Wally Kurth

Wallace Kurth (born July 31, 1958) is an American singer and television performer. He began is career in 1987 when he was cast in the role of Justin Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives; he departed the role in 1991. That same year, he joined the cast of General Hospital as Ned Quartermaine (then Ashton), remaining in the role until his exit in 2007. As of 2020, he continues to appear on both Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, returning in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

Wally Kurth
Wallace Kurth

(1958-07-31) July 31, 1958 (age 62)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–present
(m. 1990⁠–⁠1993)

(m. 1995⁠–⁠1997)

Debra Yuhasz
(m. 2003)


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. He also played the character of Sam Hutchins on As the World Turns for several months in late 2007 and early 2008.[1]

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. As of 2020, Kurth appears on both Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.[2]

In 2020, he starred in the independent film, More Beautiful for Having Been Broken.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

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).


List of acting roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987–1991, 2009–present Days of Our Lives Justin Kiriakis Recurring role
1991–2007, 2012–present General Hospital Ned Quartermaine Recurring role
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"
2007–2008 As the World Turns Sam Hutchins Recurring role: November 30, 2007 – February 11, 2008
2010–2013 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"

Awards and nominationsEdit

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated [4]


  1. ^ "Wally Kurth Bio". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Clifford, Kambra (March 13, 2020). "Wally Kurth chats juggling his General Hospital and Days of our Lives roles". Soapcentral.com. United States. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  3. ^ SOD (May 8, 2020). "Wally Kurth In New Film". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Rice, Lynette (May 21, 2020). "General Hospital, Days of Our Lives lead 2020 Daytime Emmy nominations". Entertainment Weekly. United States: Meredith Corporation. Archived from the original on May 21, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

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