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Brandon Barash set to exit ‘General Hospital’

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While several popular characters are returning to General Hospital for the show’s 50th anniversary celebration, others are bidding Port Charles goodbye. Hot on the heels of Julie Marie Berman’s exit, today we learned that Brandon Barash is leaving the soap.

The actor broke the news on Twitter, but his word choice led fans to assume that it was a joke. Barash tweeted, “With a bittersweet, heavy heart I announce my time at GH has come to an end, as I have chosen to move on & pursue my NBA career. I love u all.”

But Michael Fairman later confirmed with the actor’s management that the tweet was not a joke. Johnny Zacchara will soon be disappearing from our screens, but there is no confirmation as to how or when the character will be written out. Johnny first arrived in Port Charles in 2007 and immediately became a love interest for Lulu.

Will you miss Johnny? How would you like to see the character exit? Hit the comments and let us know!

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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  1. […] a rep for the soap confirmed the actor is returning, but kept mum on details. Barash chose to depart GH last year after six years on the soap. The character was sentenced to 20 years in prison causing the deaths of […]

  2. I am a bit sad to see him go since I feel he is a really good, but has not been given a great storyline since Claudia and Lulu

  3. Since the character is in prison for three counts of murder, hasn’t been seen in two or three weeks, and the actor hasn’t taped in seven weeks, maybe he’s ALREADY been written off. All the best to Brandon, but won’t miss Johnny. Liked him back in the early days when he was the mobster’s son with the heart of gold and involved with Lulu, but haven’t been able to buy him since he’s been playing with the grownups.

  4. Why not totally out of left field, I was a bit surprised and bummed by this news. I do wish BB the best though and am sure we will be seeing him again really soon.

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