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Also Known As: Stephen Burton, Jack Stephen Burton Died:
Born: June 28, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: actor, model

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Fair-haired and blue-eyed actor Steve Burton, best known for his portrayal of Jason on ABC's "General Hospital", made his television debut as a regular on the syndicated series "Out of This World". On this sci-fi comedy he played Chris Fuller, a likable but somewhat doltish young man oblivious to the fact that his love interest Evie had supernatural powers and communicated with her alien father via a talking box of light. During the 1987-1990 run of "Out of This World", Burton first made his mark on daytime TV with a 1988 role as Harris Michaels on NBC's "Days of Our Lives". More memorable was the actor's long-running role on the daytime drama "General Hospital". Burton joined the show in 1991, playing Jason Quartermaine, an intelligent, sensitive and kind person quite unlike his more opportunistic and conniving half-brother A J. The illegitimate child of Alan Quartermaine and the late Susan Morgan, Jason was taken into the family as an infant and raised alongside his elder half-brother, the two sent together to boarding school. Jason, like so many other soap children, aged rapidly while away and returned to Port Charles the perfect young romantic lead, the character's early storylines putting him in...

Fair-haired and blue-eyed actor Steve Burton, best known for his portrayal of Jason on ABC's "General Hospital", made his television debut as a regular on the syndicated series "Out of This World". On this sci-fi comedy he played Chris Fuller, a likable but somewhat doltish young man oblivious to the fact that his love interest Evie had supernatural powers and communicated with her alien father via a talking box of light. During the 1987-1990 run of "Out of This World", Burton first made his mark on daytime TV with a 1988 role as Harris Michaels on NBC's "Days of Our Lives". More memorable was the actor's long-running role on the daytime drama "General Hospital". Burton joined the show in 1991, playing Jason Quartermaine, an intelligent, sensitive and kind person quite unlike his more opportunistic and conniving half-brother A J. The illegitimate child of Alan Quartermaine and the late Susan Morgan, Jason was taken into the family as an infant and raised alongside his elder half-brother, the two sent together to boarding school. Jason, like so many other soap children, aged rapidly while away and returned to Port Charles the perfect young romantic lead, the character's early storylines putting him in an interracial relationship and a romantic predicament with too many participants to be called a love triangle. An alcoholism storyline would change Burton's role significantly when an accident caused by A J's drunk driving led to Jason's brain injury and subsequent amnesia. In this 1996 plot twist, his character emerged from the accident with no memory of his family, a group of people the new Jason quite understandably found unbearable. Dropping the Quartermaine last name and reinventing himself as Jason Morgan, the darker and more mysterious character was thrown into an exciting life in Port Charles' international mob scene, showing a softer side in his romance with Robin Scorpio, a sweet and strong-willed HIV-positive girl. Burton's intriguing portrayal of Jason's ongoing struggles, related to both his crime world lifestyle and his powerful and overbearing family, led to a Daytime Emmy win for the 1997-1998 season in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. A fan favorite, the handsome and compelling actor also has won several SOAP OPERA DIGEST awards during his run on the show. Burton has additionally starred in the direct-to-video action releases "Cybertracker" (1994) and its 1995 sequel "Cybertracker 2".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Semper Fi (2001) Steve Russell
2.
 Last Castle, The (2001) Captain Peretz
3.
 CyberTracker 2 (1995)
4.
 Cyber Tracker (1994)
7.
 General Hospital: Twist of Fate (1996) Jason Morgan
8.
 Hot Summer Soaps (1995)
10.
 Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken (2002) Russell Keys (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
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1986:
At age 16, left the Midwest (where he was raised by his mother) to live in Los Angeles, CA with father
1987:
Made TV debut as regular on the syndicated sitcom "Out of This World"
1988:
Landed first daytime role on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC); appeared as Harris Michaels
1990:
Guest starred on an episode of ABC's "Who's the Boss?"
1991:
Portrayed Jason Quartermaine/Jason Morgan on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital"; reprised role briefly in late summer 2000 and again in 2001
1994:
Appeared in the direct-to-video release "CyberTracker"
1995:
Reprised his role in the sequel "Cyber-Tracker 2"
2001:
Co-starred on NBC mid-season drama "Semper Fi"; network pulled plug on show before it aired
2001:
Played supporting role in action feature "The Last Castle," starring Robert Redford
2002:
Appeared in The Sci-Fi channel miniseries "Taken"
2005:
Made writing and directing debut with the short film "Laws of Gambling"
2007:
Reprised Jason Morgan role on primetime spin-off "General Hospital: Night Shift" (SOAPnet)
2012:
Announced he was leaving "General Hospital" to spend more time with family
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -

Notes

In addition to acting, Burton has had a lucrative modeling career, releasing several best-selling calendars since 1995.

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wife:
Sheree Gustin. Model. Born c. 1977; married on January 16, 1999 in Dana Point, California.

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mother:
Tory. Optician. Divorced from Burton's father; remarried; appeared with son on a Mother's Day special "Wheel of Fortune" for charity.
cousin:
Sean Kanan. Actor. Played his half-brother A J on "General Hospital"; distant cousin.

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