Steve Burton (actor)
Jack Stephen Burton
June 28, 1970
Jack Stephen Burton (born June 28, 1970) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Jason Morgan on General Hospital from 1991 to 2012 and 2017 to present, and Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless from 2013 to 2017. He also voiced the character Cloud Strife in a wide range of Square Enix products, including Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the Kingdom Hearts series. In 2017, Burton returned to General Hospital in the role of Jason Morgan, under the alias of "Patient 6." In 2019, he also briefly stepped into the role of Jason's twin brother, Drew Cain (Billy Miller) in various flashbacks that Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) had.
Burton got his break as surfer boy Chris Fuller on Out of This World in 1987, and later appeared as Harris Michaels on Days of Our Lives in 1988. In the 1990s he studied acting at Theater Theater in Hollywood, California, coached by Jon Cedar and Chris Aable. Burton began playing Jason Morgan on the daytime soap opera General Hospital in 1991, and won a Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1998. In 2007, Burton also appeared as Jason in the first season of General Hospital: Night Shift.
Burton 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 much of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. 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. On January 29, 2013, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Dylan McAvoy. On October 6, 2016, Burton announced via social media that he would not renew his deal with the soap, and would exit the role of Dylan. He was subsequently awarded another Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his The Young and the Restless role in 2017. In June 2017, ABC Daytime announced that Burton would be returning to General Hospital.
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.
Burton married Sheree Gustin on January 16, 1999. They have three children, two daughters and a son.
|1986||The Manhattan Project||Local FBI Agent Ithaca|
|1994||Red Sun Rising||Bar Patron|
|2001||The Last Castle||Capt. Peretz|
|2001||Semper Fi||Steve Russell|
|2006||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children||Cloud Strife (voice)||English version|
|2009||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete|
|1987–1991||Out of This World||Chris Fuller||60 episodes|
|1988||Days of Our Lives||Harris Micheals||Recurring role|
|1990||Who's the Boss?||Tim||Episode: "Her Father's Daughter"|
|General Hospital||Jason Morgan||Series regular|
|1991||Secret Bodyguard||Rick||Credited as Stephen Burton|
|1998||Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories||Jason Morgan||Television film|
|2002||Taken||Captain Russell Keys||3 episodes|
|2007||General Hospital: Night Shift||Jason Morgan||Main role|
|2013–2017||The Young and the Restless||Dylan McAvoy||Series regular|
|2002||Kingdom Hearts||Cloud Strife||English version|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts II|
|2006||Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+|
|2008||Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories|
|2008||Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII|
|2009||Dissidia Final Fantasy|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy|
|2011||Kingdom Hearts Re:coded|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX|
|2016||Final Fantasy Explorers|
|2016||World of Final Fantasy|
|2017||Mobius Final Fantasy|
|2018||Dissidia Final Fantasy NT|
|2005||Laws of Gambling||Writer|
|2005||Laws of Gambling||Director|
Awards and nominations
|1997||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|
|Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Younger Lead Actor||Won|
|1998||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Won|
|Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Younger Lead Actor||Won|
|1999||Hottest Male Star||Won|
|2000||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2003||Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor||Won|
|2005||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2014||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|
|2020||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|
- Goldberg, Lesley (January 7, 2013). "'General Hospital' Star Steve Burton heads to 'Young and the Restless'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
- "Soap vet Steve Burton goes from 'GH' to 'Y&R'". Daily Herald. Paddock Publications, Inc. January 9, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- "The Twenty-Fifth Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 9, 2016 – via SoapCentral.
- "Hospital Staff Too Tired to Carry On with Night Shift?". TV Guide. TVGuide.com. August 13, 2007. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2008.
- The Huffington Post (December 26, 2012). "'General Hospital' Star Steve Burton Joining 'The Young And The Restless' (REPORT)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- Bowe, Jillian (October 6, 2016). "Steve Burton OUT at The Young and the Restless". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. (SAY Media). Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- SOD (October 7, 2016). "Steve Burton Leaving Y&R". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- "WHOA BABY! Steve Burton returns to GH". SoapCentral.
- Webb Mitovich, Matt (June 28, 2017). "General Hospital: Steve Burton's Return Is Confirmed — Playing Jason...?". TVLine.
- 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."
- "'Y&R's' Steve Burton Announces He's a Dad Again". Soap Opera Network. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- *"High Stakes Poker Season 3 Premieres on Monday, January 15 at 9 PM" Archived May 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine GSN.com; retrieved April 15, 2007.