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OLTL New Additions: Paolo Seganti, Amber Skye Noyes & Alice Callahan – What Are Your Impressions?

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So this week on One Life to Live as the story unfolded, we got to see a little more revealed about the newest arrivals in Llanview, and the new characters who will be instrumental in the lives of some of the core characters!  You can catch this week’s episodes on Hulu and iTunes!

As the World Turns favorite, Paolo Seganti is  now playing Arturo Bandini on One Life with a connection and a past to the dead, Brianna Marland.   And this week, he seems to be taking an interest to Dani (Kelley Missal), or is he?  Who do you think Arturo really is, or what he is really wants in Llanview?

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Amber Skye Noyes also debuted over the last few episodes of One Life as Michelle. The girl who gave Matthew (Robert Gorrie) a runaround, who he met on the Internet.  Jeffrey (Corbin Bleu) doesn’t trust her, but Matthew seems to be open to giving Michelle a second chance at proving herself. But what is her agenda and motive? True desire for Matthew? Or, something else?

Alice Callahan’s first appearances as Kate were about hitting the sheets with young Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta). After their romp, we learn Kate is Jack’s summer school teacher.  Then the duo’s heat for each other seems to continue even after we learn he is her student  … in the classroom!  She doesn’t seem to care and either does Jack! 

Som we ask you One Life fans and viewers, what are your impressions of Seganti, Noyes and Callahan? Thumbs up in their role? Or, not digging it?  Do you think these characters can provide and generate story for your favorites as well, and shake up the canvas? Let us know!

 

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I like the summer school teacher storyline with Jack, don’t care about Michelle/Matthew storyline and Don’t want to see Dani getting involved with an older man. Would like Dani/Matthew back together tho’. Want more Natalie/Liam/John McBain story. Watched Classic OLTL this morning and it reminded me once again how much a creep Cutter is and how much John McBain & Natalie Buchanan go together!! JOLIE lives!

Not digging any of them just yet. Would rather see some former cast members brought back (those who are available/willing to come back). There are enough newbies for now. Still can’t get used to the new Matthew.

Love that the show is back regardless.

SPOILER ALERT! Arturo is really Walker Lawrence and he is going after Dani as revenge against Victor for taking over his identity years ago…Michelle will use Mathew: she’s involved in Llanviews drug ring! Also, Kate is more than a substitute teacher…she is involved heavily in porn, and is secretly taping her ‘moments’ with an unsuspecting Jack and selling it on the internet under the title ‘Dirty Lessons’. Im just kidding…lol! Im guessing but probably wrong…lol

meant summer school…

Wasn’t Walker Lawrence a.k.a. Walker Flynn killed in the penthouse elevator crash by then Todd/Victor? Isn’t it soon time for Mitch Lawrence to show up? 😉

I like your other ideas. I’d like to see more blasts form the past. The writers need to crank things up a few notches. Lyndsay should call Nora’s radio talk show.

You should write for the show….what you just came up with is more interesting that what they’ve been depicting – submit your ideas, write them a script….these writers need help.

Thanks…current shows arent written by the new writers yet…hopefully when their episodes finally air we’ll see some improvement…i want to see Blair on the phone with Starr(even if Starr isnt shown) and i want Viki to sometimes mention her other children, especially Jessica…and i want Bo and co. learn more about Victors kidnapping, how is death was faked, and that Allison Perkins was involved. The storys are somewhat interesting and i loved that Tea/Dani scenes where they were in Tea’s kitchen but the show feels like the actors are working with half a script…a puzzle with missing pieces, imo.

@jimh…i’ts half a script more than the first couple of weeks worth! LOL…

O.K.! lol

Jimh I like some of your ideas. Hopefully the writers will get wind of them and maybe use one or two. Especially the Walker Lawerance idea.

Thanks…i wish that too.

Is hulu still showing new episodes of OLTL & AMC? I saw new episode of OLTL it was Chapter 9 Part 1&2 (that was last week).. Couldn’t see any this week for Chapter 10 part (1&2) , that would be next on OLTL…I phoned hulu yesterday and they said they didn’t have anymore new episodes right now.. Maybe when they get back from hitaus in Aug. they will resume with new episodes. Hulu said probably will in Aug. But right now all they have is the episodes we have already seen. What is your imput on this??????????????? Please reply!

I havent watched since last week myself…im going to tune in tonight after a family party and see if its new or not. i missed a few episodes be4.

