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Wallace Kurth
(Ned Ashton)
Daytime viewers know Wally from his four-year run on Days of Our Lives, where he played Justin Kiriakis. Wallace joined General Hospital in 1992. His popularity among viewers is 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.

Wally Kurth and his General Hospital co-star Rena Sofer were married on March 31, 1996 in Big Sky, Montana. The couple live in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles with their baby daughter, Rosabel, and Wally's daughter, Meghann.