GH Steve Burton Poll–Happy, Mad, or Don’t Care?

Steve Burton as Jason Morgan and…well, himself!

As we previously reported: It’s official, dear Soap Cities readers, Steve Burton is coming back to Port Charles.

Ooh, Baby!

After a tantalizing tease by ABC programming executive Nathan Varni, General Hospital announced Steve Burton’s return in a breathless promo.

The promo was almost as terse as Steve Burton’s Jason Morgan. Fans who caught GH live today saw a five-second, if-you-blink-you-miss-it, teaser promo.

The promo stated simply, in bold letters: “STEVE BURTON RETURNS TO GH…STAY TUNED.” An image of Burton’s handsome mug followed these stunning words. And the promo was over, leaving us Steve Burton fans, panting for more.

The Comeback King

Our friend Jamey Giddens, the trusted soap source at Daytime Confidential, hinted at a GH comeback that would rock the soap world.

Boy, was he right!

Before Giddens officially announced it himself on his site, Michael Logan of TV Insider couldn’t help himself and revealed that the comeback in question was that of Steve Burton.

The Million Dollar Question/s

But who will Burton play? Today’s mysterious promo didn’t say it would be Jason Morgan. That role is being played by new GH fan fave Billy Miller. So what can we expect next? A Tale of Two Jasons?!

Also, how long will Burton be staying on the show.

Social Media Wars

So what about those fanbase wars Giddens mentioned?! Besides the fan bases for both actors, there’s Jasam 1.0 and 2.0, in addition to Liason (Elizabeth and Jason) fans. And what will Burton’s return do to the emerging supercouple that is Friz?

It’s too early to tell now, readers, but we will let you know as soon as we know!

Take a gander of these images fans created and shared on Twitter.

How do you feel about Steve Burton returning to General Hospital?

Give us your input in the comment section below. Check back with Soap Cities for more GH spoilers, recaps, news, and fun! Follow us on Twitter at @soapcities, on Instagram at @soapcities, and come chat with us in our Facebook group. Catch General Hospital weekdays on ABC.

Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Discussion37 Comments

  1. I prefer Billy Miller’s version of Jason. To be honest, I never missed Steve Burton. I think that he did a good job as Dylan. It was good to see him be a human rather than Robostare stone cold.
    Since it is a done deal, I hope and pray that he is Jason’s twin and not stonecold.

    • Steve should be Jason’s twin brother, since Jason did indeed have one. I think it will be soooo amazing to find out what Helleana did to these boys. And to have Jason Morgan back, is over the Altima ! The excitement back, Sonny’s right hand man ! As it was….

    • Yes, I don’t want him back as Jason, Billy Miller is wonderful in the role, but in Sam’s mind, it’d be ok for S.B to show up. That would be interesting, but we don’t want to lose Billy.

    • I prefer billy miller too if steve burton returns permately and billy leaves i will stop watching gh for good i never liked steve burton in anything i think his ego is outta control and billy is a grwat actor and so handsome too i have been watching gh for over 40 yrs i will not watch if steve is returning thats how much i can’t stand him terrible actor boring

  2. I do NOT want Steve Burton back, no matter who he plays.

    It would take some pretty fabulous writers to write a storyline that would make this return work…in any way, shape or form…and those writers do NOT exist on General Hospital.

    I predict this will be a disaster, but IF by some fluke it isn’t, I’ll be the first in line to say I was wrong.

    BUT I’M NOT! 😂

  3. Well I can’t even vote, because – I don’t know! I am both happy and mad, and then part of me is kind of ‘I don’t care’.

  4. I’m beyond happy that Steve Burton is coming back. He should be Jason Morgan because that is his role and he’s played it for 21 years. And you can’t erase 21 years of history. I miss the chemistry that he has with Maurice Bernard, Kelly Monaco. They should’ve never recasted the role in the first place. I’m an original Jason Morgan fan so I’ve never excepted Billy as Jason Morgan. He is in playing the character build of Jason Morgan and has it from the beginning. So I’ve been waiting since 2012 for this to happen so I’m a happy happy camper. I can’t wait for his first day on General Hospital. Bring on original Jasam. I also miss the cast chemistry, ever since Billy’s been on it is been disjointed. Nothing has followed since Billy joined us Jason Morgan. The writers is never impressed me with anything with Billy.

    • Steve burton is the reason hayden
      (rebecca Budig ) and a few others are being fired to free up money for mr. Big ego steve burton who stinks at acting …..billy is a way better actor and so hot looking and i will miss rebecca budig love her great actress steve will sink gh in ratings to be cancelled because as i saw the commercial promo other day of the annoucement of his return i am sure i will not be watching gh after 40. Plus yrs of watching thats how much i detest steve burton acting & his boring looks

    • Teresa Hedgespeth

      You’re absolutely right, Courtney!! Only one Jason Morgan in the world of soaps and it’s Steve Burton!! He created Jason and only he can truly be Jason in my book!! Please bring our real Jason Morgan back!! Can’t wait to see that handsome man walk back through the door into Sam’s arms in his black leather jacket!! Bring on Steve Burton, please and thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Nelly Velazquez

    This is the real Jason put billy as a clone for Helena billy is ok not like steve burton stone cold only he plays the part awesome

  6. Steve walk away from GH 5 years ago on his own terms. Billy Miller is doing a fantastic job at playing Jason. Steve had his his turn. He needs to play A.J. are another new character.

