Wally Kurth

Wally Kurth

Birth Name: Wally Kurth
Birth Place: Billings, Montana
Profession: Actor

Birth Name: Wally Kurth
Birth Place: Billings, Montana
Date Of Birth: July 31, 1958
Profession: Actor
Soap: Days of our Lives
Character: Justin Kiriakis


The youngest of five children, Wallace Kurth was born and raised in Billings, Montana. He developed a love for acting and music as a child, making his stage debut as the Artful Dodger in a local production of Oliver.

Kurth went on to study musical theater at Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado, before transferring to UCLA where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater.

Over the years, he appeared in numerous stage productions from college musicals to regional plays, culminating with a starring role in The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway.

In 1987, Kurth was cast on Days of our Lives as Justin Kiriakis. He later joined General Hospital as Ned Ashton, where he also got to sing as alter ego Eddie Maine. In 2007, he portrayed Sam Hutchins on As the World Turns.

During and in between acting gigs, Kurth continued to pursue music, forming the band Kurth and Taylor. The group released several CDs. He also has two producing credits for a television show and a documentary.

Kurth and his family reside in Los Angeles.

Fast Facts

  • Starred on Broadway as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance.
  • His band, Kurth and Taylor has performed on and produced songs for General Hospital, including the 2002 Emmy award-winning song “Barefoot Ballet.
  • Has played music with Christian Taylor for 25 years.
  • In 2008, produced documentary Class C: The Only Game in Town about girls across rural Montana competing for the state basketball title.
  • July 2017, Kurth and Taylor joined Poco, Orleans and Firefall for a music festival in Billings, Montana.


  • Sidney Kurth – Father
  • Brian Kurth – Brother
  • Debra Yuhasz Kurth – Wife
  • Rena Sofer – Ex-wife
  • Cynthia Ettinger – Ex-wife
  • Megann Kurth – Daughter
  • Rosabel Kurth – Daughter
  • Brogan Kurth – Son


Fans instantly took a shine to Wally Kurth when he debuted as Victor Kiriakis’ orphaned nephew Justin.

True, he was a bit of a cad but all that changed when he fell for Adrienne Johnson. When Kurth isn’t working on shows such as As the World Turns, General Hospital (playing another fan favorite, Ned Quartermaine), and Hot in Cleveland.

He continues to pursue his passion for theater and music.

Wally Kurth Photos

Actor (5 Credits)

Title Role Year

Days of Our Lives (TV Show)

13198 — 2017
13197 — 2017
13196 — 2017

Justin Kiriakis 2017

General Hospital (TV Show)

13914 — 2017
13913 — 2017
13912 — 2017

Ned Ashton Quartermaine 2017

Oh Grow Up (TV Show)

Clods and Monsters — 1999

Lewis 1999

I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (Movie)

David Barclay 1998

General Hospital Thanksgiving (TV Show)

Host (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

One Day With... (TV Show)

One Day With... — 2006
Kristoff St. John — 2006
Bryan Dattilo — 2005

2005 - 2006

Performer (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2006


Producer (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Class C: The Only Game in Town (TV Show)

Voice (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Generator Rex (TV Show)

End Game, Part 2 — 2013
End Game, Part 1 — 2013
Mind Games — 2013

Agent Six 2013

Appearing (3 Credits)

Title Role Year

Who Shot The Daytime Soap? (TV Show)

The Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Show)

I Wanna Be a Soap Star (TV Show)

Singing to Stay Alive — 2006


Guest (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Crook & Chase (TV Show)

Wally Kurth; Kevin Costner — 2013


Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2004


Subject (person only) (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Soapography (TV Show)

Wally Kurth & Arianne Zuker — 2005