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Looking back at General Hospital’s budding filmmaker.

Happy Birthday to General Hospital’s Robert Palmer Watkins, who turns thirty-two today. The actor was born on June 18, 1988 and grew up in North Carolina and Virginia with three sisters. At a young age, Watkins became interested in acting and as a teen earned the coveted role of Danny in Barksdale Theater’s production of Grease. He went on to study musical theater at Christopher Newport University, and after two years transferred to and completed the two-year conservatory program in acting at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood. One of his early roles was in Spike TV’s documentary series 1000 Ways to Die. He went on to star in the television shows Frat House Musical and Last Life, made his feature film debut in Safari, and appeared in Lifetime Television’s movie My Crazy Ex before landing the role of Dillon Quartermaine on General Hospital. More recently he’s appeared in the thriller Last Three Days, starred in the CW Seed’s Cupid Match, and will appear in the upcoming series The Walking Dead: World Beyond.  When he’s not acting he can usually be found at the gym, the beach, on hikes, or in jam sessions with his buddies.

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Watkins appeared on General Hospital from 2015 until 2017. His character Dillion is the son of Tracy Quartermaine and Paul Hornsby. In the past he has had romances with Georgie Jones, Lulu Spencer and Kiki Jerome. With the recent return of Brook Lynn Quartermaine and the attempted take-over of ELQ, we think Dillon would make an excellent addition to the cast and bolster the ranks of the Quartermaine family.

Browse our gallery as we look back at Watkins’ portrayal of Dillon Quartermaine and speculate what could bring him home.

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