After working on soap operas for nearly 30 years, Roger Howarth is certainly a fan favorite. But the beloved actor is notoriously press-shy so many viewers may not be aware of some of the aspects of Howarth’s life. Below readers will find five facts about this truly fascinating actor.
The Great White Way
Theater has been Howarth’s first love ever since he made his stage debut at the age of seven in the play The Grand Duke. Howarth studied at the famed Eugene O’Neill Theatre and appeared on Broadway in the 1999 production of The Lion in Winter.
He’s Got “It”
Howarth’s first television gig was as an understudy on As the World Turns and he had a small role on Guiding Light as Jory Andros (also at GL at the same time was future leading lady Kassie DePaiva). Later, Howarth won a nationwide talent search held by ABC Daytime and landed the role of Kent Winslow on Loving.
Although he is best known for his work in the daytime field Howarth is certainly no stranger to primetime shows. He had a recurring role on Dawson’s Creek and has guest-starred on other series including The Flash, Prey, and Diagnosis: Murder.
In Good Company
Howarth is based in New York so he has to fly to Los Angels every week to film General Hospital. When he was initially hired to play Todd on the series Howarth lived in a camper situated on a beach. The spot was initially the home of another camper owned by actor Matthew McConaughey.
One Woman Man
Despite being one-half of numerous popular couplings (Todd and Blair, Todd and Tea, Paul and Meg, etc.) Howarth has been a one-woman man since meeting actress Cari Stahler.
He rented an apartment above the café where Stahler worked between acting gigs and the two had their first date at Coney Island. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.