DC's Top 10 Male Entertainers of 2012
No. 7: Brandon Barash, General Hospital
If you think James Scott had too much to contend with as DAYS' EJ in 2012, you obviously weren't watching General Hospital. On that sudser, seemingly-reformed mob prince Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) tried to kill his father—we mean grandfather—failed, but killed a Llanview teen mom's family instead! He later succeeded in offing his campy Paw Paw, only to be blackmailed into a marriage of inconvenience by a style icon's even campier alternate personality.
The aforementioned scenarios would have resulted in a hot, steaming mess in lesser hands, but not with Barash, easily one of daytime's Most Valuable Players, in the role. Joey Tribbiani wouldn't have learned any fart-smelling techniques from this guy in 2012. Instead, he would have garnered how a truly talented thespian takes insanely-outlandish set ups and plays them for each and every emotional beat possible. Brava, Mr. Barash.