Robert James Frank

played by Roger Howarth
Character Biography

A killer and a sociopath, artist Franco started wreaking havoc on the residents of Port Charles from the moment he arrived. Nothing short of murder and kidnapping, this crazed artist had a vendetta against the brother he never knew. Presumed dead at the hands of Jason, Franco returned to Port Charles, to the disappointment of all who live there, and is trying to right his wrongs. Just when Franco thought he was turning his life around, he discovered he is actually not a Quartermaine, but in fact the secret love child of D.A. Scott Baldwin and town kook Heather Webber. 

The Good
-Revealed he never paid Carter to rape Michael but instead tried to protect him while in jail.
-Admitted to Sam he never raped her, just led Jason to believe he did.
-Jumped into an icy river to save Michael from drowning.
-Learned many of his bad acts were due to a brain tumor and is trying to rehabilitate himself.

The Bad and the Ugly
-Ran over a cop, Ronnie Dimestico.
-Kidnapped Sam, Carly, and Lulu.
-Suspected of kidnapping Liz's son Aiden.
-Accused of paying Carter to rape Michael Corinthos while he was in jail.
-Suspected of raping Sam while on her honeymoon with Jason.

Family Ties
-Mother: Heather Webber
-Father: Scott Baldwin

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Actor Biography

Daytime Emmy Award ® winning actor Roger Howarth started playing the role of artist Franco in 2013. Since he returned to Port Charles, Franco has been trying to right his wrongs.  However, just as he thought he was turning his life around, Franco is slowly reverting back to his sinister ways.

Howarth was born in Westchester County, NY, and following one semester at George Washington University, decided to pursue acting. He enrolled at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and performed at such prestigious regional theater centers as Williamstown (MA), Stagetown (Springfield, MA) and the Cleveland Playhouse. In addition, he has appeared in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Macbeth," and as Probst in the WPA's "The White Rose." He was selected through a nationwide talent search and subsequently won roles on "Loving" and "Guiding Light."

Howarth created the role of ABC’s “One Life To Live" Todd Manning in December 1992, turning what was originally a day-player into a compelling long-term character. He was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding younger Actor in 1994. Howarth appeared on "OLTL" from 1992- 2003 and returned to the role again in 2011.  Other television credits include “The Flash” “ Californication,”   the science fiction series "Prey," "Dawson's Creek," and "As the World Turns."

Howarth's theatre credits include "Henry IV," "Passions," "You Touched Me," "Mother Courage" and "Orestes," and he made his Broadway debut in "The White Rose." In 1999 he appeared in James Goldman's Broadway production of "The Lion in Winter" alongside Stockard Channing and Laurence Fishburne.

Howarth currently resides in NYC with his wife, Cari. They have two children.  

Personal Information:

HOMETOWN… Westchester County, NY

Birthdate… September 13


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