Daytime viewers know Wally from his four-year run on Days of our Lives, where he played Justin Kiriakis. Wallace joined General Hospital in 1991. His popularity among viewers was evidenced by being selected in 1996 as the Most Valuable Player on General Hospital by readers of Soap Opera Update magazine, and nominated as Hottest Male Star by Soap Opera Digest magazine, also in 1996.
Born in Billings, Montana, Wally grew up with a strong interest in acting and music. He put this talent to work in musical theater and songwriting. He has appeared on stage in a variety of works that have been produced from regional theater to the Kennedy Center to Broadway, where he starred as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He has also been active in the Los Angeles Equity waiver theatrical arena where he has worked as an actor and director. He lent his talents to the musical review, Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, and Sondheim: Part 3, an annual STAGE event that benefits AIDS-related services in Los Angeles.
Wally also writes and performs music with his partner, Christian Taylor. Their two albums, Kurth & Taylor and Half & Half, have received critical praise from Billboard
magazine. Kurth and Taylor are currently touring the country promoting their new album Nashville.
As the World Turns
November 28, 2007
to February 11, 2008
1 Day with...
2004 to 2007
Oh, Grow Up
Lewis Morris Jr.
September 9, 1991 to February 2005 [contract]; February 2005 to July 9, 2007
; November 21, 2007
to November 28, 2007
; November 2012; January 24, 2013
Days of Our Lives
February 3, 1987 to February 5, 1991; August 10, 2009
Class C: The Only Game in Town
Why Love Doesn't Work
I Love You, Don't Touch Me!
Daytime Emmy Awards
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2014
; for Days of our Lives)
Soap Opera Digest Award
Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1994)
Soap Opera Digest Award
Nominee, Hottest Male Star (1996)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Billings, Montana
DATE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1958
HAIR: Dark Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Debra Yuhasz [Jul 4, 2003 to Present]
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Rena Sofer [Mar 31, 1995 to 1997]
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Cynthia Ettinger [May 27, 1990 to 1993]
: Long-time GH star Wally Kurth taken off contract. [Feb 21, 2005]
: Wallace Kurth set to reprise DAYS role as Justin Kiriakis. [Jun 16, 2009]
: Kurth earns first Emmy pre-nom. [Mar 3, 2014]
: Wallace Kurth headed back to General Hospital. [Mar 12, 2014]
: Wally Kurth leaving GH, returning to DAYS [Apr 2, 2015]
: DAYS GH star releases new song and music video [Jul 23, 2015]
: DAYS' Wally Kurth returning to GH [Oct 15, 2015]