General Hospital Spoilers: Steve Burton’s Jason Morgan Role Recast – Billy Miller Picked by The Young and the Restless Star!

General Hospital Spoilers: Steve Burton's Jason Morgan Role Recast - Billy Miller Picked by The Young and the Restless Star!

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the iconic character Jason Morgan returning to General Hospital. Last month we learned that Jason Morgan was actually “on ice” and still technically alive, and Victor Cassadine dragged Robin Scorpio-Drake out of Port Charles to bring him back to life. GH fans took that as a sign that Jason Morgan would be returning to the popular daytime drama sooner rather than later. There is only one problem- Steve Burton the actor that played the part of Jason Morgan has since joined the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless and has no intention of leaving.

So, if Robin manages to revive Jason Morgan and he returns to Port Charles, who will take on the role? Soap fans took to the internet and the unanimous vote is The Young and the Restless alum Billy Miller, he would play the part of Jason Morgan perfectly. Miller was a fan favorite and played the part of Billy Abbott up until a few months ago. Miller requested some time off to work on a different project and producer Jill Farren Phelps refused to grant him any. Instead she recast his role and gave it to David Tom. The decision was met with a lot of protest and unrest from soap fans, and David Tom did not receive a warm welcome.

Rumors and speculations have been swirling for a few weeks now that Billy Miller would be heading over to General Hospital and playing the part of Jason Morgan when he returns. And, apparently Steve Burton got wind of them. He isn’t exactly thrilled about the idea of someone else filling his shoes, but if it has to be someone he would like it to be Billy Miller. Here’s what Burton told Soaps In Depth about his potential replacement, “When all that talk was going on, I said to myself ‘Billy would be perfect.’ It’s a character I played for a long time, and I have a huge emotional connection to him and the people there. It’d be weird to see, but they have to do what they have to do. I understand that.

Here is how some of the readers of Soap Opera Spy feel about Steve Burton’s pick of Billy Miller for the role of Jason Morgan:

if this is true, this makes me very very very happy. the only thing that could be better would be michael muhney but billy is tops!! so happy that steve burton will not be back on my show.

Good bye GH hate that actor

Steve Burton needs to go back to General Hospital

No one can replace Steve Burton.. He will always be the only Jason to me

MM would have been much better!

I agree that MM would have been a good choice but he’s been through enough. The last thing he needs is everybody giving him grief about that too! Most GH fans don’t want anybody to play that part but SB

he just don’t fit the jason statue

Some comments show that fans were not too appreciative of their perception of Steve’s opinion of GH – in the sense that Steve is just so happy at Y&R – implying that GH wasn’t good enough for a man of his estimable talents – other fans didn’t seem to notice:

Well I don’t mind if Billy Miller comes but I don’t like what Steve said about GH

not cool

I would rather have Steve back but I would accept Billy

please….so it ain’t so……Billy aint’ a hit man…

Billy is a good “crazy” actor….remember him and his sister ..aNNIE… on AMC?

Well one thing that comes through is that fans would love Steve Burton to return to GH as Jason! How do you feel about Billy Miller possibly taking on the role of Jason Morgan on General Hospital? From what we’ve seen before on Soap Opera Spy Billy as Jason would be wildly popular. Do you think he would be a good fit? Or, would you rather see Steve Burton return to Port Charles? Let us know what you think the comment section below.

  • starlight

    I want Michael Muhney to play the role of Jason Morgan. His acting chops are perfect.

  • moniquehill77

    If it is not Steve Burton coming back…. I don’t want to see Jason’s character return at all! In fact recasting Jason’s character might just be the thing that causes me to stop watching GH all together! Just wait until Steve is ready to come back…. please!!

    • ally


    • Shannon

      i agree with you if its not steve i dont want jason back

  • Kelly Shoemaker

    YUCK!!! I remember him on Y&R and couldnt stand him then!! NO Steve Burton is the only one that can play Jason! If he is not available then we will just wait :)

  • Marie

    As much as I love steve burton as jason morgan and no one could take that character away from him. He did leave GH for a reason. I think billy miller would be a great fit. Be open minded!’

  • Chanel

    Yes steve Burton played a great Jason Morgan we would all love for him to back however he is not coming back any time soon Steve Burton jumped from Jason Morgan in to daily Macroe so I think Billy Miller can jump in to the role of Jason Morgan into great job Sam and then you really need that so go for it Billy Miller yes

  • Jen

    Steve Burton owns and defined this role, so not happy about a new actor playing Jason!! It would have been best to let the character of Jason be dead if Steve was not ever coming back! I have been watching GH since the seventies and watched several come and go but Steve Burton made Jason like no other, it is like Maurice with the role of Sonny something you just do not mess with. If Maurice goes that will be it for me I go.

    • Shannon

      so agreed

  • Angel Med

    Billy would be great! My only hangup about him is that Billy is great at comedic scenes, but the Jason character doesn’t really do funny, and if they rewrote him to be funny, it wouldn’t feel right.
    And to the fans who don’t want a recast, I get it. There was a time I felt the same way. But Steve Burton has moved on and reunited with his BFF JFP. He is NEVER coming back to GH. It’s time to accept that and move on as well. Jason is too important of a character to not have him just because Steve got a “better offer”. The writing is on the wall for a recast. The only questions now are who and when?

