|Soap Opera Weekly, January 7, 1992
Gibbs (Dash, Santa Barbara) was not all that surprised when
he learned he's being written off the NBC soap, but he would have
preferred being told in person. "I was surprised to receive a phone
call and hear, 'Whoa, you're off the show.' It didn't surprise me in the
scheme of things.
"You've got to understand that this is a blessing," he
continues. "The nature of the business is that you approach a project
and hopefully you're lucky enough that you get it. You give it your 100
percent. I don't want to play the same character for the rest of my life.
"When you're my age, 24, you have to go to what you aspire to. My
ultimate goal was not to remain on Santa Barbara for an extended
period of time in my career. My goal was to stay, hold on as long as I
could in my role and do the very best job I could. I've met some
extraordinary people – good friends – and I have been blessed with the
opportunity to work. It's time to move on and conquer a new territory,"
he adds. "I feel like I am going out into the Hollywood arena with
more artillery than I had before."
Dash's stay in SB will be remembered for his complicated rape
storyline involving Julia (Nancy Grahn). Dash went full circle, originally
denying that he had raped her and eventually issuing a public apology.
Gibbs says of Grahn: "I felt really fortunate to be able to work with
an actress of her caliber."
Gibbs tapes his last episode Jan. 12; he thinks Dash will just leave