Steve Burton (actor)

Steve Burton (actor)

Infobox Actor

imagesize = 150px
name = Steve Burton

birthname = Jack Stephen Burton
birthdate =birth date and age|1970|06|28
location = Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
spouse = Sheree Gustin
children= Makena Grace
Jack Marshall
emmyawards = Nominated: Outstanding Younger Actor
1997 "General Hospital"
Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor
1998 "General Hospital"
Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor
2000 "General Hospital"
Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor
2005 "General Hospital"

Jack Stephen "Steve" Burton (born June 28 1970) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for playing Jason Morgan on "General Hospital" from 1991 to 2000 and subsequently from 2002 to the present, as well as providing the voice for the protagonist of "Final Fantasy VII", Cloud Strife.


Burton got his break as a surfer boy on the sitcom "Out of This World" in 1987. His first acting teacher was Jon Cedar at Theater-Theater in Hollywood, where he trained with fellow actors Gedde Watanabe and Chris Aable. In 2007, Burton became an original cast member of the "General Hospital" prime-time spin-off "" while maintaining his day job on "General Hospital". Previously, he appeared on "Days of Our Lives" in 1988 as Harris Michaels, a love interest to Eve Donovan, played by Charlotte Ross.

Burton also appeared in the science fiction miniseries "Taken" and in the movie "The Last Castle" in 2001 with Robert Redford and James Gandolfini. Burton is also the voice actor of Cloud Strife in the "Kingdom Hearts" series and the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII". He has voiced Cloud in the game "Kingdom Hearts" and its sequel, "Kingdom Hearts II", as well as in the CGI movie ' and the video games ' and '. There is a strong possibility that he will be voicing Cloud in the upcoming game '.

Personal life

Burton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Tory Burton, an optician. [ [ Steve Burton Biography (1970-) ] ] and Jack Burton [ [ 50 Facts About Steve Burton ] ] who he is named after, now divorced. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California [ [ Steve Burton: Jason Quartermaine on General Hospital] , "WCHS-TV". Accessed September 8, 2008. "Before graduating from Beverly Hills High school, "a world apart from the environment I was accustomed to," he emphasizes, Mr. Burton studied drama and was a member of the school's acclaimed Theatre 40."] and married Sheree Gustin on January 16 1999. They had their first child, a daughter named Makena Grace, on September 5, 2003. Their second child, a son named Jack Marshall Burton, was born on March 26, 2006.

Burton is known as a practical joker on the set of "GH", and one of his closest friends is former co-star Michael Saucedo, husband of close friend and current co-star Rebecca Herbst. He is also best friends with his on-screen best friend Maurice Benard.cite news | title=Buzz | date=2007-02-13 | publisher= "Soap Opera Weekly"| page = 8 ]


External links

* [ ABC Daytime: General Hospital]
*imdb name|id=0123733|name=Steve Burton

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