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30 May 20th, 2011 Ingo Rademacher issues statement, “I’m Fired” from GH!

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Alluding to our post earlier today that it looked like Ingo Rademacher is on his way out at GH, and thus his exit could coincide with the departure of Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo as Brenda, now comes the new from Ingo himself that after 15 years he is leaving General Hospital!

According to ABC Soaps In Depth, Ingo put out this statement: “It is with mixed emotions and regret that I write this note to you, my fans and colleagues. After 15 years on GH portraying Jax I must say goodbye. I’m fired. Yes, I know that’s sounds bad but sometimes little birds need a shove out of the nest to find their wings… better late then never? I’m trying to find some humor in all this. Even though this was not my call, I think my GH days were almost up anyway.”

“I would like to thank everyone at GH, the producers, directors, crew, my fellow actors and ABC/Disney for making my 15 years enjoyable and fun. It was always a great place for me to work and I will have fantastic memories. I would again like to thank my fans and especially my “Jax Angels” who have been there for me, supporting me in every way, from Day One. Thank you!”  

A spokesperson for GH confirmed that Rademacher will indeed be exiting the canvas. Ingo was considered one of daytime’s best leading men.  So what do you think of the decision by GH? Let us know.

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  1. madeleine says:

    Hearing the news about Ingo’s firing annoys me a lot.. I couldn’t stand Jax sometimes, but this is drawing a line….

    He is one of the best actors on the canvas, so why fire him? Get rid of some of the newbies…

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  2. danielle says:

    I think it sucks!! Wish they would get rid of some others that don’t seem to have half the talent of Ingo. Never minded new people coming on because they either made their way or they didn’t. We could always be assured that the solid actors were there at least until THEY decided it was time to go. Now they are bringing on all these new people and some of our most beloved characters are pushed to the wayside. There is a reason I don’t watch GH anymore. They don’t write like they used to and their is no one to root for anymore. 15 years has to mean something and it doesn’t. I guess my 30+ years of watching the show means nothing to them as well. I wish him all the best and know good things are coming his way. Is someone TRYING to sabotage GH?

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    Avelina replied

    They keep Brianna Brown and Ingo has to leave? UNFAIR

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  3. Andres says:

    It’s all good. Might as well look for something else now that ABC will probably can it anyway. He’ll do fine. He was awesome on that Aaron Spelling show “Titans” back in the day.

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  4. CindyLou says:

    I sad to here that Ingo was fired. Despite the there has rumors for weeks. It is still a shock to his castmates and fans. He is one of GH’s best. I only wish him and his family only the best.

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  5. Grace says:

    I have been a fan of Ingo’s since he first appeared on GH – as the spoiled, rich corporate raider…. Remember when Lois barged into his office and WHAM! Ingo turned around and GH was forever changed, for the better. Yes, at 1st we liked Ingo because he was gorgeous, still is. But he has grown SO much as an actor. I think he is one of the best on the canvas and has been under-used for too long. I hope now that this GH door has closed the new door that opens allows him to live year round in his Hawaiian home that he loves w Ehiku & Peanut. Hawaii 5-0…. Are you listening! I don’t watch your show now, but would if Ingo joined the cast! Ingo, you will be missed more than you know!

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    ethel replied

    i actually remember that scene with him & lois – i have been a fan of ingo’s since day one & i will truly miss him!

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  6. CarJaxFan says:

    As a 24 year fan of GH this is sad. Iv’e been a huge fan of Jax & Carly. (So much so that I have a cat named Jax & a dog named Carly!) GH higher ups seem to be making a lot of nutty choices lately. Greg Vaughan, Tyler Christopher, and now Ingo. The writers at GH are not what they used to be for certain! They could have gone many way better places with Greg, Tyler, & Jax. I suspect GH is trying to trim the budget down to escape cancellation. FYI GH you cut out boring newbies like Steve, Olivia, Lisa, etc. NOT core cast members that everyone loves. I’m afraid these mistakes maybe the bell tolling for GH & I will prob cry on the day it ends…

