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William deVry Wraps At General Hospital Thanks Cast, Producers & Fans For Last Seven Years As Julian Jerome

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While rumors have been swirling for weeks that William deVry is exiting General Hospital, it appears from his post on Twitter on Thursday evening that he has finished his run on the ABC daytime drama series as Julian Jerome.

As viewers know, Julian has been in a whole heap of trouble with secrets that could explode involving Nelle, Wiley, and tampering with the breaks that led to his son, Lucas’ coma last year.

In his post. Will shared a photo of him about to leave ABC Prospect Studios and shared this: “Much love to  @valentinifrank @GeneralHospital @NancyLeeGrahn @dom_zamprogna @lldubs @phideaux_xavier @GenieFrancis@kinshriner @haleypullos @RealEdenMccoy @_lexiainsworth  & everyone 4 all the love last 7 years.  Fans MADE #Julexis & Julian.. 4ever.”

 

Viewers of GH will have to wait to see just how Julian exits the series.  No word on when Will’s final airdate will be.  Several of his co-stars including: Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Mark Lawson, Marc Anthony Samuel and Eden McCoy took to Twitter to comment on Will’s photo and post this evening as well wishing him all the best as he moves on to new endeavors and roles.

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) who along with Will, created the popular duo know as “Julexis” tweeted to Will on his departure:  “Much love back to u my hot sexy partner who helped make r senior sex the hottest thing for 3 yrs straight. Nobody can throw this 60 yr old against a wall like u did, gather a freaking #Julexisarmy like we did & live to tell about it. #julexis made ageism stupid & experience sick.

So, what do you think about Will leaving GH?  What will happen to Julian? Share your thoughts via the comment section, but first check out Will’s message below.

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The writers have written him into a corner. Good riddance. It will provide LOTS of story. Maybe Lucas will put in a once in 6 months appearance….

Not good riddance. I like Julian and his character was nice to watch. Hopefully he will return maybe next year, as his sister needs him .

DeVry indicated that a return is not possible. Looks like an onscreen death is in the cards.

Oh ok, I hadn’t heard that. It’s unfortunate they are writing him off, as I liked his character. Thanks for the info.

Me too

I hate what Frank is doing to GH! I have watched for over 40 yrs. Its seems to me and of other long time fans that our vets and long time characters are either not being used or let go. This is another perfect example. While I am not a Julian fan, but I do think there are way more unnecessary characters that should have been let go before Will. I think this is another mistake added to a long list that the GH regime has created. Dont even get me started on what is happening to our other vets.

Definitely blame Frank and those. Horrible writers. And if. They kill off Roger they will lose a lot. Of fans. You only will have your Sonny fans, that’s enough to tank. Gh

Franco can go but keep Roger for the return of Todd Manning!

I hope you are including what Luke did to Laura in 1979. Also include that wedding between Laura and Luke: the man that should have been in prison. Both prime examples of what is wrong with GH.

That’s an interesting point, Mary. I tend to blame GH’s problems on the mob domination that started in the mid-90s and has not let up. But the moral out-of-whack-ness goes back farther than that. I understand why Gloria Monty felt she had to capitalize on a couple with extraordinary chemistry, but having Luke never pay for his rape (and worse, trying to rewrite it as a seduction, setting us back about half a century in the fight to ensure women are taken seriously when they tell us they’ve been raped) was the wrong way to do it. (And she should have thought of all that before she pushed the rape storyline, if she wanted to push the Luke and Laura pairing.)

Whenever I see someone diss Frank for not sticking up for vets, I feel the need to set the record straight. And, I am far from being a cheerleader for Frank.

Vets have been featured more prominently since Frank took over than under any other EP since Wendy Riche.

– Anna & Laura are both on contract

– Ned & Robert are currently driving story

– Kevin/Ryan got a LEAD acting nomination two years in a row

– Monica is seen a heck of a lot more after being put out to pasture by Phelps

– Scott, Bobbie, Lucy & Felicia are back from exile, and at least are part of the canvas (if not key to story)

Julian was a minor character when introduced in 1988. It was Frank that brought the character back 7 years ago, leading to the popular “Julexis” pairing. The non-legacy character has simply run his course.

