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Michael Rodrick Begins His Run On GH As Seth Baker!

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Former Another World cast member, Michael Rodrick, who played Cameron Sinclair on the now defunct NBC soap opera back from 1998-1999, will be seen in upcoming episodes of General Hospital as Seth Baker.  Rodrick will begin to air next week.

What brings Rodrick to the canvas in Port Charles?  Turns out Liz’s rapist Tom Baker (Don Harvey) has a brother who is now looking for him since Franco has the guy caged!

Seth definitely has some questions as to the whereabouts of this former convict. According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Seth comes to the hospital to grill Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) as to where Tom is.  He even runs into Franco (Roger Howarth), where Seth angrily notes that Tom told him all about Franco’s death threats.  Let the drama begin.

Will Seth discover what Franco has done to his brother? What will be the ramifications for all involved? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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I’m NOT invested in this story… surprise surprise… because it’s revolving around a weird now defunct character… Franco.

GH – kill off Franco… and … surprise surprise… return Roger Howarth to the fold… as Todd

What’s HOLDing my attention… the keen ACTING ability of : Tom Baker (Don Harvey).

GH NEEDS to KEEP Don Harvey’ Tom Baker… around. when a character actor of this caliber comes around… CLEAN him up.

this is the last straw… finally.. in the character of Franco

I get that he’d do anything… to protect Liz. Liz told him… she doesn’t need a super hero. told him to leave well enough alone. and.. YES… here’s hoping that Liz does go back in time and start healing…. HELLO Griffin… cut the priest crap. LOVE LIZ.

geez louise… whomever this Seth Baker is ? YUM yeah

two new men… who are already intriguing this show… plus Valentin.

poo poo Sonny , Jason, Finn, MIchael.

Wowsah : the REEL deal

cut and paste from youtube.com

2012 acting reel Michael Rodrick.mov

GH time to steer away from this ridiculous mob scene and dr. Finn loopy ways

better yet… it’s time for Roger Howarth to go : FIRE

put the actors who portray : Sonny / Jason / Finn / Michael on notice… they are nowhere near the caliber their popularity teen beat image lends… dire waste

GH / ABC / Disney : back your product… these characters are killing the show

I CAN’T stand it

does any one… see… a semblance… of Peter Sarsgaard.

drool

He was so good on AW!!! Please let him stay for Carly!!!!

PS: – any one –

why was their no GH epi today? Friday

It might have been because of the Presidential Address, Patrick.

I was thinking it might have been preempted because of President Obama’s speech…maybe they thought the show would be interrupted mid-way…???

Obama’s last speech, Patrick. While a US drone is stolen by the Chinese, the first family is vacationing in Hawaii with our tax dollars.

Celia,

Don’t you ever take a vacation?

I am utterly appalled anyone would be critical of one of the hardest working presidents in our recent history for taking some much needed vacation time with his family for the holidays. Meanwhile, the president elect spends inordinate amount of time attacking the Vanity Fair editor, Alec Baldwin and other folks via Twitter and has attended 2 out of thirty-five briefings. Those Tweets just make him look silly, petulant, uneducated, humorless, thin skinned and down right mean spirited–not the qualities one looks for in a commander in chief. Some folks sense of priorities totally bewilder me.
In any case, glad TPTB did not air Friday’s show. It will be shown on Monday, This was the right thing to do. My only complaint is I wish they had shown an episode from the 80s or 90s rather than one we just saw a couple of months ago.

No Celia…HIS dollars…travel and entertainment expenses are one of the additional “perks” of being President that comes with it’s huge salary of $400,000/yr. Even the new president will be able to receive them as part of the salary package.

I guess you did n’t hear that China plans to return the missing drone.I don’t what that has to do with the President going on vacation at any rate. He us capable of doing work at any place he’s at. I guess you just like complaining about this President. Well, in a few short weeks you can see how our tax dollars are being used as President elect Trump flies back and forth to Washington to NY…PS the President is allowed to take a vacation during Christmas.

