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Michael E. Knight Joins General Hospital

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Suffice to say, this is one piece of casting news that made us very happy to hear! General Hospital has cast multi-Daytime Emmy winner, and beloved All My Children favorite, Michael E. Knight in a mystery role on the ABC soap.

Knight, who played Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on and off from 1982 to 2011 on ABC’s All My Children, will begin taping scenes soon when GH returns from its mid-summer production break.

As to who will Michael play? That is being kept under-wraps.  But Knight’s new GH castmate and his former AMC castmate, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) enthused on the announcement: “I am thrilled, are you kidding me? I love that guy. He’s excited, too; it’s been a while for him. It’s going to be really fun to have him on my turf. I would love to share scenes with him.”

Soap viewers last saw Knight in his role as Dr Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless back in 2015.

So who do you think Michael will play on the GH canvas?  Could he reprise Tad but in Port Charles, since ABC has the rights now to the characters from AMC and OLTL? Stay tuned.

Excited by the news of Michael to GH? Comment below.

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Kay
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Kay

I know he won’t be but man I wish he was going to be Jeff Webbe a great actor he could pull it off but I know he won’t be

Kay
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Kay

Please stop with the politics can we just enjoy a show ????

Carrie
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Carrie

Kay that is a good idea.

Jill Marie
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Jill Marie

UMMM????No one was talking politics here. What are you talking about?

Satan
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Satan

Despite the gray hair, he looks nowhere near old enough to be Jeff Webber. Unless Richard Dean Anderson is bored and needs the work, I don’t see any reason for Jeff to come back. A recast of a character who has been gone almost 40 years would be pointless. As I wasn’t a regular AMC watcher, I don’t know much about this guy (other than a lot of people confusing him with David Hasselhoff’s 80’s character with the talking car) but I remember hearing the name “Tad the Cad” used a lot back in the day, so presumably he likes… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

“Tad the Cad”, had a girlfriend, slept with her and her mother, among other things.

Shay
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Shay

@Kay….Seems I’m the only one who thinks that “Tad the Cad” was one of the most overrated characters in soap opera history! I could stand neither him—-nor his saccharin sis, the boring Jenny—from the moment “they” arrived in Pine Valley. (But at least she died young instead of lingering on AMC way past her sell-by date like Tad did..) Needless to add, I’m less than thrilled that yet another defunct ABC soap city denizen is landing in Port Charles….it’s just all so predictable! As for whom he shall be portraying? Hopefully, not Jeff Webber….Knight is wrong for that role on… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

I, too, thought originally about Jeff. MEK is about 10 years younger than RDA, but you’re right, could pull it off. Although, Knight excels in comical roles, and Jeff is definitely on the serious side. To see him play Rebecca Budig’s dad would be interesting.

Knight would make a good Jimmy Lee Holt, but with Alan and Tracy gone, it’s highly unlikely that character would ever return.

Likely to be a new character.

Ronni
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Ronni

Indeed. I love when he’s funny. He was always so relaxed. I hope his wonderful personality and the twinkle in his eye can come shining through!

Everett Fulton
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Everett Fulton

I am wishing for him to be Jeff Webber as well!

Kay
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Kay

No it won’t be that’s ok at least she has Hayden back and they have great chemistry as sisters ! I hate the ending of billy miller storyline but whatever reason it is ! Whatever not going to bash other actors it’s a business and sometimes they make decisions we can’t understand

Ronni
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Ronni

That’s a cool idea!

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Oh please don’t let him be Helena’s partner in crime, as they showed the other day standing next to her after Shiloh left.

Timmm
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Timmm

Helena’s partner in crime is Heinrich.

dzzdee
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dzzdee

He is too sweet of a guy to be evil.

carla carter
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carla carter

great

Jane
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Jane

I hope he is still Tad the Cad, only a grown up version. Hmmmm…. Talexis maybe? #Talexis

brian
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brian

Hey ABC…. bring back ONE LIFE TO LIVE !

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I couldn’t agree more brian.

Congratulations to Michael E. Knight. I hope they put him to better use than Y&R did.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Llanviewer717
Yes, M.E.K was so wasted on Y&R. They could never have found a better partner for Ashley, and apparently still haven’t.
I liked Ravi too. Why haven’t we seen him somewhere else?

Daja
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Daja

Totally agree… OLTL had some of the best caters playing great characters with storylines to boot, the fact that so many fell at the waist side of other soaps with poor to mediocre story lines really suck…. They need a home if they’re own. These daytime talk shows are a bore….

Satan
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Satan

Doubt it will happen, but I’m all for the idea, as long as Frank & ReRon and all their pets go back, and keep their stench off of Days & GH.

Rodd
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Rodd

A little scared to see what they do with him. Really, I just hope he pulls in more viewers.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Maybe they will cast him as the new Dante. Just being silly here, but can you picture him with Lulu hoop?

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

I was just wondering if there is a possibility he could be Cameron’s father. Would be a good time to add more angst to the family. Or was that guy killed?

Satan
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Satan

Cameron’s bio-father was Zander Smith, who died in an infamous “suicide by cop” incident. And he’s still very much dead & in Hell.

