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29 March 27th, 2013 Brandon Barash Tapes Last GH Scenes Today! Ron Carlivati Tweets,”We Will Miss You, Brandon!”

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Another bittersweet goodbye today for one of the most talented young actors in soaps!  Brandon Barash, who had announced that he was exiting General Hospital several weeks ago, today finished taping his last scenes at Johnny Zacchara!

Brandon shared his sentiments on Twitter a short time ago, relating, “Filmed my last scenes at GH today…quite the strange and surreal day. I’ll miss you, Johnny Z…see you in another life, brother.”

Next, Brandon’s announcement was followed-up by General Hospital’s head writer, Ron Carlivati’s tweet who said “@BrandonBarash We will miss you, Brandon. Good luck out there…but feel free to come back whenever you want! All the best…Ron”

So GH fans, Brandon’s time in Port Charles has officially come to an end.  We wish him all the best in his upcoming endeavors!  Now the question remains, how will Ron write Johnny off the canvas?  Share your thoughts!

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  1. aria says:

    either have jonny escape or keep him in prison, no more killing off characters to then bring them back from the dead. wish him the best and hope he does come back in the near future.

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    Tam replied

    It’s a ‘soap’ ,bringing them back’ from the dead ‘ is a time honored tradition. I hope they never stop using the ‘Lazarus bit’.

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    Max replied

    I really like Brandon, he brings so much energy to his acting. If he doesn’t return to GH, I’d be happy to see him on AMC or OLTL!

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  2. su0000 says:

    He is at the age where wants to explore his possibilities, and good for him for doing so..

    He has an open invitation to return, from RC….
    Perhaps this not a forever good.bye..

    I will miss him, loved his character, and only BB could pull off playing Johnny..!!

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    Gillian replied

    I agree. He made am awesome Johnny Z. Best of luck, Brandon! Thanks for the memories!

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  3. Natalie Earnshaw says:

    Going to miss Brandon Barash/Johnny Zacchara!!!

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    Sharon B replied

    He will be missed for sure. Sorry to see him leave GH

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  4. Allie says:

    Waiting for the announcement that he’s going to be joining his Port Chuck band mate, Steve Burton to “The Young and the Restless”.

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    Julie replied

    How Dare Steve tell all his LOYAL FANS he was leaving to be with his family and then join The Young and Restless. What a slap in the face to us! I hope GH re-casts him and let Sam and Danny have the family they deserve.

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    Allie replied

    It was a slap in the face to us. Never thought that in a million years that Steve Burton could hurt and betray his fans. Would have let it slide if an actor on “The Young and the Restless” had to take an emergency leave of absence where it was unknown how long it was going to take and the character couldn’t be written out. He did Jill Farren-Phelps a favor for subbing until that actor was able to return. It is going to be so hard to see another actor play Jason, but it this actor might make us say: “Steve Burton who?”

  5. 10261991des says:

    I am really going to miss him! Was used to seeing him everyday then noyhing :(

    Hope to see him at Cousin Vinnie’s in Point Nj

    Good Luck to him in evrything he does…God Bless ~~

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  6. Lawrence says:

    I could see brandon as billy abbot on y and r if billy miller decides to leave . but i wish he would stay on gh

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  7. MK says:

    The trouble is the 2 of the best singers are leave before the nurses Ball. BB and Scott Reeves would have been great.

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  8. heidi says:

    Good luck Brandon… you will be missed!!! You are very talented and you should do well… but please consider coming back sometime(s). Hope to see you soon!

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  9. jim says:

    Sounds like the door will remain open for a possible return? There were some possibilities for his Johnny character getting involved with Kristina in those prison scenes with them becoming a couple. Kristina becoming pregnant and seeing how Sonny would react in all this which i felt wouldve made a better storyline than Sonny just being involved in the Kate/Connie switcheroo which was kinda fun at first but has grown silly and tiresome with the too quick personality changes.

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    jim replied

    But since Brandon and Lindsey are both leaving, Kristina can break Johnny out of prison, and runaway 2gether!

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  10. jim says:

    Meanwhile Kristen A. can show up in town as Serena Baldwin, Micheal E. can show up as a Cassidine…Niks father? and Roger H. can be the new Steven Webber but prison lifes changed him and made him darker, moodier, and maybe a little unbalance…Roger H. had his best GH moments with Robin M.(Heather Webber) and for me them playing his crazy momma, and now him being a little more like her would be alota fun. But poor Olivia!

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    jim replied

    Plus Eddie A., Kristens bro, could play the role of Morgan…

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  11. ces says:

    Wishing Brandon the best!
    Too bad GH wrote Johnny Z into a corner; surely there was lots more to explore with this character..

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    Toby Cassadine replied

    Total agreement.

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  12. Ryan says:

    Hope he comes back at some point. This was one of my favorite characters. Carly / Todd / Johnny was a great triangle that never really got off the ground.

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  13. Patricia says:

    im going to miss Brandon Barash as Johnny Zacarra. Heres wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors God Bless

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  14. CTwildheart says:

    I will miss Johnny and Brandon.
    Hope he just stays in prison…then he can get out years from now when Brandon wants to return! :)
    Johnny can be redeemed now…

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  15. Tam says:

    I wish just once I could have seen BB clean shaven and well dressed. He is such a hunk and a great actor. He’ll do very well.

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  16. Toby Cassadine says:

    He’s not really gone – he’ll just be in prison making license plates. He has an invitation to return, so . . . stay tuned.

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  17. Marisa says:

    Good luck Brandon!!! I will miss you.

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  18. Elise says:

    I’m gonna miss Johnny, I always found his character to be very interesting and complex, more watchable and appealing than Sonny in my opinion. Maybe he’ll be back in a few years for new stories, once he’s out of jail? Brandon is a great actor and very easy on the eyes too. Kirsten Storms is one lucky gal!

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  19. claudiakurzyna says:

    I will miss both him and his character on General Hospital. Best of luck Brandon!

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  20. patti says:

    good luck to brandon he was a great actor and played johnny z perfectly im sure he will suceeed in what ever comes next for him i hope he still continues with port chuck he has a great singing voice ,hopeto see him on tv again best of luck brandon

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