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).