General Hospital Spoilers: Steve Burton Reprises His Role, Explains His “Easy” Decision

Steve Burton reprises his role

Steve Burton reprises his role. Daytime TV icon, Steve Burton is best known for his good-hearted, bad boy role on ABC’s General Hospital. Jason Morgan became one of the most popular characters in television. His friendship and brotherhood with GH’s leading man, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), created a powerful fan following.

Sadly, Burton’s reign as the legendary Jason Morgan ended in November of 2021. His personal beliefs were not in alignment with certain mandates Disney and ABC required to continue employment. Unfortunately, Steve left GH after nearly 3 decades.

Thankfully, Steve’s fans don’t have to go too far in order to find him on-screen. After Steve departed General Hospital, Beyond Salem producers reached out to Burton. He was asked to hop on board and reprise his role as Harris Michaels in Beyond Salem’s second season.

Steve Burton reprises his role

General Hospital news reports reveal Burton’s next career move. According to Soaps In Depth, Steve explained his thought process when it comes to accepting Beyond Salem’s offer. He said, “It was kind of like, “We already have an idea for 3. Could you come back to Days and maybe finish that arc?’ “That’s how it led into the story coming to DAYS. It’s a continuation of BEYOND SALEM.” Burton explained, “I don’t want to say it was an easy decision,” he admitted. “With BEYOND SALEM, it was an easy decision because it was a limited run.

“And I had such a great experience there with the people I worked with and the producers. When they brought [returning] up, I was way more open to it than I probably would have been prior,” he went on, “because I have businesses I’m growing that are doing well. I’m doing what I love to do, coaching people. And I’ve got my kids. So my life was great, I have all this stuff going on. But I do love to act and how this came about was great. So I was like, ‘Yeah, sure. I’ll come back.’ When you’re in the business 36 years and people are still calling? I’m super-grateful.”

GH fans continue to hold out hope for Steve’s return as Jason. But for now, watching him anywhere is better than nowhere!