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If you noticed that Oscar was looking a little different on GENERAL HOSPITAL since the first time you saw him, it’s because shortly after the character was introduced to the soap, producers had to scramble to recast young actor Rio Mangini with another daytime newcomer, Garren Stitt!
Mangini debuted in the role of Josslyn’s crush on June 23, but shortly after making a few appearances, the actor landed the role of McQuaid in the upcoming Netflix teen dramedy EVERYTHING SUCKS, necessitating an unanticipated recast.
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The new actor playing Oscar is Garren Stitt, who is best known for his roles as Marty in the Disney Channel series ANDI MACK and Connor in the Nickelodeon series NICKY, RICKY, DICKY, & DAWN. He's also appeared in the films No Ordinary Hero and Designer Pups. Stitt is also a musician, whose song “Last Time” can be heard on SoundCloud.
Stitt with Sofia Wylie on Disney’s ANDI MACK. (Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Disney Channel via Getty Images)
GH fans immediately became smitten with the adorable flirting between Josslyn and Oscar at her party while Carly was out of town. Hopefully, they’ll find Stitt just as appealing in the role as Mangini was as the budding young romance develops on screen. Of course, with Joss grounded following the party, it may be difficult for the teens to spend as much time together as they may like. And Carly may not approve of her daughter's new friend, either! But nobody ever said the course of young love ran smoothly – especially not on a soap opera!
For more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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