(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two new characters hit Port Charles this month as the canvas receives a shakeup.
Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Seamus Dever and America Olivo are joining the cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” in the recurring roles of Dr. Ian Devlin and Marianna. Both actors debut during the week of January 21.
Dr. Devlin is said to be an old medical school buddy of Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson). Upon his arrival to General Hospital on Friday, January 25, Devlin becomes the talk of GH’s nursing staff.
Marianna, who has no last name at this time, encounters Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) during his visit to Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday, January 22. Ric is shocked to find Marianna working at the local diner as a waitress as Trevor makes his presence known.
Dever’s credits include stints in the Jerry Bruckheimer dramas “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” CSI: NY,” and “Close to Home.” His more recent credits includes playing Cyrus in the film “Affairs in Order,” which is due for release later this year.
Olivo has appeared in such primetime series as FOX’s “House” and CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.” She will appear in the films “Circle” and “The Last Resort,” which are both in post-production and due out this year.
IN RELATED NEWS
– Word has it that Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) has agreed to continue working at “GH” in a recurring capacity.
– ABC has confirmed that Robin Christopher’s last airdate as Skye Chandler on “GH” was Friday, January 11.
– Sarah Brown, who joins the cast of “GH” later this month, will be playing Claudia Zacchara, who is Johnny Zacchara’s (Brandon Barash) sister. No first airdate has been announced.