Celia, I’m surprised at you. Why shouldn’t he have a vacation? Lord knows Bush2 took plenty of them. People who don’t take a little down time don’t usually make good decisions.

Wow, I thought you were cool. We all need a vacation sometimes. The President makes a salary. I am sure he can pay his own way for himself and his family.
In the meantime, let’s sit back and wait to see what your new pres has in store for us.

@gh’er.
Hello,
LOL. Actually, I’m very HOT!!!!! Ssssss…..

We’re going to miss him…aren’ t we Patrick??? Still beyond surreal…the age of the Orange is frighteningly around the corner….

ABC did a national preemption. In return, they’ll have a new episode next Friday 12/23 instead of a planned rerun.

GH did not run a show today as they knew of the Presidential address. Fridays show will be shown Monday.

Because ONCE again, the networks interrupted our shows for something that is not important and can be shown on TWENTY FOUR HOUR NEWS CHANNELS!

WHAT A DISGUSTING STORYLINE GH HAS WITH RAPIST SEXUAL ASSAULT JUST WHAT VICTIMS WANT TO SEE GH HAS LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY! FRANK SHOULD BE FIRED BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR!! DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE FANS! HE RUINS A WONDERFUL SL THAT VANISHED THE MOST WASTED ROMANTIC POTENTIAL, FOR THIS CRAP GH WAS ABOUT AWARENESS IN MANY SL NOW ITS DARK, DREARY STUPID! I GUESS NEXT WE WILL HEAR THEY CANCELLED GH! THATS THE TOAD THEY ARE HEADED FOR! GOODBYE GH!

YOU ARE SO CORRECT…..A DISGUSTING STORYLINE THAT I NOW DO NOT WATCH……WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE OF TALENT WITH ROGER HOWARTH… SET THOSE RECORDERS AND FAST-FORWARD!

I agree. This whole storyline is awful. If its a way for them to get rid of Franco that would give me a little satisfaction. I love the talented Roger Howarth, but I always thought that the unlikable and mentality disturbed Franco was a role he should be playing. I don’t even want him to play Todd (another rapist) again, I’d rather this talented actor play someone new. I’m sure that TPTB put their heads together, they could have RH an entirely new character ( not related to the Q’s, the mob, Cassidines, etc) that makes this talented actor shine.

T & JK…I am so with you regarding Franco, rapists, cages, etc. They just put us through the never-ending, dark. Fluke story. Then serial killer Paul which was a waste of a good actor. While I wasn’t a Liz/Franco romance fan, it was way more preferable to the terrible twist they have taken on his “protectiveness.” Plus, I never liked the Franco character since Mr. Franco himself..sick!. If ABC insists on these kinds of stories at least save them for their nighttime “soaps” …which I wouldn’t watch anyway. There’s enough dark, ugly, and perversion in the world/local news as it is…which I have also put a limit on watching. Scary stuff there. Please keep the afternoon’s scared bit of earth still about romance, adventure, family ups/downs, hope, and love.

I agree it’s a disgusting storyline. I’m fast forwarding anything related to that storyline as well as Sonny and that girl. r. Can’t stand that storyline. It’s been done before and I can’t stand it.

He brings in ALL his buddies and we sit there like dummies and WISH for OUR GH to be seen. AMC, OLTL, hey I wish you were still on, BUT, if GH went off the air, I wouldnt expect either of these shows to be flooded with ex-GH’ers!

Such a stupid, ineffective storyline. I do not like it, LOL.
Franco is crazy….cannot escape it….it’s in his DNA.
In a cage…if that’s not nuts, I don’t what is.
The same idiocy applies to the pawn shop mystery-man/woman. Is it Nelle? Faison? Fluke? Jerry?

I feel your pain, dear Celia. Enough of this foolishness! How about some emotional, pure storytelling, like Y&R is moving back toward. If I want action/adventure mixed with evil villains, I’ll rent GAME OF THRONES.

