Report confirms Dominic Zamprogna’s return as Dante Falconeri


General hospital fans will be happy to know that after months of rumors it looks like Dominic Zamprogna is returning to the soap opera as Dante Falconeri. Details are scarce at the moment, but it’s a huge step after Zamprogna expressed his wish to return to the series.

Emme Rylan and Dominic Zamprogna in ‘General Hospital’ scene from 2013 | Ron Tom / Walt Disney Television via Getty Image

Dante Falconeri’s story when we last saw him

After leaving the series for the first time, Zamprogna returned for a special episode in 2018 for her character’s father, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). The actor then returned for several episodes that aired in March 2019.

On the last comeback, his father helped him find the man who shot his wife, Lulu Spencer. Falconeri ended up killing the man, named Raj Patel, in self-defense. He reunited with Spencer and his children but had started suffering from PTSD because of everything that had happened. He left town to protect Spencer and the children.

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What Dominic Zamprogna said not too long ago about returning to the show

Zamprogna first told Soaps in Depth in May that he was interested in returning to the series as a core cast member. Franc [Valentini] knows I’m ready to go home, ”he said in part. “And I would be totally open to a contract. There’s so much potential with the character and the story right now. With everything they’ve done since Dante left, there are so many options, and they would all be fun to play.

In a more recent interview with Michael Fairman TV about a separate new project he had released, Zamprogna went into more detail about missing the show. He revealed that he had feelings about returning to the show for “a long time.” One new thing he revealed is that he left the show at a time when he was questioning his instinct as an actor.

He explained, “You only want to leave because of your situation, and personally I was going through some things, and the only thing I have relied on for my entire career is my confidence and instinct. As soon as you start to question any of these things, you need to take a step back. This is what I was doing. I’ve never had a job for as long as I had GH and went through a whole range of feelings. There are ups and downs and in between. There were too many cases where for some reason; I no longer had confidence in my abilities.

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Here’s what we know about the return

The Daytime Confidential soap opera website was the first outlet to break news of Zamprogna’s return to the series. The site reports: “In the story, Dante suffered from offscreen PTSD after a BMS mission. Seek his return to complicate ex-wife Lulu (Emme Rylan) romance with Dustin Phillips (Mark Lawson). The report does not say if this should be a short stay or if Zamprogna is back for the long term.

General hospital airs weekdays on ABC.


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