If you’re one of the man fans who miss seeing Mike Corbin, you’ll be pleased to know that it looks like Max Gail is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL to reprise his role! Soap Opera Digest is reporting that the actor was spotted on set and should be making a ghostly appearance on the soap. Given the timing, it’s likely that Gail will be part of an episode airing around the holidays.
Gail, best known to TV viewers as Detective Stan “Wojo” Wojciehowicz on the classic sitcom BARNEY MILLER, made his debut on GH in February 2018. He took over the role of Mike from previous portrayer Ron Hale, who began playing the character of Sonny’s father back in 1995, but retired from acting in 2011.
The character of Mike was brought back to GH so the soap could tell the heartbreaking story of his progressing Alzheimers. For his work on the soap, Gail won the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor. When Mike passed away in September 2020, he was escorted off to heaven by his daughter, Courtney, who made another visit to Port Charles from beyond the grave.
While Mike’s visit will likely be brief, hopefully, he can offer Sonny some words of wisdom from the other side to help him through his troubles. And it would be nice if this means Gail can continue to pop back in for more appearances in the future since everyone misses him so much!