Steve Burton (actor)

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Steve Burton
Born Jack Stephen Burton
(1970-06-28) June 28, 1970 (age 47)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Sheree Gustin (m. 1999)
Children 3
Awards

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 2012, 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."

Career[edit]

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 Chris Aable.[1][2] Burton began playing Jason Morgan on General Hospital in 1991, and won a Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1998.[3] In 2007, Burton also appeared as Jason in the first season of General Hospital: Night Shift.[4]

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 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.[5] 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.[6][7] He was subsequently awarded another Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his The Young and the Restless role in 2017.[8] In June 2017, ABC Daytime announced that Burton would be returning to General Hospital.[9][10]

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.[11]

Burton married Sheree Gustin on January 16, 1999. They have three children, two daughters and a son.[12]

Burton appeared on High Stakes Poker season three, and donated his earnings to his fan club for the building of a clubhouse.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Red Sun Rising Bar Patron
1994 CyberTracker Jared Direct-to-video
1995 Cyber-Tracker 2
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
Television performances
Year Title Role Notes
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"
1991–2012
2017–present
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
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kingdom Hearts Cloud Strife English version
2005 Kingdom Hearts II
2006 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
2006 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 Re:coded
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
2016 Final Fantasy Explorers
2016 World of Final Fantasy
2017 Mobius Final Fantasy
TBA Final Fantasy VII Remake
As writer
Year Title Role
2005 Laws of Gambling Writer
As director
Year Title Role
2005 Laws of Gambling Director

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1997 Daytime Emmy Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Awards Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor Won
1998 Daytime Emmy Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Won
Soap Opera Digest Awards Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor Won
1999 Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Male Star Won
2000 Daytime Emmy Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2003 Soap Opera Digest Awards Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor Won
2005 Daytime Emmy Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
2016 Nominated
2017 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 7, 2013). "'General Hospital' Star Steve Burton heads to 'Young and the Restless'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Soap vet Steve Burton goes from 'GH' to 'Y&R'". Daily Herald. Paddock Publications, Inc. January 9, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Twenty-Fifth Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 9, 2016 – via SoapCentral. 
  4. ^ "Hospital Staff Too Tired to Carry On with Night Shift?". TV Guide. TVGuide.com. August 13, 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ SOD (October 7, 2016). "Steve Burton Leaving Y&R". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ "WHOA BABY! Steve Burton returns to GH". SoapCentral. 
  10. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (June 28, 2017). "General Hospital: Steve Burton's Return Is Confirmed — Playing Jason...?". TVLine. 
  11. ^ 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."
  12. ^ "'Y&R's' Steve Burton Announces He's a Dad Again". Soap Opera Network. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ *"High Stakes Poker Season 3 Premieres on Monday, January 15 at 9 PM" GSN.com; retrieved April 15, 2007.

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