'Guiding Light' Actor Rumored for 'General Hospital' Pivotal Role
'Guiding Light' Actor Rumored for 'General Hospital' Pivotal Role
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The rumor mills keeps churning in the soap circuit.  Recent reports have surfaced that a former Guiding Light star might be headed to Port Charles to play a still uncertain yet pivotal role on General Hospital.  At this point, there has been no confirmation on the said character or the actor who's been cast to play the role.  However, many are already pointing their fingers at Tom Pelphrey.

Most recognized for playing been the role of Jonathan Randall the son of Reva Shayne and her late former husband, Richard Winslow, on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, Pelphrey was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Younger Actor" in 2005, and won the award the following year in April 2006.  He received a third consecutive nomination in the same category in 2007 but lost out to Bryton McClure. Pelphrey won his second Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Younger Actor" in 2008.  He remained with the soap for three years before opting to move on to other projects.
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According to Soapcentral.com, General Hospital is actively pursuing the former Guiding Light star, hoping that the 26-year-old actor could potentially give the show a boost.  Pelphrey is reportedly tied into the story of Kate's cousin, Olivia Falconeri (Lisa Lo Cicero), who is revealed to share a past with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).  That past includes a child in the form of Dante Falconeri, a character possibly filled by Pelphrey.

The buzz comes on the heels of yet another rumor surrounding the possible exit of General Hospital star Steve Burton (Jason Morgan).  The Emmy winner will reportedly exit the show when his contact expires this fall.  Meanwhile, other reports reveal that General Hospital has no interest in Pelphrey, and that ABC has started circulating the rumor to urge Burton into re-signing with the soap.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soapcentral.com
(Image courtesy of CBS)

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