In last night’s episode of General Hospital (season 59 episode 171), Chase “lived up to his end of the bargain” by singing All I Want Is Forever at Leo’s birthday party – and fans have reacted accordingly. What other musical moments has Josh Swickard had on the show?
Watch Josh Swickard as Harrison Chase make a ‘truly perfect grand gesture’ in GH season 59
In episode 15,041 overall – 171 of season 59 – General Hospital’s Harrison Chase treats those in attendance at Leo’s birthday party to a song.
“He’s gonna sing!” Leo shouts excitedly.
“This song was written by one of Leo’s favourite songwriters”, Chase says. “And mine.”
Watch the clip below, via General Hospital’s Twitter.
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Is Chase actor Josh Swickard a singer outside of GH?
Swickard is a model and actor. He’s played Harrison Chase in the ABC soap opera General Hospital since early 2018, although he joined the cast in 2017.
His mother Gina is a vocal coach, his father Bob a senior pastor at St Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Belleville.
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He spent several years as a model in Chicago before joining the cast of General Hospital, but doesn’t appear to have had a career as a musician or singer during that time, or beforehand.
However, he once told Stone Cold And The Jackal that his parents were both performance majors in school – which may have filtered down to his own upbringing.
“It was sort of a family prerequisite to be exposed to the arts. I grew up singing and playing piano, but eventually started playing the drums.”
His performance at Leo’s party isn’t the first time Harrison Chase has shown his talents as a performer. Not long after his debut in February 2018, his partner detective Dante Falconeri puts him on stage at the Nurse’s Ball.
Chase performs Feel It Still, by Portugal The Man. Watch it below.
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Fans react to Chase singing All I Want Is Forever in General Hospital
“Beautiful song,” wrote Cameron Webber actor William Lipton, on Twitter. “Well done guys.”
One fan tweeted that it was “dreamy”, “romantic and sweet”. “Chase sang to her soul using her words.”
Another described it as “absolutely beautiful, very touching and romantic”, and added that Wally Kurth and Josh Swickard “did an outstanding job”.
Chase’s performance of All I Want Is Forever seems to have touched General Hospital’s viewers – many will undoubtedly be hoping for more from “the most eligible bachelor in Port Charles” in the coming episodes.