Byron Cohen via Getty Images
Viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL were taken by surprise when they tuned in to watch the Dec. 3 episode and saw a very familiar face — that was Greg Evigan playing Jim Harvey, the head of Niagara Equities. The land developer is trying to do business with ELQ, looking to develop Charles Street, but Ned and Michael are on opposite sides of the controversial development plan.
Evigan will be immediately recognizable to television viewers from his role as Billie Joe McKay (opposite a chimpanzee!) in the ‘70s series B.J. AND THE BEAR as well as Joey Harris on the popular ‘80s sitcom MY TWO DADS opposite Paul Reiser. He also starred in the series P.S. I LUV YOU and TEK WAR as well as appearing in other primetime shows like DALLAS, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, and JAG. His most recent TV acting role was in a 2017 episode of BONES, although his most recent TV appearance was in an August 2017 episode of BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS!
Evigan starred with Paul Reiser and Staci Keenan in NBC’s MY TWO DADS. (Photo Credit: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
On the big screen, Evigan has appeared in many films including DeepStar Six, 100 Million BC, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. He is also an accomplished singer, having performed the theme song to B.J. AND THE BEAR, and plays the piano, drums, and saxophone. He’s currently working on a new classical music album where he plays the piano with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.
This isn't the first time that GH has welcomed a surprise guest star. Shari Belafonte recently returned as Mayor Lomax, and back in October of 2017, LOVE BOAT star Fred Grandy appeared as Father Cory to offer counsel to Griffin!
The soap hasn’t released any more information about Evigan’s status with the show, but he has continued to recur in more episodes, and with the Charles St. storyline still an ongoing plot on the show and Jim's past connection to Franco, we suspect he'll be recurring for a little while longer! For more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
Love GH? Be sure to join our We Love General Hospital Facebook group to chat about all the latest storylines and juicy gossip!