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Prepare for a sighting of “the Locke Ness Monster.” Much-discussed on The Young and the Restless, big, bad Ashland Locke now has a face, the handsome one that belongs to soap vet Richard Burgi, most recently serial killer Paul Hornsby on General Hospital.

According to our sister site Deadline, the actor will make his debut as Tara’s (cough) better half — and Kyle Abbott’s worst nightmare — in the episode airing Thursday, March 9, in which the tycoon arrives in Genoa City to savor the bidding war that’s being waged between the Newman and Abbott dynasties. It was only today, March 1, that Elizabeth Leiner made her debut as Mrs. Locke, whose onetime boy toy Kyle she confirmed is the actual father of Ashland’s son, Harrison, before hightailing it out of town as fast as she arrived. 

Yeah, something tells us that secret won’t remain a secret for very much longer!

Besides his, ahem, killer run as Dillon’s dad and Ava’s lover on General Hospital, Burgi also played Karl Mayer on Desperate Housewives, pimp Chad Rollo on Another World and Kimberly Brady’s onetime love Philip Collier on Days of Our Lives. He also boasts a list of guest appearances that’s so long, the Internet can barely fit it.

The guy is prolific!

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On General Hospital, Burgi’s Paul had a way with the ladies. Not a good way, mind you…

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Though we certainly had our own ideas about who should play the Lockes, we don’t think Young & Restless could have done any better, do you? Before you bop off to comment away, check out a photo gallery of other actors like Burgi who have scored big on more than one soap.