List of General Hospital: Night Shift characters

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The following notable characters originated on General Hospital: Night Shift, which is a prime time spin-off of the American ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital.[1] The series first aired on SOAPnet for a 13-episode run from July 12, 2007 to October 4, 2007, and began a second season of 14 episodes on July 22, 2008. As of March 2008, the first season of the series was "SOAPnet's most-watched series ever," with ABC Daytime and SOAPnet President Brian Frons noting that Night Shift drew more than 1 million new viewers to the channel during its first season.[2]

Chronicling the nighttime adventures of familiar and new characters at Port Charles General Hospital, the series consists of self-contained episodes which "delve deeper into the relationships, friendships and medical cases seen at the hospital."[1] Alongside new characters are those "plucked from General Hospital's history" and "younger characters with ties to GH's core families." [1] The first season of the series features General Hospital regulars Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), and Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy), as well as guest star Billy Dee Williams as Toussaint Dubois. The second season features these same characters minus Burton's Jason, as well as the return of legacy General Hospital characters Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabàto, Jr.).

Andy Archer[edit]

Dr. Andy Archer
General Hospital: Night Shift
General Hospital
character
Portrayed by Ron Melendez
First appearance "Paternity Ward"
July 26, 2007
Last appearance January 29, 2009 (on General Hospital)
Profile
Occupation Anesthesiologist
Residence Port Charles, New York

Andy Archer is an anesthesiologist at General Hospital, portrayed by Ron Melendez in the 2007 first season of General Hospital: Night Shift.[3] In the storyline, Archer self-medicates with gas to help himself sleep but soon becomes addicted; he is nearly killed when "psychotic" nurse Jolene Crowell tries to kill him by upping his dosage as he sleeps.[4] He also becomes involved with fellow doctor Kelly Lee, who is herself battling a sex addiction and rebuffs his desire to pursue a relationship.[4] They soon agree to be friends and help each other with their addictions.[4]

Archer subsequently appears on General Hospital sporadically until January 29, 2009, when he dies as the first victim of a biotoxin accidentally released in the hospital.[3]

Saira Batra[edit]

Dr. Saira Batra
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Azita Ghanizada
First appearance "Crash"
July 22, 2008
Created by Sri Rao
Profile
Occupation Doctor; Holistic health specialist
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Saira Batra is a new doctor specializing in Holistic health at Port Charles General Hospital.[5] Introduced in the July 22, 2008 second season premiere episode "Crash," Saira is a friend of Dr. Robin Scorpio's from medical school, and had been invited to Port Charles by Robin herself.[5]

Stone Cates[edit]

Stone Cates
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Cameron Boyce
Duration 2008
First appearance July 21, 2008
Last appearance October 22, 2008
Created by Sri Rao
Introduced by Lisa de Cazotte

Stone Cates is the son of John "Jagger" Cates, named after his deceased uncle Michael "Stone" Cates.[6] Jagger and Stone visit Robin Scorpio, who notices that Stone acts differently than most children his age. Stone is later diagnosed with autism.[7]

Jolene Crowell[edit]

Jolene Crowell
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Amanda Baker (2007)
First appearance 2007 (GH:NS)
Profile
Occupation Student nurse
Residence Port Charles, New York

Jolene Crowell is a student nurse introduced in season one, and is ultimately revealed to be secretly working for the HMO Medcam, which seeks to acquire Port Charles General Hospital. Jolene is responsible for the string of accidents and deaths which plague the hospital, including an explosion in an ambulance, a sabotaged elevator with a pregnant woman inside, and the attempted murders of a doctor and a janitor.

Jolene sleeps with virgin Damian Spinelli, who is in love with her; weeks later, she jumps in front of a bullet during a gang fight at the hospital to save him. Seriously injured, Jolene lapses into a coma.

Toussaint Dubois[edit]

Toussaint Dubois
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Billy Dee Williams as Toussaint Dubois
General Hospital: Night Shift
General Hospital
character
Portrayed by Billy Dee Williams
First appearance "Frayed Anatomies"
July 12, 2007
Profile
Occupation Orderly
Residence Port Charles, New York

Toussaint Dubois is introduced in the July 12, 2007 episode "Frayed Anatomies" as a janitor at Port Charles General Hospital. It is ultimately revealed that he had previously been a member of a famous band, The Saints.[9]

Williams returned for the second season in 2008.[10] In his storyline, Epiphany Johnson, R.N. hires Toussaint as an orderly, and they begin a romantic relationship.[9]

On June 4, 2009, Toussaint reappears on General Hospital.[11]

Kyle Julian[edit]

Dr. Kyle Julian
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Adam Grimes
First appearance "Crash"
July 22, 2008
Profile
Occupation Medical intern
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Kyle Julian is an intern at Port Charles General Hospital[12] introduced in the July 22, 2008 second season premiere episode "Crash." He was portrayed by actor Adam Grimes.[13]

