Steve Burton (actor)

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Steve Burton
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Burton portraying Dylan McAvoy on Y&R
Born Jack Stephen Burton
(1970-06-28) June 28, 1970 (age 43)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Sheree Gustin (1999–present; 2 children)
Awards Nominated: Outstanding Younger Actor
1997 General Hospital
Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor
1998 General Hospital
Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor
2000 General Hospital
Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor
2005 General Hospital

Jack Stephen "Steve" Burton (born June 28, 1970) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Jason Morgan on General Hospital from 1991 to 2000, briefly in 2001, and from 2002 to 2012. He also voiced the character of Cloud Strife in a wide range of Square Enix products, including Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the Kingdom Hearts series. He currently plays the role of Dylan McAvoy on the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

Career[edit]

Burton got his break as surfer boy Chris Fulleron on Out of This World in 1987. He won a Daytime Emmy as best supporting actor in 1998 for his portrayal of Jason Morgan. In 2007, Burton became an original cast member of General Hospital: Night Shift, while keeping his day job on General Hospital. Previously, he appeared on Days of our Lives in 1988 as Harris Michaels, a love interest to Eve Donovan, played by Charlotte Ross. In January 2013, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless playing Dylan McAvoy.

He appeared in the science fiction miniseries Taken and in the movie The Last Castle in 2001 with Robert Redford and James Gandolfini. Burton is also the voice actor of Cloud Strife in the Kingdom Hearts series and the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII (excluding Final Fantasy VII itself, since it had no voice acting). He has voiced Cloud in the game Kingdom Hearts and its sequel, Kingdom Hearts II, as well as in the CGI movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the video games Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. On August 28, 2012, Burton confirmed that he would exit General Hospital in October; he last appeared on-air on October 30, 2012. In January 2013, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Dylan McAvoy.[citation needed][citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Burton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Tory Burton, an optician, and father Jack Burton (after whom he is named), now divorced. He was raised in a suburb of Cleveland called Richmond Heights, before moving to Hollywood. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California.[1] Burton married wife Sheree Gustin on January 16, 1999 and became very close with his brother in law, John Gustin, personal trainer and cousin-in-law Dave Bogard. Steve and his wife have two children, a daughter and son. He confirmed via Twitter on January 19, 2014, that he and his wife are expecting a third child, another daughter.[2] [3] Steve purchased a home in Tennessee and moved his family there in 2012.

Burton appeared on High Stakes Poker season three, and donated his earnings to his fan club for the building of a clubhouse.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Out of This World Chris Fuller 60 episodes;1987–1991
1988 Days of our Lives Harris Micheals unknown episodes
Circus of the Stars Himself – Trapeze Artist show No. 3
1989 The New Hollywood Squares Guest Appearance April 17, 1989
1990 Who's the Boss? Tim 1 episode
1991–2000, 2001, 2002–12 General Hospital Jason Morgan
1991 Secret Bodyguard Rick TV series;unknown episodes
1994 Red Sun Rising Bar patron
CyberTracker Jared
1995 Cyber-Tracker 2 Jared
1998 Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories Jason Morgan
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself March 3, 1998
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Winner
1999 The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards Himself
2000 The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Nominee
2001 The Last Castle Capt. Peretz
Semper Fi Steve Russell
HBO First Look Himself Inside the Walls of 'The Last Castle
2002 Kingdom Hearts Cloud Strife video game: English voice
Taken Captain Russell Keys 3 episodes
2003 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards Himself
Intimate Portrait Himself
SoapTalk Himself
2004 The Oprah Winfrey Show Himself February 23, 2004
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Cloud Strife video game: English voice
2006 Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloud Strife CG movie: English voice
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of memories Cloud Strife video game: English voice
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife video game: English voice
2007 General Hospital: Night Shift Jason Morgan 13 episodes
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Cloud Strife video game: voice
2008 Entertainment Tonight Himself June 27, 2008
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife video game: English voice
2009 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Cloud Strife CG movie: English voice
Dissidia: Final Fantasy Cloud Strife video game: English voice
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Cloud Strife video game: English voice
2013–present The Young and The Restless Dylan McAvoy

Writer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2005 Laws of Gambling Writer

Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2005 Laws of Gambling Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Burton: Jason Quartermaine on General Hospital, WCHS-TV. Retrieved September 8, 2008. "Before graduating from Beverly Hills High school, "a world apart from the environment I was accustomed to," he emphasizes, Mr. Burton studied drama and was a member of the school's acclaimed Theatre 40."
  2. ^ "BABY NO. 3 ON THE WAY FOR STEVE BURTON". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. January 19, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Clifford, Kambra (February 20, 2014). "Burton and Wife Expecting Baby Girl!". Soap Opera Network. Soap Opera Network. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ *"High Stakes Poker Season 3 Premieres on Monday, January 15 at 9 PM" GSN.com; retrieved April 15, 2007.

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