James West
One of the Marciano twins as James West
General Hospital
Portrayed by Sally Brown (2018)
The Marciano Twins
Current status Recurring
Duration 2018-present
First appearance May 21, 2018
Created by Shelly Altman
Chris Van Etten
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Namesake(s) James Nathan West
Malcolm Scorpio
Nickname(s) Little J (by Nina)
  • American
  • Aztec-American
  • Danish
  • Hispanic-American
  • Swiss German
  • Gender Male
    Born May 21, 2018 at 10:38 pm[1]
    Hwy 27, south of Belmont Rd
    Port Charles, New York
    Age 1
    Title Aztec royalty
    Residence Winslow Garden Apts.
    114 Clover Avenue, #68
    Port Charles, New York
    Sally Brown as James West

    James Malcolm West is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. He is the son of the late, Det. Nathan West and his widow, Maxie Jones.

    James was born May 21, 2018.


    He was portrayed by Sally Brown in 2018.[8]

    As of September 13, 2018, The Marciano Twins are portraying James.[9]


    In November 2017, while eating lunch with her best friend, Lulu Spencer-Falconeri, Maxie gets nauseous to the point of throwing up twice. After she throws up the second time, Lulu announces that Maxie must be pregnant. Maxie denies it, at first, saying that she can’t be because she and Nathan haven’t discussed it. Later on, she buys a pregnancy test and realizes that she’s late. Eventually, she takes the test but is interrupted by Chet Driscoll before she can look at the results.

    Later on, Maxie blurts out to that to Chet that Amy is Ask Man Landers, just as Nathan and Nurse Amy Driscoll walk in. Amy confirms it and while the chaos is happening, Maxie completely forgets about the test. She eventually remembers and goes to look at it but it isn't seen on-screen. After Amy and Chet leave, Maxie tells Nathan she has something to tell him and he says it sounds serious. She says its "unexpected good news... I hope". But before she could say anything they are interrupted by her phone.

    On November 22, Nathan and Maxie spend Thanksgiving at Dante and Lulu's. While Dante and Nathan talk, Lulu pulls Maxie aside and asks if she's pregnant. Maxie responds with "I can't tell you anything before I tell my husband." Lulu says "If you have something to tell Nathan that you can't tell me yet, it must be that you're pregnant!" Maxie doesn't answer and goes to talk to Laura. When dinner is served, Maxie gets sick for the third time and knocks over all the food. When Nathan takes her home, he insists that she go see a doctor but she says she's not sick, she's pregnant. Nathan is overjoyed at the news.

    On November 29, Nathan and Maxie announce their pregnancy to close family and friends (the grandparents, aunt Nina, aunt Lulu, uncle Dante, aunt Sam and cousin/aunt Robin) at a gathering at The Floating Rib.

    On December 5, Nathan and Maxie had their first ultrasound, where they saw their baby and heard it's heartbeat. They also find that they need their parents medical records.

    On December 6, Maxie and Lulu set off a stink bomb at the Invader to find out who outed Nathan and Amy and they ended up in jail. Eventually, Nathan and Dante got them released. After being released, Maxie asks Nathan if she's really mad at him and he says no, besides, in a year from now, we're going to be taking our kid to go see Santa.

    On December 12, Nathan reunites with his sister, Britt and tells her that he's going to be a father.


    In late December, Nathan and Maxie celebrate Christmas and discuss medical records (they have both of Maxie's parents and Nathan's moms records). They also discuss the fact that Victor might not be Nathan's father and that they might never know who their baby's paternal grandfather is. Maxie also discussed with her mom that she's scared that she won't be a good mother as she wasn't really a mother to Georgie for the first year of her life. Felicia reassures her that she is already a good mother.


    Maxie is scared she won't be a good mother

    After Kevin Collins and Laura Spencer's, Maxie starts crying and Nathan asks if she's crying. Maxie says "No. No, it's just plain, old happiness. I can't believe at Christmas next year, we're gonna be celebrating our own milestone. Our baby's first Christmas."

    At their next appointment with Dr. Nero, Nathan discusses the fact that he doesn't know if the medical records that Liesl gave him for his father are accurate. He isn't concerned for himself, he's concerned that something they don't know could hurt the baby. Dr. Nero tells them not to worry as their baby is healthy.



    In January 2018, Maxie starts showing and helping to plan her baby shower. After finding out that Cesar Faison is Nathan's father, Maxie is under a lot of stress, trying to keep her family safe.

    On January 15, Maxie was rushed to the hospital due to cramps and was told to the stress to a minimum. On January 24, Nathan and Maxie had an ultrasound.


    Held hostage

    On January 25-26, Maxie was held hostage at gunpoint by Faison and Nathan tried to save her, but Faison shot him in the chest and Nathan was rushed to GH in critical condition alongside Faison, who was shot by Jason Morgan shortly after. Earlier that day, Nathan asks Dante to be the baby's Godfather.