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  7. Nancy Gomez says:

    I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE BRENDA’S STORYLINE. IT WAS BORING AND SO IS JAX. SO GOODBYE TO BOTH. LONG LIVE GH

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    Patc replied

    I can not believe what they are doing to GH

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  8. ghroe says:

    totally disgusted about this. ingo is my favorite actor on the show. he has recently had some great scenes which showed off his talent. GH should have brought his character back to the light-hearted, carefree man that he was with brenda and lois. it sounds to me like they are trying to lose viewers so they have reason to cancel yet another soap. Goodbye ABC daytime!

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  9. Heidi says:

    Extremely disappointed in this event! Jax and Carly are so great and Ingo is so very talented. Big mistake! I think we need to do the same thing we did fot Becky Herbst and get Ingo back!

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  10. Gina says:

    I am disappointed that Ingo is leaving.. I love watching him everyday & the work between him & Laura Wright.. And Brenda just came back after all those years away, and already she is leaving.. I am very disappointed with GH! I have been a loyal fan for many years. It is getting hard to be faithful with all the changes. But at least I still have Maurice & Steve…

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  11. lisa says:

    Well… fine then – ship him over to Y & R….maybe he can be one of Colin Atkinsons ‘ henchmen …..now there’s an irony – Ingo playing a mob enforcer.

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    Avelina replied

    Since he is Australian- he would be great at Y&R with the Cane storyline!

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  12. heidi says:

    I love GH and OLTL and all I can say is with everything that has happened lately it is so obvious that ABC does not care about their shows and they REALLY do not care about us… the fans! It is all about money! And I love capitalism.

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  13. Laura says:

    The way they were shoving Jax under a bus, I’m not surprised. I know Ingo will land on his feet, and I’ll look forward to seeing him on a show not run by a bunch of freaking idiots.

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  14. lisa says:

    ingo is a vet on this show. if you got to make cuts do it elswhere. if gh is on it’s way out i want to see the vets usher it off the air. ingo should be a part of this show as long as it is conducive for him. i know this is not by his choice. just another example of narrow minded writers and producers.

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  15. Janice says:

    GH needs to fire Maurice and get this show back to being about the hospital and a total ensemble show!

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    janie replied

    So true Janice!!!

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  16. Taylor says:

    I think it’s crap. I’m personally sick of the mob storyline and feel that if anyone should go it should be the mob characters. The whole show is going down the tubes and it’s because they have turned GH into a mob soap opera and are gradually getting rid of all of the good characters/actors. Gh just lost another viewer.

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    tommiegirl replied

    I agree. I am beginning to think there is a pyromaniac writing with all the exposions.

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  17. Amber says:

    All I can say is GH you suck! Ingo will be missed and I for one am done with GH.

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    tommiegirl replied

    I have just about had my fill also. The producers & writers need to get a grip on themselves. I can’t believe the producers are going long with the repeat scenerio that the writers are throwing at us. Jax should have not been let go what is needed is another new set of writers.

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  18. janie says:

    Ingo, get out while you can. This show is on its way out. They have systematically made this show about Sonny, Jason and Carly and due to that, there was really never any room for any other character to be the hero or heroine. Jax’s character storyline has taken a very mean-spirited path. And I think that Vanessa Marcil found that out as well. But, the real truth is this love affair with Sonny and his “godlikeness” is what has indeed destroyed this soap. There has never been any accountability by the writing team to balance this character. So hence the fallout. I wish all the actors and workers the very best. The blame lies with the creative team: exec producers.

