Ryan Carnes is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Lucas Jones, the adopted son of Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) and Tony Jones (Brad Maule). Lucas has been discussed on the show in recent weeks because he is the biological son of the late Cheryl Stansbury and Julian Jerome (William deVry), a mobster who returned to the show alive this year after being presumed dead for more than two decades. Julian never knew Lucas existed until last week when Sam, Julian's daughter and Lucas' biological half-sister, mentioned his name during a tense conversation on the docks.
Carnes played the role in 2004-2005 before Ben Hogestyn took over as Lucas for a 9 month run. Lucas was last seen in June 2006 after coming out to his family. When Bobbie returned for the Nurses Ball this spring she mentioned that Lucas was doing well and she just wished he had a nice man in his life.
Carnes other credits include the films Eating Out and Letters from Iwo Jima, as well as television roles in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BLACKOUT and RIZZOLI & ISLES.
There's no official word yet on when Carnes will first air on GENERAL HOSPITAL. The show currently features two other gay male characters in Felix DuBois (Marc Anthony Samuel) and Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).