho Nelle further damaged that name.

So yeah, definitely Lulu needs to be back. So does her brother. As I said before, it would really be great if they showed up for the “Very Special Laura Episode”…. but don’t bet your soul on it.

As far as Cody goes…. Dante’s never mentioned him before, so I doubt Lulu would know about him….. though she might actually be related to him….. something about the way this guy kept saying he was “out west” and definitely knew the name “Sonny Corinthos” (and was surprised to find out he is Dante’s father) leads this Devil to believe that “Cody” might be the son of Cyrus the Virus – because the newbies always have to be related to somebody. And of course, that would make him Lulu’s cousin.

While not impressed or excited by his entrance to GH, too early for how I feel about Cody. But I don’t like how the writers have made Britt look recently about trying to find a love interest. Or being pressured into it. And surely her performance at the pool fund raiser. Not the Britt I was starting to really like.

Certainly agree with you.Didn’t impress me and I sure hope he’s not going to cause trouble with Dante and Sam. He and Britt, was ready to call her Britch the other day will probably get together, though it’s obvious she’s still thinking of Jason.

She, stated on her Twitter account that her character will be written ooc

Nope, didn’t like him before and thought his first day here a disaster. To each his own, of course. His beard is unkempt, his stocky build doesn’t mesh with Britt, his attitude seems arrogant…just not my idea of a leading man. Sorry but you asked.

Just wanted to take off on the stocky build reference which was quite kind. Josh Kelly should always wear a shirt and that’s all I’m going to say. I’m not commenting on weight just chest size.

Well I’m not sorry to agree with you. You sure summed him up good!

Soaphound…Beside his first day being a disaster his stunt of parachuting into the pool was downright dangerous. Whoever hired him to do it should be fired and Cody arrested. What got me was the nonchalance of everyone around the pool including Dante. Britt could have been really hurt.

He is just what we need to bring life to the show..Brit needs some fun and happiness. He is super likeable. Want to see more of him.

I think Cody is a waste of airtime that could be given to, oh, say, Anna, Valentin, Felicia, Laura, Ava, to name a few. The GH cast is way too big already without adding more. There are at least two men (Drew and Austin) that could work with Britt. Why did we need to add more people? Didn’t we just add Dex last month, and where is he?

He says he’s not staying, but I think he will and I feel he might be trouble – possibly for Dante and for Britt!!

Well, Josh Kelly is on contract, so Cody will stick around. With the last name of Bell, internet talk speculates he is Katherine Bell’s unmentioned, never son, perhaps fathered by Mac. Plays with the timeline a bit, but could possibly work.

Did not know Katherine Bell so Googled her and she sure played the field in P.C, seems like she didn’t miss one male in town. Reminds me of Y&R Diane Jenkins and am very surprised at Mary Beth Evans playing the part, so used to her goody two shoes on Days.

Despite her questionable morals, Katherine was rather a dull character. Now, if Katherine did have a spawn out there somewhere, as you mentioned, there’s quite a number of “who’s the daddy” possibilities. Although I can’t see them going down the Ned route, that would reignite the brother/sister dynamic between Kelly and Setton which showed so much potential on OLTL.

Just as Katherine remains dead and they don’t recast the role with another soap vet.

I feel with he and Dante’s little competition he might set his sights on Sam who hopefully would knock him on his butt.

Pardon me while I yawn.

I have admired josh’s work since his OLTL days. He is very talented and a delight to watch his work. There has been a great deal of body shaming him online for being “TOO HEFTY WITH MAN BOOBS”. This is awful .Sure he was thinner back at OLTL but his “new” look is just fine.
I struggle with BDD and find it really shameful how daytime in particular holds men up to almost impossible standards.I trained with weights for 20 years and ruined my shoulders. I also rowed and damaged my left knee.As a result I can’t do a lot of exercise now.I no longer have the body I had then and have to deal with that everyday. I amn a big daytime fan but I do find most of the shirtless scenes too difficult to watch because I no longer have a “SOAP BODY”. These actors must face incredible pressure to look “SOAP PERFECT”. I don’t know how they have the time to keep their bodies up.I guess they fear that if they develop a “DAD BOD” they may lose their job.

In the end shouldn’t their talent be more important than keeping up this ridiculous standard oF male beauty?

Thank you for your post. I share your thoughts, feelings and observations 100% !

Plus so looking forward to Joah on GH.

Thank you for saying this. GH has featured actors with diverse body types for a long time now. Can’t believe how tacky some of the comments being made are. Imagine the outrage if the women’s bodies were being discussed in such a way.

