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For more than 12 years has been portraying the role of the flawed Deacon Sharpe on CBS’ “” and “,” but for fans of “” he is best known for his portrayal of AJ Quartermaine. Last seen in 1997 as AJ went toe-to-toe with Carly Roberts (now Carly Jacks) as played by , fans were shocked to find the role recast with actor . According to published reports, Kanan had been fired by then executive producer because of issues relating to alcohol use. In 2005, Warlock’s AJ was killed off by a psychotic psychiatrist, but after a 15 year absence from the canvas does Kanan’s return mean the show has decided to undo AJ’s death?

In an interview with TV Guide‘s , Kanan says, “GH’ is one of those places I never thought I’d see again and that makes what’s happened even more exciting. My life has changed completely since those days. I’m newly married and have a baby on the way. I also have an 11-year-old daughter and four stepchildren. I’m not the guy I used to be.” It was announced last week that Kanan and his new bride Michele were expecting their first child together.

Earlier this week Kanan returned to “B&B” for a short stint as Deacon prepares to close out another chapter of his life. When he returns to “GH” expect to see Kanan for the long haul. “Frank [Valentini, Executive Producer] also put his money where his mouth is and gave me a contract,” says Kanan. “These days, in this environment and this economy, there are not a lot of soap contracts being handed out. So, needless to say, I’m extremely happy. I can’t wait to see what the writers come up with!”

Kanan is scheduled to mark his return to the ABC drama series on Monday, October 29. One week earlier (Monday, October 22), former co-star and on screen brother , who has portrayed Jason Morgan on the soap for more than 20 years, will end his run as he and his family move to Tennessee.

ABC has not commented on whether Kanan is returning as AJ, a new character or quite possibly a recast Jason Quartermaine.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • dee

    NO ONE CAN PLAY JASON BUT STEVE BURTON!!! JUST WANT BE THE SAME!

  • Freddie Bowen

    As long as someone recast Jason I will continue to watch but if it ends here and he never got the chance to have his own child and family I will no longer watch GH.

  • mo

    Don’t take Steve away. Let him disapear but don’t let him leave for ever! Bring Kanan back as AJ. But, trust me I have been watching for 32 years and yes you have had other Jason’s but Steve plays him the best! KEEP HIM IN CA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aprille.walkermalone Aprille Walker-Malone

    We all know ppl come and go and if he is recast as Jason then I’m a happy girl! I was hoping they weren’t goin 2 bring on someone new 2 step into Jason’s shoes at least Kanan knows the GH canvas and he also knows what a big role Jason is.

  • Rochelle

    I’m glad Kanan is back as AJ. I am a fan of both him and Billy Warlock. Also, it’s great that Kanan has a solid family life and is content as well. Best to him and I’ll start watching the show again.