Brandon Barash
Brandon Barash JZ
Born October 4, 1979
St. Louis, Missouri
Age 39
Spouse Kirsten Storms (2013-2016)
Children Harper Rose Barash (b.2014)
General Hospital
Character Johnny Zacchara
Duration 2007-13, 2014-16

Brandon Joseph Barash is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of mobster Johnny Zacchara on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.


Barash was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 4, 1979. He is the son of Jerry L. Barash, who is the President and CEO of Sysco Food Services of Ventura, and Susan N. Gale. Brandon has one brother, Jordan B. Barash, and one sister, Alison L. Barash. He has lived in Missouri, Texas, and California; and graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas in 1998. Brandon is also Jewish.

Barash speaks Spanish fluently, and also plays piano. He has mastered stage combat, juggling, singing, and voice impressions. Barash is also very talented in sports, playing basketball, racquetball, baseball, football, fencing, and golf.

He is in a band with former GH cast mates - Scott Reeves (formerly Steve Webber), Steve Burton (formerly Jason Morgan), and Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli).  The band, called Port Chuck, went on a national tour in 2010.  Barash has left 'GH' with his last scenes airing on in late April due to his desires to pursue other avenues. Reports comment possible avenues as his desire to him possibly wanting more time for the band (due to Scott Reeves being let go and Steve Burton getting an easier work schedule on Y&R) or possibly a desire to have a NBA career.

He secretly wed his former General Hospital co-star Kirsten Storms in June 2013. On January 7, 2014, Brandon confirmed on Twitter that Kirsten had given birth to a baby girl, Harper Rose Barash.[1] Harper played Kirsten's on-screen daughter, Georgie.

On April 6, 2016, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Brandon and Kirsten have filed for divorce after more than 2 and half years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences but they will raise their daughter together as they are splitting amicably.[2]

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