Wally Kurth

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Wally Kurth
Born (1958-07-31) July 31, 1958 (age 61)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–present
Cynthia Ettinger (m. 1990⁠–⁠1993)

Rena Sofer (m. 1995⁠–⁠1997)

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 has portrayed since 1993, and for his role as Justin Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives a role he originated 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 and early 2008.[1]


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.

Personal life[edit]

Kurth was born in Billings, Montana. He has been married to Debra Yuhasz since 2003. They have one child: Brogan George (b. November 14, 2004).

Kurth was previously married to Cynthia Ettinger and Rena Sofer. Kurth and Sofer share one child: Rosabel Rosalind (b. September 17, 1996). Kurth also has a child from a previous relationship: Meghann Sidney (b. October 29, 1985).


Year Title Role Notes
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 – present
1991–2007; 2012–present General Hospital Ned Ashton Main role: September 9, 1991 – February 2005
Recurring role: February 2005 – July 9, 2007; November 21–28, 2007; November 21, 2012 – present
1992 Final Embrace Devon Movie
1994 Pom Poko Tamasaburo Voice
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 – 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"


  1. ^ "Wally Kurth Bio". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.

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