John J. York from General Hospital live in the studio

Posted May 29, 2013 by in


Anyone who listens to the show regularly knows that I was raised in Port Charles. I am very excited to be welcoming John J. York to the show tomorrow, even though it will take all of my strength to not refer to him as his beloved alter ego, Mac Scorpio! General Hospital fans, you won’t want to miss the show as he joins us live in the studio! Co-hosting will be Big Brother favorite Jeff Schroeder.

Feel free to leave your questions for John in the comments section below.

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John J. York Fun Facts

(courtesy of Soap Opera Digest)

As a youth, John J. York grew up in a blue collar, Catholic section of Chicago as the fifth of six children. He loved playing football but being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 15 changed his life. “I lost 60 pounds in six months,” he told “I was headed into football. I was 210 pounds when I was a junior in high school. I was planning to head to a Big 10 school but the colitis forced me to rethink everything. I went to a small state school in Wisconsin and that was when I first thought, ‘What do I want to do with my life?’ ” In 1983, York decided to move to California to give acting a shot. He met his future wife, Vicki, the following year when she was casting the film Chattanooga Choo-Choo. The pair wed two years later. York waited tables to make ends meet and eventually landed the lead role on the TV series WEREWOLF with Chuck Connors (THE RIFLEMAN). Though short-lived, York worked steadily until landing GH in 1991 as the sexy Aussie younger brother of Tristan Rogers’s Robert. The rest, as they say, is history.

5 random facts

His full name is John Joseph Robert York.
Is the celebrity spokesperson for the CCFA, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Played the Artful Dodger in his 5th grade production of Oliver.
Is an avid golfer.
Besides, GH, his favorite TV show is THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW.

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Bob Merrick

Bob Merrick is the host of the very successful The Baub Show, weekday mornings from 9 to 11am PST on

One Comment


    Great interview! Good guy & love his love of family. I’m not even a GH viewer 🙂 Would love to have more soap actors on your show.

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