I applaud deVry as it’s his performance that kept the character on the canvas this long. He’s also been a great supporter of the show. He’s got a bright future.

And, yes, there a few newbies that need to go. There’s something we can agree on.

The vets are being seen recently but still, they killed off AJ after bringing him back and FINALLY having a relationship with his son, they NEVER have Mac on; it’s an insult. Felicia was done a while ago, they let Dillon go, they’re getting rid of Lulu, never brought back Lucky. They’ve basically lost all the “families” and generations that should come after them yet constantly build up the Corinthos: Sonny and Carly’s family is half stolen from the Quartermaines: Michael, Jason, Wiley..and they killed off AJ. They took Avery from Ava…and they for some reason born out of insanity gave them “Donna” who I hope becomes a fading memory. WHY and WHO came up with that idea is beyond me.

What I DO like is we are finally getting more Quartermaine scenes and more Ned/Monica; but they need to keep Brook Lyn and bring back Dillon, Skye, Drew and resurrect AJ again. I really don’t care what reason they give…the Quartermaine’s were priceless and their “heirs” should not be known as Corinthos.

I do agree that Mac and Felicia could be used much better.

As for the Q’s, I’m all for Dillon (only if recast) and Drew returning. Although I hated the way they got rid of AJ, that ship has left Port Charles harbor and is never returning.

Despite dead Emily appearing in dreams to Monica, I’d be okay with her return, and have a plausible storyline for it — turns out that Emily & Rebecca Shaw were patients 7 & 8 (after Ryan/Kevin, Anna/Alex and Drew/Jason). Diego actually murdered Rebecca. Emily gets her memories back when she returns to PC.

And, I’d totally get onboard with an unknown AJ offspring with Nikki Langton out there.

Okay, enough fan fiction for one day. Lol.

I’m extremely disappointed in General Hospital for discontinuing the character of Julian. Julian is one of my all time favorites. William DeVry is an amazing actor and played the role of Julian to perfection!! I’m not sure what the producers are thinking, but I think they have made a terrible decision!!! That being said, I wish William nothing but the best!! He will certainly be missed!!!!

It’s too bad. He’s one character/actor I really like. Why so many new people? Why not just write good storylines for the old? GH can and should fix this!

He was one of the only reasons I watched GH. They ruined his character.

De Vry in my opinion is the most handsome man on TV—–{especially when he has a buzz cut, and a 2 or 3 day scruff}! If Ava ever leaves I may stop watching for good!

Love both William and Ava’s characters…would definitely be a deal breaker if they both leave.
I’m contemplating now whether to remain a GH fan with Williams exit. If I find a show with even the slightest interest , I’m out!

“Thank You” Patricia; for telling it like HE IS: Yummers

come on peeps: this is what daytime LONGS FOR. a man who acts… and if he’s all that AND is far and away that much more than : dullard Sonny , Jason , Finn , Franco, Peter, Michael God how stale… the pale in comparison is here.

PLUS THE really debbie downer : Alexis has two deaths in her laugh out loud life. oh she’s pitiful… can’t @GH writers find her a drinking buddy… jeez louis… we can expect Sam and daughters to reign her in with their backlash . end of story. at the expense of William DeVry AND Dr. Neil’ Joe Flanigan

WOW was this SHOW HOT

I certainly agree with that. Writers cannot have a man hold a knife to his wife’s throat and do what he did and then try to redeem him in some way. He still was a bad boy after by again trying to kill others ( like his son in law) but the damage to his character was already done. I think they could have done much better with this good actor …

I hate that he’s leaving . I hate what the writers did to that character. Him and Alexis could have made it through. All the people Franco killed and he’s a fan fav so they couldn’t put Julian and Alexis back together? Stupid . They definitely dropped that ball.

I’m curious to know who Franco killed?

