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Jason Morgan
Billy Miller as Jason Morgan
General Hospital
Portrayed by Quinn Carlson (1982)
Bryan Beck (1983–86)
Steve Burton (1991–2012)
Carmel Fainbaum
(baby Jason, 2012)
Unknown Actor (2014)
Billy Miller (2014-present)
Current status Contract
Duration 1982–1986, 1991–2000, 2000, 2001, 2002–2012, 2014-present
First appearance 1982 (on GH)
Created by Thom Racina
Leah Laiman
Introduced by Gloria Monty (GH, 1982,1991)
Wendy Riche (GH, 2000)
Jill Farren Phelps
(GH, 2001; NS 2007)
Frank Valentini (GH, 2014)
Book appearances Robin's Diary
The Secret Life
Spin-off appearances General Hospital: Night Shift
What If...
Previous legal name(s) Jason Morgan Quartermaine
Alias(es) Jake
Jake Doe
Namesake(s) Morgan Corinthos
Jacob Martin Spencer (initials)
Jason Morgan Jr.
Nickname(s) Jase
Stone Cold (by Spinelli)
Gender Male
Born September 14, 1981
(revised to 1974)[1]
New York, New York
Age 40
Occupation Enforcer for Corinthos-Morgan
Coffee importer
Owns 12% of voting stock, non-voting stockholder of ELQ
Residence General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Steve Burton as Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan (né Moore) is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital and has appeared on its SOAPnet spin-off series, General Hospital: Night Shift. He is one of the longest-running characters on the show, having been played by various actors since the character's first appearance in 1982. The role was most notably played by Emmy award winning Steve Burton from 1991 to 2012. It was announced, on September 2, 2014, that Billy Miller would be Burton's replacement.


The role was originated in early 1982 by Quinn Carlson. Child actor Bryan Beck stepped into the role from 1983 to 1986.

On December 19, 1991, Burton stepped into the role on a contractual basis as a SORASed Jason Quartermaine. In November 1999, ABC confirmed that Burton had decided not to renew his contract which expired in December to pursue other opportunities. Burton last appeared on contract on January 27, 2000.

In June 2000, ABC confirmed that Burton would reprise his role for a six week stint starting on August 25, 2000 last appeared that fall. In December 2000, it was announced that Burton would return to the series once again and began airing on January 29, 2001. In January 2001, Burton announced that his return was only temporary due to his commitment to film a pilot for his DreamWorks Television development deal. Whether he returned to the role full-time would depend on whether the series was picked up. The pilot was not picked up, Burton landed a role in a major motion picture leading to his departure on April 29, 2001. Burton returned to the series on contract in 2002 during May Sweeps.

In late 2008, Burton's contract expired and forcing to make a decision on re-signing with the show. After months of speculation, he announced in a public appearance that he re-signed with the show. Burton stated that he would be willing to take a pay cut because he understands that money is a lot tighter now than it has been in recent years and stated that he is blessed to have a job right now.

In 2011, rumors began circulating that Burton could depart from the series due to contract negotiations. However, in May 2011 Burton announced via Twitter that he had re-signed with the series again. On August 23, 2012, Jamey Giddens of the website Daytime Confidential reported that contract negotiations were not going well and Burton was close to walking away from the series. On August 28, 2012, Burton confirmed in an interview with TV Guide's Michael Logan that he would exit the series and agreed to stay long enough for the producers to write his character out properly. His last appearance was October 30, 2012.

During his time as Jason, Burton was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1997, won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1998, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2000 and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2005.

On September 2, 2014, after months of speculation, executive producer Frank Valentini announced on Twitter that actor, Billy Miller, formerly known for his role on All My Children as Richie Novak and The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott, would join the cast as Jason.

Jason appears back on canvas on August 11, 2014, but Miller made his first appearance on October 1, 2014.

