Surprise! James DePaiva visits GH in "top secret" role
Posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 11:37:05 AM
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General Hospital has cast former One Life to Live star James DePaiva (ex-Max Holden) in a “top secret” role.

Port Charles is about to see another One Life to Live fan favorite, as General Hospital has announced James DePaiva (ex-Max Holden) is making an appearance on the ABC soap opera.

The series sent out a video tweet featuring executive producer Frank Valentini, who teases, "Hey GH fans. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the hospital..." followed by a quick glimpse of the star, who's also known as the real-life husband of soap star Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer, OLTL; Eve Donovan, Days of our Lives).

The video teases more with the caption, “Is that Jimmy DePaiva?!? Watch #GH daily and you might figure out what his TOP SECRET role will be.”

DePaiva followed up the show's tweet with one of his own: “Thank you @valentinifrank Had a great time at #GH today!”

The actor, who played OLTL's Max from 1987 to 2003 and made a return appearance for the show's 10,000th episode in 2007, is following former OLTL actress Hillary B. Smith (ex-Nora Buchanan), who recently had a short stint on the soap as Valentin's lawyer.

But exactly who will DePaiva be playing? While OLTL loyalists hope he'll be stepping back into the role of Max, some GH fans are wondering if DePaiva will be taking on the role of Jeff Webber.

Meanwhile, DePaiva's wife just recently announced some great news herself: Following a battle with leukemia, the now-cancer-free star is returning to DAYS!

What do you think about DePaiva popping into GH? Are you hoping he'll be making an appearance as Max? Or do you think he's been cast as a new character? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.

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