Lucky is kidnapped and presumed dead in 1999, and returns brainwashed in 2000.
He becomes a police officer in 2003, and faces financial and marital struggles during the following years, as well as prescription drug abuse.
I was not under any sort of headspace that someone was losing their job; it was that the role was opening up.
(...) It was more of a confusing thing for me coming back and not knowing exactly what was going on, on the other end of things." Jackson explained: "I love to work hard but I've been at maximum capacity in terms of mental and emotional output for months on end and it has become too difficult.
Jackson explained to Soap Opera Weekly: "I kind of feel that the fact of how much work they've given me this year, at this stage as an actor, they just maxed out quite a bit of what I would do for the show. There are more projects for people my age or a little older than there were a few years ago.
Hollywood's the kind of town where you kinda have to strike while the iron's hot." Jackson's manager Tony Monziotti released the statement: "[Jackson] has told GH and made it very clear to me that he wants to periodically go back to GH.
But now that I've started to think about it, Lucky was such a great character, and Jonathan did such a great job that (fans) wanted him to come back.
(Lucky) being in such demand, I think it was great that it opened up and allowed someone else to come in and give this character a shot." Vaughan later described his screen test to Soap Opera Digest: "I was a little bit intimidated.
He learns of his parents' rape incident decades prior, exacerbating his rebellion and independence.I just knew I couldn't sustain the schedule at GH and that kind of emotion for much longer.It was just too intense." Lucky Spencer first appears in October 1993, a ten-year-old that has spent his life on the run from mobster Frank Smith (Mitchell Ryan) with his parents, Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis).Lucky's characterization changed throughout the different portrayers; originally a street-smart con artist, Lucky develops an edge during Young's tenure and more drastically changes during Vaughan's portrayal, as Lucky becomes a struggling police officer.With Jackson's reprisal, Lucky begins showing some of the character's original quick-witted qualities, but after a series of harrowing storylines, Jackson left the series in December 2011 and the role was not recast. As a child, Lucky is known for taking part in the adventures of his parents.Lucky helps Luke investigate Stefan Cassadine (Stephen Nichols)'s computer game "Timoria", and moves out.