Crimes CommittedEdit

  • Has been involved in "unscrupulous" mob-related activities
  • Commited Grand Theft Auto along with Jagger Cates and Karen Wexler to payoff a blackmail scheme [1992]
  • Stole from Edward Quartermaine's rare coin collection [1992]
  • Stole his parents checkbook and forged a check to payoff a blackmail scheme [1992]
  • Arrested for Train Surfing [1996]
  • Threatened to kill his father Alan Quartermaine after he brought up Sonny's dead wife Lily [1996]
  • Threatened to kill Jasper Jacks after he broke up a fight with Sonny Corinthos [1997]
  • Threatened to kill Dr. Pierce Dorman on numerous ocassions [1997]
  • Put on trial for the murder of Luis Alcazar [Nov 2002 to Feb 2003; charges dropped]
  • Arrested for interfering with the capture of Sonny Corinthos [Dec 2003]
  • Defied a court order; along with Courtney Matthews, took Michael and Morgan Corinthos to France when a social worker arrived to take them away [Dec 2003]
  • Kidnapped Lorenzo Alcazar and held him captive [Jan 6, 2004 to Jan 19, 2004]
  • Had Faith Rosco committed to a mental facility under false pretenses [Jan 2004]
  • Offered Sam McCall $1 million to leave Port Charles [Jan 2004]
  • Accused of shooting Brian (not guilty) [Feb 2004]
  • Killed Andy Capelli in self-defense [Feb 2004]
  • Perjury; signed a statement claiming that Andy Capelli killed Zander Smith during the P.C. Hotel fire to protect Elizabeth Webber [Mar 2004]
  • Attempted murder; tried to throw Faith Rosco over the balcony of her hotel room [Mar 2004]
  • Attempted murder; almost murdered Lorenzo Alcazar, but was knocked out by Courtney [Apr 2004]
  • Tampered with Sam's baby's paternity test [May 2004]
  • Killed Nico, who shot Sonny and attempted to kill/kidnap Sam [Jun 2004]
  • Attempted to kill Faith upon her arrival back in Port Charles [Summer 2004]
  • Broke into John Durant’s apartment [Summer 2004]
  • Bugged John Durant’s apartment [Nov 2004]

  • Helped Sam elude police custody to clear her name in Kristina Corinthos-Davis’ kidnapping [Feb 2005]
  • Shot Faith Rosco and killed two of her men during a shootout [Feb 2005]
  • Carried out a hit against the Sandoval family [Mar 2005]
  • Shot and killed Asher Thomas [Aug 2005]
  • Arrested for the attempted murder of Manny Ruiz (never convicted) [Jan 2006]
  • Controlled the Corinthos holdings during Sonny’s breakdown [Spring/Summer 2006]
  • Staged a bust for Lucky to help his career [Jun 2006]
  • Shot a suspect, allowing Lucky to take credit [Jun 2006]
  • Killed Manny Ruiz during a struggle on the hospital roof top [Jul 2006]
  • Adultery; slept with Elizabeth Webber while she was married to Lucky Spencer [Aug 14, 2006]
  • Beat up Ric Lansing [Oct 2006]
  • Helped Sam McCall evade capture after escaping from jail [Nov 2006]
  • Impersonated a doctor [Nov 2006]
  • Took Epiphany Johnson "hostage" at gunpoint [Nov 2006]
  • Attempted to kill James Craig a.k.a Jerry Jacks after Metro Court Hostage Crisis [Feb 2007]
  • Shoot out with Lorenzo’s men in The Cellar [Apr 2007]
  • Engaged in a shoot-out with Jerry Jacks [May 2007]
  • Murdered Lorenzo Alcazar [May 2007]
  • Jumped bail to rescue his kidnapped son [Jul 2007]
  • Falsely confessed to shooting Spinelli in the foot; given four months of community service at GH as janitor [Jul-Oct 2007; GH:NS]
  • Threatened to kill Sam McCall after he learned she hired two armed goons to terrorize Elizabeth, Cameron and Jake in the park [Aug 2007]
  • Shot and killed Ian Devlin [May 2008]
  • Burned down the Zacchara mansion [Jun 2008]
  • Obstruction of justice; knew Lulu Spencer had murdered Logan Hayes and aided in the cover-up of his death [Jul-Sep 2008]
  • Beat up two of Karpov's guards after they injured Spinelli [Sep 2008]
  • Shot and killed three of Karpov's associates [Nov 2008]
  • Shot Dante Falconeri in the abdomen during an ambush in the woods [Jun 23, 2009]
  • Obstruction of justice; covered up the murder of Claudia Zacchara [Nov 2009]

  • Ordered multiple times to kill Ethan Lovett under the orders of Sonny Corinthos [Mar/Apr 2010]
  • Plead guilty to a class D felony in order to get sent to prison to protect Michael; released after Sonny and Claire found a loophole in his plea bargain. [May-Aug 2010]
  • Murdered Carter, the man who attacked Michael [Jun 2010]
  • Assaulted former mayor Prescott Floyd [Dec 2011]
  • Shot and 'killed' Franco and burned down his residence; He was revealed to be alive in 2013 [Jan 2012]
  • Arrested for the 'murder' of Franco [May 2012]
  • Ordered two men to beat up John McBain; which led to the kidnapping of his son, Danny Morgan [Jun 2012]
  • Delivered Joe Scully, Jr. to Sonny and shot Joe's associates [Jul 2012]
  • Held Jerry Jacks at gunpoint [Aug 2012]
  • Shot and killed Ewen Keenan [Sep 2012]
  • Shot and killed Joe Scully, Jr. [Oct 2012]
  • Knocked William Eichner and a doctor unconscious at the Crichton-Clark Clinic [Sep 16, 2014]
  • Killed two of Helena Cassadine's goons [Sep 17, 2014]

