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Ever since Oscar Nero showed up at Josslyn’s party on GENERAL HOSPITAL, the teen has been quite a mystery. And not just because shortly after Rio Mangini originated the role he was replaced by Garren Stitt! Carly didn’t approve of the young man dating her daughter but soon came to accept the budding relationship. However, things may change dramatically when Oscar’s past is revealed!
Josslyn is trying to help Oscar find out who his father is, and GH fans have their theories (Sonny seems to be the most popular, with Billy Miller's Jason-maybe-Andrew a close second), but at least now we know who his mother is. While a show rep originally claimed to Soaps In Depth that Kim Nero would remain off camera, it was eventually revealed that this was the mysterious new role that the returning Tamara Braun would be playing.
Josslyn wants to help Oscar uncover his true past. (Photo Credit: ChrisD/jpistudios.com)
Shortly after the character was introduced to the soap, producers had to scramble to find a new Oscar because their original choice got another job! Mangini debuted in the role of Josslyn’s crush on June 23, but shortly after making a few appearances, the actor landed the role of McQuaid in the Netflix teen dramedy EVERYTHING SUCKS, necessitating an unanticipated recast.
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The new actor playing Oscar is Garren Stitt, who is best known for his roles as Marty in the Disney Channel series ANDI MACK and Connor in the Nickelodeon series NICKY, RICKY, DICKY, & DAWN. He's also appeared in the films No Ordinary Hero and Designer Pups. Stitt is also a musician, whose song “Last Time” can be heard on SoundCloud. He's also doing double duty appearing on both GH and the second season of ANDI MACK now that the Disney series has premiered its second season.
Stitt with Sofia Wylie on Disney’s ANDI MACK. (Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Disney Channel via Getty Images)
Fans of the soap were immediately smitten with the adorable flirting between Josslyn and Oscar at her party while her mom was out of town, and have been rooting for the young couple ever since. However, even as they want Carly to give Oscar a chance, they’re also dying to learn who the teen’s father is. Josslyn is determined to help him uncover the truth, but there must be a good reason why his mother has kept the information a secret all these years.
One thing’s for sure, secrets always come to light, especially on soaps. And it’s more than likely that when Oscar’s father’s identity is revealed, the man will be someone GH fans will already know. The only question is: Who will it be?
Stay tuned as the mystery unfolds, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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