Johnny Wactor | Biography 2021

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  • Full Name Johnny Wactor
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American


Cast of the ABC series 'General Hospital'

Johnny Wactor | Biography 2021

The first episode of 'General Hospital,' was aired on 1 April 1963

Johnny Wactor got his breakout role, Brando Corbin, in the ABC series 'General Hospital' in 2020. It is his daytime debut, and he has appeared in 95 episodes of the show. The soap opera revolves around the big upstate community of Port Charles, New York, featuring a busy hospital, luxury hotel, friendly diner, and hazardous waterfront inhabited by the criminal underworld and the people facing life-changing events. The first episode was aired on 1 April 1963. 'General Hospital' is Hollywood's longest-running drama and ABC's longest-running entertainment show.

Johnny Wactor is an actor popular for his role, Brando Corbin, in the soap opera 'General Hospital' that he has been playing since 2020.

Who Is Johnny Wactor?

Johnny Wactor is an American actor and producer. He began his on-screen career in 2007, appearing in an episode of the television series Army Wives. He appeared in the subsequent episodes of the series, portraying different characters, like Airman Byers, PFC Kantor, and Soldier. 

He gained notoriety after appearing in 95 episodes of the long-running soap opera General Hospital, where he played Brando Corbin in 2020.

Wactor had also appeared in the television series Army Wives (2007), Siberia (2013), Criminal Minds (2017), and Westworld (2020). The actor has also played notable roles in movies like The Proposal (2012), A Most Suitable Applicant (2015), The Interrogation (2016), and The Relic (2020).

Early Life & Education

Johnny Wactor was born on 31 August in South Carolina. He spent his middle and high school years acting in theater shows. In 2004, Wactor enrolled in the College of Charleston to pursue a degree in science and arts. In 2009, he graduated with a bachelor's degree with a double major in business administration and Spanish linguistics. He was engaged in many activities and societies during his college days, including Sigma Chi Fraternity, International Finance Conference (IFC), and many more. He played intramural sports such as basketball, softball, and flag football. He also played at Charleston Arena Soccer League.

In 2010, he graduated from Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio and got a degree in Meisner Technique. At the studio, he got engaged in nine months of Meisner acting training under the direction of Elizabeth Mestnik and Richard Robichaux. In 2014, he joined Stuart Rogers Studios and continued to study different forms of acting.


Before beginning his career as an actor, Wactor worked as an assistant swim coach and head swim coach at Pine Forest Country Club in Summerville, South Carolina, from April 2003 to July 2005. 

Wactor's first professional credit came while he was a student at the College of Charleston, where he appeared in three episodes of Lifetime's Army Wives 2007 - 2009. He played characters like Airman Byers, PFC Kantor, and Soldier.  

From 2010 to 2012, he starred in a slew of short films, including The Grass Is Never Greener (2010), Lover's Speed (2010), Snap Judgement (2011), GoldenBox (2011), Synchronicity (2011), Roundhay Hall (2011), The Proposal (2012), The Con-Artist (2012), and Mr. and Mrs. Kill (2012). 

Wactor had starred in feature films such as Menthol (2014), USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016), and Cold Soldiers (2018), as well as television films such as Disillusioned and the upcoming Nightmare Diaries (2021).

He also featured in notable television series like Vantastic as Beyanna Bam Bam in three episodes, Animal Kingdom as MP in one episode, Criminal Minds as Trey Gordon in one episode, Age Appropriate as Jake in three episodes, NCIS as Navy Lieutenant Ross Johnson in one episode, The OA as EMT 2 in one episode, and Westworld as Gunny Thompson in two episodes.

'General Hospital'

General Hospital is an American soap opera that revolves around the big upstate community of Port Charles, New York. It features a busy hospital, luxury hotel, friendly diner, and hazardous waterfront inhabited by the criminal underworld and the people facing life-changing events. 

ABC broadcasted its first episode of General Hospital on 1 April 1963. General Hospital is Hollywood's longest-running drama and ABC's longest-running entertainment show. With 14 wins for the 'Daytime Emmy Award' for 'Outstanding Drama Series,' the show maintains the record for most 'Daytime Emmy Awards.'

His Character

Wactor has been portraying the role of Brando Corbin in General Hospital since early 2020, which also marks his daytime debut. Wactor has appeared in 95 episodes of General Hospital as of 8 August 2021.

To get his path-breaking part, Wactor didn't do a standard screen test. Instead, he had to go through a round of auditions. Corbin's character was the presumed dead son of Mike's cousin, Gladys, who came to Port Charles via shootout. 

Since then, he had a one-night relationship with Molly David (played by Haley Pullos), which enraged her older sister, Sam (played by Kelly Monaco). Sam also thinks he did something nefarious with Jason's (played by Steve Burton) motorcycle, which caused him to crash. 

In an October interview with Digital Journal, Wactor shared that Corbin's character is a complicated man, and the mystery surrounding the character appeals to him. "I am inspired by finding the truth and humanity in anybody that I am playing, especially in difficult scenes. It's just about finding that truth," he continued. 

When asked about how he copes with the show's intense dialogue, he answered, "It has definitely been a learning transition. I prepare every time I'm on set like I've only got one shot. That's my mindset. I come with my lines fully down and just ready to play."

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