Finn and Chase’s lives are about to get a whole lot more interesting because James Read is joining the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL as their father, George Chase. The soap has confirmed that he will be making his debut in the episode airing on Wednesday, June 6. “Great news for GH!” tweeted Wally Kurth (Ned) when the news broke. “James is a true talent. Looking forward to seeing him around PC!”
Kurth is familiar with his new GH castmate because the two worked together on DAYS OF OUR LIVES where Kurth plays Justin Kiriakis and Read had a recurring role as the villainous Clyde Weston from 2014-17. In primetime he has starred in REMINGTON STEELE, CHARMED, AMERICAN DREAMS, and WILDFIRE. He also co-starred alongside GH’s Genie Francis (Laura) in the three North and South miniseries. On the big screen, he can be seen in films like Beaches, Legally Blonde, and Fame.
Hopefully George is a nicer guy than Clyde! (Photo Credit: Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com)
Dr. Hamilton Finn has been somewhat of a mystery since he arrived in Port Charles back in 2016, but his background filled in a little more when the PCPD hired Detective Harrison Chase and it was revealed that the two men are brothers. While they have different moms, Finn and Chase share the same father, George, and their relationship has been contentious because of it. Finn doesn’t like his younger brother because their father left his mother to be with his. So now that George himself is showing up in Port Charles, perhaps they can finally heal their family? Then again, he may just make things worse!
While GH has confirmed the casting of Read as George Chase, there’s no word as to just how long his run on the soap will be, so you’ll just have to stay tuned to see how it all plays out. And for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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