Jonathan Jackson Returning to ‘General Hospital’ as Lucky Spencer

Jonathan Jackson is checking back into “General Hospital.”

The Emmy-winning actor will reprise his role as Lucky Spencer on the long-running ABC soap opera in what is said to be a long stint. He is set to return to “General Hospital” later this summer.

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For those not caught up with America’s second-longest soap in history, Jackson originated the role of Lucky in 1993 and played the character, who is the son of Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), on more than 380 episodes of “General Hospital.” Jackson was an on-and-off mainstay of the soap until 2011, when he went on to play Avery Barkley in another ABC show, “Nashville.”

His return to “GH” marks Jackson’s first time playing Lucky since 2015, when he returned to the soap for a brief stint. Throughout his run on the show, Jackson was nominated for nine Daytime Emmy Awards and won five, in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2012.

Soap fans have been anticipating a major character return since early June, when “General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini said on the Daytime Emmys red carpet that “a former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for him.”

Earlier in 2024, Jackson starred in the music drama “Unsung Hero” alongside Terry O’Quinn and Candace Cameron Bure. His credits also include “The Deep End of the Ocean,” “Insomnia,” “Venom,” “Tuck Everlasting” and “On the Edge.” When Jackson wasn’t back at Port Charles, actors Jacob Young and Greg Vaughan took over the role of Lucky.

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