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July 31, 1958 |
Billings, Montana, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Ettinger (m. 1990–93)
Rena Sofer (m. 1995–97)
Debra Yuhasz (m. 2003)
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 with another 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. He also 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. Kurth has been married to Debra Yuhasz since 2003. They have one child: Brogan George (b. 11/14/2004). Kurth was previously married to Cynthia Ettinger and Rena Sofer. Kurth and Sofer share one child together: Rosabel Rosalind (b. 09/17/1996). Kurth also has a child from a previous relationship: Meghann Sidney (b. 10/29/1985).
|1987–91, 2009–present||Days of Our Lives||Justin Kiriakis||Main role: February 3, 1987 – February 5, 1991, April 30, 2015 - present
Recurring role: August 10, 2009 – March 18, 2015
|1991–2007, 2012–present||General Hospital||Ned Ashton||Main role: September 9, 1991 – February 2005
Recurring role: February 2005 – July 9, 2007, November 21 – November 28, 2007, November 21, 2012 – present
|1997||I Love You, Don't Touch Me!||David Barclay||Movie|
|The Stepsister||Man Holding Baby||TV Movie (uncredited)|
|1999||Oh, Grow Up||Lewis Morris Jr.||Episode: "Clods and Monsters"|
|2001||Amy's Orgasm||Beautiful Guy||Movie|
|2004||Higglytown Heroes||Eye Doctor Hero||Episode: "Catch Up with Ketchup/Star Struck"|
|2007–08||As the World Turns||Sam Hutchins||Recurring role: November 30, 2007 to February 11, 2008|
|2010–13||Generator Rex||Agent Six / Captain Callan||Main role (voice)|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Gordon Ralston||Episode: "Zuma Canyon"|
|2013||Hot in Cleveland||Mark||Episode: "Pony Up"|
- "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