Where is Johnny Wactor going following his General Hospital departure?

Ella Kipling September 21, 2022
Where is Johnny Wactor going following his General Hospital departure?
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General Hospital fans have had to say goodbye to Johnny Wactor as his character, Brando, faces a tragic death in hospital following a vicious encounter with the hook-handed killer.

Many viewers were left unhappy with Brando’s ending, as many felt as though him and his wife, Sasha, had already been through enough. Others were sad to see Wactor leave the show.

Let’s take a look at Wactor’s departure from the show as well as what he will be doing next…

GENERAL HOSPITAL – Episode “14853” – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (Craig Sjodin via Getty Images) SOFIA MATTSSON, JOHNNY WACTOR

Brando leaves General Hospital

On September 20th, General Hospital fans were left shocked after the episode showed the death of Brando Corbin. He had been in the hospital for a week, after being hooked by the killer terrorising the local community.

While he appeared to be getting better, and even awoke to talk to his wife, Sasha, Brando quickly went downhill.

Brando was seen coughing up blood and seizing, and quickly takes a turn for the worse.

Portia eventually tells Sasha that her husband didn’t make it in an emotional scene, and reveals that they may never truly know why he died, as it appeared that there was something attacking him from the inside.

What will Wactor be doing next?

Wactor is currently making a film called American Sognare. Over the past few months, Wactor has been asking fans and followers on Instagram for donations to help make the film, with 51% of proceeds going to a cancer charity.

The film will be hitting our screens in 2023 and tells the story of a son who returns home for his mother’s funeral after living away. He finds out that his entire family had been keeping his mother’s terminal illness a secret from him.

Wactor will be playing the role of Marco in American Sognare, and is also serving as a producer.

According to soapoperanews.net, Wactor will also be featuring in one film called Nightmare Diaries, and one titled Trapper’s Edge.

Wactor is also doing shows across the US with fellow actor Marcus Coloma. According to Coastal Entertainment the events will feature questions and answers, laughs, General Hospital discussions, and “the chance to chat it up with Marcus and Johnny live.”

Fans react to Wactor’s departure from GH

Following Brando’s death on the show, fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the episode, and the departure of Wactor’s character.

One fan said: “Can’t believe that the #BrandoCorbin character has died on #GeneralHospital Thank you #JohnnyWactor for your great work in this role.”

Another wrote: “#JohnnyWactor you will truly be missed. I cried all episode knowing that you wouldn’t make it til the end. Best of luck in any and everything you do next #GH#RipBrando.”

“This is sad! Johnny Wactor is a great actor who played a wonderful character! Sorry to see him go. I will miss him and his character, Brando! Best wishes to him,” someone else tweeted.

Wactor reminisces over GH memories

Wactor has been looking back at his memories and experiences with cast mates from General Hospital.

Lexi Ainsworth, who plays Kristina, shared a story on Instagram which read: “Sad day for Brando… but honestly had fun filming a rain scene and working with @johnnywactor.”

Johnny re-shared the story and added his own caption which read: “Bittersweet.”

David Lautman, who plays Grant, also posted an Instagram story about Wactor’s character. He said: “RIP Brando Corbin, could not have been played by a better actor. Love ya Johnny!”

Johnny re-shared this story as well, and wrote on the post: “Thank you brother. Enjoyed working with you. And may Smoltz live on to wreak more havoc!”

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Ella is the Head of Content at Freshered and also works a freelance journalist at GRV Media, writing for HITC and Reality Titbit. Her interests lie in news and anything culture related including entertainment, musicals, books, and social media. Ella is also a big supporter of student media and writes for her university’s newspaper as well as hosting her own show on the radio station.