Since it’s premiere in 1963, GENERAL HOSPITAL has seen its fair share of comings and goings as actors joined and left the soap. It’s part of a soap opera’s nature to see its cast change as the show continues year after year.
However, in recent years, there have been quite a few casting stories that left GH fans reeling. Like Laura Wright taking over as Carly, Michael Easton playing multiple roles, Billy Miller taking over as Jason for the departing Steve Burton, or the retirement of the legendary Anthony Geary.
Take a look through the gallery below to see some of the biggest recent GH cast changes then let us know which ones affected you the most!
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The popular role of Carly has been played by four different actresses since the character debuted in 1996. Originally portrayed by Sarah Brown, Tamara Braun took over the role in 2001. She was replaced with Jennifer Bransford in 2005, and later that same year, Laura Wright stepped into Carly’s shoes and continues to play her to this day!