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Welcome to TED KING ONLINE a site dedicated to actor, writer, director, and activist Ted King. Best known for his dual roles as Lorenzo and Luis Alcazar on the ABC soap opera GENERAL HOSPITAL, as well as Inspector Andy Trudeau on CW's CHARMED, and as Jack Logan on the short lived ABC television program TIME COP. Ted's other work includes playing Tomas Delgado on the soap opera ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and Danny Roberts in LOVING/THE CITY. Ted has several films to his credits including HOODLUM & SON, MY DINNER WITH HERVE, THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE. Ted made several guest starring roles in episodic television, those include PRISON BREAK, FRAISER, CSI, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, NCIS, ALPHA HOUSE...., and many more. This site has a strict NO CANDIDS POLICY. To read that please click the link.

More news of Ted’s iminent return to the role of Lorenzo Alcazar to GENERAL HOSPITAL. On the heels of the departure of Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) comes news that Ted has been spotted in the building, spurring rumors of his return. Soap Central has the article here:

[ LINK ]Is Ted King returning to General Hospital

My own personal opinion: I think Ted would be nutty to return. With Rick Hearst being dropped down to recurring considering his tenure then eventual leaving (he’s since signed with The Bold and the Beautiful), and that Ric Lansing was never allowed a storyline outside of being Sonny’s brother, I’m reminded of something Ted said in one of his exit interviews with Soap Opera Weekly:

“I don’t think so, to be honest with you. I really don’t. Because there have been times where there’s a storyline there for a couple of months, something different, and they it always goes back to my role being opposite Sonny. There’s never an opportunity for my character to just go off and set up his own thing in Port Charles. Sonny doesn’t have to be an issue, but he always is. And really, what’s the reason? Sonny didn’t kill his brother (Luis Alcazar), Sonny didn’t kill his son (Diego), and Sonny didn’t kill his niece (Sage). He lost three people in this town, and Sonny didn’t kill any of them. Yet he’s always angry at Sonny. It doesn’t make any sense to me. At some point, I’ve got to go…. I had to take a long, hard look at what I’m doing on the show, and I did. I need to get out. This is not making me happy.”

I think the operative word in all of this is Sonny. Would Lorenzo actually be allowed a story outside of Sonny and Jason? Likely not. Given that Jason carried out the hit on Lorenzo at Sonny’s insistence, it’s more than likely Lorenzo would come back with a huge chip on his shoulder for Sonny and Jason, hence, back into the fire. Considering too that Ted just came off a successful run on PRISON BREAK, I seriously doubt that GENERAL HOSPITAL is the only offer Ted’s received. Consideration #2, that Robert Guza Jr. is incapable of crafting an intricate story not including Jason or Sonny and that he as well as Jill Farren Phelps, and Brian “BS” Frons give the hook to get the actor to sign/re-sign, then lie and do the turnabout (can anyone say Groundbreaking Lesbian Love Story), I’d pretty much say the writing in on the wall way before Ted would be signing on the dotted line.

The above is solely my take on the current state of affairs on daytime television and bear no relation to Ted or any of his decisions.

  1. Joan says:

    Love the site, totally agree with your words and what Ted said about GH!!!! Just wondering if he is ever going to work again. Got married and his wife is stunning and in the picture they looked happy!! Just wondering how he is paying bills! 🙂 Anyway alot of hard work went into this!! I like it! Thanks, Joan :laughing:

  2. Dianne says:

    Joan: Thanks for responding. I know I really haven\’t done a lot here. I\’d hoped to get a new design up and more content added in time for Ted\’s birthday, but I got horribly sidetracked. As for Ted\’s \’possible\’ return to GH. Unless Guza actually writes for other characters other than Sonny and Jason and LW\’s bad version of Carly, I\’d say it\’s a pretty safe bet Ted won\’t be back. Guza and Frons see this show one way and one way only. They don\’t see it as an ensemble piece and integrate other stories into the Mob. They see it as Mob centred and only that. Takes the \’hospital\’ away from the title, doesn\’t it? As for plans of Ted\’s to work again. I cannot comment. I don\’t have any insider knowledge of Ted\’s plans. I wish I had. I do know he wanted to get back to the theatre. He could be writing and directing. Or he could be just wanting to spend time with Maya. Or it just could be as simple as just wanting some time to himself and his wife. Who can deny him that? Thanks again for stopping by. Dianne

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