Robin returns to Port Charles and Jason confesses that the child is A. Jason and Michael bond with Robin during Carly's absence. They are cleared of the charges, and later get divorced.
Created by Thom Racina and Leah Laiman, he is most notably played by Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor Steve Burton, who joined the cast in 1991 and vacated the role in 2012. Jason was born offscreen in September 1981 and the character made his onscreen debut in November 1981 as the son of Dr.
Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon) and his mistress, Susan Moore (Gail Ramsey), later adopted by Alan's wife Dr. As one of the longest-running characters on the show, the role was played by various child actors from 1982 to 1986.
In January 2001, Burton announced that his return was only temporary due to his commitment to film a pilot for his Dream Works Television development deal.
When all three of Sonny's children are kidnapped, Jason and Sam rescue them from A. When Sam is shot and almost dies, Sam's mother Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) guilts Jason into breaking up with Sam for the Summer of 2006.
Jason later changes his mind, and tries to reconcile with her, but witnesses Sam sleeping with Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst). They sleep together, and Elizabeth ends up pregnant.