This dude is one gorgeous man!

“thank you”

yes

He is, isn’t he, JasoLovesGH?
Is it possible that he is a good guy? Opposite of his brother?
Maybe, Seth has been given ‘custody’ (LOL) of his bad-boy brother?

Not really interested in this Franco story. After years of hoping Liz would have a story about confronting her rapist’s return, we are given a convoluted tale of Franco’s “redemption” which is basically him needing to become a hero but first showing his inner monster. (That tumor business doesn’t really fly does it, since he was pretty diabolical when he got upset at Carly.)
Why can’t the Rapist Returns story be told from the woman’s point of view?

Because it’s not a story about Liz—which at least would have potential to be compelling. No, it’s a story about Franco, with both Liz and her rapist as supporting players. Which apparently is what ABC thinks qualifies as the kind of story that will make viewers tune in day after day. I don’t get it.

I had never thought of it in those terms, Michael. But, yes, great observation/ explanation.
You’re right! These writers assume waaaay too much if they think the viewer is interested in the machinations of Franco’s twisted brain, with or without a tumor.

Nor do I, Michael. It seems they’re afraid of an honest love story between two lonely, damaged people. Plus, Elizabeth was very clear about what she DIDN’T want Franco to do. Some people just don’t have a learning curve. This potentially important and moving story has devolved into disturbing melodrama. And why can’t Roger Howarth have his hair cut? He was so sexy as Todd…I’d have paid to swim in THAT hair.

The only way I can see this being justified is if this guy is some type of WSB agent because there are never enough of those, and he could have some secret business with Andre that would show his past with the WSB finally, and he could interact with Jordan, Anna, and Robert when he’s there, and Mac, people who know how to get things done. I doubt they are bringing him up here to be on the other side of the law, brother is already a rapist so it would be redundant, plus he would be a hypocrite for wanting his brother put away when he himself is involved with some kind of crimes. The way they just got rid of Nik though acting like they had a budget and then they always hire 5 people after that, well, he better be good, like Jeffery Vincent Parisse

perhaps a NEW man for our Anna

this could be GOOD…

I don’t know where these writers got their degrees from (assuming they went to college) but they really are good at taking great characters and ruining them with stupid storylines that drag out. And now bringing on more new characters and casting aside the great actors they currently have. It’s no wonder the soap audience has dwindled to nothing! I’ve been watching ABC soap(s) since the 70s. I would make a better writer than these knot heads! Get rid of the writers and bring back Ron Carlivati.

While I understand that Franco and the caged rapist story is a probable (and horrific) possibility in the minds of the real life pathological, and there are many twisted stories that have been successfully portrayed on primetime and film…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. Maybe it’s because of the way Don Harvey (Tom Baker) is playing it. It’s too disturbing…I feel uncomfortable watching him sitting, legs practically in the air with a collar on. I don’t like watching degradation/humiliation…it makes me squirm (again, not in a good way…lol). If the collar came off…maybe put on his ankle instead..if Tom sat in a less “vulnerable” position (physically) then perhaps it could wind up in an interesting psychological journey…collapse?… of Franco. If it improves the current scenario and makes it more compelling…I look forward to Michael Roddick’s role. Where will it all lead? Probably to Liz and Griffin… On a side note…are Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom having LOTS of scenes off camera? WRITERS…what don’t you get about viewers wanting MORE Kevin and Laura. Pay them what they’re worth and cut Nell’s round-the-clock airtime. Man!

“…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. ”

“YES”

exactly how I feel… and that was because of that caged scene…

I can no longer stomach Franco.

Yike

churning, disturbed, bothered… just done yeah?

