In a not-so-surprising announcement, Jack Wagner's official Web site ( www.wagnerworld.com) reports that the actor is out as THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Nick. The news comes on the heels of recent news that Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie), Brandon Beemer (Owen) and Zack Conroy (Oliver) have also been taken off contract. Wagner had just inked a new contract with the soap in September.
"We have just learned that Jack Wagner's option on his two year contract has not been picked up with The Bold and the Beautiful," says a post on the site. "We do not know if he will be leaving the show or staying on recurring basis, but with his lack of storyline in recent years, we highly doubt we will be seeing much more of Nick Marone. With Leslie-Anne [sic] Down's contract also not renewed and Brandon Beemer's move to recurring, it looks like the ship has sailed on the Morone clan.
Might his release from B&B open the door for Wagner to reclaim his role as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Frisco Jones, now that fellow 80s fan favorites Finola Hughes (Anna), Tristan Roberts (Robert) and Rick Springfield (Noah) are back on the GH sudser? "Head Writer Ron Carlivati is a longtime fan of GH. He has proven with his tenure at One Life to Live that he knows how to write for veteran characters," continues the post on Wagner's site. "Could it be time for Frisco Jones to come home to Port Charles as the show fights for its life? Get the letters and e-mails going. Let everyone know you want to see Jack Wagner back at GH!"