Special Guests at General Hospital Fan Celebration Weekend

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Special Guests


Below you will find a list of special guests participating at “General Hospital” Fan Celebration Weekend at Graceland. To learn more about purchasing ticket packages, click here.

Those confirmed to attend include Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Finola Hughes, Donnell Turner, James Patrick Stewart, Josh Swickard, Briana Nicole Henry, Wes Ramsey and "General Hospital" Executive Producer, Frank Valentini.


Maurice Benard
Sonny Corinthos 

Emmy Award-winning Actor Maurice Benard brings his own deeply personal experiences to the portrayal of Sonny by adding color, menace and seduction to an already intricate character. He first appeared in the role on August 13, 1993. He briefly left the show for a year-long hiatus in December 1998. For his portrayal, Benard received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 2003. He was also nominated in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2012.

Sonny Corinthos (a.k.a. the Godfather of Port Charles) is a businessman, who co-owns Corinthos Coffee with his longtime business partner and best friend, Jason Morgan. He's currently married to Carly Corinthos and has four children: Dante Falconeri, Michael Corinthos, Kristina Davis, and Avery Corinthos. Complex, confident and wise, Sonny Corinthos has taken his hard-earned experience as a street hustler and transformed himself into one of the most powerful figures in Port Charles. 

Laura Wright
Carly Corinthos 

Laura Wright joined the cast of “General Hospital” in November 2005 as Carly Corinthos Alcazar.

Carly Corinthos, who co-owns the Metro Court Hotel, is the life-long love of Sonny Corinthos. They have married each other five times and share a blended family that includes Carly's children Michael Corinthos and Josslyn Jacks.

Steve Burton
Jason Morgan 

In addition to his legendary role on GH, actor/director Steve Burton is also known his roles on "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" and "The Last Castle." He is married to Sheree Gustin and they have three children together. Burton recently appeared on "High Stakes Poker" season three and donated his earnings to his fan club for the building of a clubhouse.

Jason Morgan is the son of Alan Quartermaine and Susan Moore. However, Monica Quartermaine raised him as her own. Jason is a mobster and hitman, who is in business with Sonny Corinthos. He is also fiercely loyal to Carly Corinthos. Jason is the father of two boys, Jake Webber and Danny Morgan.

Finola Hughes
Anna Devane 

An accomplished and versatile actress, Finola Hughes stars as the mysterious Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama “General Hospital.” Her performance garnered her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1991, as well as three additional nominations in the same category. Born and educated in London, England, Hughes made her American film debut when Sylvester Stallone cast her opposite John Travolta in "Staying Alive." Other film work includes "Like Crazy," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin, "The Nutcracker," "Soap Dish," "Aspen Extreme," "Above Suspicion" and "Tycus." Her extensive list of television credits includes "Jack's Place," "Blossom," "Pacific Palisades," "Charmed," "Dream On" and "Tracy Takes On." Hughes maintains homes in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara with her husband, artist Russell Young, and their sons, Dylan and Cash, as well as daughter Sadie.

Anna Devane is a spy and has been an agent of the WSB (World Security Bureau) for more than four decades. She arrived in Port Charles in 1985 and went on to marry notable residents Duke Lavery and Robert Scorpio. Anna is the mother of Robin Scorpio-Drake.

Donnell Turner
Curtis Ashford 

Actor, writer, model, director, producer Donnell Turner has performed all over the world including: Hong Kong, Thailand, France, Italy, Amsterdam and Spain. Some of his television credits include: "How To Get Away With Murder," "Dexter," " Anger Management," and dozens more. In 2017, Donnell helped raise $100,000 for people with autism and other special needs. Growing up a “General Hospital” fan, Turner was pleased to audition in 2014 for a contract role as a doctor. However, ABC and the show had other plans and later offered a four-year contract to bring life the original character created specifically for him: Curtis Ashford. Since November 30, 2015, he has been gracing our screens, daily portraying this charismatic, slick P.I. Keep a watchful eye for more TV and film projects upcoming like: "Love Interrupted," "Sorority Stalker" and "Too Old to Die Young."
Curtis Ashford is one of Port Charles' most well-known private investigators. His job is made more complicated thanks to his on and off relationship with Port Charles' Police Commissioner, Jordan Ashford. Curtis has strong familial ties with his Aunt Stella Henry and nephew TJ Ashford.

