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Josh Swickard Debuts As Harrison Chase On General Hospital!


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This week on General Hospital, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) was introduced to his new police partner, Harrison Chase, and needless to say he was not so thrilled about it after losing his best friend Nathan West (Ryan Paevey).

Enter actor and model, Josh Swickard as the newest member of the PCPD.  While Nathan’s tragic death rocked his loved ones and friends, Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) filled his spot with what appears to be this by-the-book cop.

Viewers may have seen Josh before on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and the Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie.

It will be intriguing to see if GH builds up the role of Harrison Chase, if he is related to anyone in Port Charles, or if its just a temporary assignment for the young man, if Dante can’t get along with him.

What are your impressions of Josh as Harrison Chase? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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So… is this a case of one model replacing another model?

He looks like a baby brother of Nathan.

Hey Jamesj75..
No worries..
I will take him home with me and keep him !
then you won’t have to put up with watching another model..
I’m going to get him now, you can thank me later ..

I give you permission to take the hunky new detective home, su…..I already have one of my own.
He has the look of a young, Antonio Sabato Jr.
Go ahead…talk later…LOL.

Suoo–How much is that puppy in the window? I do hope that puppy’s for sale.
Off topic–the other day on Y&R when told that someone clobbered Sharon the head with a heavy object, Nick responded,”Who would want to hurt Sharon?” I immediately thought of you.

James…to me, it sure looks that way. Y-i-k-e-s.

Later, dude.

And get some love from fans just as he is about to depart after several years in the role.

Seems like an endless cycle.

Ha Ha! I thought the same thing, lol. I mean, let’s not build the show with experienced actors or bring back our favorites (eh um, Genie Francis), but as long as they’re eye candy, they have a place on the canvas.

Exactly, Justin!

It doesn’t cost much for “less than” talent; and TPTB don’t have to go far to hire them (the parking lot).

I see your point Justin and mostly agree. But since they refuse to let hotties like Lucas and Brad have a real story, and since they insist on burying the beautiful faces of men like Billy Miller under these grubby beards, I’m grateful for the arrival of Mr. Swickard. I do also feel, as you, that there should be more balance in the stories. I mean, really, we actually have not one, but TWO major new stories for Sonny & Carly (Nelle’s stalking and Mike’s Alzheimer’s). PLEEEASE!

LOL …. totally agree!

I greatly appreciate the replies to my original post in this thread. I typically reply when someone replies to me whether the person agrees with me or not (in part to be polite and in part because I appreciate someone taking the time to read my post and respond to me). I did the same in this thread with the first two replies, but only one showed up. And one reply to me (in my inbox) is not visible at the thread. I’m not sure why these inconsistencies occur. We’ve all seen instances in which a post we authored “didn’t make the cut.”

At this point, I don’t want to reply to everyone here if not all of my replies are posted. It makes it appear that I am respectful of some posters but snubbing others. And that is simply NOT the case.

And just for the record, perhaps Swickard will turn out to be a fine actor, as did Peavey. I was simply suggesting that maybe more thought should be given to hiring actors for an acting job…

All that said, I just want my fellow posters to know that I really appreciate the feedback and camaraderie.

Hi Jamesj75..

As I just mentioned to another poster, we ALL don’t “make the cut” at times…and the things that do at times are rather “surprising.” There must be a method to the madness…LOL…but we’re not privy to it. We probably all share your frustration..that why sometimes we “alert” each other that we responded and it didn’t post or it did and wound up somewhere else etc. Pieces of a puzzle…

Though I think Valerie should have risen in the ranks and FINALLY gotten a real gig at GH it seems they wanted to fill the slot with another good-looking dude. And they did!

Seems like he does have some prior acting experience and I actually think, in the little he’s been on, that he seems a natural. I’m quite impressed with his acting in the very few scenes he’s had so far.

I expect to “see you” at the next poetry jam! 🙂

I know, some of my best comments didn’t make the cut while my worst ones did.
Murphy’s law and all that.

most every actor on GH is in the realm of Model looking status, so can’t blame the guy for being a hunk- he will fit in well with the others model likes.

Also– he may actually be a law abiding officer of the law and arrest people.
He just might not bend to being easy on the criminals, ya never know.

I remember one of your worst ones, Harry, and it was aimed at me! hahahahaha 😉

Oh James, I’m embarrassed to say, this one’s got my blood going. I think I may need air conditioning even in the Winter! I didn’t respond to Nathan at all, but this one’s got my attention.

Soaphound…to me, Dante was not all that smart to begin with…lol. Nope.

Have a good one.

