With Spencer’s determination to avenge his father’s death on GENERAL HOSPITAL, many fans are wondering when Nikolas Cassadine will reveal he's not actually dead and return to Port Charles!
After many years on GH, Nikolas was unceremoniously killed off when Valentin forced the Cassadine to sign over the family estate and then shot him. But because Nikolas fell to his death from a balcony and no body was ever recovered, longtime soap fans know that means he could return at any time! However, if the character is brought back, it’s unlikely to be with actor Tyler Christopher in the role!
Christopher joined GH in July of 1996 and played Nikolas off and on until June of 2016. But during those years, he appeared on primetime television shows like CHARMED, ANGEL, FELICITY, and THE LYING GAME.
More recently, Christopher starred in the Lifetime thriller The Other Mother alongside fellow GH alum Annie Wersching (ex-Amelia) and can soon be seen in the indie film Pretty Broken opposite DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail). You can get a sneak peek at Christopher as a used car salesman with a thick southern accent in the trailer right here!
The actor is reuniting with former GH headwriter Ron Carlivati over at DAYS OF OUR LIVES, where the scribe has penned a top-secret role for Christopher. And this new role also means he'll be working again with Stephen Nichols (Patch), who once played Stefan, Nikolas' dad on GH!
Christopher has also been sharing some photos from the sci-fi movie FREDI, which is about a lovable robot stolen from a research facility and found by a teenager. During their adventures, the kid and the robot learn life lessons from each other. Christopher plays the father of James, one of the teens in the movie.
Started my career playing a 16yr old now playing the father of one. #blessedlife #actorslife #indiefilm #fredimovie #fullcircle A post shared by Tyler Christopher (@tylerchristopher2929) on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:05pm PDT
Started my career playing a 16yr old now playing the father of one. #blessedlife #actorslife #indiefilm #fredimovie #fullcircle
A post shared by Tyler Christopher (@tylerchristopher2929) on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:05pm PDT
So with Christopher busy starring on DAYS right now, if GH chooses to bring Nikolas back to the canvas, it may require that the role be recast again. Although Chris Beetem and Nick Stabile both briefly stepped into the shoes of the Cassadine prince, the only other major recast for the character was when Colton Scott took over the role from Christopher from 1999-2003.
In the spring of 2016, Stabile appeared as Nikolas for about a month so that the character could be written off the soap, so as the last actor to play the role, could he be invited back? Some fans insist that only Christopher can play the role, but others have pushed GH to bring back the SUNSET BEACH alum. “Would love to get back there,” Stabile tweeted to a fan hoping to see him as Nik again.
Naturally, we’ll be sure to keep you informed as to any new projects that Christopher is doing, as well as if GH plans to recast the role of Nikolas, so stay tuned!
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