James Patrick Stuart
Valentin Cassadine

James Patrick Stuart's first role was at the age of 11 on ABC’s "Galactica" 1980 and has appeared in such films as 'Pretty Woman," "It’s Complicated" and "Gettysburg." Stuart was offered the life changing role of Brett, Elaine’s egocentric boyfriend with a soft spot for the song “Desperado,” in "Seinfeld" and in 2001 joined the Emmy nominated sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." He maintains recurring roles on popular network hits like "CSI," "The Closer," "The Mentalist," "Two Broke Girls" and "How to Get Away with Murder." In 2011, James joined the cast of CW’s "Supernatural" and currently voices roles on Nickelodeon’s "Penguins of Madagascar," "Blaze and the Monster Machines," "Monsters vs. Aliens," and Disney’s "Lego: Star Wars."

Valentin Cassadine is the previously unknown and unseen son of the late Prince Mikkos Cassadine and an unknown mistress. He is the father of Charlotte Cassadine with Lulu Spencer-Falconeri, who was born via surrogate. Deeply feared in his family, Valentin is considered to be the most dangerous Cassadine. However, unlike most of the members of his family he has no interest in the Spencer/Cassadine feud.

Josh Swickard 
Harrison Chase 

Josh Swickard was born in central Illinois to a pastor and vocal coach and is the second oldest of four, with three sisters. After two years of college, he left to start a modeling career working for companies such as Men's Health, Sports Illustrated, Guess, Jockey, Finish Line, Kohl's, Nordstrom, and others. Josh made his television debut as a recurring guest star on the Disney Channel shows "Liv and Maddie" and "K.C Undercover."

Harrison Chase is a detective at the Port Charles Police Department. He is also the half-brother of Dr. Hamilton Finn. "Chase" is known for being the PCPD's most by-the-book officer.

Wes Ramsey
Peter August

Wes Ramsey graduated with a BFA from New York City’s Juilliard School. Shortly after which, he joined CBS’ "Guiding Light," where he remained for two years. In his first film, "Latter Days," he starred alongside Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Jacqueline Bisset and Mary Kay Place. He has since shot numerous other independent films as well as several films for the SCI-FI network. Wes' numerous television credits include series regular roles on "The Playboy Club," the Fox sitcom "Luis" and many more. His recurring and guest starring roles include "Charmed," "CSI: Miami," and "Grey's Anatomy" among others.

Peter August is the current COO of Aurora Media (formerly Derek Wells Media). He is also the son of notorious criminal Cesar Faison and half-brother to fallen PCPD Detective Nathan West.

Brianna Nicole Henry
Jordan Ashford

Briana Nicole Henry has appeared on shows such as "Undateable," "Jane the Virgin," "Stitchers," "The Young and the Restless," "Shameless," and HBO's "Insecure." Henry can also be seen in movies like "Bright" and the TV Movie "It Had to Be You."
Jordan Ashford is the Commissioner of the Port Charles Police Department. After arriving to Port Charles in 2014, as an undercover DEA agent, Jordan joined the PCPD. She has one child, a son, TJ Ashford.
Frank Valentini 

Executive Producer

Frank Valentini became executive producer of ABC's “General Hospital”  in January 2012. Previously, he was executive producer of ABC's multi-award winning daytime drama, "One Life to Live." Valentini was honored with an Emmy Award for producing in 2002 and two consecutive wins in 2008 and 2009 as a part of the One Life to Live directing team, and in 2011 for the ABC daytime "What If" webisodes. In addition, he was nominated for a DGA Award in 2002. Prior to being named executive producer at One Life to Live, Valentini held various positions on the show, including associate director, stage manager and coordinating producer. In addition to his duties at OLTL, he served as a guest director on the ABC Daytime drama "All My Children." In 2008, he added commercial director to his credits with the "Endless Drama" broadcast and web campaign for ESPN. He directed ABC Daytime's innovative series of "What If" webisodes that began airing on abc.com and soapnet.com on July 12, 2010. The 10-part series features well known characters from "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and “General Hospital” answering the questions, "What would happen if two characters from different soaps ran into each other? What would they say?" Valentini has a vast knowledge of contemporary music, which he acquired when he served as a radio station music director, talent scout for Steam Records and freelance writer for VH-1. He served for two years on the board of the New Group Theater Company. He received his degree in film & television production from the University of Buffalo. He has traveled to over 75 countries, and in 2002 he became a published photographer.



“General Hospital” celebrated its 55th anniversary on April 1, 2018. It is both the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the longest-running scripted television drama currently in production. “General Hospital” has won the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record 13 times. “General Hospital” was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Frank Valentini is the executive producer. “General Hospital” airs weekdays on The ABC Television Network.