General Hospital Comings & Goings: Adam Huss Returns, Kristen Vaganos Joins as Molly, John J. York Exits and Rena Sofer’s Returning

Who is returning, and who is out at General Hospital spring and summer of 2023? Find out what’s coming up for your fave Port Charles residents this fall.

Readers can expect the GH recap to go live at 3:00 PM EST, daily.

GH fall and winter 2022 comings and goings, along with winter and early spring 2023.

General Hospital September Comings and Goings

Adam Huss

Adam Huss returned to General Hospital on August 31 as Nikolas Cassadine for a short stint. 

Nikolas will be seen with Austin (Roger Howarth).

He will make another brief exit mid-September, and will return September 29.

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Kristen Vaganos

Kristen Vaganos joined General Hospital in the role of Molly Lansing Davis.

Look for Vaganos’ debut on Wednesday, September 27.

A little about the actress herself: From her IMDB page, Kristen is not only an actor but a writer and producer.

This Philadelphian born earned a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

She’s been seen in Obsessed With The Babysitter, Buldge Bracket, Dating After College, and I Am Lisa.  

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John J. York

John J. York will be taking a leave of absence from General Hospital. He will be gone for three or four months.

The actor posted a short video explaining that his absence is due to being diagnosed last December of 2022 with Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Multiple Smoldering Myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders.

He’s had three bone marrow biopsy, chemo treatments and is closing in on a blood stem cell transplant.

Take a look at his video below. Best wishes go out to York as he navigates his way through his next round of chemo and his search for a donor.

As of a few hours ago, York was on Good Morning America doing an interview when he stated that through his affiliation with Be The Match, he found a potential donor to help him in his battle.

“I believe they found a match, a perfect match, which will make me cry, so we’re going to start our testing and do all that kind of stuff coming up here in about a week, and then I believe the transplant will happen, fingers crossed, in November. Many of my family members were tested and most of them were 6 out of 12; apparently, there are markers that have to be reached. So they were on standby.

He thanked the donor. “Thank you for saving my life. For letting me spend more time with my wife and my daughter and my son-in-law and my grandchildren and seeing this beautiful blue sky.” 

Jacqueline Grace Lopez

Jacqueline Grace Lopez brings Blaze back to General Hospital this coming week.

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Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer will be back to General Hospital this coming October as Lois Cerullo, a character who hasn’t been seen in 26 years.

For those who don’t remember her or didn’t watch back then, People calls her, “effervescent, fast-talking, long fingernail wearing, Italian bella donna with the thick, Brooklyn accent.” Lois and Ned (Wally Kurth) used to be a popular supercouple in the 1990s. 

She and Eddie Maine married and when she found out that Eddie was Ned and already married to Katherine Bell (Days of Our Lives’ Mary Beth Evans), it was splitsville at least for a time.

After a brief reunion, she forced Ned to choose between her and ELQ and the Quartermaines and he dumped her. Lois left Port Charles brokenhearted and went back to Bensonhurst. If you didn’t realize by now, Lois is also Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) mother. 

Folks will remember Sofer from her time as Quinn Fuller on Bold and Beautiful. Incidentally, Lesli Kay, who used to portray Felicia Forrester, also portrayed Lois on GH back in 2005.   

We’ll update when her first airdate is revealed. Until then, feel free to speculate in the comment section below about how you think this return will affect BLQ and Ned/Eddie’s marriage to Olivia (Lisa LoCicero). 

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Scarlett Fernandez has returned to the role of Charlotte, Valentin’s (James Patrick Stuart) daughter.

Watch for her on Monday, September 11.

She’ll be in a scene with Jake (Hudson West).

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Mark Englehardt

Mark Englehardt reappears as the Pikeman rep, Roman Hume, on September 19.

He’ll be in a meeting with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Dex (Evan Hoffer).

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Joshua Benard

Joshua Benard returns to GH as Adam, the classmate of Joss (Eden McCoy).

He will be back the week of September 11 and for those who are not in the know, he’s Maurice Benard’s son in real life.

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Matthew Kimbrough

Matthew Kimbrough will play the judge on GH who presides over Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) case. Coming up this week.

Jeff LeBeau

Jeff LeBeau is the FBI agent that is involved in Sonny’s case this week. 

Kassie DePaiva

Kassie DePaiva makes her way to General Hospital as Blair Cramer, the role she began on the now defunct One Life to Live in October 1991.

She was last seen on General Hospital as Blair in December 2012. 

DePaiva, who sometimes portrays Eve Donovan on Days of our Lives, will make a return to GH briefly, starting in September, according to TVLine

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Leslie Charleson

Leslie Charleson returns to General Hospital as Monica Quartermaine or at least her voice does while Olivia’s (Lisa LoCicero) on a phone call.

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Watch for the scene on Monday, August 21.

Last time we saw Charleson was February 25, 2022.

