Steve Burton moved to California from the midwest in 1986 to live with his father and pursue acting. He started his career doing commercials. After studying theater at Beverly Hills High and working with some acting coaches, Steve got his break as surfer boy Chris Fuller on Out of This World in 1987. During a break in shooting of Out of This World, he appeared on Days of Our Lives in 1988 as Harris Michaels, a love interest to Eve Donovan, played by Charlotte Ross. In 1991, he joined the cast of General Hospital as Jason Quartermaine and went on to win a Daytime Emmy as best supporting actor in 1998. In 2007, Burton became an original cast member of General Hospital: Night Shift, while keeping his day job on General Hospital. In 1999, Steve took a break from General Hospital and appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction miniseries Taken and co-starred in the Dreamworks movie The Last Castle in 2001 with Robert Redford and James Gandolfini. Burton is also the voice actor of Cloud Strife in the Kingdom Hearts series and numerous Final Fantasy games. He also voiced Cloud in the CGI movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. In 2012, Burton confirmed that he would exit General Hospital in October. January 2013, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Dylan McAvoy and went onto be nominated for 2 more Emmys.