Health and VitalsEdit

  • Suffered permanent brain damage following an accident induced by his brother, A.J. [Dec 1995]
  • Almost killed by Asher Thomas under the orders of A.J. while in a coma [1996]
  • Shot in the abdomen by the Tin Man [Jul 1997]
  • Shot in the side by Moreno's men when their mob meeting went wrong [Dec 1999]
  • Injured in a car accident with Courtney while headed to tell Sonny about them [Feb 2003]
  • Shot in the side by Reese Marshall, an FBI agent [Feb 2005]
  • Almost poisned to death by Asher Thomas [Aug 2005]
  • Began suffering severe headaches after taking an experimental drug [2005]
  • Injured in a train wreck [Nov 2005]
  • Began suffering extreme seizures as a side effect of the drug and required surgery [2005]
  • Shot in the shoulder will attempting to rescue Sam McCall from Manny Ruiz [Jul 2006]
  • Shot in the leg/knee by police [Nov 2006]
  • Hit over the head with tequila bottle by Lulu Spencer [Nov 2006]
  • Trapped in an elevator with Elizabeth Webber following the Metro Court explosion [Feb 2007]
  • Suffered burns to his hands while trying to save a women in a burning ambulance [Jul 2007; GH:NS]
  • Injured his hands rescuing Elizabeth from Diego Alcazar [Mar 2008]
  • Suffered a bout of Asian flu [Jun 2008]
  • Accidentally shot in the shoulder by Sam McCall during the hospital bio-toxin crisis [Feb 2009]
  • Injured in a bomb explosion [Apr 2009]
  • Developed an infection after Jerry Jacks shot him in the shoulder and in the leg/knee and trapped him underneath the rubble of an abandoned church, leaving him for dead [Aug 2009]
  • Used as bait to draw Franco out of hiding [Summer 2010]
  • Suffered a head injury after a car accident [Aug 2011]
  • Underwent brain surgery to remove a piece of dashboard from his 1995 car accident with A.J. [Aug 2011]
  • Drugged and trapped in a room by Franco and forced to watch Franco sexually assault his wife, Sam [Nov 2011]
  • Knocked unconscious after running into Michael while on his motorcycle [Dec 2011]
  • Passed out in the hospital corridor [Jan 2012]
  • Diagnosed with brain swelling [Jan 2012]
  • Underwent surgery to relieve swelling in his brain [Feb 2012]
  • Experienced a fever after being exposed to the toxin Jerry Jacks had placed in the water supply [Sep 2012]
  • Shot in the leg by Ewen Keenan while rescuing Elizabeth Webber [Sep 2012]
  • Almost shot by Joe Scully, Jr. [Oct 2012]
  • Shot in the back by Cesar Faison (disguised as Duke Lavery) and dumped into the harbor [Oct 2012]
  • Revealed to be alive and in a cryogenic state [revealed Mar 4, 2014]
  • Held against his will by Victor Cassadine [2012-14]
  • Suffered from bruised vocal cords rendering him temporally unable to talk due to the fact that he pulled out his ventilator [revealed Sep 16, 2014]
  • Was trapped in a building about to blow up but got out before it did [Sep 16-17, 2014]
  • Rendered temporarily unconscious after being hit over the head by Helena's goons [Sep 17, 2014]
  • Had a fever [revealed Sep 22, 2014]
  • Kidnapped by Helena's goons [Sep 23, 2014]
  • Jumped out of a moving vehicle [Sep 23, 2014]
  • Run over by Ava Jerome [Sep 24, 2014]
  • Fractured his left arm [Sep 24, 2014; revealed Sep 25, 2014]
  • Possible internal bleeding [revealed Sep 25, 2014]
  • Underwent multiple surgeries including facial reconstructive surgery [Sep 25, 2014]

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External linksEdit


  1. On the episode dated 02-18-14, Jason's birth date is shown on a PCPD file on Julian's computer as November 18, 1972. However, that was the last-said birth date of Jason's brother AJ; so the date appears to be incorrect.

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