I shouldve added to this: David would buy the porn tape but Dorian finds it, learns David is addicted to internet porn, plays the tape and gets an eyeful. Disgusted that it involves her nephew, she shows Blair who is shocked, beats Kates ass, and goes to jail but her lawyer Tea gets her out. Kate the porn star is exposed(pun intended) lol

@Keith – Mitch Lawrence is dead, shot by Natalie and for our sakes “DO NOT BRING HIM BACK!” I’ve watched OLTL episodes at the first of the week and they are right on schedule. This coming Monday will be the next installment for the week. I don’t believe that because they are on hiatus there won’t be any new shows until they get back-PLEASE keep tuned in!! I did read the new writers won’t have scenes until August when they come back from hiatus. I will keep watching, hope they bring John McBain back, even if they have to recast!!

Mitch cant come back…he went to Hell the last we seen him unless he has a twin…

Jim Todd did not Steal Walkers identity he BOUGHT it! Todd bought His likeness and Family history so he could get revenge against Mitch for trying to kill him

lol…knew this would be you! I just thought it as a harmless rewritten storyline possibility…i love stories with twists and turns.

I cut myself off too soon…i thought maybe even Walker had an unknown twin who sold Walkers identity against his knowledge, and its the twin Cane who was shot and allegedly killed by R.H. (Todd). Walker altered his own appearance and killed Cane(posing as Victor) framing Todd for it. At this time Victor was already kidnapped by this tatoo organization that Cane was a part of. Cane wanted more money but took over Victors life instead. Walker, looking for Victor, confronted him then realizing it was Cane, decided to have him murdered by framingTodd for it because he found out how much Todd hated Victor. Later learning Victor was alive and in Llanview but has run away, Walker/Arturo arrived in town with his new face and identity as he plots his revenge againt Victor for paying Cane to take over Walkers identity. He shot at Blair and is now going after Dani, then others he knows Victor cares about. Something like that. But we all know none will turn out that way…or do we?

Good additions to the show. The writing seems to be getting better, but still would like some explantions to Starr and Jessica absence.

I love the s/l with Jack and his teacher Kate. She is hot and so far I am digging her and the acting is good. Even Andrew T’s acting is better with her IMO.
I don’t mind the new girl Michelle either but we will see where that goes. Paolo Seganti is just OK so far. I never watched him on ATWT but I always thought he was very handsome from photos but I don’t care for the greasy hair look.

I am sorry to say Michael, but as happy as I am that OLTL is breathing another life online, I couldn’t be more disappointed with the writing and the direction of the storylines. I am still commited to watching the show, but I feel there needs to be some constructive criticism to improve the show. Many people are talking about how the stories on both AMC and OLTL are faster paced. While I agree somewhat on AMC, which I think it doing a much better job at balancing the characters and stories, the same cannot be said at all about OLTL. The stories are actually very slow paced for a show that’s only 30 minutes and only shows 2 episodes per week. Everything about the nighclub scenes is boring and repetitive. There’s nothing interesting about watching new DJs and singing acts, and people getting it on and taking drugs. It could be more compelling, but it’s just not moving forward or making the best use of veteran characters/actors. It seems like a place holder, while they wait for better storylines to appear. Too much attention is put on the death of this Brianna Marland character whom we saw I think in once episode. I’m sorry, but I don’t care. Again, sorry for my honest opinion here, but this is not the One Life to Live I love and admire. I hope that once they go back in the studio later this summer, the writing has been refreshed and invigorated with more compelling drama.

In other words the writing stinks.
Thank you moosebird for phrasing it so kindly.
Close-ups of an eloborate Drink being mixed at the bar do not a
storyline make.
I think the actors are all doing their best but they most certainly
deserve better working scripts than what’s been aired thus far.

Agreed 100%

Moosebird, I agree with you 100%. I love oLTL and will not give up on it. But the only stories I like are Bo/Nora and Vicki/Clint , Dorian/David (but not keen on the possiblilty of Rama and David. I like David being funny. The story about Victor is too dark, not enjoying it but Roger is doing a great job. The Michele story line has improved and I do really like Jeffrey. But the young generation takes up 90% of airtime. Hate Shelter- I read my email while the shelter scenes are on, and “Facebook.” I hope the new writers are better. But, that said, thank you, thank you, thank you Prospect Park//TOLN for bringing it back. You’re scoring a home run with AMC, please fix OLTL.

The younger gen and older gen are very well balanced..
The heavy good stories are revolve around the older vets..
Most the stories are great stories for the older and the vets..

the younger stories are with their children which also include the older.
The balance is good and more so with the older because they are also included in with younger stories besides their (the older) stories ….

