Michael Saucedo Returns to General Hospital



Rebecca Herbst's husband Michael Saucedo is returning to General Hospital as Juan Santiago. Soap Opera Digest has confirmed the casting.

For those not familiar with the character, who last appeared in 2001, Juan is the son of Lily Revera (Lilly Melgar) and Miguel Morez (Ricky Martin) and the adopted cousin of Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo). He once dated the now deceased Emily Quartermaine (Amber Tamblyn).

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  1. Profile photo of MysteryStory
    MysteryStory

    Not another person to prop up Sabrina. But maybe they’ll script an interchange between him and Becky Herbst. Weren’t they all friends way back when ( Nick, Em, Liz, Lucky, Juan)?

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    GHteenybopper

    ****POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT***

    When this was announced this morning on twitter, I saw a few people on my TL speculating that Lily is actually alive and sends Juan to keep Carlos out of Sabrina’s orbit as it turns out that Sabrina is the baby that “died” along with Lily during the infamous CLINK-BOOM moment.

    Personally, I’m taking this with a HUGE grain of salt as it is just pure fan speculation, and Sonny doesn’t need anymore damn kids lol

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    mackenzie2184

    [quote=GHteenybopper]****POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT***
    When this was announced this morning on twitter, I saw a few people on my TL speculating that Lily is actually alive and sends Juan to keep Carlos out of Sabrina’s orbit as it turns out that Sabrina is the baby that “died” along with Lily during the infamous CLINK-BOOM moment.
    Personally, I’m taking this with a HUGE grain of salt as it is just pure fan speculation, and Sonny doesn’t need anymore damn kids lol[/quote]

    I thought the child Lily was pregnant with was a boy? If Lily is alive, then hopefully Lily Melgar will return but we’ll have to wait and see. Personally, I like the fact that Juan and Sabrina are cousins. I bet the writers will put Juan and Liz together just for the hell of it since Michael and Becky are married. The love to stick real life couples together. I’m surprised that they haven’t put Bryan Craig (Morgan) & Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) together already. You’re right Sonny doesn’t need anymore kids.

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    Scooter Smith

    He was with Emily before Zander, but fooled around with Rafe’s mom Allison, and she got pissed, drugged, and then kidnapped by Zander.

    While he is probably coming to prop up Sabrina, this could be a way to bring back Det. Taggart. Between Anna being MIA so often, and Scotty Baldwin back in town, I’m thinking Scotty becomes the new D.A. and convinces the Mayor to replace Anna as Commissioner with his old friend Marcus Taggert (who happens to have been Juan’s guardian). I can just imagine the tension in the police station with Taggart as Commissioner and Sonny’s son as lead/head detective.

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    DisillusionedGHfan

    @GHTeenybopper … I have been speculating just that! I wouldn’t be surprised if Sabrina is Lillys daughter and Lilly is alive. However, we have enough of Sonnys sperms come to life as it is. Somewhere, somehow, there has to be a line drawn on a storyboard that says “quantity of Sonnys children ends here, no further!” …at least one would hope.

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    SwanQueen59

    Awww. I loved Real Andrews and his Taggert. And is it just me or does Michael Saucedo bear a glancing resemblance to Bryton who plays Devon on Y&R?

    As for Sabrina being another child for the mob boss, please, for the love of God and GH, NO, NO, NO!!!!! :| Enough already!!!!! The character has been nothing but a plot point from the moment she was introduced. And while the actress herself is visually lovely, she brings very little to the canvas that is memorable…. 0:)

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    LauraWrightCrazy

    LOL.. while I agree (& laugh) at Sonny having more kids on canvas.. I’m actually all for this idea!..

    I like Sabrina.. & I want her character to stick around.. she isn’t a horrible character.. a little cartoonish at first, but she is BEAUTIFUL.. and I’m loving the more mature Sabrina.. She is so sweet with Emma.. and she does love Patrick.. no hidden agendas.. she has everything we could want in a soap heroin.. she held her own against Britt (IMO).. she won (for now)!..

    ..but everyone kept saying she has no relevance in Port Charles.. & NOW she does/might! I’m glad her cousin is coming to town and I hope she gets more ties to Port Charles

    I just wish they’d cast a legit Kristina before giving Sonny more children. (Hello Lexi??!?)