Jamesj75, I also wanted to lament that, as of last week, we now have 2 more “front and center” stories for Carly and Sonny. What gives? And they can’t even afford to let Brad and Lucas be in the same scene together? And Genie gets dumped to recurring? Oy vey. And I still have to listen to these false friends whispering to Jason, “Sam only loves you. She just doesn’t want Drew to be sad.” With friends like Carly and Robin, who needs enemies? Glad to see you posting more, James. As u can see, you have a lot of friends here.

Hello there, Soaphound! 🙂

And, now, channeling our friend Patrick (hopefully, he wont’ mind):

Glad you’re enjoying Swickard. I’ll have to check him out…

Feeling your pain on Sonny and Carly.

Less is more.

I ache for Brad and Lucas in scenes.

Treatment of Genie unforgivable…


False friends Carly and Robin — NOT helpful.

Your last 2 sentences make me smile…

Soaphound is an angel…

Why not it be a female…or at least an actor-lol

Never thought about that, Jimmy….but, yeah!!!! Why not bring a female detective? Outnumbered? There’s Dante, and then there’s…Dante. LOL.

Good one, Celia. And let’s face it, Dante isn’t the brightest bulb in the box.

lol….did the show already forget about Chet-Amy’s brother???

Hi, there,
You know, Soaphound? I am still trying to figure out what the attraction is? I find nothing endearing about this character….except his walk….love his walk….walks just like a guy, LOL.
Yeah, I’m weird, I guess. I look at ‘stuff’ like that.

Celia…EXACTLY!!!!! Port Chuck aka GH needs a female detective…BADLY!!!!!

Have a good one, my friend.

Right, Jimmy? I guess Chet came and went like a summer breeze……I liked him.

Isn’t it time for Chet to start showing up at the AA meetings that Alexis and Finn are going to? At least one or two, even as an educational effort to let us learn about his prostheses and how he is managing with them. After all this younger and prettier Chris van Etten is an established model with an ongoing career in that area. I do know the actor IRL had some medical complications shortly after his appearances on GH. It might have made an interesting plot for a returned Lexi Ainsworth, who could have developed a friendship as two “outsiders” in a way. That reminds me, have we ever seen Brad and Lucas interact with her reconstitued lesbian character. Turning to Lucas for advice might have seemed a logical direction when she was experiencing attraction to Parker

Some great ideas there, Andrew…..where is Chet? LOL. I guess he went to one meeting and never came out?

I was hoping they would bring Lucky back now that a position opened up at the PCPD. I enjoyed his and Dante’s partnership and it would have been great to bring back a legacy character, especially another Spencer. Plus, it would have been great to see Jonathan Jackson back on GH, and if not him, a recast.

Bringing back Lucky would be great…surprised they haven’t done that. The ONLY reason I can think of is that they’ve had three actors play him and none are available. Perhaps they don’t want a fourth? JJ’s gig on Nashville will soon be up as the show is canceled but I doubt he’d return full time so…

Rebecca, thanks for the backup on the weird “glitches” or “idiosyncrasies” on these posts. Glad to hear that Swickard is doing well. Looking for more poetry in motion… 🙂

1. the first thing that sprung…. this isn’t fair to Dante !?!? like the core longtime “vets” Dominic Z… is being saddled. to “carry” this newbie.

because , if it worked… thank the soap gods for that 4 years … Ryah Peavy is ALL that. and to expect the same thing again ?

I hope their PCPD scenes are up to par…

LIKE SO Many posts : GIVE DZ a story line…. PLEASE.

I can’t even google his age ^. he looks all of 16.

why couldn’t they have hired ex Y&R… Det. Mark Harding… ( Chris McKenna )

a partner his equal… and his age range… who can ACT… they both smolder

GH…REALLY?!?!? Poor Nathan has just died…and GH has ALREADY brought in a, uh, replacement…and he’s from the world of DISNEY?!?!? OK…you know what: I am ALREADY NOT IMPRESSED HERE!!!!! Nope.


It happened way too soon.

He reminds me of a mix between Nathan and Griffin. Its too early to tell but I will give him a chance. I did like him setting a Red Sox mug on his desk. It was a simple hint that he will be nothing like Nathan or Dante, rooting for Boston in Yankee town! How can you be a Red Sox fan? My partner Dante and I loved the Yankees! Let the friction begin!

Go Red Sox—my husband loves you, right now, T……you sooo said it well……he’s a Bostonian rooting Red-Sox-all-the-way in Yankee town, albeit most South Fork peoples are Mets’ fans.
It does sound there will be friction to be had, Timmmy!

@Timmm….Just the latest delivery of what looks to be a standing order from the cookie-cutter casting department to the GH set. So much for variety being the spice of life….apparently, not in Port Charles.

