Described in a press release as “longtime General Hospital enthusiasts,” ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith (First Take) and FABLife host Joe Zee will live out their dreams by making cameo appearances on the daytime drama March 31 and April 1, respectively.
Smith will play an IT expert and mob henchman hired by Sonny (Maurice Benard), while Zee plays himself, a stylist to the stars, who is hired by Nina (Michelle Stafford) as guest fashion editor for Crimson.
“I had an absolute blast on GH,” said Smith, in the release. “The cast members could not have been more warm and welcoming. I was amazed not only by their talent, but their commitment and hard work. As a fan of the show for 40 years, it was just a thrill. I still have goose bumps.”
“When Finola Hughes surprised me on FABLife with the news that I would be making a cameo appearance on General Hospital, I couldn’t believe it,” added Zee. “As someone who has been a huge fan of the soap since I was 11 years old, it was more than a dream come true. I remember racing home from grade school to watch GH religiously with my grandmother, and we invited the residents of Port Charles into our home every day. The fact that I will be on it now is my ultimate bucket list moment.”
Also of note for GH fans is the fact that Wally Kurth (who plays Ned Quartermaine) and Brooklyn Silzer (who plays Emma) will return during that week. Kurth was last seen on the show Oct. 19, 2015, and Silzer was last seen Jan. 7 of this year.
Stephen A. Smith photo: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ESPN
Joe Zee photo: © 2015 American Broadcasting companies/Bettina Strauss