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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
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
Kay

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

Carrie
Carrie

Kay that is a good idea.

Jill Marie
Jill Marie

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

Satan
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 the villain roles. Hopefully he’s NOT going to be further propping the Shiloh cult.

Kay
Kay

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

Shay
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 so many levels…In fact, here’s to the notion that he won’t be a recast for any GH legacy character, but just another of those useless quickie filler players that are created out of thin-air in order to accommodate the endless parade of “soap-gets” this show loves to feature with annoying regularity. P.S. At one time, there were at least a dozen daytime dramas being telecast, although most are now sadly gone. However, each featured a wonderful roster of actors (and characters) that are well and truly missed! How about bringing some of those individuals to GH for a much-welcome change instead of constantly recycling OLTL/AMC cast members???

Steve
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
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
Everett Fulton

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

Kay
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
Ronni

That’s a cool idea!

Violet Lemm2
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
Timmm

Helena’s partner in crime is Heinrich.

dzzdee
dzzdee

He is too sweet of a guy to be evil.

carla carter
carla carter

great

Jane
Jane

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

brian
brian

Hey ABC…. bring back ONE LIFE TO LIVE !

Llanviewer717
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
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
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
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
Rodd

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

Violet Lemm2
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
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
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
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
Timmm

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

Lena Giordano
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
Violet Lemm2

Lena, glad we were wrong about that.

dzzdee
dzzdee

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

DMRR
DMRR

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

aria
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 an milk the endless story possibilities.

Melissa Darling
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
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
Caleb

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

Mister K
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
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
Sherry

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

Ronni
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
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
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
Matthew Clark

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

Momo
Momo

Wish he’d come back to Y&R.

Rose
Rose

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

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