Wally Kurth

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Wally Kurth
Wallace Kurth

(1958-07-31) July 31, 1958 (age 65)
Years active1987–present
(m. 1990⁠–⁠1993)
(m. 1995⁠–⁠1997)
Debra Yuhasz
(m. 2003)

Wallace "Wally" Kurth (born July 31, 1958) is an American actor. He began his 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, having returned in 2009 and 2012, respectively.


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 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).[1]

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).[1]


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 Film
1994 Pom Poko Tamasaburo Voice
1997 I Love You, Don't Touch Me![4] David Barclay Film
The Stepsister Man Holding Baby Television film, uncredited
1999 Oh, Grow Up Lewis Morris Jr. Episode: "Clods and Monsters"
2001 Amy's Orgasm Beautiful Guy Film
2004 Higglytown Heroes Eye Doctor Hero Voice, episode: "Star Struck"
2007–2008 As the World Turns Sam Hutchins Recurring role
2010–2013 Generator Rex Agent Six, Captain Callan Voice, main role
2011 Law & Order: LA Gordon Ralston Episode: "Zuma Canyon"
2013 Hot in Cleveland Mark Episode: "Pony Up"

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
Days of Our Lives Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "I Love You...Don't Touch Me!". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2022-11-04.
  5. ^ "The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.

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