They need someone who looks good shirtless now that Paevey is gone and Ryan Carnes is never used.

That should have been Valerie, officer Spencer, with a promotion to detective and put back on contract! 14,000 episodes in and scores of actors through the doors over the years, and yet the writers prefer to foist new characters on us in lieu of playing on history and mixing it up with those already on the canvas. I’m sure they’ve conceived of a nice story to weave the character into the canvas, but is it really that difficult to write for your existing characters?

I thought the Yankees and RedSox cup was a cute scene. Especially since it’s been so sad and tragic lately. I cried so much and thought he acting was amazing and spot on. Shout out to Kirsten, Michelle, Kathleen and Dominic for filming the best scenes! Maxie get Lulu!!

Here’s my comment. They keep adding new people and dropped Genie Francis. So I’m not happy about any of this

I keep saying : get rid of Lulu and give ZD a real leading male story. I would bring Brenda back (recast) and let him and Sonny battle it out. Carly belongs with Jason anyways…

Wow. That did seem too soon to bring him or anyone in the role. Hope they come up with a different type of character & storyline and not just a Nathan 2.0. Oh and can we please not have him be the long lost offspring of (fill in name of character who needs a storyline boost).

Exactly – like several posts ^^^ Nathan isn’t even cold

he’s still hotted out

I DO NOT appreciate Peter August worming his way in @Maxie and/or even @Lulu.. whatever the writers cull. his suave take is not rendering moot

he can cry me a river some other time

Maxie may need a shoulder to cry on… and it’ll be that big a surprise when Peter reveals he’s Faison son… WHO double crossed Faison.. so that Jason could live


who cares


his soft spoken airs… his regal manner… can’t stud

LOL…I LIKE Peter/Henrik, Patrick! (By the way, he’s quite the cutie with his hair hanging loose over his eye when he’s not all slicked back for GH!)

I think his story is interesting…Anna, Maxi, Jason, Drew, Valentin, Lulu…all these connections. A new story line that involves central characters. C’mon…give it/him a chance. Say yes.

Ah. I was trying to remember where my “say yes” came from; weird Garbage Queen on The Walking Dead. “Say yes…”

….dear god…most likely will be an “off spring” of “screen hog”Sonny w/Dante as his half brother….DEAR GOD….NO!!!!

Dante’s expression over the RedSox mug , realistic & priceless !

So this guy is really a newbie cop?

Shit… I figured the spoiler for the name “Chase” was a thinly disguised Morgan recast. (Think about it for a second…. if it doesn’t come to you, check the cards in your wallet)

They really should just leave the job open. Nashville is done soon, so it’s only a matter of time before Lucky Spencer returns to the PCPD. They don’t need another cop.

He’s a gorgeous man. I’m going to keep an open mind and see where it goes. I, too, liked the Red Sox and Yankees scene. It was a light and fun moment, with cute music to boot.

Is the coward Frank Valentini still in hiding? Not understanding why the horrific wrong that was done to Genie Francis hasn’t been rectified. BRING HER BACK!!! The climax to the election landed with a thud. Clearly this whole storyline was rewritten at the last moment, and with ill effects. Laura would have won if Genie hadn’t been unceremoniously dumped. Nancy Grahn, always fabulous, looked distraught knowing she was replacing the legendary Ms. Francis in what could have been a tremendously satisfying story. Madness!!!

Why is Kiki still on the canvas? She wears me out. Drop this dud of a character once and for all! And send Olivia with her.

Ok, so let’s bring the convo back to what the article is about …. a new actor playing a new character on an already crowded canvas. I wanna take a look at his last name ….. Chase. Does this ring a bell with anyone? What are the chances that Harrison Chase is the son of THE CITY’s Sydney Chase (RIP) or at least her grandson? If it’s the later, maybe we find out his mother is someone we already know and the father would be Sydney’s son Richard. It would just be a nice way to bring THE CITY into GH’s world. Or it could just be that they share zero relations and it’s just a coincidence….. ya know, just like it was with Ryan Lavery and Duke Lavery … ZERO relation. (Yeah right!)

We have a guy at church that looks just like JoshSwickard as he plays now with beard & hair He surely has a twin .I just love to watch him.Maybe I’ll ask him his name ,he sings in quire.Thank you

Det . Harrison Chase wow he’s very Sexy

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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

Share your thoughts on GH honoring Tyler at the end of their Thanksgiving episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Scarlett Fernandez on Charlotte’s Mindset: “She Completely Believes That Anna is Out to Get Her”

Once returning to General Hospital, Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte) has been involved in a juicy storyline, where an impressionable young Charlotte Cassadine has been persuaded almost brain-washed, if you will, via a letter from Victor Cassadine from the grave.

