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July 31, 1958 |
Billings, Montana, U.S.
Wally Kurth (born July 31, 1958) is an American singer and television performer. He is best known for his work on the soap opera General Hospital as the second Ned Ashton, which he portrayed from 1993 until 2007, and for his role as Justin Kiriakis on Days of our Lives a role he created in 1987 and played until he left the show in 1991, returning to reprise the role in August 2009. He also played the character of Sam Hutchins on As the World Turns for several months in late 2007/early 2008.
In 2005, General Hospital producers bumped Kurth to recurring status and removed his photo from the opening credits. He was the host of his own SOAPNet show, 1 Day with..., in which he spends a day in the life of a soap star. He has spent a day with several of his General Hospital pals such as Tamara Braun, Alicia Leigh Willis, Ingo Rademacher, Anthony Geary, Scott Clifton, Rick Hearst, and Tyler Christopher, as well as actors from other soaps. also in addition he narrated the History Channel Series Battle 360
In addition to appearing on television, he also has a band, "Kurth and Taylor". The band has performed on and produced songs for General Hospital, including the 2002 Emmy award-winning song "Barefoot Ballet."
Kurth was born in Billings, Montana. He has been married three times, his previous marriages were to actresses Cynthia Ettinger and Rena Sofer. Since 2003, he has been married to Debra Yuhasz, a corporate attorney and the mother of his son Brogan George. He has two daughters, Meghann Sidney and Rosabel Rosalind, from his previous marriages.
|Days of our Lives||Justin Kiriakis||Contract: 1987 to 1991,Recurring: 2009 to present|
|General Hospital||Ned Ashton||February 1991 to November 28, 2007, 2012, January 24, 2013 to present|
|As the World Turns||Sam Hutchins||November 30, 2007 to February 11, 2008|
|Generator Rex||Agent Six/Captain Callan||2010–present|
|Mortal Kombat 2011||Kabal||2011|
- Kurth has played opposite actress Jane Elliot twice — on Days of our Lives when the two portrayed lovers, and on General Hospital where they played mother and son. They remain friends and both live in Manhattan Beach, California.
- "Wally Kurth Bio". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
- Ned Ashton character profile on SoapCentral
- Justin Kiriakis character profile on SoapCentral
- Wally Kurth at the Internet Movie Database
- Wally Kurth's official site and forum
- Kurth and Taylor official site