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Jason Morgan on the ABC Television Network's "General Hospital"
Versatile actor Steve Burton brings an innocent vulnerability to the fiercely intense Jason Morgan, the youngest son of Dr. Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), on "General Hospital." Although born to the Quartermaine family, a near-fatal accident caused Jason to lose his memory. Thus was born Jason Morgan, who would become the leader of organized crime in Port Charles. "The transition from Jason Quartermaine to Jason Morgan has been an incredible experience as an actor, and for that I am grateful," reflects Burton, who received his first Emmy in May 1998 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005 he received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama. Burton left GH for a short time to co-star with Robert Redford and James Gandolfini in Dreamworks' "The Last Castle." He also starred in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries "Taken," which was produced by Steven Spielberg.
Burton's background is unlike that of Jason Quartermaine. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was raised in the Midwest and attended several different high schools in the nation's heartland before moving with his father to California. Before graduating from Beverly Hills High school, he studied drama and was a member of the school's acclaimed Theatre 40.
A very successful career in commercials led to a three-year run on the popular syndicated comedy series, "Out of This World," in which he played the role of Chris Fuller. He made his Daytime drama debut in the recurring role of Harris Michaels on "Days of Our Lives."
In addition, he, along with "General Hospital" co-stars Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash and Bradford Anderson, are members of rock band Port Chuwhitlock which has been touring the country entertaining audiences.
Burton and his wife, Sheree, are the happy parents to two children, Makena and Jack.