General Hospital Alum Steve Burton Reprises His Old(est) Role in a Whole New Way

FansThis is General HospitalAlum Steve Burton (ex-Jason() were thrilled to learn that he would join the second chapter. DaysThis is Our Livesspinoff Beyond Salem and now new details surrounding his character have been revealed — and longtime DaysThis is Our LivesFans will be reintroduced a familiar Salemite.

InThe latest issue Soap Opera Digest, BurtonHe announced that he would be reprising The Role of Harris MichaelsHe is the same character he played in the NBC soap back in1988 was the year he started his day job.

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“Ron [Carlivati, head writer] thought it’d be aIt’s a great idea to bring back that character. a little bit of history on the show and that’s what they did,” Burton shared. “WhenThey got closer [to the start of production] and they got scripts, they were like, ‘HeyThis is the character, it’s Harris Michaels from when you were on the show, this is what you’d be doing.’”

Even though the actor hadn’t planned on auditioning for anything, when he heard about this five-episode run on PeacockHaving worked with Carlivati before, as well as others tied to the project, he said, “Awesome, let’s go! Sounds great! I’m ready.”

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For those who don’t recall, HarrisWas Eve Donovan’s high school boyfriend (Charlotte Ross) and best friend to Jake Hogansen (Scott Reeves), who had made aPlace a bet with HarrisHow to score with aHooker, which led directly to EveSuicide attempts.

“That’s actually how I met Scott Reeves,” BurtonWe then talked about being reunited again with other friends. Brandon Barash (Jake) while working on the spinoff. Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) even said to him, “I remember you inThe back of the makeup chair in 1988!” However, Burton couldn’t even remember that!

Since he wasn’t on the soap long enough to establish the character back inThe 80s BurtonApproached HarrisAs a new character but will “make references inThe digital series that corresponds to this character a couple of times.” In fact, Ron CarlivatiCo-producer Albert AlarrHelped answer aMany questions about where to find it. BurtonIt would take Harris in Beyond Salem’sNext chapter

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WhenAsk him if he was motivated to do more with the project. Days, Burton expressed, “Look, inIt was tempting because it was the beginning a short run. Being there, the people are great, so I don’t know. I’m open to things, I’m open to hearing things. But that’s up to them, that’s not up to me! We’ll see what happens!”

WhileWhile we wait for the next chapter of this summer’s series, take a look back at some of the cast members Beyond Salem inCheck out our photo gallery.

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