‘GH’s’ Marc Anthony Samuel, Kelly Thiebaud and John J. York All Bumped To Recurring Status; Brandon Barash Returning?

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Fans have long wondered when “General Hospital’s” contract cast would be a receiving a trimming, as it’s widely known that the series has quite a large group of actors that make up the Port Charles canvas, but it was anyone’s guess whose status would be changed. Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) and John J. York (Mac Scorpio) have all been placed on recurring status. In the case of Thiebaud and Samuel, their status change will be reflected in the on air credits in the coming weeks. York has been listed as a recurring cast member since early October.

It’s understood that at the conclusion of her two-year contract, Thiebaud informed producers of plans to pursue other opportunities and both parties agreed to let her continue on as a recurring cast member. We’re told Thiebaud will eventually leave the series altogether, however, it’s only a matter of when.

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In related news, Daytime Confidential is reporting that Brandon Barash is likely headed back to “GH” for a yet-to-be revealed story arc. Barash portrayed Johnny Zaccara on the drama series from September 2007 to May 2013. In real-life, the actor is married to Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones). In January, the couple welcomed Harper Rose Barash to the world.