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Wally Kurth
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Born July 31, 1958
Billings, Montana
Age 61
Spouse Cynthia Ettinger (1990-1993)
Rena Sofer (1995-1997)
Debra Yuhasz (2003-present)
Children Rosabel Rosalind Kurth
Meghann Sidney Kurth
Brogan George Kurth (b.2004)
General Hospital
Character Ned Ashton
Duration 1991-2007, 2012-present

Wally Kurth is an actor known for playing Ned Ashton on General Hospital.


He is best known for his work on the soap opera General Hospital as the second Ned Ashton, which he portrayed from 1993 until 2007 and from 2012 to the present; and for his role as Justin Kiriakis on Days of our Lives, a role he created in 1987 and played until he left the show in 1991, returning to reprise the role in August 2009. He also played the character of Sam Hutchins on As the World Turns for several months in late 2007/early 2008.

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 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, Scott Clifton, Rick Hearst, and Tyler Christopher, as well as actors from other soaps. He also narrated the History Channel series Battle 360.

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 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.

Personal life

Kurth was born in Billings, Montana. He has been married three times, his previous marriages were to actresses Cynthia Ettinger and Rena Sofer, who played Lois Cerullo on General Hospital. Since 2003, he has been married to Debra Yuhasz, a corporate attorney and the mother of his son Brogan George. He has two daughters, Meghann Sidney and Rosabel Rosalind, from his previous marriages.


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