GH Poll: Who Do You Hope Turns Out to Be Jason–Billy Miller or Steve Burton?

Who do you hope plays Jason on General Hospital–Billy Miller or Steve Burton?

While it’s still unclear who Steve Burton will play on General Hospital, we’re asking a question based on an undeniable fact–only one person can play Jason Morgan!

Two Decades of JMo

For 22 years, Steve Burton played Jason on General Hospital. Burton took the character from genial Quartermaine Golden Boy to brooding mob enforcer, Quartermaine to Morgan.

He and Kelly Monaco (Sam Morgan) had some sizzling chemistry, and he and Sonny (Maurice Benard) were a pretty much perfect pair too.

Related: Michael Easton penned this touching goodbye to his onscreen be a, Rebecca Budig. You can sign this petition aimed at keeping her on GH!

Then in 2012 came the shocking news that Burton would vacate the role he seemed so happy in and that fans loved.

Recast Reaction

More shocking news followed that of Burton’s decision to leave GH. The role would be recast with Billy Miller, who had played Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless to as much fan adulation and with as much seeming satisfaction as Burton on GH.

Recasting iconic soap roles is always a big gamble, right, dear Soap Cities readers? How could anyone possibly fill the shoes of a fan fave actor in a role they’ve put their indelible stamp on?

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But Billy Miller did the almost impossible! He not only made the role his own, but fans embraced him in it.

Freaky Friday, Port Charles Edition

Now Burton is on his way back to General Hospital. We don’t know who he’s going to play, but we have a question we want all you fans to answer. Who do you want to play Jason?! Vote in our poll below!

Before You Go: James DePaiva will now debut in a mysterious new role on GH on this day.

Who do you hope turns out to be Jason on General Hospital?

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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.

Discussion41 Comments

  1. FINALLY!!!! The REAL Jason Q. Morgan returns home!!! Sam can keep Fake Jake! Looking forward to a Jason and Elizabeth reunion and eventually “Liason Endgame”! Liason fans have been bashed and forgotten for too long. We’ve had our history not only rewritten but almost erased! We have patiently waited for our Liason’s Happy Ever After; many have left after being so disrespected. It’s OUR time! Time for the Greatest Love Story NEVER Told! Liason Forever!!!

    • he had no chemistry at all with kelly her and billy are hot,hot,hot sb had nothing with lizzard at all either.they were a one night stand don’t know why people ever thought they were.he should never,everhave been allowed back.he stunk.

    • SB can be with Liz(doubt he want to)but it will not make a different, no one still will not watch! Bh been on the front burner since FV got to GH and all she have given GH is a 0.6. She never does well on the front burner and GH going to get cancelled because of it! It will be her who will have to find a job and no one else wants to deal with the drama! So it matters not. They have been pimping Fritz for over a year and seems that tamked RH don’t want to do it anymore! Its her what 9 or 10th pairing and she cannot make it happen even with all the pimping! Put Liz with Parker,maybe women will be better!

  2. I would rather see Liz and Sam have an affair before seeing either in a love scene with Steve Burton.

        • Akbi Khan

          They should have been viewable in that article, but I see that they’re not. We’ll try to put them in their again and alert you when done. It seems fans were split 50/50 almost–or 60/40 for Steve Burton.

  3. We lost too many good actors just to get him back. I always loved Steve but I’m too disappointed at the cost. Don’t care who he plays.

    • Akbi Khan

      We’re starting to feel the same way, Rebecca Budig, Will deVry, and possibly Michael Easton? No one is worth those losses, and we even really like Steve Burton. There had to have been a way to keep them all.

      • i am agreeing with you 100 percent i think the remainder of the soaps that are left are getting nuts these are all talented actors so they get basically a goodbye thanks for nothing? if the soaps dont have the money to keep these people how do you justify new actors? i am very disgusted

        • i agree mindy i dont think it is fair for steve burton to come back and i think the powers that be should have told him to go pound salt he is only going to jump ship after awhile

          • Exactly, Debbie. There’s an arrogance about Steve’s disruptive behavior that is really on my nerves.

  4. Billy Miller as Jason period! Remember Jason had reconstructed plastic surgery on his face after that accident. Steve Burton can come as another character AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED!

    • Billy Miller is Jason now-Steve Burton left us in 2012,went to Y&R,and will be gone again soon!!!! The reason why is he has his Port Chuck group,his family and his resturant in TN,and he’ll want to go back there sooner or later!!!! Besides,Steve only takes off his shirt and kisses the woman in a love scene,due to his marriage!!!!! With Billy,there are no holds barred-remember their love scenes? To me,there’s just no comparison-they better not fire Billy for him!!! They’ve already fired Hayden-I’m crying about Fayden!!!!

  5. want billy miller to stay as jason! im not a fan of someone who jumps ship aka gh then go to y&r
    jumped ship again now back to gh he needs to make his mind up

  6. I was very sad when Steve Burton left General Hospital, but now I LOVE Billy Miller and I LOVE him as Jason and his chemistry with Sam is AMAZING!!! I truly hope he stays on General Hospital!!!

