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In Memoriam: The Remembrance of Johnny Wactor

In memoriam for Johnny Wactor, an actor whose work spanned movies, television, and video games.

A Star That Fell Too Soon

At the age of 37, Johnny Wactor, an American actor, was killed, leaving behind a legacy that will live on for generations to come. With 51 acting projects, producer roles, writing, cinematography, and even a video game voiceover role under his belt, Wactor was a force in the entertainment industry that will not soon be forgotten.

The History of Work

Born on August 31st, 1986, Johnny W. Wactor III was born in Charleston, South Carolina, moving to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming an actor. Starting in 2007 with a role on Army Wives as Airman Byers, PFC Kantor, Soldier, Wactor flew onto television screens and never stopped working. Wactor is most known for playing Brando Corbin in the series General Hospital, playing this character for a whopping 164 episodes spanning two years. Aside from his work at General Hospital, Wactor starred in television shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19, The OA, and Westworld, rocketing his profile as an actor up severely. This boost in star power led Wactor to be cast in numerous short films, from Boy Crazy (2018) to Supercell (2023). 

In addition to his extensive roles in television and movies, Wactor was nominated for Favorite General Hospital Actor two years in a row from the Soap Hub Awards from 2020-2021. He was awarded in 2021 as part of Best Ensemble Cast for a Short Film for “The Relic” at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (IIFC), which is part of his final project coming out next month in an anthology titled Dead Talk Tales: Volume 1. The cast of “The Relic” was also nominated for a FANtastic Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, California. 

Friends, Family, and Coworkers Mourn

Talent Agent David Shaul told Variety, “Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back.

After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.” Scarlet Wactor, Johnny’s mother, told Fox News Digital, “What I’d like for everybody to know is that they took a great human being. It is leaving a very large hole in me and his brother’s lives.” In addition, General Hospital star Parry Shen posted on X: “Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck,” and Jon Lindstrom wrote: “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world.” 

What Was To Come

In his final project, Wactor played Marcus in the segment titled “The Relic.” The loss of Wactor was felt heavily by the Dead Talk Live company as they were the last ones able to experience the gift that the actor was. When asked, their representative stated, “Johnny was an incredible talent who had not yet shown the world just how bright he could shine. We are saddened by this tragic loss and wish his family and friends the strength and perseverance to get through this difficult time.” Wactor will be missed, but his life will live on through his countless projects. He was a star that shone incredibly bright, and even though he is no longer around, the spark of his love for acting will continue to burn.

Wactor is survived by his mother, Scarlett, and brothers, Lance and Grant.

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