  • Nanette Basler

    Nobody can fill Steve Burtons shoes! I wish he would come back to GH!!!

  • Holly Doswell

    Billy Miller will be great he is a wonderful actor!!!!

  • Don

    No he tried to renew his contract but he wanted to do other projects while working on y&r

  • Browna

    Billy back as Billy. It was a huge mistake to let him go.

  • Dzz Dee

    Re Cast someone new and gorgeous! I don’t know about Billy Miller, didn’t like his character on the other soap.

  • Tushkin

    Interesting story to make up but it isn’t true.please don’t ask me how I know this, I can make a phone call and get the real poop on GH or Y&R ….. so I know for a fact Jason has not been re cast and to imply Billy Miller is Burton’s choice is so ridiculous. Steve burton isn’t the casting director of GH. Personally I don’t think Miller would be a good choice as Jason.

    • Karen

      Funny, I talked to Steve Burton in Dayton, Ohio & he said his pick to play Jason would be Billy Miller!

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  • Lesley

    Billy Miller would be awesome as Jason Morgan. Steve Burton isn’t coming back, it’s beating a dead horse and sick of hearing others threatening to stop watching. Let it go and move on. Billy Miller would be a great choice.

  • Eileen Kent DuBose

    Just don’t see anyone but Steve Burton as Jason on GH an I really think After watching for 35 years I would stop watching if Billy were cast in the part. He is just not the one to do it. Also, Sabrina and Patrick need to get back together, Patrick needs to file for divorce on the grounds of abandonment….so sick of Robin, have always liked her, but it has gotten ridiculous……

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  • janet

    No one can be Jason Morgan but Steve Burton. And if spinelli goes off to y/r I’m jumping ship.

  • FanfromReno

    I’ve learn to except Steve Burton decision and suport him in anything he chooses even if it not back with GH..

    I adore Billy MIller loved him as Billy abbott I think fans should give him a chance if steve can be okay with it then we should as well.. in due time SB might come back GH But we all know This doing is caus Of RC/FV Not much of fan of GH Right now and the SL they have going.

  • Linda

    I’m not sure about Billy Miller but it’ll really show that he’s a good actor if he pulls it off. It’s a big switch from playing Billy Abbott which he was great at. Time will tell. Steve was always Jason but plays an excellent Dylan. Elizabeth I also love but we watched Robin grow up so not sure either. It always works out with a good actor and good storyline and the connection with the fans.

  • Karen

    Sonny needs to take advantage of his new hit woman! Oh, He did! LOL
    Hell yes Billy Miller for Jason!

  • Justine Castro

    People u all need to understand that he left gh to be closer to his family I would want him to come back but the story line of Jason needs to continue its not like he can’t come back in the future

  • EliptiCal

    Uh, it’s a Soap Opera. What rational person would care?

  • Steffanie

    I stopped watching GH when they “killed” off Jason and I won’t start watching again if Steve Burton isn’t there. Some actors just can not be replaced. I literally grew up watching Steve play this character. I have laughed and cried with him as a Quarterman then as Jason Morgan. No one can take Steve’s place. Sorry GH you lost a fan.

  • ally

    He looks nothing like Jason

  • ally

    And I can’t stand the new story line like kiki and star are the same person and no one is caring that this is all bull shit like a vampire really Silas the actor that playes him has had two other roles on the show I am not watch it anymore

  • Janice Francis

    I agree with the point you made and the role of Carly is a perfect example of making it work. However, the role of Jason and Sonny can only ever be played by their original actors.

  • Charlene Gordon

    I would love to. have Steve Burton back no one can a better Jason Morgan I have been watching General Hospital since the 80s but I will welcome Billy Miller as the new Jason Morgan I would like to know when the new Jason Morgan will be on General Hospital

  • lise-Anne

    I have been watching GH for 30 years, and no one can replace Steve Burton as Jason Morgan. Miss HIM!

  • Kindra Wilson

    Steve Burton was my main reason to watch gh but I wish him the best & bring Jason back already. Aj was played by a few actors and was recast by an oldie & they can recast him back into the role later if he so chooses. … love Steve Burton :-)

  • Sarah

    Only person that should play Jason Morgan is Steve Burton. I stopped watching GH when he left. It was my final break..

  • Jen

    Ive been huge GH fan for over 30 years. The role of jason Morgan is one of my favorite characters. I was not happy when he we killed off and thrilled when I heard good return was in the works . But, I don’t want to see this role played by anyone other than Steve Burton. No one can play Jason like he can!!!

  • Shannon

    sorry but steve is the only jason morgan for me i dont agree with billy playing that role

  • patricia pettiford

    No one an rlace steve burton. Why can’t he r re turn. Pay him. He’s worth in

  • patricia pettiford

    He sucks.