Wallace Kurth joined the cast of General Hospital as
the charming yet ruthless businessman Ned Ashton in 1991.
Daytime viewers also know Wally from his four-year run on Days of Our
Lives, where he played Justin Kiriakis. His popularity among General
Hospital 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 multiple albums have received critical praise from Billboard
magazine. Wally Kurth and Christian Taylor recently won an Emmy Award
for Outstanding Original Song for "Barefoot Ballet", a single from their
album, Freedom, that aired on an episode of General Hospital.
They recorded a follow-up album, The EP.
Wally has also been very busy producing a documentary entitled "Class
Wally spends many weekends each year performing music at charity
functions to raise money for the Kurth & Taylor Foundation, donating
money to local and national children's charities. More information on
the foundation can be found at www.kurthandtaylor.com.
Wally is married and lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and