In that episode it is revealed that Kyle is the younger brother of Dr. Leo Julian, and that the two do not get along. Kyle also tells fellow intern Dr. Claire Simpson that he is gay.[14] The July 29, 2008 episode "Other People's Children" establishes that Leo had been adopted around the age of 4 or 5. In "Brothers & Sisters" (9/23/08), their mother Patricia notes that she and her husband adopted Leo because they believed she was unable to have children, and she had subsequently become pregnant with Kyle. Kyle becomes romantically involved with a liver transplant patient named Eric Whitlow, played by Chad Allen.[15]

Kyle and Claire are the main characters of the online series of webisodes Night Shift: Claire & Kyle.[16]

Leo Julian[edit]

Dr. Leo Julian
General Hospital
General Hospital: Night Shift
character
Portrayed by Dominic Rains (2007)
Ethan Rains (2008)
First appearance July 2, 2007 (GH)
"Frayed Anatomies"
July 12, 2007 (GH:NS)
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Profile
Occupation Cardiologist
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Leo Julian is a surgeon at Port Charles General Hospital.[17]

First introduced on General Hospital on July 2, 2007, Leo was portrayed by Iranian actor Dominic Rains for the series' first season from July 12, 2007 to October 4, 2007. When Rains was unavailable for the series' second season in July 2008, his brother Ethan Rains was cast in the role starting July 22, 2008.

In the July 22, 2008 episode "Crash," it is revealed that new hospital intern Dr. Kyle Julian is Leo's younger brother, and that the two do not get along. The July 29, 2008 episode "Other People's Children" establishes that Leo had been adopted around the age of 4 or 5. In "Brothers & Sisters" (9/23/08), their mother Patricia notes that though she had been unable to have children and so she and her husband had adopted Leo, she had subsequently become pregnant with Kyle.

Claire Simpson[edit]

Dr. Claire Simpson
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Carrie Southworth
First appearance "Crash"
July 22, 2008
Profile
Occupation Medical intern
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Claire Simpson is an intern at Port Charles General Hospital[18] introduced in the July 22, 2008 second season premiere episode "Crash." She was portrayed by actress Carrie Southworth.[19]

Claire soon befriends fellow intern Dr. Kyle Julian. Claire and Kyle are the main characters of the online series of webisodes Night Shift: Claire & Kyle.[16]

Stacey Sloan[edit]

Stacey Sloan
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Alla Korot as Stacey Sloan
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Alla Korot
First appearance "Frayed Anatomies"
July 12, 2007
Last appearance "Mother's Day"
August 23, 2007
Profile
Residence Port Charles, New York

Stacey Sloan is an expectant mother with HIV who bonds with Robin Scorpio. She dies shortly after giving birth to her daughter Rebecca.[20]

Regina Thompson[edit]

Regina Thompson
General Hospital: Night Shift character
Portrayed by Angel Wainwright
First appearance "Frayed Anatomies"
July 12, 2007
Profile
Occupation Student Nurse

Regina Thompson is a student nurse at General Hospital during the first season of General Hospital: Night Shift.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "GH Spinoff Planned For SOAPnet." - SoapCentral.com February 12, 2007.
  2. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly. "SoapNet renews Night Shift." The Hollywood Reporter. May 27, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Comings and Goings: Ron Melendez (Andy Archer)". Soap Opera Digest 34 (05). February 3, 2009. p. 19. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Last of Andy". Soap Opera Digest 34 (05). February 3, 2009. p. 45. 
  5. ^ a b "'Night Shift': Meet Robin's Gal Pal". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Antonio Sabato Jr. Works Night Shift". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "'Night Shift' Writer Interview". SOAPnet. soapnet.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Nadine mentions having a brother on 18 September 2008
  9. ^ a b Toussaint Dubois profile - SOAPnet.com Retrieved August 26, 2008.
  10. ^ "Did You See Billy Dee?!". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ General Hospital recap (6/4/09) - Soaps.com
  12. ^ Kyle Julian profile - SOAPnet.com Retrieved August 20, 2008.
  13. ^ "New Faces on 'Night Shift'". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  14. ^ "TV Gayed" for the Week of July 25 - August 1, 2008 - Glaadorg.nexcess.net
  15. ^ "'Night Shift': Meet Kyle's New BF!". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b Night Shift: Claire & Kyle - SOAPnet.com
  17. ^ Leo Julian profile - SOAPnet.com Retrieved August 20, 2008.
  18. ^ Claire Simpson profile - SOAPnet.com Retrieved 26 August 2008.
  19. ^ "'Night Shifts Model MD". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  20. ^ SOAPnet MediaNet Bio Alla Korot profile - SOAPnet.com

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