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William Moses and Denise Crosby Cast as GH’s Jeff and Carolyn Webber

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In major casting news, General Hospital has finally cast the role of Dr. Jeff Webber (previously played by Richard Dean Anderson from 1976-1981) and his wife, Carolyn Webber.

According to Soap Opera Digest, taking on the role of Jeff is none other than former Falcon Crest star, William Moses.  The actor also previously appeared on Melrose Place, the film Mystic Pizza and a guest star role on How to Get Away with Murder.  However, he is probably best known for his part as Cole Gioberti on the iconic primetime soap opera.

Playing the part of Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) mother, Carolyn, will be Denise Crosby.  The actress is best known for her role as Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the TV drama, Suits.

Ironically, Moses’ brother, Rick Moses was on General Hospital back in 1980, playing the hitman ‘Hutch’ in the Luke/Laura “Left-Handed Boy” story arc.

GH fans know that Jeff and Carolyn are the parents of Elizabeth and Sarah Webber, while Jeff is the father to Hayden Barnes and Steven Lars Webber.

Upon the release of the casting news, Crosby tweeted,Thrilled to be part of this epic show and reunite with old friends! @GenieFrancis @finolahughes and Billy Moses! @GeneralHospital”

No word yet on Moses’ and Crosby’s first airdates.

So, will we finally get to the bottom of Elizabeth’s past with her parents, Jeff and Carolyn? Share your thoughts on the casting news via the comment section below.

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rose
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rose

Happy to see Denise coming to General Hospital. I don’t remember original Carolyn Webber, so I will get a fresh start of the character with Denise. Or for me Tasha Yar from StarTrek where she could be a bit of a thorn in the side of Jonathan Frakes, Genie Francis’s (Laura) husband. And I was also a big Suits fan. So,Yea! Someone I know and like.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Carolyn has never been seen before so Denise is the original Carolyn Webber

Robin
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Robin

They never showed Carolyn.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rose
I love “Billy” Moses, so much over the years but can not place this Denise Crosby. I was a big fan of Suits, never missed an episode but..?, please refresh my memory, if that’s possible.

Satan
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Satan

Denise Crosby – granddaughter of Bing & first year cast member of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She was Tasha Yar. Killed off at the end of the first season, but made a few appearances in later years via flashbacks & look alike characters.

I’ll be eternally damned if I can remember who she played on Suits though. And I thought I had seen every episode of that show….even that trainwreck of a final season after Meghan Markle ran off to get married to some red haired kid across the pond.

casper1701e
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casper1701e

She played the bitch boss in the last season of Suits (I think it was the last season)

rose
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rose

Violet…I loved Suits as well. Great team of actors. And of course Megan Markle ended up marrying Prince Harry. Saw some of the cast at the wedding. Denise’s character was Faye. She was sent into Suit’s firm by the New York Bar Association to clean up the fraud and crossing the legal line of some of the associates like Harvey and Mike Ross. Obviously they didn’t like her.

rose
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rose

Violet…This might be a duplicate. Wasn’t sure the original went through. I really liked Suits as well. Great cast and stories. Including Meghan Markle who married Prince Harry. I saw some of the cast at the wedding.
Denise played another attorney sent into Suit’s firm by the New York Bar Association to clean up sometimes crossing the legal line and fraud which had happened there like Mike Ross and even Harvey. Obviously she wasn’t liked.

Satan
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Satan

You “don’t remember” original Carolyn Webber because she never existed. Jeff married her offscreen, apparently right after leaving Port Charles (given the age of Elizabeth & her sister Sarah). Carolyn never even had a first name until about 3 months ago, when Jake causally mentioned he was chatting with her & Jeff on a library computer (so Liz wouldn’t find out about it) Really do wish they could have brought Richard Dean Anderson back though. The character’s been AWOL for 40 years, so half the audience won’t know the difference, but us “old timers” will have a hard time getting… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I don’t mind that they’re recasting Jeff, Satan, because I have no idea if RDA is even interested in returning to soaps, but Billy Moses is not the first person who would have come to mind as a recast. I guess we’ll see how well he works out. As long as they don’t rewrite the character yet again (Jeff Webber? an affair? not the Jeff Webber I knew, but then I never knew his brother Rick was a sicko murderer, either), I guess it could work.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

RDA hasn’t acted in at least a decade. He may be retired…

SonniOrSolita
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SonniOrSolita

Correct, Richard Dean Anderson has said he is done with acting. There was no way GH could have gotten him back.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

We never knew Carolyn Webber. I think she was only mentioned. Elizabeth and Sarah came to Port Charles as young adults to be with their grandparents. This is good news. I would like legacy characters to return in meaningful ways.

Michaela
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Michaela

Great news.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

I’ll file this in the be careful what you wish for category. Crosby is good casting. Since we’ve never seen Carolyn before, Teschner and crew had a wide assortment to select from for this character. Acting wise, Moses is okay, but he’s 10 years too young for Jeff. Monica and Jeff were Mr & Mrs Intern back in the 70s. There’s other actors with soap backgrounds closer to 70 that could’ve easily been cast (Ted Shackelford, Mitch Pileggi, Jack Scalia). Moses is 7 years older than Scott Reeves (the last Steven Lars). I didn’t think Frank would do it, but… Read more »

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Dan

I sincerely hope that’s not the case with Alley Mills taking over as a recast Monica. That would be an incredibly bad idea. Don’t know what’s going on with Leslie Charleson, haven’t seen or heard a word on why she hasn’t been on the show. But if she’s not coming back, then they should kill off the character, in my opinion. No other actress should play Monica. Period.

wendy
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wendy

i agree lesley a legend legend

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I do like Mills and am glad to see her get another gig, but unless Leslie Charleson is unable or unwilling to return, I say a big HELL NO! to any re-recast of Monica (and even if she’s unwilling or unable, it’s still a very questionable idea). That’s a step too far–way, WAY too far. (But the sketchiness about saying whom Mills will be playing does sort of suggest it’s a possibility, doesn’t it?)

