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General Hospital is the longest running American television serial drama, airing on ABC. Created by Frank and Doris Hursley, the series premiered on April 1, 1963. The longest-running cast member is Leslie Charleson, who has portrayed Dr. Monica Quartermaine since August 17, 1977, also making her one of the longest-tenured actors in American soap operas.[1][2] Former cast member Rachel Ames was previously the series' longest-running cast member, portraying Audrey Hardy from 1964 to 2007, and making guest appearances in 2009 and 2013, the latter for the series' fiftieth anniversary.[3] Ames made a special appearance on October 30, 2015.[4][5] Actors Genie Francis and Kin Shriner, who portray Laura Spencer and Scott Baldwin, are the second and third longest-running cast members, having joined General Hospital in February and August 1977, respectively.[6][7] Actresses Jacklyn Zeman and Jane Elliot, who portray Bobbie Spencer and Tracy Quartermaine, are the fourth and fifth longest-running cast members, having joined General Hospital in December 1977 and June 1978, respectively.[8][9] Former cast member Anthony Geary, who portrayed Luke Spencer, was the sixth longest-running cast member, having joined General Hospital in November 1978.[10] The following list is of cast members who are currently on the show: the main and recurring cast members, or those who are debuting, departing or returning to the series.

Current cast members

Main cast

Actor Character Duration
Vinessa Antoine Jordan Ashford 2014–
Maurice Benard Sonny Corinthos 1993–
Rebecca Budig Hayden Barnes 2015–
Matt Cohen Griffin Munro 2016–
William deVry Julian Jerome 2013–
Chad Duell Michael Corinthos 2010–
Michael Easton
John McBain 2012–13
Stephen Clay 2013
Silas Clay 2013–15
Hamilton Finn 2016–
Hayley Erin Kiki Jerome 2015–
Genie Francis Laura Spencer 1977–84, 1993–2002, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015–
Nancy Lee Grahn Alexis Davis 1996–
Rebecca Herbst Elizabeth Webber 1997–
Jessie Brewer 2015
Roger Howarth Todd Manning 2012–13
Franco 2013–
Finola Hughes Anna Devane 1985–91, 1995, 2006–08, 2012–
Liesl Obrecht 2013
Alex Devane 2017–
Chloe Lanier Patricia Spencer 2015
Nelle Hayes 2016–
Lisa LoCicero Olivia Falconeri 2008–
Billy Miller Jason Morgan 2014–
Kelly Monaco Sam Morgan 2003–
Alicia Montenegro 2005
Anthony Montgomery Andre Maddox 2015–
Ryan Paevey Nathan West 2013–
Emme Rylan Lulu Spencer Falconeri 2013–
Michelle Stafford Nina Reeves 2014–
Kirsten Storms Maxie Jones 2005–
B.J. Jones 2009
Donnell Turner Curtis Ashford 2015–
Robert Palmer Watkins Dillon Quartermaine 2015–
Maura West Ava Jerome 2013–
Laura Wright Carly Corinthos 2005–
Lena Spencer 2015
Dominic Zamprogna Dante Falconeri 2009–

