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Wes Ramsey Joins General Hospital!

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More intriguing casting news this week from General Hospital! 

Wes Ramsey has been cast in the newly created role of Peter August.

Ramsey, who is known to soap audiences for his role as Sam on Guiding Light, as well as Days of our Lives and on the digital drama series, Venice, will begin appearing on the ABC soap in a key November sweeps storyline.

Look for Ramsey to show up on the November 14th episode.

As fans have witnessed over the last several months on social media, Wes is currently dating GH’s Laura Wright (Carly).  Will Carly and Peter cross paths in story?

The talented actor took to his Twitter feed after TV Line exclusively revealed the casting news today stating: “An exciting new chapter!!!”, and “So thrilled to finally be able to share this!!! Port Charles is a dream come true!!! #grateful

So, what do you think of Wes joining GH? What type of character will he play, and who do you think he will be linked with in story? Comment below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

Who cares anymore…come on GH…where is Empthany? Alice?..Lucas , Brad and Felix…why get rid of Dylan and Hayden?..lets see more of Laura and Kevin…’loved it when laura had a gun and taunted Valentin!!!…well, at least its GL and not a former OLTL actor-lol

rose
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rose

Jimh…I have come to the conclusion it is GH in name only.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Well said, Jimh. GH should have a revolving door out front. Sadly for the good ones they unwisely let go and for the new ones that dock for a while. It’s ridiculous.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I won’t pretend to claim I watched every epi of GL but I couldn’t remember him. There’s a reason. Both wiki and IMDB have him at less than ten episodes. Blink much?

I wish every actor well. So I’ll do the same hear. But it’s not the return of Tom Pelphrey, is it?

blake
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blake

I wish Tom Pelphrey was on a soap again. He’s too talented and handsome not to be.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Sam was Olivia Spencer’s brother. I think he was on GL for more than ten episodes.

Jovin
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Jovin

No. He played Olivia’s brother for almost 2 years and returned for guest spots too. This is going back 17 years, mind you. I like him as an actor. I had NO idea whatsoever that he was dating Wright!! Viewers have spoken…..they do not like short term stunt casting that goes nowhere. Why not look at the canvas, and see some holes that need filled, and THEN bring in some of these bigger name actors? For instance, Lucky is gone. This actor is in that age range. Lucky is a character viewers WANT to see, and is a character that… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

IMDB is wrong (as it often is, unfortunately, in regard to soaps–and it wasn’t that way in the early days, so I don’t know what happened). WR played Sam, Olivia’s younger brother, for about two years, on contract, circa 2000. It was when Claire Labine was the head writer. Sam was part of the teen set at the time and involved in a triangle with Marah and Tony. After GL, he did some independent movies but then sort of disappeared (or maybe I wasn’t paying attention to the right sources of information), other than Crystal Chappell’s web soap Venice. He’s… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Ack, the kids. Never pay much attention.

Thanks for the memory jog.

Jovin
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Jovin

Laura was married for many many years. I believe she divorced in 15 or 16. Regarding your comment of them being “sold on the concept”….I totally agree, and isn’t it sad? I am loving the show actually right now, even though it has actually come full circle back to the Guza/Phelps vision of the Sonny/Carly/Brain Damaged Murderer Jason. I don’t get it. Fans have LOUDLY proclaimed their dislike and disdain for that version of GH. Message boards are there for people to read, and you can’t tell me that the powers that be don’t read them, so WHY is the… Read more »

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Wes Ramsey was a contract player for several years on GL and on way, way more than 10 episodes. Wiki and IMDB are flat-out wrong. He played good guy Sam, an aspiring journalist who worked at the local newspaper with Holly. He was the younger brother of Olivia (Crystal Chappell) and tried unsuccessfully to keep her on the straight and narrow. He was in a love triangle with Marah (Reva’s daughter) and bad-boy Tony (Jordi Vilasuso). Marah, of course, went for the bad boy and broke his heart. He’s a fine actor, very likable and watchable.

k/kay
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k/kay

I tell you old Frankie runs actors thru their like I was a kid again at a cattle auction !!!!

JK
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JK

I AGREE…WHO NEXT??? INSTEAD OF A GREAT STORY LINE FOR GOOD ACTORS,,,,FINISH THEIR STORY, MOVE THEM OUT AND HIRE NEW???????

su0000
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su0000

Never seen or heard of the guy..
but! he has a great body so I’m fine with him..

I like new characters.. they always bring secrets and new stories and change things up.

the recent characters added seem to be short stay..

Matrice Carmack
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Matrice Carmack

noooo Sonny and Carly must stay together. this guy will ruin things!!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, su,
Never heard of him either…I looked him up. What a hunk!! He looks sooo young!!
There’s a picture of him with LW. I thought he was her son. HaHa……not that much age difference; but, he does not look his age. Very youthful appearance; comparatively speaking, that is.

aria
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aria

maybe he will car pool to work w/ laura, he’s a cutie, welcome to GH.

blake
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blake

I had no idea Wes Ramsey was dating Laura Wright. Interesting since they were on Guiding Light together like 15 years ago (geez!) when his character Sam was interested in her character Cassie’s niece Marah.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

Another new character? Don’t care. Where are the lovely Laura and Kevin? Where are Bobbie, Mac, Scotty, Felicia, Lucy, Monica, Brad, lucas, Molly, TJ????
Characters disappear for weeks or months at a time.

brian
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brian

people tend to do that in real life as well…….

Satan
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Satan

I read a rumor elsewhere that they might be bringing this guy on as a Nikolas recast, in an attempt to redeem Val the Bastard from being a murderer. Considering Claudette – the other person Val was said to have murdered – is also rumored to be returning, this would be consistent. Perhaps both of them were stashed in the Russian clinic, since we know Val has some influence there…… and even if this guy is not a Nikolas recast (I don’t think they should bother with the character until Tyler is available) he might be involved with the clinic… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

He’s gorgeous, sexy and talented but GH already has too many men. We have two Jasons and only one Sam. Lizzy is with Franco and so one of those three men will be the odd one out.
Amy’s brother is coming to the canvas, Tamara Braun is coming back as Oscar’s mum and Brie Williamson is coming back as Claudette.

Timmm
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Timmm

“General Whosepital?”

Patrick
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Patrick

whoo whoo

thank you

Maca
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Maca

He was ok on gl but the writing was dumb at that point. Where is tom pelphrey? He was so good on gl!!

Matrice Carmack
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Matrice Carmack

nooooo dont bring him in to messs Carly and Sonny up.
oit for it

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Don’t need any new faces on GH!!! We have good actors on now and do not need newbies…

Rodd
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Rodd

I loved him on GL and everything else I have seen him in! I hope he isn’t going to be a wedge for Sonny and Carly. I wouldn’t mind him being a Nicolas recast, since I think that character is sorely needed in PC, but I also liked Nick Suble (sp?) when he finished out Nic’s story line. Hope Wes’ character is on for more than a month and isn’t involved with the Russian clinic. That being said, I have the feeling that GH is the show where out-of-work actors apply for bit-parts just so they qualify for their cards… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I’m thinking he may be Oscar’s father…Tamara Braun probably his mom…both will come in contact with Sonny and Carly.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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