He played twisted Michael Cambias on All My Children for all he was worth and then some, and let’s not forget raped Bianca (Eden Riegel), and then played Storm Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, whose demise meant life for his on-screen sister, Katie (Heather Tom). Of course, we are talking about the talented William deVry who just finished taping his first scenes at his new soap home … General Hospital!
TV Source Magazine broke the news by relating, “I have confirmed with a General Hospital rep that deVry will play the role of Derek Wells. Derek is Connie’s (Kelly Sullivan) boss.” TV Source originally reported that deVry’s first scenes were with Maura West who plays Ava Jerome, from their sources.
Then just a half hour ago, deVry took to his own facebook confirming TV Source’s story while relating: “Finally!!! I just got word I can tell you I just finished my first day of work on General Hospital. It is a contract role. Very rare these days indeed. And I come to town as the character of Derek Wells. Derek has an agenda, let me tell ya!!! First air date is July 30th. Very excited to finally be able to say it out loud!!!”
So this begs many a question! Is Derek Wells really “Derek Wells”, or is he really related to another family on the Port Charles canvas? Perhaps, he is a Jerome too? With William deVry able to play bad so good, what kind of character do you think he will be? Is Derek on hand to bring on the exit of Connie Falconeri, since Kelly Sulllvan is exiting the show? Share your thoughts!