Brandon Joseph Barash
October 4, 1979
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
(m. 2013;div. 2016)
Brandon Joseph Barash (born October 4, 1979) is an American actor known for playing the role of Johnny Zacchara on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital .
Johnny Zacchara is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital and the contract role was portrayed by Brandon Barash from September 18, 2007 until May 3, 2013. He returned on December 5, 2014. He is the son of Claudia Zacchara and Gino Soleito. Until its reveal in 2012, he was believed to be the son of mobster, Anthony Zacchara, who turned out to be his biological grandfather.
ABC Daytime is a division responsible for the daytime programming block on the ABC Network and syndicated programming. The block has historically encompassed soap operas, game shows and talk shows.
A soap opera is a radio or television serial dealing especially with domestic situations and frequently characterized by melodrama and sentimentality. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.
Before pursuing acting, Barash had aspirations of being a cardiac surgeon. In high school, he underwent knee surgery for the chance to play college basketball. His girlfriend at that time got him in the school's musical audition without his knowledge. Barash attended the University of Southern California and got a BFA Degree in Acting. During his time at USC Brandon starred in several theatrical productions. Barash also attended the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop and has trained with Lesly Kahn.
The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880, it is the oldest private research university in California. For the 2018–19 academic year, there were 20,000 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs. USC also has 27,500 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, engineering, social work, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and medicine. It is the largest private employer in the city of Los Angeles and generates $8 billion in economic impact on Los Angeles and California.
From 2002 to 2004, Barash played Jamie, Paris Geller's boyfriend, in multiple episodes of The WB drama series Gilmore Girls .
Paris Eustace Geller is a fictional character on the television series Gilmore Girls and its spin-off A Year in the Life, played by Liza Weil.
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Barash first appeared in the contract role of Johnny Zacchara on the ABC soap opera General Hospital in September 2007,and left in March 2013. He returned for several short stints from 2014 to 2016.
In 2015, Barash played Melrose Place actor Thomas Calabro in the Lifetime TV film The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story .He appeared in the recurring role of Detective Robby Oderno in multiple episodes of the TNT police procedural Major Crimes from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, Barash played Ernest Hemingway in the episode "The Lost Generation" of the NBC time travel TV series Timeless . In March 2019, Barash joined the cast of Days of Our Lives, replacing Tyler Christopher in the role of Stefan DiMera.
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Thomas F. Calabro is an American actor and director.
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Barash has also played in the rock group "Port Chuck" along with his former General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, and Bradford Anderson.
Jack Stephen Burton is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Jason Morgan on General Hospital from 1991 to 2012 and 2017 to present, and Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless from 2013 to 2017. He also voiced the character Cloud Strife in a wide range of Square Enix products, including Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the Kingdom Hearts series. In 2017, Burton returned to General Hospital in the role of Jason Morgan, under the alias of "Patient 6." In 2019, he also briefly stepped into the role of Jason's twin Andrew Cain in various flashbacks that Hank "Shiloh" Archer had.
Gregory Scott Reeves is an American actor and country music singer. His best known roles include Noel Laughlin on ABC's, Nashville, Ryan McNeil on The Young and the Restless and Steven Webber on General Hospital.
Bradford William Anderson is an American actor best known for his role as the young hacker criminal Damian Millhouse Spinelli, on the television soap opera General Hospital, a part which he originated in November 2006 and has continued to play until the present, on both General Hospital and the Summer 2007 spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift.
Barash was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the son of Jerry L. Barash, President and CEO of Sysco Food Services of Ventura and his first wife Susan Gale. He has one brother, Jordan B. Barash, and one younger sister, Alison L. Barash. His family is Jewish. [ citation needed ]Barash has lived in Missouri, Texas, and California. He graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas in 1998.
Barash was engaged to actress Natalie Hall in 2011.
In August 2013, Barash and his former General Hospital co-star Kirsten Storms told People that they had secretly wed in June, and were expecting their first child, a girl, in January 2014.In January 2014, Barash confirmed on Twitter that Storms had given birth to a baby girl. In April 2016, Barash and Storms announced that they had filed for divorce after more than 2 and a half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences and saying the separation is amicable.
|2002–04||Gilmore Girls||Jamie||Recurring: 3 episodes|
|2003||Threat Matrix||Marine #1||Episode: "Doctor Germ"|
|2003||The West Wing||Bret||Episode: "The Shutdown"|
|2005||24||CTU Tech Brandon||Episodes: "Day 4: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m." and "Day 4: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m."|
|2005||Intellectual Property||Jenny's Boyfriend||Film|
|2006||NCIS||Derrick Paulson||Episode: "Escaped"|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Stud||Film|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||Frank||Episode: "1.3"|
|2007–2016||General Hospital||Johnny Zacchara||Series regular|
|2010||The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon||Himself/Co-Host|
|2013||Bones||Storm||Episode: "The Party in the Pants"|
|2014–2016||Major Crimes||Detective Robby Oderno||Recurring: 5 episodes|
|2015||The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story||Thomas Calabro||Film|
|2017||Timeless||Ernest Hemingway||Episode: "The Lost Generation"|
|2017||Cradle Swapping||Ray||TV movie|
|2017||Scorpion||King Phillip/Chad||Episode: "Faire is Foul"|
|2018||The Last Ship||Pablo||Episode:|
|2019||Days of Our Lives||Stefan DiMera|
Kirsten Renee Storms is an American actress and voice actress. She is best known for her roles as Zenon Kar in the Zenon trilogy, Emily in Johnny Tsunami, and Bonnie Rockwaller in Kim Possible. Storms played Isabella "Belle" Black on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1999 to 2004. In 2005, Storms was cast as the character Maxie Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital and its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift. She departed the series in September 2011 upon being diagnosed with endometriosis and was replaced in the role by Jen Lilley. After nearly a year off-screen, Storms returned as Maxie on September 5, 2012. Storms took maternity leave on January 2, 2014 and returned on April 8, 2014.
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Tyler Christopher is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine and Connor Bishop (2004–2005) on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. In August 2017, it was announced that Christopher would be joining the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as the son of long-time villains Stefano DiMera and Vivian Alamain. His tenure on the show began December 29, 2017. He left the series on March 20, 2019 with the role being recast with Brandon Barash.
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