Full detailed profile on Franco Played by Roger Howarth on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Roger Howarth (ABC)
Actor: Roger Howarth
Who played Franco over the years
Roger Howarth (May 13, 2013 - present)
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Franco secretly witnessed Jason, Max and Milo disposing of Claudia's body and sent photos he recreated of Claudia's death to Jason.
Dressed like a vagrant while painting the graffiti sign C077X around Port Charles, he eagerly watched as Jason, Sonny, Dominic, Max and Milo engaged in a shootout with Joey Limbo. After the Corinthos clan left the scene, Franco put his foot on a still breathing Joey Limbo's neck until he died and then repositioned the mobster's body.
After the Joey Limbo incident, Franco changed and attended his art opening filled with crime scene reenactments, which Kate and Maxie were organizing for Crimson. Maxie was charged with making sure Franco was kept happy, but couldn't get Jason to agree to an introduction with the artist. Franco took Maxie to his loft where he blindfolded her, took photos of her in a chalk outline and then slept with her.
He tried to get Jason to bond with him as a fellow 'artist' but Jason wanted nothing to do with him. He eventually got Jason to visit him by sending him a photo of Michael standing over Claudia's dead body. When Jason still refused to play his games, Franco kidnapped Sam and Lulu and kept them in different locations where bombs were set to go off. He eventually told Jason their whereabouts, but made him choose who to save since he only had time to get to one woman. Jason went to Sam, but called Dominic and told him where Lulu was. Franco left town, after blowing up his loft, and sent Jason a DVD as a final message.
Months passed without a word from the deranged artist, but when Michael went to prison, his tormentor Carter told Jason, "Franco says hi," just before he died. Then Dante, Carly and Maxie received crime scene photos from him in the mail and he was spotted lurking outside Jason's building posing as a homeless man.
During his next stint, Franco lured Jason and Dante to the MoCA art museum in Los Angeles, where he appeared to fall to to his death. That was not the case however. Franco then kidnapped Aiden to give to his mother to raise, but Lucky rescued the boy.
Franco's next appearance came during Brenda's wedding to Sonny. He took credit for the bomb that enabled the Balkan to grab Brenda. He sent some menacing messages in the ensuing months and then showed up in Hawaii during Sam and Jason's honeymoon. He drugged the couple separately and brought Jason to a locked room. Franco forced Stone Cold to watch on a monitor as he made it look like he raped a passed out Sam. After Jason hunted him down, he shot him and burned him. However, Jason was not thorough enough and Franco escaped, only to return to town with a different face to stake his claim on the Quartermaine fortune.
Maria Maximilliana "Maxie" Jones (one night stand)
Lauren "Kiki" Jerome
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At Carly's, Sonny has a fit when Carly admits that Franco almost told Michael everything. Sonny wants Franco dead. Carly objects that she loves him. He laughs at that. She forbids the murder just as Franco strolls in. He guesses what's been happening and challenges the mobster to shoot him. "Okay," says Sonny, Carly nixes that. Sonny wouldn't do it himself anyway. He threatens that if Michael learns the truth, Franco's days are numbered. He walks out. Franco can't believe Carly betrayed him. She defends herself. He feels like he doesn't know her. She explains that she used to be a disaster but Michael made her a better person. They continue arguing and she begs him to stop pushing Sonny. Carly insists the mobster will always be part of her life. "I love you and I'd really like you not to die," she says. They eat frozen pizza and talk about how good life is.
Franco calls Carly from the hospital and tells her how great his new job is going. He apologizes for being a jerk about Sonny. Her doorbell rings. It's Sonny. She gets off the phone. He tells her about Ava moving her mother in and using her to go after the recording. "Time for a new safe," she says. They banter a bit and then he tells her that Franco is still an issue. She doesn't think so, but has a hard time insisting on it. Carly admits that Franco nearly told Michael the truth. Sonny doesn't think things will be okay as long as Franco is alive.
At the hospital, Dr. Obrecht corners Franco and tells him how great he's been for the pediatrics ward. He's happy to be contributing to society. He goes back to work. Meanwhile, Tracy is anxious for news about Rafe's heart. She tells Monica about it. Everyone tries to keep her calm. Down the hall, Kiki and Silas discuss the transplant. Rafe's blood-type is a match for Alice. She apologizes for the timing of this. He doesn't see what difference the timing would make and agrees to talk to Alice's people. When they find them, Silas says he's willing to donate his nephew's heart. Franco strolls into the middle of the conversation. They tell him to get lost and he comments on how rude the Quartermaines are. After he leaves, Silas says that Rafe had a good heart, in spite of any mistakes he made. Monica is optimistic that things will work out. Morgan is thrilled and gives Kiki a hug. Michael stares at them. When Monica and Silas start comparing Rafe and Alice's heart in his office, Obrecht interrupts and wonders what they are up to. They fill her in. "No death wasted," Obrecht declares as her motto. The doctors return to the family and tell them that Obrecht has signed off on the transplant. A moment later, Obrecht interrupts to declare there is a problem. She explains that Rafe tested positive to heroin and the hospital can't allow a transplant in that situation. In Rafe's hospital room, Nina thanks Rafe for helping her drive a wedge between Sam and Silas. His hand moves and he stares at her. She keeps herself calm, but Rafe revives and yanks the oxygen tube out of his mouth. He taunts her and threatens to expose her secrets. She yells threats until Franco interrupts. She snaps out of it. Rafe is still comatose. Franco tells her that he used to see and hear things too. He hopes she won't be destroying lives like he did but he assumes she's just under a lot of stress. He leaves as Silas arrives.