‘General Hospital’ Who Is Jason Morgan?


General Hospital‘s Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) has had a long history in the town of Port Charles. He has plenty of family and children in the town and despite his auspicious beginnings, Jason has made a pretty nice life for himself. He has become the confidant to one of Port Charles most notorious crime bosses in Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard) and has become best friends with Sonny’s on again off again love Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright).

General Hospital: Jason’s early life

Many long-time GH fans will remember that Jason is the son of Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon) and a woman named Susan Moore (Gail Ramsey) with whom Alan was carrying on an affair behind his wife’s back. Alan wanted custody of Jason. However, he was in the midst of another custody battle for his other son AJ (Sean Kanan).

Jason lived with his mom and stepdad until his mother passed away. Jason then went on to stay with an aunt before finally moving into the Quartermaine with Alan and his wife Monica Quartermaine. (Leslie Charleson). Monica was not pleased to have Jason around at first as a constant reminder of her husband’s affair. Jason grew on Monica and eventually, she adopted the young man.

General Hospital: Jason joins Sonny in the mob

Not much is known about Jason as a child. However, when he became an adult he made the decision to join the mob by going to work for Sonny Corinthos. Sonny made Jason the number one man in his organization. Sonny and Jason also connected on a friend level and Jason became part of the Corinthos family.

Jason put his life on the line many times to protect Sonny and had even been shot and nearly killed on more than one occasion. Working for Sonny also led Jason to his best friend Carly Corinthos.  General Hospital fans have watched Jason and Carly maintain a friendship for a very long time and they have come to rely on each other. 

General Hospital: Jason’s women and children

Jason has two families. He has a son with Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) who has been in love with Jason for years. She has wanted to be with him since the first time she saw him. Liz thought Jason was her soul mate and she had gone to great lengths to keep him in her life. Jason and Elizabeth got engaged for a short time but broke up because Jason had feelings for someone else.

Unfortunately, both Jason and Liz thought their son was dead. He was struck by a car and pronounced dead. It was later discovered that Jake (Hudson West) was being held captive by Helena Cassidine (Elizabeth Taylor).

Jason’s true love is a woman named Samantha McCall (Kelly Monaco). These two seemed destined to be together from their first meeting. No matter how many times they have been torn apart they always seem to find their way back to each other.

GH fans know  Jason shares a son named Danny Morgan (Porter Fasullo) with Sam. Danny has had his own fair share of difficulties in life. He has grown up without Jason for most of his life because Jason was shot by Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth) and was presumed dead. Jason returned from the dead and reclaimed his place with all of his children.

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After Jason’s last recovery from a deadly injury, he is working to reclaim his life. That includes the love and marriage he had with Sam. It hasn’t been easy. Sam had moved on with his twin brother Drew (Billy Miller) and he and Sam are working their way back to each other. Jason is also working to rebuild the relationships with his children.

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