HomeTVGeneral HospitalSean Kanan RETURNS to General Hospital! Jamey Giddens September 17, 2012 General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful 68 Comments I've been dropping hints on the blog and on the podcast like a British royal dropping trou, but now it's official! TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting Sean Kanan is returning to ABC Daytime's General Hospital! Said Kanan: "This is all pretty surreal and utterly unexpected — in fact, I thought it was going to take an Act of Congress to get me back on GH!" says Kanan, referring to his wildman ways and past alcohol issues that led to his ouster from the show in 1997. "GH is one of those places I never thought I'd see again and that makes what's happened even more exciting. My life has changed completely since those days. I'm newly married and have a baby on the way. I also have an 11-year-old daughter and four stepchildren. I'm not the guy I used to be." Will Kanan's character turn out to be the long-dead AJ Quartermaine, last played by Billy Warlock? Looks like GH is keeping that one to themselves! For more of Logan's article on Kanan's return, click here. Photo by PR Photos 68 Responses Cyberologist September 17, 2012 Oooooh My Goodness Gracious! Are you serious he’s coming to GH? I can’t even respond to this I’m so excited………… YESssss! Log in to Reply Jaydis09 September 17, 2012 Okay! Fine! I take back what I said about bringing on vets in the GF being ousted from Y&R post. I am so behind this casting! I CANNOT wait for him to be on screen in Port Charles again! Sad part is his AJ was before my time, but I love him from his Y&R/B&B days. Log in to Reply ChristianDavis148 September 17, 2012 Wow, considering he just now appeared on today’s B&B clearly shows he was only going to be around in LA for a few episodes and only to expose Bill’s dirty Italy plan, the poof, Deacon hits the road again! Log in to Reply keanna September 17, 2012 YEAH!!! As usual Jamey, you were on the money my friend!! I HOPE HE DOES COME BACK AS AJ!! With Steve leaving and John passing away, we need male Qs! Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY September 17, 2012 I am very excited about this. He is so hot- just what we need. I hope he is AJ- being held somewhere with Alan. Then Carly has to be like dang you are fine!! What was I thinking!!! Log in to Reply THEBEST September 17, 2012 AJ Quartermaine LIVES!!!!!! Sean was playing him when I started watching and I instantly fell in love with him. This is the perfect time for him to return, too. With Edward’s untimely death soon coming up, AJ can go head to head with Tracy over ELQ. Plus, without Guza & Frons’ influence, we can see a fair story with Michael being torn between AJ & Sonny with Carly thrown in for good measure. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 17, 2012 This is great news!!!! Not only AJ lives but the Quartermaines actually live on. Monica is going to get screen time beyond Jason’s exit. This is wonderful news!! I’m so excited. Welcome back, Sean!!!! May more Qs follow. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin September 17, 2012 Jamey do you know if this is a short run (ie will he kidnap jason and thats how jason exits the canvas) or will he be back for a real story? This is great news – his AJ was so much better than BW’s AJ IMHO Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 September 17, 2012 Just wow. My former school mates who used to watch/tape GH religiously when he was last on the show have got to be thrilled! I even had a brief stint watching back then too. Well, no one can accuse them of not trying with GH, that’s for sure. Log in to Reply elvara September 17, 2012 Good for GH, too bad for B&B(idiots!). Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY September 17, 2012 @EET- I read he was put on contract… Log in to Reply ER Writer September 17, 2012 YASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m watching GH again!!! SUCH good news. As Rupaul would say: “Don’t F*ck it up!” Log in to Reply GHteenybopper September 17, 2012 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!! Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens September 17, 2012 @EET Not a short run. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens September 17, 2012 I can’t say much more. I’ve made promises. I had to sneak in my teases and hints. LOL Log in to Reply ahanshew September 17, 2012 HOLY.CRAP! This is exciting!!! Jamey – do you know who he is playing? They are not saying AJ AND Steve Burton exits around that time. You don’t think or know if he is a recast for Jason? In my mind it’s not out of the question. Log in to Reply ahanshew September 17, 2012 If he is definitely playing AJ, can you imagine the hell he is going to put Carly, Sonny and Michael through? I LOVE THIS!!!!! Log in to Reply jayGHdawg September 17, 2012 “Yes, yes, yes” i am so happy! Log in to Reply ER Writer September 17, 2012 Not many actors will bring me