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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

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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