    • Please give STeve Burton out of this. If he stays make him a crime mob vote but please leave Billy as Jason. He plays the role so much better than Burton did… I love Billy and Sam together..

  7. I love Billy Miller as Jason. Billy & Kelly’s chemistry as Jason & Sam is Amazing. I want Billy to stay on GH.
    Steve Burton can be another character.

  8. I don’t believe this vote count at all, it’s fixed or it’s bots. No way Billy Miller over Steve Burton! Love Billy but Steve is “Stone Cold” always was, always will be.

  9. Jacqueline Simmons

    GH how many characters are you going to get rid of just to free up funds to pay for Steve Burton return! We are okay with Billy playing Jason he has done an excellent job at making the transition. Steve is not worth our time or the money! Move your feet lose your seat!

  10. Billy made the role his own. He has evolved as Jason, and there’s no going back. I love Billy Miller as Jason, and am angry they got rid of Hayden, and William devry, just to pay Steve Burton to come back. He is very unloyal to his fans at GH, and Y& R. Said the same thing to both of us. He left GH to be with his children, and ended up at y&R, then 3 years later left them, saying he wanted to be with his children, just to end up, back at GH. He has no loyalties at all, and that’s not a good thing. Please leave Billy Miller as the real Jason, and Burton can be, the twin, that Franco once thought he was

    • susan you said it its not fair for steve to come back to gh or y&r he left both orf them of his own free will im guessing that after awhile he will leave gh again

      • Of course he will, he has no loyalties to any of fans, and now I have no loyalty to him either. We lost Hayden and William Devry because of him. He’s not worth the great loss, that we now will have to endure. They should have left him gone.

  11. I love General Hospital I have been watching since I was 15 years old now I”m in my 60s .

    I feel Jason left and Billy replaced him at first i was sad to see Jason but everyone moves on . ……

    Most of the time the story”s are good some seem to be dragged but i still love to watch the Soap

    I tape the show so my husband and I can watch it together he likes it also.

    Keep up the good work you do ………………..

  12. they’re going to fix it where Jason the old Jason Steve Burton is going to be a different character and he is going to end up being a long lost twin of the new Jason Billy and the old Jason Steve Burton it’s going to take over for Sonny or Sonny’s going to give it to Sam’s dad and sunny is going to get Jack’s back that’s my opinion

  13. Steve Burton vacated the role in 2012, then oops!! He shows up at Y&R!!! He side-swiped GH!! Billy Miller made Jason his own as a mix of Jason Q & Jason M!!! I’ve been a fan since the late 70’s/early 80’svand I think Billy Miller should remain as the real Jason Q/M!!!! I see where GH is going with this!!! They are gonna use the OLTL route and to the Todd/Victor Jr thing where Steve B will be Jason and Billy M will be Alan Qs arther son Alan III or something like that!!!! It’s not gonna work with fans who’ve wAtched since the premiere!!!

  14. I’ve been watching the show since before Jason was born, and he’s always been one of my favorite characters, Never, ever thought I’d feel this way, but Billy Miller is Jason now, and that’s how it should stay.

    Like everybody else’s heart, mine broke when Jason #1 was lost at the docks. When the character was recast, all I felt was, “No! It’s never going to work. Only Steve is Jason.”

    But wow, Billy has really breathed new and more nuanced life into Jason, and I no longer miss Steve at all. Quite honestly, given all the casting disruption his return is causing the show, I rather wish he’d just stay where he is and focus on shilling his diet pills or whatever they are.

    Plus, the whole notion that Steve thinks he can waltz back onto the set whenever he feels like it just rubs me the wrong way. Nobody forced him to leave and break everybody’s hearts. And while I always loved Luke, and still hold out hope for his return (yeah, right!), the last thing GH needs is another Tony Geary, only half interested in the role at all and taking off for months at a time whenever the urge strikes him. Billy has thrown his heart and soul into the role, and that commitment to the show and to the viewers needs to be rewarded.

    Quite honestly, I’m not looking forward to Steve returning in any capacity. I loved Sarah Joy Brown as the original Carly, and she’ll always be Carly to me. When she returned with darker hair, and was recast as somebody else, it was just weird and didn’t really work.

    Yes, yes, yes to Billy. Big No to Steve. Much as we might like to, we can’t go back to the 90s.

  15. I vote for Billy Miller! He is a much better actor in the role compared to Steve Burton’s one dimensional portrayal of Jason. I too, was sad when he left, and wasn’t sure Billy could fill his shoes. He did, and then some. Steve Burton has gotten too much preferential treatment and will not be the savior they hope will save the ratings. Losing good actors to pay his salary is too high a price for true longtime fans of this soap.

    • I agree with you Linda billy miller has gone above and beyond as placing Jason I feel steve burton does not know what he wants when he left gh he stated he was moving his family’s a better and safer place for his family then he shows up at young and restless and that lasted a nano second then poof he leaves young and restless and wham he wants to come back to gh!! I’m quite sure eventually he will quit again at gh

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