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  19. marq says:

    i feel that was a very bad move on abc and disneys part to let an actor like ingo rademacker get away. they should have just gave him a long vacation until they figured out what to do with him, an not fired him. it’s scary to say and it’s scary to read and it’s scary to hear that some body was actully stupid enough to let talent like that go at all. every since abc merged with disney it’s been down hill, because disney is for kids and soap operas are for adults and disney obviously doesn’t understand or recogonize adult soap opera talent anymore if they ever did at alls, and of course with them envoled they have a lot to say about whats seen on soap operas an the ways soap operas work. they were smart enough to walk vanessa marcil off the canvas for the hundreth time, but ingo rademacher they fired. it’s so stupid i don’t want to believe it. i am so affected and bothered by that; i can’t even put it into words. (abc/disney) seems to be no longer connected with what works; they are too concerned with new and the next level an excelling to uneccessary levels to realize that it doesn’t and won’t and can’t get no better with names like maurice benard ingo rademacher an steve burton headlining them it was all good. with ingo rademacher leaving i wish steve burton and maurice benard and brandon barash and jason cook and joshua jackson and tyler christopher an nathan parson would all quit or leave also so i can stop watching general hospital all together, because they are the only reasons at alls that that show is watchable at alls; general abc disney and general hospital haven’t been loyal to all of their fans for a long time now; i don’t know which fans they think or believe or feels wants to see ingo rademacher gone at alls, but i just can’t say that that was a dumb ass move enough; that wasn’t for all or any fans at alls and if they aren’t doing all an any of it for the fans then they aren’t doing it at alls, which is probably why all of the soap operas (night time and daytime) are being canceled because there are to many people over there at abc/ disney an general hospital with to much experience and knowledge in and about the business and entertainment industry an to little knowledge about the fans of general hospital and soap operas and all of those other shows and what the fans want to see, and not caring is the same as saying you want to fail. how the hell can you not care what the fans want to see when the fans are the ones watching an keeping all of the shows on tv at alls. for the most part all of the charcters have forgotten to make sense and have forgotten to leave us hanging for more, and it’s not the talents fault it’s the writers and the directors and the producers and abc and disney and all of the big wigs and every body at alls that are working on or for soap operas that don’t watch soap operas or at least the ones that they work on because they have no vested intrested they just want to make a lot of money and be important or some wheres that they know will make them seen as idolistic. robert guza has always been one of my favorites; i’ve always admired and respected his choices with regard to general hospital. i don’t know how that could have happened, but i am seriously messed up about it. i haven’t felt this bad since i heard all my children and one life to live were canceled. if it’s left up to all of the so called big wigs and all of the coo and ceos there’s not going to be any thing at alls to watch on tv accept reality shows about food an fat people and ladies issues and girls issues and about being a better person. i thought tv was supposed to be a getaway from reality an escape from the norm and actual living and school was supposed to be where you learned an where reality was.. well i normal don’t do this but that’s how i feel.. i hate the direction that abc and disney and general hospital are going in.. fired is an awful word I hope ingo rademacher stays on tv and visible; I’ve gotten use to seeing him over the last 15 years plus I watched him on australian tv. I don’t understand any thing at alls about what those peope are thinking..

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  20. Michele says:

    Horrible decision. In fact the recent revisions on the show have startled me. Our beloved characters are behaving strangly, almost like they all of a sudden have different personalities. It’s weird and insulting to us viewers. I watch and I’m often confused on what is going on with the show these days. I DVR this program as I have for years and used to find comfort in settling down at night to watch my “guilty pleasure”. It’s not so comforting any more and that makes me sad!

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  21. tommiegirl says:

    Sad to see Jax leave. Jerry yes by all means. Please don’t ever bring Jerry back. Who should go is Anthony, Ron, Helena, & Spinelli if his roll is written better.

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  22. tommiegirl says:

    Another wasted salary would be bringing Franco back. This show used to be about love and family. With all the bad things going on in the world these days we need to have something entertaining to watch that makes us feel warm inside but thrilled in a nice way.

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  23. sonny says:

    I can’t believe the let him go! He was one of the best actors on the cast and the ONLY reason I continued to watch after Marcil was gone. Once she came back I got others to watch. I really thought they would turn the storyline back to Jax and Brenda getting back together and having a “happily ever after”. Now they get rid of both!!! Bad move on their part. I will not continue to watch.

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