Add Rick Springfield to the growing list of alum returning for “General Hospital’s” 50th Anniversary. Per People, the actor is set to reprise his role of Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) absentee father Noah Drake. He has not started filming yet.
Springfield’s son Liam Springthorpe will also be heading to the show. Springthorpe will play an undercover cop, but is not expected to share scenes with his dad. Read the rest of this entry »
Speculation was fueled about John Stamos returning to “General Hospital” in a Kin Shriner interview. Now, TV Guide Magazine is fanning the flames with an exclusive clip from Stamos’ upcoming February 18 interview on “The Jeff Probst Show.”
In the interview, Stamos reveals that he was asked to return to “General Hospital,” but he passed because they just wanted him to play the drums at the Nurses’ Ball. While he’d love to come back to the show that started his career, he wants something meatier to do than just play backup.
For those who don’t remember, as a teen, Blackie started living on the streets when his mother died. Rick (Chris Robinson) and Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) took him in and he helped Rick open a youth center. He formed a band, which was eventually fronted by Frisco Jones (Jack Wagner). Blackie was last seen going to prison for manslaughter. Read the rest of this entry »
In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, it was revealed that Scotty will return during the Haunted Star’s Valentine’s Day party. The first person he sees? His nemesis Luke (Anthony Geary) of course. Kin Shriner also teased that the show will touch on the fact that Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) killed his son Logan (Josh Duhon) in 2008. When asked if John Stamos would be returning as Blackie for the 50th anniversary, Shriner replied, “I’m sure Stamos will come back because he knows ‘GH’ started his career. And, of course, Ricky Dean Anderson [ex-Jeff Webber]. We need to get MacGyver back in the mix! We’re like an old family from the ’80s and I think we’ll always feel that way.” Read the rest of this entry »
She hasn’t been seen in Port Charles since 2010, but according to Soap Opera Digest, Bobbie Spencer will grace our screens once again. Jacklyn Zeman will reprise her role just in time for “General Hospital’s” 50th Anniversary. Her first airdate will be March 21.
Wagner played Maxie’s (Kirsten Storms) absentee father on and off from 1984 – 1995. The actor also played Nick Marone on “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 2003 – 2012.
Frisco was last heard of in 2007 when Felicia (Kristina Wagner) revealed she and her ex-husband Frisco had reunited and were working together again for the WSB. Obviously that didn’t last, as Felicia is now back in Port Charles, having reunited with Mac (John York).
Yesterday, it was announced that Genie Francis is returning to GH. Today, we learned another vet is coming home to Port Charles. Soaps in Depth has revealed that Jon Lindstrom will reprise his role as Dr. Kevin Collins beginning January 30. He will reportedly return just as Lucy (Lynn Herring) gets herself in a jam. The status of their relationship will be revealed.
Lindstrom played Kevin on “General Hospital” from 1994 – 1997 and briefly again in 2004. He took the character to “Port Charles” from 1997 – 2003. The actor went on to play Craig Montgomery on “As the World Turns” from 2008 – 2010. There’s no word on how long he’ll stick around “GH,” but Lindstrom took to Twitter to credit the fans for his return.
Genie Francis will join the slew of vets who have returned to “General Hospital” this past year. Per Entertainment Weekly, she will start taping scenes as Laura Webber Spencer this month and begin airing February 11.
Francis recently played Genevieve Atkinson on “The Young and the Restless” from 2011 – 2012. She was last seen on “General Hospital” on November 12, 2008 when she flew to France for treatment, with Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner) on board. Read the rest of this entry »