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Jeffrey Stubblefield

Jeffery Stubblefield appears on GH as Dr. Bronson.

Bronson is Gregory’s (Gregory Harrison) physician who meets with him the week of August 21, according to SOD.

Hudson West

Hudson West returns to General Hospital the week of August 21.

West plays Jake Webber, Liz’s (Rebecca Herbst) son who is in scenes with Liz and Austin (Roger Howarth).

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Lily Anne Harrison

Lily Anne Harrison appears on GH as Andrea, a potential surrogate for Molly (Brooke Anne Smith) and TJ (Tajh Bellow). Her first appearance date is August 15.

Incidentally, she’s the daughter of Gregory Harrison (Gregory).

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Scarlett Fernandez

Scarlett Fernandez is back in the role as Charlotte Cassadine.

The actress left the role she played for four years in 2021.

Fernandez will return July 28.

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Walt Willey

Walt Willey has exited General Hospital as Jackson Montgomery, and his last scene was on July 18. 

The actor will make another brief return for another multi-episode encore in August. According to TV line.

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Lauren Swickard

Lauren Swickard appears as a nurse at Ferncliff the week of August 7. Incidentally, Swickard is married to Josh Swickard who plays Chase. 

Swickard has been in several Hallmark-style Christmas shows such as Holiday Harmony, A California Christmas, A California Christmas: City Lights the last two of which she wrote and starred in alongside her husband.

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Stephen A. Smith Brings Brick Back to GH

Stephen A. Smith is back to GH as Brick, Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) ‘associate’.

He was last seen during the week of April 24 with Dex (Evan Hofer) and will return the week of August 7 (spoiler!) with critical intel for Sonny (Maurice Benard).

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General Hospital July Comings and Goings

Daisy Wang

Daisy Wang will be seen on GH as Mandy, a nurse who works at Ferncliff. Her patient is Sasha (Sofia Mattsson). She first appears the week of July 24.

Maurice Hall

Maurice Hall will be leaving General Hospital as Gordon Stevens in a permanent way when Dex (Evan Hofer) finds his dead body.

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Ella Lentini

Ella Lentini debuts on GH as Betty Rutherford. The new nanny.

She  in scenes with Maura West (Ava).

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Brad Schmidt

Brad Schmidt is back on General Hospital as the Pentonville inmate, Book. 

Book will be seen coming up the week of July 24. 

Some will remember that he was previously a recast for Brando June 7, 2022.

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Brooke Anne Smith

Brooke Anne Smith will be taking over the role of Molly Lansing Davis starting Wednesday, July 19. It is not known if this is temporary or not. Smith takes over where Holiday Mia Kriegel left off in her short stint as the original portrayer, Haley Pullos, headed to rehab recently following a DUI incident.

Smith was seen as a regular on Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home and was in Cinnamon Girl.

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Kendrick Cross 

Kendrick Cross will be seen as Detective Bennett once again, the PCPD Investigator who works on Curtis’ shooting.

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Maurice Hall

Maurice Hall can be seen on GH as Gordon the week of July 17.

Alley Mills

Alley Mills is returning to GH as Heather Webber. She’ll first be seen the week of July 17.

Last we saw Heather, she was headed back to prison on February 27. 

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Jonathan Ohye

Jonathan Ohye appears on GH as Dr. Andy Lacey who tries to save a life after a shooting at the Metro Court the week of July 10.

Nicholas Alexander Chavez

Nicholas Alexander Chavez will be exiting General Hospital temporarily in order to star in the second season of Netflix’s anthology, Monster.

Chavez will portray one of the Menedez brothers.

According to TV Line, “GH does not intend to bring in a new actor to portray Spencer while Chavez is away.” There is no start date for this project, considering the current writers’ strike is ongoing.

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General Hospital June Comings and Goings

Cyrus Hobbi

Cyrus Hobbi is back as Yuri once again during the week of June 5.

He’ll be needed for his bodyguard services.

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Brenda Barberena

Brenda Barberena will appear on GH as Pilar, Avery’s (Ava/Grace Scarola) nanny the week of June 26.

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Christina Ferraro 

Christina Ferraro returns to GH as Dr. Navarro.

She’ll be seen this week in scenes with Molly (Holiday Mia Kriegel) and TJ (Tajh Bellow) to discuss her diagnosis.

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Darin Toonder

Darin Toonder will appear on GH as Dr. Montague. Some will remember his past credits which include Bones, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Jane the Virgin, Devious Maids, and Ozark.

darin toonder as dr. montague on general hospital comings and goings

Walt Willey

Walt Willey will be coming to General Hospital this July for an appearance.

This is a special appearance, because, and this is according to Soap Opera Digest, Willey will be reprising his role of Jackson Montgomery, who the actor portrayed on All My Children during 1987 to 2011 when the show ended its run on ABC, before moving to Hulu. 

