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)
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In Canada, Franco scrolls through the latest news on his tablet. Nina wakes up and is startled to see they are in the same bed. She flips out and starts babbling about being a married woman. Nina fusses over the baby. Franco shows her the news and explains that it's Ava baby. She won't face that. He reminds her of what really happened. She sobs as she recalls but insists she deserves the baby anyway. Nina rails about Ava. He pushes her to admit her relationship with Silas doesn't exist anymore. She admits it and knows she's been a nut. "I'm kind of a nut myself sometimes," he admits. Nina feels like an empty shell. She has nothing. Franco says he will stick by her. They laugh that the next chapter in their lives will be good. Nina wonders what to do about the baby.
In Prince Edward County Canada, Nina holds Ava's baby, thankful to Franco for his help. She's planning on going across Canada with the baby. Nina decides it's time Silas saw his "daughter." Franco grabs the phone from her hands and reminds her Silas is not the father – and she’s not the child’s mother. Silas will call the cops if she calls him. Franco admits to Nina that he abducted Carly and three other people. He fills her in about the wedding fiasco. "On the downside, I probably made my father really happy," he says. She starts telling him how happy she is with Silas and their baby. He points out that the baby belongs to Ava. She insists it's her baby with Silas and begs him to believe it. Franco plays along. Nina admits she gets out of control sometimes. When she tries to call Silas, he convinces her not to. The artist offers to come up with a plan.