    On January 30, Nathan and Maxie feel their baby kick for the first time.


    On January 31, Nathan died from complications of his gunshot wound, leaving Maxie devastated and the baby fatherless. Grandpa Cesar also died.

    On February 22, Maxie and Nina attend child birth class.

    On March 16, it's confirmed that the baby hasn't inherited Huntington's disease from his or her grandfather.



    James was born onscreen May 21, 2018 to Maxie Jones and was delivered by Peter August, who was later revealed to be his paternal uncle. In May 2018, Maxie's water breaks in Peter's car after leaving The Nurses' Ball. After only a few pushes, Maxie delivers a premature but healthy baby boy on the side of the road. On May 25, Maxie named her son James Malcolm West after his late father, Nathan (his given name) and her stepfather, Mac.

    Maxie was released from the hospital on June 4 but sadly James needed stay a little while longer. James came home on July 9, 2018. On his first night home, he watched the Yankee's game with his mom.


    Over the past couple of months, James has spent a lot of time with his maternal grandparents. Maxie has also stated that he is an early teether.

    James was seen on September 13, with his mother and aunt Robin. He also spends time with Anna Devane

    On September 20, he spends time with his mother and Michael.

    On October 19, James is seen with his mother, uncle Peter, and Michael. Maxie also has a scare and thinks that James has a rash but it turns out to be his pants chafing.

    Health and Vitals

    • Born premature at 36 weeks but healthy[10] [May 21, 2018]
    • Weighed 5.25lbs and was 18.19ins long at birth [revealed Jun 11. 2018]

    Family tree


    Photo gallery

    • Maxie gets sick
    • Maxie gets sick again
    • "Maxie Jones...You're pregnant."
    • "I am not pregnant"
    • Can't be pregnant because it hasn't been discussed
    • Pregnancy test
    • I'm late
    • Maxie "patiently" waits for the results
    • Maxie looks at the results but is interrupted
    • Maxie remembers the test
    • Maxie puts the test in her purse
    • Maxie tries to tell Nathan
    • Are you pregnant?
    • M: I can't tell you before I tell Nathan/L: That must mean that you're pregnant!
    • M: Thankful for good things to come
    • Maxie gets sick for the third time
    • Maxie tells Nathan she's pregnant
    • Nathan is overjoyed
    • Announcing their pregnancy to their family and friends
    • Toasting to baby West
    • First OB appointment
    • Hearing the heartbeat/seeing the baby
    • Ultrasound
    • M: My regular toothpaste makes me gag, but this smell's not an issue. Pregnancy is so weird.
    • Pregnant Maxie in jail
    • N: "Besides, in a year from now, we're going to be taking our kid to go see Santa." M: "Aww."
    • Maxie gets nauseous
    • Nathan touches Maxie's belly
    • Our baby's growing in there
    • Celebrating our own milestone during Christmas next year... Our baby's first Christmas
    • OB appointment/healthy baby
    • You and the baby are healthy, that's all that matters *kiss*
    • Baby shower planning
    • Maxie starts showing
    • Belly touch
    • Nathan and Maxie early in her pregnancy
    • Maxie freaks - Stress isn't good for the baby. Well neither is having a homicidal grandfather!
    • Pregnant Maxie freaks on Sonny
    • Maxie starts cramping
    • The baby is fine
    • Maxie during her pregnancy
    • Nathan and Maxie during her pregnancy
    • Surprise gender -- gender reveal cake
    • Ulrasound
    • Nathan says I love you to the baby
    • Maxie feels the baby kick for the first time
    • Feeling the baby kick
    • Talking to baby after Nathan's funeral
    • Lamaze class with Nina
    • Baby kicks: it's like this baby has a sixth sense
    • Maxie revealing that the baby doesn't have Huntington's disease
    • Touching her belly at Nathan's desk
    • Lamaze class with Michael
    • Baby kicks
    • Maxie shortly before giving birth
    • Maxie's water breaks
    • Maxie has contractions
    • Maxie during labor
    • Maxie pushes
    • James is born -- it's a boy
    • Peter hands Maxie her son
    • Maxie holds her son
    • Baby James shortly after birth
    • Admiring the baby
    • Maxie names her son James after his father
    • James and his mom
    • James and his aunt Nina
    • James and his mom
    • Baby shower
    • James comes home
    • James, mom, aunt Nina and oma Liesl
    • James and oma Liesl
    • James watching the Yankees game with his mom
    • James and Michael
    • James, Michael and mom


    1. Shown on his birth certificate on June 11, 2018 ...
    2. Madeline put Nina in a coma because her husband left all of the money in his will to Nina. Which would mean he's dead as Nina inherited the money.
    3. Nathan wanted him to the Godfather before he was killed.
    4. Maxie asked them both and they said yes.
    5. Maxie named Georgie after George ...
    6. Going to assume that he's dead because this was in 1995.
    10. He was due in mid-June.

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