Josh Swickard has been portraying General Hospital‘s Harrison Chase for a couple of years now. In a recent interview, the actor chatted about his time on the show so far and even introduced a theory as to why the detective hasn’t went in on Sonny Corinthos yet.
Josh Swickard as Harrison Chase
Swickard joined the show in 2018, debuting as the new character of Harrison Chase. The character was written on the canvas as a detective hired by Jordan Ashford to replace the late Nathan West at the Port Charles Police Department. He became Dante Falconeri’s partner. Soon after his debut, it is unveiled that he is the younger half-brother of Hamilton Finn.
It was revealed that Chase had been in a prior relationship with Nelle Benson and he worked with Michael Corinthos to catch her admitting to crimes. Michael and Nelle ended up getting in a wreck when she was pregnant with his child.
She ended up switching the baby, Jonah Corinthos, with the deceased Wiley Cooper-Jones, the adopted son of Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones and the biological child of Willow Tait and Hank Archer. Because Nelle was in the car as a part of the plan to catch her, Chase blames himself for Jonah’s supposed death, though Jonah is alive the whole time as Wiley. Chase later gets romantically involved with Willow.
Before General Hospital, Swickard appeared on two Disney Channel shows, Liv and Maddie and K.C. Undercover. He had a recurring role on the previous and guest-starred on the latter. He also guest-starred on Nickelodeon’s short-lived School of Rock.
Swickard talks about the character and why Sonny may be his match
In an interview with Soaps in Depth, Swickard discussed the character of Chase, working with certain actors on the show, and much more.
Discussing the character’s development on the show, Swickard said, “After two years, he has his feet planted. He’s in a solid relationship that works, developed a relationship with his brother, Finn, and has friends. It gives him a sense of confidence.”
When talking about why Sonny and Chase really haven’t gone “head-to-head,” Swickard has a theory of his own about why this hasn’t happened yet.
“[It’s] because they know Sonny would lose to Chase, and they don’t really want that to happen,” the actor joked. “No, that would be great! I’d love to see that. If Chase could join the Mob for a day or two, that would be a dream. And I think there is that potential for them to work together. But at the end of the day, Chase is a cop and the law is the law.”
General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.