Recurring cast

Actor Character Duration
Jesica Ahlberg Darby Collette 2015–
Lexi Ainsworth Kristina Davis 2009–11, 2015–
Bradford Anderson Damian Spinelli 2006–
Jennifer Bassey Quinn Danvers 2017–
Nicolas Bechtel Spencer Cassadine 2013–
Shari Belafonte Janice Lomax 2016–
Ryan Carnes Lucas Jones 2004–05, 2014–
Phil Brewer 2015
Leslie Charleson Monica Quartermaine 1977–
Derk Cheetwood Max Giambetti 2002–
Drew Cheetwood Milo Giambetti 2006–
Gina Coconato Alicia 2015–
Noshir Dalal Raj 2015–
Diane Delano Margarethe 2016–
John DeLuca Aaron Roland 2016–
James DePaiva David Bench 2017–
Risa Dorken Amy Driscoll 2016–
Sonya Eddy Epiphany Johnson 2006–
Scarlett Fernandez Charlotte Cassadine 2016–
Lily Fisher[11] Georgie Spinelli 2017–
Kathleen Gati Liesl Obrecht 2012–
Nathaniel Harris Sergeant Robinson 2006–
Rick Hearst Ric Lansing 2002–09, 2014–
Carolyn Hennesy Diane Miller 2007–
Lynn Herring Lucy Coe 1986–2001, 2004, 2012–
Verity Jann Leo Falconeri 2015–
Ashley Jones Parker Forsyth 2016–
Ilene Kristen Delia Ryan Coleridge 2013–
Wally Kurth Ned Ashton 1991–2007, 2012–
George Lako Frankie 2015–
David S. Lee Winston Rudge 2016–
Michael Leone Cameron Spencer 2013–
Jon Lindstrom Ryan Chamberlain 1992–95
Kevin Collins 1993–97, 2004, 2013–
Christine Lozano Nurse Christina 2012–
Christian Malmin Mr. Gray 2016–
Robin Mattson Heather Webber 1980–83, 2004, 2012–
Eden McCoy Josslyn Jacks 2015–
Kimberly McCullough Robin Scorpio-Drake 1985–2000, 2004–
O'Neill Monahan[12] Rocco Falconeri 2017–
Tom Parker Baxter Corbin 2016–
Ciera Payton Grace 2017–
Haley Pullos Molly Lansing 2009–
Tequan Richmond TJ Ashford 2012–
Robin Riker Naomi Dreyfus 2016–
Tristan Rogers Robert Scorpio 1980–92, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2012–
Troy Ruptash Landon Dixon 2016–
Marc Anthony Samuel Felix DuBois 2012–
Brytni Sarpy Valerie Spencer 2015–
Ava & Grace Scarola Avery Jerome 2014–
Carly Schroeder Serena Baldwin 1997–2001, 2017–
Brooklyn Rae Silzer Emma Drake 2011–
Parry Shen Brad Cooper 2013–
Kin Shriner Scott Baldwin 1977–83, 1987–93, 1998, 2000–04, 2007–08, 2013–
Garren Stitt[13] Oscar 2017–
James Patrick Stuart Valentin Cassadine 2016–
Linda Elena Tovar Rosalie Martinez 2014–
Daya Vaidya Martina Morales 2017–
Anthony Vitale Aldo 2015–
Kristina Wagner Felicia Scorpio 1984–2005, 2007–08, 2012–
Vernee Watson-Johnson[14][15] Stella Henries 2017–
TK Weaver[16] Danny Morgan 2016–
Hudson West Jake Spencer 2016–
Bergen Williams Alice Gunderson 2001–
Emily Wilson Ellie Trout 2012–
John J. York Mac Scorpio 1991–
James Meadows 1998
William Allen Young David Walters 2014–
Jacklyn Zeman Bobbie Spencer 1977–2010, 2013–

Cast changes

Departing

Actor Character Date Ref.
Rebecca Budig Hayden Barnes July 2017 [17][18][19]

Returning

Actor Character Date Ref.
Michael Sutton Stone Cates August 2017 [20][21]
Steve Burton Role TBA TBA [22][23]

See also

References

Citations

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  2. ^ Newcomb, Roger (August 17, 2013). "Today in Soap Opera History (August 17)". We Love Soaps. United States: Blogger. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rachel Ames to appear on GH". About.com. New York City: IAC. October 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Well, Hello, Audrey!". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Publications. 19 (45): 11. November 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ SOD (October 29, 2015). "RACHEL AMES RETURNS TO GH". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media Inc. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Hirsch, Lynda (February 21, 1977). "Frank Plans To Divorce Nancy; Mac Moves Back With Rachel". The Soaps. Toledo Blade. Toledo, Ohio: Block Communications. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ Hart, Marla (March 10, 1993). "Seeing `General Hospital' Through Good Times And Ill". Chicago Tribune. Chicago: tronc, inc. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (February 6, 2013). "Jackie Zeman headed back to General Hospital". SoapCentral. United States: Soap Central Live. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Reed, Jon-Michael (June 14, 1978). "'Cliff Hangers' Keeping Viewers Tuned In". Star-Banner. Ocala, Florida: New Media Investment Group. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ West, Abby (March 31, 2008). "Tony Geary Reflects on 30 Years of GH". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: EW.com. Time Inc. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ "1/16/17 | ABC Press". Disney ABC Press. United States: Disney–ABC Television Group. January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ Soaps.com (April 7, 2017). "Recast: O'Neill Monahan in as General Hospital’s Rocco". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ SOD (July 7, 2017). "GH Taps New Oscar". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  14. ^ Soaps.com (June 2, 2017). "GENERAL HOSPITAL COMINGS & GOINGS". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  15. ^ Eades, Chris (June 7, 2017). "Who Plays Curtis' Aunt Stella on General Hospital? — Meet Vernee Watson!". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  16. ^ Eades, Chris (October 5, 2016). "GENERAL HOSPITAL's TK Weaver Makes an Unexpected Connection With Fellow Child Star Nicolas Bechtel!". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  17. ^ SOD (June 27, 2017). "Rebecca Budig Out At GH". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Archived from the original on June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  18. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (June 27, 2017). "Rebecca Budig to exit General Hospital". Soapcentral.com. United States. Archived from the original on June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  19. ^ Ausiello, Michael (June 27, 2017). "Report: Steve Burton Returning to GH — Plus, Who's Leaving the ABC Soap?". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  20. ^ SOD (July 13, 2017). "Michael Sutton Back On GH!". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  21. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (July 13, 2017). "General Hospital Is Bringing Back Stone Cates — Find Out When and Why". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  22. ^ SOD (June 28, 2017). "It's Official! Steve Burton Back to GH!". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 
  23. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (June 28, 2017). "General Hospital: Steve Burton's Return Is Confirmed — Playing Jason...?". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 

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