Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chris Robinson & Stuart Damon Returning To GENERAL HOSPITAL

GH's Rick, Monica & Alan in 1980
Chris Robinson has been added to the list of GENERAL HOSPITAL actors returning for the soap's 50th anniversary, according to TV Guide Magazine.

Robinson's character, Rick Webber, will air April 1 in scenes with Rick's former love Monica (Leslie Charleson).

"I could never have predicted I'd be rejoining the group but I guess anything is possible on a soap, even when you've been dead 10 years!" says Robinson, whose GH character was killed off in 2002. "I looked pretty scruffy when I showed up at GH," he says. "I had long hair and a flavor saver on my chin because of the movie, so they tried to clean me up. They wanted me to look as much like Rick as possible, so they bring out this old photo they found in the files. It was me 35 years ago before I was cast on GH! I said, 'You want me to look like that?'"

GH head writer Ron Carlivati also felt the need for damage control. "I grew up loving Rick and Monica — to me, as a young fan, they were what GH was all about — and I really wanted to find a way to bring Rick back despite his death," Carlivati says. "I also couldn't imagine Rick would do some of the horrible things he did in his last appearance. That wasn't the Rick Webber I remembered!"

Robinson first joined GH in 1978, replacing Michael Gregory as Rick. His pairing with Denise Alexander's Lesley was so popular, the actors were reunited on ANOTHER WORLD in the late 1980s.

As expected, Stuart Damon will also be appearing during GH's 50th anniversary celebration. Look for Alan to pop up on March 29.

- 50 Greatest Soap Couples: #30 Rick & Lesley


  1. OMG! I am so thrilled by this! I am guessing Rick will be a ghost or something, but anything to try and repair the horrible damage done to such a great character is fine by me. As if Carlivati needed anymore reasons for me to love him???

  2. He needs to return with Lesley, not Monica!

  3. Definitely needs to come back with Lesley!! They went through so much together and so in love despite everything!!

  4. Yay! Ron Carlivati has done an excellent job of righting the wrongs of writers past.

  5. I so hope Rick is not a ghost. I hope Carlivati is able rectify this egregious rewrite perpetrated by Guza and company.

  6. Denise Alexander needs to return! Rick & Lesley need to have a happy ending!

  7. I'm glad to hear that Ron agrees with the fans that what Guza did to Ricks character was outrageous! I hope he can do justice and fix this somehow. I don't know how he can do it, but anything is possible in a soap, right? I wish Ron would have Rick with Leslie though. I can't understand why he would have Rick with Monica, except that Denise Alexander (Leslie) did not want to do it. I love everything you have been doing to make GH so great Ron! Keep it up! I'm very impressed!