General Hospital: Night Shift

Drama. Exposed.

JASON THOMPSON
as Dr. Patrick Drake
Jason Thompson stars as Dr. Patrick Drake, the arrogant neurosurgeon who tries his best to be a loyal boyfriend, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Dr. Patrick Drake threw his out his womanizing ways when he became involved with Dr. Robin Scorpio. But will their love survive the lusting of some naughty night shift nurses - or will Dr. Drake find himself caught in a broom closet on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Thompson, a 28-year-old St. Albert, Canada native left home at the young age of 18 for Europe to work in the modeling industry. Soon thereafter, a respectable career in modeling and commercials - including for The Gap - allowed Jason to pay the bills and move to Los Angeles. In just a few short years, Thompson built an impressive resume of film and television credits including lead roles in the films "Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy and Divide."
More recently, Thompson landed a series regular role on the television show "Deep," and guest roles on the shows "Felicity," "Zoe," and "MTV Undressed." Thompson joined the cast of "General Hospital" in November 2005 as Dr. Patrick Drake, son of legendary character Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield).
Thompson currently lives in Los Angeles and loves to play hockey and surf. In addition, he co-owns two restaurant/bars "Halo" and Redstar" in Edmonton, Canada.

KIMBERLY MCCULLOUGH
as Dr. Robin Scorpio
Kimberly McCullough stars as Dr. Robin Scorpio, the HIV positive moral compass of Port Charles who has a liking for bad boys, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime, "General Hospital: Night Shift," which premieres this July. The 13-episode series goes beyond what is seen in daytime to reveal the lives and loves of "General Hospital's" favorite characters during the hospital's night shift. Robin has always been attracted to the wrong type of guy, and the flirtatious Dr. Patrick Drake is no exception. See Robin struggle with her HIV status, her desire to start a family and her relationship with a commitment-phobic boyfriend on "General Hospital: Night Shift." 

KIRSTEN STORMS
as Maxie Jones
Kirsten Storms stars as Maxie Jones, the good girl turned rebellious minx on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. When the longtime heart transplant patient gets her thrills in the storage closet of General Hospital she's left with bigger consequences than bed pan duty. On "General Hospital: Night Shift" Maxie will face her survivor's guilt head on and reexamine many of the choices she's made in her life. Storms' her career began early when a talent scout suggested that the five-year-old join a children's acting class in New York. That advice led to the actress' first television role, a recurring part on the ABC drama Second Noah. After the series cancellation, the Storms family moved to Los Angeles, where Kirsten landed the recurring role of Laura Cummings on the WB drama "7th Heaven," and the lead in the Disney Channel original movie, "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century." The film debuted as the network's highest-rated original picture and spawned two sequels. The success also let to a starring role in the Disney Channel original movie "Johnny Tsunami." In 1999, the same year "Zenon" and "Johnny Tsunami" were released, Storms signed on to play the teenaged Belle Black on NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives." She held that role until 2004, when she joined the cast of CBS' short-lived drama, "Clubhouse." Storms joined the "General Hospital" cast in May 2005 as Maria Maximilliana "Maxie" Jones. Acting has come full circle as the actor cast as Storms' boyfriend in "Clubhouse" has been cast as Jesse, her boyfriend on "General Hospital" as well. Additional television credits include being the voice of "Bonnie Rockwaller" on Disney's popular animated series "Kim Possible" for the last five years as well as guest starring roles on "CSI: Miami," and "That's So Raven." Storms currently resides in Los Angeles.

AMANDA BAKER
as Jolene Crowell
Amanda Baker stars as Jolene Crowell, an attractive student nurse with her fair share of crushes and secrets, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Even in a busy hospital there's always time to gossip with fellow student nurses and Jolene is none too shy about her attraction to a resident mobster, even if she's also the object of a computer geek's affection on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Baker has appeared in television movies and series including "One Tree Hill," Surface," "Campus Ladies,"executive produced by Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiam"), ABC Family's "Hello Sister, Goodbye Life" alongside Lacey Chabert and Wendie Malick and CBS' "The Dead will Tell" starring Anne Heche and Eva Longoria. In the feature film world she has appeared in the sci-fi action thriller "The Other Side." Baker hails from Charleston, S.C. and is actively involved in charity work for Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

DOMINIC RAINS
as Dr. Leo Julian
Dominic Rains stars as Dr. Leo Julian, a cardiologist who'd rather strum a guitar than partake in surgery, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Leo could have been a rock star, but he became a doctor. And instead of adoring fans he got ailing patients, instead of staying up till dawn and partying he's staying up till dawn and nurturing. On "General Hospital: Night Shift" he faces losing a young heart transplant patient and questions what's more important - music or medicine? Rains television experience includes a recurring role in NBC's LAX alongside Heather Locklear and Blair

