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Nicholas Alexander Chavez Takes Over the Role of GH’s Spencer Cassadine

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If you watched the end of last week’s episodes of General Hospital, you know that the role of Spencer Cassadine has been SORAS’d and is lurking around Port Charles.

The role of Spencer was previously played by fan favorite Nicolas Bechtel since 2013. Now, General Hospital viewers can welcome actor Nicholas Alexander Chavez who takes over the role.

In story, Ava (Maura West) and Nikolas’ (Marcus Coloma) lives together have come a part at the seams from a stalker, who they do not suspect is Nik’s son.

 

So, in order for Ava to protect her daughter Avery, she left Nikolas and wants a divorce and is doing everything to keep him away from her.  Then on Friday’s episode, a masked Spencer was stalking around Ava’s art gallery only to find Trina (Sydney Mikala) there, and later Trina shows up at Curtis’ (Donnell Turner) club opening a seemingly bloody mess.

On Chavez’ IMDb page, it lists and confirms that he is playing Spencer on the ABC daytime drama series.

Please welcome Nicholas as the nuSpencer and let us know if you are looking forward to seeing how the story will play out via the comment section below.

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brian
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brian

Is he now the same age as Trina, Cam, and Jocelyn ?

He had just better not be older than those 3 !

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Brian
Sorry, but he happens to be 21 and Joss just turned 18, not sure about the others.Its crazy that Spencer was a couple years younger than the others growing up and now he’s older? I actually thought he might be even older than 21.

brian
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brian

I also found it odd a few days later when Phyllis offers Mike her car keys to drive to Port Charles. When and how did Mike get a driver’s license? For a moment I thought “Mike” was going to say he didn’t have a driver’s license.. but didn’t! Sort of is an invinsible “hole”

Satan
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Satan

Hadn’t even crossed my mind, but you’re right about that. How would Phyllis know if “Mike” even knew how to drive at all? Not sure how amnesia affects driving skills, but obviously “Mike” doesn’t have a license. And is unlikely to get one without a last name or any other documentation of his identity. Perhaps Phyllis is trusting enough to believe that “Mike” could make it to Port Charles and back without getting pulled over by the cops. Obviously she doesn’t always stick to the letter of the law herself, as we already know she’s been involved in at least… Read more »

brian
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brian

And then today’s show…aleix and Sean are being abused..but did Nicolas buy and privatize the prison? What gives ?

Emma Jones
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Emma Jones

They were the same age when they went to Lila’s Kids day camp, and then they just aged Cam and Joss! I always thought that was so weird

Steve
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Steve

He was also on the contract section of the cast credits on Friday’s episode. (So still is Wes Ramsey but I’ll stay focused).

Have to keep those spellings straight…
Nikolas: character played by Mary’s Coloma
Nicolas: Bechtel – thanks for many enjoyable years
Nicholas: Chavez – welcome & time to jump start the stale teen set.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Congratulations to Nicholas Alexander Chavez on achieving the role of Spencer Cassadine. I am sure he will be wonderful in the role!

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m glad Spencer is back on the scene but not sure about “how” he’s back. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out it was him doing all these dastardly deeds to split up his father and Ava though.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

It’s about time! With all the other kids aged up to being teenagers, I was wondering when Spencer would join the ranks. And given the GH casting department’s talent for finding phenomenal young actors, I have high hopes for NuSpencer.

Now if only they could bring back Tyler Christopher as Nikolas, that would be wonderful. Marcus Coloma is still not cutting it for me as Nik, I’m not sure what it is about him but he just doesn’t suit the role.

Dennis
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Dennis

Bechtel actually is a teenager – He’s 16, I think. He looks younger though. Agree about Nikolas, but I think the ship has sailed for Tyler 🙁

Cook
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Cook

I agree Marcus C. is not a good fit for the Nicholas role.