back to a show, but he’s one of them. — it would be great if he returned with Laura:) [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbzv8nzfzNg Log in to Reply THEBEST September 17, 2012 He must be at the Swiss clinic in a room next to Robin. Emily & Alan can be there, as well. Just saying Log in to Reply GHFan76 September 17, 2012 Jason Morgan recast? They are keeping his part under wraps. Could be AJ, could be someone else. Log in to Reply 1titanman September 17, 2012 So he was coming back to B&B at first but now GH…Do we think Genie Francis going back …The Bellsvs ABC in the saga oontinues to get the actor or actress on the canvas… Log in to Reply mango September 17, 2012 That would be nice Log in to Reply strawberrygurl22 September 17, 2012 Welcome back Sean :)I’m so happy I hope he’s still playing AJ and not coming as a Jason recast. my brothers and sisters use to argue about him and Steve being twins all the time lol!!! Log in to Reply Yoryla September 18, 2012 WOHOOOOO!!! Praise the Lord! Not only am I happy that he is back in GH which is the HOTTEST soap right about…um, yep – now, but I am SO happy that this enormously talented actor by the name of Sean Kanan is employed!!! That a soap truly sees this man’s talent and charisma and uses it! Yessss! What a treat to GH fans, especially old school fans!!! One thing though – it has to be AJ. I don’t really want Jason back on my screen. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens September 18, 2012 Not a recast for Jason. Log in to Reply Jasen Perri September 18, 2012 This should be good! At that old Youttube clip is awesome! That’s when I first started to watch. Log in to Reply Divatude58 September 18, 2012 Let’s hope he is AJ Quartermaine who RC makes into the next “it” man on the show. Make him a rich bad boy (grey character) and not an all and out villain. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 18, 2012 [quote=Jamey Giddens]Not a recast for Jason.[/quote] Thank you for saying that, Jamey. That would be a suicide mission and I don’t think that SK would have signed on if he was about to follow Steve Burton. Here’s hope that he comes back as A.J. It just has to be A.J. RC planed a Quartermaine storyline since the beginning of the year. That’s his chance to do that iconic family some justice. I guess that they don’t clarify on SK coming back as A.J. for a twist/surprise that comes with him. Can’t wait for Oct 29. Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY September 18, 2012 Thank gooness no Jason recast. I really hope he is AJ!! Log in to Reply Cath September 18, 2012 Aww, yay! My AJ Quartermaine! <3 He better be playing AJ or else this will feel like the Sarah Joy Brown situation all over again. Damn, kudos to Cartini for this. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 18, 2012 With John Ingle passing, I thought to myself today who is left besides Tracy and Monica? Ned and Dillion are out of town. Lila, Alan, Justus, and Emily are gone. What great timing to bring him back. I hope its AJ he is playing. Come on Frank! Please do it. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon September 18, 2012 Hot damn!!!!!! I’m flashing back to all those fantasies I used to have in the nineties. Log in to Reply svexsal September 18, 2012 I’m also hoping he’s a Jason recast. But if he’s AJ, that’s just as good. Log in to Reply blackjack21 September 18, 2012 now that i’ve recovered a little from my delighted shock, I’m glad to see I’m wasn’t the only one thinking he’d be a recast jason. oh well – i’m just thrilled to see him back whee! Log in to Reply Tris Drake September 18, 2012 They bet’ nor stick him with that cartoon character of Jason! He needs to be AJ so he can do something with his boring ass son! Was Jerry hiding AJ too? Log in to Reply ahanshew September 18, 2012 Thanks for confirming, Jamey! Log in to Reply scrubsfan1980 September 18, 2012 First time poster, long time lurker on this site…. This is AWESOME news! Does anyone remember an old Brenda fantasy scene in the bathtub with each of her men, back in the mid-90s? Sonny, Jagger, Ned and AJ! Sean Kanan is still smokin’! Log in to Reply tealita September 18, 2012 Holy cow! I always had a huge soft spot for AJ. Think of all the story possibilities. Log in to Reply david46208 September 18, 2012 @Jamey Giddens: I can dig it. I remember watching him on the show. He was good. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now September 18, 2012 PLEASE BE AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply noway September 18, 2012 [quote=elvara]Good for GH, too bad for B&B(idiots!).