Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Shari Belafonte Joins 'General Hospital' as Mayor Janice Lomax

Shari Belafonte and Sam Behrens
Shari Belafonte has joined the cast of ABC soap opera General Hospital as the new Mayor Janice Lomax. The role has previously been played by Saidah Arrika Ekulona since 2012.

Belafonte's credits include Hotel, Beyond Reality, Gravedale High, Nip/Tuck and Sonic the Hedgehog.

She has been married to actor Sam Behrens, who starred on GH from 1983-1988 as Jake Meyer, since 1989.

Belafonte will first air on GH in mid-January.


  1. I forgot she was married to Sam Behrens. Whatever happened to Jake Meyer?

    1. Bobbie and Jake married, he slept with Lucy and she became pregnant. Jake and Bobbie were going to take the baby but Lucy miscarried. Jake went to South America. Bobbie planned to adopt a friend's children, who got her into a lot of trouble and barred from being able to adopt a child. Jake left town to help people in South America but sent Bobbie a letter, which Scott Baldwin destroyed to keep Bobbie for himself.

  2. Bummed that Ekulona lost her job, I thought she was a fine unknown addition to the class. Hoping that Belafonte will bring her A game.

  3. So excited to see Shari Brlafonte of General Hospital! I love here. What a great casting call!