Other articles I’ve seen on the subject describe Knight’s character as a “new role” so hopefully that means NOT a recast. I’m also hoping it also means it’s a short term role, because the last thing GH really needs right now is another contract player.

Nothing against the guy. I would simply prefer the long time GH “vets” to get more storylines.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Satan
Thanks for the information. I did not know much of Cam’s dad.
Speaking of a short term role, I just read that someone called Manila Luzon, described as a drag queen will be visiting P.C. I wonder in what capacity?

Timmm
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Timmm

They wasted him on Y&R so maybe GH will use him properly. Clean shaven: Jeff Weber. Beard: Stephan Cassadine.

Lena Giordano
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Lena Giordano

Love Michael but my fear is he will be the mystery man (in the flash-back scene) who is in cahoots with Helena Cassidine. I don’t want him to be a villan as I’d rather he become a long time part of the canvas playing a good guy.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Lena, glad we were wrong about that.

dzzdee
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dzzdee

So love Tad on AMC, he will be a good choice for GH.

DMRR
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DMRR

Love “Tad the Cad.”
Hope he won’t be saddled down by Parking Lot Peter, like everyone else on the show.

aria
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aria

w/ Elisabeth new crisis and Hayden back in town and the webber boys, GH would be foolish not to take advantage of this casting and have him play a legacy character. Its perfect time for Jeff Webber to come back to town. here’s an idea, he comes back to town to see his girls, and grandkids, he’s new separated from liz mom, (she could show up later.). and maybe he starts dating like lets say Alexis, can you just imagine sam and liz parents dating, lol, there’s a lot from that alone. Come on GH, play this to your advantage… Read more »

Melissa Darling
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Melissa Darling

What a fantastic idea, aria ! So often we gripe a lot about what’s NOT working, seldom do we read what we’d LIKE to see.

Celia
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Celia

I have missed you so, Michael!!!!!!—I will readily take you with open arms, in any way, shape or form—-kisses and hugs!!

Caleb
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Caleb

I sure they won’t go there but yes, Tad Martin, please.

Mister K
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Mister K

I think it would be cool if Tad were to come to PC. Seriously, it would be fun. Now, if only they evolve Franco into Todd, Bring in Erica Kane…and it’s an ABC Daytime reunion. Yes, I know, I’m a dork..but I think it would be fun! =)

Sue B
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Sue B

This was my hope as well….
Or, at least getting him on the ABC payroll while getting a AMC/OLTL reboot going….

Sherry
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Sherry

I am so excited and can’t wait for Michael Knight to join General Hospital! He is amazing!!!

Ronni
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Ronni

I’m thrilled!I’d LOVE to have Tad back! His family too, in time.
Whatever the role, I hope it’s long term and worthy!

Jill Marie
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Jill Marie

I love, love, love him!!!! The white hair looks beautiful on him and yet he still has that baby face. Plus, he’s a gifted actor. I hope GH serves him better than they served Billy Miller.

JKJ
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JKJ

So good to see Michael get another show at daytime TV. Don’t watch GH, but sure enjoyed him on Y&R….and still miss his character there.

Matthew Clark
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Matthew Clark

My guess a two day stint, not staying around. Like Gordon Thompson “joining” Y and R… more like a guest cameo.

Momo
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Momo

Wish he’d come back to Y&R.

Rose
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Rose

I may have to start watching GH. I love this guy.

Karen
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Karen

I am so glad to see him on General Hospital. He is such a good actor . All I can say is awesome !!! Thank you GH

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Ingo Rademacher Speaks Out On His Dismissal From GH Sharing: “I Was Hoping to Play Jax For Another 10 or 25 Years and Unfortunately, That’s Not Going to Happen”

For the first time since he was fired for not adhering to General Hospital’s and Disney/ABC’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, Ingo Rademacher (Ex-Jax), addressed his exit from the soap opera via an “official video” message on his Instagram account.

Ingo expressed: “I’m sorry that I didn’t put out this video earlier, but this is about thanking you guys, the fans of the show and also the GH crew and cast. I was on the show for 25 years. They were like my family a lot of the people there. I was hoping to play Jax for another 10 or 25 years and unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I want to thank you guys for sticking with Jax for 25 years and I’m sorry that I’m not there anymore to play Jax, which is still something that I am trying to process  … it’s just kind of crazy.”

Rademacher also took aim at his former co-star, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for announcing on Twitter that he was no longer on the show, before he had a chance to do so, which he says was a huge disappointment to him given that they worked together for 25 years.

He went on to say how he appreciated all the positive comments from the fans adding, “A lot of you come on there to say that you’re vaccinated but stand for medical freedom, I love hearing that, because I believe it should be a choice.”  Ingo continued to express his view, “I don’t agree with vaccine mandates or corporations ever being able to mandate a vaccine to keep your job.”

The actor closed with another nod to the viewers of GH adding, “Thank you so much for supporting me for 25 years. I will have more news later on, but for now, just wanted to thank all of you amazing fans. Thank you.”

You can watch Rademacher’s full statement via his IG post below.  Then, let us know what you thought of Ingo’s long-awaited exit message in the comment section.

 

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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