A One Life To Live Alum Joins General Hospital In Mystery Role

"General Hospital" seems to be adding more contract players every time we turn around. Actor Michael Blake Kruse was introduced as Officer Rory Cabrera in March 2022 (via Soap Opera Digest), while Evan Hofer joined the show in early May as a military veteran named Dex (via Michael Fairman TV), who has yet to be given a last name, as of this writing. 

While Rory has shown up at every crime scene in the fictional town of Port Charles of late, Dex was introduced at Sonny Corinthos' boxing gym and now wants to work for his mafia organization.

On May 11, news broke that yet another contract player has been added to the already large cast, and, this time, it's a soap alum. ABC daytime fans will remember him from his time as Cutter Wentworth on the now-defunct "One Life to Live," a role he played from 2010 to 2013, according to Soaps In Depth, including on the soap's online version after ABC canceled the long-running drama, which premiered in 1968.

Josh Kelly becomes the newest General Hospital cast member

Josh Kelly, who made a splash during his brief time on "One Life to Live" and also appeared on the Lifetime series "UnReal," has been cast in a new role on "General Hospital." 

But the only information released about this character is whom his arrival on the Port Charles scene will affect. According to Deadline, Kelly's character might upend the lives of Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), and Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud).

When news of Kelly's casting broke, the Twitterverse was awash with speculation about whom he could be playing, with some fans believing he could be a new Jason Morgan, replacing actor Steve Burton, who was let go from the show in the fall of 2021 when he refused to comply with ABC/Disney's COVID-19 vaccine mandate (via Deadline). After all, Britt is still not over Jason, whom she briefly dated, and Sam is Jason's ex-wife, who is now dating Dante.

"Josh Kelly can act, hopefully will give Jason some type of personality & have chemistry will whoever he's paired with #GH," tweeted one fan.

Others are not sure Kelly is the right age to play Jason, as this Twitter user noted, suggesting he could be playing Luke and Laura's long-missing son, instead. "Anybody General Hospital hires as a hunk, the fans reflexively assume is another Jason recast candidate. Josh Kelly is the most recent example. He seems a little young to me for Jason, but a Lucky recast seems more plausible for me."