Steve Burton is an American actor who rose to prominence following his role as Jason Morgan on the longest running American soap opera, General Hospital. He kicked off his career as a model, thriving thereof to the extent of appearing on the cover of Playgirl. It was in 1986 that he decided to officially switch to acting and that singular move changed his life. He has since starred in several movies and TV shows, picking up several awards along the line for his sheer ability to interpret whatever role he gets to play perfectly. Many questions have been asked about this actor over the years, below are answers to some of them.
Early Life and Career
Jack Stephen Burton was born on the 28th of June 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is an American by nationality and possesses white ethnicity. Speaking about his education, he is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School located in Beverly Hills, California. During his high school days, he was known to exhibit a strong passion for acting and was a focal member of the school’s theatre group.
His foray into professional acting began in 1986 when he was cast to play the role of FBI agent Ithaca in the American science thriller film, The Manhattan Project. Due to his impressive performance in the movie, he earned another role, this time in a TV show titled Out Of This World with him playing the character of Chris Fuller. For four years he will maintain his spot on the show until 1991 when the producers decided to call it an end.
His big break eventually came during the summer of 1991 when he was offered the role of Jason Morgan in the American daytime television medical drama, General Hospital. This would turn out to be his best role in a TV show till date. For several years he would be a regular on the show clinching three Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor in 1997, 1999, and 2003.
On August 26, 2012, he decided to leave the show so as to indulge in other ventures. Barely a few months after leaving the show, he joined the cast of The Young and The Restless; this was on January 29, 2013, with him taking on the role of Dylan Mcavoy. He left the American show after three years, on October 6, 2016.
What Is Steve Burton’s Net Worth?
Having been a regular face in Hollywood for over 30 years and bagging several awards for his brilliant performance over the years, it’s only normal for one to expect Steve Burton to be worth a fortune and he doesn’t disappoint. Currently, he has a net worth estimated to be at around $3 million, the bulk of which he earned through his career as a top actor. All things being equal, there is no doubt that this figure will increase in the nearest future.
His Wife and Family
Not much is known about the family of Steve Burton except the fact that he happens to be the only child of his parents: Jack and Tory Burton. It is known that they divorced during his teenage years.
In terms of love life, Steve Burton is indeed a married man. His wife is no other person than Sheree Gustin, whom he tied the knot with on January 16, 1999. Together they have three beautiful children and their names are Makena Grace Burton (born in 2003), Jack Marshall Burton (born in 2006), and Brooklyn Faith Burton (born in 2014).
Is He Returning To General Hospital?
On August 26, 2012, lovers of the hit TV show, General Hospital, were thronged into a pitiful state of sadness when news broke that Steve Burton who played the role of Jason Morgan was leaving the show in search of greater opportunities.
However, in June 2017 they were hit with the unexpected announcement that their superstar Steve Burton would be making a comeback to General Hospital as Jason Morgan thus relegating his initial replacement, Billy Miller, to the role of his Twin brother, Andrew Cain who was able to have access to Jason’s memory through a scientific stratagem developed by Andre (Anthony Montgomery). Since making his return in 2017, he has remained a regular member of the show till date.