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Ryan Gregg Carnes[1][2] (born November 21, 1982) is an American actor. He is most known for playing the adult Lucas Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

Ryan Carnes
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Ryan Gregg Carnes

(1982-11-21) November 21, 1982 (age 36)
Years active2004–present


Born in Pittsfield, Illinois, he attended Duke University, where he was a member of DUMB, the Duke University Marching Band.[3] He is working on collaborations with other musicians.

In 2003, Carnes was part of a national campaign for Nintendo which was both in print and commercial. Carnes first started acting in 2004 when he became the ninth actor to portray Lucas Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from July 2004 until September 2005. After he left, General Hospital, he was replaced by Ben Hogestyn. From 2004 to 2006, Carnes had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as Justin, the love interest of Andrew Van de Kamp, played by Shawn Pyfrom.[4] Carnes starred in the 2004 film Eating Out and the 2006 film Surf School. He also starred in the video for the song "Mistake" by Australian actress and singer Stephanie McIntosh.

Carnes appeared in two episodes of the British science-fiction drama series Doctor Who—"Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks", in which he played Laszlo, who was turned into a half-human, half-pig slave.[4] In the 2008 horror film Trailer Park of Terror, based on the Imperium comic series of the same name, Carnes plays an arrogant teenager called Alex. He also starred as the title character in the Syfy miniseries The Phantom, based on Lee Falk's comic strip of the same name.[5]

It was reported on December 11, 2013, that Carnes would reprise the role of Lucas on General Hospital[6] returning on January 17, 2014. He then returned for short periods in 2017 and again as recurring from 2018 onward.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Eating Out Marc Everhard
2005 Thicker than Water Tim "Ray" Markus Television film
2006 Surf School Tyler
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima Marine at clearing
2008 Trailer Park of Terror Alex Direct-to-DVD
2008 Leaving Barstow Cody
2008 The Sno Cone Stand Inc Sonny O'Day
2010 Anderson's Cross David
2010 Suicide Dolls Tyler
2010 Class Alex Bianco Television film
2011 Stupid Questions Memphis Short film
2018 Beyond the Sky Chris Norton Independent film
2018 La Boda de Valentina Jason[8]
Year Title Role Notes
General Hospital Lucas Jones
Phil Brewer
Role held: July 8, 2004 – September 21, 2005; January 17, 2014 – present
Role held: April 1, 2015
2004–2006 Desperate Housewives Justin 11 episodes
2005 The Closer Austin Phillips Episode: "Good Housekeeping"
2005 CSI: NY Nigel Ballantyne Episode: "Youngblood"
2007 CSI: Miami Ross Miller Episode: "Bloodline"
2007 Doctor Who Laszlo 2 episodes: "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks"
2008 Saving Grace Joe Nathan Episode: "Are You an Indian Princess?"
2008 Samantha Who? Brent Episode: "Out of Africa"
2010 The Phantom Chris Moore/Kit Walker/The Phantom Miniseries; 2 episodes
2011 Bones Brody Mannings Episode: "The Body in the Bag"
2011 NCIS Bryce Leitner Episode: "Two-Faced"
2011 Blackout Dr. Ben Westen Miniseries; 3 episodes
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Dan MacKenzie Episode: "Over/Under"
2014 Suburgatory Bart Episode: "About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing"
Music videos
Year Title Artist Role
2006 "Mistake" Stephanie McIntosh Love interest
2018 "Me Lloras" Gloria Trevi Unfaithful Husband


  1. ^ Ryan Carnes on IMDb
  2. ^ Ryan Carnes at
  3. ^ Duke University Marching Band
  4. ^ a b Towle, Andy (12 April 2007). "Ryan Carnes on Playing Gay, Doctor Who Guest Role". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  5. ^ Cooper, Jackie K. (25 May 2011). ""The Phantom": Hello Ryan Carnes, Good-Bye Billy Zane". Huffington post. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Ryan Carnes Back Taping At General Hospital & His New Movie To Hit Theatres February 9th!". 12 January 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  8. ^ Cordova, Randy (8 February 2018). "'La Boda de Valentina': 2 countries, 1 romantic triangle". Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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