Steve Burton to Play Avery's War Hero Ex Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless



Ex-General Hospital hunk Steve Burton received the equivalent of a ticker tape parade today on The Talk. Burton allowed the CBS chatfest's co-hosts to officially announce his employment by sudser The Young and the Restless. The actor will be playing the role of Dylan McAvoy, war veteran and ex of Avery Clark (Jessica Collins).

Burton recently left the mega popular role of Jason Morgan on GH after 21 years, reportedly to spend more time with his family in Tennessee. He shared on The Talk that CBS Daytime is allowing him to go back and forth from Los Angeles to the land of the Grand Ole' Opry.  He also revealed that he and Y&R producer Jill Farren Phelps—his former GH boss— are in talks with Sony TV about the telenovela project they've been creating with James Franco.

Photo of Jessica Collins by PR Photos


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oh, that was his "HUGE, SHOCKING, AMAZING" announcement?

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Syphallus will be jumping on his magic stick before February sweeps!!

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"I didn't see his one coming", said no one.

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The_Moustache--

Go to the corner, sir. lol. You are showing out. Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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Burton's so transparent. I'm sure GH would have negotiated a back and forth to the land of the Grand Ole Opry. Just say it, you left GH b/c you were no longer its centerpiece aka "the timing was right."

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Steve Burton is the KING of all the FOJ's throughout the years. He clearly didn't get hired based on talent!

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The_Moustache I need you on Twitter STAT!!! *LMAO!*

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The Moustache, I almost choked on peanutbutter sandwich. Its still lodged in my throat I laughed so hard.

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Oh The_Mustache...how I love your humor.

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Yes, Moustache--

And find me on Twitter and follow me! Laughing out loud

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Seve Burton did General Hospital and his fans wrong! He bailed from GH because he was no longer front and center on a now well balanced show and doing it all the while hiding behind a lie! I wish this role was only temporary, but we all know it won't be. He'll be on there eating up screen time as long as JFP is in charge.

I was hopefully optimstic that JFP and JG would turn Y&R around, however they have disappointed! Fans did not want to go from MAB's 1980 Primetime Has-Been Actors to FOJ! We want to see stories that revolve around Victor, Nikki, Jack, Nicholas, Victoria, Neil and the characters that made THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS!

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Jamey wasnt Dylan her ex lover? The only way I see this working is if he works with Stafford. Steve Burton mixing it up with JC, JM and SC's acting styles is going to be boring. He needs a strong actress like Stafford and a character like Phyllis to spice things up since Avery is sleeping with her sister's ex husband.

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Well, my days as a viewer of Y&R are drawing to a close. This simply is NOT my Y&R. I'll give it a few more months for them to turn things around and then take it off my DVR.

Bringing on an airtime whore to be leading man to ANOTHER airtime whore is not my idea of must-see daytime TV. Avery is NOT an important character on Y&R. And she SHOULDN'T be. Who in the hell is this chick banging???

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Forgot to add...I hope that Frank and Ron script an episode that has the body of a blonde mobster wash up on the Port Charles shoreline...Sam comes and finds it...she cries for twenty-two seconds...cut to commericial...they bury Jason...cut to commericial...Sam and John McBain are doing the horizontal tango!

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Well, he looks like he is on steroids.

I am sure he will be counting notches on his bed post before long.

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Steve Burton left a job he was in for 21 years. He's allowed to do that. Just like any of you are. Seriously you people need to get a life and give a guy a break. An actor has a job. Actor changes job. Big deal. Good luck, Steve. Unlike others, I believe you are allowed to live your life however you choose and support your family however you choose, however delusional some soap fans may be.

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Sponge89,I agree with your post BUT then why did SB say he was moving to Nashville to focus on his family?

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here is the video of him on The Tawk

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I agree that it's a bit much to blame him for changing jobs. I think it's a win-win for everyone, because GH has improved without him. The only problem I have is that Ron hasn't paid proper respect to the character's relationship with Sonny. I think it does a disservice to fans to have Sonny essentially shrug his shoulders at the news of Jason's death and move on.

They could even have had a strangely touching scene between Sonny and Monica, as they bonded momentarily over their shared grief. I think that would have been very powerful for both actors.

Today, they had Sonny hallucinating a conversation with Kate, a relationship I just don't buy. Yet he hasn't had a scene where he falls apart over Jason's death. If my closest friend died tragically, I'd be out of commission for a long, long time. As glad as I am to see Jason gone, I think he deserved a better sendoff than he got.

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doubletime!

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You make a good point, gord, but Cartini are pissed at SB and and seem to be doing everything they can to minimize Jason's disappearance. Since I don't like Sonny OR Jason, this works for me but I can see where you're coming from. The only character who they can't completely move forward from Jason is Sam, because there would be riots if she took up with McBain so quickly after Jason.

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TVgord I agree! While RC and FV have GREATLY improved GH, I think the point you just made was a big miss on their part. Don't get me wrong, I'm not really a huge Jason/Sonny fan. But these two (unfortunately) dominated the show for the past 10-12 years. For sonny just to basically say "oh well" at Jason's death was a HUGE missed story opportunity for he show. Sonny had meltdowns over Lily's death and Michael's injury, why not Jason's demise?

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Jason's "death" has been like the characters are acting he went on a vacation and he's not dead.

no one is falling apart or crying in outburts or anything close to that.

it's like the writers did that to Jason/Steve Burton on purpose for quitting the show on short notice.

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bishbay and The_Moustache, I think you're both right that they are angry with Burton so they are downplaying Jason's death. It's unprofessional to short-change the fans because of a behind-the-scenes grudge.

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Congratulations, Steve, on your new job and the move to Y&R!

Seriously. As a Liason fan, I will miss seeing Steve Burton and Rebecca Herbst burn up my TV screen.

Steve seems happy and that is all that anyone can wish for another person. Smile

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I have to argue that SB quitting with short notice is unprofessional. And it is more unprofessional that he said he wanted to focus on family and is now joining a rival soap. But TVGord I also agree, don't make fans suffer. Have Jason's body wash up in the harbor and officially declare him dead.

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I agree, jcmellencamp78.

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Hell I will take a Jason recast. Amnesia stricken, he becomes Jason Quartermaines again!!

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Yes, SBu's exist from GH story wise was a bomb. If those pesky rumors are true, SBu gave a 90 day notice (which is the GH requirement) last June, which means RC/FV should have had a better story in mind to send a 21 year old vet off screen with more than a roll off the docks into some dirty ass water. Jason Morgan's exist from GH sucked, period. I don't blame SBu for taking a job at Y&R or the local Dairy Queen based on his written exit from GH where there were no flashbacks of his time spent on the show over the last two decades.

I seriously doubt that RC/FV would have given RS, RSW, ES, etc the same type of exit from OLTL that was written for SBu.

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Jessica Collins used to be on Loving. And I guess I must be the minority here, but I don't feel she is eating the show. At least not in a Michelle Stafford way. Phyllis seemed to be involved in every single story line, as a LEAD. I can tolerate MS/Phyliss under the new regime. Should Nikki and some story, ABSOLUTELY. But new shows always need some new blood. I like JC with JM.