Next Stop, Port-Charles! Four ‘OLTL’ Actors Join ‘GH’

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( — Four stars of “One Life To Live” will be joining the cast of joining “.”   It was announced today that the characters of Blair (Kassie DePaiva), Starr (), Todd (), and John () will move from Llanview to Port-Charles.

ABC Press Release:





, executive producer of “General Hospital,” announced today that Emmy Award-nominated and Emmy winner Roger Howarth, along with fan favorites Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson, will reprise their “” characters and head to “General Hospital” as part of a new storyline for the multi-Emmy Award-winning daytime drama. Production begins late January 2012 in Los Angeles.


“We have a very exciting story planned for the citizens of Port Charles, with Sonny Corinthos at the center of it! I am confident viewers and fans alike will be excited for the arrival of John (Easton), Starr (Alderson), Blair (DePaiva) and Todd (Howarth),” said Valentini. “Incorporating characters from ‘One Life to Live’ continue the legacy of the show as we weave them into ‘General Hospital.’”


With many television, film and stage credits to her name, DePaiva played the role of beautiful Blair Cramer on “One Life to Live” since December 1993. In addition, she played good-girl Chelsea Reardon on the daytime drama “Guiding Light.” Horwath returned to portray Todd Manning on “One Life to Live” in 2011, a role he originated from a day-player to a compelling long-term character. Performing at many prestigious regional theater centers, he has many theater credits to his name, and in addition appeared in the television series “Prey” and in the primetime teen drama “Dawson’s Creek,” as well as the daytime drama “As the World Turns.”


Easton joined the cast of ABC’s long-running “One Life to Live” in 2003 as John McBain.
A published poet, he also played vampire Caleb Morley on the ABC daytime drama “Port Charles,” among many other television and film credits. As for Alderson, she continuously played the role of Starr Manning on multi award-winning “One Life to Live” since March 1998, the precocious young daughter of Blair Cramer and Todd Manning.


Garnering eight Daytime Emmys in 2011, “General Hospital” airs at 3:00 p.m., ET, 2:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Television Network, and on SOAPnet at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Winner of a record-setting 10 Emmys for Outstanding Daytime Drama, the program celebrates 49 years of broadcasting on April 1, 2012, and is the longest-running dramatic serial on ABC, having aired close to 12,500 episodes. The show is produced by Time Square Studios for ABC Daytime.


“General Hospital” was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Frank Valentini is the executive producer. Mary O’Leary, Mercer Barrows and Michelle Henry are producers. is the head writer. Full episodes of “General Hospital” are available on immediately following its air on the network for users to watch online.



  • My2Cents2

    BRILLIANT idea to merge these 2 soaps. If there is any hope for this dying GH show, it is to gain viewership from fans of OLTL. The new abc Prez, along with the new staff behind the scenes, brings HOPE for this show once again. NOTHING is over until the FAT WOMEN SINGS!!
    GOOD LUCK WRITERS on the next few months. The future of GH relies on YOUR skills!

  • Katie Tompson

    But what about Natalie? Her and John are just getting back together.

  • My2Cents2

    OMG! LOVED this entire show today. I cried when Rex hugged Clint. I cried when Vicki spoke. Agnes. CLASSIC show today.(Thursday) Beautifully done. If this is the writing that is coming to GH, it was bitter/sweet today saying good-bye.
    I know, its GH. But how can we have a show without the B’s?? Roxie? David?? Let’s take one day at a time. Look how much has already happened this year.
    Writers did a KNOCK OUT job ending this show along with Fraternity Row. BRILLIANT!!

  • The Fraternity Row story is life imitating art and SO cleaver of the writer and producer. Erika’s speech today had me balling. It is all true what she said, it sums up the loss of the show in terms of family, stability, and entertainment. Its the end of a huge era and comfortable pajama pants fit of my favorite show.

    • My2Cents2

      BRILLIANT writing!!!