Saturday, July 20, 2024

“General Hospital” Actor Michael Easton Leaving Show After 12 Years, Several Characters (See Video)


Michael Easton is leaving “General Hospital” after 12 years with the ABC soap. He was on ABC’s “One Life to Live” for several years before that.

Easton was a fan favorite but his storyline has come to an end. In all likelihood his character will die or be sent to endless rehab for addiction. (He’s played three different characters over the years.)

Easton’s leaving has to do with yesterday’s announcement that Jonathan Jackson is returning to the show after 10 years. To pay that salary, someone else with a big paycheck had to go. Easton will turn up on another show pretty quickly, I’d guess, probably “Days of our Lives,” where he started his career.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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