General Hospital follows the dramatic lives of generations of various fictional families. It debuted on ABC five decades ago. And it, therefore, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running American soap opera in production.
Over the years, several actors have joined and left GH. Some also return, as was the case with Steve Burton (Jason Morgan). Consequently, rumors regularly arise that a particular cast member is leaving the show.
Sometimes these rumors tend to be right. For instance, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) recently confirmed that he’s indeed leaving GH. And now Wes Ramsey is supposedly next.
Is Wes Ramsey leaving General Hospital?
Ramsey is one of GH’s newest cast members. He debuted on the show as Peter August on November 14 last year. However, he is later revealed to be Cesar Faison’s son, Henrik Faison. And hence the half-sibling to Nathan West and Robin Scorpio.
Some of the scenes spearheading this revelation included one where Cesar shot dead Nathan, his other son. Consequently, most people are blaming Henrik. Especially Nathan’s biological mother, Liesl Obrecht.
So when a GH teaser showed him collapsing after an unknown person jabbed him, fans concluded he was leaving. Since they assumed that was how GH producers decided to kill off his character. But recent episodes reveal the unknown person, Dr. Obrecht, simply drugged him.
She did so to be able to kidnap and hold him hostage. As Henrik is still alive, there are no other indicators to suggest Wes Ramsey is leaving General Hospital soon. But since he’s under contract, we’ll have to wait and see if it gets renewed.
Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright relationship history.
Ramsey and his General Hospital co-star Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) have been dating since early 2017. And while dropping her off to work one morning, he reconnected with Executive Producer Frank Valentini. Coincidentally, GH was at the time casting a new role, Peter August.
He auditioned for the character and got the part. But GH is not the first soap opera he and Wright have worked together. The two first met while working on Guiding Light. Ramsey played Sam Spencer while Wright played Cassie Layne Winslow.
He told Soap Opera Digest that he took to her saying,
“…There is a part of me deep down inside that always fantasized about the idea [of being with her]…”
But at the time, Wright was married to architect John Wright and pregnant with her second child. A year later, the couple ran into each other at an Emmy party on April 26, 2017. And on spotting her former co-star, the actress went,
“Oh my God! What’s up?”
They hit it off immediately and luckily for Ramsey, his long-time crush was now divorced.
Wes Ramsey net worth and age
How old is Ramsey? Well, Wesley Albert Ramsey was born on October 6, 1977, to Bill and Linda Ramsey in Louisville, Kentucky. He is therefore 40 years old. He has two brothers named William and Warren.
Between 1996 and 2000, he studied drama at The Juilliard School. And after graduating, he got his first on-screen job on Guiding Light. He portrayed Sam Spencer for two years but made a few guest appearances up until 2008.
His other films and TV shows include Latter Days (2003), Charmed (2003-2006), Days of our Lives (2009), CSI: Miami (2003; 2009-2012), Castle (2013) among others. He has also done theatrical performances including Grace Notes and Anvils (2012).
Wes Ramsey net worth and salary is currently unknown. But since he has not had many regular jobs in his career, it is unlikely his net worth is in the millions. He’s a Libra and has a height of 6’2.