In it, he implores Charlotte to keep Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) away from her father, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart). So, taking that to heart, Charlotte burned Anna’s house down and much more.  When she gets shot by Anna after intruding into the super spy’s apartment, the stakes get even higher.

Valenin had figured out that Charlotte was stalking Anna and trying to do her harm, but did not inform Anna. That has caused a major rift in their relationship.  Meanwhile, Laura (Genie Francis) and Valentin confronted Charlotte after she returned home from the hospital.

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In her latest interview with Soap Opera Digest, Fernandez shared on getting to play this kind of story: “It’s definitely an honor because when I was little, I was getting storylines, but this is just crazy! I kind of feel like I’m treated like an adult on the show now, almost, and it’s just been great. I’ve been given great stuff and the fact that Frank (Valentini, EP, GH) and all of his co-workers have trusted me has just been an amazing feeling.”

With everyone confronting Charlotte on her dirty deeds against Anna, and her denying it, Fernandez weighs-in on just where Charlotte is at this point in her mind: “I think that she definitely realizes that the people around her don’t believe her and don’t trust her and I think that really frustrates her because she completely believes that Anna is out to get her. So that (the adults in her life don’t believe her) is hard for her.”

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There is also burgeoning chemistry between Jake (Hudson West) and Charlotte! So what does Fernandez think of that? Is she using him, or could be the beginning of young love? She expressed: “I think it’s definitely a little bit of both. I think that maybe she and Jake are partners-in-crime, but I also think that Jake has or will have a good influence on her. She just really needs someone to be there for her and for her to be able to confide in and I think that he has been that.”

So, have you been enjoying Scarlett’s performances as a troubled Charlotte? Would you like to see Jake and Charlotte have a ‘date’? Do you think Charlotte needs deprogramming to help her out of the grip that Victor has on her; as she believes Anna is the cause of all the trouble that will come her father’s way, if she doesn’t find a way to get rid of her? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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Soap Stars and Notables Participate in the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Photos)

Sunday night in tinseltown, it was time for the 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which has become an annual tradition featuring soap stars and other celebrities from primetime, movies, music, and sports as thy drive down famed Hollywood Boulevard amongst floats and musical performances.

While many attended the live event, viewers around the country will be able to see the taped version of the parade on Friday, December 15th when it has its first airing on The CW in a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET/PT.

Taking part in the festivities were: General Hospital’s Tajh Bellow (TJ), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Ashley Jones (Bridget), Denise Richards (ex-Shauna), and Naomi Matsuda (Li), Days of our Lives stars, then and now, including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), A Martinez (ex-Eduardo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Brant Daughtery (ex-Brian), and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther) and former star Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne), The Bay’s Kristos Andrews (Peter/Adam) and Maxwell Caufield (Sir Thomas Kenway), plus As the World Turns Ming Na Wen (ex-Lien) and more.

In addition, iconic dancer/singer and choreographer, Paula Abdul was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, while Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams along with guest host, Elizabeth Stanton, called the Sunday-after-Thanksgiving tradition from different locations around the parade route.

Now below, check out some of the snaps from the 91st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring some of your soap favorites.

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Wow! Marlena and Sheila together for the first time! Imagine if Marlena as the MarDevil met up with Sheila Carter and caused all sorts of havoc from Salem to Los Angeles? Crossover? Here’s Deidre Hall and Kimberlin Brown getting into the holiday spirit.

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Reunited and it feels so good? Remember when Daytime Emmy-winner, A Martinez came to Salem to play Eduardo Hernandez, father to Gabi, Rafe and Dario? Now, A can be seen in The Bay. Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols continues to keep on keepin’ on as Salem’s “Patchman”.

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GH’s Tajh Bellow with his lady love actress Lauren Speights.

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Giving us some Christmas wrapping vibes, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Naomi Matsuda (Li).

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Always ready for the holidays is former Days of our Lives star, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa).

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Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star, Denise Richards (ex- Shauna) dressed in the holiday spirit.

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There is no doubt! Our pick for ‘Best Dressed’ has to go to General Hospital’s Josh Kelly (Cody). I mean, how can you top that for being in the ‘Christmas Spirit’?

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Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Paula Abdul.

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Former As the World Turns Star Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien Hughes) ready for the holiday season.

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Brant Daughtery brought along his young son, and wife Kimberly, who is expecting their second child.

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Maxwell Caufield who will soon appear in the latest season of The Bay, looking ‘Christmas’ dapper.

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Ready for winter, and dressed in holiday white, Y&R’s Kate Linder.

So, who’s holiday outfit from their appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, did you think was the best? Let us know via the comment section.

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