Danny Morgan celebrated his birthday on GENERAL HOSPITAL in the May 31 episode, and viewers immediately noticed that the kid had grown up and was looking a little different than the last time they’d seen him. That’s because Danny is now being played by Porter Fasullo. Although he doesn’t yet have an IMDb page, his Instagram shows a photo of him starring in a stage production of Mary Poppins as well as the Ring Pop Gummy Gems commercial you might have seen on TV recently.
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After a series of twins who played Danny as an infant and toddler, TK Weaver was the first solo actor to take over the role, debuting in May of 2016. But after three years, the role was recast, and Weaver took to social media to thank his fans and GH family. And later, he wished his replacement well. “I really hope you all like your new Danny,” Weaver tweeted. “I will miss being him, but I’m sure your new Danny will be great, too! I wish him the best!”
Danny’s life was dramatic right from conception when Sam Morgan worried that Franco might be his babydaddy instead of Jason Morgan. Then, at birth, Heather Webber convinced Todd Manning to switch Sam’s infant with the stillborn child Téa Delgado had just given birth to at the same time. However, after a few months, Jason stumbled upon the truth and confronted Heather, who threatened to throw the baby off the roof of the hospital rather than give him back! Thankfully, Danny was rescued and returned to his rightful home with Sam and Jason.
On his first birthday, Danny was diagnosed with leukemia and was kidnapped by Franco, who had briefly become convinced he was Jason. Carly talked him down and Danny was brought to the hospital where it turned out Franco was a bone marrow match to save Danny. Sadly, Franco had a brain tumor which meant he couldn’t donate. Media mogul Derek Wells turned out to be a match, and it turned out he was really Sam’s father, Julian Jerome, and was happy to save his grandson’s life. Danny continued to have a clean bill of health until late 2014 when Madeline Reeves tampered with the blood results to make Sam believe her son’s leukemia had returned.
Danny’s family life has also been dramatic, with his father being presumed dead, almost getting Patrick Drake as a new daddy, and then his dad’s return from the dead — twice! (The first was really Drew Cain made to believe he was Jason, and the second was actually Jason back from the grave.) Danny also got a new baby sister, Scout. Now his parents are back together and things are looking up. For now, anyway!
Stay tuned to see how Danny’s story continues, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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