First Impressions: Michael Easton as General Hospital’s Silas Clay (PHOTOS)



It's One Life to Live's John McBain! Nope. It's Port Charles' sinister vampire Caleb Morley! No need for garlic. It's Stephen Clay! Not even close. Tanner Scofield from Days of Our Lives? The Well-Endowed Nude Model from Ally McBeal? As if.

What were your First Impressions of Michael Easton’s latest General Hospital character, Silas Clay?


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ghalltheway's picture
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I really liked him. He was way different than John McBain. Now maybe they won't keep saying his full name all the time...

I like it that he was a doctor. We need more doctors at GH.

I am curious to see how it will all play out.

Maybe he and Sam can hook up.

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27 March 2009
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Ewwww! Never, ever have I understood the appeal of this guy. And if we get more of the vampire stuff because of him, I am going to be very unhappy.

Sweet_Thing's picture
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I've never been a true "fan" of ME but I've never had a dislike of him either. I actually loved the McBain/Caleb vampire story and thought it was great use of history. Not sure where he'll fit in here. It's just too bad PP had to be so difficult.

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The coke bottle glasses and hair stub were a bit much.

Jabot1991's picture
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yeah no... if you read Kristen Alderson's interview with Michael Fairman she tells a different story

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I was actually hoping for Tanner Scofield! That would have been hilarious. Can't use OLTL characters? Maybe Days of Our Lives will sign off on one.

GHFan777's picture
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Ughhh...the new look was horrible...However I do like that he is a doctor.

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Hope he is more lighthearted than JMcB.

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I like that he is playing a completely different character than the cop that saves the world all the time!!!

soapjunkie88's picture
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Is he Ugly Betty's brother?

His look is irritating but I like Michael Easton. I hope it works. So far I'm not really impressed.

Sweet_Thing's picture
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I guess what I find disturbing is that they felt the need to pawn all three off on us on the same day but actually I was glad to see them back and the writing on the show has just been ingenious since the new guy took over so I think it will go good.

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I liked him as McBain and Caleb/Stephen maybe he be good as Silas but he needs to lose glasses

rabbit on the moon's picture
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Sweet_Thing wrote:
It's just too bad PP had to be so difficult.

I don't think that's fair. Let's not forget ABC created this whole mess by cancelling the soaps in the first place.

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11 February 2008
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I am glad to see ME back, but Silas? Couldn't they come up with a better name? As far as the new look, I think it will smooth out over the coming weeks, I just think they need the camouflage to establish the new identity. God knows it would be a travesty to cover up all that sexy with goofy glasses and a ponytail.

In any event I look forward to the story.

Yoryla's picture
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26 May 2012
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LOL! This is just ridiculous. Utterly so.

I cannot still even fathom how the situation could develop into this point, that these actors actually had to come back as other characters. I still don't think I've ever heard of anything this stupid. If this same thing thing had happened on any other soap, it would be unspeakable. Imagine if three Y&R or B&B actors just suddenly had to leave and come back as other characters! It would never ever fly. Nor should this.

I just can't get invested. And FYI: It's not helping that you are pairing these new characters with their previous character's counterparts! At least try to distinguish them by having them in totally different orbits. Furthermore, I honestly don't think Sam would ever fall for a semi-nerd doctor like this. Not in a million years.

days4ever's picture
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I think it's funny that there were basically 4 people (now) in the soap world that look like ME. First we have Caleb then Steven Clay then John McBain, and now Steven Clay's twin brother (not even mentioning Tanner from Days).

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I just don't understand why this guy hasn't cut his hair?

angrierblackerman's picture
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Another cartoon character to add to Ron and Frank's growing list. Just slap on a pair of glasses and fake teeth and voila!

IOWAHAWKEYE's picture
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Umm, my friend is telling me that SILAS is the name of the dead vampire on Vampire Diaries??? I can't think of any other reason they'd use such an annoying name....I'm a bit afraid again for this show. Please bring Jackie Zeman back along with Denise Alexander cuz i ain't gonna sit thru all this crap w/no vets...

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@sweetiepie -- Sexy is only sexy when it's subtle. NOT when it's cheesy with a fake smoky voice lol

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I already like ME in his new role. Micheal Easton is at his best when he plays dark characters. My favorites were always Father Micheal/ Caleb on PC. When he came on OLTL I liked John McBain but he did become too much " the cop that saved the world" as someone said. I liked the McBain character better on GH, more saracastic, funnier. You can tell already there is more to the Silas character and I think ME and KM have chemistry between them so I'm glad their characters will somehow be involved. Again, ME is lucky, he gets to play yet another character, which is rare on soaps. How many actors have played the same role for years?!

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ME looks well rested -- his face looks the best i think i've seen in years...or maybe lost some weight, got some sleep, or the hair being pulled back or all 3. I think the show need more doctors, and i think he may work the best of the 3 returns, but NOT if this is a vampire story as i referenced earlier...

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7 October 2009
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Here's Silas- pitch:

He is a very shy doctor, traumatized by having a crazy brother (so ME can compete with sonny for mumbling)

He thinks Sam is really hot, but is too shy to declare his feelings.

He becomes a baby sitter for Sam.

Felix notices how shy he is and after making a move to see if he is gay but doesn't know it yet, decides to settle for BFF, and help him with his love life.

He does a makeover: Silas gets contacts and lets his hair down.

Sam realizes how sexy he is without glasses.

Wouldn' that be original?

IOWAHAWKEYE's picture
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@westvirginiafan-- SOLD! (NOT!)

Yoryla's picture
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westvirginia - Bwahhhaaaaa! The Male Sabrina is born! Laughing out loud

You DO know RC is writing all that down.... Wink

But seriously, it IS refreshing to see ME play a different role. He does have the chops to pull it off.

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Still not watching GH and getting any of those actors back on is not changing that. He needs to cut that stupid hair. Ugh.

tealita's picture
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Groucho Glasses for the win!

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10 May 2008
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ME looks silly. Yes, I get his new character is a doctor which is why his hair is in that sloppy mess. Also, ME looks a little thin.

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24 March 2008
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I'm probably in the minority, but so far I like ME's new character & just glad he's back on screen. And I wouldn't mind seeing him chem-tested with some of the other GH actresses this go round either.

Not a fan of what I've seen of Kiki so far. Kind of mouthy for my taste.

FWIW, Waiting to see what's planned for RHo's new character. I hope he still has a good sense of humor. Todd was hilarious JMHO

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22 December 2012
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I love M. Easton but he looks like the Nutty Professor. I want John back. Stat!