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William deVry On His New GH Role: "I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options …"

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The soap world has been abuzz on the casting of soap veteran William deVry in the brand new role of “Derek Wells” on General Hospital! Fans will first see deVry on-screen on the July 30th episode of the ABC soap.

Soap Opera Digest chatted exclusively with deVry and got his thoughts on his new GH character, and why he did not choose to go to the revival of All My Children, when there was some talk that he might play the ghost of Michael Cambias!

deVry related,  “I wouldn’t have done All My Children in that capacity just because I’ve been doing so much prime-time  …  But a four-year contract with a show that’s on an upswing with a new regime, I’d definitely go for that!”

On his new GH character, William stated, “I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options who is in the thick of things right away, as soon as he gets into town.”

So anymore thoughts on what will happen when “Derek Wells” hits the town of Port Charles? Are you happy about William’s decision to sign on to General Hospital with a four year contract? Comment below!

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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

He is very handsome!!!!!

Could he play Sam Mcall father?

Bonnie
Bonnie

No he will not be Sam’s father. That reveal comes this Monday!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

well BONNIE

HES A JEROME AND HE LOOKS LIKE SAM

WE WILL SEE IF HES SAM MCALL FATHER!!

sarah
sarah

And yet, he is her Father! Which is so silly since William is only 8 years older than Kelly! I think previously the smallest age gap between “parent and child” was the also silly Lisa and Dominic & they’re 9 years apart iirc.

I don’t think they look alike, but different people see different things, for sure :0) It is so hard to not like Derek/Julian since William is so yummy – and the character really seems to want his family. Siiigh! :0)

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Very very god-looking

Sexy!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Wow– you’ve seen god- and he looks like a hunky soap actor. LOL

I kid- I know you meant good looking– and yes I agree very good looking and sexy– hopefully the character will be on for a long time.

boes
boes

And here I thought God looked like Peter Bergman…

sarah
sarah

Oh my stars yes! I’m hoping for more scenes of him in his boxer briefs. 😀

@boes – Peter is a gorgeous man too! I swear he gets better looking the older he gets. Love him!!

Sandy
Sandy

He played intense scenes as Michael Cambias on AMC and it could have worked into a good storyline but he felt GH was a better opportunity. Can’t blame him for that and if AMC ever wants to reinstall his character, I think enough time has past that his character could be replayed by someone else. Good luck William on your new endeavor.

Krisid
Krisid

I’ll bet He is cast as Sam’s Daddy……..YOWZA !!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Nope another Q

aria
aria

this show needs to concentrate on the talent it already has, it doesn’t need new people.

BTripp
BTripp

He’s a great actor and very handsome. I am interested to see how his character fits into the current canvas.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hes Jason!!! Hes Sams Daddy!!! I actually like the suspense of really not knowing!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“suspense”

is whetting the appetite.

he was that good on AMC.

make haste.

va-va voom… Yikes!

Lawrence
Lawrence

Who cares really about this new 4 year long character

sarah
sarah

I don’t understand the question, what do you mean “new 4 year long character”?

Rcraig
Rcraig

Definitely Sam’s daddy! So happy to see him back on soaps,

Jay
Jay

Recast Steven Webber?

John
John

Love how actors praise the 4 year contract. Contracts can end every 13 weeks. That is not job security. However I am interested to seee what this role is all about

GHLover
GHLover

Oooo i can se him with Carly , Ava , Alexis , Lucy or even Tracy!! Wow wow wow! Gh is getting so hot! Loving Ava Jerome and Brick (Brit and Nickolas)!! Now if they would just get rid of Sonny it would be perfect.

su0000
su0000

wow!
a 4yr contract.. GH has a long term outlook!!
He will bring much to GH, I can’t wait for his start..
His character will bring us new adventures!!
I love change, it keeps all moving and interesting!!

Mk
Mk

He is too young to sams dad. Steve webber at a 4 yr contract works.

JustSaying
JustSaying

His character will be dead in 4 to 6 months. Just like all the other characters he played on AMC and BB.

