People are seemingly interested in the name Chad Duell these days and that’s in spite of the fact that the young actor has only appeared on Wizards of Waverly Place and The Suite Life on Deck. Evidently, he’s been cast to play Michael Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital.

Though this doesn’t seem like breaking news, it’s quite a big deal in the soap circuit, considering the role of Michael Corinthos, the son of Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) and Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), has been recast for the third time. Dylan Cash first portrayed the character as a child from 2002 to 2008 and then Drew Garrett took over the role as a teenager in April 2009. Today, ABC released a statement, announcing that Garrett had been let go from his contract and that Chad Duell would take over the role beginning April 20 on General Hospital.

“We are recasting the role of Michael Corinthos Jr., the son of Sonny and Carly, with actor Chad Duell. His first airdate is Tuesday, April 20th. The continuing storyline will have viewers on the edge in the weeks leading up to May sweeps as Michael and his father frantically try to hide the truth that he murdered his stepmother Claudia,” the statement reads. “We want to thank Drew Garrett for his time with General Hospital and wish him well in all his future endeavors.”

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV