Tad the Cad to be clad in scrubs? ‘All My Children’ star Michael E. Knight checking into ‘General Hospital’

Soap Opera Digest reported exclusively on August 20 that Michael E. Knight will be joining the cast of “General Hospital.” “‘GH’ is super-excited to announce Michael E. Knight will be joining ‘General Hospital’!” a rep for the show told Digest. And soon-to-be-co-star James Patrick Stuart (who plays Valentin Cassadine) adds, “I am thrilled, are you kidding me? I love that guy. He’s excited, too; it’s been a while for him. It’s going to be really fun to have him on my turf. I would love to share scenes with him.” But who will he be playing?

Knight is best known for his role as Tad Martin on “All My Children.” The character was introduced to the show in the 1970s, but it was Knight who made the role famous when he took over as “Tad the Cad” in 1982. He played the role on and off until the show was cancelled in 2011, and then for one episode of the short-lived online revival of “AMC” in 2013. He won three Daytime Emmys along the way: Best Younger Actor in 1986 and 1987, then Best Supporting Actor in 2001. He has earned seven nominations over the course of his career, most recently Best Actor in 2005.

After “AMC” he moved to “The Young and the Restless” for almost a year (2015-2016) in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville, who practiced experimental medicine and treated Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan) and Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson). No word as of this writing on whether Knight will be practicing medicine again on “GH,” or if he’s perhaps even playing Tad Martin again — that’s theoretically possible since ABC got the rights to “AMC” back following a legal dispute over the streaming version. Where do you hope to see Knight turn up in Port Charles?

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