Ready for more sibling rivalry on General Hospital
? Daytime veteran Robert Kelker-Kelly
has been cast to resurrect the role of Stavros Cassadine — Stefan's brother — beginning next month. First played by John Martinuzzi
, Helena's first-born son and Nikolas's birth father "expired" after he fell down the stairs while chasing his former captive wife Laura and Luke Spencer. "The return of Stavros Cassadine, at a point when the Cassadine/Spencer feud is at the boiling point, will have explosive consequences in this generational and historical story," says GH
executive producer Jill Farren Phelps
. "The role of Stavros is hugely pivotal to the current story, and Robert's talent and charisma will make Stavros's homecoming even more dynamic."
No stranger to daytime, Kelker-Kelly starred as the first Sam Fowler on Another World from 1987-1990. He returned to the show in 1996 in the dual role of Bobby Reno/Dr. Shane Roberts. Kelker-Kelly also starred as Bo Brady on Days of Our Lives from 1992-1995.
Kelker-Kelly's first air date is June 1.