STEVE BURTON
as Jason Morgan
Steve Burton stars as Jason Morgan, a leader in the mob community with a heart of gold, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime, "General Hospital: Night Shift," which premieres this July. The 13-episode series goes beyond what is seen in daytime to reveal the lives and loves of "General Hospital's" favorite characters during the hospital's night shift. Born into Port Charles family royalty, a near fatal car accident and memory loss made Jason Morgan turn to a life of crime. At the start of "General Hospital: Night Shift," Jason gets sentenced to community service for a crime he didn't commit. During his nights at the hospital he explores "what could have been" if he followed in his father's footsteps and practiced medicine. Burton's background is quite unlike that of Jason Quartermaine. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, 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, 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." But his big break came when he landed the role of Jason on ABC's "General Hospital." Burton has received numerous accolades for his portrayal of Jason, the first of which came in the form of an Emmy in May 1998 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005, he received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama. Burton's other credits include starring alongside Robert Redford and James Gandolfini in the feature film "The Last Castle," as well as starring in Stephen Spielberg's critically acclaimed series "Taken." A gifted and enthusiastic athlete, Burton enjoys all sports. He and his wife, Sheree, are happy parents to two children. The Burton family lives in the Los Angeles area

KENT KING
as Dr. Lainey Winters
Kent King stars as Dr. Lainey Winters, a therapist who helps patients face their demons even though she can't face any of her own on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. When Lainey encounters a troubled war veteran she questions whether he's in need of therapy sessions or her prescription pad. Lainey will test her abilities as a shrink while battling truths regarding her own family life on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Born in Los Angeles, King was discovered when she was a child tagging along with her mother, a former actress who spent many years behind the nurses' station on ABC Daytime's "General Hospital." It wasn't long before King landed a guest spot on the ground-breaking series "Hill Street Blues," which then led to a five-year run on the popular primetime drama "Knots Landing," as Julie Williams. King was inspired by the likes of Dorothy Dandridge and Marilyn Monroe, and set forth to further her education. She later earned a degree in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California (USC). Before joining the cast of "General Hospital" in December 2005 King's stunning face has been seen many times on television, including guest appearances on "All of Us," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "The Wayans Bros." and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." In 2000, she filled in for Victoria Rowell on "The Young and the Restless," and later, in 2003, she played the role of Imani in the ABC daytime drama "Port Charles." King has also appeared in music videos for R&B singer Glenn Lewis and R&B group Jagged Edge. The talented actress has an impressive list of film credits that include the upcoming "Aftermath" where King plays wife to Chris Penn's character, "The Hillside Strangler" (2004), "Brace Face Brandi" (2002), "Love and a Bullet" (2002) and "The Wash" (2001). In addition, she made her directing debut with the film "Manolias Funeral," which won the Black American Cinema Society Award for Best Short Film. King currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her two cats. In her free time she enjoys reading and practicing Bojuka, a form of self defense.

BRADFORD ANDERSON
as Damian Spinelli
Bradford Anderson stars as Damian Spinelli, a computer geek who proves he's much better with a laptop than he is with a weapon on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. When Spinelli accidentally shoots himself in the foot he discovers that nursing his pain is a lot easier with the help of, well, an attractive nurse on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Before moving out west, Anderson enjoyed a very successful theater career. A native of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he had an award-winning stretch of work that included both musicals and dramas. Playing opposite John Glover as Billy in Edward Albee's "The Goat...Or Who Is Sylvia?" at the Philadelphia Theater Company, Anderson earned a Philly Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a nomination for a Barrymore Award in the same category for his performance. He then went on to reprise that role at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. to rave reviews. Bradford's musical experience includes playing the lead role of Valentine in the Goodspeed Opera House's revival of "Babes In Arms" and Arpad in "She Loves Me" at Papermill Playhouse, among others. In Los Angeles, Bradford experienced immediate success, booking a guest star spot in only his second week in town. He has guest starred on television series including "Ed," "Veronica Mars," and "What About Brian" before landing the role of Damian Spinelli on ABC's "General Hospital." In the feature film world, Anderson has appeared in "Kissing Cousins" and the upcoming movie "Carts."

