Former General Hospital and Loving/The City star Ted King is headed to Llanview. King will tackle an unnamed role on One Life to Live beginning in January. His addition to the OLTL cast dashes rumors that the actor would be returning to GH as the Balkan.
Former General Hospital bad boy, Ted King
, is returning to ABC's daytime lineup -- but he won't be returning to Port Charles. The fan-favorite actor has landed a role on One Life to Live.
Though the network is not revealing many of the details of King's new daytime alter ego, Entertainment Weekly
is reporting that King will play opposite Kassie DePaiva
"We’re creating this together," King told EW
exclusively. "It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up on. When I was originally hired (for GH), it was for a short period of time. I had every intention of going back to primetime. But during that time, I really enjoyed myself with the role -– a lot more than I thought."
King's addition to the One Life to Live cast effectively shoots down the rumors that he would be returning to General Hospital as its international criminal mastermind, the Balkan. King had previously appeared on General Hospital from 2002 to 2007 as twins Lorenzo
and Luis Alcazar
In an unusual twist of events, Soap Opera Weekly
reported that King's new OLTL character would be named Luis! New reports, however, state that the actor will play the role of Tomas.
In addition to his work on General Hospital, King also appeared in daytime as Danny Roberts on Loving and The City in the 1990s. Outside of daytime, King recently guest-starred as Downey on FOX's primetime series, Prison Break
, King and his wife, May a, welcomed a new baby daughter, Ava Celeste. The little girl is the couple's first child.
King will first on January 21.