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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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Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

Carrie
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Carrie

He looks like a baby brother of Nathan.

su0000
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su0000

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 ..

Celia
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Celia

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.

Harry
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Harry

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.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

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

Later, dude.

James
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James

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

Seems like an endless cycle.

Justin
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Justin

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.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Exactly, Justin!

dmr
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dmr

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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!

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

LOL …. totally agree!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

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

su0000
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su0000

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.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

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

Have a good one.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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…

unforgivable!

False friends Carly and Robin — NOT helpful.

Your last 2 sentences make me smile…

Soaphound is an angel…

Jimh
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Jimh

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

Celia
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Celia

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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

Jimh
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Jimh

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

Celia
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Celia

@Soaphound.
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.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

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

Have a good one, my friend.

Celia
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Celia

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

andrew
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andrew

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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

Jimmy
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Jimmy

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.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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… 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

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… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

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.

N-e-x-t……….

Michael
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Michael

It happened way too soon.

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

Celia
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Celia

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!

Shay
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Shay

@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.

mike
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mike

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

Reed
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Reed

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?

Keri
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Keri

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!!

Barbara Parker
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Barbara Parker

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

Ghlover
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Ghlover

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…

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

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).

Patrick
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Patrick

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

REALLY

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

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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

vinman
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vinman

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

rocky83
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rocky83

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

Satan
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Satan

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.

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

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,… Read more »

Anon Soap Watcher
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Anon Soap Watcher

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… Read more »

Kathleen Janus
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Kathleen Janus

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

Sandra
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Sandra

Det . Harrison Chase wow he’s very Sexy

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