The real Franco was a serial killer who had a string of murders all over the US. I don’t think he actually killed any actual known characters in Port Charles, but it wasn’t for lack of trying… lots of stalkings, kidnappings, strapping people to bombs, raping Sam and arranging for Michael to be raped in prison.

When Jason emptied his clip into that son of a bitch and then burned down the building he was in to make sure he was dead, Franco definitely had it coming. But then Frank Valentini & his (then) sidekick ReRon needed a way to keep their favorite OLTL pet employed, after the OLTL ill-fated web revival prevented them from using the name “Todd Manning” anymore. So they gave the allegedly reformed serial rapist the identity of a dead serial killer, and then used dumb gimmicks like “magic DVDs” and a brain tumor to attempt explain away all of Franco’s previous crimes.

Which is why I refer to the current character as “Frodd”, because he’s still basically Todd Manning, just using somebody else’s name. Frodd hasn’t actually killed anybody that I can recall, but he’s made several attempts, most notably stabbing his own mother, Heather Webber, and burying her alive. Don’t remember if that was before the alleged “brain tumor” cure or after.

I will miss you William DeVry on GH. I am excited to see what your next adventure is on the screen

gh this is bull to love juilan on gh keep him on gh to for along time love juilan & Alexis together to forever & this is a big mistake to also fans are not happy about it at all to he is a good actor also this again is a big big mistake to

gh this a big mistake to fana are not happy about this at all love him on gh to & love him And Alexis together for ever to so keep him on gh please for ever to & again this is a big mistake to

I think GH has made a huge mistake! We the fans are so frustrated and furious over these much loved characters and actors being let go! Why?? I really think you need to rethink things! I’ve watched GH since the 70s and I can’t believe that this is happening again! Didn’t like it when you killed off Alan , Tony Jones and AJ either! We learned to live with those mistakes and of course we really didn’t have a platform to voice our concerns than! PLEASE reconsider this mistake and bring Emme,And Will back! Also do don’t get rid of Roger! That will be more than a huge mistake! Leave him with Elizabeth we like that she finally has a life that is happy! Thank you!

when is Roger Howarth ever on any way ???? i’d use his salary to keep William DeVry. Franco is so dull, needy, clingy, and just the oddity in Port Charles… who are his friends ? why isn’t he working with “his” mind altering ARTAY’. he does more “work” with all his facial ticks AND expressions… Liz and Franco don’t even look like they truly love each other. Liz looks bored and frustrated. Roger STAR ended with One Life to Live. HE clearly NEEDS TO BE FIRED, along with Michael Easton… he’s gone and killed Anna. he can hit the road with his miracle cures. both so boring… can you imagine the lovemaking with either of them. Gawd! POOLEAZE !

Two amazing actors! Pooleaze! Lol

I agree totally with you,Christina ! I want to see more of Monica and Laura,also These women have had a lot of influencing experiences that we need to tighten up some loose story lines ! IMO

Seems that people complain about too many characters then when one is written off, they complain it’s not the character THEY WANT written off. Characters come and go. Seven years is a good run, especially for a character that really only belongs with one character, but he put a knife to that character’s throat and just something about that always screamed NO they can’t get back together, which is likely why they never got back together. DeVry is a good actor, but the character is far from integral to the show. I have a bigger issue with Lulu leaving – not because the character is great but because it’s odd to write off someone months after her long time onscreen partner comes back. As for the Franco comments, I totally agree. Howarth is a good actor. Read on a less than reputable site that they’re going to kill off Franco and bring back Todd Manning (along with daughter Starr). I’m cool with that, but don’t see it happening.

I’m probably in the minority here, but I’m ready for Julian to leave. He’s been damaged beyond repair with that whole sister act, where he pulled a knife on Alexis. There was a chance of redemption with Kim but that fizzled and then she was gone. Didn’t ever see how Julian and Alexis could get back together. Thought maybe there would be something between Julian and Brook Lynn but that story seems to have gone to Casanova Valentine. So what’s left?
I wish the best for William DeVry in his next adventure.

