rebeccaherbst jonathanjackson 290 'General Hospital': Jonathan Jackson gets LuckyOn the heels of news that James Franco will be joining the cast of “General Hospital” next month for a guest run, ABC announces Jonathan Jackson will return to his “GH” role of Lucky Spencer.

Jackson played Lucky, the son of beloved “General Hospital” couple Luke and Laura from 1993 to ’99 before leaving television for a film career than started strong with the Michelle Pfeiffer drama “The Deep End of the Ocean” before falling off into fare like “Tuck Everlasting” and “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.”

Most recently, he played John Connor’s father-from-the-future, Kyle Reese, on the FOX show “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”

Jackson will take over for Greg Vaughn, who has played Lucky since 2003.

In the current storyline, Lucky is campaigning for his ex-wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) to remarry him. Matters are complicated though, by Elizabeth’s feelings for Lucky’s half-brother Nikolas (Tyler Christopher).

Jackson’s first appearance on “General Hospital” is set to air Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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