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31 July 10th, 2013 William deVry On His New GH Role: “I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options …”

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The soap world has been abuzz on the casting of soap veteran William deVry in the brand new role of “Derek Wells” on General Hospital! Fans will first see deVry on-screen on the July 30th episode of the ABC soap.

Soap Opera Digest chatted exclusively with deVry and got his thoughts on his new GH character, and why he did not choose to go to the revival of All My Children, when there was some talk that he might play the ghost of Michael Cambias!

deVry related,  “I wouldn’t have done All My Children in that capacity just because I’ve been doing so much prime-time  …  But a four-year contract with a show that’s on an upswing with a new regime, I’d definitely go for that!”

On his new GH character, William stated, “I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options who is in the thick of things right away, as soon as he gets into town.”

So anymore thoughts on what will happen when “Derek Wells” hits the town of Port Charles? Are you happy about William’s decision to sign on to General Hospital with a four year contract? Comment below!

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  1. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    He is very handsome!!!!!

    Could he play Sam Mcall father?

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    Bonnie replied

    No he will not be Sam’s father. That reveal comes this Monday!

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    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    well BONNIE

    HES A JEROME AND HE LOOKS LIKE SAM

    WE WILL SEE IF HES SAM MCALL FATHER!!

    sarah replied

    And yet, he is her Father! Which is so silly since William is only 8 years older than Kelly! I think previously the smallest age gap between “parent and child” was the also silly Lisa and Dominic & they’re 9 years apart iirc.

    I don’t think they look alike, but different people see different things, for sure :0) It is so hard to not like Derek/Julian since William is so yummy – and the character really seems to want his family. Siiigh! :0)

  2. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    Very very god-looking

    Sexy!!!

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    Mary SF replied

    Wow– you’ve seen god- and he looks like a hunky soap actor. LOL

    I kid- I know you meant good looking– and yes I agree very good looking and sexy– hopefully the character will be on for a long time.

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    boes replied

    And here I thought God looked like Peter Bergman…

    sarah replied

    Oh my stars yes! I’m hoping for more scenes of him in his boxer briefs. :D

    @boes – Peter is a gorgeous man too! I swear he gets better looking the older he gets. Love him!!

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  3. Sandy says:

    He played intense scenes as Michael Cambias on AMC and it could have worked into a good storyline but he felt GH was a better opportunity. Can’t blame him for that and if AMC ever wants to reinstall his character, I think enough time has past that his character could be replayed by someone else. Good luck William on your new endeavor.

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  4. Krisid says:

    I’ll bet He is cast as Sam’s Daddy……..YOWZA !!

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    Bonnie replied

    Nope another Q

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  5. aria says:

    this show needs to concentrate on the talent it already has, it doesn’t need new people.

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  6. BTripp says:

    He’s a great actor and very handsome. I am interested to see how his character fits into the current canvas.

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  7. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Hes Jason!!! Hes Sams Daddy!!! I actually like the suspense of really not knowing!!!

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    Patrick replied

    “suspense”

    is whetting the appetite.

    he was that good on AMC.

    make haste.

    va-va voom… Yikes!

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  8. Lawrence says:

    Who cares really about this new 4 year long character

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    sarah replied

    I don’t understand the question, what do you mean “new 4 year long character”?

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  9. Rcraig says:

    Definitely Sam’s daddy! So happy to see him back on soaps,

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  10. Jay says:

    Recast Steven Webber?

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  11. John says:

    Love how actors praise the 4 year contract. Contracts can end every 13 weeks. That is not job security. However I am interested to seee what this role is all about

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  12. GHLover says:

    Oooo i can se him with Carly , Ava , Alexis , Lucy or even Tracy!! Wow wow wow! Gh is getting so hot! Loving Ava Jerome and Brick (Brit and Nickolas)!! Now if they would just get rid of Sonny it would be perfect.

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  13. su0000 says:

    wow!
    a 4yr contract.. GH has a long term outlook!!
    He will bring much to GH, I can’t wait for his start..
    His character will bring us new adventures!!
    I love change, it keeps all moving and interesting!!

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  14. Mk says:

    He is too young to sams dad. Steve webber at a 4 yr contract works.

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  15. JustSaying says:

    His character will be dead in 4 to 6 months. Just like all the other characters he played on AMC and BB.

    Sorry to say, but still…

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    sarah replied

    Well, hopefully you’re wrong! :0) Why does someone always have to come poop all over something others are excited about? Boo on the Debbie Downers!

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  16. nancy dillingham says:

    Aria, I agree with you. Didn’t GH bring Genie Francis on board during the 50th anniv. hoopla–and have we seen much of her since? That’s what spiked the ratings. But what a let down! A badly–maybe hastily?–written “adventure” per the Cassadine kidnapping of Lulu–WITH LIMITED INTERACTION WITH THEIR STAR DRAWS–”LUKE AND LAURA.”
    And then TPTB had the audacity to marry Scotty and Laura. Huh?????? And then the ratings took a nosedive–and TPTB hid Laura in a closet or something. Didn’t see her for ages. And now Dullsville, USA with Deception storyline. Huh????
    Wake up, people. Genie Francis is incandescent and lovely–and a GREAT, DYNAMIC ACTRESS. Don’t you get it? The audience has waited for her for years–and she has waited for years to act again on the show that the Luke and Laura story saved. Give her a story WITH LUKE.
    I’m sure the new actor under a FOUR YEAR CONTRACT??? is fine. But why not use the characters the fans know and love. I understand Genie was given a contract–wondering if it was for four years. Use your noggins, TPTB. Don’t you want success for GH? Don’t you care about the fans at all? Or Genie? Poor Genie.

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    Patrick replied

    Genie Francis…

    amid fanfare and Hoopla… with the expectation that Laura… would meld effortlessly back in our hearts….

    she still has that skill… and acting chops…

    for the life of me… she was perfect on Y&R….

    why didn’t the writers on GH.. “copy” her work in Genoa City?

    it’s like she’s already had drama with everybody…. the shooting of Nicholas… the kidnapping of Lulu… and well… it’s not going to happen with Luke. her mom came and went. Bobby visited…. these things happened faster than a blink of an eye.

    I honestly can’t think of what they could do… it’s a shame.

    so? they’re squandering her talent.

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  17. rebecca1 says:

    old post, new response. I wasn’t familiar with William deVry but I’m loivng him! Great actor; subtle, yet expressive by conveying all different sides to his persona. Great looking as well; hope they “rekindle” Julian & Alexis. Great potential storyline with rival mob bosses/enemiew who have common family members! Should be interesting with many divided loyalties, conflicting emotions.

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  18. rebecca1 says:

    and that would be enemies…not enemiew…(unless you read it with a fake French accent. :) )

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  19. melissa says:

    William devry is possibly the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE……

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  20. Jean says:

    OH GOODNESS WHAT A GREAT CHOICE IN WILLIAM. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIS CHARACTER!!! MAY HAVE TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT BEING A BEARS FAN THOUGH!!!

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