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    LizzieVee

    Will be fun for their kids to see him on TV. I don’t think he’s done any acting since their children were born. Would be nice for him and Becky to become a couple on the show too!

    Agree, no more kids for Sonny!

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    soapjunkie88

    Someday this cast is gonna explode. LOL
    How are they able to give all these people a pay check?

    I like Michael Saucedo and I liked him as Juan but I’m kinda getting nerves about the balance of the show.

    We still haven’t seen AJ and I’m really questioning if Sean Kanan is still on the show. The story about Connie’s murder seems just dropped.
    Other characters only get addressed once in a while. Liz is on as a friend for others but hasn’t had a real storyline in a very long time. That potential Nikolas/Liz/AJ triangle was cut extremely short. Laura has been in and out to marry and then break up with Scotty, the Deception relaunch seems dead.

    I’m happy that Frank and Ron care about the history of the show. But I think Ron is sometimes getting in over his head about stuff and can’t find a any balance or organic storytelling. That worries me a bit.

    If Lily turns out to be alive as well I’m also concerned that we have a little bit too many ‘back from the dead’ scenarios. It gets kinda stupid to hear characters say that this or that person is dead when all of them know someone that cheated dead before or cheated dead themselves.

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    nysam

    Please NO Lily back from the dead. Under this regime…. AJ, Jerry, Faison, Stavros, Franco, Duke, Julian and Robin have come back from the dead. That’s 8 characters in a year.

    Add the following resurrections already on the canvas Luke, Laura, Lesley, Carly and Michael and it is just ridiculous.

    Stop using this over done plot device. It’s really lazy writing.

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    liason4real

    I guess the only way that Liz will see any action on screen is for Becky’s real life husband to show up as the next person to prop Sabrina. |(

    Hell no to Lilly being alive! Sonny has way too many exes (Carly, Olivia, Alexis and Sam) on the show and he does NOT need another effing kid!

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    Yoryla

    Okay. Well, umm, great in a sense, but is he really needed? The only thing I want to hear from him is about WHO Sabrina really is? What are her roots? Who’s child is she? Who was the nurse mother who died? There’s just so many unanswered questions.

    Also, why is Juan’s last name Santiago? Was he adopted into the Santiago family, meaning he is not a biological Santiago, while Sabrina is?

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    TomZulawski

    They have to do back from the dead stories, JFP killed every good character on the show over her decade of terror. In order to bring the history of the show back they had to bring these characters back from the dead or all you would have is Sonny, Carly, Spinelli and Jason.

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    soapjunkie88

    @TomZulawski: And I enjoyed some of those stories. But as a writer you have to decide if it’s really necessary to bring that particular character back from the dead. I didn’t really need Franco back and I don’t need the clink-boom moment destroyed by bringing Lily back. As @liason4real mentioned, Sonny has so many exes in town, what do we need Lily for?

    It’s a dangerous game to bring so many people back from the dead. And Lily is one I don’t really need. She wasn’t an important character. I mean the character is most famous for it’s death. LOL

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    TomZulawski

    [quote=soapjunkie88]@TomZulawski: And I enjoyed some of those stories. But as a writer you have to decide if it’s really necessary to bring that particular character back from the dead. I didn’t really need Franco back and I don’t need the clink-boom moment destroyed by bringing Lily back. As @liason4real mentioned, Sonny has so many exes in town, what do we need Lily for?

    It’s a dangerous game to bring so many people back from the dead. And Lily is one I don’t really need. She wasn’t an important character. I mean the character is most famous for it’s death. LOL[/quote]

    I 1000% agree with you. Clink Boom was classic, and shouldn’t be messed with. Franco, well I just threw up in my mouth even typing the name. GH would never be Gh without special characters that JFP decided to kill off, Alan Q being the most missed. Phelp and Guza made it their mission to destroy anything recognizable from GH past. Im just very happy that Ron and Frnak were able to bring some of the history back to life.

