General Hospital has no plans to recast the character of Jason Morgan after Steve Burton’s departure.
Actor Steve Barton has filled Jason Morgan’s shoes since 1991. Barton is leaving the show by his own choice for relaxation and spending time with his family.
His originally scheduled final filming date was September 25, 2012. He says that due to the timing of his departure he will stay longer if the writers and producers need him to do so in order to craft an appropriate exit for his character. He has also stated that he is not against the idea of returning to the show for occasional encore performances.