Walt Willey, renowned for his role as attorney Jackson Montgomery on the defunct ABC soap opera “All My Children,” is set to make a guest appearance on “General Hospital” (GH) this coming July.
Soap Opera Digest was the first to break the news of his casting. Willey’s reprisal marks the first time an “All My Children” character has appeared in the ABC Cinematic Universe since the series’ cancellation in 2011. Any plans to incorporate AMC into GH fell apart when Prospect Park, who licensed the rights to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” filed suit against ABC after multiple characters from OLTL crossed over during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2016.
Jackson Montgomery was a distinguished attorney and eminent resident of the fictional town of Pine Valley, playing a critical role in the narrative of the series. Introduced in 1987, he continued to be a vital character until the show concluded in 2011.
He was known for his fierce pursuit of justice and complicated relationships, particularly his intermittent romantic involvement with the series’ matriarch, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). This primary storyline spanned numerous years, with their intense and occasionally stormy love story holding viewers spellbound.
This isn’t Willey’s first time crossing over for his character, Jack, having previously appeared on “The City” in 1996.