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    liason4real

    If I remember correctly, Juan Santiago is the son of Lilly Rivera & Miguel (Ricky Martin) and was adopted by the Santiago family. Sabrina’s mother died when she was a small child and her father sent her to Juan’s family to live. Oh, and Juan thought Sonny was his father when he first came to town.

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    tamcin

    I thought Ava said “Carlos Rivera” when she saw him today. Was it already established that he is related to Lily? If so, another reason for him to help destroy Sonny.

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    Angie Lucy

    I loved Lily, but it would be too many dead people walking if she came back.

    I don’t see the need for Juan, although I did like him.

    Although I liked both of the actors who played Taggert, I absolutely despised his character. Hated, hated, hated him. The only thing I liked besides his looks was his anointing Jason as “Anger Boy.” I especially hated how he completed disregarded that his hero, Sonny’s dad, was an abuser. No, he didn’t know that at first when he came looking for revenge against Sonny. And no, that shouldn’t have made him overlook crimes that Sonny committed during Taggert’s tenure as a cop. He didn’t believe the truth at first, but eventually he did and it didn’t change his perspective on his “hero” at all. I always wondered if there was a latent child/wife abuser in Taggert since that didn’t bother him one iota.

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    Yoryla

    Yes Carlos’ last name is Rivera, which I hope they will take into use by making him Lily’s brother one of these days.

    But as far as Lily goes, there is no need for her. Plus it would water down the clink boom. And wasn’t she like the most hated character on GH right after She who shall not be named? Lol!

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    logan_echolls

    Thank goodness!!!! If Carlos last name is Rivera than Sabrina COULD NOT be Lily and Sonny’s child!! Yeah Carlos does look like Sabrina’s uncle who is molesting her but at least it means Sabrina is NOT Lily’s child.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I like that Micheal S is returning to the show. I still can remember that Nurses’ Ball, when he sang “Footloose” with Liz and Emily (then played my Amber T). He was really good. Perhaps this is why they were holding out with Liz getting involved with anyone. I can see her with Juan (they were close friends, her, Juan, Emily and Nic) so again Ron C is going back to history.And, as a married couple, of course chemistry! This is what I like most about Cartini. They go back to the history of the show and bring back characters, like Lucy, Scotty, Heather, and villains that are somehow connected, like the Jeromes, Faison, that makes the stories more believable. So much better then the days of Guza/Phelps and that awful Balkin story now being shown on Soapnet, and that whole horrible James Franco story.
    Have a feeling the rumors about Lily being alive, may be true. It would fit into the whole Sonny/Jerome Mob story and somehow explain Sabrina’s back-ground, and perhaps a Brenda return???

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    js3557

    I think it would be interesting to see Juan with Liz. I always thought they had more chemistry than Juan and Emily, and once I found out Becky and Michael were a couple I knew why I had that feeling.

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    Soap Lover

    That would be a fantastic twist. You have to totally throw logic out the window but it’s a soap opera! The biggest thing is that Sabrina and michael wouldn’t be so close in age but again it’s a soap opera. I love it I think it would be fantastic because sonny’s life has been so affected by her death. Who cares if the baby was supposed to be a boy It’d be a fun story

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    jeremy in chicago

    Egad. I remember Juan as super boring and useless and kind of cheesy. I think this has three purposes: 1. Keep Becky Herbst happy while 2. Firing Sean Kanan, and 3. Propping f’n Sabrina.

    Shoring up the Carlos/Sabrina story is bad news. To me, they’re like a dead appendage that needs to be severed.

    As for Lily, she is possibly the most vile and hateable character – but for the wrong reasons – in the entire show’s history. Her death was classic and SUCH a relief to the show’s fans. Do not mess with that, Ron C.

    Who is “She who shall not be named,” who was more hated than Lily? The only person I can think of as hateable (besides Sabrina) is Emily (NL version).

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    JasamForever

    Click Bloom was classic and should not be messed with. There is no need to resurrect Lily. Juan is okay to come back though. He may be the only viable love interest for Liz. I guess it just depends on how long he stays.

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    mackenzie2184

    I pass on his return. I liked him as Juan in the early years and he’s awesome to his fans on social media, but the cast is already bloated enough. Stop with bringing people back and just move on to new and fresh stories. And please stop casting people. It’s beyond ridiculous.

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