It’s Official: Jason Cook OUT At General Hospital!

The house cleaning continues over at General Hospital. Soap Opera Digest is reporting Jason Cook (Dr. Matt Hunter) is departing the show next month. According to the magazine, Cook had already been planning to take some time off from the soap, to focus on a number of outside projects. Cook stated:
I was going to have to take several months off the show for all these other things I'm working on. One would have been this summer, to do LifeCHANGE [his project with Arianne Zucker, Nicole, DAYS] and other shoots, as well as my new cooking show, CHOP THIS. It's an on-location cooking show with a different restaurant chef showing us a couple of recipes each week. It's going to start online at If Genreful [his short film with co-star Bradford Anderson, Spinelli] gets funded, I have that to do, too. So, I am stepping away for the time being. There is no talk about me coming back, but I was going to have to take time off anyway.

Help General Hospital’s Jason Cook and Bradford Anderson’s Short Film Get Made!


Jason Cook has had a lot more to do as General Hospital's Dr. Matt Hunter since the new regime took over, but that hasn't stopped him from creating his own projects. Cook and producer Stephen Hansen recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their short film Genreful, starring Cook's GH costar Bradford Anderson (Spinelli)

In Genreful, a suicidal young man named Anton (Anderson) is rescued from the brink by a girl named Hannah. Anton and Hannah ultimately fall in love, but their happiness is short-lived, when Hannah's brutish ex (Jason Mewes) comes back into the picture.

The short flick will span the varied film genres of Drama, Romantic Comedy, Thriller, Action, Horror, Animation and Sci-Fi, hence the name Genreful. Sounds ambitious and intriguing! Watch Cook and Hansen's campaign vid after the jump.


General Hospital Stars Flex Their Muscles For Habitat For Humanity

General Hospital’s Lexi Ainsworth and Bradford Anderson (pictured above) joined their GH costars and fans for a bit of elbow grease at the 2nd Annual The House That General Hospital Fans Built work site on December 4 in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the event, which helped build affordable housing for families in need, went towards funding the house. See more photos from the project after the jump!

Wishful Casting: Van Hansis as General Hospital’s Lucas, Paired With Dr. Matt Hunter

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know I started calling for As The World TurnsVan Hansis (ex-Luke) to join General Hospital as Carly's (Laura Wright) gay, little brother Lucas since shortly before the World stopped turning. I planned to post it as part of a complete Wishful Casting for the cast of ATWT, however those enterprising ex-Oakdalers are finding jobs at a much faster rate than I can formulate ideas, and/or soaps to place them on, so I decided to divide them up and begin posting them starting today. I don't know about you guys, but I  think Hansis would be a nice addition to GH's younger cast as Lucas Stansbury Jones, the adopted son of Bobbie Spencer (Jackie Zeman) and the late Dr. Tony Jones (Brad Maule).