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TV Guide Magazine: Scott Reeves Joins GH as Steven Lars Webber

Exclusive: Scott Reeves Joins General Hospital
by Michael Logan October 22, 2009 02:19 PM EST

Look who’s putting on scrubs! Soap fave Scott Reeves is joining ABC’s General Hospital as the new Steven Lars Webber. The character, last played by Shaun Benson in 2005, will arrive in December as the hospital’s new chief of staff and be thrown into a storyline involving his half-sister Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and the two men in her life, Lucky (Jonathan Jackson) and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher). The gig is considered recurring at the moment, which is fine with Reeves. The actor and country music artist, who spent 10 years as Ryan McNeil on The Young and the Restless, will commute to the L.A.-based GH from his home in Nashville.

“I’m still writing music and still recording but I really got hungry for acting again,” says Reeves, who earned CMA and ACM nominations as half of the popular duo Blue County. “I’ve always had a great respect for GH so I kinda courted them. It was the one show I most wanted to be on. Steve Burton [who plays mobster Jason Morgan] and I are best friends – we’re literally like brothers – and I just love the people over there. My agent put out feelers and [GH casting directer] Mark Teschner called back. They had a role. The timing was perfe ct.”

Reeves and his wife, former Days of Our Lives sensation Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), are about to launch their own syndicated radio program, The Scott and Melissa Reeves Show. They have two children, Emily, 17, a budding singer, and Larry, 12. Says Reeves: “I was checking out my genealogy on GH and found out that my character’s father was played by Richard Dean Anderson. So I’m suddenly a big hero to my son. He’s like, ‘Macgyver is your dad! All-right!”

For more scoop on Reeves and his GH role, check out the November 9 issue of TV Guide Magazine.

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