Hutchison joined the cast of Guiding Light in September 2004 in a role that was supposed to help wrap up some loose ends that the show had never before addressed. Among them was the death of actor Michael Zaslow (ex-Roger Thorpe).
Now comes word that the actor has completed his one-year contract with the CBS soap and has decided to leave the show. A show spokesperson calls the exit a "mutual decision" and a setside source tells soapcentral.com that the character will be written off the show. No recasts are planned.
Hutchison has already taped his final scenes and will make his final on-screen appearance on July 20th.