Q What can you tell me about the handsome actor who plays Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital?
—Karen Mullins, Corpus Christi, Texas
Jason Thompson, 34, hails from Alberta, Canada, where he was discovered busing tables in a restaurant at age 18 by an agent for an international modeling agency. "He asked me if I had ever thought about modeling. I really hadn't, but I ended up moving to Milan and learning as I went," Thompson says. "But modeling was a means to get where I wanted." He landed some Gap advertisement campaigns and minor roles in movies and TV, and joined General Hospital in 2005. Thompson lives in Los Angeles, enjoys playing hockey and surfing, and co-owns two restaurants in Edmonton, Alberta.