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)
Useful information on Franco
* Reclusive renowned artist.
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)
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In the Metro Court parking garage, Lucy warns Franco that Heather is bad news. He should do whatever it takes to cut her from his life. Franco pulls the laundry cart away but Lucy's next topic is Scott. She wants Franco to take another stab at getting to know him. She rushes off to talk to Scott after learning Scott wants Franco to keep his distance. Franco's left pondering how he has more important things than 'father' on his mind. After putting Heather in his trunk, he repeats he'd do anything to keep Carly safe. He holds the knife and realizes his ability isn't gone. It's still there for when he needs it.
Sonny's not ready to shoot Carlos yet and hands him a shovel to dig his own grave in the cemetery. Carlos doesn't think Sonny wants to do this but he tells Carlos to dig. Sonny tells him when to stop and Carlos begs him not to do this…he could be valuable to Sonny. Sonny can do this now that he knows Carlos isn't related to Lily. When Sonny's not interested in talking anymore he shouts at Shawn to end it. Carlos screams he's Lily's brother. Shawn's certain he's lying as Carlos relays his story and ask if Sonny loved Lily, would he kill her brother? Sonny needs to prove him wrong and decides to put him someplace safe until then. Later, Franco says "thanks" to the heavens when he finds a dug grave after dragging Heather's body through the cemetery. He pushes her in and buries her. Carly calls and asks, "What's taking so long." He doesn't see Heather's hand unearth itself as he walks away. Nearby, Sonny takes Michael's call and learns that AJ's free. Michael asks him not to take the law into his own hands. Sonny kneels in front of Lily's grave and promises not to kill Carlos unless he's sure.
At the Metro Court, Heather pulls a knife out of her bag. She jokingly apologizes to Franco that Carly can't come to the phone right now when he rings Carly's cell. Suddenly, Franco grabs her as she approaches the bathroom. He's certain she made the call to get him to leave. She denies it. Franco grabs her knife and calls her a miserable psycho. He wonders why she's not locked up. She needed to come back and put an end to Carly. He reminds Heather that he warned her he'd put an end to her if she ever harmed Carly. She doesn't think Franco would do that to his own mother, but he stabs her. Heather touches his face with her bloodied hand and forgives him. She claims she'll always love her son before collapsing on the bed. Franco falls on her and says he warned her. He doesn't want Carly to know and wraps Heather up in the bedding. Heather's body is in a laundry cart when Diane finds Franco and asks him what he's doing. He claims it's his job. Alone on the elevator, he gets Carly's message to "knock 'em dead" in the interview.