To many people, birthdays are a joyous occasion as well as an opportunity to review the ups and downs they’ve experienced since the last time they blew out candles on a cake. GENERAL HOSPITAL‘s Jeffrey Vincent Parise (ex-Carlos) had his big day on July 9, and he reflected back on the highs and lows of the previous 365 days in an inspiring Instagram post. “Another year passes,” he mused. “Had some bumps in the road during this one, and some truly magical moments that I will carry until the end.
“As I move forward, I will choose to remember the love and joy I’ve got to share with the people I encounter in my life. Old friends and new,” Parise added. “As my 103-year-old friend who exited this life last year always said, ‘Life is only as good as the people in it,’ and I couldn’t agree more. Thank you for the love, friendship and kindness you’ve shown me this past year and I hope to show it back through my words, my actions, my work, and my thoughts of you.”
Parise joined the cast of GH in 2013, portraying bad boy Carlos Rivera and later, briefly appearing as his twin brother, Joe. After he left the soap in 2016, the actor joined the cast of THE DETOUR, and became even more well known by portraying Asmodeus in the 13th season of the cult hit SUPERNATURAL. In addition to acting, Parise is an artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles.
Check out the photos of Parise with fellow GH cast members through the years in the special gallery below!
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