Jon Lindstrom marks 30 years portraying beloved GH psychiatrist Kevin Collins

Posted Monday, December 04, 2023 1:51:30 PM
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Jon Lindstrom celebrated the 30th anniversary of portraying General Hospital's Dr. Kevin Collins (and serial killer Ryan Chamberlain) in a video message where he expressed his gratitude and acknowledged some of the people who had helped him along the way.

It's been 30 years since Jon Lindstrom shocked General Hospital viewers by appearing as Dr. Kevin Collins -- identical twin brother to notorious serial killer Dr. Ryan Chamberlain. Kevin arrived in Port Charles, hoping to study his evil twin, who had been vanquished and sent to Pentonville to pay for his homicidal crime spree. What was supposed to be a short-term stint as Felicia Scorpio's (Kristina Wagner) psycho stalker turned into a three-decade run on the ABC soap opera, thanks to positive reactions from the fans and the addition of Ryan's sane twin brother, psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Collins.

On December 3, 2023, Lindstrom took to social media to mark the 30th anniversary of his second role on GH. In the Sunday morning video message, the actor explained that he'd been traveling a lot, but he woke up that morning to see that it was the 30th anniversary of Kevin's debut on GH. "I had no idea. I knew that it'd been a long time, but 30 years since the doppelgänger to Dr. Ryan Chamberlain was introduced," Lindstrom said in amazement. "It's like an entire career right there, and I've enjoyed every minute of it," he shared. Lindstrom acknowledged that there were a lot of people who had helped him along the way, including Wendy Riche (ex-executive producer) and Claire Labine (ex-head writer).

However, it's former General Hospital head writer Michele Val Jean that Lindstrom credited with helping him to develop and bring to life Kevin, and they have remained friends ever since. "There's been a lot of blessings around this for me and don't think that I don't know it," he assures fans. "Thank you, world, for supporting Dr. Kevin Collins -- and Ryan Chamberlain, for that matter, and I'll do it for as long as they'll have me, really," the actor said.

Kevin wasn't confined to just one soap. From June 1997 to October 2003, Lindstrom's alter ego appeared on the GH spinoff Port Charles.

Lindstrom also shared an exciting update about his novel Hollywood Hustle. The pre-order link of the audio version of his book -- which he narrated -- had dropped. "I hope you like a Hollywood crime story with a high body count," Lindstrom teased.

Congratulations to Jon Lindstrom on 30 years as Dr. Kevin Collins (and Ryan Chamberlain) and for his Daytime Emmy nomination. To find out if Lindstrom takes home his very first Daytime Emmy on Friday, December 15 -- and for information on when and where to watch this year's Daytime Emmys -- continue reading here.

Do you enjoy seeing Lindstrom stir things up as Ryan Chamberlain, or should Ryan stay dead this time? Can you imagine Port Charles without Kevin? We want to hear from you -- so drop your comments in the Comments section below, tweet about it on Twitter, share it on Facebook, or chat about it on our Message Boards.

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