Greg, so glad to read your comments here. Thank you for sharing your story. I struggle with body issues (largely from diet and getting older) — many of us do.

I have watched these scenes, and I fail to see anything about Josh Kelly that is flawed. And even if there were any perceived “flaws” physically, or for instance, his body mass index indicated some level of obesity, he shouldn’t be held up for scorn or body shaming.

Greg, thank you for elevating this discussion with your personal account. I find the body shaming comments to be as tacky as it gets. Surely these commenters must be Adonis-like specimens themselves to impart such strong opinions.

We know a lot of the critics are female and the rest are hiding behind what ever device they are typing on. I’ve found out that a lot of people look more like the ones they’re criticizing.

I think that Josh/Cody is a hunk! He looked very, very huggable – and very hot hot hot!! IMHO

He definitely made a splash! Literally and figuratively!

I’ve been studying his photo and while he has this little sly, flirty look,it might also be construed as sneaky.

Something about Cody makes me think he’s hiding something.


I guess this will be my 2nd,3rd,4th,5th, etc, mpressions of Cody and I am not liking him at all, total jerk!

Grandma here is softening a little bit after today’s show when that goon beat up Cody. I think Britt was too, in spite of herself, bet she’ll take him home with her.
Aside, Carly sure liked what she saw in her pool, they sure prolonged this agony long enough.

His entrance reminded me of another One Life to Live character who dropped into Llanview by parachute… Luna Moody!

They didn’t care to post this the first time, so I’ll try again. Does anyone have an idea what’s going on with Spinelli? Wonder why he’s paying that wad of money to that woman that also hired Cody for his splashy stunt?

Cody acted kind of funny when Brett told him her who her father was. Hmm, brother maybe?

Cody is growing on me. Maybe there is a surprise potential for Cody and Britt after all. Plus I find he’s also been on Hallmark. Right now I am watching him in their Christmas In July series “Christmas Bells Are Ringing.” He cleans up nice.

P.S…This is a night for guys from soaps. Now it Ryan Paevey/ Nathan/GH on Hallmark’s “Coyote Creek Christmas.” He was on another Hallmark last night. Sure beats the daily news. Always good endings.

Hallmark/Soaps continued…Bear with me since I know Hallmark isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and sometimes not mine. But there are times I need stories with good endings. Even as pick-me-ups from the constant drama in soaps. I’ve noticed there always seems to be actors who either had their start in soaps, or later in their career crossed over for a H film or two. Starting today is Lacy Chabert in “Christmas Waltz,” one of my favorites. At one time she was Bianca/Erica’s daughter/ AMC.

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General Hospital’s John J. York On His Health Battle & Living Life While Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplant: “Let’s Just Go One Day At a Time”

John J. York’s positive outlook on his current medical diagnosis is quite remarkable, as his approach might be one many facing the same circumstances might consider.  The beloved General Hospital vet, where he has played Mac Scorpio for 32 years, revealed last week that he is battling cancer.

The popular soap star shared that he has been fighting myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma: two blood and bone marrow disorders.

York spoke with PEOPLE about how he found out about his diagnosis, the support his wife Vicki has shown throughout, and how he lives life day to day, while he waits for an all-important bone marrow transplant.

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The actor shared what happened the moment he learned of his diagnosis: “(The doctor) was explaining all these different things and cells and all different levels and words that had, you know, 25 letters in them. And I didn’t understand. And Vicki finally came out and said, ‘Does John have cancer?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ And I’m sitting there, I’m really just like a fly on the wall, listening to him talk to Vicki because she was the one asking all the questions.  At the end of his doctor’s conversation with Vicki, York’s one question was simple: ‘Why do I feel so good?’”

Vicki and John were in the process of moving to Tennessee to be closer to their daughter, Skyler, but considering UCLA in Los Angeles as John’s treatment center.  In the end, Skyler’s husband suggested Vanderbilt University for John’s cancer center so he did not have to travel back and forth to the west coast.

Since March of this year, John has had IV chemo treatments every month, with another one coming up in September. On that, John expressed: “It is what it’s, you know what I mean? And then everybody’s gotta get their treatment. And then you go home, go about your life and you play with the kids. And here we are.”

Currently, York is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. He has been moved up the donor priority list. If anyone is interested, and you are between 18-40, you can join the registry here

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York shared how Vicki is coping with what’s ahead: “Yeah, she’s scared, but believe it or not, I really kinda wasn’t because I feel great. Personally, I feel like it’s in God’s hands. God’s will be done. It’s gonna work out okay, one way or another. I’m either gonna survive or I’m not. And life goes on and things are gonna be okay for everybody… Let’s just go one day at a time.”

