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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In the art therapy room, Franco gushes about Carly until Nina leaps up and stops him. She backs away from saying more. He reminds her of the last thing she told him and how badly that panned out. She still thinks he needs to know what Rosalie heard. He paces anxiously. She fills him in but he declares it nonsense. Nina urges him to talk to Kiki himself. Franco doesn't want to go down that road and asks her to his party. She's going to be busy trying to get pregnant. Flustered, he leaves. Rosalie shows up and complains about Kiki.
Franco walks into the Metrocourt and spots Sonny playing with Carly's hair.
Carly and her balloons wake Franco up in their bed. He thinks that's sweet but they don't even know when his birthday is. She asks him to blow out the candle on her muffin. He wishes he'd never accused her of cheating and gushes about how ashamed he is. She gets on top of him but keeps thinking about Sonny. After sex, she announces that she's throwing him a birthday party at the Metrocourt. He doubts anyone will go but asks her to invite Kiki. Carly doesn't think that's a good idea but he talks her around. She suggests that he invite Nina. That impresses him. "I don't think I've had a special birthday since I was a kid," he says. They kiss.
Rosalie interrupts Nina's aerobics routine in the art therapy room. Nina gabs about her booty and Richard Simmons. She's eager to know if Rosalie has gotten 'her freak' on with Michael. Rosalie says they were in a public place and only talked. They argue about Kiki. Rosalie tips her off about overhearing what happened behind Franco's back. Nina pries the details out of her. She's furious when she learns them. Later, Franco shows up. He talks about how great Carly is. She leaps up and announces there's something he needs to know.