I saw a lot of action with Britta… sex all over the place SPELLED BIG all the time

I think Julian and Ava would have made a great couple, too bad they were brother and sister

They weakened the character. Let him go into hiding from Sonny and return with Morgan in a year or two.

Low viewership, low budget, Covid19, uninteresting stories, ABC unwilling to bring the show back from the brink. Sets and production style stuck in the 90’s. Ah well. I struggle to watch. At least Day’s knows, if you can’t increase the budget, increase the whacky. It’s why I still watch and can easily binge an entire week of Day’s.

I can’t believe ALL the tantalizing coupling @Days. throws me for a loop how @DAYS is not right up their. course i tried to show the ratings… got all jumbled… TRUTH in that post… what with @Y&R crashing so fast, tumbling with all the spiral . just juggernauting over and out. @Y&R is STILL #1… out of the 4. w/Days of course holding up . yet the difference and TRUTH AT LAST the only numbers crunching any one need know… is 1.5 million viewers !!!! yeah… ooh la la take that; quality vs. bashing last . FANS @DAYS it’s so nice to enjoy MOST all the show… @GH the stench of rot with most of your dullard.. yeah it’s me

Yeah, Dev!! Right on —Forever Days!!

Sorry to see him go. A very good actor. He did the most he could do with the story written for him.

Julian… even with all his obvious flaws & boneheaded moves was still 666 times more of a useful character than Frodd, Whiny Heiny, and that one note idiot “teacher”, Dustin combined.

Though I suspect this parting was mutual. Reportedly William (a Canadian citizen by birth) wants to go home to the Great White North. Can’t really blame him, considering they seem to be managing the pandemic better than the US, and definitely have a better health care system for those unfortunate enough to get the virus.

Wish you the best, will miss you but hope to see you again on something new.

So disappointed that Will has been let go from GH. As a viewer and fan for almost 40 years, I will no longer be watching after the latest developments of releasing Will and Emma. Will is an excellent actor and brought many fans to the table.
Shame on those who made this decision.

GH has NOT confirmed this; it’s November sweeps so maybe this is a red herring???? We can hope!!!

Julian was one of my favorite characters & I loved Julian & Alexis together. William Devry is one of the best actors on GH and always appeared to give 100%. I hope they don’t kill off his character, but even if they do it doesn’t mean he can’t be yet another character to come back from the dead! I will always want Alexis and Julian to somehow be reunited.

it’s embarrassing what we are stuck with : Puhlease… EXCLAMATION !!!! Nancy carrying on about sex @60. slamming her up against the wall… i’d say shut the frigidaire !

Alexis and her daughters are the embarrassment… Dag ! the day we do not see @Sam w/Mumsie and glowering about as the “older” eldest… geez get it people… THIS ? is what you want ?

Alexis , Sam , Carly , Sonny , Jason , Peter , Michael , Finn, Franco

WOW

@Disney; @ABC; @GH Fire Frank Valentini

Gonna miss him for sure.

Very sad to hear this. I love William DeVry and the character Julian Jerome. There are some characters that would not be missed if they were let go but I feel this one is a big mistake!!!

I’m personally not shedding any tears for Julian’s exit on GH. William deVry did a good job in the role, and I certainly wish him well in whatever is next in his career, but as others have mentioned, I think he’s run his course on the show. I’m interested to see how his exit plays out on screen, if Julian does end up taking a dirt nap, if it will be Sonny that finally does him in, or if he double crosses Cyrus Renault.

Either way, I’m loving GH right now. I think they’ve particularly been very good since returning from the COVID hiatus, and have really stepped up the pace of storytelling, and have a number of compelling stories all converging at the same time.

Just another prime example of the idiocy of the GH “brain trust.”

James…EXACTLY!!!!! To me, GH’S DUMBEST MOVE YET!!!!! When will TIIC ever learn?!?!?

Later, Brother.

I hate to see him nd Emme leave….

i was hoping him an Alexis would get back together an leave all there differences in the past, since they really did-do love each other

Maybe if they take all the knifes out of the house!

