General Hospital C&G News
Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring or day player roles? Are any well remembered or beloved stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join the General Hospital fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the ABC soap.
The week of December 21, 2020
William deVry wrapped up his seven-and-a-half year run as Julian Jerome when the character met his demise courtesy of a bullet wound. The actor debuted in the role of the Port Charles mobster back in 2013.
Julian’s exit scenes included a pair of ghostly visits from his past. Namely, Ian Buchanan, who reprised his role as the late Duke Lavery, and Megan Ward, who appeared as the late Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri.
Also exiting the soap was Christopher Cousins, who had a brief run as Dr. Kirk, Dante’s (actor Dominic Zamprogna) physician at the WSB facility in Geneva. Cousins debuted in the role in August.
General Hospital History
GH made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air.
The daytime drama outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households! From Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura’s (Genie Francis) gripping romance and wedding, to Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his mobster activities, GH knows how to please their viewers.
Bringing the Drama
More than five decades of gripping drama has kept the daytime sudser on the air as other soap operas were axed. It is one of only four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.