Yes I kind of agree too. There is too much Shelter story line and it is not working. The citizens of Llanview and their actors deserve better. Please clean it up before it is too late.

So happy both shows are back. To all the negative nelly’s please keep it to yourselves. No one is forcing you to watch the shows if you are not happy with them.

I agree moosebird….su0000??????? Since the show’s EP JPepperman listened about the cusing sure wish she’d pay attention to the fans when we say SHELTER SUCKS!!!! I’ve not enjoyed one of those scenes. I miss Capricorn and RODI’S!! I’ll stick with OLTL and the ups and downs tho’ love it! Thank you also to PP and TOLN!

Plus there are like NO SETS! Why in the world would Vicki and Nora be having dinner at that stupid SHELTER? Think about it — everyone is either at the apartment of Mathew and Dani or at SHELTER – it’s so absurd! Isn’t there any restaurant in town? A park nearby? A gas station? Even Mayberry had more interesting sights.
On ALL MY CHILDREN, everyone is at Jane’s Coffee shop having coffee, or meeting for dinner at Jane’s Coffee Shop, or going for a jog and ending up at Jane’s Coffee Shop, or stopping for breakfast at Jane’s Coffee Shop, or having an informal business meeting…..at Jane’s Coffee shop. So, in Pine Valley the exciting attraction seems to be Jane’s Coffee Shop and on OLTL you can just drink till you pass out at SHELTER.
GET SOME new sets please!

Arturo: I think he brings a needed energy and age to Llanview, but the hair–disgusting. I wouldn’t touch it, much less go near him sexually, and I am older and wiser than a twenty-something girl who doesn’t mind being kept. There is no way any law student would let a guy with that much vile pomade or dippity-doo near her. Gross.

Michelle–boring as a box of hair. She seems insipid and dull and I can’t imagine there is anything else to her except a possible trip to psychotown, which is pretty boring in and of itself. The world’s best young psycho was Hannah, and they sadly got rid of her.

Kate: Unconscionable, sordid and illegal. Jack is a minor. I can turn on the news if I want to see stories of teen boys being molested by unstable female teachers. I am sure there is more to it than that, but I find the idea of statutory rape disgusting, even when it is Jack, who I think is one of the most loathesome kids on soaps. Whether or not he is close to the age of consent and wanted her and was willing or anything else, she is an adult and his teacher and it is absolutely sickening. I am one step away from a libertine–I am all for threesomes, and Rama and Vimal’s open marriage, and BDSM and anything else edgy, but a teacher having sex with a minor child is downright obscene in my opinion and I find it offensive.

All that complaining and yet you watched, with great attention, to have such an in depth complaint you do not miss a moment… lol go figure..

You seem to have an obsession with hair…Aruro’s is disgusting and Michelle is as “boring as a box of hair.” What exactly is a box of hair??? LOL.

And I diisagree….hair (here we go again…) gelled or not…to me the actor is quite stunning!

Arturo

Honestly, I have to agree with Jessica. Sleeze ball equates greasy hair. Dry bread new girl = possible psycho. I won’t even touch the teacher – we know where that will go. But how can Jack just be prey when he was a bully before? Something feels off and the connection to OLTL feels broken.

How many soap devices do I need to see that I’ve seen before? Do these writers have no imagination? Why take us down the disturbing roads, instead of focus on Jeffrey and Vicki uncovering corruption, or Destiny and Nat truly being torn between being moms and work? It seems all so lazy to me to make characters so stupid and naiive, and simply falling into traps in order to make the plot easier or happen.

I know Nat was in the tattoo shop because she’ll probably be the one who will investigate “Victor’s” tattoo/dead body with Bo, and remember ahhh that tat guy had a private client. I can see the story coming and that’s just insulting. I hope I’m wrong.

I’m a writing major and it’s so annoying to see this. There isn’t any resistance. There isn’t any real drama.

They’re all good. But I particularly thought Paolo Seganti was amazing. Never saw him before and his acting was just so natural and believable.

and I “thought” his acting…(so annoying that you can’t edit these comments…grrrr…) also like to add the man is gorgeous!

Damian Grimaldi, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!

Maybe 20 years ago in 1993 when he first wooed Lily in Italy.

I am into all the new characters !!
They are mysterious !

Both, AMC and OL are awesome!
They both have my full attention, and I like all the stories!

Love Paolo Seganti. He is great as the “bad” guy. He was wonderful on ATWT as Damian Grimaldi.

