Steve Burton (actor)
(m. 1999; sep. 2022)
Steve 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 2021, 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 using 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 with Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin).
Burton got his break as surfer 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 and was 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 for 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. Additionally Burton is 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. He is 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. In November 2021, Burton was fired from General Hospital due to his refusal to comply with the production's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. In April 2022, it was announced Burton had joined the cast of Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in his former Days of Our Lives as Harris Michaels.
Burton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio, suburb of Richmond Heights before he moved 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. In May 2022, Burton announced he and Gustin had separated, because she was unfaithful to him, being pregnant by another man.
|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|
|1988||Circus of the Stars||Himself||Episode: #13 Nov 25, 1988|
|1990||Who's the Boss?||Tim||Episode: "Her Father's Daughter"|
|General Hospital||Jason Morgan - Jason Quartermaine||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.
- Porter, Rick (November 23, 2021). "'General Hospital' Loses Second Regular Over Vaccine Mandate". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
- Rice, Lynette (April 30, 2022). "Steve Burton, Former General Hospital Star Who Got Canned Over Vaccine Policy, Joining Beyond Salem". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on May 1, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
- Fairman, Michael (May 4, 2022). "Steve Burton Announces Separation From His Wife, Sheree". Michael Fairman TV. United States: The Michael Fairman Company. Archived from the original on May 4, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
Look for Burton to take on his original DAYS role of Harris Michaels when you see him on the Peacock streamer this summer.
- "Steve Burton: Jason Quartermaine on General Hospital". WCHS-TV. Archived from the original on October 3, 2002. Retrieved September 8, 2008.
Before graduating from Beverly Hills High school…Mr. Burton studied drama and was a member of the school's acclaimed Theatre 40. … BIRTHPLACE: Indianapolis, Indiana. BIRTHDATE=June 28 [no year given]
- "Sheree Gustin Biography". Wealthy Celebrity. June 21, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
- "'Y&R's' Steve Burton Announces He's a Dad Again". Soap Opera Network. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- SOD (May 4, 2022). "Steve Burton Announces Separation". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
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