General Hospital stars play in Port Chuck band

September 9, 2010 12:20:10 PM PDT
Jason, Steve, Spinelli and Johnny shake things up on General Hospital every day. You'd never guess they spend their time off together, rocking in a band called Port Chuck.

Brandon Barash, Bradford Anderson, Scott Reeves and Steve Burton make up the band www.portchuck.com and they have taken their act on the road. Chicago is the second stop on their national tour that started on Wednesday in Nashville. These soap stars will rock the crowd with their favorite cover tunes and then entertain them during a Q&A session on Thursday at Zanies Comedy Club in Vernon Hills. For tickets and show information, visit www.zanies.com or call 847.549-6030.

PORT CHUCK AT ZANIE'S

Thursday at 7 pm and 9 pm
Hawthorn Village Commons Plaza
Vernon Hills
847.549-6030
www.zanies.com

About the actors

Steve Burton:

Versatile actor Steve Burton first joined the cast of General Hospital in 1990 in the role of Jason Quartermaine. A near-fatal accident caused Jason to lose his memory and thus was born Jason Morgan, who would become a 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 Daytime Emmy® in May 1998 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005, he received his first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. He also received an award for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the nationally televised Soap Opera Awards in February 1998.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, 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 -- "a world apart from the environment I was accustomed to," Mr. Burton emphasizes -- 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

A gifted and enthusiastic athlete, Burton enjoys virtually every sport, but prefers surfing above them all. He and his wife, Sheree, are the parents of two children. The family lives in the Los Angeles area.

Bradford Anderson:

Bradford Anderson joined the cast of General Hospital in November 2006, playing the role of Damian Spinelli, a quirky computer geek who quickly befriended many of the residents of Port Charles.

Since graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Anderson has been busy with a wide variety of work, ranging from musical theater to major movies. On the East Coast, he appeared on such stages as the Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Arena Stage and Philadelphia Theater Company -- where he was nominated for a Barrymore Award for his role as Billy in Edward Albee's The Goat, opposite John Glover. Since moving to California, Anderson has appeared in the television series Veronica Mars and What About Brian. He also plays Jake in the latest American Pie sequel, American Pie Presents: Beta House.

A native of Meredith, NH, Anderson currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he likes to root for his beloved New England sports teams and beat co-star Steve Burton (Jason) at video games.

Brandon Barash:

Brandon Barash joined the cast of General Hospital in October 2007, playing the role of Johnny Zacchara, the brooding, rebellious son of a mob boss who has come to Port Charles to wreak havoc with the town's residents.

A graduate of the acclaimed theater program at the University of Southern California, Barash quickly amassed an impressive list of television credits including: Tell Me You Love Me, NCIS, 24, Gilmore Girls and The West Wing.

Born in St. Louis and raised in California, Barash currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he likes to acquaint himself with nature, jump out of airplanes and take solo expeditions to Alaska. In addition, he enjoys photography, singing, writing, listening to music and playing the piano and harmonica. Always up for a competitive game of baseball, basketball or racquetball, he can always partake in one of his favorite pastimes-- eating great food!

Scott Reeves:

Scott Reeves joined the cast of General Hospital in November 2009, playing the role of Dr. Steven Webber.

A graduate of The Beverly Hills Playhouse, Reeves got his acting start on Days of our Lives. He went on to make several movies and television appearances before returning to daytime in the popular role of Ryan McNeil on The Young and the Restless. Other credits include Touched by an Angel, The King of Queens and Chicago Hope.

Born and raised in the Los Angeles, Reeves currently splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles, as he has pursued his passion for music in the CMA and ACM nominated duo, Blue County. He has been married to actress Melissa Reeves for 20 years, and they have two children.


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