[/quote] Idiots is not quite the term of endearment I would use for Brad Bell and company about not putting SK in a rocking storyline on B&B. Just more of the same old same old. Log in to Reply Greeneb2 September 18, 2012 Go, Sean, Go–Yay! Brian :party: :party: :party: :party: :love: :love: :love: :love: Log in to Reply Tris Drake September 18, 2012 Let Sonny try to hang Sean’s version from a hook in a freezer. Seeing how Sean is a foot taller. Log in to Reply RorysRainfall September 18, 2012 If you love soaps, I hope you will love this Blair Cramer post!! OLTL and GH rock!!! http://rorysrainfall.com/?p=94 Log in to Reply nysam September 18, 2012 With Edward’s passing it is a perfect time to reboot the Quartermaines. Have AJ return to the fold with Tracy & Monica. Recast Dillon (How about John Paul Lavossier) and bring back Ned (the original, Kurt McKinney). Monica & Tracy could battle it out as their sons compete to take over ELQ. Let’s not forget AJ’s son, Michael. Maybe Edward’s passing and Jason leaving town is what this Q needs to return to his real family. Have Maya, Skye, Lois, Brook Lynn return for the funeral. Just as Tracy, Ned, Dillon are beginning to battle Monica, AJ & Michael….enter Jimmy Lee Holt (Edward’s bastard son) with his brood of hot redneck kids to claim his rightful inheritance. It would also be great to see a return visit from Celia Quartermaine (the great Sherily Wolter). Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 September 18, 2012 Good to know he’s apparently not a re-cast for Jason. One thing I pray they don’t do is an AJ doppelganger type story. I’ve had more than enough of those at Y&R… 0:) Log in to Reply THEBEST September 18, 2012 I would LOVE for Jimmy Lee Holt to return (in the form of Robert Newman, ex-Josh, GL) but in Edward’s will, it stipulates that he must change his name to James Quartermaine in order to claim his inheritance. Log in to Reply RealityCheck 33 September 18, 2012 Bradley Bell blew this one big time. Deacon would have brought some LIFE back into the DOA B&B canvas. GH turns out to be smart, very smart. Good for SK. Log in to Reply BornSoapStar September 18, 2012 Bravo! Another smart move by Ron C. and Frank V. Love Sean Kanan as AJ! Great future storyline potential Now can he please be the father to Sam’s baby, can Jalame sign the damn divorce papers and stop having a million lame goodbyes, can TPTB stop wasting the last few weeks we have of Steve Burton! Oh, and here’s hoping AJ stole Jake to punish Jason for stealing Michael. Log in to Reply Angie Lucy September 18, 2012 Holy cow! Please be AJ! No disrespect to Billy Warlock, whom I loved and thought Guza & Co. treated like an absolute dog. But the chemistry between Sean Kanan and Steve Burton was great. They sold the whole “rival brothers who still love each other deeply” angle. It didn’t hurt that they looked alike (and I think they’re actually related, albeit by marriage). Log in to Reply scrumptious September 18, 2012 OH-MY-FUCKING-GOD!!! For real? The original AJ Quartermaine is returning to GH? Wow… just wow. Sean Kanan is a fantastic actor, so dynamic and charismatic. He was my absolute favorite AJ. He looks so much like Steve Burton too. I heard they’re distant cousins or something. Best. News. Ever. Log in to Reply JasamForever September 18, 2012 This is some of the best news! I fell in love with Sean Kanan when he actually started on Y&R a few years back, although I have seen the youtube videos of AJ Quartermaine back in the day. He is an awesome actor and oozes charm, bad boy, appeal. :p What would be great is if they also brought back Keisha as well! Didn’t she and AJ have a child together? Now, that would be great! Log in to Reply Restless Vixen September 18, 2012 I am so excited for you GHers! I’ve never been a big GH fan, except in the mid to late 90s when the show was FIYAH with AJ and Jason (when he was a Quartermaine), Robin, Stone, Brenda,Jagger, Ned, Lois, Sonny and Jax and the montages. The flipping montages! I had a huge crush on SK because of his role as AJ and later when he went to B&B as Deacon Sharpe. I really hope he will reprise his role as AJ (somehow), but whatever. This is amazing news no matter who he plays. I know not all fans are happy with Carlivati/Valentini, but they have been making some great moves for the long term fans. They have truly surprised fans with shockers (almost completely unspoiled) like Robin not being dead and the return of Duke Lavery. Not to mention the recent stuff with Ed Quartermaine (RIP John Ingle), a new cop that can challenge the mob (McBain), and the return of Anna Devane a few months ago. As a long suffering (LOL) Y&R fan, I wish my soap would pleasantly surprise me for a change and not insult me with stupid SLs. As an “outsider” I feel like they are trying to do right buy you fans,even if everything is not pleasing to everyone. Shit, I might have to start back watching GH… Log in to Reply Clifford September 18, 2012 [quote=scrubsfan1980]Does anyone remember an old Brenda fantasy scene in the bathtub with each of her men, back in the mid-90s? Sonny, Jagger, Ned and AJ![/quote] I think this is the clip you’re referring to. Ahhh…the 90s! