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)
Lauren "Kiki" Jerome
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At the jail, Franco asks Anna why Nina was moved. He learns Nina had a run-in with Ava and was also given a sedative. Franco doesn't think she's okay. Anna leaves. Nina tells Franco, "You lied to me." Franco apologizes for failing her. He tells Nina she's maybe the only friend he's had and she can't turn her back on him. Nina feels it's irrelevant - they won't beat the charges. This is the last time they'll see each other. Franco still thinks there's hope for them. He promises to stick by her no matter what. In the interrogation area, Anna removes Jordan's handcuffs. Jordan says if the investigation is ongoing she's no longer a part of it. Anna feels there's still more work for her to do. They discuss Faison's escape. Anna says they have a bigger priority - she wants Jordan to find Ric Lansing. They discuss why Ric might be important to Julian. Anna wants Jordan to get in with Julian and Carlos. She points out she'd be a hero in her son's eyes for bringing his girlfriend's father back. Jordan smiles. "You play dirty." She's in. Anna meets with Alexis upstairs. She assures her they'll find Ric. Alexis goes to the cells and tells Nina her brother sent her. "I'm here to help." Nina won't sign on unless Alexis also represents Franco.
Franco paces in his cell. Carly arrives. She finds it reassuring to see him in a cage. He thinks she got what was coming to her. Carly wishes she'd killed him and rails about how awful he is. She keeps threatening him. He points out that he's likely headed to Pentonville... which means the only person he can hurt now is Sonny. She trashes him and Nina. He defends the latter. Carly declares that they are both 'screwed' and clomps out. Franco calls the guard and tells him he needs the toilet. Down the hall, Nina frets to herself about her baby needing her. This is annoying Ava in the cell next door. They call for the guard and each demands to see their baby. The women yell at each other until the guard gets annoyed and leaves. Ava wants to strangle Nina, who begins taunting her about killing Connie and framing AJ. Nina is sure that she will get custody of the child. The blond thinks she's delusional. Ava mocks her. Nina throws a chair and insists she will be a family with Franco. He's brought by. He can't promise Nina that they will be a family again. They hold hands for a moment and then the guard drags him away. Ava is smug.