I guess this as close as I can get to making this comment about Fri show and Carly of course steeling the thunder from Nina when she realized she was Nelle’s mother. This should have been Nina’s moment, not Carly’s. What’s wrong with these people?

I will miss your gorgeousness on screen above all else!!! You are an excellent actor!!!
I pray that whatever endeavor you approach will be waiting there for specifically, just for you. You are sexy, mad, irate, gentle, vindictive, loving and kind (and on-cue) in your acting. I am positive these are character traits that you, yourself, must have because those cannot be faked…well, I am not an actor, so that is how I fall in love with show/movie characters. I have loved you and have yelled at the tv at you for years. I look forward to your next acting job. If nothing else comes for you, just call GH back because I am positive they will take you back in an instant. There is ALWAYS room for a Jerome “Lazerus” saga on GH….lol Don’t forget to hug your sister, too…..lolol
I Love You and will miss Julian like crazy!!!
BREAK A LEG WILL!!!!

@General Hospital ; @ABC ; @disney

there’s a stud muffin @Charlies

he’s getting so many hits from women abound; throughout that men speak as well. We go to Charlies

this ONE man.. beat the dullard… you factor lame Sonny; same Jason; lame Franco ; lame Finn ; Lame Michael; lame Peter Dullard Troupe AGAIN ?

you cannot beat sexuality

You are Wrong !

fan outcry. DeVry smolders with act

This is disappointing! I really liked scenes between DeVry and Maura West. Since the last contract negotiation they never really gave DeVry much to do, but he was still quite convincing in whatever situation he was in.

I am liking Jason and Britt together, anyone else? Especially when seeing them together and then Sam calls or whatever. I really hate what Cyrus is trying to make Julian do, it’s sick and I don’t believe he’ll do it. I also hate that Brad is back and the idea of him getting back with the new Lucas. I guess Britt will ask Jason to help hide him, now that she must believe how bad Cyrus is. Poor Dante being programmed by his Dr. with his clicking pen as a trigger is going to go bad for him. A lot of good SLs lately to keep us interested.

THIS ^^^^ “…I am liking Jason and Britt together, anyone else? ”

from the first time they laid eye on each other

when she gave him a shot
when they were playing pool

so it begins… Jason may still be the stoic “silencer” yet he’s starting to light up

LOL i am so keen on this… because Britta has chemistry with the whole cast… it was fun watching her play chief of staff.. and interact with every one.

so… with Julian gone
so… with nuNICHOLAS otherwise “engaged”

HECK when you see chemistry for Steve Burton TPTB had better latch ON and hold… He’s been back for 3 years already, and by this time… it certainly isn’t going to be with Sam… Fans aren’t even questioning why they barely spend time together.

two charismatic actors who have potential, yeah, i’m saying that about Steve Burton. He can’t hang around Sonny and Carly Kitchen can he?

Patrick…I feel the same way about Jason and Britta. Actually they have more chemistry than anyone else on GH and it only took a matter of minutes to spark. Well add Ava and Nicholas.

Patrick, thanks. Hope this will work out for them. I wondered why we weren’t seeing Jason and Sam together except for her occasional “where are you”. Hope it means something,

Well, I think we know how Julian is going to die now….

While I doubt very much that Danny will be a casualty of the bombing, Jason is not going to let somebody get away with trying to blow up his kid. And if Jason doesn’t kill Julian, Sam will. And if she somehow misses, Alexis will do it.

And Jules thought Cyrus the Virus was his biggest problem??

Boo can’t stand Jason with Sam. He’s not Superman either. Miss Billy and I will miss William.

I always liked

rose…Oops, got cut off. I always liked Julian with Alexis. Very sorry to see how writers have ruined both of their characters.
Since I only saw the bomb blast at the end of Friday’s show, hope Julian figured a way to cheat Cyrus. Really don’t like loosing Devry.

I LOVE William DeVry, he’s an excellent actor and I will miss him being on GH…I wish William all the best in his future endeavors.

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If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

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Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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