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General Hospital cast: New, leaving, and returning characters | The Sun

THE RENOWNED soap opera, General Hospital debuted on April 1, 1963, and has run for 59 seasons.

General Hospital is the longest-running TV show in the US and is second in the world, coming behind the British television show, Coronation Street.

Returning:

Genie Francis as Laura Collins

Genie Francis returned to General Hospital in 2022, to continue portraying the role of Laura Spencer.

Laura is known as one of Port Charles' most iconic residents and battled the Cassadines to become the city's new mayor, all while coping with her marriage to Luke Spencer and triumphing over allegations of murder.

The character was first introduced to the show in 1977.

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Michael Knight as Martin Grey

Michael Knight plays the role of Martin Grey, a lawyer and the son of Gordon and Florence Grey.

He is also the brother of Cyrus Renault, who is a drug kingpin, and the step-brother of newly elected mayor Laura Collins.

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He was first introduced into the General Hospital family in 2019.

Kristina Wagner as Felicia Jones

Kristina Wagner first debuted on General Hospital in 1984.

After a few decades on screen, she stepped away but returned in January 2022.

Stephen A. Smith as Brick

Stephen A. Smith reprised his role as Brick on General Hospital on January 14, 2022,

Over the years, the ESPN sports reporter has appeared on 20 episodes.

Constance Towers as Helena Cassadine

ABC revealed in December 2021, that Constance Towers was returning to General Hospital to reprise her role as Helena Cassadine.

Prior to her 2022 return, she was last seen in February 2020, when Valentin discovered he wasn't a real Cassadine.

At the time, she appeared to him in a ghostly form.

Parry Shen as Brad Cooper

On December 10, 2021, Parry Shen returned to the soap to play Brad Cooper, a former General Hospital employee.

Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina Corinthos-Davis

In 2022, Lexi Ainsworth reprised her role as Kristina Corinthos-Davis for the show's 59th season.

Selina Wu as Lydia Look

Lydia Look took a brief break from her role on General Hospital at the end of 2021 but returned in 2022.

Leaving:

Kin Shriner as Scott Baldwin

Kin Shriner, who played attorney Scott Baldwin, has said that his current stint on the soap has ended.

He had previously left the show multiple times for brief stints to play other characters on other soap operas, but he was still a regular cast member on General Hospital.

He is one of the rare cast members who has been featured in the same scripted television program, in the same character, for six decades.

Sean Blakemore

After rumors started circulating in February 2022 that Sean was leaving his role as Shawn, he took to social media to inform his fans that he was not let go.

He stated: “It was my decision to exit the show because of other obligations. Who knows [what’s] to come in the future?”

New:

Evan Hofer as Dex

Fans will be introduced to Evan Hofer on May 6, 2022.

He portrays the role of Dex, a character who is trying to get a job working for Sonny Corinthos.

Hofer is known for his roles in Run the Race, Dwight in Shining Armor, and Lethal Weapon.

Viron Weaver as Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos

Viron Weaver was introduced in December 2021 as the newest recast of Michael's son.

He took over the role of the twin actors Caleb and Kyler Ends.

Weaver is also known for his roles in Fame-ish and BearCity 3.

Amelie McLain as Charlotte Cassadine

Amelie McLain made her General Hospital debut as Charlotte Cassadine on December 21, 2021.

Her debut followed Scarlett Fernandez's resignation, which she announced the day prior.

"I’m super grateful for the opportunity that @fvalentinigh and @markteschner gave me in 2016," she said at the time.

"Playing Charlotte Cassadine was my favorite and I’m sad it’s come to an end.

"I will miss my castmates and the crew and I know the fans will support the new actor playing Charlotte. Thank you for all the support!"

Robert Adamson as Michael Corinthos

Fans may have noticed a new face taking on the role of Michael Corinthos for the week of June 1, as Robert Adamson filled in for Chad Duell.

Adamson is known for his role on The Young and The Restless and fans were initially confused about why the actor took over for Duell.

Duell revealed in a tweet on the day Adamson appeared that the reason for his absence on the show was Covid-related.

In his tweet, Duell wrote, "I’m good.. I’ll be back filming next week. Was covid related. Robert did great."

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How can I watch General Hospital?

General Hospital has been on-air since 1963 and has almost 15,000 episodes to date.

The show can be watched on weekdays on ABC starting at 2pm EST.

Viewers can also watch General Hospital on ABC's website as well as stream on Hulu.

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