I feel badly for Tom Baker

OK… i’m coming from the point of view… that he’s a reformed man… just trying to make his way in life….

perhaps this is the route the writers will go

Franco nuts up

and Liz meets Tom eye to eye…. and ???? argh ! comeuppance for both are realized

Lol, Patrick. I had to catch myself from feeling bad for Tom; had to remind myself what he’d done because the way they’re playing if I can’t tell if he’s actually a reformed guy or a rape about to happen. Either way he shouldn’t garner our sympathy…and yet the scene sorta traumatized me!

So GH’s solution to the Franco problem is to bring back a character whose behavior was even more reprehensible? And Franco’s usual over-the-top, out-of-control behavior is thereby rendered acceptable, because the person he’s currently perpetrating it against is even more vile than Franco? (Well, why not? That’s the main reason the Jerome family is on GH—to [theoretically] make the Corinthos family look better by comparison.)

News flash, ABC: All you really end up with is Vile and Viler. It’s true that I can’t spare an ounce of sympathy for Tom Baker over what Franco is doing to him. But it isn’t making me like Franco any better; he still just seems dangerous and unhinged. (And having Tom around only highlights why Liz, a rape survivor, would never have gotten into a relationship with Franco in the first place, if this show were written with any kind of character plausibility in mind—yes, yes, I know, that’s a ridiculous hope, and even more so on a show where it’s OK to be a mobster as long as you “love your family.”)

Compelling drama, this is not.

I will say it again: with the Prospect Park lawsuit settled and ownership of the OLTL characters reverting to ABC, can’t we please, please, please abandon this Franco retread, which Is Not Working, and have Roger H. return as Todd v.2 Port Charles, which sort of did work?

Yes to the return of Todd Manning. Pair him with Ava as there’s no room for Blair on the canvas.

If this storyline was supposed to redeem Franco, it did just the opposite. Sane people do not lock up people dog cages on hunches.

It’s about time the writers give Elizabeth a viable, worthy partner. Hello Griffin.

Franco can’t be redeemed here. Liz can’t except his crazy and I hope when revealed that Franco held tom captive she dumps him and Franco goes psycho and is finally killed in 3 months.

Now that ABC is owns Oltl again let Todd come back if peopl like the character.

But Franco holding a guy captive in a cage is dumb and moronic.

I agree — Franco has to go. Kill Franco, bring back Todd Manning. (And it’s time for Julian to go to prison.) The GH storylines are getting too outlandish. Keep one foot in reality, please.

Oh, and Todd and Ava would make an AWESOME couple. I would watch that. (Especially Todd & Ava vs. Sonny & Carly.) Give Todd & Ava custody of Avery, for starters.

dag… Todd / Olivia Jerome/ Ava… tremendous potential for intelligence along with solid acting .

LOL – love your last line in post above: ” Keep one foot in reality, please. “

Nooooo….. I love Julian!

This guys hot, however this storyline is not what WE as viewers need to see.

Agreed, Jane. Plus, soon we’re gonna need a spreadsheet to keep up with all these extraneous characters!

I think it is ironic how Roger Howarth played Todd Manning on One Life To Live, and that character was / is a rapist (he raped Marty Saybrooke back in the day)…. and then but when Roger Howarth came back on General Hospital last, he ended up taking over the role of Robert “Franco” Frank (now-Baldwin with the reveal of him being Scotty Baldwin’s and Heather Webber’s long-lost son)… (I believe that is Franco’s full-character name)… and Franco was involved in that terrorizing with Sam, while trying to find ways to terrorize the Jason character. So Roger Howarth has played / portrayed two characters within two ABC shows that have been known-rapists in the past.

