Brandon Barash

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Brandon Barash
Born Brandon Joseph Barash
(1979-10-04) October 4, 1979 (age 34)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Kirsten Storms (m. 2013)
Children 1

Brandon Joseph Barash (born October 4, 1979) is an American actor best known for his role as Johnny Zacchara on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital.



Before catching the acting bug, Barash had aspirations of being a cardiac surgeon. In high school, he underwent knee surgery for the chance to play college basketball. His girlfriend at that time got him in the school's musical audition without his knowledge. Barash attended the University of Southern California and got a BFA Degree in Acting. During his time at USC Brandon starred in several theatrical productions. Barash also attended the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop and is currently training with Lesly Kahn. It was announced via twitter Brandon is leaving General Hospital on March 5, 2013 confirmed by his management. Exact last air date is still unknown.

Barash is known for playing Jamie, Paris Gellar's first real boyfriend, on Gilmore Girls.

Barash also plays in the rock group "Port Chuck" along with General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, and Bradford Anderson.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Barash was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the son of Jerry L. Barash, President & CEO of Sysco Food Services of Ventura and his first wife Susan Gale. He has one brother Jordan B. Barash and one sister Alison L. Barash. His stepmother is Karen M. Barash. Barash has lived in Missouri, Texas and California. He is also Jewish. He graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas in 1998.

Barash was previously engaged to Natalie Hall. In 2013, it was confirmed that he was in a relationship with co-star, Kirsten Storms. In August 2013, the couple confirmed to People that they had secretly wed in June, and were expecting their first child in January 2014.[2] On January 7, 2014, Barash confirmed on his official Twitter account that Storms had given birth to a baby girl, Harper Rose Barash.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Threat Matrix Marine #1
The West Wing Bret
2002–04 Gilmore Girls Jamie
2005 24 CTU Tech Brandon
2006 NCIS Derrick Paulson
2007 Tell Me You Love Me Frank
2007—2013 General Hospital Johnny Zacchara Role from: September 18, 2007 to 2013
2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Himself/Co-Host
2013 Bones Storm


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