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNTWbfH2Ees autoplay:0] Log in to Reply Yoryla September 18, 2012 Damn! Brenda had every leading man hot to trot for her – lol! Log in to Reply Ravennite613 September 18, 2012 OMG can someone bring out the meathook and have Jason hang off of it..Just then AJ comes thru the door and tells him something about taking back what’s his. I loved both versions of AJ but Sean was by far the one that matched up best with SBu…I for one hope that this AJ is written as getting the upper hand and not being a sap. So freaking happy Log in to Reply noway September 18, 2012 [quote=RealityCheck 33]Bradley Bell blew this one big time. Deacon would have brought some LIFE back into the DOA B&B canvas. GH turns out to be smart, very smart. Good for SK.[/quote] What they COULD have done with Deacon…. Congrats GH fans. Stupid Brad Bell……Your Loss…is ABC’s gain Log in to Reply pferrando September 18, 2012 Wow…GHers are thrilled. Don’t know the character because I don’t watch. I am glad though that he’s gone from Y and R…another failed character on the show. It was briefly entertaining when Nikki was romping around with him, but when they brought him back the second/third time, it didn’t work. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 September 18, 2012 What fabulous news, especially with Steve Burton leaving the show and John Ingles passing (still have tears in my eyes over that. Loved him as Edward so much). I always felt Sean was the best AJ, and looked so much like Steve Burton , that they actually looked liked brothers. Sean is a great actor . looking forward to his return. I want the Quartermain family to live on. Now bring back Alan and I’ll be happy. Log in to Reply days4ever September 18, 2012 I’ve been telling Cartini that they should bring him back for months now! They finally listened and I couldn’t be more happy. This is the smartest move since bringing back Anna and Duke! One last wish is for Alan Sr to come back as well. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 September 18, 2012 I am so hoping Sean is back as AJ, which will give Monica (who is so in need of a storyline) and the whole Quatermain’s a storyline again. I think John Paul L. (from One Life To Live), would make a great Dillion, Tracy’s son. Scott Clifton is now the leading actor On B &B so he won’t be back but him and John Paul are very similar in their acting, and facial expressions.Want to see more and more Quartermain’s return to the show. Log in to Reply Yoryla September 18, 2012 [quote=pferrando]Wow…GHers are thrilled. Don’t know the character because I don’t watch. I am glad though that he’s gone from Y and R…another failed character on the show. It was briefly entertaining when Nikki was romping around with him, but when they brought him back the second/third time, it didn’t work.[/quote] pferrando, I agree. Deacon is a fantastic character on B&B but he did not fit into Y&R at all. Log in to Reply mipeony September 18, 2012 What good news! I can’t wait to see the storyline…. I would love it if AJ had been behind all the things with Franco and Heather to completely ruin Jason’s life! Log in to Reply Angie Lucy September 18, 2012 [quote=mipeony]What good news! I can’t wait to see the storyline…. I would love it if AJ had been behind all the things with Franco and Heather to completely ruin Jason’s life![/quote] I wouldn’t. I hated how Guza turned AJ into some evil, twisted person. To have AJ behind a serial killer/rapist and a complete lunatic would just further that mess. I’d rather AJ be a strong, Adam Chandler type. During Guza’s brief hiatus, BW’s AJ showed great potential to be a strong character, whether heroic or villainous (but not in a sick cuckoo way). I know SK could pull off a strong AJ, too. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 18, 2012 Since TPTB are planing long-term with Sean Kanan and not bringing him back for a short stint but on contract I think that they return to AJ as a much more complex character than he was in the Guza era. That is if Kanan returns as AJ which I think he will. AJ’s last years were completely ruined. The 90s were full of meaningful dialogue and then they turned AJ into a one-note villain. That’s why I’m happy that Sean Kanan is back. When he played AJ, these were the character’s golden years. The battle with alcohol, fighting with Jason and the Carly hook up. Log in to Reply scrumptious September 19, 2012 GH CriticalList @GHCriticalList Sean Kanan will be a Jason recast, we were told. He will take over the role seamlessly, as Jasons story if hot right now. GH CriticalList @GHCriticalList We are being told that Jason’s storyline is way to front burner right now not to recast!!! That is all we know for now!!!! 12:10 PM – 18 Sep 12 WTF??? Is there any truth to this rumor? No… just no. Sean Kanan is AJ Quartermaine~ Please don’t waste his talents as a recast Jason Morgan. AJ is a much more interesting and complex character. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens September 20, 2012 Sean Kanan will not be Jason. Bold-faced lie. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.