What if Roger did a dual-role, and Todd came back as Roger too, and it was somehow revealed that Franco and Todd were / are related? Or, if Trevor St. John (who portrayed Walker Lawrence AND Todd Manning on One Life To Live for a few good years or so), came to General Hospital / Port Charles and plays / portrays Todd again…. or maybe an actual alive-and-well Walker Lawrence again? Maybe Heather and Scotty somehow had some sort of a familial history with some One Life to Live characters (Todd’s parents… and if my idea comes ever comes to fruition… Todd Manning’s parents as well)… and then somehow that can integrate VIctoria Lord Davidson Buchanan to come to Port Charles, and maybe if she and Clint are no longer married or together as a couple, Sonny’s father Mike (played by Ron Hale) can come back onto General Hospital as well… and maybe somehow Viki and Mike can be a couple. Or, if Jeff Webber comes back in any way or shape or form, than she can be in a love triangle / quadrangle with Jeff Webber and Heather Webber… and maybe Hayden/Rachel’s mom can get into the mix somehow too. Who knows? Just some ideas. lol

I meant to say… “Todd’s parents… and if my idea ever comes to fruition… Robert “Franco” Frank-Baldwin’s parents as well.”

Lol. I apologize for that mistake.

This “dog cage” storyline is sickening. Dump Franco. He doesn’t belong with Liz and this sad cage story should make her realize it. I can’t even watch those scenes.

I think the problem is the show has no balance, I am not a fan of Liz or Franco, but I think they should have interesting S/L. Jelly has chosen to ignore the main characters of the show and focus on their own agenda, IMO that does not work on soaps, whether you like a character or not they have their own fans and should be written for with balance to the other characters, the show should not be written around any character, becasue folks tend to get burned out, everyone has favs and they all should have interesting and exciting S/L. I see a lot of new faces and nothing wrong with that, Nina, Valentine, but don’t put everyone else in the background. So much history on GH, that is not being utilized, it does not feel like the fans GH it feels like the writers GH, the fans are the ones who keeps this show on the air and has supported it all these years, their desires should not be taken for grated for the writers vision, which obliviously a lot of fans don’t agree with. It is sad fans has to remind the writers the history of some characters, this should already be known and a part of their story. Jelly need to invest in all the character and their history, and write for everyone. I suggest reading the new writer at Y&R article and how she talks about the history of Y&R and how she plans to honor the main characters and supporting characters of the show.

I despise this storyline with Tom Baker and always fast forward it on the DVR.

Its so sad to see EVERY way and EVERY failure to prop Howarth up and be acceptable on GH. He is a good actor but his character Franco, its horrible. WHY couldnt he have stayed dead as James Franco? I would hope that Franco, Tom and Julian ALL get locked inside a cage and they are sent to the “DEAD” sea!

Yes, Timmmy. But, they should all be in the same cage together, keeping company. How sweet would that be? Let’s include Sonny in that trio. Maybe, they’ll pair-up. Ha!

Huh, Sonny in the cage. Somehow someone would get pregnant! I know I know!

Oh, Timmmy….you’re on a roll. Maybe, Franco will turn out to be Franca. A baby with Sonny! HaHaHa!!
I don’t know if you ever watched PASSIONS. That was the craziest, wildest, most ridiculous soap ever. But, it appealed to those with a quirky sense of humor, and then some.
One character was actually half male, half female; if I remember correctly. Brings back memories of my College days.

Ugh it is painful watching the horrible acting out of this Seth Baker character. Just awful and impossible to watch.

General Hospital

General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Wactor’s talent agent, David Shaul, made this statement on his passing to Variety, “Johnny Wactor was a spectacular human being. Not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him. Standing for hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude. In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be. Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.”

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Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

Briana Lane (ex-Brook Lynn): “The world lost a wonderful person yesterday and a true gentleman to everyone he met. I feel lucky to have known him and to have experienced the warmth he exuded so effortlessly. RIP Johnny Wactor”

Lydia Look (Selina): “Johnny, I’m crying and will be for a bit. I knew you were talented when you simply just took your shirt off when the rest of us were trying to outdo each other with our skits. I also knew there & then that you were fine as wine 😻 I also saw how you’d let others take the spotlight whilst confident & loving in your own space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent human you were in our long car rides between fan events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.

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Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.

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The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.

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After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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