MINAE NOJI
as Dr. Kelly Lee
Minae Noji stars as Dr. Kelly Lee, a gynecologist who takes sex over love any day of the week on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Kelly will embark on a string of affairs, but it won't be long before she discovers there's no such things as no-strings-attached-sex, even if it is taking place in the storage closet on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Being from the Los Angeles area was a convenient stroke of luck for the starlet, who has been acting since she was a child both in theatre and on television. Before landing the role of Dr. Kelly Lee on ABC's "General Hospital", Minae was in numerous films and television shows. Film credits include, "Be Cool", MGM's sequel to Get Shorty with John Travolta and Uma Thurman and she also appeared in the critically acclaimed "Memoirs of a Geisha." Other indie features include "Instant Trauma", "The Last Run" a comedy with Fred Savage, "Honor Bound", "God's Waiting List" and the film "Judge Is God", for which she also has a producing credit. Television credits include "Bobby Cannon", a pilot for ABC, a recurring role on the CBS daytime series "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Spin City". On the stage, Minae was chosen from among thousands of hopefuls to be one of the female cast members of the first national touring company of "Miss Saigon," the highly praised musical that enjoyed a long Broadway run. Minae is also an entrepreneur with her company EmyMinae that designs and produces unique handmade women's accessories for boutiques like Fred Segal and Planet Blue. Part of the profits of EmyMinae are split among various worthwhile charities such as the Save the Children Fund and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She speaks Japanese and at age 16 she won a recording contract and toured South America and Asia as a Japanese recording artist. She also became a vocal finalist on the television show "Star Search." Minae attended the University of Southern California at Irvine and graduated with a BA degree in Sociology. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

NAZANIN BONIADI
as Leyla Mir
Nazanin Boniandi stars as Leyla Mir, a stunning student nurse that makes everyone's head turn on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Leyla doesn't mind stepping on the toes of Dr. Robin Scorpio to get the fix of her nightly flirtation with Robin's boyfriend Dr. Patrick Drake. Before long her fellow student nurses notice that Leyla's not as attached to her future as a nurse on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London, England, Boniadi was recently handpicked by Oscar® Award-winning director Mike Nichols for a part in "Charlie Wilson's War," starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman – and followed that up by landing a part in Marvel Comics' sure-to-be blockbuster "Iron Man," directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., currently in production and set to hit theaters in 2008. She has also guest starred on the CW television series "The Game" a spin-off of "Girlfriends" and in the upcoming film "Gameface" and independent project "Shades of Ray." Boniadi is the great-great-granddaughter of famed 19th Century Persian Philosopher and poet, Safi Ali Shah. She graduated with Honors from the University of California Irvine, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences. She is also fluent in both English and Farsi.

KIKO ELLSWORTH
as Stan Johnson
Kiko Ellsworth stars as Stan Johnson, employee of prominent mobster Sonny Corinthos and a friend to the blue collar worker on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Stan's turned activist on behalf of the hospital staff, but his mom - and GH's head nurse -doesn't approve of his bold political actions. She'd much rather he settle down and meet a nice girl than mobilize and protest on "General Hospital: Night Shift." After being strong armed to meet with the commercial agency of a friend, Ellsworth soon found himself on stage in his first acting class. He definitely didn't have the itch to act when he took his first steps on stage. In fact, he had such a bad case of stage fright that he could barely speak. Not one to back down from a worthy challenge, Ellsworth took on his fear face to face. Soon after he landed guest-starring roles on ABC television shows "Once & Again" and "Wasteland." He then landed a series regular role on ABC's "Port Charles" in 2000, where he portrayed and developed the character of Jamal Woods over the next 3 years. After his time on "Port Charles," Ellsworth made numerous guest appearances on television series including "Half & Half," "NCIS," "Strong Medicine," "CSI: Miami," and "Crossing Jordan" among others. One of his favorite experiences in a feature film is "Bad Boys 2," playing opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, where he learned about being the consummate professional on and off the set. In 2008, Ellsworth can be seen on the big screen in "I Am", where he portrays a phenom like the world has never seen. Also he stars in the Independent feature, "The Will to Power" written, produced and directed by David Rountree who also stars in the film. Ellsworth has since then joined Psycho Rock Productions alongside Rountree as one of the producing partners as he is currently writing and developing projects. In his spare time Ellsworth trains in various Martial Art forms, cherishes his family life and also involves himself in various forms of charity work. For more info visit www.KikoEllsworth.com

