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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Franco is closed in on by a couple of goons in the Metro Court elevator. At the bar, Olivia gets drunk and talks trash about Carly. She tries to convince Ned how fun she is, and when she sees Carly she drunkenly accuses her of being wrapped around Sonny’s finger. Upstairs in Sonny’s office, Shawn tells him that Jordan is determined to sleep with Mickey. Sonny tells Shawn that if they don’t want the Jeromes to pick up where Ric left off they have to go through Mickey. Antagonizing him could be trouble down the road, but if Shawn needs to do this, Sonny has his back. After Shawn leaves Carly enters, downs a drink and tells him Olivia verbally assaulted her. Franco didn’t like that Carly sided with Sonny but Sonny doesn’t give a damn. She wants him to at least pretend to be sympathetic and he apologizes. He reveals Ava is no longer in his care, thanks to Julian. Carly wonders if she will try to reach Morgan but he thinks that bond is over and Ava is powerless. Back at the bar, Olivia gets drunker and tells Ned she’s disgusted to be one of the legions of brunettes with boobs who would do whatever Sonny said. Ned was close to Brenda and tells Olivia she was a happier person before Sonny broke her. Olivia declares she’s done with Sonny. “I’m taking me back,” she slurs before breaking into tears. They go to his room and put on a comedy. She starts crying because the name Sonny is in the title. He thinks she’ll start to feel better soon and leaves to get a blanket. A commercial for animals in need comes on and she starts crying all over again. Ned finds her on the phone calling to help. “They would never have sex with Ava,” she wails. He hangs up the phone and takes away her phone privileges. After she sobers up a little she thanks him again for being a good friend. She remembers how crazy Lois was about him. Meanwhile, Mickey stops making out with Jordan in his room and pulls out the recorder she hid. He plays the tape that reveals Jordan is an FBI agent. He pulls his gun on her and tells her it ends here. Outside Shawn almost busts in but decides Jordan knows what she’s doing and leaves. Inside, Jordan battles Mickey with all her might and gets the gun. He threatens to call the boss and blow her cover. She suggests Mickey just make a deal and tell her the boss' name. The phone rings and he tells her that’s the boss right now. Mickey grabs the phone but Julian breaks down the door and shoots Mickey before Jordan can even react. Later, Shawn returns to Sonny’s office and tells him Jordan is a grown woman who can handle herself.
Back at Ava’s apartment, the goons drop Franco off and remove his hood. She knows Carly has a copy of the recording and now she wants it. He has no quarrel with Sonny but she tells him how much time Sonny has been spending with Carly. If he gets her the recording she promises to remove Sonny from their relationship. Franco does not want to risk upsetting Carly but she suggests they keep it their little secret. He has too much to lose and tells her no deal. She’s confident he’ll soon come around.
Back at the Metro Court, Ned comforts Olivia in the elevator and asks her to join him for a drink. They go to the bar but when she sees Carly having dinner with Franco she orders her to throw Sonny out of the hotel. Carly refuses. Olivia knew this is how Carly would react and accuses her of always backing Sonny. She says Carly has a thing for Sonny and warns Franco that everyone else is just a temporary dance partner. Ned pulls Olivia away while Carly apologizes to Franco. He points out he isn’t the only one who thinks there is a magical connection between her and Sonny. Carly threatens to be jealous of Nina if he’s going to be jealous of Sonny. He tells her Nina is married. Later, they kiss and Franco gets on the elevator alone. When the doors close two men with guns close in. Meanwhile, Olivia commiserates with Ned.