Ned Ashton
General Hospital
Portrayed by Kurt McKinney
Wally Kurth
Created by Ann Marcus
Norma Monty
Duration 1988–2007, 2012
First appearance September 7, 1988
Last appearance November 27, 2012
Family Quartermaine
Gender Male
Occupation CEO of L&B Records
Former CEO of E.L.Q. Industries
E.L.Q. Shareholer
Former Tennis Instructor at Green Meadows Spa
Residence Paris, France

Edward "Ned" Lawrence Ashton is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. The character is first introduced in the fall of 1988; soap opera veteran, Wally Kurth steps into the role in 1991.


Actor, Kurt McKinney originates the role of Ned Ashton on September 7, 1988.[1] After 3 years with the series, McKinney last appears on August 30, 1991.[2] The role is quickly recast with Kurth making his first appearance on September 9, 1991.[3] In February 2005, Kurth is dropped to recurring status and departs from the series in July 2007. Kurth reprises the role for a brief stint in November 2007,[3] and again in November 2012.






  1. ^ Curlyqgrl's General Hospital 1988 episodes: September 1–7, 1988 (1988-09-07). Retrieved on 2012-06-19.
  2. ^ About GL: About the Actors: Kurt McKinney. Retrieved on 2012-06-19.
  3. ^ a b About DAYS: About the Actors: Wallace Kurth. Retrieved on 2012-06-19.

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