DC's Top 5 Soap Opera Newcomers of 2012
No. 2: Erik Valdez, General Hospital
Not many newbie actors could pull off portraying the long-lost son of a fashionista's alternate personality. General Hospital newcomer Erik Valdez did his best to accomplish said feat in 2012.
Being saddled with several storylines that absolutely didn't work in 2012 (Mob Princess, Connie/Kate), on an otherwise wonderfully-rejuvenated GH, Valdez still managed to give Trey Mitchell Scully heart and root factor. We just wish TPTB had ditched his relationship with a poorly recast Kristina (Lindsay Morgan) in favor of a triangle with Starr (Kristen Alderson) and Michael (Chad Duell). It just might have made the difference.