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
as Toussaint Dubois
The legendary Billy Dee Williams stars as Toussaint Dubois, a hospital worker with a haunted past, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Toussaint's successes and failures impact the wisdom he passes on to various members of the hospital staff who face their own pitfalls. On "General Hospital: Night Shift" he teaches everyone to dream big even if his own dreams passed him by. With over 100 television and films roles to his credit, the Emmy-nominated Williams' first big break came in 1971 in the acclaimed television movie "Brian's Song" alongside James Caan. He followed up that performance playing Billie Holiday's husband in "Lady Sings the Blues" which also starred Diana Ross. They performed together again years later in "Mahogany." Arguably, his most famous role is Lando Calrissian in George Lucas' epic movies "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." Williams other numerous feature film credits include "Batman," "Undercover Brother," "The Ladies Man," "Moving Target," as well as the upcoming "Fanboys." He is also attached to "Barry Munday" starring Luke Wilson. Williams' extensive television work includes guest appearances on "Lost," "Scrubs," "Clubhouse," "Half & Half," "That '70s Show," "The Hughleys," "A Different World," "227," "Mission Impossible" as well as daytime series "Another World" and "The Guiding Light." He also had recurring roles on "Dynasty" and "Gideon's Crossing."

ANGEL WAINWRIGHT
as Regina Thompson
Angel Wainwright stars as Regina Thompson, a hard working student nurse who's determined to make something of herself, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Regina immediately butts heads with hospital administrators who reprimand her for even the smallest errors, but with the support of her fellow nurses and an unlikely ally she's able to maintain her dream of becoming a nurse on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Wainwright has guest starred in several television series including "The Unit," "Strong Medicine," "The Wire," and "Homicide: Life on the Street" among others. She has also appeared in theatre productions of "Three Sisters, ""Flyin' West" and "All About Laquita." Wainwright graduated from the Theatre Arts and Film Conservatory at SUNY Purchase College.

SONYA EDDY
as Epiphany Johnson
Sonya Eddy stars as Epiphany Johnson, the tough as nails head nurse with zero patience for the hospital staff's personal lives, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Epiphany made it clear that in her hospital, work comes first and romance comes second but even she may break her cardinal rule on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Sonya Eddy, a native of Concord, California, graduated from UC Davis. During her intense studies she began her acting career in theater the West Coast premiere of "Zora, Is My Name!" (Written by the award winning actress Ruby Dee). Other theater credits include the role of the Courtesan in "Comedy of Errors" as well as performances in productions of "The Crucible", "Pericles", and the role of the Witch in "Into The Woods". Eddy won an Arty Award for her powerful portrayal of Bloody Mary in "South Pacific" and has also appeared professionally in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with John Goodman and Brenda Fricker at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Eddy's professional acting career in Los Angeles has spanned over a dozen years, and she has the notable distinction of the only actor to appear in two separate roles on the hit series "ER" including the recurring role as Harriet, a homeless woman. Additional television appearances include "Joan of Arcadia", "Seinfeld", "The Drew Carey Show," and guest spots on "In Case of Emergency," "House," "Monk," "Gilmore Girls", "Less Than Perfect," "Reba," "Touched by an Angel," "Murphy Brown," "3rd Rock From The Sun" and " Strong Medicine" among others. She has also appeared in the Hallmark Movie of the Week "The Reading Room" opposite James Earl Jones, and was a series regular on Martin Short's "Primetime Glick." Eddy has had the recurring role of Epiphany Johnson on ABC's "General Hospital" since March 2006. Ms. Eddy also appears in over a dozen national commercials yearly. An all around performer she can be seen in feature film roles in "Coach Carter" starring Samuel L. Jackson, "Bad News Bears" with Billy Bob Thornton, "Barbershop", "Daddy Daycare", "Nutty Professor II," and "Matchstick Men". Recently, Sonya completed filming "Year of the Dog" starring Molly Shannon and Peter Sarsgaard as well as the other upcoming feature films "Player 5150" and "Disfigured." Among Sonya's many special skills and talents she is also an accomplished Improv\Sketch artist, vocalist (2nd Soprano to 1st Tenor) and voice-over artist.

 
RON MELENDEZ
as Dr. Andy Archer 
Ron Melendez stars as Dr. Andy Archer, an anesthesiologist who thinks doctors need numbing as much as their patients, on SOAPnet's first serialized drama for primetime "General Hospital: Night Shift" which premieres this July. Andy takes full advantage of hospital goodies to make the night shift easier on everyone, but none of his extracurricular activities have helped him pursue Dr. Kelly Lee. We'll learn that no syringe can heal an aching heart on "General Hospital: Night Shift." Melendez was named one of 12 rising stars to watch in 1998 for his portrayal of a troubled teenage orphan on UPN's highly touted series "Legacy." He has had television success guest starring in numerous series including "CSI", "Charmed", "Karen Sisco," "Angel," "Diagnosis Murder," "Sliders," "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" and "The Nanny" among others. In addition to numerous television pilots, including NBC's "Merlyn" from the executive producer of "X-Men" and "The Transformers," Melendez has also appeared in film, most recently the upcoming "Outlaw Trail."

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