Interviews from the Set of NBC’s ‘Days of our Lives’

Daytime viewers know Wally from his four-year run on “Days of our Lives,” where he played Justin Kiriakis. In August 2009, Kurth returned to the series, much to the delight of daytime fans.

In 1991, Wallace Kurth joined the cast of “General Hospital” as the charming yet ruthless businessman Ned Ashton. 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.

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. –Bio Courtesy NBC.com

Would you like to see Judi Evans return?

Oh yes, absolutely. Especially since she was on the show just last year and I have to talk about our relationship with Philip.

Yeah. It’s almost as if you’re playing the story out one-sided.

You know, I think the show is really strong right now. And maybe they think there is no room to have her come back, I don’t know. I’m not a writer, though I’d love for us to have her back if we are indeed getting divorced, which I think we are. I think maybe the reason why is because my function really is to… be there for Hope, for Carly and Bo’s stories. Judi fits into a whole other story with me.

How is it working with Crystal Chappell again, especially since she originally came onto the show via your character?

We were just talking about that. Her first day was with Judi and I when she was on the Tahiti beach. Naked, topless, [Kurth whistles]. No, it’s great. Crystal and I never really worked together that much. I think I was just leaving as she was arriving. I know she had a stellar stay here and I know she was just getting into soaps when she arrived. I remember her certainly being nervous. It reminded me of four years earlier when I first got into television. Days was my first venture. And now here we are, 20 years later, soap veterans.

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