Jackson Montgomery will be visiting Port Charles before you know it! Fans were excited when it was announced that Walt Willey would be bringing his fan-favorite character from ALL MY CHILDREN to GENERAL HOSPITAL for an appearance, and now the actor can finally reveal when his first air date is!
“Looks like the air date for Jackson’s interactions with Port Charles folks is now Monday, July 12!” he shared on social media. “As changes happen, I’ll keep you posted. And thanks again for all the excitement and support you’ve shown surrounding all this.”
Willey’s daytime career kicked off with small roles on soaps like THE EDGE OF NIGHT, ANOTHER WORLD, RYAN’S HOPE, and AS THE WORLD TURNS. But he hit gold when he was cast as attorney Jackson Montgomery on AMC back in 1987 and he played the character all the way through until the soap’s final episode. But this isn’t the first time that Jackson has left Pine Valley!
“You know,” Willey mused. “I was thinking… Jackson may be the most crossed-over character in ABC history! He was sent to ONE LIFE TO LIVE for some trial or another, sent to THE CITY to escort Morgan Fairchild’s character off the show (seems the two had been an item at one time) and now sent to GH for… you’ll see! Kind of exciting!”
When ABC had multiple soaps on the air, these kinds of crossovers were more common, and Willey’s GH appearance ties him with Linda Dano’s character of Rae Cummings, who crossed over from OLTL to AMC, GH, and PORT CHARLES back in 2000 as part of a special promotional storyline.
Sadly, GH is ABC’s only remaining soap, so these kinds of crossovers just don’t happen much anymore. But make sure you’re watching on Monday, July 12, to see Willey bring his AMC alter ego to Port Charles for the first time!
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