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Wallace Kurth
Salem Presence
February 3, 1987 to February 5, 1991; August 10, 2009 to Present
At A Glance
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.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
As the World Turns
Sam
November 28, 2007 to February 11, 2008

1 Day with...
Host
2004 to 2007

Oh, Grow Up
Lewis Morris Jr.
1999

General Hospital
Ned Ashton
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 [recurring]

Days of Our Lives
Justin Kiriakis
February 3, 1987 to February 5, 1991; August 10, 2009 to Present
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Class C: The Only Game in Town
2008

Amy's Orgasm
Beautiful Guy
2001
Why Love Doesn't Work
Beautiful Guy
2001

I Love You, Don't Touch Me!
David Barclay
1997

Final Embrace
Devon
1992
Awards & Acclaim
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)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Billings, Montana
DATE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1958
HEIGHT: 5'11"
HAIR: Dark Brown
EYES: Hazel
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]
News Archives
News Archives: Long-time GH star Wally Kurth taken off contract. [Feb 21, 2005]
News Archives: Wallace Kurth set to reprise DAYS role as Justin Kiriakis. [Jun 16, 2009]
News Archives: Kurth earns first Emmy pre-nom. [Mar 3, 2014]
News Archives: Wallace Kurth headed back to General Hospital. [Mar 12, 2014]
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