I think “Michelle” has a lot of potential. The actress is a talented singer/songwriter. I hope she gets to sing on the show. I think her sound would fit in a lot better than the singer that has been at Shelter. “Michelle” could perform at the coffee shop. Found her own site: http://www.amberskyemusic.com

I like Arturo and Kate, but Michelle is sort of boring to me. I just don’t see the chemistry between her and Matthew. Kate’s whack, but Andrew, as Jack, seems to light up playing opposite her. I agree with the comments about the greasy hair on Paolo and hope it isn’t an indication of his character. He’s a great actor, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

Giving it time. But, I as a first impression I am not bowled over by the Michelle character. Kate resembles Blair in a way which makes her involvement with Jack a little creepy (well, more so than just a student/teacher affair). Arturo, again…giving it time to see where they go with the character.

Arturo just has that creep factor for me. I just think he’s a “dirty old man,” going after young girls. Michelle and Matthew, I really dislike this pairing . No chemistry. She is boring. Jack and Kate, the storyline is interesting. Teacher attracted to student, forbidden, yet it happens in real life and that’s a good storyline. I like Jeffrey with Destiny, really happy with them as a couple.

I doubt moving forward Michelle is going to be boring; there’s probably a lot more to her and the storyline…

Since she’s pointed Matthew towards a mansion and doesn’t have much nice clothes to wear. I can bet she’s poor Cinderella wanting a rich prince. 🙂

I really really just wish instead of bringing on new people they would have just brought back some of our old friends….like Jessica,Rex,Gigi,John,Starr etc!

I think it’s too soon to tell about the new characters. I don’t dislike them and who they are now may not be who they are later. I hope that they shake things up in Llanview.

I see some criticisms and I think we are extremely lucky to have the shows back. There will always be parts and actors we don’t like there were when they were on TV. I am just so happy to have them back and think they will keep getting better

I dont get it. The ONE thing viewers clamor for…and want…is vets. Established characters that viewers love and have a connection to. And they go ahead and hire actors from other shows in pointless, throwaway roles. WHY does no one involved in soap production get it??????

Wait, we have vets. I don’t mind new characters being brought on to give the people on the canvas story.

a lot of the vets have moved on…and/or away. IF the new shows are successful and they can afford to expand the cast perhaps more will join or be available. vets come and go even on ABC.

I think the new cast members are good enough actors. Not crazy about this story line with Jack and his teacher, but when Blair finds out……. Then it will get good.
Speaking of Blair, since Roger is leaving the show, and the whole Tomas thing ended, Why not bring max back to Llanview? They have a lot of chemistry and history, besides Blair could use a good story line, that doesn’t include Todd. I like RH. & his character, but since He’s not staying, and they’ve been doing Todd and Blair for years it’s time for a return. And while their bringing back vets how about Foxy Roxy, and Cutter’s Mother Alex? They always bring fun and excitement with them.

I really, really don’t know why Ilene Kristen isn’t back as Roxie. I LOVED her character. She and Natalie are still tied together and had a good relationship. Roxie and Viki even formed a friendship. I think my only concern would be if the new writers could capture Roxie as well as RC did…but, I am pretty sure Ilene could bring her game to the table.

Even if she popped up once in a while it would make my day.

I dont like any of them, poor acting and writing.

pablo intrigues me — the rest meh

I watch the old episodes in the morning and I miss the old OLTL.. Vicki , Clint, Todd Blair Dorian and David, love them. But I the new Matt and Destiny don’t fly. There acting is fine, but I’m not convinced. Destiny was is high school having a baby, and now she’s drinking with Natalie? The ages don’t work and neither do the babies age. Why is Natale living alone, when they all lived in Llandfair happily raising their children? The loss of Mcbain is hugh. As is Starr. I love the show, I’ve watched it since the 70’s, but somethng is missing. Maybe its Frank’s writing. Maybe it’s that I have to borrow my kids laptop to watch and I cannot fast forward the commericals, or that after a commerical the screen goes black and I have to go in and out of HULU to continue. Does anyone else have a problem? The Newbie Michelle, Eh. I am fine with Jack and the teacher. I think it could be interesting. I agree about the bar scenes, too many.

Not giving up though. You cannot love these characters and not follow, but I guess what ABC did still bothers me. You killed a show when it was at its best. Have to watch soapnet to enjoy Rex and Gigi, Starr and john mcbain…etc

I agree with some of the stuff you said…Mathew and Destiny was around Jacks age when on abc…Now they are older and Jacks still in high school.

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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