‘The Young and the Restless’ Dylan McAvoy or ‘General Hospital’ Jason Morgan: In Which Role Do You Prefer Steve Burton?

'The Young and the Restless' Dylan McAvoy or 'General Hospital' Jason Morgan: In Which Role Do You Prefer Steve Burton?I think we can all agree that even if Steve Burton was reading the phone book dressed in a Hefty bag, it would be smoking hot, but there’s are definite schools of thought on which of his two plum soap opera roles you prefer. We’ll take a look at each of the roles, then ask you to vote in the Soap Opera Spy poll and share your comments – do you prefer Steve Burton as General Hospital’s Jason Quartermaine or The Young and the Restless’ Dylan McAvoy?

General Hospital – Jason Morgan

Steve Burton was a fresh-faced lad of 21 when he came on screen as the head-injured former rich boy Jason Quartermaine turned mob enforcer Jason Morgan. As Stone Cold, he was undeniably sexy in his snug black t-shirts and ubiquitous black leather jacket and jeans. He was a ruthless killer that struck fear in the hearts of the enemies of mob boss Sonny Corinthos and inspired lust in a long list of ladies of Port Charles. His two main relationships seem to reflect his two halves – mostly good girl Elizabeth Webber appeals to the Quartermaine side while naughty girl Sam McCall appeals to the Morgan side.

The Young and the Restless – Dylan McAvoy

In contrast, Burton was in his early 40s when he started his stint as damaged war vet Dylan McAvoy with tons more personality than his former Stone Cold role. Since Dylan’s return from the dead and back to Genoa City, he’s had some challenges to face from being spurned by Avery Clark to Chelsea Lawson lying about Connor’s paternity. And now Dylan has to deal with his new love Sharon Collins lying about miscarrying their baby. There’s definitely a lot more affection and a lot less killing in this role and more depth of emotion that’s challenging Burton to dig deep.

What do you think? Do you prefer Steve Burton as Y&R’s Dylan McAvoy or did you like him better on GH as Jason Morgan? Vote in the poll below then share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Katrina says

    I am completely happy with steve burton as Dylan! And I LOVE billy miller playing Jason!!!I never thought it would work but it does!! Both men are doing amazing jobs!! I don’t think any other actor could have pulled it off! I think the new Jason recast was brilliant!!

    1. scyren says

      I don’t think Billy is really playing Jason because he’s nothing like him and doesn’t remember anyway. Billy is playing Jake. I just can’t see him as JM.

  2. lLaura Parker says

    I love Jason but if he came back i would love for him to temember both lives and make him a good guy would be a nice change. But I would like him to remember both livrs for sure.

  3. Sexylove06 says

    It doesn’t matter to me, Billy Miller & Steve Burton are awesome.

  4. scyren says

    I would love him back as Jason. He just sizzled in that role. They can’t make up their mind what they want to do with Dylan and as a result of the bad writing, a lot of Y&R fans can’t stand Dylan which is sad because he’s a good guy. Anyway, if he did come back to PC, I’d rather he remember everything and be JM not Jake (to me Jake is not like JQ). Jason Morgan was the most unique character on daytime. Jake is just a normal guy just like all the other normal guys. The whole story of JM is compelling and deep. Could the writing have been better for him? Absolutely. They had him lose all credibility when he got back with a woman who targeted his kid and later turned to a cop- worst mob enforcer ever. Everything after the NOP has ruined Jason and I don’t know how to get that back. Now they have ruined Elizabeth and are acting like Jasam is perfect when their marriage was horrible. They only threw them back together because Steve left. She lied and didn’t care that Jason hated people making choices for him and turned to a cop who was trying to bring down the organization. Why would he ever return to her> Stupid and makes him look ridiculously wimpy. So, I don’t know. I kind of wish they had left him dead at this point because they have no intention of Billy playing JM, nor do I think I want to see that anyway. Oh well, at least I get to Steve on my screen every day. Yum.

  5. Charlene Gordon says

    I love Steve Burton as Jason Morgan but I him to be happy. It playing Dylan on Y&R makes him happy so be it Love you Steve Burton

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