Daytime newcomer Michael Blake Kruse has joined the cast of “General Hospital” in the newly created role of Rory, a rep for the soap has confirmed to Soap Opera Network. Rory is a new recruit at the Port Charles Police Department (PCPD).
While a first airdate has not been announced, Kruse recently revealed on his website that he begins a “recurring role in a long-running, Emmy award-winning television series” in March. Reportedly, Kruse is on contract with the soap, however, the show does not comment on actor contracts.
In addition to “GH,” Kruse’s other acting credits include a guest-starring role on “Grey’s Anatomy” for ABC and appearances in episodes of “Criminal Minds” for CBS and “Strange Angel” for CBS All Access (now Paramount+), among others. He’s also had a supporting role in several Lifetime movies, including “Dead in the Water,” “The Ugly Christmas Sweater” and “Christmas Harmony.”
The actor/model has appeared in several commercial and print spots for Lexus, Amazon, Sony Playstation, McDonald’s and EA Sports, among a multitude of other brands. He also did voice work for the Netflix series “Control Z.” He recently wrapped filming on an unknown studio film.
“I’m low on the totem pole and out of the loop but I believe this was my last day working on this film,” said Kruse on Instagram last week. “It took nearly 15 years before actually landing a role on a studio feature. All of my terrible auditions were worth this experience. I pray my work serves this project – and makes the cut. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Soap Opera Digest first reported Kruse’s casting.