Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Acting program student Matt Trudeau has taken over the role of Lucas Jones on ABC’s long-running daytime drama series General Hospital. According to the entertainment news site Soaps.SheKnows: “General Hospital didn’t even announce on air that ‘Today the role of Lucas Jones will be played by . . .’ On November 16, the daytime drama simply slipped into the part previously occupied by Ryan Carnes a new actor: Matt Trudeau, late of Chicago Fire. Though there has been no official word from the show as to why the change was made or whether it is permanent, Daytime Confidential hears that Trudeau is here to stay. And . . . the daytime newcomer hit the ground running and made a great first impression. In intense scenes with on-screen dad William deVry (Julian), Trudeau more than held his own, giving as good as he got. There could be no mistaking the feelings of betrayal that underscored Lucas’ interaction with his father.”
Added Soaps.She Knows: “It also didn’t hurt that it was clearly a case of love at first sight for the camera.”
Trudeau, who attended the Columbia College Theatre Department as an Acting major in 2005-2009, has also appeared in the TV series Chicago Fire, The Chicago Code, and Detroit 1-8-7. He also appears in the forthcoming feature film Later Days alongside Columbia College alum Robyn Coffin ’02, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting.