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What would the land of General Hospital (GH) be without their leading men? There have been some incredible actors to grace the screens of GH over the years as they play the role of Port Charles best male characters. In honor of these male actors, here are the most popular ever ranked from worst to best.
Billy Miller had pretty big shoes to fill in 2014 when he took over the established role of Jason Morgan. Steve Burton had played the part for over two decades when Billy took the role on and really made it his own. Some fans loved Miller’s portrayal of Morgan, while most others missed Burton, which would explain why the “real” Jason returned, and Jake Doe turned into Drew Cain. Regardless, it’s still great to see both Miller and Burton in Port Charles.
The handsome and talented Ryan Paevey played the role of Nathan West since 2013 and would leave the show in 2018. Even though he has never won or even been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, Paevey thrilled GH audiences with his portrayal of the good cop. Nathan’s romance with Maxie Jones had many fans swooning, and while Ryan is gone from the show, many wish that a storyline could pop up where Nathan West was really alive.
Kurth has been playing Ned Ashton on GH (on and off) since 1991. He not only has incredible talent when it comes acting, but he also has shown off his singing skills over the years as well. The best part of it all is that fans of Days of Our Lives and GH no longer have to fight over which show he can be seen on, as the actor has been pulling double duty on both soaps for years now. While Kurth plays Ashton on GH, he also plays and Justin Kiriakis on Days.
Many fans were shocked when it was revealed that Julian Jerome was in fact alive in 2013, as it was clear (somewhat) that he was dead and gone over 20 years prior. But no one is ever really dead on soaps, and William DeVry easily took over the role of Julian Jerome by adding a new spin to the character over the years. While DeVry has yet to be nominated for his GH Jerome role, he did receive a Daytime Emmy nod in 2004 while on another soap, All My Children.
Easton is such an incredible actor that every time one of his GH characters leaves or dies, the show simply creates a new role to bring him back to the soap. In 2013, he and some other actors from the canceled soap One Life To Life popped up on GH to reprise their roles. After some legal woes between ABC and Prospect Park over who really owned the rights to these characters, Easton quickly changed parts, and began playing Silas Clay on the soap. Sadly, Clay was murdered in 2015, but a year later Easton was back on the show in a role he is still presently playing, Dr. Hamilton Finn. This actor is quite diverse, and it really shows in the many characters he has been able to bring to life in the land of Port Charles.
It’s been a very long time since fans have seen Alan Quartermaine (even as a ghost), which is disappointing to say the least. GH viewers were shocked in 2007 when the show’s producers decided to kill off Alan, a beloved character by many who followed the show. Over his tenure with GH, Damon received nine Daytime Emmy nods in total, and took the statue home twice.
Most fans would love to see Dante reunite with Lulu; however, that may not be the case for a long while. Dominic Zamprogna entered the Port Charles scene in 2009, and stayed in the role for about nine years. Sadly (for fans), it seems as if Zamprogna has set his sights on different projects, but here’s hoping viewers will still see Falconeri stroll into town now and again.
Jason Burton played OG Jason Morgan (Quartermaine) on GH from 1991 to 2012 and transformed Jason from a privileged rich kid into a stone-cold mobster sidekick. Burton has earned two Daytime Emmy statues over the years during his soap opera career and was so missed by fans that he made a huge comeback to the land of Port Charles in 2017.
Tyler has grown from an awkward teenager into a devious dark prince over the years onscreen, right before the very eyes of GH fans. He entered the role of Nikolas Cassadine in 1996 and has had many Port Charles adventures and romances in those two decades. Christopher has snagged four Daytime Emmy nominations during his tenure as Nikolas and received the statue for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2016.
Rogers has been playing the legendary Robert Scorpio on GH since 1980. One-part super-spy, one-part comedian, and one-part romancer, fans have fallen in love with Scorpio over the years, making him one of the most popular characters of all time. While we don’t get to see him on the soap all the time, when Rogers graces the screen with his presence, fans consider it a treat.
Benard really changed the landscape of GH when he entered Port Charles playing Sonny Corinthos in 1993, a mobster with a heart of gold. Before then, the show’s focus was primarily on the hospital and spy action. Corinthos added a layer of mob activities that have truly revolutionized GH’s storylines since. Maurice has received seven Daytime Emmy nods over the years and has snagged that statue twice.
Perhaps Benard hasn’t snagged more Daytime Emmys thanks to his colleague Tony Geary. Tony entered the land of GH in 1978 as Luke Spencer and has loaded up seventeen Daytime Emmy nominations and eight record statue wins, making Geary undoubtedly the best of the best when it comes to popular actors stemming out of GH. Add in his super couple status with partner in crime Laura (played by Genie Francis), and you simply have an iconic soap opera legend.