Steve Burton (actor)

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Not to be confused with Steve Barton.
Steve Burton
Born Jack Stephen Burton
(1971-06-28) June 28, 1971 (age 45)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Sheree Gustin (m. 1999)
Children 3
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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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.[4] 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).[5] Steve purchased a home in Tennessee and moved his family there in 2012.

Burton appeared on High Stakes Poker season three, and donated his earnings to his fan club for the building of a clubhouse.[6]



Year Film Role Notes
2001 The Last Castle Capt. Peretz
Semper Fi Steve Russell
1994 Red Sun Rising Bar Patron
CyberTracker Jared
1995 Cyber-Tracker 2
2006 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Cloud Strife CGI film
English version
2009 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete


Year Title Role Notes
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
Unknown episodes
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
Intimate Portrait Himself
Soap Talk 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

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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


Year Film Notes
2005 Laws of Gambling Writer


Year Film Notes
2005 Laws of Gambling Director


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ SOD (October 7, 2016). "Steve Burton Leaving Y&R". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ SON (July 7, 2014). "'Y&R's' Steve Burton Announces He's a Dad Again". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ *"High Stakes Poker Season 3 Premieres on Monday, January 15 at 9 PM"; retrieved April 15, 2007.

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