Blake Berris – known for the role of Nick Fallon on Days Of Our Lives – has been cast in the role of Damien Spinelli on General Hospital. Bradford Anderson played the role for many years.
I’m not sure what my thoughts are; I think I will adopt a “wait and see” attitude about it. I love Blake but Bradford Anderson simply IS Spinelli for me. I wonder what their thinking is as to why they need Spinelli at this time?
Per SOD this is a temporary recast due to Anderson having a scheduling conflict. I imagine it has to do with Maxie’s wedding and also the investigation into who bombed Julian’s car.
Even though this is temporary, I am looking forward to seeing Blake Berris on GH. What I would really like to see is a contract role for him as a doctor who is also a Quartermaine!
On the one hand, I love Blake Berris and look forward to the opportunity to see him on daytime again.
On the other, this seems weird and unnecessary. Of all the characters soaps write off, how is Spinelli so essential that he comes back as frequently as he does and requires a temporary recast if Bradford Anderson is unavailable? This made more sense to me when I read the headline and thought it was a longer-term situation. And physically Anderson and Berris just seem so jarringly different. I agree that I would have much rather seen him in a contract role as a doctor (or if not a doctor any new character).