"Hey all. Just want to announce that you are stuck with me another year," Burton announced to fans via Twitter. "Can't wait to see what happens next."
Burton made his debut as Jason Morgan in 1990. Though he's taken several short breaks from the show, he's been a castmember for nearly that entire 21-year period. The role of Jason, however, was originated back in 1982 by Quinn Carlson. In the 1980s, one other actor, Bryan Beck, appeared on-screen as Jason.
Burton has recently been touring with his co-stars Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli), Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara), and Scott Reeves (Steven Webber), who together form the band Port Chuck. The group's first album is now available for download.