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|Portrayed by||James Patrick Stuart|
|First appearance||July 11, 2016|
|Created by||Robert Guza, Jr.|
|Introduced by||Frank Valentini|
|Born|| 1965 |
St. Petersburg, Russia
On June 16, 2016, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that James Patrick Stuart had joined the cast.
On July 1, Daytime Confidential reported that actor James Patrick Stuart was cast in the role of Valentin. They also praised General Hospital for "finally bringing on one of the most talked about, yet previously unseen, supervillains in the soap's history!"
On July 1, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that he is set to debut on July 8. Due to a national preemption on June 10, Valentin first appeared on air on July 11.
James Patrick Stuart is known for his role as Will Cortlandt on the former ABC Daytime soap opera, All My Children. He's also made several guest spots on primetime dramas, The Closer, How to Get Away With Murder, 2 Broke Girls and Rosewood.
Valentin Cassadine is the previously unknown son of Mikkos Cassadine and an unknown woman. According to his step-mother, Helena, he is more treacherous than any other Cassadine. He was disowned by Mikkos years ago and hadn't been heard from since. Helena sought him out thinking she could control him, but she was very wrong.
In October 2009, a deathly ill Helena Cassadine confides in her longtime rival Luke Spencer that she needs his help to fend off her evil stepson Valentin. According to Helena, the illegitimate Valentin had been disowned by his father Mikkos upon his birth, denying him the privileges of being a Cassadine. Helena contacts Valentin hoping to use him against her rebellious grandson, Nikolas but instead, Valentin overpowers Helena taking over the family's private island in Greece and he slowly poisons Helena.
Valentin's henchmen try to keep Luke from escaping with Helena only for Nikolas to come to her rescue. She warns everyone that Valentin has promised to destroy not only the Cassadines, but also the Spencers. Mikkos's daughter Alexis Davis reveals that she had only heard of her brother's treachery toward their father specifically, but Alexis had come to believe the "never before seen Valentin" was only a front for Helena and her schemes. Luke later accuses Helena of having Valentin murdered and she admits that she thought Valentin had died, but later realized that he is alive and well. Much like Luke and Alexis, Nikolas believes Valentin is long dead and that Helena is just using the threat of Valentin to manipulate him.
On July 11, 2016, Valentin is seen lurking around on Cassadine Island. He spies on Jason Morgan, Sam Morgan, Ava Jerome, and Nikolas Cassadine. Jason soon realizes that someone else is on the island. Valentin is seen looking at a book of Cassadine lineage before he knocks over a vase. Jason and Sam lure him out by falsely proclaiming that they are heading to bed.
They corner Valentin and he claims to be a fisherman named Theo, who was forced to come ashore due to the storm. Sam and Jason decide to leave him be, as long as he does what they say. Valentin continues to play his role and goes to warm his hands by the fire. As he is warming his hands, he rolls up his sleeve and you can see the Cassadine family crest tattooed on his forearm.
On July 16, Theo blew his cover and he held a gun on everyone present. On July 18, it was confirmed that Theo is in fact Valentin. On July 19, Valentin forces Nikolas to hand over the Cassadine family fortune to him. As Valentin tries to shoot Ava, Nikolas attacks him, but ends up getting shot and falling over a balcony.
On July 22, Ava seduced Valentin, and then hit him in the head with a book. When Laura lashed at Valentin for shooting Nikolas, Valentin went to shoot her, but Kevin stepped in the way and was shot instead. On July 26, Valentin is forced to flee after his captives get the upper hand. He escapes into the tunnels and orders his men to make sure none of them escape.
On August 3, he is seen in Port Charles meeting Nina Reeves and then has sex with her. Valentin then leaves her on August 4 in order to kidnap Spencer Cassadine, but was stopped by Sonny outside the summer camp doors, and he is then arrested by the cops. Nina and Curtis Ashford then turned in the cell phone that Valentin stole from Nikolas, which contained a voicemail of Spencer trying to get in touch with his father. While at the PCPD, he has a conversation with Nina.
- Poisoned Helena Cassadine [Oct 2009]
- Knocked Nikolas Cassadine unconscious [Jul 8, 2016]
- Held Prince Nikolas Cassadine, Ava Jerome, Jason Morgan, Sam Morgan, Det. Dante Falconeri, Lulu Spencer-Falconeri, Laura Spencer and Dr. Kevin Collins hostage at gunpoint on Cassadine Island [Jul 15-26, 2016]
- Took Sam hostage at gunpoint and then had Jason cuffed to a chair [Jul 18, 2016]
- Took Ava hostage at gunpoint and almost shot her [Jul 19, 2016]
- Fought with Nikolas for a gun after Nikolas attacked him [Jul 19, 2016]
- Shot Nikolas in the chest and caused him to fall off a balcony [Jul 19, 2016; Nikolas was revealed to be dead on Jul 22, 2016]
- Got into an altercation with Ava and held her at gunpoint twice [Jul 22, 2016]
- Held Laura at gunpoint and almost killed her [Jul 22, 2016]
- Shot Kevin in the shoulder [Jul 22, 2016]
- Held Dante at gunpoint and almost killed him [Jul 26, 2016]
- Stole Nikolas' phone [revealed Aug 2, 2016]
- Attempted to kidnap Spencer Cassadine [Aug 4-5, 2016; Sonny and Jason stopped him]
- Held Sonny Corinthos at gunpoint and almost killed him [Aug 5, 2016]
- Possession of an illegal firearm [Aug 5, 2016; arrested]
Health and Vitals
- Held at gunpoint by Jason Morgan [Jul 11, 2016]
- Attacked by Nikolas Cassadine [Jul 19, 2016]
- Hit over the head with a book by Ava Jerome [Jul 22, 2016]
- Assaulted by Dante Falconeri [Jul 25, 2016]
- Held at gunpoint by Lulu Spencer-Falconeri [Jul 25-26, 2016]
- Assaulted by Sonny Corinthos [Aug 5, 2016]
- Assaulted and pinned to the floor by Jason [Aug 5, 2016]
- ↑ James Patrick Stuart is credited as Theo Hart in the recurring section on July 15, 2016. https://twitter.com/BillyKellyFans/status/754054275437703168
- ↑ Seen on his birth certificate on April 21, 2009.
- ↑ Revealed on July 19, 2016.
- ↑ GH puts its plans for a Cassadine return on ice
- ↑ http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/exclusive-james-patrick-stuart-to-gh/
- ↑ http://daytimeconfidential.com/2016/07/01/james-patrick-stuarts-general-hospital-role-revealed
- ↑ http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/james-patrick-stuart-in-gh-debut/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj1KOs0a16s