Share your well-wishes, and support and love to John, as he goes through the next phase of his health battle and let’s hope a bone marrow transplant donor is found for him soon. After all, we all want to see Mac Scorpio return to Port Charles, but more importantly, we all want John to feel better and beat this.Comment below.

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Billy Miller’s Mother Issues Statement On His Passing

Patricia Miller, the mother of the late Billy Miller, has come forward and issued a touching statement on the tragic death of her beloved son at age 43.  The statement was shared by Billy’s longtime manager, Marnie Sparer, via social media.

Billy was best-known for his performances as Richie Nowack on All My Children, Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless and Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital, as well as countless primetime roles.  Throughout his career, Miller took home three Daytime Emmys for his work.

“I would like to share the following thoughts,” Patricia began. “I want to personally thank the many fans & personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ – Billy Miller.”

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Patricia continued with these sentiments, as she wanted to clear up any misinterpretations on this death: “He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t. We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”

The soap world as well as Billy’s family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues are in deep mourning for this talented man, who was gone too soon.

Share your thoughts, and send your condolences to Patricia Miller and the rest of Billy’s family, via the comment section below.

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Billy Miller Remembered by His GH and Y&R Co-Stars As They Share Grief on His Passing

UPDATED: On Sunday, longtime friends and co-stars of actor Billy Miller took to social media to share their remembrances and sorrow on the passing of the three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star.

Miller passed away on Friday, September 15th as first reported and confirmed by Michael Fairman TV.  While the official cause of death has not been revealed, it has been related to the press by his management that Billy was suffering from manic depression.

Billy played Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital from 2014-2019, and prior to that won 3 Daytime Emmys for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008-2014.  He started his soap career on All My Children in the role of Richie Novack back in 2007-2008.

Below are just some of the tributes pouring in for Billy:

Eric Braeden: “We lost BILLY MILLER! It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to dinner one evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60’years in the business, that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road…usually to oblivion! “BILLY BOY” was not only a damn good actor but a nice man! May he rest in peace and meet up with KRISTOFF in the BEYOND, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns “ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues!”

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Melissa Claire Egan: “My beautiful friend. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”

Chrishell Stause: “Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now ”

Jess Walton:RIP to my precious Billy Miller. You were and ARE  much loved by all of us who knew you”

Daniel Goddard: “The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it… you had that “it” factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace Mate ”

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Nancy Lee Grahn: “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller

Eileen Davidson: “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”

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Jason Thompson” “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.”

Brad Bell: “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Nichols: “Sure gonna miss you, man.”

Finola Hughes: “Billy … far too soon … peace be with you”

Kin Shriner: “Very sad to hear about Billy Miller I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy”

Jon Lindstrom: “Billy was gifted. He was also good-natured, smart, funny, and always impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the marginalized artists in our industry. He always seemed to have his heart in the right place and I always laughed when I was around him. #FlightOfAngels#RIP #BillyMiller #bereft”

Frank Valentini: “I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire (General Hospital) family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Elizabeth Hendrickson: “Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved. The last couple years we kept in touch through birthdays and monumental moments or when we wanted to vent about “ work”. You gave me a lot of advise. When i understood it always mumbling your words. We always joked about that.
We didn’t text or talk often. But I’m glad the last couple times we did, we had a great banter like we used to. I knew that we always held a special place in each others hearts, no matter what. You were such an amazing friend to your inner circle. They were your family. You would do ANYTHING for them. That’s who really were. As loyal as they came. I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how fucking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.”

Scott Clifton: “This is not fair. We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.”

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Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shiloh, GH): “Man… this sucks. Billy and I played on GH together for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew the hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy….. Rest easy, man…

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam, Y&R):  “Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had. You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky. Happy Birthday Billy Miller.”

The Young and the Restless:The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.”

Kathleen Gati: “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague  @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

TK Weaver: “Devastated. Hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice. You were always there for me. You were an amazing person. #BillyMiller I’ll never forget you. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.”

Greg Rikaart: Generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne? I can. Rest well, dear Billy

Sean Kanan: “Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us. He was a terrific actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. #BillyMiller #YR”

Share your remembrances for Billy Miller and his work and performances on Y&R, GH and AMC below.  But first, check out Michael Fairman TV’s interview with Billy following his Daytime Emmy win for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014.


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