Sometimes they come back! Fan favorite Stuart Damon begins taping next week!
Soaps In Depth has confirmed that Emmy winner Stuart Damon will return to General Hospital as Alan Quartermaine. The actor begins taping next week according to an ABC spokesperson. Rumors of the actors return have swirled since new head writer Garin Wolf said, “Sometimes they come back,” previewing his motto for the fall in an interview with Soap Opera Digest. With the return of Leslie Charleson as Monica, Robin Christopher as Skye, Alan couldn’t have been too far behind right?
Damon joined the cast of GH in 1977 as Dr. Alan Quartermaine, son of Edward and Lila Quartermaine. Damon’s beloved character was killed off during the MetroCourt Hostage Crisis storyline in 2007, though he remained on contract with the soap for a time after as Alan took the form of his sister, Tracy’s conscience. Fans were outraged when the 30 year veteran had been killed off, and GH quickly tried to curtail the situation by creating a place for Damon to remain on the show, albeit buried within Tracy’s mind. Damon last appeared as what fans referred to as “Ghost Alan” during the Christmas 2008 episode.
Prior to joining GH, Stuart is probably most well-known for his role of Prince Charming opposite Lesley Ann Warren in the 1965 television movie, Rodgers & Hammerstien’s Cinderella. Damon also performed in character yearly on General Hospital‘s Nurses Ball, showcasing his singing talents as he had 30 years before in Rodgers & Hammerstien’s Cinderella.
In 2009, Damon was cast as mobster Ralph Manzo on CBS’ As the World Turns. The following year, he appeared on NBC’s Days of Our Lives as Governor Jim Ford for a short-term story arc.
Last summer, Damon and his son Christopher established The Damon Group, a real estate firm representing luxury residential estates in the Los Angeles area.