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Robert Palmer Watkins Debuts as GH’s Dillon Quartermaine

Robert Palmer Watkins
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General Hospital has recast the role of Dillon Quartermaine, the youngest son of Tracy Quartermaine, with Robert Palmer Watkins.

Soap Opera Digest broke news of the actor’s hiring last Wednesday. Watkins made his debut at the end of yesterday’s episode with the scenes continuing in the June 3 airing. His first scenes were opposite Anthony Geary (Luke) and Jane Elliot (Tracy). “I love the character and I am so excited to be a part of the show,” said the actor to Soap Opera Digest.

In today’s episode, viewers learned Dillon returned to town at the behest of his older brother Ned (Wally Kurth). Learning all the nefarious things Luke’s been up to since 2014 led Dillon opposing his mother accepting Luke’s marriage proposal.

Last seen in 2007, Dillon left Port Charles to achieve his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He returned at the end of the year after the deaths of his cousin Emily and ex-love Georgie. Emmy winner Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B) previously played the role from 2003-2007.

Speaking about his take on the character to Soap Digest, Watkins says, “I feel like Dillon has a very strong stance on things and he is very confident, which can come off a little cocky, but he’s also very lovable and he’s a good guy deep down. I’ve always loved comedy and a sense of humor is really important to me, and I think Dillon is very witty, very sharp and very humorous.”

The actor’s TV credits include 1000 Ways to Die, The Girl’s Guide to Depravity, My Crazy Ex and Last Life.

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