Steve Burton (actor)
|Born||Jack Stephen Burton
June 28, 1971
|Spouse(s)||Sheree Gustin (m. 1999)|
|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
Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor
2014 The Young and the Restless
Jack Stephen "Steve" Burton (born June 28, 1971) 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.
Burton got his break as surfer boy Chris Fuller on Out of This World in 1987 and in the 1990s he studied acting at Theater Theater in Hollywood, California, coached by Chris Aable who introduced him to fellow actors Gedde Watanabe and Jon Cedar. 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.
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 26, 2012. 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; at press time, a final appearance date was not made known.
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 wife Sheree Gustin on January 16, 1999 and became very close with his brother-in-law, John Gustin (a personal trainer) and cousin-in-law Dave Bogard. Steve and his wife have three children, two daughters and son. Makena Burton (born 2004), Jack Burton (born 2006) and Brooklyn Faith Burton (born July 7, 2014). Steve purchased a home in Tennessee and moved his family there in 2012.
|2001||The Last Castle||Capt. Peretz|
|Semper Fi||Steve Russell|
|1994||Red Sun Rising||Bar Patron|
|2006||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children||Cloud Strife||CGI film
|2009||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete|
|1987–91||Out of This World||Chris Fuller||60 episodes|
|1988||Days of Our Lives||Harris Micheals||Unknown episodes|
|Circus of the Stars||Himself (Trapeze Artist)||Show #3|
|1989||The New Hollywood Squares||Himself||Guest appearance (April 17, 1989)|
|1990||Who's the Boss?||Tim||One episode|
|General Hospital||Jason Morgan|
|1991||Secret Bodyguard||Rick||TV series
|1998||Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories||Jason Morgan|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Himself||Episode on 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||HBO First Look||Himself||Episode: "Inside the Walls of The Last Castle"|
|2002||Taken||Captain Russell Keys||3 episodes|
|2003||18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards||Himself|
|2004||The Oprah Winfrey Show||Himself||Episode on February 23, 2004|
|2007||General Hospital: Night Shift||Jason Morgan||13 episodes|
|2008||Entertainment Tonight||Himself||Episode on June 27, 2008|
|2013–present||The Young and the Restless||Dylan McAvoy|
|2002||Kingdom Hearts||Cloud Strife||English version|
|2005||Kingdom Hearts II|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories|
|Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+|
|2008||Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII|
|2009||Dissidia: Final Fantasy|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy|
|2011||Kingdom Hearts Coded|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded 2.8 ReMIX|
|2016||Final Fantasy: Explorers|
|2016||World of Final Fantasy|
|TBA||Final Fantasy VII Remake|
|2005||Laws of Gambling||Writer|
|2005||Laws of Gambling||Director|
- 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.
- 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."
- SON (July 7, 2014). "'Y&R's' Steve Burton Announces He's a Dad Again". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- *"High Stakes Poker Season 3 Premieres on Monday, January 15 at 9 PM" GSN.com; retrieved April 15, 2007.