Sorry to say, but still…

sarah
sarah

Well, hopefully you’re wrong! :0) Why does someone always have to come poop all over something others are excited about? Boo on the Debbie Downers!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Aria, I agree with you. Didn’t GH bring Genie Francis on board during the 50th anniv. hoopla–and have we seen much of her since? That’s what spiked the ratings. But what a let down! A badly–maybe hastily?–written “adventure” per the Cassadine kidnapping of Lulu–WITH LIMITED INTERACTION WITH THEIR STAR DRAWS–“LUKE AND LAURA.”
And then TPTB had the audacity to marry Scotty and Laura. Huh?????? And then the ratings took a nosedive–and TPTB hid Laura in a closet or something. Didn’t see her for ages. And now Dullsville, USA with Deception storyline. Huh????
Wake up, people. Genie Francis is incandescent and lovely–and a GREAT, DYNAMIC ACTRESS. Don’t you get it? The audience has waited for her for years–and she has waited for years to act again on the show that the Luke and Laura story saved. Give her a story WITH LUKE.
I’m sure the new actor under a FOUR YEAR CONTRACT??? is fine. But why not use the characters the fans know and love. I understand Genie was given a contract–wondering if it was for four years. Use your noggins, TPTB. Don’t you want success for GH? Don’t you care about the fans at all? Or Genie? Poor Genie.

Patrick
Patrick

Genie Francis…

amid fanfare and Hoopla… with the expectation that Laura… would meld effortlessly back in our hearts….

she still has that skill… and acting chops…

for the life of me… she was perfect on Y&R….

why didn’t the writers on GH.. “copy” her work in Genoa City?

it’s like she’s already had drama with everybody…. the shooting of Nicholas… the kidnapping of Lulu… and well… it’s not going to happen with Luke. her mom came and went. Bobby visited…. these things happened faster than a blink of an eye.

I honestly can’t think of what they could do… it’s a shame.

so? they’re squandering her talent.

rebecca1
rebecca1

old post, new response. I wasn’t familiar with William deVry but I’m loivng him! Great actor; subtle, yet expressive by conveying all different sides to his persona. Great looking as well; hope they “rekindle” Julian & Alexis. Great potential storyline with rival mob bosses/enemiew who have common family members! Should be interesting with many divided loyalties, conflicting emotions.

rebecca1
rebecca1

and that would be enemies…not enemiew…(unless you read it with a fake French accent. 🙂 )

melissa
melissa

William devry is possibly the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE……

Jean
Jean

OH GOODNESS WHAT A GREAT CHOICE IN WILLIAM. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIS CHARACTER!!! MAY HAVE TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT BEING A BEARS FAN THOUGH!!!

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In news no wants who loves his work in daytime wants to hear, Daytime Emmy winner, and one of the best actors we know, Tyler Christopher (Ex-Stefan, DAYS and Ex-Nikolas, GH) has been arrested and ended up in jail on his birthday on November 11th.

According to a report via TMZ,Tyler ‘was arrested in Martinsville, Indiana Monday night — on his 47th birthday — and booked for public intoxication.’  Christopher and his family have been living in Indiana.

The report also says that Christopher is still in jail at the moment, while the outlet posted his mug shot.

Most recently, Tyler played Stefan DiMera on DAYS before being replaced by Brandon Barash. Previously, he played Nikolas Cassadine for 20 years up until 2016.

We will keep you posted on this developing story.

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With the return of the mighty Hughes comes some intriguing romantic storypoints in that: the man who proposed to Anna before she left Port Charles, Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), has found out that he is a father to Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) child.  Previously, he thought the child had died, but Hayden lied and thus the two have moved from icy towards each other, to growing closer.

What will happen when Anna finds out what has gone in Port Charles while she was away?

ABC and GH released this week’s promo which teases a moment where Anna announces she has returned while Finn and Hayden are together.  You can check that out below.

Now that Finola is back, what are your hopes for Anna in story? Finding the bad guys and finding love with Finn, or will her story take another twist and turn that no one saw coming? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

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