Fans were excited when Dominic Zamprogna announced that he would be returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as the popular character of Dante Falconeri, and now the actor has offered up some details regarding his comeback. Sitting down with GH castmates and friends Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) as a guest on their That’s Awesome With Steve and Bradford podcast, Zamprogna was clearly excited to be back with his pals in Port Charles, even if just for a short time. “I don’t’ think they secretly want me back,” Zamprogna joked. “I think they just want me back for little two-week adventures.”
When Burton insisted that would be a great way to work, Zamprogna agreed. “It’s an amazing gig!” he declared. “We did six episodes, and we got four more. I signed a 10-episode contract. So technically I’m under contract right now!”
However, Burton also expressed his desire that his buddy would come back for good. “I don’t want you to go,” he admitted. “Because I love you and honestly, I think you’re a fantastic actor and the more we have the better off we are. You’re an asset to the show. And I know you didn’t feel like that all the time, but that being said…” Zamprogna interrupted to insist: “I do right now. I feel like it’s kind of the way it was back in the old days, being back this little stint.”
The beginning of the episode was taken up by Zamprogna sharing how his acting career began in his native Canada until landing the job on GH brought him to America and opened up his entire world, so he’ll always be grateful to the soap for that. “I came here with the job,” he explained. “So for the first 8, 9 years I was here, I didn’t get out a lot. Because casting people didn’t really know who I was. I had to do self tapes all the time, but those don’t really go very far sometimes. They go further now, especially if the casting people know you. So for the last seven months that I’ve been gone, I’ve been getting in rooms and I’ve been getting pinned for jobs. So I did tapes in the last few months that are going to lead to me getting pinned for a job whereas a tape five years ago wouldn’t have gotten seen by anybody.”
Zamprogna has already shared some of his other outside projects he’s been working on with Soaps In Depth, so fans will also be able to see him in those films and television shows if his brief stint on GH isn’t enough for them. For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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