Willey has also worked on The City in another crossover role as Jackson Montgomery, Ryan’s Hope as Joe Novak, he portrayed Jacoby on As The World Turns and Gregory Ashford in Tainted Dreams.  

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Susan Diol

Susan Diol will make an appearance on General Hospital as Nurse Clare.

Some will remember her as Angela on One Life to Live, and Emmy on Days of our Lives.

Diol will be in scenes with Katelyn MacMullen (Willow).

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Gavin Houston

Gavin Houston returns as Zeke Robinson, Portia’s (Brooke Kerr) brother. This is as per Soap Digest.

Zeke and grandpa GH recaps

General Hospital May Comings and Goings


Alan Brooks

Alan Brooks is back the week of May 29 as Victor’s (Charles Shaughnessy) lawyer who will be leading the reading of the will.

Jeff Griggs

Jeff Griggs has been playing Agent Hursley, the hard-nosed WSB agent.

He’s no stranger to soaps and used to portray Jude. St. Clair on Days of our Lives in 1995 and 1996. He also played Antony on Desperate Housewives in 2010. 

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Charles Shaughnessy

Charles Shaughnessy is exiting General Hospital as Victor Cassadine makes his escape on the Haunted Star the week of April 10. He will be seen once more during the reading of the will the week of May 29.

After a very long wait, viewers got to see him detail his diabolical plan to Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) which included murdering billions with a pathogen in order to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint.

It’s all explained in the April 13 GH recap

The actor turned to Twitter to express his thoughts on the role. “ I have been so grateful for such a fun, meaty role and the writers @GeneralHospital are giving Victor one of the greatest Villain send offs I can remember!”

Emma Samms

Emma Samms is leaving once again as her current storyline comes to a conclusion.

She was last seen in scenes with Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) as Holly and Robert said goodbye.

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Vernee Watson

Vernee Watson returns to GH this week as Stella Henry.

She’ll be in scenes with Marshall (Robert Gossett). 

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Susan Batten and Morgan Fairchild

Susan Batten (Flora Gardens) and Morgan Fairchild return once again to GH as the home-shopping celebrities who meet with Sasha.

Fairchild resumes her role as Haven de Havilland, host of the Home & Heart show.

Batten and Fairchild were last seen July 6, 2022 when Sasha had a meltdown on the air when she was asked to wear a baby carrier after Liam died.

She started hallucinating that the doll in the carrier was Liam and that he was alive.

morgan fairchild returns to GH


Haley Pullos Recast

Read all about the temporary recast of Haley Pullos.

haley pullos recast

Real Andrews

Soap Digest reports that Real Andrews returns to GH as Marcus Taggert in scenes with Portia (Brook Kerr) as they hope for Trina (Tabyana Ali) to return to them safely from Greenland.

taggert returns to GH

Kate Mansi

Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail Deveraux DiMera, Days of our Lives) will take over the role of Kristina Corinthos. Soap Digest reports that Lexi Ainsworth is already gone, having aired her final scene on April 27.

Meanwhile, Kate Mansi will first appear during the week of May 22.  

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General Hospital April Comings and Goings

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery is back on GH on Friday, April 28 as Andre Maddox.

He’ll be in scenes with Jordan (Tanisha Harper), Anna (Finola Hughes) and Holly (Emma Samms).

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James Ryan

SoapsSpoilers can confirm that James Ryan debuts on General Hospital as Ethan Lovett starting on Monday, April 17. He’ll be in a few scenes and exiting before the end of April. 

Ethan’s the son of Holly Sutton (Emma Samms) and Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary). 

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AnaSofia Bianchi

AnaSofia Bianchi joins General Hospital as Charlotte Cassadine. Amelie McLain played Charlotte since December of 2121 but was recast in the role.

The actress will first be seen on the April 10 episode in a scene with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Dan Buran

Dan Buran will be exiting General Hospital as Linc Brown is arrested at the Nurses’ Ball for being a sexual predator.

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Constance Towers

Constance Towers will make another return to the ABC soap as Helena Cassadine. 

Her Official Facebook page notified fans that, “Constance Towers has taped scenes for some upcoming General Hospital episodes. The air dates for her appearances are May 5th and May 8th. Air dates are always subject to change depending on network priorities. If we are advised of a programming change we will post it here.”

The character is only on for two episodes.


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Emma Samms 

Emma Samms was back to GH as Holly from October 2022 to November 2022 and was revealed to be working for Victor in an attempt to keep her son safe.

When things got to be too much, Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner) staged an explosion in a cabin and sent Holly to a burn clinic to keep her safe from Victor’s machinations.

Since Miss Wu remembered drugging the Cassadine recently and the man saw a doctor who revealed that he has a pathogen in his system, that could only mean Holly’s on her way back.

SoapsSpoilers can officially confirm that we can find Holly back on the show in April 14th.

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Jane Elliot

Jane Elliot is returning to General Hospital once again as Tracy Quartermaine.

She’ll be back on April 17th and will be around for a long while.

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