Wally Kurth

Wally Kurth

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 1991, and for his role as Justin Kiriakis on Days of our Lives from 1987 to 1991.

In 2005, General Hospital producers bumped Kurth to recurring status and removed his photo from the opening credits. He's 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 and Tyler Christopher, as well as actors from other soaps.

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, the mother of his son Brogan George. He has two daughters, Meghann Sidney and Rosabel Rosalind, from his previous marriages.


Show Role Time Period
Days of our Lives Justin Kiriakis 1987 to 1991
General Hospital Ned Ashton 1993 to 2005; Recurring Otherwise
As the World Turns Sam Hutchins 2007 to 2008; Recurring


  • 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.

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