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ABC Soaps In Depth - - Feature Interview -

Steve Bur­ton is al­most as ex­cited as GEN­ERAL HOSPI­TAL fans about his re­turn to the soap!

hen Steve Bur­ton left the role of GEN­ERAL HOSPI­TAL’s Ja­son in 2012, it was all about spend­ing time with his wife and kids in Ten­nessee. He then took on the role of THE YOUNG & THE REST­LESS’ Dy­lan for three years, af­ter which he re­al­ized he needed an­other dose of fam­ily time. Upon leav­ing that soap, he spend nearly a year en­joy­ing his loved ones (and launch­ing a busi­ness, Bur­ton Nu­tri­tion, with them) be­fore fi­nally de­cid­ing it was time to head back to his other home, Port Charles.

Fa­ther Fig­ure

“Be­ing home, I saw what I’d been miss­ing — and how hard my wife’s job is!” quips the proud fa­ther of three (Mak­ena, 14; Jack, 11; and Brook­lyn, 3). “I coached, took my daugh­ter to her pi­ano lessons, took my chil­dren to school and got to do all these cool things I never got to do when I was work­ing so much.”

Dur­ing his time at home, he’s not the day­time su­per­star fans know him as, but rather… well, just Dad! “I guess be­cause I don’t fo­cus on act­ing when I’m with the kids, they don’t re­ally fo­cus on it,” Bur­ton says. “I’ve shown them old, cool ac­tion se­quences from GH and stuff like that on YouTube, but Mak­ena’s a teenager, and my son’s not much of a TV guy. They’ve got their own things go­ing on.”

The youngest, how­ever, may be a dif­fer­ent story. In fact, she may just wind up tak­ing af­ter her fa­ther! “Brook­lyn’s a wild woman,” Bur­ton laughs. “She’s a per­former. We’ll see… ”

Ready For More

Once Bur­ton Nu­tri­tion got Bur­tonNutri­

“My wife, my brother-in­law and I talked about it for­ever,” he says of Bur­ton Nu­tri­tion. “It’s our pas­sion.”

“I love to coach and mo­ti­vate peo­ple,” says Bur­ton, who in­ter­acts with cus­tomers via Face­bookLive.

“If I feel good about my­self, I’m go­ing to be pos­i­tive, and that’s go­ing to rub off on some­body else,” Bur­ton sug­gests. “And in the world we live in, we need that!”

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