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It looks like the “Ask Man Landers” storyline isn’t quite over on GENERAL HOSPITAL! Amy came up with the entire scheme to help earn money to pay for her brother’s medical care, and now fans are about to meet Chet because the soap has cast real-life military veteran Chris Van Etten in the role! “My brother!” enthused Risa Dorken (Amy) on Twitter. “You guys will love him as much as I do! Welcome to the GH (and Driscoll) family, Chris!” The soldier-turned-actor will make his debut in the episode airing Wednesday, Nov. 8
The United States Marine Corps veteran might look familiar to some from his modeling contract with Jockey underwear. And amusingly, this isn’t Van Etten’s first brush with GH. Back in August, the soap announced that Chris Van Etten was going to join Jean Passanante as co-headwriter, and some people when googling the name, got the two men confused! “Congratulations to the other Chris Van Etten for his new position at GH,” the vet joked on Twitter, “according to everyone confusing me for him.” Of course now the writer Chris Van Etten will be penning dialogue for the soldier/model/actor Chris Van Etten, which is just crazy when you think about it!
Nathan went along with Amy’s plan to be the face of “Ask Man Landers” because he felt bad for her brother, but when the fame threatened to turn his entire life upside down begged her to cancel the blog and move on. But with Chet scheduled to show up sometime in November, will he change his mind? Or will Chet’s appearance create yet another problem for Amy and Nathan? Stay tuned!
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