Please join us in congratulating Jason Thompson on his 16th anniversary in daytime! After getting his start as a model (appearing in a very well-known TV commercial campaign for The Gap in 1999), he turned to acting and found success in the world of soaps! “Time flies when you’re having fun,” Thompson marveled at the accomplishment. “Thank you to all daytime watchers, supporters, and colleagues. I consider myself very fortunate for your support and friendship. You all hold a special place in my heart. And cheers to two fantastic characters I’ve had the honor of playing.”
Thompson made his daytime debut as Dr. Patrick Drake in the Dec. 7 2005 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL. The romantic rogue soon became a fan favorite as a romance with Dr. Robin Scorpio softened his rough edges. Viewers were sad when Thompson chose to exit the soap and Patrick and Robin (given the couple nickname “Scrubs” by the fans) were written out in January 2016.
While Robin has made the occasional appearance on GH since then, Patrick has not joined his wife in Port Charles as Thompson has been very busy playing Billy Abbott on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! He joined the cast of the CBS sudser as the latest actor to play the troubled Abbott heir in January 2016, first airing just a week after he last appeared on GH.
During his daytime career, the talented actor has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards. During his time on GH, Thompson earned two Supporting Actor and three Lead Actor nods. And in 2020, he finally took home the trophy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Y&R.
So as Thompson celebrates his “Sweet 16” in soaps, we’re all looking forward to many more years of Emmy-worthy performances in the future! Congratulations — the best is yet to come!