What Character Did Demi Moore Play On General Hospital?

"General Hospital" is one of the longest-running TV programs of all time. The ABC soap opera has given fans tons of iconic moments over the decades, and it's also been home to many celebrities you forgot appeared on the show. According to TV Insider, in the early 1970s, actor Mark Hamill portrayed the character of Kent Murray on the sudser. Of course, Hamill went on to become a household name when he landed the role of Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" trilogy a few years later.

Other A-listers like Elizabeth Taylor have also popped up on the show. Taylor played the role of Helena in 1981, while "Full House" star John Stamos got his start on the soap as Blackie Parrish from 1982 until 1984. Even Ricky Martin had "General Hospital" roots when he previously appeared as Miguel Morez (via Hollywood Life). However, one of the most famous stars to ever appear on the soap opera has to be actress Demi Moore.

Demi Moore quickly went from soap star to one of Hollywood's hottest actresses

Demi Moore got into acting at a very young age. Her breakout role was in the film "St. Elmo's Fire," where she cemented herself as a member of the iconic '80s "Brat Pack," which included other actors like Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, and Moore's former fiancé Emilio Estevez (via Biography). Early in her career, Moore appeared in other films such as "Blame it on Rio" and "No Small Affair" before she landed some of her biggest roles in films like 1990's "Ghost" starring opposite Patrick Swayze.

While Moore has starred in movies like "G.I. Jane," "A Few Good Men," and ”Now and Then" (via TV Guide), fans who have been following the actress' career from the beginning may remember that she got her start on daytime television when she landed a role on "General Hospital" in the early 1980s.

Demi Moore played Jackie Templeton on 'General Hospital' from 1982 to 1984

In 1982, Demi Moore landed the role of Jackie Templeton on "General Hospital," per Soaps in Depth. Jackie was a hard-hitting journalist who teamed up with Luke Spencer when the love of his life, Laura Webber, went missing. Since Jackie's sister, Laura Templeton, was also missing, the two helped each other look for their missing loved ones.

The duo eventually rescued the two Lauras and Jackie went on to have a romance with Robert Scorpio. However, the two ended up going their separate ways, and after Jackie got caught in the middle of a murder investigation, she ultimately decided that she'd had enough of Port Charles. The character left town in 1984, and Moore was never seen on the soap opera again.

However, in 2020, the sudser stunned fans when they brought Jackie back on the canvas and reunited her with Robert (via Soaps). This time, actress Kim Delaney was cast to play the journalist. Although Moore didn't have a long career in the soap opera business, her time as Jackie Templeton led to big things in Hollywood, and her fans have loved every moment of it.