When Castle producers needed to cast an actor to play a cocktail-swirling former pro golfer for their Jan. 7 episode, they went for an obvious choice: soap star Jack Wagner (General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, Melrose Place).

Wagner, once an aspiring pro golfer, runs an annual celebrity golf tournament that raises money for the fight against leukemia and lymphoma. "I think the producers knew about my golf, but I still had a normal audition," says Wagner, whose character, Billy Piper, becomes a suspect when his ex-wife turns up dead.

Speaking of ex-wives, I asked Wagner if he would finally return to ABC's General Hospital as the wildly popular Frisco Jones, opposite his real-life ex Kristina Wagner, who returned earlier this year as Felicia.

"There was a call in February when I'd committed to Dancing With the Stars and wasn't able to go back, and since then there's been nothing," reports Wagner, who also declined B&B's recent invite to return for Stephanie's teary farewell. "General Hospital is always dear to my heart and I'm really happy Kristina's back. She still looks so beautiful. Kristina and I haven't talked about it, but I have a feeling if I went back that would probably garner just a little bit of attention."

Here that GH? Call him now!

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