Carrie
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Carrie

Maybe because Marcus looks so young compared to Tyler Christopher. Now they s.o.r.a.s. Spencer and they’re going to look like siblings rather than father and son.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Carrie
You make a very valid point here.Hard to see them as father and son, and what does he have against Ava, as she and his dad resolved things and fell in love, why are his jockeys in such a twist?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, as I recall, Spencer turned on Ava when she accepted plastic surgery for her burns in exchange for not testifying who “killed” Nikolas. So, if he can forgive his father (has he?), why not forgive Ava as well? Unless I’m missing something.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
I had forgotten all about that. Thanks for the reminder. You are right again.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jimmy
I also miss Tyler and although I like Marcus, he does look the almost 10 years between he and Ava.

aria
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aria

can we get Emma back too, she’s college age and it would make sense for her to move away from home and go to school in port Charles. she has grandma Anna, grandpa Robert and Uncle Mac all in the east coast.

Bethany Wiley
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Bethany Wiley

I really like the new Spencer

Lisa
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Lisa

The new Spencer is a great addition to the cast. He really looks like Cassadine royalty!! I look forward to seeing him in scenes with his father and Ava.

Emma Jones
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Emma Jones

While I will always love the old Spencer, wasn’t the same age as Joss way back when? Didn’t they go to Lila’s day camp together?? I’m really liking the new Spenser and looking forward to all the fun summer scenes! Gotta say really want to see Jason and Britt together again… great chemistry! Nice to see Sam and Liz bonding!

Timmm
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Timmm

Its okay, this kid looks more like he could be Marcus Coloma’s son than Tyler Christophers. I’m sure Bechtel has many other opportunities. If Chavez sucks it will go hand in hand with the recast of Nicholas with the hiring of Coloma. Tyler Christopher isnt hirable. I STILL dont know why they couldnt bring back Nick Stabile. He was actually better than Tyler. But, we the viewers dont have a say, like it or not! Lets give Mr. Chavez a chance and see what he’s got.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm
I actually liked Nick Stabile, especially when he and Ava met on the plane to Valentine’s island, when Nickolas was supposedly killed. I thought they made a much better looking couple than Ava and Marcas Coloma. I remember a lot of the fans didn’t care for Stabile, go figure!

Steve
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Steve

Violet
The issue with Stabile likely had more to do with the age difference with Genie than chemistry with Ava. Although there’s only an 18 month age difference between Stabile and Tyler Christopher, Stabile appeared even older.

Genie Francis (along with Lynn Herring and Kristina Wagner) is aging like fine wine. Marcus Coloma is actually the right age for Nikolas, but arguably looks even younger.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
Fortunate for those two ladies you mentioned. I’ve always said it’s the men that age like fine wine, but the ladies age like old cheese! Every time I pass a mirror, I go, omg, who’s that old hag there?

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D.Banks1215@aol.com

GH, I have been watching for decades, I do not like that look of Jason and Carley getting married we understand the reason but it is time for Sonny to come home!!! Let him fall hit his head and let his memories come back something. Let Jason and Brit get back together and she finds out she pregnant with Jason baby. Find someone new for Jax other than Nina. No, no, no marriage for Jason and Carley doesn’t look right Nooooooooo!!!!!!

Char cooper
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Char cooper

He could have smiled,very handsome btw.

Barbara Henry
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Barbara Henry

Nu Spencer should at least wear glasses to look a little like previous Spencer. It would make the re-casting of actor easier to accept.

Perry B
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Perry B

Changing Spencer was a HUGE error. No one can act or steel a simple scene like Nicolas Bechtel. He’s 16 and could absolutely play an 18 year old if needed. He has grown quite a bit and his looks have totally matured. Nicholas Chavez is no Spencer. He is most likely a new actor. It certainly comes across as if he’s learning to act. That would be fine for a new character, but it’s absolutely impossible for him to be Spencer. Definitely no longer interested in his storyline. I’ll just fast forward my DVR through those parts until I see… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Worst thing so far about this SORASing/recast?

Everybody in town (except Trina & her mom, apparently) knows Spencer. Most of them are related to him, by one means or another. And yet he’s all over town… in a crowded nightclub, at the pier, at the cemetery, in a public park, and nobody’s recognized him yet??

The odds of that happening are about the same as a blizzard here in Hell within the next week.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

After today’s show and his treatment of Ava, I am so glad we have a new Spencer. I could never see the “real” Spencer act in such a dispicable way, especially claiming to love his father and then going so far out to make him so miserable and unhappy. I think Ava is not buying his act, but has not thought he’d go so far.

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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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