Steve Burton

Versatile actor Steve Burton first joined the cast of General Hospital in 1991 in the role of Jason Quartermaine. A near-fatal accident caused Jason to lose his memory and thus was born Jason Morgan, who would become a leader of organized crime in Port Charles. “The transition from Jason Quartermaine to Jason Morgan has been an incredible experience as an actor, and for that I am grateful,” reflects Mr. Burton, who received his first Daytime Emmy in May 1998 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005, he received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. He also received an award for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the nationally televised Soap Opera Awards in February 1998.

In August 2012, Steve announced that he was leaving General Hospital after 21 years and moving his family to TN. On January 7, 2013, after a 3 month break, he announced on “The Talk” that he was joining the cast of The Young and The Restless in the role of Dylan McAvoy. Steve remained on The Young and The Restless until January 2017. He received a Daytime Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Dylan McAvoy. In September 2017 Steve returned home to General Hospital in the role of Jason Morgan.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was raised in the Midwest and attended several different high schools in the nation’s heartland before moving with his father to California. Before graduating from Beverly Hills High school — “a world apart from the environment I was accustomed to,” Mr. Burton emphasizes — he studied drama and was a member of the school’s acclaimed Theatre 40.

A very successful career in commercials led to a three-year run on the popular syndicated comedy series, Out of This World, in which he played the role of Chris Fuller. He made his daytime drama debut in the recurring role of Harris Michaels on Days of Our Lives

A gifted and enthusiastic athlete, Steve enjoys virtually every sport, but prefers surfing above them all. He and his wife, Sheree, are the happy parents to three children, Makena, Jack & Brooklyn. The family lives in the Nashville, TN area.