Actor Michael Saucedo is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Juan Santiago, the character he played from 1999-2001.
Juan is the birth son of Lily Rivera and Miguel Morez and the adopted cousin of Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo). After Emily chose Zander over him, Juan left Port Charles.
Saucedo is the real-life husband of GH's Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth).
Saucedo thanked fans and GH in a tweet on Thursday, October 24:
"WOW! Thank you, thank you for all of the wonderfully kind comments I have received about my return to General Hospital. It has been torture sitting on this secret for the last few weeks. To say I'm excited would be an understatement. @valentinifrank and @carlivatiron - it's an honor to be a part of a show that means so much to so many. Thank you for thinking of me. #GH50 #Gratitude"
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