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Jeffrie

I’m not positive but I do believe Monica as played by Leslie was a bit older than Jeff as played by Richard Monica was more Ricks age.i know when Leslie came on she was older than the original Monica that was paired with Jeff.Also I didn’t know Leslie was not still recurring on gh?

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

Ten years younger is nothing. He looks the part, especially since it’s clear Leslie Charleson isn’t filming anytime soon. I personally would be happy seeing Patty McCormack temporarily returning to the role again, or recasting Linda Purl into the role.

Mary B
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Mary B

I saw comments like this on the Tucker McCall recast on Y&R as well. While I do hear you that age-wise both actors are younger than they should be, it’s almost customary to do that on soaps. Why? Because it makes sense from a business point-of-view. If you cast someone younger, they can play the part for many more years than someone who is 10+ years older than that.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OG Steve
Jack Scalia ? Back in the day we would have said “Hubbba, Hubba, ding, ding, that man’s got everything!”

rose
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rose

Thanks to all of you with great memories for letting me know Carolyn Webber never appeared on GH. That means Denise is coming to Port Charles to make the character her own. :))).

rose
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rose

Thanks to all of you great GH historians setting the record straight about Carolyn never appearing. So this means Denise gets to make the role her own. :)))

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I am thrilled that Jeff Webber will finally return. But I will also throw in a tangent that probably no one else cares about: I would also be happy with the return of Jeff and Rick’s sister, Terri Arnett. Terri, a bubbly person and supportive sister, was a singer who was in love with Dr. Marc Dante in an ill-fated love story (he was married to Mary-Ellen who had mental health issues). Terri on occasion performed, I think, at the Floating Rib, and her signature song was “What I Did for Love.” Alas, I just learned that the actress, Bobbi… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I loved GH in the 1970s even before it blew up with Luke and Laura. This high schooler raced home after school to catch the end. I had a bit of a crush on Mark Dante and Jeff Webber.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Iakovos, I am thrilled to read your reply! I was in the same boat as you, watching GH. I loved GH just as much before the Luke and Laura era began. For me, Diana and Peter Taylor were the best! And I had my fair share of crushes, too, along the lines of yours. 😉 I have seen your comments, but I don’t think we’ve chatted here until now. So nice to reminisce with you, Friend!

Daniel Schulz
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Daniel Schulz

Yes, Terri was a great character. I remember her singing “If” by Bread in one of the episodes. I also remember when Marc Dante’s wife rigged her breaks before she drove down the bluff! LOL

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Daniel, glad you also enjoyed Terri! I appreciate you providing more detail. I now vaguely remember her singing “If.” I think what’s most sad about her storyline is that, upon their departure, Terri and Marc were supposed to meet up at a predetermined point in the near future. But it never happened onscreen… Take care, Friend!

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

I never expected this to actually happen. And while I would have preferred Robert Newman as Jeff Webber, I do believe William Moses will fit well into the role built by Richard Dean Anderson; this also gives me hope, especially if Moses sticks around, that we may one-day get Rebecca Budig back as Hayden Barnes, and possibly even someone like Bethany Joy Lenz (ex-Michelle, Guiding Light; ex-Hayley, One Tree Hill) as a Sarah Webber recast. However, I am unfamiliar with the works of Denise Crosby & Moses, but I am wishing them the best of luck in their new gigs!… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

WOW! These are some big names! I hope they have great story line up for them and Becky.

The show has a really wonderfully talented cast. My wish is that the writing team writes to their strengths. With what GH is blessed with, the stars are the limits.

Timmm
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Timmm

They look like her parents, can act and Liz has needed them in her life for so long now that it will play out really well since she will have built up a lot of animosity towards both of them for not being there for her and their grandchildren!

Barbara
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Barbara

Jeff is also the father of Steven Lars with Heather

aria
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aria

Okay I have a question here for any GH expert, where’s Audrey? I don’t remember saying the character pass away I’ve been watching GH since I was pre teen and I know actress Rachel Ames retired and Audrey was always mentioned but not seen and that she took care of the kids for Elizabeth, but that’s about it, then she wasn’t mention again and its been several years , Did I miss the character passing away? I would of thought a big special episode would of aired right? somebody update me please.

Satan
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Satan

Audrey has been mentioned as “watching the kids” offscreen for some time now, though she hasn’t been seen in years. So she’s presumed to be still alive. I would imagine they wouldn’t kill off the character (even off screen) until Rachel Ames has actually passed away… assuming that happens before GH itself is cancelled.

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

Just one correction: General Hospital would not technically be cancelled. It would simply cease production, since Disney-ABC directly owns it, and not through another company.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I think the world of Audrey and her portrayer Rachel Ames. I realize that Ames retired, but it gives me comfort to know that her character is theoretically still living in Port Charles, a land she inhabited long before such name was given.

Celia
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Celia

Love, love, love William–MYSTIC PIZZA–reruns of Perry Mason–Jane Doe etc.
Can’t wait.
Aside —to the writers: “Michael” said “…should have WENT through…” WOW!! I guess he’s never heard of past participle, or past perfect. The word is GONE, not WENT.

clb
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clb

GH hits the casting jackpot! Loved William Moses on Falcon Crest with Jane Wyman and on the classic Mystic Pizza with Julia Roberts. And Denise Crosby will be a fine addition. GH has an excellent cast and the Casting Director Emmy goes to…..GH!

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This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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