  7. If he is coming back as Jason, I’m hoping that this is a flashback or a fantasy — not a one-off of the Todd/Victor Lord. Jr. story from OLTL. If he’s another Quartermaine character altogether, great. Billy Miller is doing a FANTASTIC job as Jason, I don’t want Burton to return to the role.

  8. Really stopped watching after SB left GH. I have nothing against the new Jason, he just wasn’t the real Jason for me. It is the stone cold with a heart of gold person, who would do anything for the ones he loves that I missed.

  9. Not happy at all. This is going to backfire big time. He better not come back as Jason Morgan, Billy Miller now owns that role.

  10. Heather Roberts

    I’m beyond happy. Just curious who he’s going to be?? I want the real jason back but where does that leave Sam?? I also like Billy Miller I don’t want to see him go and how could they let Sam have a baby if they are going to bring the real Jason back??? Will they bring him back as a different character??? That would be so weird. This is the reason I hate recast I always feel like the original actor end up coming back. This should be interesting!!!

  11. I like Billy Miller’s Jason,and I have to wonder if there’s room for both of them in PC? I am angry that GH is firing some wonderful actors just to make room for him. I just don’t think he is worth it.Hayden,Dante,possibly Finn,and who else will leave to accommodate him? He should have stayed gone.

  12. I truly hope Steve returns and whether he returns as Jason or a new character I want him to be paired to Elizabeth. The fans deserve to watch them have a new beginning and a wedding finally! They were robbed of having their love story reach the level of long term and we kept getting teased with engagements with a wedding that would always fall through due to bad writing for Elizabeth’s character.

  13. So it’s going to be like the Finn character, it looks like Silas but we’re to believe he really doesn’t. So he’s he just going to look like the old Jason but be playing someone different? I like Billy Miller and I hope he is the real Jason and SB ends up being an experiment that HC created to mess with Sam.

  14. Billy Miller is Jason now. I was crushed when Steve left the part, but HE LEFT. If he comes back as a hallucination or a different character, I’d be ok with that, but any thing else I’m truly out on. And I LOVE BILLY now.

  15. I love Steve Burton AND Billy Miller. Steve LEFT GH OF HIS OWN FREE WILL choosing to live in Nashville Tenn with his family. However, that staying at home with family only lasted a few months till JFP called and offered him a NEW role on Y&R as Dylan. Steve went to Y&R stayed for awhile(in the meantime JFP was FIRED) and Steve DECIDED TO LEAVE YET, AGAIN, saying he wanted to give more time and attention to his other businsses as well as the band Port Chuck. So, my point is WHY DOES HE EVEN CONSIDER COMING BACK NOW? We have grown to love Billy Miller as Jason and he is actually giving the character feelings that have NOT BEEN displayed before Miller came. I love BILLY MILLER and DO NOT WANT TO SEE HIM LEAVE – REPLACED – OR EVEN MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME………….Grow up GH…….let Steve MOVE ON as he said he wanted to do several years ago.

  16. Jason was always my favorite character and I loved Steve’s interpretation. Peo say that his acting was robotic but i don’t agree at all. He infused what might have been a robotic character w/ great depth-which is extremely difficult to do. Histrionics are much easier — to communicate feeling in a subtle way requires an actor of real skill.

    I hated that they re-cast his role. I admit that I have come to like Billy Miller-but I never see him as JASON. I really see him as another being.

    If GH lured Steve back, you know they did it because their research has told them that it would bring in better ratings. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen. But the producers don’t do things out of the goodness of their hearts.

    • Akbi Khan

      Preach, sister! 🙂 Seriously, thanks for reading and commenting, Joanna and Dawn. And Shana, Dawnie, Christy, Tammy. 🙂

  17. Great to have him back, he’s a fantastic actor. I do feel sad that they are letting another actor go to have the money to pay him. Sad sad sad

  18. All I have to say is YES THERE IS A GOD!!! AND ON MY BIRTHDAY!!! He is the only JASON MORGAN and from here the story is simply… Yeah SAM the reason you went nuts isn’t the writers (HINT,HINT) but rather your husband wasn’t really Your husband. He loves jake so much let jake be with jake and Jason come home!!!!

  19. Teresa Hedgespeth

    I will be waiting patiently for Steve Burton’s return as the one and only Jason Morgan!! He has been missed by me and so many others. Billy Miller is a good actor but he will never be Jason Morgan in my heart! Been watching General Hospital for 50 years and Steve Burton is the best ever….just my opinion!!

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